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Rear window catches

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Akiri
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Rear window catches

Post by Akiri » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:56 pm

I need to replace the LH rear quarter light catch on my V8-250. The old catch fell apart which I understand is a common occurrence. I have tried two new separate replacements from different suppliers and each have proved faulty. The locking lever will not cam over fully leaving the quarter light partially open which is of course unacceptable. The suppliers say they should operate correctly.
Any ideas what is wrong?
Thank you
Akiri

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KV8
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Re: Rear window catches

Post by KV8 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:36 pm

Hi
I would also like to know if there are any tricks in getting these window catches to work? My O/S catch goes through the motions but as soon as you shut the door it springs open. I have adjusted whole mounting several times but to no avail. Have also compared with N/S catch which works perfectly - cannot see any differences measured with calipers.

Perhaps some guru may have answer?

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Alpine Daimler
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Re: Rear window catches

Post by Alpine Daimler » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:17 pm

Took at look at mine yesterday as I have the same problem but doesn't bother me too much as I only go out in good weather, the dog on the back seat likes the fresh air and I can push them shut from the outside once the door is shut if required.

Like many challenges it's possibly the result of a number of causes, I took mine apart again and studied the mechanism closely, underneath there is a 11/32" AF bolt. the shaft of which slides in an elongated slot, this needs to be secure and the slot clean and free of wear where the bolt sits, possibly lengthened to ensure the lever "cams over" to shut the window effectively.

The excenter/"cam over" mechanism can probably only work when there is at most only minimal wear in the whole catch assembly, there are a few possibilities where wear can occur, especially where the circular seating, the lower part of the operating thumb lever, about 3/4" diameter sits in the base secured by the two screws, mine is OK, so where is the problem........?

I have improved mine by fitting new shouldered screws (those clearly visible) with extra nuts not relying on the serviceability of the thread in lower lever plus small nylon washers between the moving parts and quite tightly secured.

I also think worn (or completely knackered like mine) window seals do not help, a new or effective seal may help to grip the window shut.

Regards

Rob c.

PS: Forget the ones on E-bay, they are probably no better and cost a kings ransom
V8, its the only way forward, 1967 2.5 V8 Saloon LHD MAN/OD, DLOC member

Akiri
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Re: Rear window catches

Post by Akiri » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:04 pm

Many thanks for your replies - I shall look at the make up on the catches in more detail.
I agree - those catches offered on line are rubbish.

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