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Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 8:19 AM
Subject: Weird Midget clutch - vibration - the registration saga
> When I tried to engage the first gear, it did not succeed. With lots of
> noise and emberassed feeling the engine stalled. Reason is, that I
> the clutchpedal too deep. It has very little travel anyway and should be
> depressed little.
> When depressed fully, the clutch does not disengage well anymore.
> I never experienced this with any other car sofar. Also quick gear changes
> were not possible.
> What is the cause?
My MGB had clutch problems when fully depressing the pedal - but that was a
squealing noise. Mine was caused by the impending failure of the release
bearing. The Midget problem sounds to me like it could well be in the same
> Vibration: The midget shows engine vibration around 2000 RPM - this also
> occurs with my BGT, although a bit more. My brother tells me this comes
> the dual carb principle.
> What's the list's opinion?
Never heard of that before - unless the carbs are badly out of tune/balance.