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V8s door mirror

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Bigpagey1

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41 posts

20 months

Sunday 26th March
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I am sure this has been covered many times before, the door mirror on my v8s is droopy, any advise on how to tighten them up?

TVR-Stu

557 posts

121 months

Sunday 26th March
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This LINK should give you all the information you need. It's from a Marcos forum but they use the same mirror.
I have assumed you have the standard later type mirrors? Hope that helps.

v8s4me

5,628 posts

141 months

Sunday 26th March
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More information HERE

Oldred_V8S

3,379 posts

160 months

Monday 27th March
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I just fitted one of these kits. A plug and socket or bullet connectors means a broken mount can be replaced in about 15 mins. Handy if away on a Eurotour.

Shiny stuff

The level of workmanship is fantastic!

Deeman

1,373 posts

104 months

Friday 15th September
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https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Just got my kit today - superb. Thought i'd do Brian the honour of revitalising this thread. He's still got some kits left......
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v8s4me

5,628 posts

141 months

Friday 15th September
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He's also doing some kits for the steering column bearing housing and very nice they are too thumbup

glenrobbo

8,610 posts

72 months

Saturday 16th September
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Deeman said:
Just got my kit today - superb. Thought i'd do Brian the honour of revitalising this thread. He's still got some kits left......
I'm so glad this topic has come up. smile
Percy's mirrors are quite wobbly.

Joe showed me his kit that Brian had made earlier this year before our Spa trip, but I had forgotten who produced them.
The quality is superb.

Now on order. thumbup

Now I need to find a supplier of some 4mm dia nitrile rubber section to make up the decorative 'O' rings...
scratchchin I'm not really certain that they serve any useful purpose?

phillpot

13,137 posts

105 months

Saturday 16th September
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glenrobbo said:
Now I need to find a supplier of some 4mm dia nitrile rubber section to make up the decorative 'O' rings..
Is it worth the trouble?............ clicky


But if you must............. 4mm EPDM O ring cord


@ approx 500mm per O ring 4 metres will cost nearly as much as buying "ready made" although there is a saving on postage scratchchin


Edited by phillpot on Saturday 16th September 21:11

Deeman

1,373 posts

104 months

Saturday 16th September
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Oldred v8 has fitted his. Maybe some piccies Paul? I noticed he'd retracted them in on occassions, which is also a noce handy feature of these kits

glenrobbo

8,610 posts

72 months

Wednesday 20th September
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I ordered a mod kit from Brian on Monday, and the postman delivered the jiffy bag at 3pm this afternoon.
Speedy service, well packaged and very well engineered.


Can't wait to fit to finally cure Percy's floppy appendages!

Big thanks to Brian. thumbup

Barkychoc

7,776 posts

126 months

Thursday 21st September
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Looks nicely made - but isn't the point of the weak metal mount on the electric mirrors so that it is sacrificial in the event of an impact?
A substantially engineered mount could end up with significant damage to the door in the event of a bit of 'action' ?

v8s4me

5,628 posts

141 months

Thursday 21st September
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This part doesn't replace the "sacrificial" bit. It only replaces the boss which screws into the door.

Barkychoc

7,776 posts

126 months

Thursday 21st September
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getmecoat

Steve_D

11,176 posts

180 months

Thursday 21st September
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v8s4me said:
This part doesn't replace the "sacrificial" bit. It only replaces the boss which screws into the door.
The new boss is about 10mm taller than the original so when you fit the mirror onto it you can get at the grub screw and adjust it to your hearts content.

Steve

Oldred_V8S

3,379 posts

160 months

Friday 22nd September
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Steve_D said:
v8s4me said:
This part doesn't replace the "sacrificial" bit. It only replaces the boss which screws into the door.
The new boss is about 10mm taller than the original so when you fit the mirror onto it you can get at the grub screw and adjust it to your hearts content.

Steve
Also the mirrors fold further inwards

phillpot

13,137 posts

105 months

Sunday 24th September
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Extended mirror mounts fitted and, impressed as I am with Paul's stainless mount covers I came up with an alternative..........


1. Purchase a pair of these (originals in foreground)
Note they are larger than the normal "Henry Vac" size

2. Set about them with a hacksaw and a Stanley knife


3. The sacrificial mount will need a little bit of modification to fit through them


4.Fit 'em smile

mirrors needed painting, no green paint so thought I'd see how silver looked, it'll do for now


Useful as the funny little Allen key is that Brian supplies I found these ideal for re-fitting............. Ball hex bits

Deeman

1,373 posts

104 months

Monday 25th September
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3. The sacrificial mount will need a little bit of modification to fit through them


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Mike - not clear on the sacrificial mount (sounds a bit pervy somehow) which bit your shaving off? The lug bits of the cast where your red marker pen is?

phillpot

13,137 posts

105 months

Tuesday 26th September
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Deeman said:
Mike - not clear on the sacrificial mount. The lug bits of the cast where your red marker pen is?
Hi Pete, only took the one photo, I've blown it up a bit to try and make it clearer. Mount is too wide between the yellow lines.Some metal removed where the red marker is. As far as I could see (guess) this shouldn't have any detrimental effects?

The vacuum hose nozzles are much thicker than the original covers and wouldn't fit over the mounts, in hind sight soaking them in boiling water may possibly have made them flexible enough to stretch/distort and go over scratchchin




Deeman

1,373 posts

104 months

Tuesday 26th September
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Thanks Mike - i like the mod, hence likely to follow. I will try softening the plastic first, and report back in due course. Pete

The Horse

76 posts

76 months

Thursday 28th September
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I too can vouch for the quality of Brian's longer mount, a lovely piece of kit.
I've fitted it to the driver's mirror, with which I've had a lot of hassle as a previous owner had modified the wiring to the mirror as shown in the photo below and then to compound matters, had also played with the 5 wire connector in the door and swapped the black wire that is part of the mirror movement circuit with one of the black heating element wires. All sorrted now and properly soldered back together and protected with heatshrink.



With the mirror removed from the car, I think there's a part missing that locks the mirror in one of the 3 (?) positions. Here's a photo of the mirror with the Torx bolt and the Citroen aluminium "cage" mounting removed. Should there be any thing else in there ? You can see the cage mount to the left of the photo and it seems to go straight onto a white plastic washer.




Thanks
David