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Ken was smarter than Carrol?

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mjamgb michael anderson
Carson City, NORTHERN NEVADA, USA   USA
Ken Miles was reportedly able to produce his prototype so quickly and so inexpensively by using somewhat a "utilitarian" approach...

He stood on the scuttle and bashed in the firewall with a sledge until the engine would fit.

At least that's the rumor.

winking smiley

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Cameron, North Carolina, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB "Boogie"
1972 MG Midget MkIII "Little Boogie"
Hi Ken

I'm currently helping a customer restore a 1966 Tiger Mk1A.
It's a beautiful car and he's doing a fantastic restore on it.
I have to say though that the engineering on this car leaves
a lot to be desired. Carrol did a much better job with the
Mustang!!

Jim

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Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
They were British, they were sporty, they had some muscle under the hood, I guess that was enough to sell them in the 60s grinning smiley


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Oskcar Dominic TL
oxfordshire, Wallingford. Oxfordshire, UK   GBR
1957 MG Magnette ZB Varitone "Lady Margaret"
1957 MG MGA 1500
1959 MG MGA 1600 "Super Sport"
1960 AJS 20    & more
I spoke to someone who worked at Jenson building the Tigers, all the bulkheads were reshaped Alpine bodies - using what he described as 'percussive engineering' . All the tigers were 'sledged' to get the engines in !
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