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Wedge List / Re: FHC door weatherstripping
« Last post by Bill Derksen on April 11, 2018, 12:23:56 AM »
I have installed one of the FHC seals from MacGregor. They are not the

"correct" shape, but it seems to fit ok, and doesn't have any more wind

noise than the previous one. For making the mitre cuts, an angle grinder

with a Zip disk works great.B  (cut it an inch or two longer than you

think you need!) MacGregor recommends Cyanoacrylate glue for the mitre

(you can even get "rubber" glue). I used 3M weatherstrip adhesive. He

was pleasant do deal with, and the weatherstrips came neatly rolled with

no kinks - unlike the last set I bought some 15 years ago.


Wedge List / FHC door weatherstripping
« Last post by "Tim Hutchisen" on April 10, 2018, 07:54:40 PM »

I am currently restoring a Speke built TR7 coupe. Quality door

weatherstripping supply seems to be a problem area for proper restoration.

The OEM part number is WKC3827.  I have had experience with the big 3

suppliers here in the USA, none of them supply the correct OEM profile or

durometer if they have stock it at all. The major supplier in the UK does

not have availability on FHC weatherstripping.


I have ordered and installed expensive weatherstripping from a supplier in

Canada, the bulb profile is too large and does not allow the doors to close

without a tremendous amount of effort. Once closed, the doors are proud of

the B-pillar and do not look right, even after adjusting the latch.

Fortunately my original weatherstripping is salvageable from a functional

stand point but they are worn and do not look new like the rest of the car.


I have been searching for something close that will be functional from some

vendors who specialize in seals and rubber products but have not found

anything I feel confident in purchasing. I have spent a tremendous amount of

time, money and effort trying to solve this problem.


Has anyone found a suitable vendor or product that solves this problem? I am

hoping someone can help. I am a professional mechanic who works on British

cars full time, have an abundant resource base and have dealt with many

vendors over the years. None have been able to solve this issue up to this

point. While there aren't likely many of these FHC being restored, I have to

think that there are quite a few out there that would benefit from new door

seals, especially the driver's side.


Another issue is making the mitered corner at the top rear of the door,

which has proven very difficult to get right. I'm open to suggestions on how

to do this mitered corner properly.


So, does anyone have suggestions on how to solve this restorer's dilemma?


Thanks in advance,

Tim Hutchisen

Penn Ridge Motors

Norway, ME 04268

207.890.8339 <>







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« Last post by Bill on April 10, 2018, 05:50:06 PM »
He's our man, hero of the nation...
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« Last post by David Massey on April 10, 2018, 07:19:20 AM »
Loud and clear.  Roger Ramjet.



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Wedge List / Correction!!! /Re: Archive This - Re: TR8 Exhaust Air
« Last post by Bill on April 03, 2018, 08:28:16 AM »
My bad!B  The correct sizes are 1/2-20 x 3/8 for the socket set screw and
3/8" for the bearing ball.

Sorry for the confusion.
>> I did figure it out.BB  The correct size socket set screw is 1/2-20 x 1/2
>> in a flat or cup point.BB  I drop a 7/16" ball bearing down the holeB
>> which matches the original sealing surface radius effecting a seal not
>> relying on the threads to hold the gases in. Also plugs the opening in
>> the port perfectly.
>> Thanks all for the input.
>> On 3/25/2018 12:37 PM, Jack Brooks wrote:
>>> I found some (big) set screws that "disappear" when installed and make it
>>> look like nothing is missing. Dave is spot on using a bolt to size the
>>> thread, but pay attention to the length to insure they are the right length.
>>> I sized them to be just below flush, but this was years ago and I have
>>> absolutely no idea of the thread or length I used.
>>> Jack
Wedge List / Re: kelowna pick n pull
« Last post by Greg Gall on April 03, 2018, 01:06:16 AM »
I think the yellow car is a convertible, but the angle is not great so hard to say for sure. I donbt see the vents / louvers behind the door glass and I think I see the rail the top snaps onto... The drooping bumper seems to be another clue, but I canbt really tell if the bumper trim piece is DHC or FHC...


Wedge List / Re: kelowna pick n pull
« Last post by charles frink on April 02, 2018, 01:01:57 PM »
It looks as if these cars are BOTH FHC cars.  As a coupe lover I would like

them both "saved".  This would depend on rust issues on either but might bear

looking into for someone on the left coast.
Wedge List / Re: kelowna pick n pull
« Last post by "Paul MacDonald" on April 02, 2018, 11:07:51 AM »
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