[Healeys] Door Hinge center bolt

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 09:47:32 MDT 2020

Just an update.
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This is a picture of a hinge on B.# 1267, a very original 5000 mile car and
the bolts are in place however, upon close inspection I notice that they
are marked WILEY B which means that they were BSF, not UNF as I had thought.


On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 11:21 AM WILLIAM B LAWRENCE <ynotink at msn.com> wrote:

> I never noticed the holes were threaded. I just used them to position the
> threaded plate while attempting to start the hinge screws. Maybe they were
> used for that and the extra screw removed after the hinge was in place.
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> *From:* Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of Michael
> Salter via Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:58 PM
> *To:* healeys at autox.team.net <healeys at autox.team.net>
> *Subject:* [Healeys] Door Hinge center bolt
> The earliest 100s have "flat" hinges. In addition to the 4 countersink
> screws securing the hinges to the door post there is a single hex head
> 5/16" UNF screw in the center of the hinge plate.
> These screws can cause problems after they are installed because they can
> prevent the hinges from closing completely and can cause distortion of the
> hinge mount(s).
> I'm completely at a loss to understand a purpose for these screws ... does
> anyone have any idea why they are there?
> Thanks,
> M
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