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Offline Milwaukee Midget

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5295 on: August 31, 2015, 04:34:25 PM »
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5296 on: August 31, 2015, 06:52:25 PM »
Chris,
The GSXR set up looks easier. You could easily band saw the set I have into individual throttle bodies but then the "challenge" would start. Note when the throttle bodies are individual you "Must" put some sort of adjustable coupling between the shafts so that the butterflys can be synced. My Hilborn set up on my little modified is actually mounted to the engine with hose and the bodies have a set of 5/16 dia stainless rods that align every thing so they came with one long throttle shaft. When the engine was cold it would idle aroung 800 rpm as it warmed up things changed and it then idled at 1200, but you could take a screw driver and push on some of the butterflys and the idle would drop. I cut throttle shaft between each throttle body and got some couplers from Kinsler and now I can set each throttle body individually. Idles better and runs better. You can see them on the attached pic.

Also you might just have Hilborn make a set for your BMC like they did for my Zetec. I think I paid $1700 which included the TPS , injectors and the fuel rail.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5297 on: September 03, 2015, 06:58:11 AM »

Mark - I found a wheel supplier!

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/ROVER-K-SERIES-DIY-BIKE-CARB-THROTTLE-BODIES-INLET-MANIFOLD-KIT-41mm-/151732150262?hash=item2353f0dff6

Not tapered, but a starting point.


Possible, but get more information.

If the tube ID at the head face is more than 33mm . . . . . . . .   me no likey . . . . . . .

If you can get a tapered tube, 33mm @ the head face and 38/40mm at the throttle end, that would be ideal.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5298 on: September 03, 2015, 08:07:02 AM »
Dick at MG Ltd. has been taper boring his custom BMC intake manifolds. 
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5299 on: September 03, 2015, 09:09:09 AM »
Dick at MG Ltd. has been taper boring his custom BMC intake manifolds. 

 :-o

I keep looking overseas, and I forget about the resources right down the street!  :-D



"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5300 on: September 04, 2015, 06:56:49 AM »
Dick at MG Ltd. has been taper boring his custom BMC intake manifolds. 

 :-o

I keep looking overseas, and I forget about the resources right down the street!  :-D


Mike @ Deerfield has made a custom taper bored inlet manifold for his SCCA "Turdner".    He could probably machine up what is required.     He can also do a CAD layout on center for proper alignment in both planes.

Just another possibility.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5301 on: September 06, 2015, 06:53:59 AM »
Dick at MG Ltd. has been taper boring his custom BMC intake manifolds. 

 :-o

I keep looking overseas, and I forget about the resources right down the street!  :-D


Mike @ Deerfield has made a custom taper bored inlet manifold for his SCCA "Turdner".    He could probably machine up what is required.     He can also do a CAD layout on center for proper alignment in both planes.

Just another possibility.

 :cheers:
Fordboy


Can Terry machine items like these?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5302 on: September 06, 2015, 08:08:47 AM »
midget,

Hate to ask, but what is the status of "Lazarus from Dodge City" . . . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5303 on: September 06, 2015, 06:02:52 PM »
Yes Terry can machine them and would be happy to do it. So long as their not called turds.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5304 on: September 10, 2015, 08:33:17 AM »
Just ask Sparky -

Terry can machine a sunny day, if we get him the materials.  :wink:
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5305 on: September 10, 2015, 09:00:43 AM »
midget,

Hate to ask, but what is the status of "Lazarus from Dodge City" . . . . . . .

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Fordboy

Well, I've been driving the MGB - and who EVER thought one would be using an MGB as a dependable backup vehicle - but I'm thinking the scrap heap might be the best bet at this time.

It's pulled the Midget to Maxton once and to Bonneville 3 times.  In the time I've owned it, I've sunk almost 12K in tires and repairs into it, it gets 13 mpg in town - I actually got better mileage towing the Midget on the highway than I do day-to-day - it's miserable in the snow - the MGB actually gets around better in the snow, and I'm not making that up - and the front end is shot again.  Looking over the history before I got it, it's had a total of 4 front end rebuilds.  It's currently stuck in "limp mode", won't shift out of 2nd and is tach limited to 2900 RPM, it's going to take about $500 in repairs just to get it to the point that we can get an accurate diagnosis on the transmission, it's 10 years old, and I'm sick of dickin' with it.

First fool with a trailer and willing to trade a running Pinto or Toyota Tercel can have it.

« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 09:06:46 AM by Milwaukee Midget »
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5306 on: September 10, 2015, 09:46:10 AM »
You sound like my ex friend Guido.
He bought his daughters both MGBs.
He later admitted he'd punished them more than he helped. :-D

You guys with British cars are tough.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5307 on: September 11, 2015, 06:17:08 PM »
Chris, Fire up the POM Rod. You got a hard top and with those headers right under your feet you wont need a heater. Those tires might be a little squirrelly on 3 feet of snow. It does snow where you live,right?
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5308 on: September 11, 2015, 07:36:39 PM »

It does snow where you live,right?
Terry



Terry, I "think" it does snow where the Midget lives and it evidently got to him in 2014!  :-D  :-D  :-D


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Today is Ground Hog Day – the day when the Ground Hog digs up out of his burrow, pokes his head up, and determines if we will have 6 more weeks of winter, or if spring is right around the corner.

If the Ground Hog does not see his shadow, spring is right around the corner.  If the Ground Hog sees his shadow, then we have 6 more weeks of winter.

So I got up bright and early on this clear, sunny, yet bitterly cold February morning, and welcomed the Ground Hog . . .



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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5309 on: September 12, 2015, 01:27:47 AM »
Not cool but hey I don't know ground hogs :cry:
Moles are my other half's pet hate.
She poured a gallon of Castrol GTX down his burrow
and asked if I thought it might work?.

My answer was "you know who John Force is, he's probably a 1/4 mile away''.
The woman wet herself. This mole is a sharp operator, the 5 Jack Russells can't get him.
He only "digs" our lawn. I guess the neighbors don't even know what a mole is.
Chris, was that the ACE of spades?. You should be in the bigs!!!. :-D