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thodav Thomas Davis
Owings Mills, MD, USA   USA
My car did not have a boot prop rod. If someone could post pictures of the top and bottom brackets/connection to the shroud and lid I’d appreciate it. I purchased a new prop rod and it became clear that I’m missing something. Thank you.

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Genos Gene Stigen
Spanaway, WA, USA   USA
Most 100 cars didn't use prop rods like the 6 cyl cars. My '53 100 & others I've owned over the years all had ratching supports on the left side. All you do is lift to lock & lift yo release.

Qldelsie Silver Member Giles Cooper
Benowa, Queensland, Australia   AUS
Tom, our early '54 that originated in the US had the ratchet type support - Whether that came out of the factory like that I can't say !! To attach this item required a "tab" up on the LH side of the boot (trunk) lid. The lower end of the ratchet rod just screwed in somewhere down near the wheel arch. We can not re-attach our ratchet stay because our twin fuel pumps etc are now mounted down there, and simultaneously we are not using the rod bonnet (hood) stay any more. So last week I adapted our ex-bonnet (hood) rod and mounted that in the boot (truck) using the same "tab" that originally supported the ratchet.
Works perfectly !
However you probably want it standard, so this will be of no interest to you !
Giles



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thodav Thomas Davis
Owings Mills, MD, USA   USA
I’m sorry. I wasn’t clear in my post. I purchased the ratchet prop for my car. I just need to know how it connects to the boot lid and the shroud. If someone could post a picture of the mount at either end of the ratched boot lid prop I’d appreciate it.

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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Tom,
There is a picture of it in the Moss catalog under the following heading,

MOSS MOTORS> AUSTIN HEALEY 100, 100-6, 3000> BODY TRIM & FITTINGS> REAR BODY FITTINGS; 100-4

Item # 50. unfortunately as I'm sure you already know it isn't available but should be easy to fabricate.

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Healey2 Curtis Arndt
CA, USA   USA
Thomas Davis,

I've attached four photos that should help clarify how these came from the factory. Where the telescoping rod attaches to the tab on the boot lid, it's secured by a 1/4" UNF bolt, then a British pattern flat washer and lastly a Nyloc nut on the back or inside. Even though the hole as original is large enough for a 5'16" bolt, a 1/4" one was used. And yes, Nyloc nuts were used originally in the 1950's.

On the bottom end, the telescoping rod attaches to the inner fender well with two 1/4" UNF bolts, the heads facing outwards towards the left rear wheel. Then a small unfinished/painted wooden spacer block, the bottom prop tab with two corresponding holes, British pattern flat washers and standard 1/4" nuts. There may have also been lock washers, but I cannot recall.

Cheers,

Curt


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thodav Thomas Davis
Owings Mills, MD, USA   USA
Thanks for the info!

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