Mae­stro’d by Long­bridge lads

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Richard Gunn’s MG Mae­stro restora­tion story (PC Nov 2018) re­minded me of my own A-reg 1984 1600.

While not a Turbo, she was still a quick mo­tor. It had suf­fered an un­der-bon­net fire, and most of the en­gine bay had melted. But, as my fa­ther worked at Long­bridge, he said he could get the car fixed up as a project by some of the ap­pren­tices. The photo (above) is after she came back.

Work done in­clud­ing (to quote my fa­ther) a ‘body­work tart-up’, was a brake and sus­pen­sion over­haul, en­gine tune in­clud­ing carb re-jet­ting, a gen­eral over­haul – plus a new in­te­rior. The talk­ing dash­board amused many a friend at the time and this was demon­strated at ev­ery avail­able op­por­tu­nity.

I could only af­ford to in­sure it third party, but that never stopped me tak­ing on Es­cort XR3S and Fi­esta XR2S. Stu­art Mcdon­ald-booth, Worces­ter­shire

Stu­art’s MG on its re­turn fromthe fac­tory.

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