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cop son Allen Decker
GRAY SUMMIT, MO, USA   USA
1970 MG Midget MkIII "Miss Triss"
1976 MG Midget MkIV "Ms Scarlett"
Welcome Susan,

I purchased this nice Midget just up the road from you on Hwy 25, just south of Jackson about 3.5 years ago. They are more fun than you could imagine. Plug yourself into a local MG club if possible. They can assist with repair options and plenty of activities. I also totally recommend you check out the Missouri Endurance Rally in St Louis, next month. Want some good reading about the fun that can be had with these cars, check out this link:

http://mgaguru.com/tales/lostckpt.htm

The date for the Missouri Endurance Rally is April 21, 2018

Contact for more information: stingfive@att.net

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humbug Keith M
Solihull, West Midlands, UK   GBR
Recent acquisition, '77 1500 with chrome bumpers and new wheels.



'It takes many nails to build a crib, but only one screw to fill it.'


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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Congrats Keith, nice looking car! I do prefer the look of the chrome bumpers!

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
In reply to # 3691754 by Chas 906 Love the color!! She looks in great shape too.

Totally agree with that superb red

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Hey Johnny, is that second '64 you have a donor car? I don't see a name for her.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Hi Chuck,

No I only have one, not many Mk1's about in the UK these days. A while back I tried to add some information and inadvertently created an identical twin.
I guess I should have ago at deleting the cloned twin.

All the best Johnny

Might have ago now smileys with beer

I take that back Chuck as if I delete one I am afraid I will lose some of my 2015 photos and information, so both can stay for the while



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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Funny, I'd have thought there would be a lot of them in the homeland. As far as I know I have the only MK1 in the U.P. Mike Holms has an MK2 Sprite an hours drive south of me. We plan to get together for lunch and a drive this summer. Still quite snowy up here yet!

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Chuck,

I believe, we only have 75 Mk1's registered as drivable or stored off road. No doubt the odd one rotting under a bramble bush here and there.

When I bought mine in 1981, the 1275cc were the most popular with a lot of Spridget enthusiasts and the old school went for the Frogeye. Guess the Mk1's being Mk2 sprites just got a little forgotten about. The modernists wanted those new fangled door handles on the outside and those heavy old wind up window things (did they ever catch on)smiling smiley

Fortunately for us Brits, you guys in America seemed to make a better job of saving our heritage, than we have.

Have to also say I rather like the rubber bumbered 1500cc's, they were a car of their time. I can see them being sort after with their original black rubber bumpers in the future.


All the best Johnny



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Bondkbond Silver Member Kurt Bernhardt
Tomah, WI, USA   USA
In reply to # 3699327 by humbug Recent acquisition, '77 1500 with chrome bumpers and new wheels.

Nice car Keith!

Cheese n rice, here I thought it took a lot of beer to "build a carb" eye rolling smiley

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
In reply to # 3732082 by Bondkbond
In reply to # 3699327 by humbug Recent acquisition, '77 1500 with chrome bumpers and new wheels.

Nice car Keith!

Cheese n rice, here I thought it took a lot of beer to "build a carb" eye rolling smiley

Too right Kurt,

It takes a good deal of beer to rebuild carburettors smiling smiley

Cheers Johnny

PS Bring the cheese round anytime.



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SapitoPR Jorge Olazagasti
San Juan, PR, USA   USA
Hey, new parts, good, don't forget to check those nasty plastic floats for gasoline inside!drinking smiley

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Yankeedriver Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Joel Young
Albuquerque, NM, USA   USA
In reply to # 3732121 by johnnyw637 Too right Kurt,

It takes a good deal of beer to rebuild carburettors smiling smiley

Cheers Johnny

PS Bring the cheese round anytime.

Man, do I love the perspective on that first shot. Denizen of the Hofbrauhuas, ain't she?

Shirley, you've seen my own garage gal, Loni. They just don't build 'em the way they used to. Refuse cans, I mean...

Joel


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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Guess I should Jorge,

It's over a year since new valves went into the float chambers and they were last checked. Would be a good idea whilst they are out.
Need to pick up some more carb cleaner today as I ran out yesterday, so started using petrol and my wife is complaining of petrol fumes wafting through open doors and windows into the house (good thing she didn't see me at the dinning table cleaning parts winking smiley )

All the best Johnny


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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
As the song goes Joel,

She's so 1970's smiling smiley

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Jorge mate,

One float fine and dandy smiling smiley
Only doing one carb at a time so that I can double check where things go if I get lost and find spare parts at the end LOL. Struggling to free the adjustment nut on the bottom at present.
All the best Johnny.


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