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MG MGA (1955-1962): manuals and parts catalogues

A manual on your MG MGA (1955-1962)? Here are factory workshop manuals and parts catalogues for maintenance and repair of MG cars. They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

MG MGA - All models (1955-1962) - Haynes Owners Workshop Manual

Haynes Classic Reprint Manual on the MG MGA 1500, 1600, 1600 Mk II and Twin Cam.

Versions: Tourer, Two-seater and Coupé.

Petrol engines: 1.5 (1489 cc OHV), 1.6 (1588 cc DOHC) and 1.6 (1622 cc OHV, BMC B-Series).

Production years: 1955-1962.

Using photos and step-by-step instructions this Haynes manual on the MG MGA describes maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engine (valves, camshaft, cylinder head, oil pump, seals and radiator).
It also addresses issues related to the cooling system, ventilation, fuel system, exhaust, starting and charging system. Furthermore, it covers work on the clutch, gearbox, driveshafts, braking system, suspension, steering gear, body, interior and electrical system.

  • Based on a complete strip-down and rebuild.
  • Includes a maintenance schedule, technical specifications, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear and detailed wiring diagrams for easy reference.

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Specs:256 pages, 27 x 21 x 1.1 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2013)
Series:Haynes Owners Workshop Manual (0475)
Book: MG MGA - All models (1955-1962) - Haynes Owners Workshop Manual

MG MGA - All models (1955-1962)

Language: English

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MGA & MGB - Clymer Owner's Workshop Manual

Floyd Clymer manual (reprint) on the MGA and MGB sports cars.

Versions:
- MGA 1500 (1955-1959), MGA 1600 Mk I (1959-1961), MGA 1600 Mk II (1961-1962)
- MGB Mk I (1962-1967) and MGB Mk II (1967-1970).
Also useable for the mechanical components of the last MGB series (1970-1980).

Petrol engines: 1500, 1600 and 1800 cc.

This Clymer repair manual on the MGA and MGB contains extensive information for maintenance, repair and overhaul of all mechanical and electric components.
It covers in detail the 1.5, 1.6 and 1.8 litre petrol engines (removal - refitting, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, distribution, valves, oil pump, cooling, fuel system).
It also provides instructions for work on the clutch, gearbox, driveshafts, steering system, front and rear suspension, brakes, the electrical system and the exhaust.

  • Includes technical specifications and torque wrench settings.
  • Clear wiring diagrams.
  • Also features a reproduction of the instruction manual MGB & MGB GT Owners Handbook.
  • Reprint of the original Clymer book from the 1970s.
Author:Floyd Clymer
Specs:474 pages, 21.5 x 14 x 2.6 cm / 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.02 in, paperback
Illustrations:251 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Veloce Press (USA, 2009)
Series:Floyd Clymer Manual Reprint

MG MGA & MGB (1955-1968) - Owners Workshop Manual

Autobooks guide to servicing, overhaul and repairs on the MG MGA and MGB.

Production years: 1955-1968.

This Autobooks Owners Workshop Manual on the MG MGA and MGB sports cars provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions for work on the engine, fuel system, ignition and cooling.
Covers also the clutch, gearbox, rear axle, front and rear suspension, steering box, brakes, the electrical system and the body.

  • Includes tables with detailed service data and torque specifications.
  • Complete with wiring diagrams.

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Specs:178 pages, 28 x 21 cm / 11 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs, drawings and exploded views
Publisher:Autobooks / Brooklands Books (GB, 1991)
Series:Autobooks Owners Workshop Manual (OWM 955)
Book: MG MGA & MGB (1955-1968) - Owners Workshop Manual

MG MGA & MGB (1955-1968)

Language: English

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MG MGA / MGB & MGB GT (1955-1968) - Owners Workshop Manual

Autobooks guide to servicing, overhaul and repairs on the MG sports cars:
- MGA 1500, MGA 1600, MGA Twin Cam
- MGB and MGB GT.

Production years: 1955-1968.

Glove Box Edition on A5-format. Fits in the glovebox.

This Autobooks Owners Workshop Manual on the MG MGA and MGB Mk 1 sports cars provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions for work on the engine, fuel system, ignition and cooling.
Covers also the clutch, gearbox, rear axle, front and rear suspension, steering box, brakes, the electrical system and the body.

  • Includes tables with detailed service data and torque specifications.
  • Complete with wiring diagrams.

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Specs:186 pages, 21.5 x 14 x 1.1 cm / 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs, drawings and exploded views
Publisher:Autobooks / Brooklands Books (GB, 1996)
Series:Autobooks Owners Workshop Manual (OWM 955 GB)
Book: MG MGA / MGB & MGB GT (1955-1968) - Owners Workshop Manual

MG MGA / MGB & MGB GT (1955-1968)

Language: English

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MG MGA 1500, 1600 & Mk 2 (1955-1962) - Official Workshop Manual (Soft Cover)

Official factory workshop manual (reprint) for maintenance and repair of the MG MGA 1500, 1600 and 1600 Mk 2.

Production years: 1955-1962.

This is the same technical manual that was used in the MG dealer's workshop at the time. MG reference: AKD600D.

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Specs:296 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.6 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.63 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:MG Car Co. Ltd (GB, 1996)
Book: MG MGA 1500, 1600 & Mk 2 (1955-1962) - Official Workshop Manual (Soft Cover)

MG MGA 1500, 1600 & Mk 2 (1955-1962) - Official Workshop Manual (Soft Cover)

Language: English

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MG MGA Twin Cam (1958-1960) - Official Workshop Manual

Official factory workshop manual (reprint) for maintenance and repair of the MG MGA Twin Cam.

Production years: 1958-1960.

This is the same technical manual that was used in the MG dealer's workshop at the time.

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Specs:204 pages, 27.5 x 21 x 1 cm / 10.8 x 8.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:MG Car Co. Ltd (GB, 2006)
Book: MG MGA Twin Cam (1958-1960) - Official Workshop Manual

MG MGA Twin Cam (1958-1960) - Official Workshop Manual

Language: English

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MG Series MGA 1500 - Service Parts List

Official parts catalogue (reprint) for the MG MGA with the 1500 engine. Chapters about engine, clutch, gearbox, overdrive, chassis, exhaust, steering, axles, clutch, brakes, electrical equipment, body-parts and much more.

Contains drawings (exploded views) and lists with parts numbers. This is the same parts catalogue that was used in the MG dealer's workshop at the time. MG-reference: AKD1055.

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Author:BMC Service Ltd
Specs:262 pages, 29 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 11.4 x 8.25 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2017)
Book: MG Series MGA 1500 - Service Parts List

MG Series MGA 1500 - Service Parts List

Language: English

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MGA 1600 Mk. 1 and Mk. 2 - Service Parts List

Official parts catalogue (reprint) for the MG MGA Mk. 1 and Mk. 2 With the 1600 engine. Chapters about engine, clutch, gearbox, overdrive, chassis, exhaust, steering, axles, clutch, brakes, electrical equipment, body-parts and much more.

Contains drawings (exploded views) and lists with parts numbers. This is the same parts catalogue that was used in the MG dealer's workshop at the time. MG-reference: AKD1215.

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Author:BMC Service Ltd
Specs:262 pages, 29 x 21 cm / 11.4 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2017)
Book: MGA 1600 Mk. 1 and Mk. 2 - Service Parts List

MGA 1600 Mk. 1 and Mk. 2 - Service Parts List

Language: English

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MGA Restoration Guide (Soft Cover)

Brooklands restoration guide for the MG MGA 1500, Twin Cam, 1600 and 1600 Mk II (Roadster and Coupé) from the period 1955-1962. Provides also purchase tips and information about the model history and identification.

  • This manual describes the complete restoration of the MGA models: renovation of the body (including the replacement of bonnet, fenders, windows, doors and bumpers), the interior (seat cover, dashboard and door panels), the engine (removal and installation, overhaul), the chassis (clutch, gearbox, suspension, brakes, steering) and electrical installation (lamps, dynamo, starter motor, windscreen wipers).
  • Richly illustrated and clear step-by-step instructions.
Author:Malcolm Green
Specs:160 pages, 27 x 20 x 1 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1995)
Book: MGA Restoration Guide (Soft Cover)

MGA Restoration Guide (Soft Cover)

Language: English

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Related titles:

[AKD598G] MG MGA 1500 HB (1960)

MG MGA 1500 - Official Driver's Handbook

English | paperback | 64 p. | 1996

[AKD1172C] MG MGA 1600 - HB (1959)

MG MGA 1600 - Official Driver's Handbook

English | paperback | 64 p. | 1972

[AKD1958A] MG MGA 1600 Mk 2 HB (1961)

MG MGA 1600 Mk 2 - Official Driver's Handbook

English | paperback | 71 p. | 1958

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