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Mat C Mathew Cozens
St Albans, hertfordshire, UK   GBR
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Manuel"
Does anyone have any pictures of how the handbrake plate in the car is fitted to the prop shaft tunnel?

I have two fixed threaded fixings at the back of the plate, to the rear of the car, but the front hole has no threads and I am unable to get behind the plate in the tunnel to hold a bolt.

Thanks,
Mat

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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
shouldn't all 3 be threaded? perhaps you can tap threads into your plate, or weld on a nut?

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Mat C Mathew Cozens
St Albans, hertfordshire, UK   GBR
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Manuel"
Thanks Norm,
I would think there should be three however when i look at Moss website there are only two screws listed for the fitting plate, so wasn't sure if I was meant to be doing something else.
Sadly I have just had the car repainted and was trying to avoid damaging the paint work.

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-model/mg/midget/brakes/hand-brake/hand-brake-sprite-midget-1275-1500cc.html

Thanks for the quick response and guess I will have to see what I can come up with.

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Pageant bleu Denis Jl
Chateauguay, QC, Canada   CAN
Bonjour,
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Pageant bleu Denis Jl
Chateauguay, QC, Canada   CAN
or that will help???


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Mat C Mathew Cozens
St Albans, hertfordshire, UK   GBR
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Manuel"
Bonjour Denis,
Thanks for the pictures, looking at the second one I can see you don't have a bolt in the front handbrake mounting plate hole. Do you remember if that is because there is no thread there?
Mat

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Pageant bleu Denis Jl
Chateauguay, QC, Canada   CAN
i tkink that a nut is welded in that hole for the bolt behind your lever,

p.s. excuse my english writing...


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Jim Gruber Avatar
Riverview, FL, USA   USA
And if I recall correctly access is from the back of the tranny tunnel. I had the E-Brake out on my BE a few months ago and it did not seem hard to reach i there with a box wrench while someone tightened the bolt from in the cockpit or else I reached in the shifter hole while the tranny was out of the car.

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66Sprite David R
Sydney, NSW, Australia   AUS
Not sure if it's the same on later cars, but this picture from a 1966 Mk3 Sprite.

The plate mounts to the tunnel with 3 bolts with spring washers - look like 1/4" UNF, there are captive nuts inside the tunnel.
The handbrake level mounts tot the plate with two countersunk head posidrive screws, again the plate has captive nuts. You can see one screw in my plate top left.

If the tunnel captive nuts are missing I think you could get your hand up the tunnel from the rear.

Good luck.


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