MG K-Type Magnette

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The MG K-type Magnette is a motor car produced in the United Kingdom by MG from October 1932 to 1934.

The engines were based on a Wolseley overhead camshaft design used first in the 1930 Wolseley Hornet and subsequently used by MG in the F-Type but subject to a major re-design. The stroke was reduced from 85 mm to 70 mm to reduce the capacity from 1270 CC to 1085 CC and a cross flow cylinder head fitted. Fitted at first with triple SU carburetors it produced 40 HP at 5500 rpm. In early 1933 a modified version of the engine was announced that had improved valve timing and only two carburettors but the output was up. This engine was called the KB and the previous version, which continued in use, the KA. In late 1933 they were joined by the KD with a larger 1270 CC capacity by returning to the F-Type stroke of 85 mm but with the improved cylinder head and timing power was up to 48.5 HP. (The F-Type had only been rated at 35 HP.) In addition there was the KC engine for the racing cars. This retained the 1085 CC capacity but with the aid of a supercharger power was up to 120 HP at 6500 rpm.

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The MG K-type Magnette is a motor car produced in the United Kingdom by MG from October 1932 to 1934.

The engines were based on a Wolseley overhead camshaft design used first in the 1930 Wolseley Hornet and subsequently used by MG in the F-Type but subject to a major re-design. The stroke was reduced from 85 mm to 70 mm to reduce the capacity from 1270 CC to 1085 CC and a cross flow cylinder head fitted. Fitted at first with triple SU carburetors it produced 40 HP at 5500 rpm. In early 1933 a modified version of the engine was announced that had improved valve timing and only two carburettors but the output was up. This engine was called the KB and the previous version, which continued in use, the KA. In late 1933 they were joined by the KD with a larger 1270 CC capacity by returning to the F-Type stroke of 85 mm but with the improved cylinder head and timing power was up to 48.5 HP. (The F-Type had only been rated at 35 HP.) In addition there was the KC engine for the racing cars. This retained the 1085 CC capacity but with the aid of a supercharger power was up to 120 HP at 6500 rpm.

Drive was to the rear wheels through either a four-speed non-synchromesh gearbox or ENV made pre-selector type.

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