Yep, it's a '63 B...sorry to have omitted that little piece of info!
According to my factory manual, seat belts were an option in '63. The
blanking plugs suggest that my car was never fitted with them.
Last night I went home and checked _thoroughly_ for the outboard anchors
that so many of you have suggested should be there. In fact, they are;
they're half-filled in with goop and they're pretty small, but they're
definitely there. I'll ream them out and install the seatbelts exactly
where they're supposed to go. 'Nuff said!
On Mon, 29 Jul 1996 BarneyMG@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 96-07-29 12:02:06 EDT, you write:
> << ....where are the seatbelts supposed to go? This car never had them
> before. I can see blanking plugs on either side of the transmissin tunnel,
> but noplace on the outer walls. >>
> In a message dated 96-07-29 14:08:54 EDT, you write:
> << I had considered the floor as an option for the outer bolt. The metal is
> brand new, but I was wondering if it is thick enough...? >>
> As I recall, seat belt anchor points for front seat passengers were required
> in the US in 1960. Front lap belts and rear seat belt anchor points were
> required in 1963. Rear seat lap belts were required in 1966, front shoulder
> harness 1968 or 1969, etc.
> Ok, now you have me guessing a bit. With anchor points but no belts it would
> be a 1960-1962 MGA. With metal floor it would be an MGB, 1963 or newer.
> Just what are we talking about here? Sleuthing through some past
> correspondence, me thinks you have a '63 MGB. I bet it had seat belts
> installed originally at the factory. Perhaps some past repair proceedure has
> oblitterated the outboard anchor points.
> Baarney Gaylord -- 1958 MGA