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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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    Odd Bonnet question

    So over the years I have lost count how many times I have removed the "bonnet" on my 66 Sprite for various repairs. Anyways I noticed last week that the bonnet, where it meets the bulkhead, is about a half an inch lower than the bulkhead. Is this something I can fix by placement of the washers under the two hinges where they attach to the bonnet and is there a trick to where you put the washers to raise the back of the bonnet?

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    Re: Odd Bonnet question

    Sure why not......seems like it would work. "Lucky" you don't have a bugeye.....to adjust one it has about 4 adjustment. Also, the rubber sealing strip located at the back of the hood opening can also provide an additional height. Scott
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    Re: Odd Bonnet question

    Cowl Seal, McGregor's in CA. See their ad in the back of Classic Motor Sports. Best to call, they don't respond well to e-mail but their rubber parts fit and are top notch.
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
    Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
    Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new - 10/12 Painting done, reassembly, cutting, and buffing in progress.

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