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MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion

Sale price: £32,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 10.07.2013

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29.06.2013: £34,500.00

Car location: ningwood, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: MG
Model: J2
Year: 1933
Type: sports/convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Green
Seats: 2
Engine: 1,249
Transmission: manual
Fuel: Petrol
Power: 56
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion for sale

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  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion
  •  MG J2 MIDGET GREEN with sensitive XPAG conversion

1933 MG J2 with sensitive XPAG conversion (conversion not externally visible). The braking system has also been upgraded to MG TA hydraulics. These modifications make for a fantastic. reliable and definitely fun driving experience!

When I originally purchased the car in 2010 it had a Ford E93A engine which was a common conversion in the 1970's. Following a lot of time and effort 'messing around with' the Ford engine I decided that the effort required to sort it out properly was more than I was prepared to put in to a non-original engine. The engine originally fitted to the J2 is not known to be particularly reliable as it only has a two-bearing crank-shaft. They are also like hen's teeth to find!

A little more research indicated that it may be possible to fit an XPAG engine into the J2. This normally requires modifications to the J2 chassis and bonnet. however as a mechanical engineer I decided. based upon the XPAG engine dimensions. that the conversion should be possible without modifying the J2. A few engine modifications later (including a fan belt tension adjusting system that keeps the dynamo in a fixed position). it was installed along with a modern geared-starter motor (the original starter clashed with the steering column) and MG TC exhaust system. resulting in a great little motor.

Modifications/ improvements include;

XPAG 1250cc Engine/ gearbox with unleaded conversion

Shortened. balanced propshaft

New dynamo (Lucas C40) and voltage regulator

New Facet fuel pump (solid state - located out of sight near the fuel tank)

New MG TC stainless steel exhaust

MG TA/ TB hydraulic brake conversion inc. brakes overhauled and new flexible front brake pipes

New Geared started (modern high torque. low current version)

New Electronic ignition (purchased. not currently fitted): new points were fitted just after purchase

New fan belt

New High-spark ignition coil. HT leads and points


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She will also come with a new clutch. clutch housing (pressure plate). release bearing and clutch fork

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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. comments or would like to arrange a viewing. Call me on 07884 181 204 to have a chat.


Cheers Benn

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