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FOR SALE - original 1962 MG Midget, Specs as noted:

·        THIS MG MIDGET, MK 1 IS AN EARLY CAR, MANUFACTURED AROUND JULY 1961.  THE NUMBER IS 2574, THEY STARTED AT 101.
“L” STYLE TRUNK HANDLE.



·        THE EXTERIOR ORIGINAL COLOR IS ICE BLUE (MEDIUM BLUE GRAY) NOTED ON REAR SHELF UNDER JUMP SEAT

·        THE INTERIOR, STILL THE ORIGINAL, IS BLUE WITH LIGHT BLUE PIPING.

·        THE HUB CAPS ON THE MIDGET ARE THE OPTIONAL ACE MERCURY FULL WHEEL COVERS.  VERY RARE NOW-A-DAYS. 

·        BODY WORK – REPLACED THE ROCKER PANELS AND BOTH “A” POST SIDE PANELS, MOSTLY RUSTY AND THE DRIVERS SIDE WAS DUE TO THE ACCIDENT FROM DAY ONE.

·        PATCHED MISCELLANEOUS HOLES IN THE FLOOR DUE TO AGE AND POSSIBLE WATER LEAKS.  DID NOT CUT OUT THE FLOOR AND REPLACE.  THE EXISTING CONDITION DID NOT REQUIRE THAT.

·        PAINTED THE MIDGET THE ORIGINAL COLOR, ICE BLUE

·        THE CHROME IS STILL THE ORIGINAL CHROME, EXCEPT FOR THE FRONT BUMPER, THE ORIGINAL FRONT BUMPER WAS BENT A LITTLE, SO I PULLED ANOTHER OFF ONE OF THE OTHER 1962 SPRITES THAT I HAVE AND USED IT. 

·        I ALSO CHANGED THE WINDSHIELD, TEMPORARY CHANGE, I BROKE THE ORIGINAL WINDSHIELD.  MY STUPIDITY!  I HAVE SINCE ORDERED A NEW ONE FROM ENGLAND AND WILL PUT IT IN THE ORIGINAL FRAME AND BACK ON THE MIDGET.

·        THE INTERIOR IS ORIGINAL, EXCEPT FOR THE CARPET.  SINCE THE ORIGINAL CARPET AND RUBBER MATTS WERE TOTALLY SHOT, I BOUGHT SOME DARK BLUE CARPET OFF EBAY.  LOOKS OK.

·        THE TOP IS THE ONE THAT CAME WITH THE MIDGET.  I AM ASSUMING IT IS NOT THE ORIGINALLY, BUT PURCHASED AT A LATER DATE.  I ALSO RECOVERED THE PADDED PIECE ABOVE THE DASH SINCE THE ORIGINAL WAS CRACKED OUT DUE TO THE SUN.

·        THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION IS ORIGINALLY.  THE SPEEDO NOW SAYS 46,000 MILES AND JUDGING FROM THE WAY SHE RUNS, HAS TO BE PRETTY CLOSE.  HOLDS GOOD OIL PRESSURE, NO FUNNY NOISES AND DOES NOT OVERHEAT.  COMPRESSION IS GREAT IN ALL 4 CYLINDERS.  I JUST CHANGED THE DRYED OUT GASKETS AND SEALS FOR FRESH GASKET AND SEALS. I ALSO REBUILT THE CARBS. 

·        I ALSO PAINTED THE ENGINE, IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE THE DARK GREEN, BUT DUE TO “POOR” QUALITY CONTROL AT THE PAINT COMPANY THAT SUPPLIES THE ENGINE PAINT, I DID GET THE CORRECT CAN OF PAINT, WITH THE CORRECT PAINT NUMBER ON THE CAN, BUT THE WRONG COLOR INSIDE THE CAN.  THIS COLOR IS ABOUT A SHADE OR TWO OFF FROM THE CORRECT COLOR.

·        I DID REBUILD THE SUSPENSION, LOWER “A” ARMS AND FRONT SHOCKS.  THE REAR SHOCKS ARE STILL GOOD.  THE FRONT SHOCKS WERE WORE OUT AND ONE LOWER “A” ARM WAS CRACKED.  THE FRONT SUSPENSION ALSO GOT ALL NEW BUSHINGS, KINGPINS, ETC.

·        THE BRAKES AND HYDRAULICS HAVE BEEN REBUILT, INCLUDING THE MASTER CYLINDER. (WHITEPOST)  I HAD TO REPLACE 2 BRAKE LINES, ONE WAS BROKE AND THE OTHER HAD A LEAK. 

·        THE MIDGET STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL WIRING, EXCEPT FOR THE HORN WIRING AND I HAD TO MODIFY PART OF THAT AND INSTALL A NEW HORN FOR THAT TO WORK.  THE ONLY THING NOT WORKING AT PRESENT OR MAY JUST BE STUCK IS THE FUEL TANK SENDING UNIT.  AS SOON AS I RUN OUT OF GAS, I WILL DROP THE TANK AND CHANGE IT OUT.



 

THINGS THAT I CHANGED, JUST FOR FUN:

·        I LIGHTENED THE FLYWHEEL A LITTLE AND HAD IT RESURFACED. INSTALLED A NEW CLUTCH, PRESSURE PLATE AND THROW OUT BEARING, THE ORIGINAL WAS JUST ABOUT GONE.

·        I INSTALLED A FRONT SWAY BAR, PERIOD CORRECT.  THE MIDGET’S HANDLE BETTER WITH THE FRONT SWAY BAR.

·        SINCE THE MASTER CYLINDER WAS CHANGED OUT IN 1984 TO A CYLINDER WITH A 7/8” BORE (MGA MASTER CYLINDER) I POLISHED AND ADDED THE ALUM. TOP.  THE MASTER CYLINDER HOLDS MORE FLUID WITH THIS TOP.

·        I ALSO INSTALLED A HEADER AND MODIFIED THE EXHAUST SYSTEM A LITTLE.  SOUNDS SPORTIER AND RUNS BETTER.  STILL WILL NOT SNAP YOUR NECK IN TAKE OFF, BUT SOUNDS LIKE IT WILL.

·        I ALSO CHANGED THE ORIGINIAL MECHANICAL PUMP, WHICH WAS LEAKING, TO THE BRITISH SU TYPE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP.  MOUNTED IN THE REAR 

·        I ALSO MADE THE AIR FILTERS, USING K&N WASHABLE AIR FILTERS.  THE LITTLE ENGINE BREATHES A LOT BETTER.

·        I ALSO INSTALLED NEW RADIAL TIRES.  THE 4 PLY NYLON TIRES STILL HAD PLENTY OF TREAD, BUT WERE PRETTY MUCH DRY ROTTED. (YOKOHAMAS 165/70X13)

 

I HAVE ALL THE ORIGINAL STUFF, HEADER, AIR FILTERS, ETC. AND WILL KEEP THIS FOR ORIGINALITY PURPOSES.

 

FOR ADDITONAL PICTURES, OWNERSHIP HISTORY AND ANY
OTHER INFORMATION YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE MIDGET,
PLEASE CONTACT ME, JIM WATSON
or feel free to call me at 865-599-4305

Car located in Maryville, Tennessee

 

Page updated January 17, 2011.