Re: parting out 1973 MG Midget

Joe Maggiore <joema@...>
 

Yes, but please change the email address to joemamg@.... I created
the hotmail account to keep from getting bombarded on my "regular" account.
FYI, I listed an ad on the MGCARS website and I can't keep up with the
responses, but please forward it on with the above change. Thanks.

Joe Maggiore.

----- Original Message -----
From: Larry B. Macy <macy@...>
To: <Philly_MG_Club@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] parting out 1973 MG Midget


Joe,

What a horrible way for a nice car to die. Can I forward this to the
Spridget list? Probably get a lot of takers there.

I need new front wings, at some point, but those won't fit :-(

Larry

PS what was the reserve? If you don't mind telling.

On 7/25/01 5:51 PM, "Joe Maggiore" <joemamg@...> wrote:

Attention all club members:

I am parting out my 1973 MG Midget starting this weekend and am giving
club
members first shot at the parts. Please email me for any parts requests
and I
will email you price and availability. Currently, I have the whole car,
but
parts are sure to go quickly. Below you'll see a description of the car
when
it was recently listed on ebay but didn't meet the reserve.

Joe Maggiore
joema@...

First the violin story. This is 1973 MG Midget that was recently
restored
(always garaged since restoration) and then rear ended just days after a
fresh
engine rebuild and new clutch: The car was totaled by the insurance
company -
I have the Salvage title only. I did not have the heart to see it sent
to a
yard and rot away since everything was right on this car. Here's a
chance of a
lifetime to get all the restoration parts in one shot - I used NOS
whenever
possible and have all receipts to prove it. I have over $10,000 invested
into
this car. The car is driveable, but the unibody is bent slightly on the
trunk
floor and buckled behind the trunk - thus I must sell it as a parts car.
The
good news is that the rest of the car appears untouched. Here's a
PARTIAL list
of what has been done to the Midget in the past year: Passed PA
inspection
just a couple of months ago and is still current. Newly rebuilt engine
and
three-piece clutch - engine has 70+ lbs of pressure when starting and
was
driven for hours without a problem (remember it was JUST rebuilt - so I
haven't driven it for more than a weekend with the fresh rebuild). The
engine
never smoked, overheated or had serious problems even before the
rebuild.
Transmission is in excellent condition. New front Fenders, Hood, quarter
panel, fan shroud - any rust (though minor) repaired correctly -
underside of
car was fine before restoration and did not need any repair. Rebuilt SU
carburetors and new SU fuel pump. Gas tank slushed and re-etched. All
new
suspension bushings, rebuilt front shocks and outer tie rods. New front
disks,
brake lines and rear brake hardware. All wiring and electrical repaired
or
replaced, new coil, wires, spark plugs, etc. Dashboard - perfect
condition -
not one crack! New carpet Recent top - clear window, no tears All new
exhaust
including hardware. Recently re-chromed front bumper and NOS
bumperettes. New
tires and trim rings. All new rubbers seals - door, trunk, lights,
windows
(including windshield seal). Rebuilt speedometer. New chrome trim:
headlights,
door sill, MIDGET lettering, grill surrounds, wiper bezels, etc. Plus
many,
many more miscellaneous parts replaced. Look at the pictures and see for
yourself. Best of luck. Please save this car!!

--

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
macy@...
System Manager/Administrator
Neuropsychiatry Section
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. - 10 Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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