[Healeys] Door latch or striker adjustment?

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Sun May 17 15:06:47 MDT 2015

Yes, there is some movement available in the vertical direction, but the vertical position is limited by the need for the cylindrical projection on the striker to fit correctly into the "U" member on the door latch so that the "U" member rotates as the door is closed.  It is the horizontal position of the striker that has the most effect on whether the "U" member rotates enough to latch the door. 

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
AHCA Delegate at Large
Havelock, NC  USA

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And also some in the vertical direction.

On 05/17/15, BJ8Healeys wrote:

Tom, if you loosen the two striker attach screws just enough to move the striker, you can adjust it in the inboard and outboard direction. Making that adjustment has worked for me. It's a trial and error process to get it just right.

Steve Byers


BJ8 Registry

AHCA Delegate at Large

Havelock, NC USA

From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Tom Morrione
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2015 7:12 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Door latch or striker adjustment?

Hello all,

My 65 BJ8 driver door is not latching. I read the archives and am still wondering about what to do.

I have a new latch (on door, correct?) and striker (on body, correct?). Furflex feels like it's offering some resistance but the door closed when it was first installed. I am wondering if the striker is first thing to adjust and, if so, how to adjust it. Reference in an archive note was made to shimming the striker "out" -- would that be the way to go? I assume that means standing more proud of the shut pillar?

Just wondering if there is a best way to start this fiddling.

Thanks in advance,


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