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Re: [Mgs] Roadster screen

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Roadster screen
From: Barney Gaylord <>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2012 14:19:49 -0500
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It might help if we knew what model car.  The MGA has no spacers, 
only fiber shims as required (not always).

At 04:44 PM 5/13/2012 +0100, PaulHunt73 wrote:
>Has anyone had the thick spacers and shims out of the sockets where 
>the screen legs go?  A pal is rebuilding what he bought as an 
>abandoned restoration, couldn't find these parts and has ordered and 
>received them from one of the usual suspects (MGOC).  As far as I 
>was aware the spacers and shims were held in the body with a small 
>screw between the two main screen leg bolt holes. However whilst the 
>shims (looks like fibre board) have a central hole the thick spacers 
>don't.  Also the thick spacers have the AHH number heavily embossed 
>on one face, which will either go against the screen leg or the shim 
>and body.  As the bolts will pull the screen leg against the thick 
>spacer, and the shims, to the body panel it seems to me that the 
>embossing could get crushed over time, it is only alloy, loosening 
>the screen.  The letters are also on a plinth raising them even 
>higher, so tightening the bolts is going to tend to bend the spacer 
>and/or the screen leg, depending on which way the embossing faces.
>So, *should* the small screw screw into the thick spacer?  And are 
>originals embossed like that?
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