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how do I open bonnett

Post by shrule » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:19 am

Hi The wire for opening the bonnet of my 73 MK 1 facelift has broken How do I open the bonnet and where can I get a replacement wire. How do I tell which make of engine is in my car ?

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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by stevemarl » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:24 am

My brother had a pre-facelift with that problem, seem to remember it was possible to push the mechanism with a screwdriver through top edge of grill? Or, can you remove grill to get better access? It`s 40 years ago so a bit hazy - but it can be done.
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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by D366Y » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:27 pm

shrule wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:19 am
Hi The wire for opening the bonnet of my 73 MK 1 facelift has broken How do I open the bonnet and where can I get a replacement wire. How do I tell which make of engine is in my car ?
Easiest way to tell which make of engine is in your car is to upload a picture here and I'm sure someone far more knowledgeable than me will be able to tell you
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:

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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by shrule » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:30 pm

Hi Thanks for the reply Michael

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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:36 pm

Michael who?
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:57 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:36 pm
Michael who?
:lol:
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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by Not_Anumber » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:25 pm

Once the bonnet is open take some photos and upload them to the site

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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by STEVEW » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:21 am

Not_Anumber wrote
Once the bonnet is open take some photos and upload them to the site
Why would someone keep photos under the bonnet? :D

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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by Not_Anumber » Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:51 pm

STEVEW wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:21 am
Not_Anumber wrote
Once the bonnet is open take some photos and upload them to the site
Why would someone keep photos under the bonnet? :D
To keep the alligators away from the air intake, stops em getting snappy :python:

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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by pbar » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:15 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:36 pm
Michael who?
No, that's Doctor.

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Re: how do I open bonnett

Post by STEVEW » Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:42 pm

Not_Anumber wrote,
To keep the alligators away from the air intake, stops em getting snappy
:applaud:

That's where our problem is. We use crocodile clips. :doh:

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