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Loose quarterlight lever

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:01 pm
by Owlsman
Ok, not exactly a life-threatening issue but it's annoying me nonetheless.........

The offside quaterlight lever is not loose as such but when I open the quarterlight wndow the lever flops to a 'quarter to six' position rather than staying at 'nine O'clock'. Obviously this means that when I want to close the quarterlight I have to turn the lever to do so.

Is there any way of tightening up the lever? The near-side one is fine but presumably that has not has as much use as the driver's side.

Thanks in anticipation of any suggestions.

Re: Loose quarterlight lever

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:15 pm
by King Kenny
I think I had the same problem many years ago. They cannot be adjusted as far as I know so I wound a few turns of cotton thread around the spigot. This added enough resistance to stop it flopping.

Re: Loose quarterlight lever

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:44 pm
by KeithL
This happened to me a few years ago because the pin was slowly working loose and eventually the catch fell off. Fortunately it fell inside the car and I was able to retrieve the parts - there was a washer as well as the catch and the pin. The pin the catch turns on goes through a hole in the frame of the quarter-light and is peined over at the end. Unfortunately the only way to get to it is to take the glass out.

You need to establish if the pin is tight in its hole or not. If it is then go with King Kenny's suggestion.

Re: Loose quarterlight lever

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:46 pm
by taupe

I would get a second hand one from ebay and fit it temp. whilst you attempt a repair to your old one.

I think the glass will need to come out on your old one to enable the rivet to be hammered tighter as others have advised...If you manage to repair it then great you can refit your old one and put the replacement back on ebay...

A good one is likely to be £40 PLUS....


Re: Loose quarterlight lever

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:01 pm
by Owlsman
Thanks for your advice chaps.

I've actually gone down the 'cheap 'n cheerful' route and wrapped a thread tightly around the spigot. I tried cotton at first but that kept breaking so I used a few threads of some nylon garden twine...….and it has worked a treat! It'll probably work loose again eventually but I can just use some thicker twine next time. :D

Thanks again for the tips.

Re: Loose quarterlight lever

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:15 pm
by King Kenny
:D :D :D