Modified Bonnet Release

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mollythemoggie
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Modified Bonnet Release

Postby mollythemoggie » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi I'm undergoing a radiator swap. I was wondering if anyone has done anything with a less in the way bonnet release?

Any pics/advice would be awesome!

I was thinking something in a pull cable kind of style or similar.
I see JLH may have done something in his time like with the lotus powered ute..

Thanks,
Tom

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Re: Modified Bonnet Release

Postby simmitc » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:18 pm

I've never considered that the release is in the way. The rod is less prone to breaking than a cable, just check that the cotter pin retaining the rod in the lever (front right of car) is in good condition to avoid the rod jumping out.

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Re: Modified Bonnet Release

Postby SteveClem » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:33 pm

I'd just leave it alone. It works well.

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Re: Modified Bonnet Release

Postby Chipper » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:49 pm

My 1965 twin-cam Minor had a cable-operated bonnet release (and Marina/Sherpa radiator), fitted by the previous owner:

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It worked pretty well.
Maurice, E. Kent
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Re: Modified Bonnet Release

Postby Boomlander » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:50 pm

Easy to fit a cable release but I've had Jethro's radiator in and out several times with no trouble regarding the bonnet release mechanism.
Now the fan blades................ :evil:



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