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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    hood or bonnet whichever you prefer

    The last time I pulled my engine on my 66 sprite when I replaced the bonnet the back of it is about 3/4 of an inch lower than it was or should be. I've fiddled with it and concluded i have no idea how this happened or how to fix it. Any ideas?

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    Re: hood or bonnet whichever you prefer

    On each hinge there are 4 bolts. Two that are "forward" and two that are "rear"
    If you put washers between the hinge and the hood on the "rear" holes you will raise the rear of the hood.
    If you put washers between the hinge and the hood on the "forward" holes you will lower the rear of the hood
    BillM
    '69 Sprite Mk IV
    '60 MGA
    '65 Midget

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    Re: hood or bonnet whichever you prefer

    OK so I'm thinking there were probably two washers on the rear bolts and none on the front and then I put one on each bolt when I put it back together.

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    Re: hood or bonnet whichever you prefer

    It doesn't adjust the hood if the washers touch the bolt head, the washers MUST go BETWEEN the hinge and the hood.
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    '69 Sprite Mk IV
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