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tommk2rs Tomos Parkes
Ynys mon, Anglesey, UK   GBR
1972 MG Midget "The MG"
Hi guys, I'm new to the forum, I've recently acquired a '72 rwa that has been garaged for the last 22 years, I've had other classics in the past but this is my first midget, I've attempted to attach a couple of photos from when I first got it, and a couple of more recent ones. I've no doubt you'll be seeing me quite frequently in the coming weeks as I attempt to glean valuable information from experienced forum members, One point of note is that I've converted from twin carbs to a single hif44 in an attempt to gain reliability and drivability, so anyone that has experience of that kind of swap, it would be good to hear from you as I'm struggling to get the fuelling right. Cheers, Tom

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James E Silver Member Jimmy Campbell
Bedford, Va, USA   USA
Welcome to the forum Tomm! Looks like you have a nice car there.

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66jalopy Silver Member Phillip Jolliffe
Lake City, FL, USA   USA
The dual carbs are good when set up properly. I am running a HS4, works really well, I just adjusted the fuel to best running and it's been fine. Good find by the way. See if you can find a tutorial on proper lowering of convertible top. (Hood?). The way you have it will damage one real quick. Basically you pull all the fabric back onto the boot, lower the frame and fold the material over the top of it.

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76lucas Gold Member Josh L
Floyd, VA, USA   USA
Welcome to the fun. You found a nice start. There is an article in the tech library on folding the top.



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tommk2rs Tomos Parkes
Ynys mon, Anglesey, UK   GBR
1972 MG Midget "The MG"
Thanks, I was going to ask the question on folding the top smiling smiley

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tommk2rs Tomos Parkes
Ynys mon, Anglesey, UK   GBR
1972 MG Midget "The MG"
Thanks, I'll searth for the tutorial.

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Hi Tomos. Welcome to our passion. Looks like you have a nice straight car to start with. Should be fun! I've found this forum a great help over the past two years. Great bunch of guys!!

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tommk2rs Tomos Parkes
Ynys mon, Anglesey, UK   GBR
1972 MG Midget "The MG"
That tutorial makes is simple smiling smiley looks much neater now. Thanks guys


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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
Hi Tomos, welcome aboard! Have you bought a good manual for your car? Manuals are essential to maintain these cars, several on the market (ebay) that you can find to ans many of your questions. Moss Motor catalog or Victoria British are good sources of parts and also provide good schematic diagrams.
The dual HS2's that came with the car will provide excellent service if they are set up correctly. Any other carbs are suspect, IMHO. The trick is to do a set up properly the first time. Since you have changed carbs already, see how you like your current set up before changing to another type of carb.
You will find if you post the year of your car to your profile it helps everyone get on the right rack to answer your questions and you don't have to post the year on every post you make. Very simple and it helps everyone.



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CtMGDude John R
New Fairfield, Ct, USA   USA
That is an excellent find indeed!!! smiling smiley

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jmac Silver Member Jere McSparran
Greenup, IL, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget "Therapy"
1978 MG Midget "(SOLD)"
Welcome to our madness!

Nice find! That car, should be a good one to restore or fix up and drive. Thanks for fixing the top. Looks a lot better!



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tommk2rs Tomos Parkes
Ynys mon, Anglesey, UK   GBR
1972 MG Midget "The MG"
Thanks smiling smiley it looks and feels very solid underneath, I'm going to under seal it properly this week before taking it for MOT, the bodywork is tatty and the paint job is shocking, but it should be the start of a good project smiling smiley

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Tomos, by "RWA" you referring to round wheel arch?

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tommk2rs Tomos Parkes
Ynys mon, Anglesey, UK   GBR
1972 MG Midget "The MG"
Yes

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geezer Silver Member charles durning
Magee, Mississippi, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door) "Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT
Tomos,

I have read good things about changing to a single HIF44 carb. The only issue I know is with hood clearance on the Spridget. There are manifolds available to solve that issue. Over on the Morris Minor and Mini sites the single HIF44 is a popular swap.



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