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  1. milwaukee midget says

    A correction and a few comments. The MG EX 179 first set records at Bonneville in August of 1954. These runs of the EX 179 were made in August of 1957 without MG branding. According to noted MG scholar and author, Richard Knudson, in his book, \"MG - Record Breakers from Abingdon\", the 1957 attempts documented in this footage used two engines, one for endurance, and one for top speed. During 12 hours of endurance testing, running a normally aspirated and modestly tuned 948cc Morris Minor engine, the car averaged 118.30 mph and 49.8 miles per gallon - a true testament to the car\'s aerodynamics. Later during the testing, a supercharged version of the Morris Minor engine was installed, and Ken Miles took the car through the flying mile at 143.47 mph.

    The car - or at least the body of the car - would appear once more in 1959 under the Austin-Healey name, renumbered EX 219 and referred to as an Austin-Healey Sprite - again with a tuned A-series engine.

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