The Electric MG Midget Conversion Project
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Home Engine Removal Motor Musing The Motor
Yank'n the Tranny The Coupler It's Coupled Some Detail
Almost Ready Earth day's close It Runs! Much Later
Mice! New Power Nice Dog House Pretty Much Done

Here it is....The victim. A 1973 MG Midget
The plan is simple....Pull out the old gas guzzling, smog coughing internal combustion engine and lovingly place in a nice new electric motor....Cool huh?
Oddly, this old gas guzzling, smog coughing internal combustion engine really isn't since it does not run and has not run since 1984 or so. I suppose that the best thing would be to simply chuck the whole thing and ride a bike...... What kind of fun would that be?

The car's history:
Back in like 1983 I purchased this car from a place called "Import Auto" in Fort Wayne Indiana for around 1 Kilobucks. Import Auto was a import car specialist for parts and service.
At the time I put myself through college by fixing up old Triumphs, Fiats and MGs. This particular car was abandoned at Import Auto since the owners did not pay the repair bill. I thought that was OK since the owner of Import Auto was applying for a mechanics lean.... Well, much to my surprise, Import Auto closed one night and all traces of the title disappeared.......
Since then I have completed college, gotten married, had a couple kids and aged a whole lot of years. Meanwhile, the car collected dust in garage and shed.

Some simple facts:
If it ran, it would have approximately 65 horsepower and 72 foot-pounds of torque.
Unladen Weight Approximately 1,510lbs
Length 11',5-5/8''
Width 4' ,6-7/8''
Height 4',5/8''
1st Gear - 12.5:1
2nd Gear - 7.5:1
3rd Gear - 5.3:1
4th Gear - 3.9:1
Tire - 145SR 13

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