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RE: MGB bonnet latch

To: "'Barrie Robinson'" <>, mgb-v8@Autox.Team.Net,
Subject: RE: MGB bonnet latch
From: mg-dennis <>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 12:39:44 -0700
The catch can be adjusted.  If you look at it has a slot cut on the point
for a screwdriver.  Back off the lock nut at the bottom of the spring..
Adjust it in or out till it closes easily and tighten the lock nut.  The
capture for it I believe is mounted into elongated holes so there is a
little adjustment for centering.  Or... Maybe time to replace the release

Dennis Cox
67 MGB  

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-mgs@Autox.Team.Net [mailto:owner-mgs@Autox.Team.Net] On Behalf
Of Barrie Robinson
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 2:41 PM
To: mgb-v8@Autox.Team.Net; mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: MGB bonnet latch

This will be only of interest to anyone who has actually experienced this 
problem as I have followed all the diagrams, checked for binding, applied 
grease, dis-assembled, re-assembled, dis-assembled, re-assembled ad nauseam!

When I close down the bonnet (and it is not fouling anything) I sometimes 
can open it with the pull cable - but not always.  But after a few goes it 
will NOT lock down.  The catch (pulled by a spring) just does not seem to 
hold.  So I cannot close my bonnet!   If I do get it to close it will not 
open using the pull cable from inside the cockpit - but it will open using 
my emergency coat hanger pull thing through the wing (fender).

It just does not make sense as the mechanism is pretty straight 
forward.   Everything is tight and in place.   If anyone has experienced 
this weird problem please let me know if you found out why it happens.

My desperation action is to take the whole bonnet off and redo that ????????

Barrie Robinson 

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