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 Posted: Dec 5, 2019 03:38PM
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That's great!  I hope you can access the inside as easily as the picture shows.  If you can remove that internal plate and peen it down/smaller no one will ever see the fix.  

Let us know how it goes.

Doug L.
 Posted: Dec 5, 2019 07:11AM
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Originally Posted by dklawson
If you are not comfortable with the glue try one of the two ideas below.

1) Loosen the two screws a lot.  Then use skinny vise grips to squeeze the collar on the mirror shell in several places to close the hole diameter down.  When you re-tighten the screws the ball should be held tighter. 

2) If you are uncomfortable with vise grips on the mirror shell loosen the two screws and make a cone out of shim stock or part of an old soda can.  Cut the pointy end of the cone off.  Slip the shim in around the ball and partially inside  the mirror shell.  When you re-tighten the screws the added material should squeeze the ball tighter.   
Great ideas Doug....I may try and get inside the mirror as well and saw this on a MG forum to access the internals:

https://www.mgexp.com/phile/1/301485/IMG_5398.JPG

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 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 07:32PM
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If you are not comfortable with the glue try one of the two ideas below.

1) Loosen the two screws a lot.  Then use skinny vise grips to squeeze the collar on the mirror shell in several places to close the hole diameter down.  When you re-tighten the screws the ball should be held tighter. 

2) If you are uncomfortable with vise grips on the mirror shell loosen the two screws and make a cone out of shim stock or part of an old soda can.  Cut the pointy end of the cone off.  Slip the shim in around the ball and partially inside  the mirror shell.  When you re-tighten the screws the added material should squeeze the ball tighter.   

Doug L.
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Set it where you want it then put a few bits of superglue on the pivot part.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 09:21AM
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Tightened up the two bottom screws enough (to what I am comfortable with) - but still loose and droops down over small bumps.  Not sure there is way to access inside to see if the securement strap can be tightened down a bit more.  Anyone have a solution for this vs buying new mirror?

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