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djclinton Dennis Clinton
Mesquite, Nevada, USA   USA
1964 Ford Ranchero "Red Rocket"
1966 Other Custom "Green Machine"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Bridgette(brown Midget)"
Took 'Bridget' out for a run today around town-was a little cool but that's okay. Major car show in town this weekend, estimating over 1000 cars. I tried to register my truck for the show but registration was full by the 1st of December. I drive back into town to look at the cars Saturday. Oh, and got home and noticed that the fill bolt on top of the water pump was weeping. Need to look for a new washer while in town. The new rubber ones Moss sells tend to bunch up when the bolt is tightened.

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
Watched the new owner drive off on his way to St. Louis, Missouri. thumbs up

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Rick,

You've sold the Midge mate?

What's the next plan?

Stay in touch and all the best Johnnysmileys with beer

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Yankeedriver Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Joel Young
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA   USA
In reply to # 3661115 by refisk Watched the new owner drive off on his way to St. Louis, Missouri. thumbs up

Whoa, yeah - no Spridgets at all now?

Joel


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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
I'm buying this..... grinning smiley

In reply to # 3661122 by johnnyw637 Rick,

You've sold the Midge mate?

What's the next plan?

Stay in touch and all the best Johnnysmileys with beer


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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
I have a '59 and a '61 Sprite. No Midgets at the moment though. Looking to buy another Bugeye.

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In reply to # 3661115 by refisk Watched the new owner drive off on his way to St. Louis, Missouri. thumbs up

Whoa, yeah - no Spridgets at all now?

Joel

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Our mate Jorge will approve,

Good on you Rick. Looks a fantastic project.

Send us a PM with your address and I'll send you a 1959 British tax disc.

All the best Johnny

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Yankeedriver Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Joel Young
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA   USA
In reply to # 3661126 by refisk I'm buying this..... grinning smiley

Oh, yeah... that's one mean mow-chine!

Joel


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jimbvd Platinum Member Jim Bravard
Hopkinsville, Ky., USA   USA
THAT looks fun, Rick! Congrats. jim

In reply to # 3661126 by refisk I'm buying this..... grinning smiley

In reply to # 3661122 by johnnyw637 Rick,

You've sold the Midge mate?

What's the next plan?

Stay in touch and all the best Johnnysmileys with beer

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
Hi Johnny,

A 1959 British tax disc would be great! I checked my records the other day and Monday the 15th will be the 50th anniversary of my purchase of the car. The car is the one in my avatar photo. It's undergoing a refresh like you did last year and I hope I have it done in time to take it to the 60th Anniversary parties.

The tree behind the car grew up and damaged the curb and sidewalk. The city cut it down and planted a different type of tree. The second tree grew up and did the same thing. The city finally gave up and there is just grass there now.

The photo was taken on the street right in front of my mom's house on the day I bought the car. My mom passed away on New Year's Eve after living there for 52 years.

Rick

In reply to # 3661136 by johnnyw637 Our mate Jorge will approve,

Good on you Rick. Looks a fantastic project.

Send us a PM with your address and I'll send you a 1959 British tax disc.

All the best Johnny

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Yankeedriver Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Joel Young
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA   USA
Finished the serpentine belt setup in order to spin the Mercedes SLK 230 blower on my '67 Midget, with Saturn alternator, cheap Dorman idler pulley, and Chevy Avalanche spring-loaded tensioner from Autozone.

Joel


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Skeezix Rob Klyver
Playa Del Rey, CA, USA   USA
It lives!
27 years in the making.
Fixed a fuel leak at the tank.
Swapped to the points type “New old stock “ Lucas distributor from eBay and will store the whoppeee non points super duper one that had a bad spade connection.
First run, had now oil pressure at gauge :0/ but I knew it had pressure.
Tach didn’t work.
Attached the tach at the tach gauge - duh.
Got the mech gauge installed and the gauge feed at the block fitting was plugged - duh
Clutch still seems stuck to the flywheel and the valvecover gasket leaked.
Need to time with a light and balance carbs but I’ll take it!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PxnSS4PuaV1p5N8r1



61 Midget Mk 1 GAN1L/294*

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Rob,

It sounds sweet as a nut.

The number of times over the years, I've had to drop mine running off a trolley jack to free the clutch. Brutal but effective smiling smiley

All the best Johnny

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66jalopy Silver Member Phillip Jolliffe
Lake City, FL, USA   USA
I've always been able to do it by, warming engine, start car in 1st gear with the clutch pedal down and go down the road. Usually 50-100 feet will do it. Make sure road is clear and keep your hand close to ignition switch so you can turn engine off if necessary.

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JOEVACS Joe Carter
Hickory, NC, USA   USA
Drove the Midget to work today. 14 degrees out but the heat worked just fine.

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