1934 PA MG 4 Seater Tourer
Sale price: $39264 make an offer
Last update: 11.11.2013
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Car location: Eltham, Victoria, AustraliaSeller's notes: Not quite concourse but everything in excellent working order and a lovely car all up.
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
The white metal bearings seized. and during disassembly it was found that the original block and head were a bit sad. so brand new ones were acquired from England. It is now at 60 mm bore x 83 mm stroke. i. e. PB specifications (939 cc). and the new block is designed to be opened out to 62 mm if necessary. It has new pistons. rods and new Mini shell bearings fitted to mains and rods. It also has hardened valve seats fitted to the new head to allow the use of unleaded fuel without additives. and new rocker gear. The twin SU carburetors have also been fully reconditioned with new bushed shaft and kits. The flywheel has been lightened and a new ring gear fitted. The engine is now running like the proverbial Swiss watch! A lot of this work was done by Crankshaft Rebuilders and finished by Historic & Vintage Restorations. who still have the car to do a couple of small jobs on. i. e. chrome the better windscreen frame I bought from the UK and glaze and reassemble it with a new wind protector rubber at the bottom. and fit a new quick-release filler cap assembly as the old dog-bone one was lost on a trip.
Gearbox is in excellent condition and with practice can be changed without excessive crunching. even when not using the clutch. The lightening of the flywheel will help with gear changes. The front of the crankshaft is fitted with a pulley so that an engine-mounted supercharger can be fitted. The Toyota SC12 is an ideally sized and acceptable Roots blower for pre-war MGs.
All 5 tyres are original triple block pattern 4. 00 x 19 Classicos in virtually new condition (now named Blockley Tyres). Full weather gear is provided. being of brand new English double duck built as per original on the original frame. and it even has the flap on the driver's side for giving hand signals with the side curtain on. and includes roof. 4 side curtains and a 3-piece tonneau cover. of which I somehow seem to have misplaced the driver's portion. I have only ever had the hood up once. preferring the open air! It also has modern flashing indicators fitted. and the original arm indicators still work. although one needs a new lens. I never used them so didn't bother.
A new low level battery is installed. and a trickle charger goes with it (in Australia) that can be mounted next to the battery to keep it charged when the car is not in use if desired. The plug can be hidden away on the rear floor or under the folded hood. This saves having to remove the rear seat to access the battery for charging. The original coil voltage regulator was a bit iffy so has been replaced with a specially designed electronic one. a common practice for better reliability. This can't be seen under the firewall mounted regulator/fuse box cover. The engine photo shows the new water pump.
The differential has a new crown wheel and pinion. and I have had it serviced fully with all new bearings and lock washers. as well as new wheel bearings. lock washers and seals. Also the fuel pump has had a new kit put in it. There is a spare fuel pump (also reconditioned) and a spare distributor with drive dog fitted for a quick change-over. I carried these on board along with basic tools. copper hammer. jack and wheel brace. Two correct Tecalemit oilers also go with the car - one to carry on a trip (smaller) and larger one for full servicing in the garage.
The original Tecalemit oil filter mount has long been replaced with an early specially designed replacement to take a modern screw-in filter.
I have also added a proper pre-war Lucas mirror with King of the Road badge. It also has a mirror mounted centrally on the scuttle. and has had aero screens fitted. but these were removed before I bought it. The holes now have brass screws in them so aero screens can be refitted. but I never saw the point - it's not a true sports car as much as a tourer. and is ideal for long leisurely trips away. not howling around a track or up a hill! All original parts replaced from the engine and elsewhere will go with the car if desired. Until finished the car can be inspected at Historic & Vintage Restorations in Blackburn. Victoria. I am selling because even though not a heavy car. I find it difficult to drive without power steering having had both shoulders replaced.
Obviously. a car can't be posted. but eBay does not have any other option for international exposure. Please treat my estimates of postage (shipping) for what they are - ridiculous wild guesses. and contact me about pick-up. trucking or international shipping by shipping container or air freight. If sold internationally. I can put the buyer in touch with a very good international shipper that specialises in cars. I used them to import the car from England without a scratch.
For payment I would prefer direct bank deposit or certified bank cheque. If the car is to be bought as is at H&RV before completion. I will oversee the finishing of it. Feel free to contact me for further information about the car (I'll have forgotten something!) and the timing of finishing the car. and for confirmation of the condition please feel free to contact Historic & Vintage Restorations in Cottage Street. Blackburn. Victoria where it currently can be inspected.
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