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Re: Midget Shonhorn fit?

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Subject: Re: Midget Shonhorn fit?
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 20:40:53 -0700
I am 6'1", 158 lbs., and for me the seatback in a Mark III Midget (the 
only type I've driven) needed to be about, oh, 4 to 6 inches further away 
from the steering wheel for comfort. That is when it was all the way back 
against the bulkhead. You also probably could not get your legs 
around/under the stock wheel. It is also a liitle tight in the 
shoulders/elbows  department. Other than that they're a blast to drive. 
But if you get the idea that I'm trying to steer you away from a Midget, 
you're right.

On the other hand, a B has almost infinite leg room (if you have 
infinitely long arms), and a lot more elbow and shoulder room. The 
"head-sticking-above-the-windscreen" phenomenon is the main drawback. 
Curiously, headroom is not an issue with the soft top (just visibility).

IMO, FWIW,... don't take my word for it, show up at a Midget event and 
ask to sit in one.

Jason Suknot had this to say:

>I am new to the list and am contemplating purchasing a Midget as a second
>car and play toy. I have always been drawn to these cars but have never
>owned one. My question to the group, I am 6' 2" and about 250lbs. will I
>even fit in one? If I fit will I be comfortable on afternoon drives in the
>country? Would a MGB be a better alternative for a guy my size? Please slam
>me with your opinions especialy if you are about my same size.
>Thanks for the help,


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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