A very reluctant sale of my lovely
1971 MG Midget 1275. I have owned her for 15 years, but it is time to move on
to another car now.
This is one very well sorted Midget.
She goes incredibly well, handles fantastically and is super reliable. I’ve
driven her to Le Mans and back in the last few years with no issues what so
ever. It’s not standard, so not to everyone’s taste, but it is way better that
it was when it came out of the factory in 1971. She has the original look and
turns a lot of heads.
I’ve put a lot of detail into the
handling of the car rather than go for max power. However, the engine is really
strong with 98 BHP, with the power spread throughout the rev range. I had the
engine and Weber carb properly set up on a rolling road.
The bodywork is in great condition,
not perfect, but there’s no bad rust anywhere. There’s a few slight bubbles in
the usual places.
Have a read through the spec below,
you won’t find a better spec’d Midget than this.
I’m open to questions and sensible
Richard 07703 503890
Engine Number :-12CE - DA - H – 5724, rebuilt January
Maniflow LCB Manifold & free flow exhaust
Weber 45DCOE – Set up on dyno
Cooper S head (12G940), fast road porting (max for road), unleaded valve seats,
36mm inlet valves, standard exhaust valves,
1:5 roller rockers MED LDX , Tappet clearance, 14 thou
123 Tune + Distributor, fully programable, rev limiter set at 6000 rpm
Re-ground crankshaft, heat treated.
Re-bored out to +40 = 1310 cc
High compression pistons
Compression ratio, 10.25:1 (possibly?)
Crank assembly balanced,
Camshaft selection 724, rebuilt January
Crankshaft rear main oil
seal conversion machined.
High torque Starter
Engine Colour, VW
California van, Fresco green metallic,
Completely replaced the
wiring loom in 2014, it’s now totally reliable
Ford Type 9, 5 speed gear
box (I still have the original, at extra cost, if required)
Quaife ATB LSD fitted –
Axel ratio 3.9
MGF Sports seats
New Mohair roof in 2021
Spax rear Suspension
suspension conversion kit
11/16 fast road front
Frontline rear traction
New Stub Axels
Superpro Polly bush –
front & rear
Minator minilites, with Yokahama