[DML] Re: flapping louvres
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[DML] Re: flapping louvres



Yes, Farrar, I've been there too.
- Tap out the pin that holds the latch in place.
- Unwind the spring of the latch a little so it has more force.
- Use two (thing) rings (one on each side of the latch) so it wont 
slide sideways.
- Assemble the latch, spring and pin into the louvre.
- See to it that the latch can get a good (full) grip on the striker 
bar (too far towards the rear and it wont get a grip, too far towards 
the front and 'the striker bar is out of reach.
- Assure the striker bar is not too low or too high otherwise either 
no grip or rattling.
- There is a lot of space for the latch on the striker bar; you may 
want to get a tighter grip using some plastic around the bar. Also 
helps to diminish rattling.

Welmoed.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar <fhudkins@...> wrote:
>
> Gang,
> 
> My louvres are in the habit of coming undone when I go over a 
> sufficiently large dip in the road, or when the car comes down from 
a 
> bump. I have moved the little wire bracket as far back as it will 
go in 
> an effort to alleviate the problem, but I can't tighten the nuts 
tight 
> enough to get it to stay there. I have also increased the thickness 
of 
> the wire by wrapping some tape around it. That hasn't worked, 
either. 
> Besides which, the clasp seems not to want to grip it tightly 
enough anyway.
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613 (auto)
>



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