Adjusting speed of electric headlight doors and tension

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69XR7RestoMod
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Adjusting speed of electric headlight doors and tension

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Post by 69XR7RestoMod » 21 Jan 2018, 16:49

I have the WCCC electric headlight conversion and I feel like they open and close too quickly. They come up a bang. I’d like to slow them down a bit so they don’t hit the stop so violently.

Also, when closed and sitting at idle, they rattle a bit. I can adjust them more tightly closed, but I don’t want to over tighten and stress them. How tightly should they close and how can I measure the tension? Or should I just make up some pads to take care of the rattle?
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Re: Adjusting speed of electric headlight doors and tension

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Post by DaveK » 21 Jan 2018, 17:24

I am probably wrong, but I don't think the opening/closing speed can be adjusted.

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Re: Adjusting speed of electric headlight doors and tension

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Post by leonbray » 21 Jan 2018, 17:30

There is a kit with speed adjustable doors. I have it on the 69 but it only appears to adjust speed on closing. The original TCCN design had lengthened arms on the motor so it didn't over run the doors on opening
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Re: Adjusting speed of electric headlight doors and tension

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Post by 1967 S Code » 22 Jan 2018, 11:07

Google variable speed motor controller. There are a lot of videos that should work for adjusting the speed of the headlight doors.
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