[Healeys] top frames
phoenix722 at comcast.net
Sat Aug 27 17:45:42 MDT 2016
Thanks, Bill. I was hoping for something easy, as usual. I am able to
get it together, but it takes a lot of effort. I don't like to drive it
with the top up, anyway, as the vision is terrible. I do have a mirror
on both fenders, which helps, but don't feel comfortable with the top
up. I'm too tall for LBCs, anyway. I can't put the seat all the way
back and still work the clutch properly, and so I stick up with my eyes
level with the top of the windscreen. Wish the seatback would recline
further. Complain, complain! My third AH, you would think I like them.
On 8/27/2016 4:30 PM, insidedim at aol.com wrote:
> Hey Mike,
> The only easy adjustment is the bolts at the latch that you describe.
> Have you run out of threads?
> The convertible top frame is bolted to the body just behind the seats
> with 3 bolts on each side. You could eke out a little adjustment by
> loosening the 3 bolts and move the entire top frame forward a tad if
> it will go.
> Another point of adjustment is the windscreen itself which can be
> moved forward or backward a little and even tilted a bit. Too much
> adjustment here and your windscreen could hit the chrome vent window
> on the door glass frame. Follow the windscreen frame down into the
> door jamb and you'll see 2 bolts there.
> A third way is to undo the vinyl at the rear where it's attached by
> little spring clips. This will involve removing the entire seat back
> assembly from the deck to get to the u shaped metal that is screwed to
> the rain gutter. Not a fun job.
> A 4th way is to remove the hidem strip across the front of the top
> where the front wood bow is attached to the aluminum piece that rests
> on the top of the windscreen, then loosen the vinyl and move it back a
> Be forewarned that any or all of these adjustments can get you into a
> lot of hot water if not done incrementally and with a lot of
> forethought. Ask me how I know!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike <phoenix722 at comcast.net>
> To: Healey List <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Sent: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 6:28 pm
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] top frames
> While we're on the subject, my BJ8 top is extremely hard to latch onto
> the windscreen. Is there an adjustment other than the little bolts at
> the latch?
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