[Healeys] BN7 Top Frame
jvwojcik at comcast.net
Sat Dec 5 19:09:55 MST 2015
Hello, folks. I am not sure about the frame but I can tell you that at one
point in my own restoration I bought a windshield glass from a friend with
an BN6 and the shape was not the same, did not fit my frame, and I had to
buy a specific curve for my 60 BN7. Jim Wojcik.
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 4:31 PM
To: Peter Svilans <peter.svilans at rogers.com>
Cc: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] BN7 Top Frame
Thanks for this.
I tried it to fit on another BN7 and while it was closer to a fit on the too
of the windshield frame than on mine, it still was off. That frame had a
center toggle lock on it which held the frame in the center.
It could be the wood piece so I will take another look at it. I haven't
played with it lately so with winter almost here I thought I would give it a
Thanks again !
On Dec 5, 2015, at 15:55, Peter Svilans <peter.svilans at rogers.com
<mailto:peter.svilans at rogers.com> > wrote:
Only one 2-seater top frame for BN6 and BN7, sorry.
One would have to see your installation, to see what the issue is.
The bows have an adjustment, two long screws in the feet of the main bow,
but that would likely not affect your problem. Nor would the separate thin
wedge piece under the clamp
The aluminum trim and rubber seal together should have enough thickness to
get a nice over-center action from the clamps.
The wood bows from Moss have sometimes not had the correct curve to fit the
windshield top exactly, in my experience. If the bow is not curved enough at
the outer ends, then the clamps are too close to the pegs. Look very
carefully at what is going on, and see what would be necessary to make the
wood header bow provide enough height from the windshield to raise the steel
top frame, and make the clamp just barely reach the peg at full extension.
Maybe add a strip of 1/8 plywood between wood bow and aluminum ?
Attached pic shows "J" hook fully wound in, so rubber seal is removed for
replacement with new. The lovely sharp-pointed "S" clamp is the correct
original BN6-7 type, but the blunt BJ8 "safety" clamps sold now do the same
Best I can do without seeing yours.
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