1978 MG MIDGET 1500 BLUE
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Sold Date: 06/17/2012
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay UK
Category: Transportation and Vehicles
Here we have a piece of classic british history. A 1979 MG Midget, original engine and drives fantastically.It’s a car you can either spend thousands on getting into pristine condition or keep it running for a few hundred a year. I have done the major work and now its the little bits that need doing. I have fully comp insurance limited to 6000 miles and valued at £2500. £92 per year! What’s good about it, well we have done a hell of a lot of work to the car I have all the receipts and will try to list most of them below. The engine is fantastic, very strong and sounds amazing. The underside of the car is almost 100% rust free. Take this car around a corner and it sticks to the road like glue. Tax until end of July 2012 Heads set/converted for unleaded fuel Replaced, re-sprayed and renewed rear brakes drums, all internals replaced Rear left suspension replaced . Rear right suspension renewed and re-sprayed Fuel tank removed, re-sprayed cleaned and all fuel pipes redone All rear brake pipes replaced Complete new handbrake assembly Rear and front ball joints replaced Front left and right springs replaced Front left and right wishbones and spring holders replaced New master king pins on both sides with everything around them replaced Steering column removed serviced, bearings replaced New coil New rotor arm New points New spark plugs, cleaned air filters, oil filter New fuel pump New bulbs all round New brake master cylinder Full MOT and tax New Bushes throughout the car Tappets rehoused and aligned last year by a professional (ie not me! I can do most things but when it comes to timing and engine management I get a mechanic to do it.) And most importantly,,,,,,,,The autobots symbol on the front.....new Ok the Bad bits This is not as bad as it sounds, the synchromesh on gears 1 and 2 has gone, this means you have a bit of grinding going up and down 1 st to 2 nd . Because of the synchromesh 2 nd gear comes out when the throttle is taken off. You literally touch the gear knob gently and it keeps it in. It only occurs if you take the power off. It has passed the mot twice with it like this so its not a massive thing. Even if you want to replace the gearbox it will cost you about £100. I can provide examples if needed. The gears are strong and power through quite nicely Ive got used to it so never changed it. When I bought the car it had alot more to be concerned about which is all now done. Some time in the near future I would suggest a brake pad change 2 small tears in the hood. Small enough that I use celotape to seal it! Fuel Gauge not working. One of those jobs I haven’t got round to. Spare fuel gauge with the car ;-) Horn Stopped working, god knows why, pretty pitiful in the first place . Radio does work but only the cd bit of it. I didn’t wire it in so I have never trusted it, in any event you cant hear it any way so I would always listen to my ipod. There are small amounts of rust around the base of the doors. Im selling the car because my wife says I cant have a 1940’s motorbike and a car.....so midge has to go. The MOT runs out on July 18 th . I have receipts for all the work and a full history with the car. Its ready to go all you need is your insurance and you can drive it home. Now I would prefer cash but paypal is fine. Collection must be made within 7 days but if you have paid in advance we can leave it longer. Now the car is advertised elsewhere so I can take it off ebay without prior notice. There is no reserve price. You are bidding to buy, not view, drive, look at, drool over, play with, sit in and make car noises etc etc. Sold as seen, afraid no returns. If you have negative feedback or less than 10 positive feedbacks please contact me before bidding. This is a 33 yea...
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