Have you heard if anyone has looked in the Steele Rubber Catalog? They
advertise in Hemmings and the catalog has about a thousand rubber strip
forms with cross-sectional illustrations and dimensions. They even carry
shapes for some vintage cars.
At 09:09 AM 9/29/01 -0400, Adrian Barnes wrote:
>I seem to be the only one on the list to notice or encounter this, but
>the side post seals (Victoria British Catalog SM.37, Page 58, item
>9-9326, or #4 in the '65-'79 diagram) do not fit the channel they are
>supposed to go in. VB told me they get their seals from a different
>supplier than Moss, but the seals from both companies are identical. On
>the original seal, the bit of rubber that extends from the seal and goes
>in the channel is shaped like a T edgewise (the top part of the T goes
>in the channel, the bottom is attached to the seal). The new ones I got
>are more like a flattened V and cause a problem similar to putting a
>square peg in a round hole, and cutting doesn't seem to help.
>Our mutual friend, Buddy, acknowledges this to be a problem and wonders
>why nobody has complained to the companies to correct the seals, or if
>they just ignore the complaints. He thinks I might be able to order MGB
>seals, although they are shorter, he has used them before for a Midget.
>I dropped it off at MG-GM Classics because Barry seemed interested in
>giving it a shot. He immediately recognized the problems with the seals
>too. I'll let you know if he figures anything out.
>As for the rest of the seals, I had an auto glass shop replace them, and
>everything else fit properly, but it was a difficult task even for them
>(it involved disassembling the entire windshield). They cleaned the
>glass and the frame up really well, so it almost looks like a new
>windshield, which is nice.
>Next time around, since I've heard so many bad things about the fit of
>these new seals (the way the doors shut, etc), I wouldn't replace them
>From: DLancer7676@cs.com [mailto:DLancer7676@cs.com]
>Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2001 7:54 AM
>Subject: Windshield rubber wrong.
>Hey guys, Adrian B. and others. I am talking with a fellow Spridgeteer
>the Midget and Sprite Club exchange about changing out his windshield. I
>remember the discussion about the Moss/VB seal not fitting. Can you
>send me the particulars on that so I can forward him correct
>Too bad the archives are defunct these days.
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