Also in this year, a Triumph steering rack was fitted, giving a gearing that was somewhat lower than earlier Midgets. The rear springs were replaced by more conventional semi-elliptic types, which gave a better ride. A car with the cc engine was tested by the British magazine The Motor in and had a top speed of Pushrod overhead valve Carburation: A total of 26, were made. The Midget used the 12G cylinder head casting that was common to other BMC cars, whereas the Cooper 'S' had a special head with not only larger inlet, but also larger exhaust valves; however, these exhaust valves caused many 'S' heads to fail through cracking between the valve seats. Engine power output fell to
For the dirt racing car, see midget car racing.
1964 MG Midget Technical Specifications and Dimensions
Brief technical specifications… Engine Number of Cylinders: In Augustthe compression ratio on North American engines was reduced to 8. Pushrod overhead valve Carburation: Alternators were fitted instead of dynamos generators from onwards. Wire spoked wheels became available. This was not welcome especially after the more reliable A series engine. The hood US — topthough modified, continued to have a removable frame that had to be erected before the cover was put on.