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The MG J-type is a that was produced from 1932 to 1934. This 2-door sports car used an updated version of the engine used in the 1928 Morris minor and Wolseley 10. This engine had previously fitted in the MG M-Type Midget of 1929 to 1932, driving the rear wheels through a four-speed non-synchromes gearbox. Most cars were open two-seaters, but a closed salonette version of the J1 was also made, and some chassis were supplied to external coachbuilders. The open cars can be distinguished from the M type by having cut-away tops to the doors. The J2, a road-going two-seater, was the commonest car in the range. Early models had cycle wings, which were replaced in 1933 by the full-length type typical of all sports MGs until the 1950s TF.. The overhead camshaft is driven by a vertical shaft through bevel gears, which also forms the armature of the dynamo. Thus any oil leak from the cambox seal goes into the dynamo brushgear, presenting a fire hazard. Rather than hydraulic brakes the car has Bowden cables to each drum. Although requiring no more pedal force than any other non-power-assisted drum brake if they are well maintained, the drums themselves are small, and even in-period it was a common modification to replace them with larger drums from later models. Specifications Bodywork Length : cm (in): 325 (128) Width : cm (in): 131 (51.5) Height : cm (in): Wheelbase : cm (in) : 218 (86) Weight: kg (lb) : 45 (091) Mechanics. Displacement : straight-four 847 cc (52 cu in) supercharged, front-mounted Valve gear : 8 Fuel system : 2 SU carburettors Gearbox : 4-speed manual Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive RHD Maximum power : 36 hp at 5500 rpm Maximum torque : Maximum speed : 134 km/h (83 mph)
1933 MG J2 supercharged '33 is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in Aalter by Oldtimerfarm for €99950.