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July 7, 2017, 8:40am Report to Moderator

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Morning All,

Has anyone managed to get the headlamp adjusters to work.................

Also is it known how many (few) Acclaims are still on the road?

There is one  in Trowbridge and I am in Chippenham, that makes 2  

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July 7, 2017, 6:19pm Report to Moderator
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I don't honestly believe the adjusters ever did work. Nice idea but a little beyond the technology of the time.
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July 8, 2017, 6:57am Report to Moderator

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My brother's Acclaim definitely had working headlamp adjusters. They weren't especially useful but they worked. Mind you, that was 20 some years ago when the car was only 10 years old.

Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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July 10, 2017, 8:33am Report to Moderator

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Thanks - I thought it was just my inability to make them work!
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July 10, 2017, 8:44am Report to Moderator

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They should work. And mine did, until they got tickled with a death disc... I had a go at repair and refill but it didn't work.

Acclaim - fully working and on the road
13/60 Herald - mx5 powered and other such fun things, legal enough...
Mk1 2000 - it's still alive, just sleeping
Expert 815d - the slug

If in doubt, do up until you hear the crack and then go another 1/4 turn to ensure tightness.
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July 14, 2017, 7:56am Report to Moderator

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If you turn the knob and it feels springy the the fault is normaly the acuator under the headlamp has seized, it is possible to free them off, dont try taking ghem off tbe bracket but remove it from the car and see if it wants to move, careful what you spray on it is rubber safe and when you get it moving pack it around with red rubber grease.

AO for Hull & East Yokshire.
Frank 1984 triumph acclaim (new project go fast)
The special 1964 Herald 1200 ish Hotrod
ginger 1983 Triumph Acclaim CD in Oporto Red (awating some serious work)
1984 Triumph Acalaim (Project GO FAST) too far gone
1968 Triumph Vitesse 2l in Red & white gone to denmark
Boo 1983 Triumph Acclaim HLS in champagne  in boxes.
Margo 1982 triumph Acclaim HL in champagne, currentley the 4th oldest mk1 known. gone to a good home
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July 14, 2017, 10:27am Report to Moderator

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I will investigate !! Ta.
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Water pump changed saturday - thanks for tips - took me a while but all good now
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