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Is it better to purchase the kit and transmission from Moss Motors or from HiGear? I prefer to purchase everything from one source Barry, I agree
Today these Midgets are known by their type code and subsequent Midgets are essentially the Modern Midgets The variety of detail production changes and the differing pollution and safety requirements for the US market mean that there are 14 distinct versions, 4 different engines and a staggering list of specification changes. Healey was responsible for the car forwards of the doors and MG the rear.
Jump to navigation. The D Type Midget was in production from the latter part of to mid and was derived from the first of the MG Midget range, the M type that commenced production in late The M type was undoubtedly the first of a long line of MG's that were to make the MG sports car so popular throughout the world and it is impossible to overestimate the importance of this little car in establishing the marque and associating it with affordable and exciting sports car motoring. The M type had its roots in the Morris camp and was loosely based on the Morris Minor that first appeared in early
Jump to navigation. It was based upon the successful Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite but with significant body changes and similar Sprite versions continued alongside to This was the case as it suffered the most significant changes of any MG of the period.
The club is UK based, although we do welcome overseas members, and currently has around members whose interests range from perfect factory fresh cars, restoration projects, everyday runabouts and serious racing cars. Whatever your interest you will find like minded Spridget fans in the club. Club activities are based around local area groups with over 20 currently active around the country.
Jump to navigation. As soon as the war was over the factory resumed car production after six years of producing tanks, armoured cars and aeroplane engines for the war effort. The basis of the new car was the pre-war MG TB, it was to have a similar engine and gearbox and axles, the only significant changes would be to the body which was widened by nearly 4" across the seats without changing the basic chassis, wings and running-boards or facia layout.
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It has been said, and justifiably, that the Sprite and Midget as produced by the MG Car Company from untilprovided motoring enthusiasts with by far the most amount of enjoyment, for by far the least amount of money. One of the most versatile sports cars ever, owners were within days of its announcement, competing successfully with them in all branches of motor sport, and have continued doing so ever since. Equally at home whether being used for racing, rallying, hillclimbing, sprinting, trialling, or auto-testing, these diminutive machines were and are truly competitive, and in talented hands always capable of some giant slaying results.