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Re: Fitting a 74 engine in a 66 Midget

Subject: Re: Fitting a 74 engine in a 66 Midget
From: (Will Zehring)
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 16:00:32 -0500
Glenn asks:

>I'm in the process of restoring a 1974 MG Midget and have the opportunity
>to purchase a rust-free 66 Midget that isn't running right now.  Seeing as
>my 74 has enough rust (sills, etc.) and some body damage and the 66 is
>cheap enough that buying it and making one running car out of the two makes
>sense, can anyone tell me whether my 74 engine and transmission might fit
>the 66?  Also,  what else could I anticipate being interchangeable?

I'm not experienced with the Midget side of things that much (no one has 
managed to sell me that ultra-solid pre-67 migdet for an abominably low 
price), but...   isn't the '66 engine *better* than the '74?  When was the 
switch to the 1500cc s**tfire engine?  Why not just change your plans and 
restore a '66?

Will Zehring

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