Hmm both of my 70's have the aluminum bonnet. I know for a fact my B came
that way when purchased (by my Dad)
70B (early 70)
70 BGT (late 70)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
Behalf Of Dodd, Kelvin
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 5:48 PM
To: 'David Councill'
Subject: RE: Aluminum Bonnet
Youse guyz, making me look this up. His nibs Clausager says "aluminium
until 1969". At the back of the book he admits that some early 1970 cars
may have had alloy still.
I don't have the build date on the 70 I had in Colorado, but it was an
original split bumper car. I'm pretty sure the bonnet was original, at
least as sure as anyone could be. It was alloy, so it kind of supports the
tentative comment that "some 1970 models may still have had aluminium
D*mn, if I'd have known the car was a rare conflict solver I'd never have
let the old lady have it in the settlement. Live and learn.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Councill [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 3:35 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Aluminum Bonnet
> I believe Frank is correct on this and it can probably be verified in
> Clausagers (which I don't have with me, its at home). I do
> remember reading
> or hearing that the aluminum hood was discontinued sometime
> in 67 or 68. My
> 67BGT has the aluminum hood.
> 67 BGT
> 71 BGT
> At 03:17 PM 3/29/00 -0800, Tony Woodruff wrote:
> >I suppose a person might have changed it out, but my July '66 (but
> >registered '67) roadster has a steel bonnet
> >I will note, however, that my old parts car ('67 GT) had a
> steel one too -
> >but it had been replaced (and never painted - ouch!)
> >So maybe the GT had an aluminum bonnet in 67.
> >Tony Woodruff
> >'67 ;-) MGB
> > >>> frank krajewski <firstname.lastname@example.org> 3/29/2000 1:27:26 PM >>>
> >I believe all the MkI Bs, 1962 - 1967. Altho some may have
> slipped thru
> >after that as they used up the supply. I defer to the experts.
> >Frank "Swamp Yankee" Krajewski
> >wcameyer wrote:
> > > What year(s)/part year(s) MGB had the aluminum bonnet??
> > >
> > > Bill