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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - automatic spridget
|I was asked, today, by a disabled person whether it is possible to make a 1275 Spridget an automatic. Anyone done this conversion or have details on how such a conversion might be done|
|Wasn't there an auto siera. T9 auto box?|
|sure I've read an article on exactly that, in the last year or two; wasn't there an auto version of the Ital/Marina or Maestro which mates to the 1275?|
|<< wasn't there an auto version of the Ital/Marina or Maestro which mates to the 1275?>>|
Yes, there was, although they are few and far between.
Here's one which sold recently. This guy seems to find some amazing low mileage vehicles...
|David smith is correct... The meastro auto box will work... But they are rare|
Several years back our bbs did a international group project of sorts....for a clutch for a disabled people
A brake servo connected to the clutch master cly and a motor cycle cable to a modified motor cycle brake lever hooked up to the gear shift stick
As you shift you squezze the Motor cycle Brake lever then shift then release. The brake servo acts as leverage and smooth consistancy like the human leg would perform.
|Great looking Marina!|
As for fitting an auto box, it seems to me that one of the main issues might be fitting the unit into the midget's admittedly small tunnel.
You never know, though... where there's a will, etc.
|An Ital/Marina might be a possibility but unless you're also thinking of making it front wheel drive the Maestro box won't work. Now there's a thought a FWD Spidget.|
|Thanks all for the suggestions. I shall pass them on.|
Not exactly a Spridget but have you considered something like this
|Thanks I shall pass on the info.|
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