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MG MGF Technical - Unusual A series Block
|I am currently restoring a 1972 MG midget. The car came as a pile of bits and I am puzzled by engine block. On all A series engines the oil filter is located towards the crankshaft pully and is fed from a pipe towards the back of the block. The engine that came with the car is not. The oil filter screws onto a large boss cast into the top rear of the block, which places the filter at the back of the block tilting towards the rear of the car. |
There is no engine number stamped on the block, althought the registration certificate quotes and engine number of
Can anyone help.
|Neil, the engine # on the docs looks original (except it is 12G/586F/.....) but you have a Marina/ Ital block fitted. Further Qs to the Midget section please !|
|Ah! the old A series - now there was an engine|
But didn't the Marina have a Triumph derived engine not an A series?
|where am I? We're being invaded, bloody Growler'll be here next.|
|Some of us had a life before MGF.|
Where are all the F's in Holland? This week I drove all the way from the Belgian border to Friesland and never saw one. Maybe the rain keeps them at home?
|brian, no the Marina had the A series in 1.3 form and the B series in 1.8 form. The gearbox was ex-Triumph, a variation on that found in the Midget 1500.|
|it's great to be exclusive:-))) Not many here.|
BTW was in Belgium last w/e.
|Sounds like a reman engine - even Rover used Marina blocks for midget reman due to the lack of inline 1275 blocks of that type (only used in 1275 Midget/Sprite)|
This thread was discussed between 20/09/2001 and 21/09/2001
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