1936-1939 MG TA Midget

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The MG TA replaced the PB in 1936. It was an evolution of the previous car and was 3 inches (76 mm) wider in its track at 45 inches (1,100 mm) and 7 inches (180 mm) longer in its wheelbase at 94 inches (2,400 mm). The previous advanced overhead cam engine was now not in use by any other production car so it was replaced by a more typical MPJG OHV unit from the Wolseley 10 but with twin SU carburettors, modified camshaft and manifolding. The engine displaced just 1292 cc, with a stroke of 102 mm (4.0 in) and a bore of 63.5 mm (2.5 in) and power output was 50 hp (40.3 kW) at 4,500 rpm. The four speed manual gearbox now had on the two top ratios. Like the PB, most were two seat open cars with a steel body on an ash wood frame but it could also be had from 1938 as a Tickford drophead coupé with body by Salmsons of Newport Pagnell or closed "airline" coupé as fitted to the P type but only one of these is thought to have been made. It was capable of reaching nearly 80 mph (130 km/h) in standard tune with a 0–60 mph time of 23.1 seconds. Unlike the PB, hydraulic brakes were fitted. Just over 3,000 were made and in 1936 it cost £222 on the home market.

MG TA
1937 MG TA
Production 1936-1939
3,000
Body style(s) 2-door roadster
Airline coupé
Tickford drophead coupé.
Engine(s) 1292 cc MPJG type I4
Length 140 inches (3556 mm)
Width 56 inches (1422 mm)

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Second Hand car guide supplement". Practical Motorist 6 Nbr 68: between pages 768 & 769. date April 1960. 
  2. ^ Green, Malcolm (1997). MG Sports cars.. London: CLB International.. ISBN 1-85833-606-6. 

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