Thanks to all who offered great advice. The latch was straight and I =
couldn't get it open. Rather than drill the tumbler I drilled two holes =
in the bulkhead and loosened the bolts. I figured that if it happens =
again I'll have a way to open it again.
'78 B - hers
'66 Midget in restoration
From: Dwade Clay Reinsch[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 1997 10:08 AM
Cc: 'MG List'
Subject: Re: MGB trunk latch
Yes, I had the same problem, but I did it to my self. I was working on=20
the latch, had it apart and shut the trunk bigger than Dallas.
I took the interior cover off the back bulkhead. Drilled two holes=20
(about 3/4 inch holes). One to shine a light into and one to run a=20
socket with every extention I have and could borrow. It takes a 7/16 ( =
I just went out and checked) and you want to loosen the two bolts which=20
hold the "loop" up from the bottom. You will probably have to take the=20
bolts competely out. Then the trunk will open. I've left the two small =
holes in my bulkhead. When i put the interior panel back on, you can't=20
see them from inside the car and the holes don't bother when I have the=20
On Sat, 19 Apr 1997, Mike wrote:
> I have a problem. When I went out to open my trunk today it would =
not! Several locksmiths tell me it is not the lock but the latch is not =
> I think I need to cut a hole in the bulkhead and reach in with =
something to pull the latch. Before I do so I was wondering if anyone =
else had this problem and how did you resolve it.
> Mike Murphy
> '78 B - hers
> '66 Midget under restoration