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  This topic is about my 1969 MG MGC GT
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JMA Silver Member John Anderson
Donvale, Victoria, Australia   AUS
The only listings I can find for the service grommets are for the MGB and they list 4 small and 1 large, my car had 3 small and 2 large and the large is a completely different design to what I can find listed.

Are those parts listings wrong for the MGC or is my car an anomaly?

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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
John,

You are not wrong. The large MGC grommet seems to be made of unobtainium. The MGB unit has ridges on the ends to hold it into place on the 'B' crossmember. I purchased two and I'm going to try and surgically correct them and see if I can make them work on my 'C'.

The smaller ones are the same part number as the 'B' units so no issue there.

Ken



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Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
Pics.

Ken



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moesignguy Steve Moore
Galena, OH, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR4 "4"
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Spit"
1969 MG MGC GT "Da C"
2005 Mini Cooper S "LARG MARG"
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JMA Silver Member John Anderson
Donvale, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Thanks Ken,

You're doing what I think I may need to do as my photo doesn't show the amount of oil degredation of the rubber.

Steve,

Your brackets are the same as mine only much cleaner which is why I suspected the grommets may have been correct I needed confirmation.
I am envious that your floors that still have the seat mount captive nuts as mine are long gone.

John

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moesignguy Steve Moore
Galena, OH, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR4 "4"
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Spit"
1969 MG MGC GT "Da C"
2005 Mini Cooper S "LARG MARG"
Hey Ya'll,
gotta tell you these photos are not may car. I found them on the web and they are what I used as to do mine.

John, I haven't gotten to my seats yet so haven't noticed / thought about the mount nuts. Now ya got me wondering.
I'll look tomorrow for sure. Let you know what I find.

S

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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
AHC6284 is MGB only the correct PN for the MGC unit is AHC61 and as Ken points out they are not available, new anyway. Parts manual shows how the large unit should look, page 237 item #27.



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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
In reply to # 3881784 by JMA
I am envious that your floors that still have the seat mount captive nuts as mine are long gone.

John


When I got my car I noticed the seats weren't secured as well as they should have been. They kinda rattled around a bit. When I checked I discovered that my seat mount captive nuts have been drilled out and had ΒΌ" bolts and washers through them to hold the seats down.

The plan is to re-thread the holes and go up one bolt size. I'm not sure that will leave enough nut though. We will see.

Ken



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