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Letting the air out. 2 weeks 3 days ago #198132

My F is stuffy with the hood up. I have seen the mod to get more cold air into the cabin but where does it leave, assuming the hood is up and decently weather tight? I can find no references to the outlet vents. Are any fitted or is it something that MGR didn't get around to?

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Letting the air out. 2 weeks 2 days ago #198133

The air flow in an MG is closely related to the early Land Rover where you increase the flow by opening the front flaps & the air escapes through the gaps, however as the vehicle ages the exit routes become less efficient due to the build up of moss. On my F excess air escapes through the gaps just in front of the hood hinge; the canvas can flap at certain speeds making a rather endearing farting noise.
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Letting the air out. 2 weeks 2 days ago #198134

There are two clips above the windscreen, near the sun visors.

When unlatched, they can be pulled backwards, and the whole rail moved to a position behind the driver.

I find this increases airflow and reduces the "stuffiness" in the cabin quite significantly. :bust: :slapme:
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Letting the air out. 2 weeks 2 days ago #198135

Yeah, right. The occasional advantage of a folding roof doesn't count for much if the car is uncomfortable at all other times. I had no such problems with my last MG, (most of a GAN1 midget,) as the floor provided enough ventilation at all times.

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Re:Letting the air out. 2 weeks 2 days ago #198144

On my MGF, the air exits between the canvas and bodywork just behind the doors - I can see daylight through there.

The reason it gets so stuffy is that there is precious little insulation value in the canvas top compared to a metal roof with headliner.

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Re:Letting the air out. 2 weeks 2 days ago #198145

I think it gets stuffy for other reasons. Firstly because there is insufficient air extraction and secondly the cabin volume is very small, a quarter of that of a smallish hatchback. So far, nobody has been able to confirm the location of any air outlet vents.

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