My 1978 MG Midget.
Another car I got a deal on. $1500 for an MG with an awesome paint job!
Just put new big end bearings, rings, four used flat topped pistons in the
bottom end. Topped it off with a rebuilt head from Speedway Classics. Even
after the valve head spent some time bouncing around the combustion
chamber, he was actually able to save the head!
1975 MG Midget 1500 Triumph Engine
1500 Triumph engine running with a large Exhaust leak before removal.
This is the original engine the car came with when I bought it in Feb 2012.
The car is going to be restored and is in the process of being dismantled
hence the lack of seats, wings, hanging wiring etc..
The end goal is to fit a Rover Kseries engine and a Ford type 9 gearbox
along with all the essential upgrades for a car of this age, but first it
needs all the cancerous rust removed.
1963 Mk1 MG Midget
Initially, the Mk1 (GAN1) MG Midgets introduced in 1961 retained the drum
brakes and 948cc A-series engine from the Frogeye Sprite, albeit in a
slightly higher state of tune. But from Motor Show time in 1962 these cars
were transformed when they received a 1098cc engine (giving the biggest
incremental power increase of any modern Midget) and disc brakes. The car
in this video clip is a later (GAN2 or 'Mk1.5') car which has been owned by
the same family since 1973 and restored to near-original condition. Look
out for the MGA coupe which makes an un-scripted appearance in the 6th
Sprite and Midget Engine Identification
In this video we identify the various A-Series engines found in the Austin
Healey Sprite and MG Midgets through 1974. Below is listing of the various
Engine ID Prefixes and other associated information.
Factory Engine ID Prefixes:
9C - Austin Healey Sprite Mk I (Bugeye/Frogeye), 1958-1961, 948CC -
9CG - Austin Healey Sprite Mk II/MG Midget Mk I, 1961-1962, 948CC -
10CG - Austin Healey Sprite Mk II/MG Midget Mk I, 1962-1964, 1098CC -
MOWOG/"Engine" Green (1.75" Crankshaft main journal size)
10CC - Austin Healey Sprite Mk III/MG Midget Mk II, 1964-1966, 1098CC -
MOWOG/"Engine" Green (2.00" Crankshaft main journal size)
12CC - Austin Healey Sprite Mk IV/MG Midget Mk III, 1967, 1275CC -
MOWOG/"Engine" Green/possibly also the Light Green hammer finish (all "Thin
12CD/12CE (home market)/12CJ - Austin Healey Sprite Mk IV/MG Midget Mk III,
1968-1971, 1275CC - Light Green hammer finish - All emission
controlled/evaporative loss engines (except 12CE)
12V - MG Midget Mk III, 1971-1974, 1275CC - Black
Got a question about your engine? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sprite and Midget Light Green Metallic Engine Paint:
Sprite and Midget MOWOG Green Engine Paint:
If you've got a Classic Mini Cooper, here's a very comprehensive list of
engine ID's from Mini Mania:
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Classic MG Cars
In this programme we explore many of the historic MG vehicles which have
been in production for over 50 years and are some of the most iconic and
well-loved sports cars in motoring history. We also get up close and
personal with the personalities and car enthusiasts who make up the MG
MG Midgets at Castle Combe 2010
MG Midget racing at Castle Combe. Nasty accident in qualifying but 3rd in
class on the grid. Something bent on the car so a slightly wayward drive in
the race. Highlights.
MG Metro 6R4 - Pure Sound [HD]
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Created for the short lived Group B race category, the 4WD mid engined MG
6R4 (6-cylinder, rally car, four-wheel-drive) Metro of 1984 was a world
away from the best selling supermini to which it bore only a superficial
cosmetic resemblance. The competition car effectively only shared the name
of the production Metro as it featured a mid-mounted engine with four wheel
drive transmission enclosed within a seam-welded tubular chassis. The
development of this vehicle had been entrusted to Williams Grand Prix
The resulting car was shown to the world in May 1985. It was powered by a
David Wood designed bespoke 3-litre V6 powerplant which used some of the
engine architecture of the Cosworth DFV. It featured twin overhead
camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The engine was a break from the
norm, as it wasn't turbocharged as the
majority of its competitors were. The engine was mounted back to front in
the car, with the forward end of the engine facing the hatchback and the
gearbox attached conventionally behind it and, therefore, in the middle of
the vehicle. The four-wheel-drive was permanently engaged, and drove
separate propshafts to the front and rear differentials. The rear
differential was mounted on the side of the engine sump with one driveshaft
running through the sump to the nearside rear wheel. Much of the outer
bodywork was made of GRP, with the only exception being the roof panels
(which were aluminium) and the steel doors. These were, however, concealed
by plastic airboxes. Indeed, models now on show generally have stickers
demonstrating where it is safe to push from when moving the vehicle, so as
not to damage the bodywork.
The 6R4 appeared in two guises. There was a so-called Clubman model which
was the road going version which developed in the region of 250 bhp (186
kW), of which around 200 were made and sold to the public for £40,000 (the
homologation version). A further 20 were taken and built to International
specifications which had a recorded output of over 410 bhp (306 kW; 416 PS)
Spridget50 May 2008
A unique event celebrating fifty years of the Austin Healey Sprite and MG