Jump to navigation. It was based upon the successful Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite but with significant body changes and similar Sprite versions continued alongside to This was the case as it suffered the most significant changes of any MG of the period. Unfortunately, the choice was one guaranteed to generate controversy, as it was the Triumph cc unit that was fitted to the Midgets market rival, the Spitfire, and Dolomite saloons.
This MG Midget is Powered by a V-4 Honda Motorcycle Engine - The Drive
The MG Midget had a heritage within the British automaker. The name disappeared after the last K3 model of , but the T-Series were Midgets in spirit. Through , the Sprite and Midget were built side-by-side as fraternal twins differing only in badges, grilles, and minor trim and equipment. The Midget then carried on alone through
This MG Midget is Powered by a V-4 Honda Motorcycle Engine
He found an old RJS racing harness for eight dollars at a swap meet and decided to build a sports car around it. After searching for a while he purchased a MG Midget on Craigslist with a damaged engine but otherwise in great shape. After some careful measuring, he found the V4 would fit nicely. The engine comes with four carburetors and makes horsepower 87 kW and 70 lb-ft 95 Nm of torque.
A hero in Dayton, Ohio, named Chuck Bridgman has conducted a rather interesting engine swap in one of the most charming cars from the era of the British roadster. He found a MG Midget with a broken engine big surprise and swapped out its original 1,cc inline-four shared with the Triumph Spitfire for an unexpected powerplant. Despite being a smaller engine designed for a smaller vehicle with half the wheels, this is actually a significant performance upgrade for the car.