MG Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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2fordracer
Ronnie Hourigan
Plymouth, IN
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Registered:
03/07/2010 03:36PM

Main British Car:
1978 MG V8 Midget 302 Ford

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The MG Midget Cobra is finished.....!
Posted by: 2fordracer
Date: May 26, 2017 11:40PM

After a 4 year project documented on this website the ONE OF MG Midget Cobra is ready for some young enthusiast to drive and show this unique creation of my dream for years. I'm 73 and have never planned to drive or show this little rocket ship, only to enjoy the building process in my leisure time of retirement. I have built many many cars for customers the last 50 years but this is my first and only project for myself. $30K gets you a 40,000 mile rust free Arizona born and raised original body/chassis.
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TC
Thomas Canty

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04/25/2017 02:02PM

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Re: The MG Midget Cobra is finished.....!
Posted by: TC
Date: May 28, 2017 05:36PM

Too much for me to spend on ANYTHING, but love to see some photos of what you did with the 5.0. Is it as nice as the outside of the car?


2fordracer
Ronnie Hourigan
Plymouth, IN
(7 posts)

Registered:
03/07/2010 03:36PM

Main British Car:
1978 MG V8 Midget 302 Ford

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Re: The MG Midget Cobra is finished.....!
Posted by: 2fordracer
Date: June 13, 2017 06:22PM

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2389 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: The MG Midget Cobra is finished.....!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 13, 2017 07:19PM

Looks like you put a TON of work into that ride! Good luck on the sale; certainly looks like top notch work.


TC
Thomas Canty

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04/25/2017 02:02PM

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Re: The MG Midget Cobra is finished.....!
Posted by: TC
Date: June 15, 2017 01:27PM

That engine's just as cool as the rest of the car. LOVE that massive "blower belt."

Is that an MSD distributor, looks right at home. And the coil box tucked right in. SO many folks mount those to the inner fender well then have to deal with overly the long coil wire.

Your engine is as tight and tidy as it comes, and somehow looks like it was born there, VERY nice work ! !


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(350 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: The MG Midget Cobra is finished.....!
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: June 15, 2017 03:15PM

Ronnie,,,,,,,, what a phenominal job !! your fab skills are nonsurpassed ! I wish we could have worked with you on the body portion
of your project !!! you have done all the SPRIDGET lovers a huge service and the SPRIDGET naysayers how to do it !!
DAVE


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