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Triumph TR6 - new sun visors

hello everyone, i have installed a new sun visor kit, but to tell you the truth its driving me crazy. The visors will not stay on the up position while driving. Was this meant to be that way? Or did I miss something on the new install? I checked the old threads but nothing related. Ideas?
Abner

Are the holders that "pinch" the end worn ?
Charlie
Charlie B.

charlie,
everything is new, as it comes from Moss. And I did not see anything I could pinch.
Abner

Sounds like poor parts..I'd be giving Moss a call...I replaced the holders on mine 3 years ago because the old ones would not hold the arm in place and have had no problems since.
Charlie
Charlie B.

Abner,
Thanks for the info. I replaced mine with a set from British Victoria and got the same crap you have. I tried squeezing the visor with pliers, re-knurling the ends of the rods, and finally dipped the rod ends in rubber cement. Top down they stay in place, top up they slowly work their way down. Maybe they just want to look out? I was thinking of ordering another set from Moss but now I think I'll just stay put for a while and see if anyone else has this problem.
Joe Justice
Joe Justice

Abner, I have an almost new set of sun visors for free.
If anyone wants them.
I bought them new from one of the big two supliers.
Vic.B or Moss can't remember but the same problem.
After 6000 miles I took them off for good. The same problem, always creeping down into my vision.
The sun is VERY rarly in a posistion where they are needed and most of the time I'm fliping them up.
So I took them off and am happy that I did. Looks cleaner with out them. Get your money back while you'll can.
Chris
Christopher Trace

Maybe soon one of us should start a thread with " Ask me how I know....?" Or simply put....Doohhh! Wait, maybe Rick Crawford already did that?!?!?
When I put my new visors on during the rebuild, I had the same problem. I decided to bend the bracket inside the visor, starting with the passenger side; that is correct, the one with the mirror. I opened up the bench vise enough to side the visor in, pulled on the end to bend it, reinstalled, no change. Did it again and reinstalled, still flops about, so I'm losing patience, I need to bend it a lot, and "CRACK" ...so I drove it that way for a year to remind myself to be patient with this car, there is no need to lose my temper over a silly thing like this and cost myself more money and time. Was it 7 years bad luck??? Well, there was that motor that only went 3000 miles after a major rebuild......

BTW, when I replaced that visor, I carefully did the same trick, and it worked....no broken mirror this time!

happy moToRing.....
Rod
Rod Nichols

Same here, I bought them from Victoria British. I feel a little blessed because the driver's side is holding up. We should write them to complain.
Paddy
Paddy Kan


Same problem with mine when I got the car. I'm not sure what kind they are but I was able to just pull them off and then bend the inside metal tube just enough to add resistance when reinstalled onto the large pin. It has worked so far and the visors look fine.

HP
Henry Patterson

This thread I think is going to grow. We are being supplied with CRAP. My restoration is now 4 years old and 2 years ago I started to notice that the rubber grommets where all starting to crack. Every single plug and grommet on my car WAS new...now they are cracked.
My clutch problem I am sure was due to the slave cylinder "spinning" on the red flex line allowing air in....a 3000 Mi old part. A mechanical clamp later and I have a clutch.
Thank the big guy my visors are OE...they stay up into the breeze no problem.

Rod, I think it was Chris T. that started the DOOHH! thread...I definitely added to it. My big one was the wiper boxes being installed with the wiper post facing the windshield. OK Chris I will confess now: my latest was putting the clutch fork arm in backwards (the arm was on the passenger side) then as the engine and tranny went back into the car I noticed it. DOOHH!
Rick C
Rick Crawford

I am sure glad it wasn't me with a bad installation...... after Charlie's second comment with his working, I started thinking it was a "user" problem. BUT DANG! after reading this thread this morning I can see clearly it's not me! Ok, so Rod and Henry, can you guys share with the rest of us which rod did you bend, at the tip? in the middle? if I remember that rod is like 5 or 6 inches long, maybe shorter (I'm at work so can't check). I like the look of the visors when they are up, but it just gets me going when I have to keep lifting them up. Also I think it helps with the wind factor on my face. My wife gives up and lets it come down, which drives me crazy! hahahaha.
Abner
Abner

A bit of a bodge, but I wrapped the ends in a bit of electrical tape. Didn't take much. Now the visor clips are a snug fit.
Ashley
Ashley

Abner....
I bent the visor. that's why the mirror broke! Bending the rod seemed too easy?!?!?
Rick: A Scottish buddy came over & helped put my trans in, cross shaft on the wrong side. I caught it as we were bolting motor & trans together on the garage floor. His defense was in the UK, that would have been correct! It really wouldn't have, but we had a good laugh over it!

Rod
Rod Nichols

Like Rod, I bent the inner tube inside the visor itself. Just enough of a small bend to cause more resistance to the rod that the visor slides on. The tape idea sounds good too. A little Red Green secret weapon should work well too (duct tape).

Henry
Henry Patterson

I had the same problem with drooping visors. I tried "fattening" the rod end with electrical tape but that just seemed to weaken the already poor grip offered by the rubber clip. What I ended up doing was drilling a very small hole through the rubber clip at a point just near where the rod first enters the clip. The hole is drilled at a 90 degree angle to the position of the rod. I then inserted the visor into the clip and used a very small diameter wood screw in the hole that I had drilled to bring the two "ears" of the clip into much firmer contact with the rod. I found that the rubber was substantial enough to hold the screw quite well. The screw head is only slightly noticeable from directly above. Although I can't get the visor out of the clip without removing the screw, it's a tradeoff I'll accept in exchange for non-drooping visors.
Pat Bishop

Pat,
Where are you in WA? Email me!

Rod
Rod Nichols

Thanks Pat. We now have a very cheap, effective fix on a problem that was far more common than I first realised.
Joe Justice
Joe Justice

Just a Thought,How about shrink tubing in the roid instead of tape?
Don
DON KELLY

Don,
If it's roids we're talking about, howsabout some Preparation H?
(being very careful about typing my name;))
Rod
Rod Nichols

Thanks for all the help, I think I'll pass on the preparation H, might try the tape and also might try the bending of the rod, of course being careful not to poke my eye eliminating the roid problems.
Abner

It is Mr. Kelly's turn to get ribbed on spelling...good one Rod.
Rod, I did not get quite as far as you on the clutch fork arm.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

YIKES
Don
DON KELLY

This thread was discussed between 13/07/2005 and 18/07/2005

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