She had a look at the damage and in two days and for a cost of $ 60.00 my Tonneau Panel was as good as new
Now, I suspect I will not need to open that compartment for years to come.
I tapped the starter and solenoid and the car started, it still turned slowly, but my excellent tuning skills (lol) paid off because she started with one crank at 5 degrees Celsius outside.
I will always remember Porthos with one word, Gratitude!
So, my $ 8.50 195-degree thermostat and $ 0.54 gasket will now cost upwards of $ 160.00 for the new anti-freeze and the garage fees that include a flush, change thermostat and replace the fluid. The saying “In for a Penny, In for a Pound” consistently applies to this MGB.