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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - A Series-Type9 measurements needed.

Just an add on to my other thread regarding 1275 measurements. I need the dimension (A), shown in the sketch below for a type 9 to A series bellhousing.
I've managed to scrounge the use of a minor gearbox to check the clearance of the flywheel in the bell housing, just need to get a position for the spigot bearing, assuming the clearance is OK I should be able to work out a clutch release mechanism!
In case you're wondering and you've not read my previous post I'm working on fitting a modified maestro engine in the frog.
Graham

Graham P

Graham

Might be worth joining and posting on the Marlin Owners Club forum under the Roadster section for O Series info.There have been some Marlin Roadsters fitted with O Series engines and Ford type 9 gearboxes, as well as Marina 1275 engine and gearbox (as well as Triumph sixes, MGB B Series engine, Ford Sierra Pinto and Mk9, Rover V8, Fiat twincam)

Cheers
Mike
M Wood

Mike, I'm fitting an A series 1300 engine so can't really see the relevance? But maybe posting on a Marina or minor board would be a good way to get extra eyes and rulers on the scheme,
Graham.
Graham P

Mike, I don't know what happened there! That reply should have been changed completely with an edit after I reread your comment.
What I intended to say was that I needed a either a meticulous recorder of data who has done the job, someone who is in the process of an engine out and has fitted a type 9 previously or who is in the process of fitting one. So the Minor or Marina boards would be the best place to look for extra eyes and rulers.
Graham.
Graham P

Graham

No problem, I'd assumed you were going for an O Series, forgetting that there were A Series 1.3 Maestros.

Yes, Minor and Marina clubs probably more useful.

Good luck.

I am intrigued to see how much hassle this is compared to fitting a Ford type 9 gearbox to a midget A Series. The funny thing now is that probably Midget 1.3 engines are probably easier to source compared to Maestro or Marina engines - which may be a shame if such a conversion offers advantages.

Best wishes
Mike
M Wood

This thread was discussed between 19/03/2014 and 20/03/2014

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