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post #1 of 8 Old 09-18-2017, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight bucket or adjustment nut??

So I go to adjust my headlights and the threads inside of the beige looking tube on the top of the bracket ring, that the adjustment screw goes into, are stripped. It is riveted onto the ring so I'm assuming ill have to replace this entire piece. I cannot find one anywhere online that is similar to mine, which I'm assuming is original. Can anyone help that has had this problem before ??


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post #2 of 8 Old 09-18-2017, 06:56 PM
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EASY to fix for free

Find a small piece of thin metal like sheet metal.
Drill a hole and tap it for the correct thread pitch.
Use tin snips to cut out a square around the hole that will fit the backside of the plastic mount.
Reassemble and be sure to grease where the inner bucket slides on the outer bucket.
It will work smooth and not strip out again.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-18-2017, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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EASY to fix for free

Find a small piece of thin metal like sheet metal.
Drop a hole and tap it for the correct thread pitch.
Use tin snips to cut out a square around the hole that will fit the backside of the plastic mount.
Reassemble and be sure to grease where the inner bucket slides on the outer bucket.
It will work smooth and not strip out again.
not sure i am understanding this.
i believe i understand you're saying to make a small tin square for the adjustment screw to screw into, but fit the backside of the mount is where you lost me.

thanks

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-18-2017, 08:51 PM
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I've seen them on eBay too.

I call it a distributor, not a dizzy.
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I just drilled out the rivet and bolted the new adjuster on. Worked great.
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I've seen them on eBay too.
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I just drilled out the rivet and bolted the new adjuster on. Worked great.
Which replacements did you purchase?

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-19-2017, 04:20 PM
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Which replacements did you purchase?[/QUOTE]

I bought them off eBay, I will look to see if I can find them tonight after work.

Found them:
https://m.ebay.com/itm/190753565605?_mwBanner=1

I just cut the little round peg off and they fit perfect.
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Almost paid $22 for two of those, Thanks

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