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1936-1939 MG TA/TB specifications

1936-1939 MG TA/TB specifications Classic and Performance Car

The TA and TB Midgets were the highpoint of MG's roadsters before the outbreak of war


The original MG Midget: a development of PB-type, but featuring a larger body and powered by a 1292cc pushrod ohv four-cylinder engine (50bhp at 4000rpm). Twin SU carburettors and four-speed gearbox were typically sporting fitments, while the hydraulic brakings and half-elliptic springs added driver confidence. The TB, introduced in May 1939, had more of the same: larger carburettors, 54bhp at 5200rpm, and synchromesh on the top three gears. Two-seater sports, Tickford DHC and fixed-head Airline Coupé bodies were poular alternatives.

Production

  • Production:
    3003/379
  • Price at launch:
    £222
  • Price (excellent)
    £20,000
  • Price (good):
    £17,000
  • Price (average):
    £12,000
  • Price (project):
    £7,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    17.6secs
  • Top speed:
    78.0mph
  • Power:
    50.0bhp
  • Torque:
    73.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    30.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and nut
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual crash box

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3543mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2388mm
  • Width:
    1422mm
  • Weight:
    801kgs

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