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22-Sep-2016

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For All Your MGA Parts and Specialist Advice Contact The UK's Mr MGA:

Bob West

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For The Most Comprehensive On-Line MGA Technical Advice and Data Visit Barney Gaylord's Website in The USA:

 

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British Car Jacks

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My 1958 MGA 1500 - Chassis No. 55600

The car was built on 27-28 August 1958, painted Old English White and with a black interior. It was dispatched to the USA on 29 August 1958.  It came back to the UK on 09 December 1996, having spent the previous 22 years in a barn in San Diego.  The car underwent a 16 month total rebuild to original specification. 

Before/After Rebuild 

Heritage Certificate

USA Memorabilia

Since the rebuild in 1996/1997 I have carried out a number of modifications outlined below:

 

Overview of Recent Work

Fitted 7-Blade Asymmetric Fan

January 2016

Fitted New Fuel Tank

November 2015

Moss Information Leaflet

Fitted a sump plug in the Ford Type 9 Gear Box

August 2015

Now that we no longer need to display tax discs I have had a period disc made showing the date of manufacture, year of registration and my local post office.

I bought it from this website: www.poplargreg.com

See here also for the data sheets that were provided with the disc

Very pleased with the product and inexpensive

 

Grill external quick release fitted. This overcomes the issues associated with jammed bonnets

Grill Release

 

Hi torque pre-engaged starter fitted.  Wonderful difference to the frequent gnashing of teeth from the original inertia starter.

Hi Torque Starter

 

Recent additions are home-made stub stacks to improve airflow from the Volkes air canisters to the carburettors.  I had a set tested on a 3-bearing 1800 engine fitted in an MGA with the following result: Peak power increased from 88.03HP at 4641rpm to 92.31HP at 4601rpm and peak torque increased from 104.4ft-lb at 4350rpm to 107.4ft-lb at 4350rpm

 Stub Stacks

 

Getting too old to lie under the car these days.  This lifts the car just over a metre. Only done the basic testing so far. 

Be warned, this lift will only slide under an MGA (from the back) with wire wheels that has the wider steel wheel back axle

Two Of Many Pictures Taken For Classic Car World

More Professional Pictures

Courtesy Classic Car World

(Rob Hawkins - photographer rhmedia@ntlworld.com )

The car featured in

Classic Car Mart November 2014

Classic Car Mart

 

Other Content You Will Find On This Site:

'The Motor' & 'Autocar' Database

This database covers cars tested by both magazines between 1953 and 1975.  It consists of 1053 cars.  The database lists the summary performance of each car.  I am also populating the spreadsheet with a thumbnail picture of each car.  Just hover the mouse pointer over the vehicle name (only the cells with the red triangle in the corner have been upgraded with an image).

Contact me for an electronic copy of any car road test.  Reports are similar to those for the MGA opposite.

Road Test Database - Excel Spreadsheet Updated 25 March 2010

Road Test Database - Web based Updated 03 January 2010

MGA Road Test Reports - A collection of MGA road tests from the 50s.

The Motor MGA 1500 Roadtest dated 1956

The Motor MGA 1500 Hardtop Coupe Roadtest dated 1958

The Motor MGA Twin Cam Two-Seater Roadtest dated 1958

The Motor MGA 1600 Roadtest dated 1959

Autocar MGA 1500 Roadtest dated 23 September 1955

Autocar MGA 1600 Roadtest  dated 9 October 1959

Autocar MGA Twin Cam Roadtest  dated 18 July 1958

1958 Earls Court Motor Show Featuring The Twin Cam Debut

 

Links:

MGA Links updated 31 December 2014

Technical Information Updated 31 December 2014

MGA Owners Gallery Updated 31 December 2014

MGA Service Parts Lists - All Models (MGA Guru Website) Updated 31 December 2014

268 photos of a very original MGA 1600 (MGA Guru Website) Updated 15 January 2015

 

MGA Publications:

MG Publications  Updated 31 December 2014

 

MGA In Films:

MGA In Films  Updated 31 December 2014

Memorabilia:

Memorabilia  Updated 31 December 2014

Speckled Hen - the MG beer Updated 31 December 2014

MGA Era Motoring Adverts Updated 31 December 2014

 

Significant MGA Journey In My Car:

MGA 50th Anniversary Pictures from Le Mans 2005

Snippets & Miscellaneous:

SU Carburettor Tuning Tool Kit

Odds and Sods  updated 31 December 2014

Fuel Cost and MPG Calculator updated 31 December 2014

MGAs In Oz updated 31 December 2014

 

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All photographs on this site are my copyright unless otherwise stated.  I have no problem with photographs being copied for private use and on enthusiast websites, but if they are to be used on commercial sites please contact me prior to use. I will not charge but it would be nice to know.

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