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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - drag racing midget

I ran a turbo 1275 at the strip last year and finished with a 13.5 second pass using a 30 bhp nitrous shot.However I broke the sccr box first gear and twisted ahalf shaft.So over the winter i fitted a hybrid Ford english axle with atlas shafts and side gears plus a tran-x lsd.I mounted this with a copy of cal-trac traction bars and a modified midget handbrake linkage.The gearbox is now a s/c type 9 with a cut down long input shaft and 7.5 inch clutch.I modified the clutch cylinder with an adjustable triumph unit to get more cylinder movement.The engine /gearbox is lowered on the rear mount and the diff nose raised to get a straighter driveline.The turbo is now a gt17 from a saab 9-5 on a custom manifold,with a 2.5 inch side exit exhaust through a cherry bomb.To improve weight transfer,ifitted rubber bumper springs all round and raised the rear again with spacers under the rear hangers.Now mot'd and running in.Hope to be at the strip end of May.

steve cowling

Here's the car

steve cowling

Huh...any excuse to show off if i had that show off dailey .... haha

Defnatly nice


that is so cool. I look forward to hearing more about it.
R Harvey

This thread was discussed between 26/04/2011 and 27/04/2011

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