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    pete
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    Does anyone know the exact weight of an mg2?

    is it ok to use unleaded petrol or would i need to put an additive in?

    Would anyone kmow if the exact colour is called nacton blue?

    #31705

    expeatfarmer
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    Hi Peter
    Your MG2 will run without problem on unleaded fuel.
    The colour would be Orwell blue lighter than Nacton Blue named after the factory sites and rivers in Ipswich. Nacton Blue was used on later MG5 6 and 40 tractors.
    The weight of an MG2 was listed as 8 1/2 cwt (950lbs)
    Hope that is helpful.

    #31712

    ransomes256
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    Jonathan,
    You have the colours the wrong way round.
    Orwell is the darker blue and Nacton the lighter.
    So Orwell is on late MG5, MG6 and MG40
    Nacton is on MG2 and early MG5
    Neil

    #31714

    expeatfarmer
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    That is strange how come the MG2 was built at Orwell works before they moved to the Nacton site or have I got that the wrong way round too?

    #31715

    ransomes256
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    Jonathan,
    I have always been puzzled by this.
    You are correct about the move but not the colour. Never under stood why.
    If you consider the ploughs were always the lighter blue.
    As you know I have had many new original parts for the later machines and they are all the darker Orwell blue.
    Nearly all owner restorers paint with a gloss finish but all the parts are a matt / eggshell finish.
    Your early MG2 was painted a different light blue green colour (cannot remember what you discovered)
    Neil

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