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MG J2 MIDGET

Introduced 1932 1934 Number built 2083

Announced in August the J2 Midget was outstanding value for Ј199 10s. and was within the of many enthusiasts of the era. It was on the successful design of the C type or Midget as it was better known, a derivative of the M type. From the the car represented everything that was in basic sports car design such things as a large mounted slab type tank with a huge fill1 petrol cap, flat windscreen with aero screens, centre wire wheels, remote gear change, and a spring flat steering wheel.

A guage, eight day electric leather securing strap the bonnet and protective mesh for the headlamps and radiator completed the of extras for an additional cost of Ј12

The chassis layout followed of the C type incorporating virtually side members passing the rear axle with cross supports. The suspension was elliptic all round on sliding Cable operated brakes 8 drums were quite for the size of car. The hand lever was mounted on a shaft to the foot pedal and four which allowed easy of the brakes.

Friction type shock absorbers were front and rear, with the being mounted transversely. The was lubricated by a Tecalemit central system, with the grease neatly grouped on the back of the wall. Other features of the included a 12 volt Rotax and starting system, Rudge wire wheels and Marles gear which was adjustable for

Whereas its forerunner the J1 was offered 4 seater open or closed the J2 was strictly a 2 seater and set the fashion in MG cars for many years to With its classic two humped’ and low ‘cut away doors the car was a of simple, functional race design and is today considered by to be one of the classic sports cars of all The long bonnet conceals not the engine but gearbox, foot and the legs of the driver or passenger! On the bonnet it seems odd by todays to peer into the footwell and from the engine compartment, but design had its advantages for ease of

The tail of the car was short and stubby extended by the 12 gallon slab and the strapped-on spare wheel. the car was produced with cycle-type and rear wings, to be replaced a later with long wings.

Power came from the tried 847cc engine as on the successful M type which was derived from a Wolseley With an eight port cylinder head and twin SU this unit produced a 36 bhp at 5500 rpm, though only a two main bearing revving the engine to its maximum produced premature failure of the crankshaft. A vertically mounted was driven off the front end of the crankshaft, its armature forming part of the camshaft drive.

This design was a weak point on engines with seals oil into the dynamo causing flat batteries.

The gearbox had forward speeds unlike the three speed gearboxes of the M and D it also had a neat remote change enclosed in an alloy bringing the gear lever conveniently to the driver’s hand. The top two were close, giving a high speed range, first and second gears sufficiently low for either trials or the unexpected very steep with a fair step second and third. A single dry clutch transfers the power via a Spicer prop shaft to the floating rear axle.

A supercharged version of the J2 was producer’ as the J3 and had a 750cc unit, in every respect it was the same as a J2 but with performance. The racing variant of the J was called the J4, this also was the same as the J2, but with different gear and larger 12 drum as found on the Magna. The J4 was a fast car several runs of over 100 mph recorded at Brooklands and there is no that through the continuous of the J type from the J1 to the J4 it captured the of the sportscar enthusiast.

Despite adverse criticism of starvation problems on early and the dynamo oil leak problems before, careful maintenance good reliable service and the were in fact able to far more hard use than any comparable competitor at the time.

technical specifications…

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Type . In water cooled.

No. of cylinders . 4

. 57mm x 83mm.

Valve . Overhead Camshaft, driven vertical dynamo.


Carburation . Twin semi SU.

Brakes . 8 drums cable

Tyre size . 277 x 4

Wheels . lock, detachable wire

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