Well, it was sort of the weekend from H**l… The charging system on the
morgan has decided to peg on full charge, and I spent most of Sunday
trouble shooting it (and getting nowhere) but that’s a subject for another
list… With the E-type (ser. 1 coupe), the strangest thing happend on
Saturday: the passenger door window shattered!
I’ve had this car for about three months, and when I picked it up from the
PO I was unhappy with the way both the doors closed. I’ve replaced the
striker plate on the passenger side and positioned it so that the door
latches well. All seemed fine at the time. The door shut easily and I
never detected any binding in the glass as I’d wind it up or down. It
appears however that the way I positioned the striker plate ended up
putting some strain on the chrome window frame when the door is shut. This
in turn tranfers stress to the glass itself. Its a theory, anyway.
Anyway, after three very nice drives on saturday, I left the car in the
driveway, on errands in another vehicle. I came back home to see the
driver’s side window shatered (still in place, (its safety glass ofcourse)
but busted into 1E6 pieces). I don’t think anything hit the window: the
way it was parked next to another much taller car and the absence of a
brain dead bird lying on the driveway suggest this to me. I’m working on
the assumption that the stress in the glass simply gave way. Wierdes damn
thing I ever saw.
I guess I get to learn the ins and outs of the e-type door, now. Anyone
been there? Anyone have a nice clean unsratched passenger window glass for
a ser. 1 e-type coupe for sale?
Anyway, between the morgan and the e-type, I puzzled over why the 'ell I’m
indulging in this hobby, anyway. I’ll get over it, but it may take a few
'67 e-type coupe