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1961 MGA. Dusted off and clean up started

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Poor baby was being neglected, so compounded, buffed and waxed....

Before, kinda dull and dirty...
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After..... better now:
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Interior still needs to be done, but heres a walk around...
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Some of the good weather cars are starting to rise up from their deep winter slumbers. About time too!
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Some of the good weather cars are starting to rise up from their deep winter slumbers. About time too!
Pierre
It's pretty much always summertime in Florida! :lmao: A cool winters day there is probably like a cool summer day in Ontario. :))

Nice MG. What year is that?
 

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Sweet!! Any engine shots?
 

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Nice MG. What year is that?
Doh, ....I can't believe I missed the year in the thread title :'(

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Engine compartment still needs a bunch of attention, but here's how it is now
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Wow that's beautiful!

My friends were really into Austin Healy's and MG's... Yours looks fantastic! 1.6 liter is a pretty sizable engine for those cars, right? I remember a lot of talk of 1.1 and 1.2 liter engines..

I think it looks like amazing shape- perfect season to take rides, right?!

Are those Webber side-draught carbs? 8)

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Early models were 1500 cc's (55-59)
68 hp originally, upgraded to 72hp

Later models had the 1600 cc (59-62)
78 hp

According to The Motor Magazine in 1959 top speed was 96 mph and 0-60 was 13.3 seconds.... it also got 24.7 mpg back then.

They also did a 1600 twin cam. (58-60)
100 hp
 

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Sharky--that sure brings back memories---my first sports car was a white 1960 MGA roadster---I had a lot of fun driving it in the mountains of Colorado--a drunk driver with a 55 cadilac with the bullet bumper wiped the whole driver side out in Kansas---I didn't have comp ins and he didn't have any ins and got away because his family was rich. I didn't even see him since it was at night and he had already been bailed out and headed back to Denver before I got out of the hosp the next morning---I have forgiven him but it was awfully hard on me as a young kid still owing 2K and only having an ugly car left---- I drove it with the mangled side for a couple years till I went into the AF in 1963.--it was sure a fun car--a lot of good memories with it--good seeing your nice 61----Dave
 

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Wow that's beautiful!

My friends were really into Austin Healy's and MG's... Yours looks fantastic! 1.6 liter is a pretty sizable engine for those cars, right? I remember a lot of talk of 1.1 and 1.2 liter engines..

I think it looks like amazing shape- perfect season to take rides, right?!

Are those Webber side-draught carbs? 8)

Bernie
Bernie,

They're SU carbs.
 

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SU is correct.

They are the stock H2 carbs, but I have a set of the larger H4's from an MGB that im planning to rebuild and swap in. The MGB had an 1800 cc engine and bigger carbs, the bigger carbs help the smaller 1600 breathe a little better and add a few HP.
 

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Whoa! That Bee (A) is busy under its Bonnet ain't it?
Sharky, beautiful automobile!
 
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