Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?

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B Faiers
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Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?

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Decided to change the radiator hoses on our 1964 'B' after seeing a few small cracks on the hose from the bottom hose to the heater pipe. I've gone back to the original style with the metal elbow rather than the welded rubber one piece used on the later cars. Less spares to carry as the top and bottom hoses are the same, and only a short length of half inch hose needed to connect to the heater pipe which is also a spare for the heater hoses.

Whilst laying under the front to connect the new bottom hose I noticed 2 threaded holes on the underside of each of the front 'chassis' legs. What were they for? Was there originally an undertray fitted? I have never seen the mention of an undertray.
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Re: Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?

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I think they sound like the mounting holes for anti roll bar brackets. The anti roll bar was an optional extra on early roadsters.
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Re: Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?

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Doh! Obvious when you think about it. Not used to such refinements on our car. Thanks for putting my mind at rest, at least it is nothing that has fallen off.
1964 MGB Roadster
1958 MGA Coupe
1926 MG 14/28 Bullnose
2012 MG 6TSE
2003 MG ZS180
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