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MG Midget (1958 - 1980)


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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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MG Midget Mk I 1.0L (948cc) (1961 - 1962)
MG Midget Mk I 1.1L (1098cc) (1962 - 1964)
MG Midget Mk II 1.1L (1098cc) (1964 - 1966)
MG Midget MkIII 1.3L (1275cc) (1966 - 1974)  
MG Midget 1500 1.5L (1493cc) (1974 - 1980
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I 1.0L (948cc) (1958 - 1961)
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk II 1.0L (948cc) (1961 - 1964)
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk II 1.1L (1098cc) (1962 - 1964)
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk III 1.1L (1098cc) (1964 - 1966)
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk IV 1.3L (1275cc) (1966 - 1971)


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Mechanically the MG midget is identical to its Austin-Healey counterpart, retaining the rear suspension using quarter-elliptic leaf springs and trailing arms from the 'Frogeye'. The engine is a 948 cc A-Series with twin SU carburettors producing 46 hp at 5500 rpm . Brakes were 7-inch drums all round. A hard top, heater, radio and luggage rack were available as factory-fitted extras. In October 1962 the engine was increased to 1098 cc, raising the output to 56 hp at 5500 rpm, and disc brakes replaced the drums at the front. Wire spoked wheels became available. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of MG repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our MG Midget repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.