Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
If you are keeping the same gear ratio, then installing a trak-lok is easy and won't require any presses or special tools, other than a dial indicator to check the backlash, but if using a ford trak-lok unit and the same gears, and the same shims, it should line up properly. As for the rear calipers, don't underestimate them, especially on something as light as an MG Midget. One thing some of us do for upgraded brakes is we run the 13" Cobra brakes on the front, and then for the rear, XR7Dave on SCCoA makes a bracket to relocate the stock caliper further out to be able to use the 99-04 Cobra 11.65" rear rotors. This combination should provide plenty of braking ability for you, especially in a car that will be at least 1000 pounds lighter!
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad