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November 25, 2016, 3:34pm Report to Moderator

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For some while now, Tessa has suffered from a very stiff passenger window. So bad, indeed, that after her previous long lay-up, I managed to break the winder mechanism trying to put it up. It now stays permanently up with nothing supporting it!

I've just been out to put fuel in her (and check whether re-setting the carbs has fixed the atrocious running) and noticed this:

(Sorry for the poor quality - it was taken on a MotoG with really crappy camera focus)

In case you can't see, the quarter-light frame is decidedly out of alignment with the glass. Since this frame includes the runner, which is the ONLY thing supporting the glass, I'm wondering if that's my problem.

So the question is, are there supposed to be packing washers to set the alignment of that frame?


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Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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It looks as if your window glass has come out of the runner on the quarterlight,  the two runners front and rear are usually  pulled together by a piece of thick wire and the quarterlight bracket can be adjusted by three bolts , two under the door card and one under the big grommet at the top/front of the door, maybe they are loose/rusted/missing or maybe the runner at the door catch end is rusted/loose!
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1971 13/60 saloon and 1971 vitesse mk 2 saloon
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Hi Rob. Just had a quick look in my workshop manual. There's no mention of any adjustment or packing washers for the quarterlight frame. Sorry. Dave. Ps. Thanks again for the brake bracket dimensions. I  made new ones this afternoon.

First Triumph: 200cc Tiger Cub. Followed by in no particular order, 350 and 500 Royal Enfield Bullet, Herald 1200, Herald 13/60, Mini 1275 GT, Vitesse 2L convertible, Audi 80, Audi 80 Sport, Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, Triumph 2000, Mk 2 Estate, Fiat Tipo, Fiat Stilo, Fiat Uno, Peugeuot Turbo Diesel(yuk), Lancia HPE 2000ie (wow! a dream!) So far 3 Heralds and My fourth Vitesse in the garage. I may have forgotten some... It's my age.. Oh , Honda 400 four.. Terrifying! And the 2 Renault 5s. Oh, and the Ford Granada 3 litre estate..I think that's the lot.
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