Further to the article on Lewin Spittle’s Le Mans MG Midget which appeared in last month’s Motor Sport, it should perhaps be made clear that much of the work of rebuilding this historic little car was done by William Riley, of Station Garage, Tenbury. He did the detail work, wiring, and spraying, and subsequently tuned and did further mechanical work on the car. Since we tried the MG we arc informed that its then-low performance has been traced to the gasket having blown between Nos. 2 and 3 cylinders and that fitting a solid copper gasket and larger valves from the bronze head has transformed matters. Incidentally, the car is run on Castrol GP50 oil, not a detergent oil as we implied, with small doses of Castrol R40 as an upper-cylinder-lubricant.
The MG’s owner is anxious to trace the present whereabouts of the Le Mans Aston Martin, EMU 62, whose owner may hear something to his advantage if he will contact Mr. Spittle.—W.B.