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Old 06-10-2019, 04:28 PM
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Installed a new actuator on my '79, opens and locks with a nice "thud" but when it closes it doesn't close all the way to hit the down stop. I can push the headlight down till it hits the stop and is level with the body but it just pops back up a quarter inch or so.My question is do I shorten the the pull on the actuator by screwing the clevis in or do I make the adjustment by moving the bracket. I'm not sure which to do because I don't want to screw up the open position. I watched the Willcox you tube video on adjusting the clevis but don't understand if the actuator rod is out or in or what is going on. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:55 AM
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I just went through this a few months back during my reassembly. There's a lot of little adjustments - I took lots of "before" photos and marked them so I could get them back together in the same spot. I also took measurements of the actuator rod and various other areas that helped. It sounds like you just replaced the actuators (which I did too) but from what you're describing, it sounds like you need to screw the clevis in to shorten the throw in it's seated position. Then adjust the little screw/bolt stop to make sure your height is still good. I messed around with it for a while before I got it just right - probably could still be adjusted a wee bit, but it's pretty close to being right on.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:35 AM
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Zip posts instructions with useful photos that really helped me to get through it last weekend. It includes a pic of the adjusting stop bolt (lengthen or shorten for down or up) so that you don't need to mess with the clevis-actuator length.
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:11 AM
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I was able to hunt down the link to the Zip article that helped me to adjust what you are encountering. hope it helps. Dave V.

https://www.corvettemagazine.com/tec...l-replacement/
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