Hello fellow MG enthusiasts. I'm a fairly new member that just started my first restoration project. I've got a 79 Midget 1500 that was the second car I ever owned. My brother blew the engine 26 years ago and it's been in a garage ever since. I pulled the engine a few weeks ago and it suffered the same fate as the engine block on the University Motors 1500 engine walkthrough. The #2 rod cap had a bolt rattle out, sheared the remaining bolt, and the rod got trapped between the block and the crank. The block is cracked in multiple places and is a total loss. The first order of business for me is locating another block. I found one on eBay, but I thought I would check here first as I'd prefer to buy local. If you have any 1500 parts (especially a block) that you would consider selling or if you know of anyone that may have some, please respond. Otherwise eBay, Moss Motors, and Victoria British will be receiving my money. I look forward to becoming a more active member. I hope to hear from you soon.