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Offline grnicholson

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engine cover hinges
« on: Wednesday,December 30, 2015, 12:04:10 AM »
I needed the engine cover hinges and the price was ridiculous from the usual sources.  I then discovered that Morris Minor bonnet (hood) hinges will fit with a small trim to the end by the rear window - and they are a fraction of the price from a Lotus dealer. - and, they come complete with gaskets.

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Re: engine cover hinges
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday,December 30, 2015, 02:00:36 AM »
Well, now that is an interesting option and thanks for posting.

Not knowing what they look like I just did a quick search and found proper chrome on brass hinges for around the same price as old Hillman Imp/Kit Car  Mazak ones used on our cars.  And if I'm honest, they actually look a better designed component although of course that's down to personal opinions.  I think I might pick a set up for the spares cupboard, the ones I have on the Elan are looking a bit tired now.

Good find that man !