MGA Race Car
Last friday,at Castle Coomb, I tested my lovely MGA race car, and after 56 years of racing, decided that the 18 months lockdown and my 80 uyears , had taken its toll, so, as you see, I hung up my helmet after 6 exploratory laps, and my car is now for sale.
It is a genunie UK car,registered for the road, and was turned into a race car in the 70s and has been the winner of 2 Thoroughbred and Classic championships before being laid up by its owner as he concentrated on Single seaters.
I bought the A about 7 years ago and rebuilt it mechanically before racing it here in the UK and at It was quick, but needed more power. I decided to build it to FIA specs but as I dont like Dunlop L tyres I never fitted them, however, there are 3 sets of wheels and tyres with it.
To comply with the FIA regs, the car has had all the locating modifications removed and put back as per homolgation, result? It handles just the same!!
The engine is 1840cc Built by Sigmas and sealed at source by an MSA scrutineer who also considered the car elligible for FIA aceptance.. The engine is steel, with special pistons and the cam comes in at about 2500 RPM and goes out at 7200 RPM, the power output is undisclosed, but its vary quick. Suspension is all lowered as per regs. And the wings are fibre glass , as allowed, it has a Quafe LSD and reinforced half shafts.
The gearbox was rebuilt by Hardy Engineering and is a 4 synchro astraight cut type.
It has the correct cage and 2 seats. A fire extinguisher is fitted.
It has a full width screen which enables it to be entered in just about every race series available Especially if it is fitted with the dreaded Dunlops!! In date harness is fitted.
A Stack rev counter is fitted.
I had the car repainted in its origional blue.
Everything possible has been rebuilt on my lovely MGA and it is ready to race. It has always been totally reliable.
The car has cost me a lot of money over the years and it was built regardless of cost and with care and love.
My wife recently passed and I promised her before she died I wouldnt race any more. So now, the car is ready for its new owner to do it justice.
Nothing to do to it, Turn up and win!!!