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Registry: 1976 MG Midget 1500



Tony Gallegos's 1976 MG Midget 1500
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Been off road for approximately 20 years. May not have run since then but maostly inclosed or covered. Mouse nest under heater unit.

Rear drum brakes locked and a major issue to get removed.

At least 2 owners without registrations, so getting title was a bear.

Bought as a father son bondo (bonding) project. Any help would be appreciated since we are novices.

Just getting really going spring 2012

We discovered right front fender replaced with earlier model

Single carb, American L sided steering

Distributer cap had been off for years and filled with dust.

update 2016:
The original engine blew and took a donor 1500 and rebuilt that engine and placed inside this shell. Tinkered with is for a while but never could get it to purr again. The body is in pretty decent shape save one fender with piece cut out of it that needs to be replaced. The electrical is pretty crap(the owner before me messed with it and its been a mess to try to fix). Probably around 30-50 miles on rebuilt engine


Body is in good shape, minus that one side panel(see picture)
Weber carb and new intake and exhaust manifold.
Modified it to be a push button start.
New starter
New solenoid
Engine was rebuilt
Rebuilt Carb
New distributor.
New dual gauge
Cherry bomb turbo exhaust (I bought it for this car and I'm just selling it with it)
Dash with new cover over cracks
Original car jack
Frame for convertible top.
have front bumper.

would make a great parts car or if you want to dig into and fix the body and electrical.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Tony Gallegos   [wetfeet]
Location: Hickory, NC, USA USA
Status: Restoration in progress


VIN:GAN6UG170508G
Model Year:1976
Original Colour:Orange
Current Colour:Faded Orange/Primer
Engine Type:1500 4cyl
Engine Code:FP17793UE
Last Updated:2016-10-02 13:46:01
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GAN6UG170508G
Factory: Abingdon, England
Make: MG
Engine: A-Series (803-1275cc) 4cyl
Body Type: 2 Seat Roadster
Series: '6' Unknown!

These are "best guesses" based only on the VIN, completeness & accuracy are not guaranteed. Information entered by the owner should take precedence.

 

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Member Comments on Registry: 1976 MG Midget 1500   ↵
Rated 8 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2016-01-17 07:56:45 # 31580
Comment by Richard Yves
Wish you success . I did refurbish an MG in the '80 ties and it was a full challenge !
2016-12-02 11:54:02 # 38802
Comment by James Marsala
Are you saying you do or do not have a CLEAR TITLE?
2016-12-03 15:35:19 # 38827
Comment by Tony Gallegos
I have a clear title
2016-12-26 12:28:34 # 39276
Comment by Justin Treadway
Is this car still forsale

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2016-10-02 13:46:01

Changes from 2016-10-02 13:40:42 to previous 2016-10-02 13:35:50
Colour Faded Orange → Faded Orange/Primer
Changes from 2016-10-02 13:34:25 to previous 2012-06-04 12:50:55
Nickname deleted   (was Marm)

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Aug 1, 2010 Tony Gallegos  USA Added to Registry (ID 14174)

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