Archive for the ‘1966 MG Midget’ Category


Monday, September 21st, 2009

More pictures of the crank bearing damage.


Interstate Mishap

Friday, September 18th, 2009

While driving down the interstate a crank bearing gave up.  What is left of it is sitting in the bottom of the oil pan.


New top old car

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Fitted to the car the top looks great.


Fresh and New

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

The top is now painted in and out and ready for the hardware to be reattached.


Old Hardtop

Monday, February 4th, 2008

This factory hardtop is in great shape and will be repainted and the hardware freshened up.


Spridget Trio

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Here is the Innocenti 950 now with headlights fitted with its cousins an Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget.


All cleaned up.

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

This project started out with a real dirty car that nobody would want to sit and after a few days work it turned out to be a very nice example of an original Midget.


Carb Polishing

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

The SU carbs can easily and quickly be polished to an almost chrome finish. This picture shows the polished on the left and the before on the right. These may be the cleanest things under you hood and could look out of place if you have a real dirty engine.


Carb work

Friday, July 8th, 2005

A carb rebuild is usually needed when a car has been sitting for a while and although the car would start right up and ran fine for a few weeks it started to develop problems under hard acceleration. A new distributor cap and wires was fitted at this time also.

The problem turned out to be crud in the gas tank clogging the fuel line and not the carbs. A good flush fixed that.



Friday, July 1st, 2005

Everything is all cleaned and painted and ready to go back onto the car. The bushings for the rear axle were already in great shape and can be reused. New brake cylinders will have to be fitted however.


The dirty job

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

If your doing the brakes might as well take the rear end off too. All these parts will be media blasted and painted. The aluminum carrier will be cleaned up and left as bare metal.


Frozen Drums

Friday, June 24th, 2005

When found the rear wheels were locked up. The brakes were frozen to the drums because the parking brake was left engaged for two years. Time for a rebuild.


1966 MG Midget

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

This Midget has been left out under a roof for two years. The top was left off and the leaves and critters moved in. The battery was still charged but it did not start. The engine and rest of the car appear to be very original and in overall good shape.