Unsung heroes : MG Metro

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Unsung heroes : MG Metro

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Loved my MK1Turbo. Spent many an hour rebuilding the gearbox!!
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We had a black MG Metro - I used to deliver groceries in it for my dad's shop. Used to enjoy the drive back once emptied ;-)

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I rebuilt an A plate MG for my other half ... bought one that had been involved in an accident, soon turned out worse than I thought.

Ended up buying a shell from a local scrapyard and re-shelled it.

Was a nice car.

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I had an old MG Metro back in the early '90s, it was a bit of a rough old thing around the edges but I quite liked it, pretty luxurious compared to the Mini I had before it. Alas it met it's maker in an unusual way, was parked in the car park at the local pub where I tended to park my cars at the time when a bloody great sandstone wall fell on it on a windy night. The poor old MG was transformed into a pancake, totally wrecked, only thing I salvaged off it was the steering wheel, which I still have, rest was weighed in for scrap.
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There are a few Metros here in Aus. We had one as a parts run around car for the business I worked for in the 90s. Its sitting in a shed now waiting to be brought back to life. Quite an enjoyable car to drive. I had to convert a manual to Automatic a few years ago, and then rebuild it after it ran up the arse of something much bigger. we were able to buy all the parts quite easily & cheaply.
We also imported hundreds of A+1275 engines in the 90s/2000s from the UK, when you could buy them for 40 quid ea from the scrap metal yards.
MG Metro 1275s are great with the big valve head & factory cam profile, BL did a great job of breathing life back into the 1275. And the little 998s are a smooth little unit too. I am currently building an 1128 gearbox for a NOS 998 I have here to fit into a Pickup we are restoring.

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Can't say I have any great memories of the Metro apart from the fact I took my driving test in one. . . both times :lol:
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:D MG Metro engine is great, I've got one in my 1974 Mini mk3.

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I had an MG Metro as my second car (first was a Mini, naturally).

Worst car I've ever owned in terms of rust and reliability, but it was really quite fast in its day
- at least, compared to the family hand-me-down Chevette, Capri 1.3 etc. that my friends had.

Photos below of how it looked when I bought it, and also how it looked most of the time I owned it...
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I had the engine out of my turbo three times too! Liked the grill being removed made lifting the engine easier. Want one again :mrgreen: used to be able to redline it in 4th. Oh the misfortune of youth!

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