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windscreen replacement

Post by Old and Slow » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:34 pm

Having just cracked the windscreen on the Sabre Six, :oops: and Ricky Evans saying they might be out of stock, this is a cry for help, does anyone have a spare they'd be willing to part with? I believe the Frisky Club might have S/H one as a backstop.


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by scimjim » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:08 pm

possibly better in tech info (Sabres) rather than restricting it to members only in the registrars section?

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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by philhoward » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:11 pm

Didn't realise Ricky did the Sabre (Six) one? I'd probably suggest a call to Iain Daniels - if he doesn't have one, I doubt anyone will.


This is when toomanysabres suddenly says he's got two in his garage.. :lol:


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by Old and Slow » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:43 pm

Phil, thanks for the feedback, I'll call Iain Daniels tomorrow, but I have a feeling he bought the last one from Ricky for a reason!. BTW, Ricky tells me stocks them as "Sabra" screens.


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by philhoward » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:44 pm

Ah - that's OK then. I wondered if there might have been a mix up with the new Sabre, that's all.


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by chrisgallacher » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:43 pm

Have you asked around the usual suspects (Geoff C, Tony Heath etc etc)?

Let us know how you get on - if these are generally NLA then it might be time for a group buy.

In the past Don Pither arranged for small stocks to be held and my car came with one of these as a spare, but I used it a couple of years ago when mine developed a crack. I still have it if one is needed for a pattern.


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by philhoward » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:03 pm

If Ricky has been supplying them, I guess he has a pattern already?


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by Old and Slow » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:33 pm

Problem solved :D :D
Ricky has stock of the electrically heated Sabra screen, as used by Iain Daniels, the OOS part was the clear non-heated part. :P
I should be getting it on Thursday, hopefully the replacement Baines seal will arrive by then, so just need to put everything back together without any catastrophes And add wiring, a switch & relay so I can have a working heated screen!! WOW


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by Old and Slow » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:19 pm

Update: the windscreen arrived on Wednesday, looks excellent and unlike the cracked one it doesn't have the foggy corners, measurements are the same as the one I broke. The sticker on the screen says "Sabre 4" so it must be Ricky's stock control computer that says "Sabra", not that it matters as they are all the same (I believe).
On Friday I rang Iain Daniels to see if they usually cut "holes" in the seal for the wires, they said not, but they don't use Baines weatherstrip, so I'll call them back on Monday to see what they recommend. More updates to follow.


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by toomanysabres » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:46 pm

The bad news Ricky Evans is now completly fresh out of Sabre screens (I called there on Thursday). The good news fresh stock is or will be on order. The not so good news is they will be a couple of months away.
The wires are flat so don't really give a problem with sealing as they pop out of the rubber weatherstrip as long as there is plenty of goo in there.


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by Old and Slow » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:44 pm

Thanks for the advice re: wiring; I must remember to drill two holes in the dash top before fitting the screen!
Also, John at Iain Daniels tells me the weatherstrip is non-standard and they have to order it manufactured to their spec. I've decided to clean up the old seal and re-use it.
I should have everything in place by the end of the week.


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Re: windscreen replacement

Post by Old and Slow » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:07 pm

I spent Sunday drilling holes and fitting the screen using the old weatherstrip successfully, and now have a couple of wires hanging under the dash for the next step - fuse, switch, etc.
However, here's what I learned... the seal along the lower edge of the windscreen angles itself into the car and "pushes" the screen higher than the opening at the top; the solution was to push the bottom of the windscreen out a bit from the inside of the car so that the top edge of the windscreen could settle itself into the weatherstrip seat. Also, I started fitting the centre of the length of the locking strip into the top centre, working both ways out towards the top corners (I'd tried fitting it from the bottom but it pushed the windscreen up and closed the locking strip gap at the top completely!) ending up with the two ends at the centre of the bottom of the screen, which were then cut to length.
BTW, I found the Baines fitting tool to be a bit flimsy, the plastic roller kept slipping out of the holder, but I managed OK.
As Shakespeare says, "All's well that ends well", so I think this finalises this thread, nothing further to report.


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