Registry: 1973 MG Midget MkIII
Mike B's 1973 MG Midget MkIII – “Mini Cobra”
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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. This project was completed 25 years ago and still shows quite well. 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 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.
|Owner:||Mike B [MiniCobra]|
|Location:||Weatherford, Texas, USA|
|Current Colour:||Medium Gray Metallic|
|Engine Type:||Ford 302 V8|
|Last Updated:||2017-09-13 19:12:05|
|Magic VIN Decoder|
Factory: Abingdon, England
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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This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-09-13 19:12:05
- 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
|Sep 17, 2016||Mike B||Added to Registry (ID 36199)|
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