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Sinewave T. Keith Vezina
Kenner, LA, USA   USA
Can someone please post a photo of the prop rod bracket that is on the bonnet?

TIA



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British Motoring Club New Orleans
1976 MGB, 1976 MGB Trailer & 1967 MGB MK. I

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Keith, here's a few pics from my '61. I think yours is still the same. Hope they help.


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Sinewave T. Keith Vezina
Kenner, LA, USA   USA
Thanks Chuck!



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Sinewave T. Keith Vezina
Kenner, LA, USA   USA
It looks like the 68 is different.

I'm trying to figure out how and where to attach the rod to the bonnet.



T. Keith Vezina
British Motoring Club New Orleans
1976 MGB, 1976 MGB Trailer & 1967 MGB MK. I


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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Looks like the same rod and bracketry. I see yours is mounted on the passenger side. Mine is drivers side. You missing the upper mount for the rod end with the spring and washers?

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
I looked at Terry Horler's book to see if there is any mention of a shift from the driver side mounting to the PS. No mention other than in 1970 they revamped the whole thing. By your pic the rod should be turned 180 and there should be a small plate welded to the upper internal seam with a hole in it to accept the rods stub shaft. I can take some closer pics of this upper mount if you like?

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
I can also dimensionalize it for you in case you want to make one. Would be super easy.

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PeterC Platinum Member Peter Caldwell
Madison Wisconsin, USA   USA
The prop rod moved in 1962ish. Not sure why, but have several of each, and the early left side rod does tend to get caught up in the choke and accelerator cables when you're in a rush...... I hope that's the reason.

Peter C


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Sinewave T. Keith Vezina
Kenner, LA, USA   USA
Thanks guys. I think I'll just have to fabricate from scratch.



T. Keith Vezina
British Motoring Club New Orleans
1976 MGB, 1976 MGB Trailer & 1967 MGB MK. I

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Thanks Peter. I was wondering when and why? Is the upper mount plate still the same configuration?

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Found it in Horler's book just now. Under the MK11 he mentions the switch to the left side sometime after '65. However, it isn't mentioned in the years of production revisions for some reason. See attached page reference.


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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Sorry Keith, he doesn't show a pic of how it's mounted. Someone here can and will send you pics showing it's right mounting. That's the beauty of this forum!!

S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
Looks as if your bonnet is original so you should be able to see the remains of the spot welds that attached the original bracket. I had to weld one back on on the Sprite I just finished.

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littlecars David Bassett
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Sinewave, the way you have that prop rod taped with the green tape, it looks to me like you have the rod upside down. The end showing by the tape goes on the hood in a permanent bracket, and the little squiggly end is what goes in the channel toward the front of your passenger fender to prop the hood. Make sense?

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