By the way, if you’re restoring a Marmon, rather than an MGA, you may still want to give CeCeilia a call. She told me that she was surprised by an order from a man who wanted two sets of MGA pistons. Turns out he was restoring an eight-cylinder 1930 Marmon and somehow found out that his car takes exactly the same size piston as an MGA. Using the MG pistons in the Marmon requires a bit of machining to fit the wrist pins properly, but apparently it works and the MG pistons are a lot cheaper than a set for a Marmon.
I just got off the phone with CeCelia Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org), who I’m going to nickname “Ms. MGA.” I was ordering engine parts for an MG Magnette sedan, which has the same 1500-cc engine as early MGA sports cars. CeCeilia’s knowledge of both models is amazing. Since ordering engine parts is never an “exact science,” CeCeilia has made up a little checklist that makes the process easy. It lists every item needed in a typical rebuild and indicates how many of each you need. After a couple of phone calls, I was totally convinced that CeCeilia was the right person to ask for help.