Just a thought....
I'm no State trooper, nor an engineer and I have a CBB, (no bumper to
BUT, it seems to me that with some forethought, bending of the thin metal,
and whatnot, a clamp device could be found at a hardware store, times two,
that might rectify this situation and allow it to be:
1) clamped to one side "off angle" from the intake, to prevent wind
blockage. (although no B is really fast enough for this to be a
2) Clamped, and not drilled onto the bumper. If you run the screws (metal,
round head) that attach the plate outwards, it won't scar the rubber -- the
head of the screw will snug into the rubber with maybe two indents to show
they've been there, and paint the "clamps" flat or satin black to match,
depending on the condition of the rubber (hopefully satin is your goal). If
the metal strips run OVER the bumper, then gravity and air will keep them
Then again, there's always VELCRO! My fave (stuck with rubber sticky but
If I went further, I'd be afraid of losing a potential patent that I have no
earthly intention of demanding.
Yankee ingenuity, I think they call it, although I hate the term. ;)
From: F Crocker <email@example.com>
To: MG mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, April 27, 1998 2:43 PM
Subject: US front license on Rubber Bumber MGB?
>I have just purchased an MGB, '79. The front bumper is 'virgin'. The
>shop I am buying it from is resistant to attaching the front license
>plate for both aesthetic and air flow (cooling) reasons.
>What are the solutions for attaching the front license plate?
>J. A. Frazer Crocker, Jr. "I pray and incur
>P. O. Box 3184 silence...am I
>Florence, OR 97439 under regard?"
>541-902-0554 R. S. Thomas