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Wistow Graham Legg
Wistow, North Yorkshire, UK   GBR
I have just purchased a 1973 roadster and put the hood down for the first time. I have found 2 threaded holes in the panel above the boot, they are normally covered by the bottom of the hood. What are they for?

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tampaguy Jack Shea
Elgin, OR, USA   USA
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Nicecar Gary (ex "Harv") G
Victoria, BC, Canada   CAN
1980 MG MGB "Red On Red On Red"
Graham:
Your Terminology confuses me.
Boot and hood different ends of car.

How about a pic?

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MGB567 Gold Member Barrie Braxton
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB MkI "Money Guzzler"
1979 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "Darkside"
Welcome. Without a pic I'd say Jack has it.



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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
Graham,

These are left over holes as described above.

Should have plastic plugs in them. Give Leacy Classics a ring they will take care of you.

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Check your ego Amigo!



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Wistow Graham Legg
Wistow, North Yorkshire, UK   GBR
Thanks for your replies

Sorry UK based, boot = rear of the car, hood is the soft top. when you fold the soft top down and unhook the back from the 2 chrome catches which are on the outside of the car and fold the soft top inside the car the bolt holes are on the outside of the car in the panel which goes across the back between the passenger compartment and the boot lid, they are about 9 inches in from the outside edge of the rear wings. they are threaded, not just the panel but have depth, and appear to be original , I will photograph tomorrow.

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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
Your terminology is fine! smileys with beer

I posted what you need to purchase, no photo needed.

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DrewM Drew Maddock
74 MGB roadster, Southern California, USA   USA
I have the same two holes on my roadster. If they're empty, stick some sort of plastic plugs in (or over) those holes to keep water out. I hear it rains sometimes in the UK.



Drew Maddock, So. Calif. USofA

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Nicecar Gary (ex "Harv") G
Victoria, BC, Canada   CAN
1980 MG MGB "Red On Red On Red"
I done been corrected by a fellow Cannuck.

It's a good thing you don't speak Oz; I'm afraid of what they call things.

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Aridgerunner Silver Member Bill Bussler
Montoursville, PA, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The A"
1959 Triumph TR3A "The Mistress"
Well now, overe here boots belong on yer feet, a bonnet belongs on a females head, and wings belong on an airplane. And there's that confusing word "hood"..............

Wistow Graham Legg
Wistow, North Yorkshire, UK   GBR
Thanks for solving my problem, ordered from Leacy Classics



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tampaguy Jack Shea
Elgin, OR, USA   USA
Funny I learned that Brit stuff as a kid , byproduct of being around guys infatuated with LBC’s.

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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN, USA   USA
Good idea for owners of British cars to know the proper name of the parts of the car. winking smiley

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mgjoc Gold Member Dennis Rainey
Albertville, AL, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB "Roscoe"
1970 MG MGB MkII "Benny"
I have found myself often time referring to areas of the car (any car) as the boot, hood, bonnet etc. Sometimes it's necessary to translate and other times people look at me quizzically and wonder what I've been drinking' and sometimes people actually know what I'm talking about.

Cheers - MGjoc



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bencii Ben Colpitts
Mansfield, OH, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB
Have you lost your American to British translation book?

In reply to # 3889320 by Nicecar Graham:
Your Terminology confuses me.
Boot and hood different ends of car.

How about a pic?

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