[Zmagnette] Wiper boxes (Was: Uncaught bounce notification)

Mike mikesmuseum at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 2 09:56:35 MDT 2014

#2SteveK, thanks for the warning. One of my projects in the coming month is to R&R the wheelboxes in my MGA (no scuttle vent, thankfully) so I'll be careful to put them back in the way they came out. But cleaner and with fresh lube, of course, so the little motor can actually move the wipers again.


 From: Steve <skirby210 at cox.net>
To: List for the Z Magnette Group - North America <zmagnette at autox.team.net> 
Sent: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Zmagnette] Fwd: Uncaught bounce notification

I can verify that, and it was on but a much simpler MGB.  I did take 
notes and drawings, and it all fit back together quite easily and nicely.  
Wipers ran backwards.  I looked at another B, and it seemed the same.  
Had several others, all smarter than me (well, that’s everyone), stick their 
heads up there, and all agreed “looks right”.  Next, had a brilliant friend 
take the motor apart, and we tried a number of things with wiring and 
gearing.  No matter what we did, still ran backwards.  The good thing 
is, it never rains here anyway, but it was bugging the @#@& out of 
me!!!  Finally, I turned to God, aka John Twist.  He attentively 
listened to my sad saga . . . . I can see the twinkle in his eyes now.  He 
then suggested a couple of things I’d done.   Then he said, he’d had 
one other customer (he didn’t actually say this, but I’m sure he wanted to!!!!!) 
as stupid as me, who put their wheel boxes in upside down.  “No”, argued I, 
“that’s impossible”.  I could NOT have done that, and reviewed all my 
seemingly valid reasons.  Alas, having exhausted all my fixes, and those of 
my trusted, knowledgeable friends, I tried it Mr. Twist’s way.  TaDah, of 
course he was right.  I was, and still am, dumfounded that those wheel 
boxes can go in so easily and perfectly, and be upside down.
From: Allen Bachelder 
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:15 AM
To: zmagnette 
Subject: [Zmagnette] Fwd: Uncaught bounce 
Hickman has tried to send this message to the list but something caused it to 
bounce. I'm hoping Mark Bradakis will advise me how to solve it, but in the 
meantime, responses to Mike's question - below - would be appreciated. 
Mike, it just so happens that I installed my wheel boxes and tubes before 
installing the scuttle vent, and had no problem. I didn't try to do it the other 
way 'round.  If you're having  a problem, this might be at least part 
of your answer. If you do remove the scuttle vent and mechanism, draw a lot of 
pictures and make notes to yourself on how it comes apart because I remember 
there were just a whole lot of incorrect ways to put it back together such that 
everything fits but nothing works!
& Florrie Bachelder       =iii=<
Creek Home for Wayward MGs
ZB, '65 B, '69 C/GT, '73 B/GT
Street, MI 48049, 

>From: "Mike  Hickman" <mgmike62 at gmail.com>
>Date: April 2,  2014 9:38:39 AM EDT
>To: "Z  Magnette Group" <zmagnette-bounces at autox.team.net>
>Subject: Wheel  Boxes
>Trying to install the wheel boxes in my Magnette and it  seems as if it would be easier to install them if the Scuttle Vent is removed,  is this the case?
>Mike H.
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