[Mgs] Tightening the nut on the left side motor mount

Max Heim mvheim at sonic.net
Mon Apr 16 13:58:24 MDT 2012

It can be done without messing with the steering rack. All I can suggest is
to be patient and keep trying, or find a helper with skinnier fingers. It
may help to loosen the other bolts, that hold the motor mount bracket, to
get a different angle.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Menlo Park, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 4/16/12 12:16 PM, Peter Schauss at rpschauss at gmail.com wrote:

> On the left (driver's ) side, the steering column runs through the
> bracket where the motor mount is supposed be fastened to the body.
> This makes it virtually impossible to get the nut started on the stud
> which runs into the bottom of the rubber mount.  I have managed to do
> this twice before by using an refrigerator magnet to position the nut,
> but this time that trick does not seem to work.  Is there any
> alternative to removing the steering rack?
> If I have to remove the steering rack, where can I get the special
> tool that the manual shows for aligning the upper an lower parts of
> the column?
> Thanks,
> Peter Schauss
> 1980 MGB

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