Started on May 5 by wspohn

1958 MG MGA Twin Cam

1958 Race car since 1973 DOHC MG engine Engine:

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Tim Baxter
May 5, 2008, 1:40 p.m.

So how does the twin-cam hold up nowadays? I know back in the '50s people had reliability issues with them.

May 5, 2008, 1:51 p.m.

This one has a 1950 cc. engine with Webers, ourageous cams, and 12:1 compression. It holds up just fine as long as I keep it below 8000 :-) Seriously, though, the reliability issues were solved long ago and modern street Twin Cams can be built to be quite reliable if you know how.

Tim Baxter
May 5, 2008, 2:06 p.m.

Good to know. I've always thought a Twin Cam Magnette would be beyond cool.

May 20, 2008, 10:37 a.m.

Great looking car. Were you at the Twin-Cam reunion at Laguna Seca? -BaT

June 12, 2008, 9:16 a.m.

No, I haven't had time to get the race car out lately - nor to drive down the west coast.

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