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Jim Gruber Avatar
Riverview, FL, USA   USA
Anyone got a copy of that ~25 step or so, How to Remove a Spridget Engine Checklist.

I'm sure I can do it by rote memory but wanted a checklist to make sure a step is not missed.

Bugsy going into the garage this PM to get started. Bonnet off today and remaining Checklist Items later this week.

Help arranged for Engine Pulling on next Sunday. Going to bare chassis in preparation for Rotisserie Restoration.

Color Matching Bedliner underneath and Old English White will be the final color along with Cherry Red Interior, Dash Restoration.

And so it starts.



Jim Gruber - Tampa/Riverview FL
Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new -
A truly rust free, garaged in Los Angeles for 57 years Bugeye

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
January 29, 2017
MG Midget: Engine Removal the Overview
This is documented on the web in many places but i find that having my own notes on the subject help no end
Remove in order
Remove Fiberglass front end
Radiator and hoses/ heater hoses
Ground strap/ speedo cable
4 x nuts holding engine mounts to body
2 x Bolts holding transmission
3 x Bolts holding gear stick in place
4 x Nuts holding the drive shaft at the diff scribe a mark on the yoke to install the nuts back in the same place.
Drain Gear box /engine oil
choke cable / accelerator cable
3 x nuts holding exhaust flange to pipe.
distributor wires/ starter wires /alternator plug
Oil pressure hose
Clutch slave cylinder body or just the hose
Chain up pull out/ comes out at a 70 degree angle.

westburn70 Eric Flack
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, UK   GBR
I used lifting lugs. They were used on Morris Minors. Bolt in top of engine. Remember to remove before fitting bonnet. Remember body earth strap.
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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
There are 4 bolts holding the transmission in place - 1 on each side of the tunnel and 2 from underneath. I find it easier to remove the 3 bolts securing the engine mount bracket on the side opposite the steering column and then remove the nut on the single big stud on the rubber mount on the steering column side. I also don't drain the engine oil. But that's just me. smileys with beer

In reply to # 208910 by Perdido January 29, 2017
MG Midget: Engine Removal the Overview
This is documented on the web in many places but i find that having my own notes on the subject help no end
Remove in order
Remove Fiberglass front end
Radiator and hoses/ heater hoses
Ground strap/ speedo cable
4 x nuts holding engine mounts to body
2 x Bolts holding transmission
3 x Bolts holding gear stick in place
4 x Nuts holding the drive shaft at the diff scribe a mark on the yoke to install the nuts back in the same place.
Drain Gear box /engine oil
choke cable / accelerator cable
3 x nuts holding exhaust flange to pipe.
distributor wires/ starter wires /alternator plug
Oil pressure hose
Clutch slave cylinder body or just the hose
Chain up pull out/ comes out at a 70 degree angle.

Perdido Avatar
Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
In reply to # 208914 by refisk There are 4 bolts holding the transmission in place - 1 on each side of the tunnel and 2 from underneath. I find it easier to remove the 3 bolts securing the engine mount bracket on the side opposite the steering column and then remove the nut on the single big stud on the rubber mount on the steering column side. I also don't drain the engine oil. But that's just me. smileys with beer

In reply to # 208910 by Perdido January 29, 2017
MG Midget: Engine Removal the Overview
This is documented on the web in many places but i find that having my own notes on the subject help no end
Remove in order
Remove Fiberglass front end
Radiator and hoses/ heater hoses
Ground strap/ speedo cable
4 x nuts holding engine mounts to body
2 x Bolts holding transmission
3 x Bolts holding gear stick in place
4 x Nuts holding the drive shaft at the diff scribe a mark on the yoke to install the nuts back in the same place.
Drain Gear box /engine oil
choke cable / accelerator cable
3 x nuts holding exhaust flange to pipe.
distributor wires/ starter wires /alternator plug
Oil pressure hose
Clutch slave cylinder body or just the hose
Chain up pull out/ comes out at a 70 degree angle.

Rick,
I copied this from an internet site and should have read it better.
Thanks, Rut

refisk Avatar
refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
Rut,

I've had the engine in and out of my race car three or four times in the last year. I think I could do it with my eyes closed. I usually work alone too. None of my nearby friends are car guys and my racing buddies live a minumum of two hours away.
smiling smiley

In reply to # 208917 by Perdido Rick,
I copied this from an internet site and should have read it better.
Thanks, Rut

Perdido Avatar
Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
In reply to # 208920 by refisk Rut,

I've had the engine in and out of my race car three or four times in the last year. I think I could do it with my eyes closed. I usually work alone too. None of my nearby friends are car guys and my racing buddies live a minumum of two hours away.
smiling smiley

In reply to # 208917 by Perdido Rick,
I copied this from an internet site and should have read it better.
Thanks, Rut

Rick,
Between the Bugeye, Mgb, and TR4a it’s become a regular thing here as well. It still makes me nervous when the engine/tranny is hanging over nice paint work!
Rut

Jim Gruber Avatar
Riverview, FL, USA   USA
Lifting Lugs. Are they used with Valve cover On or Off



Jim Gruber - Tampa/Riverview FL
Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new -
A truly rust free, garaged in Los Angeles for 57 years Bugeye

refisk Avatar
refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
Off

In reply to # 208940 by Jim Gruber Lifting Lugs. Are they used with Valve cover On or Off

Jim Gruber Avatar
Riverview, FL, USA   USA
Thanks Team,

Bugsy up on Jackstands, Bonnet Off, Radiator Out, Tranny Drained. Cables Off. Another few hours will be ready to pull engine.

Got help scheduled for Sunday at 10:00 AM.



Jim Gruber - Tampa/Riverview FL
Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new -
A truly rust free, garaged in Los Angeles for 57 years Bugeye

PeterC Avatar
PeterC Platinum Member Peter Caldwell
Madison Wisconsin, USA   USA
In reply to # 208920 by refisk Rut,

I've had the engine in and out of my race car three or four times in the last year. I think I could do it with my eyes closed. I usually work alone too. None of my nearby friends are car guys and my racing buddies live a minumum of two hours away.
smiling smiley

And keep moving even farther........


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rhodyspit75 Ernie Connor
Cumberland, RI, USA   USA
In reply to # 208979 by PeterC
In reply to # 208920 by refisk Rut,

I've had the engine in and out of my race car three or four times in the last year. I think I could do it with my eyes closed. I usually work alone too. None of my nearby friends are car guys and my racing buddies live a minumum of two hours away.
smiling smiley

And keep moving even farther........

Good one, Peter

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