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Just wondering if there is anyone in the NY/NJ/CT/PA area with a Factory MKII hardtop that would be interested in swapping it for my Factory MKI hardtop "george07876" 22673... MORE

A question for the New World listers. The bushes for dual master cylinder pedals 2A5564 has been out of stock (in fact absent from price lists) in the UK for over a decade. Do any of the US (or maybe Antipodean) suppliers claim to stock it. There is so much play in my pedals I think the bushes may well have disintegrated by now. J. "Jeremy Cogman" 22667... MORE

Well, John... You've got a normal Sprite, then. LHD ones develop a list to the left...theory is over time, the Unibody structure takes a "set" and since it is normally the driver's side which is occupied the most, that's the way the body can be expected to go. The "stock" rear springs were too stiff for the car to begin with ...the 10 leaf are worse in this respect. You can take the car to a spring shop and see what they can do for you. I am not a "spring man" so I do not really know... but... MORE

Ken Charles! You can run heated or unheated. As David Jacobs states, the MG Metro runs heated. And as David says, you can run either way and see which way is best but, before you do..... you need to understand the effects of water manifold heating and why it exists. It is basically there for economy of operation in light load around town sort of stuff. As David says, heating the mixture allows for better vaporization of the fuel. True. This allows for a "leaner" mixture for more economical operation (better gas mileage) in part throttle, light load... MORE

It's full of a coarse steel wool - kind of like a Brillo pad (steel pan scouring pad) but without the soap 8^) Difficult to clean thoroughly and effectively I would have thought - I read somewhere that the best "cleaning" is to cut the canister in half, clear out the contents (inc. mesh) and weld back up, leaving the can empty! Me , I'm replacing the whole timing cover complete with new canister on my 1275 rebuild. Steve "Steve Clark" 22656... MORE

Tower Paint will put any color for which you have a code in an aerosol can. I've used their stuff for small touch up. The color match was very good, not perfect. It was about twelve bucks for a 12 oz. can, plus $4 or $5 for shipping. Don't have their info handy, but I think they are on the web. "Jeffrey Holmes" 22641... MORE

"Sensibly nippy at reasonable cost" problem Ken Charles...for we here to serve!! :) May I suggest you take a look at the spec. of Rivergate's rebuilt performance 1275 for the street? Click on the "blue" and on page 2 scroll down the left margin 'til you see the pictured engine whereupon....there you go! :) You can rebuild your's to the same spec....tried and proven by "those who know"!! Cap'n. Bob '60 :{) PilotRob@... 22640... MORE

Any DuPont dealer can make you a little 4 ounce can of these colors in lacquer. You probably won't want to paint the car in lacquer, but you can see what it looked like when new. The codes are Aconite DuPont#43274, Black Tulip=DuPont#43274(!! not a misprint!!), Green Mallard=DuPont#30014. "Jeffrey Holmes" 22611... MORE

Hia Ken, I agree with what Capn Bob had to say, just a couple of points that have not been raised. 1. You mention high ratio rockers (1.5 to 1) are you talking about roller rockers or standard type rockers with the higher ratio??? see below as to why i ask. As C Bob said not that much of a performance gain, but one of the main reasons to fit roller rockers is to cut down the side loadings on the valve when using high lift camshafts. The other point is what you consider to be a road cam... MORE

Different strokes (and colors) for different folks. I'd have to agree that the combination of Mallard, or any dark blue or green would look great. Black Tulip? Not for me. I don't have a color chip, but I can tell you that Mallard is a dark blue/green. My wife's Volvo is painted a very similar color, but with metallic. It has an orangy/tan interior, not unlike Autumn. Nice combination. "Jeffrey Holmes" 22609... MORE

Ah, Bill.... This is a very light colored interior indeed...I know the one now...much lighter than autumn leaf....I hate that yellow ochre color!! Yeechh!! Better you than me!! :):):) But yes, the darker colors for decent contrast and "compatibility" in this respect. Cap'n. Bob '60 :{) PilotRob@... 22600... MORE

Thanks to all who replyed. With your help , I think the interior is Yellow Ochre. It is gold/Yellow. It is not Brown/ Aut. leaf. So the best guess is that it was Teal Blue with Yellow Ochre. Still have not found a factory listing of exterior colurs and interiors. I am tending towards, Black Tulip, Green Mallard or the '74-75 Aconite. Any one with pictures of these colors? Thank you, Bill French frenchww@... 22597... MORE

Bill... I do not know what combination was offered by the factory but, you can't go wrong with one of the darker factory colors offered....I personally think it would look beautiful with Mallard Green or one of the darker British Racing Greens offered by the factory over time. When the interior of my PO'd '74 was autumn leaf, I chose a MAACO metallic "medium" blue. It contrasted beautifully with the interior which I eventually converted to black. Cap'n. Bob '60 :{) PilotRob@... 22596... MORE

I have a 8/75 mg midget and am having a major problem with it. The problem is that has way too much negative camber, tip in at top of tire, on the left front. I have replaced the off center bushings in the left lower a-arm, bought a shop manual from Moss and checked the measurements on the pivot points for the lower a-arms, checked the distance measurements on the left lower a-arm against the right lower a-arm, pulled and checked the left shock mount to see if it had been modified and it hasn't. I guess my question... MORE

I was wondering the correct engine starting procedure for a 1972 MGB 1800CC 4spd w/electric fuel pump and twin SU carbs. I can usually get it to start with manual choke on third try after pump stops clicking without touching the acceelerator pedal. I was wondering what the original owners manual said, if anything. The car was recently given to me and it has become my duty to bring it back to order. I have rebuilt and adjusted the carbs as well as performed normal tune-up procedures. Your help is appreciated! "nipper6579" 22575... MORE

Wimpy... If you can't correct the camber situation with one of Speedwell's lower adjustable kits along with an offset upper bushing to the extent of not more than an inch or so of negative camber (while "matching" the other side accordingly, BTW), then you are off to the frame straightener. Matter of fact, now that I think about, the frame straightener is where you should go with all regular stock bushings renewed. What the hell....if a job is worth doing it is worth doing right so to hell with a band-aid fix for this one. "Safe" as in proper... MORE

Black tulip (code BLVC 23) is a dark purple color. It is not black. Aconite (code BLVC 95) is also dark purple. As best I can determine there were no other purple colors. "Jeffrey Holmes" 22561... MORE

Since I wrote this, I've remembered that my factory parts list has a list of the colour combinations, though it's not year-specific. Anyway, the colours were pretty much as I remembered below except Black Tulip only came with Yellow Ochre - now that would make a really unusual sight! I can't recall ever seeing a Midget this colour. David "David Jacobs" 22557... MORE

The 74 I have still has the original Aconite paint in the trunk and under the hood. It looks like an eggplant. Check out this wonderful site for photos of Spridget colors over the years. 1973 there was Black Tulip 1974 - 75 was Aconite How purple can you get . . . Don "Don May" 22562... MORE

Can someonedescribe what color "Black Tulip" is other than Black? Was there a purple MG Midget? Maybe a 1500 rubber bumper year? If yes what is correct color name and what year? Thank you, Bill French frenchww@... 22559... MORE

Need a little help. The '73 RWA Midget Mk III we got to fix up, was a dark/med blue ( repainted black) exterior with the Gold (Hazelnut/Autumn Leaf) interior. We want to keep the interior gold, Question is: What stock exterior colors were offered in 1973 with this gold interior, besides the Blue? My "Body service parts list" does not show the Gold in a G-AN4 ( Midget Mk. III ) Thank you, Bill French Hilton Head frenchww@... 22549... MORE

Does anyone have any idea where I might find a roll bar for a '63 Sprite? I'm not going racing or anything like that, I'm just trying to recreate the look of a car that I had in college. I'd like to be able to put the top up if I have to.(though I haven't yet) Everything I've seen is for later models. Also, Colin, if you're out there, did I mention that the master cylinder had already been re- sleeved and the rebuild kit worked fine? Thanks for the info. Thanks, Jack Texas "austinbud2002" 22541... MORE

Hello...I am rebuilding a 1972 Midget and have totally stripped the car to the shell. Both kingpin/stub axles need repairing and I don't fancy tearing into it. Does anyone have any recomendations of places in the US for someone to rebuild the assembly for me? Thanks... ...Roger "Roger Treadwell" 22540... MORE

My 62 with stock smooth case is annoying to shift because it has too much resistance on the shift lever, catches slightly and is hard to shift into first in particular. Otherwise it operates well in every other respect, in fact it is not noisy in first at all. Could this perhaps be the detent plungers worn or the anti-rattle plunger worn? Or . . . ? Don "Don May" 22527... MORE

yes, late 1275s had a needle roller spigot bush as standard (part No. 13H 4653 or AHU 1026); this has a bigger OD of 0.750" as opposed to 0.625" on earlier engines, so they're not interchangeable. The factory parts catalogue doesn't state when the change occurred, so it's a case of measuring/checking what you've already got. Regards David "David Jacobs" 22521... MORE