[Mgs] Door pull cable attachment on MGA

Simon Matthews simon.d.matthews at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 12:46:23 MST 2014


Thanks for the information. If I understand it correctly, in the
original installation, the P-clip would be able to rotate on the end
of the lever. Your suggested approach won't allow  rotation. Does it
matter? How about a screw with two nuts arranged tightly against each
other, but not tight against the P-Clip and lever?


On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Barney Gaylord <barneymg at mgaguru.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/body/pics/door_latch1.jpg
> 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:
>> https://plus.google.com/photos/102529760702182030672/albums/6079886356814013233
>> How should the cable be attached?
>> ....

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