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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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