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MG Midget (1961 - 1979)


Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a MG Midget, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your MG Midget. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your MG Midget can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

What's covered: 

MG Midget & Austin-Healy Sprite 1958-1980
Rear wheel drive
Series –

Austin Healey Sprite 1958-1972
MG Midget 1958-1980
MG Midget 1500 Roadster 1974-1980

Body – Convertible

Engine – Petrol: 948cc OHV (9CG), 1098cc OHV (10CG, 10CC), 1275cc OHV (12); 1493cc OHV (PE94J) 4-cylinder

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Engine
Chapter 2: Cooling system
Chapter 3: Fuel, exhaust and emission control systems
Chapter 4: Ignition system
Chapter 5: Clutch
Chapter 6: Gearbox
Chapter 7: Propeller shaft
Chapter 8: Rear axle
Chapter 9: Braking system
Chapter 10: Electrical system
Chapter 11: Suspension and steering
Chapter 12: Bodywork and fittings
Wiring Diagrams

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When it came out in 1961, the MG Midget was, in essence, a rebadged Austin-Healey Sprite built to win back sales from the car it shared so much with. Under the hood lay a 948cc four-cylinder engine that produced a mighty 46hp. Life with the MG Midget was fairly basic, with even a heater listed as an optional extra. There were no external door handles, and the side windows merely slid back and forward. The Mk2 Midget of 1964, gained wind-up windows, external locks and a boost to 59hp. In 1974, the Midget was fitted with large plastic bumpers to meet Federal regulations. It also got more power. This version continued until its demise in 1980. Haynes has MG repair manuals and online maintenance procedures to suit your needs whether you’re a professional mechanic or a DIY car enthusiast. Our MG Midget manual will be the ideal guide through every stage of servicing or repairing your car.