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MG MGB Technical - 1500cc MG Midget
|Was the 1976 MG midget available with a 1500cc engine? The present owner says it is the same engine used in the Spitfire and is not a conversion. I thought the later Midgets were only available with the 1275cc.|
|Lee. The 1500 engine, from the Spitfire, was introduced in 1975. But, it is not as good an engine as the earlier BMC A series engine for a number of reasons. A post on the Sprite-Midget BBS should give you additional information as well as what people have done to improve the 1500 engine. When properly modified, it seems to do quite well--but, it must be modified.|
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