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What engine will fit in a MG Midget?

What engine will fit in a MG Midget?

This Midget is now propelled by a 1,098cc V-4 sourced from a 1984 Honda V65 Magna motorcycle. Despite being a smaller engine designed for a smaller vehicle with half the wheels, this is actually a significant performance upgrade for the car.

Is the MG Midget a good car?

Since the 70s and 80s the MG Midget has been the budget sports car of choice and first starter classic of many. Its low running costs, diminutive size and small purchase price make it the perfect car to drive into the world of classic motoring.

What engine is in a 1970 MG Midget?

BMC A-series engine
Both the Midget and its companion Austin-Healey Sprite received the 65 hp BMC A-series engine, now displacing 1275 cc. It was the same engine as the Mini Cooper S, but detuned, and it could push the boxy little roadster to 60 mph in 14.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of about 94 mph.

How heavy is a MG Midget engine?

with a complete weight of 282 lbs, and a 44 lb ribcase, that will mean that your engine is around 238 lbs. Take off the flywheel, back plate, distributor, carbs, manifolds and alternator to save some weight, to reduce it as much as you can.

Will a MGB engine fit in a MG Midget?

Re: mgb engine to midget? George, The length of most V8’s would preclude them from fitting in the Midget’s engine compartment without major surgery. You dont want to cut the front crossmember, as it supports the engine and front suspension.

Do MG Midgets handle well?

Some enthusiasts consider these the best handling of all the standard cars, even if the ride is a little firmer. The later 1500 models by contrast are much softer and do lose out on the Midgets strongest virtue, its handling, this mostly due to the large heavy bumpers combined with an increase in ride height.

How fast can an MG Midget go?

Production was 16,080 of the small-engined version and 9601 of the 1098. A car with the 948 cc engine was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1962 and had a top speed of 87.9 mph (141.5 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 18.3 seconds.

What engine is in a 1979 MG Midget?

Engine manufacturer: Triumph
Displacement: 1493 cm3 / 90.9 cui
What power?
Horsepower net: 37.5 kW / 51 PS / 50 hp (SAE net)
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What is a 1970 MG Midget worth?

The MG Midget 1970 is priced from $6,400 for Convertible Midget Sports….Convertible.

MG Midget Models SPECS PRICE
Sports 1.3LLeaded Petrol 4 speed manual $6,400 – 9,680
Sports 1.3LLeaded Petrol 4 speed manual $6,700 – 10,120