Fosseway door mirrors

Talk about E-Types here
User avatar

Topic author
DWW
Posts: 924
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:14 am
Great Britain

#1 Fosseway door mirrors

Post by DWW » Tue May 14, 2024 4:53 pm

I been using those clip-on to window frame mirrors for a while and found despite them being reasonable quality mirrors, the quality of the fitting to be lacking. The bracket where the two 5mm screws thread into are made of cheese and any attempt to tighten them results in a stripped threads. On the way back from a recent meet I discovered the driver side mirror was getting loose and on attempting to tighten it the thread gave up on me. Rather than go buy a new pair of the same I purchased from Amazon a cheap (around £7) an M5 heli coil kit which was an easy and now relay able fix.
Image
Danny

1962 S1 3.8 FHC (1012/1798)
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR
"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar

malcolm
Posts: 2401
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:44 am
Location: Fleet
Great Britain

#2 Re: Fosseway door mirrors

Post by malcolm » Wed May 15, 2024 8:27 am

I agree, not particularly well made. I put a bit of non-slip rubber in the fitting to help it grip.
Malcolm
I only fit in a 2+2, so got one!
1969 Series 2 2+2
2009 Jaguar XF-S
2015 F Type V6 S

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar

AshM
Posts: 459
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:59 pm
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Great Britain

#3 Re: Fosseway door mirrors

Post by AshM » Wed May 15, 2024 10:37 am

Had the same problem and agree with rubber insert.

I also replaced cross headed screws with SS counter sunk allen bolts. Neater and easier to tighten with more control using an Allen Key.
Series 2 FHC 1970
1R 20607

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar

caveman
Posts: 506
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:55 am
Great Britain

#4 Re: Fosseway door mirrors

Post by caveman » Wed May 15, 2024 5:05 pm

Bicycle inner tube works a dream.
Steve
1965 S1 4.2 FHC (early)

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links


mxke
Posts: 131
Joined: Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:58 pm
Location: Penticton, BC
Canada

#5 Re: Fosseway door mirrors

Post by mxke » Wed May 15, 2024 8:07 pm

I silversoldered two narrow nuts onto the back of the mount as one of the treaded holes had stripped.
Mike - 1962 OTS 878380, 1965 Honda S600, 2001 Honda S2000

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar

Topic author
DWW
Posts: 924
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:14 am
Great Britain

#6 Re: Fosseway door mirrors

Post by DWW » Wed May 15, 2024 8:31 pm

Also not a bad idea :bigrin:
Danny

1962 S1 3.8 FHC (1012/1798)
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR
"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic