(Wind) noise in 505s
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    (Wind) noise in 505s

    How much wind noise can be expected in a 505 at speed (100km/h+ in my case)?

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    My car has a significant amount of noise from the what sounds like the top rear corners of the front doors, and possibly from somewhere further forward on the passenger side.

    I'm told the door noise can be to do with the way the doors were hung. I take it that this is adjusted by unscrewing and moving the pegs the doors close onto. Are there any hard and fast rules about what to aim for when doing this, or should I just use trial and error?

    People have also talked about the door seals, and the inner seal on each window (around the glass.) Are either likely to be significant contributors to the noise? What can be done?

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    This is slightly off topic, but does anyone else with a series 1 505 find their door mirrors wobble around in the wind when driving at 80km/h or more? I think a lot of my wind noise comes from the mirrors and also the top rear corners of the front doors. My driver's door has sunk a bit for sure.
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    when driving along put your hand up and try to pull the top of the door frame in a bit and see if the noise goes away
    if so then wind down the window. put knee on door whilst putting hands over the top of the window frame and bend towards you a little.then test drive
    repeat if need be
    i find this is a pretty good fix for wind noise
    either that or buy new rubbers
    you don't have to move the frame very much to achieve quieter motoring
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    Mine seems to have a "normal" amount of wind noise when driving at speeds around 100kph. Then again, I had a look at my door seals and they all seem to be in excellent condition, so I guess they could be the reason for the excess noise if they weren't up to scratch.

    I'd be reluctant to adjust the doors by only adjusting the door pegs. I remember trying to align the doors on my dad's Falcon, the workshop manual stating that if the doors had dropped, the pegs shouldn't be adjusted to compensate for it as that would be masking the real problem - the door hinges should be adjusted first. I don't know how hard it would be to adjust the hinges on the 505 though, I don't remember seeing any bolts on them.

    does anyone else with a series 1 505 find their door mirrors wobble around in the wind when driving at 80km/h or more?
    My don't, they're pretty solid. Fair amount of wind noise though. Yours are probably loose or something...

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    normally if the doors in a 504/505/604 have dropped the roll pins in the hinges need replacing or they are about to fall out
    i have replaced quites a few of these pins and the doors return to normal again
    quite often you will find that the pins are working their way out of the hinge as well
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    i have replaced quites a few of these pins and the doors return to normal again
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    My 505 and 604 need the bottom pins replaced - any special tricks to this?

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    patience and patience
    a spare pair of hands to hold the door
    just knock the pin up enough to grab it with a pair of sidecutters and lever the pin out then just knock the new one in
    bottom pins go up to remove
    it is normally the bottom pins that need replcing more then the top ones
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