Midget GAN5UB98363G - 2015 October

MG #5 1971 Midget. Replacing leaking rear brake cylinders with new, installing new right hand mirror, washer pump, battery clamp, and fixing the bad ground on the right hand headlamp and side light.

Midget GAN5UB98363G - 2015 July

MG #5 1971 Midget. Replacing the Hood. The old AMCO top had brittle and cloudy windows. While folding down the top for the spring/summer driving season the rear window split. A new Robbins top was ordered from topsonline.com. The old top was removed to install the new and rust was found under the flange cover. The flange was cleaned and repaired with hand shaped replacement sections. Now back to installing the top. The top frame was removed, cleaned, and given a fresh coat of black paint. With the top frame bolted to the car the top was placed over the frame in the sun. The back of the hood (top) was centered on the flange from door to door and fastened with the retaining bar with male snaps. Tenax snaps were installed. The top fit snug after being stretched and glued to the header rail. Header retainer riveted and seal squeezed into the retainer. Done. Note on quality of Robbins top, the top and windows are of excellent material. I did find that the shape or cut of the top pattern was 3/8 inch too short in the width across the header rail even with warming in the July sun. Also the material that clips to the windsreen side pillar was short on the right hand side.

Midget GAN5UB98363G - 2014 September

MG #5 1971 Midget. Clutch engaging at pedal on the floor. The clutch pedal was engaging the clutch almost on the floor. Hydraulics were checked and found operational but the master and slave were leaking. The slave hose looked like it was still the original and the rubber was cracked and wet with fluid. During the analysis of the clutch hydraulics, it was discovered that the clutch fork was bent. You ask how, well a previous owner compensated for the leaking hydraulics by lengthening the push rod and at some point another replaced the slave giving too much movement to the fork. The new master, slave, slave hose, push rod, and clutch fork were installed. All worn bolts and clevis pins were replaced with new. While the engine is out paint.

Midget GAN5UB98363G - 2014 March

MG #5 1971 Midget. Coming alive after long storage. Changed oil in engine with new filter and transmission. Tune up, adjust valves, points plugs, and time. Replace all rubber belts and hoses, radiator hoses, brake hoses, and fuel lines. Drain antifreeze and replace with fresh 50/50 mix. Replace fan belt with new and correct length. Compound polish the weather paint.

Midget GAN5UB98363G - 2013 December

MG #5 1971 Midget. After a few months of inquiry, investigation, and paper work, I purchased a Midget from a storage facility. The car owner was behind in rent and the storage facility was eager to move it from their property.