AHCA Gymkhana 09/13/2009
Mostly its me out there (my wife is at the camera), but there are some other highs and lows to be seen. I placed third overall (and once again was the fastest MG midget there). I really like the way the Exhaust is starting to sound, and the engine has been rebuilt a mere 500 miles ago. It's got a Swiftune SW5-07 cam and its been bored .030 over. Mor eon that later.
Magnificent Machines - The Golden Age of the British Sports Car
Broadcast by the BBC in 2012, showcasing some superb cars via period and modern footage, this is a brilliant programme. Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy. Well done to all those involved in this episode.
Timeshift sets its rear view mirror to look back at the golden age of the British sports car. It's the story of how - in the grey austerity of the post-war years - iconic marques like Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph sparked a manufacturing frenzy that helped to democratise speed and glamour.
From the MG Midget, much loved by American GIs, through to the more affordable Austin Healey 'frog-eye' Sprite, and the E-Type Jaguar, seen by many as the ultimate sports car, this is a tale of how, for a brief time, Britain was home to two-seater heaven.
Narrated by Tamsin Greig and featuring contributions from Stirling Moss and Quentin Willson.
Episode 11: Maniflow Exhaust System Part 2
This is the Exhaust system after picking it up. Important note. The silver color was defective and had to be re done in black. Tiger Ray did a great job and it was a pleasure doing buisinss with Vanilla Gorilla. The issues with the silver color coating were already being resolved sometime last week.
Episode 10: Maniflow Exhaust System Part1
After many many years of use and abuse, the time has come to replace my falcon stainless Exhaust system with something less dented bent battered, and brused. The muffler is dented halfway in, all the Exhaust joints leak. Since it was guaranteed for as long as my dad owned the car and he no longer owns it, the warrenty means nothing.
Instead I will be replacing it with a long center branch header and single box mild street system from maniflow. The system is slightly larger in diameter than stock and features a glass pack muffler.
For sake of durability and increased horsepower, I am having it ceramic coated.
I purchased header part number EXL9 and Exhaust system ESO31 here
I had it ceramic coated at Vanilla Gorilla Coating Systems
Armstrong Lever Shocks
In this episode I discuss how to maintain the shocks you have and suggest a good alternative. For the shocks that I mention, see this site
MG Midget on Tail of the Dragon
Here are some excerpts of me driving the tail of the dragon in my 1970 supercharged MG Midget. I deleted the incriminating parts and the parts where I had to follow SUV's, and Harleys.