Oran Park GP circuit MG Midget racing in Marque & Production Sports Cars Race 4
The last race meeting on the Oran Park GP circuit in NSW Australia before
the bull dozers move in to make a housing estate. Your with Matt Blanch in
Steve Jones' 1973 'Marque Sports' MG Midget. It is race 4 for Marque &
Production Sports Cars on Sunday 26th July 2009. A gearbox problem does
develop but the car made it through the meeting.
The Magic Midget - MG Racing History
MG was a British sports car manufacturer founded in the 1920s by Cecil
Kimber. Best known for its two-seat open sports cars, MG also produced
saloons and coupés. LIke many manufacturers, MG went racing to generate
publicity and to show off its performance abilities.
From its earliest days MGs have been used in competition and from the early
1930s a series of dedicated racing cars such as the 1931 C-Type and 1934
Q-type were made and sold to enthusiasts who received considerable company
assistance. This stopped in 1935 when MG was formally merged with Morris
Motors and the Competition Department closed down. A series of experimental
cars had also been made allowing Captain George Eyston to take several
world speed records. In spite of the formal racing ban, speed record
attempts continued with Goldie Gardner exceeding 200 mph (320 km/h) in the
1100 cc EX135 in 1939.
After World War II record breaking attempts restarted with 500 cc and 750
cc records being taken in the late 1940s. A decision was also taken to
return to racing and a team of MGAs was entered in the tragedy-laden 1955
24 Hours of Le Mans race, the best car achieving 12th place.
Sprite and Midget rear end rebuild - Part 1
In this video, we demonstrate how to rebuild a Sprite and Midget rear end.
This rebuild uses the MMKT0529 Drum Brake Rebuild Kit from Spridget Mania.
It also uses the DIF147K Rear Wheel Bearing Kits. Links for these items are
listed below. In part two of this video (link near the end), we show you
how to rebuild your differential.
Part 2 of this Rear End Rebuild video series can be found here:
Rear Drum Brake Rebuild Kit:
Rear Wheel Bearing Kits:
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