The Peerless & Warwick Discussion Forum

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Door latch issues


Status: Offline
Posts: 655
Date:
Door latch issues


Now at the stage of getting the doors on and the latches working properly.

I have the driver door fitting nicely with the upper part of the latch (the fat round pin) engaging with the plate on the B pillar. However, I can't seem to get the spur wheel at the bottom of the latch to engage properly with the lock plate (the bit with the 3 lumps on it) so that the door stays shut. I can't work out if this part is too far in, too far out, too high or too low. The door shuts but can be easily  pulled open without pushing the button. It's like the spur wheel isn't locking in place over the bit with the 3 lumps. The part on the door works fine and the spur wheel WILL lock in place until the button is pushed, it's just not locking in place on the part with the 3 lumps (someone please tell me what it's called!)

Bare in mind, I have a new body so I have no pre-existing holes to show where the 2 parts that attach to the B pillar go so it's all a bit of guesswork atm.

Anyone got any pics?



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 306
Date:

Hi Mike,

Long time ago i had to do this job on my Phase 1.
The bolt holes in both the doors and pillars were in a very bad shape.
First i repaired those holes.

I found that the original angle of the lock and latch were wrong.
These were about horizontal, but these hinges of a Phase one are not!!

So i took a pencil and held that still against the pillar, while closing the door carefully.
This showed the exact angle of the door hinges.
I did this again but with the pencil against the door, to show the angle on the pillar.

1.JPG

5.JPG

Then i put the lock back in the door, making sure the lower angle was parallel to the pencil stripe.

After that i made a set-up with a slide to see how all these parts worked together.
Here you can see how the parts should line up. 

2.JPG

3.JPG

From this set-up i made a drill template to drill the pillar holes.

To determine the correct height of the drill template, you can do the same pencil trick but at the center height of the latch pin.
Position the template so that it lines up with the pencil stripe on the B pillar.

I hope this makes any sense?

1a.JPG



-- Edited by Erik V on Thursday 11th of August 2022 12:16:56 PM

Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 306
Date:

On the Phase2 i did the same using the same template.

I can make a simple drawing of the template and put a picture of it here. 

6.JPG

7.JPG

8.JPG

9.JPG



Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 655
Date:

Erik, thank you so much. I haven't quite digested all that yet but I have one immediate question. On both your cars you appear to have reversed the lower part that the spur wheel engages with (the bit with the 3 lumps). On the first pic of the P2 car this bit has the 3 lumps to the inside of the car and on the last pic (which is when I assume you have everything in the correct place) the 3 lumps are to the outside of the car. Is there any reason for this??

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 306
Date:

Very well spotted Mike!

On the mass produced Austin A50 these are mounted with the 3 lumps to the outside.

On the left hand side of the Ph2 also.

So I guess they ran out of the right hand side ones?

73350491ea7dfafbe25f3a41ac8af6ca_485580.jpg

17835e9914b216b75e1fab5b95b01b25_485580.jpg

20220811_172658.jpg



Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 655
Date:

Interesting.

I might try mine the other way round. It might help with the engagement of the spur wheel. Had to leave the workshop early today, I was getting so frustrated with the doors if I'd stayed any longer I'd have taken a sledgehammer to the car.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 306
Date:

Hmm, i understand.

Don't use the sledgehammer please.



__________________


Status: Online
Posts: 764
Date:

mikerf wrote:

Interesting.

I might try mine the other way round. It might help with the engagement of the spur wheel. Had to leave the workshop early today, I was getting so frustrated with the doors if I'd stayed any longer I'd have taken a sledgehammer to the car.


 oooooh been there a few times.

I have in the past looking into re manufacture of these parts but could never get enough "wants" together. perhaps now is the time?

I do remember making a backing panel for mine so the two items correlated when moved and it sandwiched the GRP



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 655
Date:

Wouldn't really be on my wanted list, Nigel unless they were re-designed to work a bit better (though it's probably just me).

I've got 4 of the little buggers and none of them want to play.

__________________


Status: Online
Posts: 764
Date:

I've got a few spare ones in stock if you need to replace parts?

I've even met up with a member at Le Mans this year to exchange door locking mechanisms trough the security fence! THE THINGS I DO FOR YOU LOTdisbelief



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 655
Date:

You love it, really.

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard