Tag Archives: Engine refit MG Midget 1500 competition car

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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Fitted engine (with a little help from my friend)

Time to put the engine. One of my former students, Will, lent a hand. No real problems. We left the head off to make it a bit lighter. Will rebuilt a Land Rover in his mum’s garden, mostly on his … Continue reading

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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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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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Silverstone event proper!

Silverstone! The most famous circuit in the country and one of the fastest in F1. Home of the British Grand Prix and scene of me and my Midget’s sprint debut. Just typing that has made my heart beat a little … Continue reading

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Silverstone Sprint (part of MG Live!)

Trusty assistant Rob and I drove down to Silverstone this evening and after some searching (and slightly sarcastic remarks from “proper” MG racers we asked for directions) we eventually found the paddock. The car was running well and I was … Continue reading

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MGCC Linc autotest

This was organised by the MG Car Club Lincolnshire branch (but held in Norfolk) as a warm up for the California cup, the big autotest at MG live in Silverstone. For me, it didn’t go as well as the first … Continue reading

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