Restoring Sprite & Midgets

Restoring Sprite & Midgets
  • Author : Trade Trade
  • Publisher : M-Y Books Limited
  • Pages : 218
  • Relase : 2014-08-14
  • ISBN : 9781783180189

Restoring Sprite & Midgets Book Review:

A practical manual written with the home restorer in mind. Well illustrated & with clear instructions this manual guides the amateur through dismantling, repair & rebuilding. Special chapters on steering gear, suspension, brakes, electrics & trim by Grahame Bristow. Includes many diagrams. 216 pages. Whenever I see a rebuild guide I am impressed by how easy everything looks - every job seems to be so straightforward. Not surprisingly, since they have been written by seasoned professionals who have all the tools, own large workshops and have worked on the same cars for years. What they all have in common is that seasoned professionals are not the same as many of us. It's time that these guys started to think about real people. No, we don't own workshops, probably not even a double door garage - rarely even a single door garage. Many of us work on our cars outside on the road or a driveway, where a level surface is a dream. We are often tackling restoration problems for the first time. For example, a few years back, over the course of seven or eight months, I watched the slow building of a Peugeot 205 rally car. It was certainly an interesting and time consuming project; which included painting the bare shell inside and out. In fact I noticed that almost every day a bit more work had been done - as did many others amongst thousands of motorists who use the A316 Chertsey Road (one of the great London arteries) every single working day. The owner stripped and built the car on the rough grass verge outside his flat much to the admiration and enlightenment of many a humble commuter. Just like the rest of us, here was an enthusiast getting on with the job, without a workshop or garage, he just worked on the roadside. No power tools, no Blackhawk jig, nothing more than simple tools, four axle stands and his wits. Not only is working space at a premium, but so are specialist tools - even a trolley jack is a luxury for many. Also, surprisingly, many of us cannot weld or wish to learn that black art. Even if we could, where would we do it - on the grass verge outside our house, in a cramped garage, or in the yard? I didn't buy my MG with the intention of rebuilding it, I just wanted to drive it. The painful truth dawned later, and boy did I learn the hard way. I couldn't lay claim to being a great mechanic or being very knowledgeable about Midgets or Sprites. As you'll see, I made some fundamental errors building my own Midget, but I got there in the end, without much help and without being too adept in the spanner department. I simply intended to get it right, and if I got things wrong, well I just started again. Hopefully this guide, in conjunction with a little of your own research, will lead to a successful rebuild of your own. I've tried to cover as much as I can within these pages, but my knowledge is pretty shaky in some areas, especially with regard to the 1500 engine. If your car proves to be at variance with what has been written here, its not necessarily wrong, just that you will need to do some detective work of your own. Have fun. And when you've finished building the car, drive it - that's what they made it for...

Scientific and Technical Books and Serials in Print

Scientific and Technical Books and Serials in Print
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1220
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : UOM:39015027111882

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Road & Track

Road & Track
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 678
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034667199

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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
  • Author : Rose Arny
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1988-09
  • ISBN : UOM:39015033709513

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The Complete M.G. TD Restoration Manual

The Complete M.G. TD Restoration Manual
  • Author : Horst Schach
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 1996-01-01
  • ISBN : 0938253026

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Sports Cars Illustrated

Sports Cars Illustrated
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 730
  • Relase : 1977
  • ISBN : UOM:39015010628652

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Cars & Parts

Cars & Parts
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : UOM:39015058293278

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Car Life

Car Life
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 940
  • Relase : 1961
  • ISBN : UOM:39015023140216

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Car and Driver

Car and Driver
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1080
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034667173

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Adult Catalog: Subjects

Adult Catalog: Subjects
  • Author : Los Angeles County Public Library
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 1970
  • ISBN : UOM:39015036805516

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Motor

Motor
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1953
  • ISBN : UVA:X030714528

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Sports Car Graphic

Sports Car Graphic
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1968
  • ISBN : UOM:39015048075017

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Mercedes-Benz SL W113 Series

Mercedes-Benz SL W113 Series
  • Author : Brian Long
  • Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2011-10-15
  • ISBN : 9781845843045

Mercedes-Benz SL W113 Series Book Review:

The W113 isn't just a visual treat; its combination of superb original design, peerless engineering and build quality has ensured that many of these cars can still be seen in regular use today, with reliability and practicality adding to the desirability of the series. Covering the SL’s ever-changing specification, its competition record, and its presence in many of the world’s major markets is a huge task, but it’s all presented here in definitive detail, along with stunning contemporary photography, in a volume that will readily grace any reference library shelf or connoisseur’s coffee table.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1950
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105117844642

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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1170
  • Relase : 1950
  • ISBN : UOM:39015079755040

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Road and Track

Road and Track
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1080
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013071561

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Mechanix Illustrated

Mechanix Illustrated
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : MINN:319510005842668

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Motor Sport

Motor Sport
  • Author : William Boddy
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1972
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105128596173

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Motor Trend

Motor Trend
  • Author : Walter A. Woron
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1980
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105008466430

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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1688
  • Relase : 1970
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105210122201

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