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20 March 2011

Do My Own?

by James Mather

MG Midget 1500 5 Speed Conversion

Do my Own? Could I do you think?...

What the heck. I was once an engineer. Itís like riding a bike...

I did the design (more elsewhere) and jumped in with both feet. I bought 10 castings. I used one myself and kept another as a drill jig, so I had 8 castings left. The pattern cost me £150. Each casting cost £20. So if I got £40 each (plus carriage but no vat) I was happy. The drilling could be done using the MG Midget and Sierra bellhousings as drill jigs, thus ensuring perfect alignment. The lathe work was easy and I had an easy to follow drawing. I would have preferred not to do the lathe work for £10 , go on then. Well they sold, slowly on first come, first served basis.

Since I havenít had any, I could have sold loads. THERE ARE NEVER GOING TO BE ANY MORE before you ask. The foundry went bust and my pattern disappeared.

I have the drawing for the clutch slave cylinder and details of how make the propshaft.

Here is one Bob Tooke prepared earlier... Multi point Fuel Injection too. Nice. Really nice.
http://www.bobtooke.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

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