When side panels were ordered, these were extremely difficult to install and most owners who bought them eventually brought the car back to have them fitted. Sabra was also an affectionate term used to describe a young active Israeli. There was also an open area where bodies could be stored. There was no hood available for the open version, so it was completely open, not a convertible. The other component comprised the remainder, from the bulkhead to the rear of the car. Yes Malcolm I had seen the new ones for sale but they suggest they fit all wind up window models so can't see how that works but out of my price range anyway especially as you say Bernie with no windows or bootlid. Fortunately there was nobody in it at the time!
MG Midget Mk 1 1962 – Restoration
Engine was light enough now to be manhandled by one, so cleared my outdoor undercover bench, and carried the engine out to it! This, plus I knew I'd never live down the ribbing I'd get given my views on Japanese cars: Pulled out the camshaft, and removed the oil pump, cam followers tappets and then stood the engine on its head so to speak. The front lower crossmember is in front of the sump, -where tyre fitters always put their trolley jacks, denting the plate underneath. As one rusty sill looks very much like another and most of us don't need to go further than the garage to view a car in pieces I'll try and concentrate on the variations from standard spec. Takes some practice to get a a good shine on it, will need to take my time with the final coat of colour.
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The bodies on the new ones were bigger than the old ones, took a fair few clouts with the hide mallet to get them to slot in! All water pipes came off easily, and still about a pint of water in the cooling system, beautifully clear blue as well. So all the rear mounting brackets etc removed, cleaned, primed and painted ready for refitting. They survived well, just needing a quick wire brushing and cleaning up. Clearly few would have been produced as it was available for a short period and it was a specialist racer rather than a road car, though more would have been manufactured under its Falcon Mark 2 guise.
The lights are transferred straight from the original car if a Frogeye, albeit with extra earth return wires as the current won't find its way home through fibreglass. Bookshelf The following are all recommended and should be available from specialists. The company also had a showroom at 52 High Street, Epping, a building which has subsequently been demolished. The best thing to do if you want to modify your standard A series engine is to buy David Vizard's book "Tuning BL's A Series engine" which is the absolute bible on the subject. Unless you are very lucky indeed and find a complete kit for a bargain price, it will cost a huge amount in time and money if you are going to do it right and get the thing to actually work!