[Healeys] How to keep the door open
michael.salter at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 18:03:31 MDT 2018
Another source for left hand threads is turnbuckles but as I recall the
left door uses a right hand thread.
On Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 7:48 PM goldengt <goldengt at cal.net wrote:
> The threads are probably stripped on the stud or nut or both. You could
> weld in a new stud or use a smaller die to cut new thread and a smaller
> nut. Get the left hand thread ztuff from McMaster Carr on line.
> Ken Freese
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Albert Seminatore <alsemus1 at gmail.com>
> Date: 11/3/18 1:46 PM (GMT-08:00)
> To: Healey List <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Subject: [Healeys] How to keep the door open
> I have a BT7 whose drivers door won't stay open any more. The passenger
> door is ok.
> I have tried tightening the friction washer but it wont do any good.
> There is a new "friction washer" installed but it doesn't do any good
> either. The metal pieces have been "polished" over the years and are VERY
> smooth - like glass smooth.
> What do other folks do to recover the friction need to keep the door open?
> ................... Al
> Albert Seminatore
> Mountain Falls, Pahrump, NV
> eMail: alsemus1 at gmail.com
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