Welcome to our resource for MG Car Information.
MG MGF Technical - Know nothing about MG just bought
|Just bought a MG B, about 1970, and trying to find out what it is. Anyone know where I can find information on identifying the model. Have looked at pictures but none have the chrome strip going down hood. I also have no clue how to get the hood open. any info would help. |
Try the MGB board
Bryan, if you repost in the MGB General forum then I'm sure you'll get a detailed response.
In the meantime, I can't recall an MGB with a chrome strip going down the hood. The MGC's had a hood bulge and a small strip going across the hood, and early midgets had a strip going down the centre, but you would know if you had one of these!
Hood (bonnet) release? Down in the left hand footwell if I remember correctly.
Good luck on the B forum.
|You should really post on one of the MGB boards.|
This one is for the MGF - a much later (1990s) mid-engined roadster.
I can't remember any Bs with a chrone strip down the hood (bonnet) - some Cs (six cylinder version of the B) had a chrone strip across the hood (at front of 'power bulge')
Perhaps an earlier owner stuck it on ?
The radiator grille design may be a more useful indicator of exact model.
Can't get the hood open ?
The bonnet ? Should be a lever in a footwell, perhaps near door hinge.
Good luck with your B
|MGB Bonnet (Hood) release is under the dash on the left hand side.|
The chrome strip down the middle is definitely an aftermarket fitment. The MK1 Midget had this feature but that's about it.
Enjoy your new toy,
|Thanks so much for the help. I looked at the midgets and saw the two holes beneath the front of the doors. It looks like its a midget. |
This thread was discussed on 06/08/2004
MG MGF Technical index
This thread is from the archive. The Live MG MGF Technical BBS is active now.