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Re: [Mgs] Window crank

To: Michael MacLean <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Window crank
From: Robert's New iPad <>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 07:14:44 -0400
Cc: " List" <>
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Hi Mike,
        Itâ??s both adjustment and lubrication that will help.
        Once the door card is out of the way, you can see how the mechanism 
works. You can also see how the 50-year-old grease is acting more like adhesive 
than lubricant. 
        Here is a chance to ensure that the drain holes in the door are clear, 
then stuff the bottom with rags and use paint thinner or equivalent to clean 
all the joints, pivots, crank, gears and all the other little moving bits. 
        Have a look at the fit of the glass into the channels. If not about 
equal top and bottom, adjust the channel.  A bit of silicone spray in them will 
help, though be careful of overspray.
        Wind the glass up and down until you understand how this unlikely 
assembly of gears and parallelogram actually moves the glass, the weight of 
glass supported by the spring.
        Then a spot of oil on the winderâ??s shaft and the parallelogram 
pivots, and a little grease on the gears will do the trick. 
        I donâ??t know of any particular things to do other than clean, 
lubricate and adjust, though I can safely say that a couple of hours on this 
project will reward you with a window that is much easier to use.

> On Sep 14, 2022, at 12:45 AM, Michael MacLean <> 
> wrote:
> I have broken the plastic window crank several times trying to roll up the 
> driver's side window.  Where is the best place to lubricate the mechanism?  
> Or, is there an adjustment I can make to the mechanism to take the pressure 
> off the window crank?
> Mike MacLean
> 69 MGB GT
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