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exfed12825
Tony Gentile
Waterford, Pa
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03/30/2016 02:43PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB 347ci Bessel Motorsports/ Ford stroker 530 hp

Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: exfed12825
Date: May 10, 2017 07:21PM

Okay, what is the trick to getting the windshield and frame lined up and back on the car. I read somewhere that a piece of 1/4 rope in the flap will help you pull the flap out flat. So I did that but that isn't the problem I'm having now. I can get the bolts closest to the pillar in but then I can't even get close with the two on the end of those ears. I tried putting the bolts in the center post and they pulled the pillars farther away from lining up


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5305 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 10, 2017 11:17PM

I used a bunch of ratchet straps.

Jim


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2348 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 11, 2017 12:12AM

If I remember right, I got the bottom two bolts in and then levered the windshield/frame forward to get the upper tao to line up. Best done with a couple of people so you dont put excessive twisting force on it.


billymgb1000
bill gaulin
harrisville R.I.
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11/30/2012 12:31AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB V8 LS1 5.3

Re: Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: billymgb1000
Date: May 26, 2017 04:45AM

x2 on people helping to push down, and I found that without an air ratchet I don't think I would have got them to start once it was close.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1214 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: May 26, 2017 02:04PM

Make sure that the rubber is warm. A really hot day or a hair dryer work well (no heat gun unless you are very skilled with it)
And coat it all with liquid dish soap so that it can move.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5305 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 26, 2017 04:26PM

You can also sweat on it a lot, that helps too.

Jim


JWD
Jim Durham
Gig Harbor, Wa.
(103 posts)

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01/22/2013 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Ford 302 (398.9 HP, 383.2 TQ)

Re: Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: JWD
Date: June 27, 2017 08:24PM

gone



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/2017 08:29PM by JWD.



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5305 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 28, 2017 10:01AM

Could you please post it here Jim? It would be good to have that resource available to all.

Jim


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4305 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 30, 2017 10:25PM

Notice: I've extracted Jim Durham's post with killer MGB-roadster specific tip and photo to its own thread, and I've made that new thread a "sticky". I'll leave this thread open for other/general windshield related tips.


JWD
Jim Durham
Gig Harbor, Wa.
(103 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2013 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Ford 302 (398.9 HP, 383.2 TQ)

Re: Lets Talk More About Windshields
Posted by: JWD
Date: June 30, 2017 10:54PM

Thanks Curtis. I hope my post helps a fraction as much as the info. on this site has helped me.


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