[Mgs] Door pull cable attachment on MGA

Barney Gaylord barneymg at mgaguru.com
Mon Nov 10 12:17:13 MST 2014

Your Bowden type replacement jacketed cable is as original.  It was 
originally attached to the latch assembly with a shoulder 
rivet.  Procedure to replace is to pry open the square P-clip, R&R 
the cable and squeeze the P-clip closed agian.  Since your latch is 
missing the shoulder rivet, you can assemble it with a #10 screw and 
self-locking nut, like this: 

At 05:49 PM 11/9/2014 -0800, Simon Matthews wrote:
>I bought a new door pull some time ago and now I want to fit it.
>When I bought the car, it had a home-made door pull, so I don't have 
>a model to see how it should be fitted.
>The PO had used some wire that was looped through the hole in the 
>door pull lever and then crimped back to itself.
>The new cable looks like a bowden cable, with knobs attached to both 
>ends. Both of these knobs are inserted into a fitting, which could 
>be fastened onto the door at the front end, but there does not seem 
>to be an obvious way to attach it to the lever that operates the 
>latch. I suppose a short bolt and nut could be used, but this 
>doesn't seem right.
>I have taken some photos, which can be seen here:
>How should the cable be attached?

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