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Registry: 1973 MG Midget MkIII



Mike B's 1973 MG Midget MkIII – “Mini Cobra”
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  • 1973 MG Midget

“Mini Cobra”
I purchased this MG Midget in September 2016. The car had been in the previous owner's family for 30 years.  
The original engine went bad so they made a few modifications.  The project was performed by a retired A/P aircraft mechanic, who worked to engineer the project.  Some of the modifications include: A rebuilt 1968 Ford 302 V8 with an Edelbrock cam kit and manifold with Holley 600 CFM 4 bbl carburetor mated to a fully rebuilt C4 3 speed automatic with a B&M shift kit.   Dash, Interior, and Top fully replaced at time of full restoration and motor rebuild.  Front suspension was beefed up and brakes had recently been redone with new master cylinder, new rear cylinders, and rebuild kit on the front calipers.  Car is fitted with wider than stock 13" wheels and upgraded wheel studs.  Rear axle was originally a rebuilt stock 3.90-1 MG Midget unit.  The original project was completed over 25 years ago and still shows quite well. The odometer showed 69114 miles at time of restoration but was replaced and showed only slightly over 850 at time of purchase and since full rebuild.The car has always been stored indoors in a climate controlled shop.
Since purchasing the Midget the radiator fan has been upgraded, broken radiator cap replaced, water pump bypass hose replaced, the speedometer gear corrected, the tachometer repaired, the carburetor tuned, replaced battery and charging system repaired, voltmeter installed, 15 gallon RCI fuel cell and fuel level gauge installed and high voltage electronic ignition installed . A custom narrowed Ford 7.5 inch limited slip rear axle was installed over the summer of 2017 to eliminate the fear of axle breakage and improve highway rpm using a 2.73 ratio. At the same time rear springs from a 1500 model were installed as well as custom made anti tramp bars and Acura Integra rear disc brakes. A broken transmission mount was discovered and replaced about this same time. Also the radiator puke tank was converted to an expansion tank to remedy coolant overflow.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Mike B   [MiniCobra]
Location: Weatherford, Texas, USA USA
Status: Running


VIN:GAN5UD134888G
Model Year:1973
Build Date:1991-01-01
Original Colour:Unknown
Current Colour:Medium Gray Metallic
Odometer:2,107 miles
Engine Type:Ford 302 V8
Transmission:C4
Last Updated:2017-11-11 21:12:19
Magic VIN Decoder
GAN5UD134888G
Factory: Abingdon, England
Make: MG
Engine: A-Series (803-1275cc) 4cyl
Body Type: 2 Seat Roadster
Series: MGB MkIII (1970-1979)
Market: USA, Left Drive
Model Year: 1973
Car Number: 134888
Engine Code: Not Set!

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Member Comments on Registry: 1973 MG Midget MkIII   ↵
Rated 7.5 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
2016-11-17 20:00:09 # 38518
Thats one badass car!!!!!
2017-10-09 18:40:02 # 45050
Comment by Mike B
Thanks Vincent

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-11-11 21:12:19

Changes from 2017-11-11 21:12:19 to previous 2017-11-06 09:36:15
Mileage 2,002 → 2,107
Changes from 2017-11-06 09:36:15 to previous 2017-10-23 08:22:37
Mileage 1,892 → 2,002
Changes from 2017-10-22 21:41:23 to previous 2017-10-22 09:57:57
Mileage 1,819 → 1,892
Changes from 2017-10-22 09:57:57 to previous 2017-10-09 20:32:47
Mileage 1,729 → 1,819
Changes from 2017-10-09 20:32:47 to previous 2017-09-13 19:12:05
Mileage 1,625 → 1,729
Changes from 2017-09-13 18:53:46 to previous 2017-05-24 20:41:26
Mileage 1,585 → 1,625
Changes from 2017-05-24 20:41:26 to previous 2017-05-08 11:41:08
Mileage 1,483 → 1,585
Changes from 2017-05-08 11:41:08 to previous 2017-05-05 23:14:07
Colour Graphite → Medium Gray Metallic
Changes from 2017-04-29 23:18:05 to previous 2017-04-27 22:20:05
Mileage 1,380 → 1,483
Changes from 2017-04-12 09:17:52 to previous 2017-04-12 09:09:21
Mileage 1,110 → 1,380
Changes from 2016-11-27 07:47:20 to previous 2016-11-12 10:30:32
Mileage 1,050 → 1,110

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Sep 17, 2016 Mike B  USA Added to Registry (ID 36199)

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