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Post by Jim Russell » Thu May 23, 2019 8:57 am

On my SS1 TI I had a problem opening the bonnet because the cable had become stretched, as a result I really had to pull very hard on the bonnet release for it to work.

I looked at the parts list and saw there is an adjustment "trunnion with screw" which bites on to the cable. "Ah simple" I thought...loosen it, pull the cable to take up the slack and tighten again...not so. It is awful to access, in the end I had to remove the drivers seat ( still a devil of a job). Finally I managed to loosen it but unfortunately the cable came out of the trunnion hole.

Now comes my issue, to get the cable back into the clamping hole the trunnion needs to stay in the pivot lever, otherwise it just falls out. I could possibly super glue it in position but wondered if anybody else has had the same issue and has a simple way of doing this.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Many thanks



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Post by dypcdiver » Thu May 23, 2019 10:17 am

Mine is a problem to operate too, would like to hear how you get it sorted. BTW mine is LHD to complicate matters.


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Post by scimjim » Thu May 23, 2019 4:59 pm

The easiest and quickest way is to remove the steering wheel and dash - not as difficult as it sounds and gives excellent access.


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Post by Jim Russell » Fri May 24, 2019 7:56 am

dypcdiver wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:17 am
Mine is a problem to operate too, would like to hear how you get it sorted. BTW mine is LHD to complicate matters.
I'll let you know how I go. Cheers, Jim



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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu May 30, 2019 6:37 pm

[Mod Edit RP]

As he promised in his note above, Jim has produced a PDF guide to the adjustment of the bonnet release cable. It's attached to this note.
SS1 1800TI BONNET RELEASE.pdf
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All credit for producing this goes to Jim Russell :clap:


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