I have heard of modifications to the lubrication system that drastically improves matters, but this is not an everyday modification. With the cc engine now producing 59bhp due to a new three branch manifold, larger inlet valves and improved porting, the Midget was becoming sophisticated. If the latter have collapsed through corrosion, the back of the car will be sitting low; there should be a three-inch gap between the top of the rear tyre and the wheelarch. An electric OP gauge is an easy addition, but it's one more thing to worry about. The camshaft journal has a groove that allows oil to flow past it, directly into this channel. It has been said, and justifiably, that the Sprite and Midget as produced by the MG Car Company from until , provided motoring enthusiasts with by far the most amount of enjoyment, for by far the least amount of money.
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Back to home page Return to top. Electrical Oil Pressure bar sender unit Thread M14 x 1. The black dial background is easy to read along with the face lighting to provide good night visibility. Increasing oil pressure to 70 psi or more can have other effects as well, some of them detrimental. More refinements More refinements
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Ok and here is what Simons has ended Up With Rolling road tests showing bhp at the flywheel about 80 at the rear wheels and that was using only 4 psi boost. See a thread "Hydraulic Hose Seals for Dummies" So, as you can see I'm not far enough ahead to have useful info to contribute. An Oil cooler might be needed, you will have to run and see. I was also very lucky as I was taken a few times to the VIP enclosures at some air shows where Spitfires would by flying, and had the opportunity to meet some of the pilots. This stops the driver worrying. I have heard of modifications to the lubrication system that drastically improves matters, but this is not an everyday modification. Probably the initial and greatest appeal of all Sprites and Midgets is their affordability and very low running costs, but pretty quickly new owners are captivated by the cars pin sharp handling and throttle response.
If it was done just before I bought the car, then it would not only waste my time, it would also waste my money. I have 50psi quickly after a minute or so reducing to psi. It fits into your Airline or directly onto a Spray gun to prevent water contaminating paintwork. An electric OP gauge is an easy addition, but it's one more thing to worry about. I had checked the new gauge before fining. I would agree that nothing you state gives rise to concern at the moment. On these and all MGBs with the vertical element filter, which always drains empty, it takes a few seconds to fill and get oil pressure on start up.