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Re: MGB bonnet latch

To: "Barrie Robinson" <>, <mgb-v8@Autox.Team.Net>,
Subject: Re: MGB bonnet latch
From: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 15:22:17 +0100
Is the cable and latch fully operating and releasing?  Watch it with the
bonnet up while someone else pulls and releases the handle.  Just sounds
like stiction to me, from either a dry or damaged cable.  It should be very
free in both directions with the bonnet up and release with a clang when
pulled and let go.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Barrie Robinson" <>
To: <mgb-v8@Autox.Team.Net>; <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 10:40 PM
Subject: MGB bonnet latch

> 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).

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