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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - 'T' handle on Bugeye bonnet
|Hello, I was wondering if anyone has ever seen the "T" handle for opening the bonnet that had a key lock in it?--Bob C|
|I've seen people use garage door handles and utility box handles and some of these have keys. Might be useful if you have to park in an area where people are known to nick batteries.|
|Could you use a midget boot handle? Those are T-shaped and have locks.|
|My 73 Midget has a round boot handle and a round "choke" (mixture enrich) handle. I wish that both of them were T shaped. It would make them easier to pull.|
|now we are talking of diffrent things!|
later cars have the bonet release inside should be round and should be easy to pull if not grease the lock and check the cable
On frog's i have seen everything from houshold cabinet handles, mini boot handles and midget boot handles.
do not know what is original though
|sorry. what was I thinking. I mixed my boot and bonnet.|
|no you did not |
on frog's you have boot handles on the bonnet!
and no internal release
|Looks to me like a MK1 mini boot lock , MK2 minis are flush. Roy|
|Sorry, in my question about bonnet "T" handles I failed to mention that I was talking about Bugeyes. If I remember correctly, the shaft is square. Do later Spridgets have "T" handles with square shafts anywhere, like maybe the boot? Bob C|
(oops, that's "yes", in Amurican)
The midget boot lock does take a square shaft.
This thread was discussed between 10/07/2010 and 14/07/2010
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