it sounds like yet another DPO threw away the tapered rubber strip that
is used to align the windshield.
British engineering at its best, it is quite obviously a tactical fix to
a manufacturing 'tolerance' 8-)
let me know if you need a couple.
In message <391D0FC9.624A3420@ix.netcom.com>, SJC
>> Hello Everyone:
>> I'm still looking to buy a Tiger and thanks to the people who have
>> replied to my on line "want" ad so far. One of the Tigers I'm looking at
>> has a slightly out of adjustment windshield. I remember from the list
>> previously that a "slight" out of adjustment problem can mean a big job
>> getting things to line up. On this car the chrome frame of the vent
>> windows ("wing" windows??) on the doors touch the top edge of the
>> windshield on both sides (so there's no gap for the weatherstrip that's
>> supposed to go there). The gap (although there isn't one at the top) at
>> top tapers down into a gradually widening gap that by the time you
>> follow it to the top of the door itself, the gap is approximately the
>> proper distance for the weatherstrip.
>> Since whichever Tiger I buy will be my every day driver (as Sunbeams
>> have been for the last 30 years), I need to make sure the car is water
>> tight. Could some of you let me know your experiences with adjusting the
>> windshield? It seems that if I am able to "shim" the bottom to it to get
>> it to lean forward 1/2 inch or so for the weatherstrip, the very nice
>> condition top will have to go that same 1/2 inch further forward which I
>> don't know if it will do.
>> A second question is the repair of the fresh air vent "flaps" under the
>> dash. The mechanism is complete on the passenger side and missing the
>> lever (with the "v" on it) on the driver's side and both "flaps don't
>> seem to close completely. Any experiences with this one too?
>> Anyway, as usual, the group's help and advice will be greatly
>> Steve Sage
>> 67 Series V overdrive Alpine (soon to be for sale when I buy a Tiger)