[Healeys] How to keep the door open

Albert Seminatore alsemus1 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 10:55:09 MST 2018

The threads are great no problem.
One person mentioned using a fille to rough up the surfaces.  This did
help.  I used the roughest stone iin my Dremel kit.  Now it doesn't break
my shinbone it just cuts the skin.
It's a shame Moss doesn't provide the parts for this.  But then I guess
most people don't have the problem or they ignore the problem.  For me it
is a big problem since I drive the car most every day..................

On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 5:03 PM Michael Salter <michael.salter at gmail.com>

> Another source for left hand threads is turnbuckles but as I recall the
> left door uses a right hand thread.
> M
> 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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Albert Seminatore
Mountain Falls, Pahrump, NV
eMail:  alsemus1 at gmail.com
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