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Silverstone

And so to Silverstone! For the MGCC MG Live! Sprint. I got up early (very early) and drove down with the new engine humming away and showing really good oil pressure, and the recently re-fitted cigarette lighter socket powering the … Continue reading

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New engine on the way and problem solved?

I’ve made a discovery and it has cheered me up. Long time readers will know that the current engine has developed a habit of destroying bottom end bearings. After several rebuilds the gap between running big ends has got smaller … Continue reading

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My trophy has arrived!

Unexpected package arrived at work today. I had no idea it would be so big! Its about six inches tall and made of glass. Hexagonal (MG) shape and very difficult to photograph. Not only is it transparent but it is … Continue reading

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Let the running-in commence

Pottering round the streets (so as not to keep revs at one particular point) running new engine in. Great fun even at this speed. Noisy though!

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Goodwood

Next up was a sprint at Goodwood. Very posh and a long way away. You can see where all the money from the festival goes and it is an excellent venue complete with vintage aircraft taking off. Our day was … Continue reading

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Gurston Down

With the new shells and super expensive competition big end bolts in the Midget and after more evenings spent running-in I set off on a five hour drive to Salisbury and the Gurston Down hillclimb. An event I was keen … Continue reading

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Deciding on new engine spec

The engine had most of the good bits already but the standard class allows balancing (which should help the week bottom end) and I ordered a new electronic ignition and an electric fan should have freed-up a few more horses. … Continue reading

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Disastrous drive home

After a long delay for the final run Rob and I set of home from Prescott (near Gloucester) to Norwich. Car was getting smoky during runs (see below) but seemed to be running fine. Half an hour after we left … Continue reading

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Prescott Autum Classic

Prescott – what an amazing place to make a hill climbing debut. 80 years of history and a spectacular venue. Car running fine as we approached and found our spot in the paddock. Whole paddock full of exciting machinery. There … Continue reading

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On the way to Prescott

Very excited as Rob and I set off to drive to a hotel close to Prescott to stay over night and get to scrutineering bright and early. Unfortunately the car started misfiring fairly early into the journey and producing occasional … Continue reading

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