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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - 1500 exhaust manifold required

Hello,

I am foolishly trying to rebuild my engine and gearbox in a week. Big mistake, but more on that later.

I'm in need of a new exhaust manifold - it turns out the one on the car is crumbling to pieces.

Does anyone happen to have a spare one (in good condition) kicking around? Else can anyone recommend a good breakers near London or that will ship?

Cheers,
Christian
C L Carter

midget

Malcolm Le Chevalier

Well guys,

I have a used tubular manifold which someone can have for 50 quid plus p&p if it's any help, It will need a y-piece to do the final 2-1 but is in good order.

Let me know if it's of interest, There's a pic below

Dave

D Prince

and a second

D Prince

Have you tried spitfire graveyard in sheffield ?

They are bound to have a 1500 manifold knocking around . Dont know their phone number offhand but if you google it im sure you will find it
D Stratton

A spitfire manifold is different, as it has two downpipes.

How about Andy Jennings in Southampton?
Dave O'Neill2

I got one from Andy Jennings in the end... I needed it today.

Cost 25

Next day delivery 10

See photo

C L Carter

And 45 minutes later in the blasting cabinet and...see photo

I could sell that to moss for 190 lol



C L Carter

it looks almost appealing :)







arms stretch out - never mind, looks good anyway
Nigel Atkins

Make sure you test the mounting faces with a straight edge. Mine had a gap at the center branch that eventually caused the gasket to burn through at the bottom.

-:G:-
Gryf Ketcherside

Thats what happened to my old one Gryf!

This one is good though.
C L Carter

For future reference, the stock Midget 1500 exhaust manifold is the same as the Toledo/Dolomite 1500/1500FWD which themselves are the same as the Herald 13/60 and the Spitfire MkIII.
Deborah Evans

Dave O'Neill2 , the actual spitfire 1500 exhaust manifold would fit a midget 1500 . I know that for sure as mine is fitted out with one !
D Stratton

Hiya

I do not have any other contact details for you, did you forget you had a booking on my rollers as you didnt turn up?

Peter
Peter Burgess Tuning

<<the actual spitfire 1500 exhaust manifold would fit a midget 1500 >>

Yes, it will fit the engine, but as it has two downpipes, it will not connect directly to the exhaust, so is not a direct swap.
Dave O'Neill2

This thread was discussed between 13/03/2012 and 22/03/2012

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