[Healeys] BN7 Top Frame

Richard Collins gonnagitcha90 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 6 11:36:25 MST 2015

Guess I need to start it all over again !
That would NOT have been an issue I would have thought about.
Thanks David !!!

Richard C

On Dec 6, 2015, at 06:06, Chris Dimmock <austin.healey at gmail.com<mailto:austin.healey at gmail.com>> wrote:

..... And that answer alone is probably one of the best single reasons to subscribe to this email list.
The Nock's knowledge is legendary.
RIP Norman.
And thank you David.
Chris Dimmock

On 6 Dec 2015, at 2:11 PM, David Nock British Car Specialists <healeydoc at sbcglobal.net<mailto:healeydoc at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:

The wood bow that Moss sells is wrong. They sell the same bow for the 2 and 4 seater cars. They are not the same. We have two different header bows for the roadsters.

David Nock

British Car Specialists

Stockton Ca 95205



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On Dec 5, 2015, at 6:13 PM, Richard Collins <gonnagitcha90 at hotmail.com<mailto:gonnagitcha90 at hotmail.com>> wrote:

I have a suspicion that may be my problem but...
My frame and windshield fit fine

Richard C

On Dec 5, 2015, at 20:09, Jim Wojcik <jvwojcik at comcast.net<mailto:jvwojcik at comcast.net>> wrote:

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 Collins
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 4:31 PM
To: Peter Svilans <peter.svilans at rogers.com<mailto:peter.svilans at rogers.com>>
Cc: healeys at autox.team.net<mailto: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 shot again.
Thanks again !

Richard C

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 job.

Best I can do without seeing yours.

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