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Subject: Fw: MGA luggage racks
From: "Mark and kathy LaPierre" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 08:33:54 -0500
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From: Mark and kathy LaPierre <>
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Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 4:18 AM
Subject: MGA luggage racks

>   A question for the MGA listers who have luggage racks.(original style)
> After installing one side (flat bottom bracket and top bar) of my new
> I noticed that the bar was resting (pinching) the head of the middle bolt
> that I had tightened down first, before the 2 end bolts(front and rear)
> tightened. I used the original wholes that were already in the trunk lid.
> The actual center rack portion has not been installed yet but I can't see
> why that would make any change here.
> This to me would seem to 1) wear down the chrome where the bolt is being
> pinched, over time.  2) defeat the purpose of having the springing type of
> action (absorption) that this typed of rack appears to offer.  If the
> bar is already hitting the bolt head with out luggage on the rack its
> to be worse when there is luggage applied.
> For once it looks like they got the chroming right( for now any way) but
> could the design be off this much or is there some type of adjustment to
> made?  Has anyone else had this problem?
> This is rack #2, the first one had a buffing burn or chrome defect so it
> returned.  Is this one going back too?
> Thanks,    Mark

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