Crossflow Hot Rod: 1952 MG TD
What makes a car a “hot rod”? Do you need side exit exhaust, flames painted on the hood, or a skull shift knob? Or do you just need to ditch the original putt-putt engine that was designed when dinosaurs ruled the earth and replace it with a Ford Crossflow “Kent” Formula Racing Engine and stick some discs up front? Yup, leave the Chebby 350 V8 at home and enjoy this next hod rod MG. Find this 1952 MG TD offered for $11,000 in Eagle River, AK via craigslist. Tip from Zach Z.
From the seller:
1952 MGTD 1952
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: white
title status: clean
1952 MGTD Hot Rod.
Car is fun to drive, city or highway.
Body is original MGTD.
Power train was changed in 1980? in California.
Engine Kent/Ford Crossflow Formula Racing Engine.
4 speed Ford transmission.
Ford rear end.
Front end Rack & Pinion, Ford Disk Brakes, rear Ford with drum brakes.
Upholstery: seats, top, & tanneau serviceable, but not great.
Side curtains good for frames only.
Electrical system is 12 volt negative ground.
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Sounds like someone had a pinto they raided for parts, which is an excellent idea. Granted the gas tank on a TD makes the gas tank on a Pinto look vastly more safe. You could probably even drive this on the freeway. Those tires and wheels look pretty awful though.
What’s up with so many listings from the same neighborhood in Anchorage?
Yeah, tires are awful. As far as many things being in Eagle River – probably partially due to BP selling their operations in Alaska and a number of employees living there. The rest of it… dunno? I think Vince just likes the name Eagle River…. a river… full of eagles!
Perhaps those tires are Alcan highway suitable, but narrower and taller would be more fun.