Folks I have a 1974 MG Midget that I would like to work on in my own garage. But I'm rather nervous about getting into things without someone looking over my shoulder. I need to put a clutch ( I think ) into my little buddy but don't know how to do this or what tools I'll need. I'm fairly mechanically inclined but this is more than changing oil or tires or the like.
Would anyone be willing to help me with this project?
Bill, Where are you located and are you a member of the Pgh MG Club? I don't see a William May on the membership list. If you are not a member, you are welcome to join. What symptoms or tests lead you to think the clutch is bad? I've never owned a Midget, but I understand the clutch is not real easy to change on the Midget. I'm pretty sure you have to remove the transmission tunnel to get access to the transmission for removal. That includes removing the seats, some carpet and so on. Before even starting to do that, a good workshop manual is a must. I don't think there are any special tools required besides a clutch centering tool, which is cheap and may come with some clutch kits. Otherwise you need common wrenches and other hand tools.
Please reply to me at email britcardon<at>verizon<dot>net I don't get on the club web site very often. You can see from the old dates on the other forum entries that it isn't used very much.