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Username Post: WIng window mechanism        (Topic#354775)
dsacton 
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01-09-19 03:15 PM - Post#2756977    

Hi folks,

I am rebuilding the doors of my 54. Does anyone know how to lubricate the wing adjust mechanisms? All I can think of is to maybe drill out the studs, replace them later with bolts. I imagine that this has some kind of a worm screw inside.

Thanks,




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Shepherd 
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01-09-19 04:59 PM - Post#2756983    
    In response to dsacton

I used a product called Fluid Film, spray can available at Napa, worked fine.



 
dsacton 
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01-09-19 06:19 PM - Post#2756993    
    In response to Shepherd

Thanks. How did you get it down into the mechanism? My guess is that there is some kind of grease in it now.



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1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
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Shepherd 
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01-09-19 06:30 PM - Post#2756994    
    In response to dsacton

I sprayed some brake clean in first, let it sit for a while, then used the fluid film, let it sit for 24 hrs, then operate the mechanism.



 
dsacton 
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01-09-19 06:37 PM - Post#2756996    
    In response to Shepherd

My mechanism is mostly sealed; I don't see how it will get in to the gears.

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40grit 
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01-09-19 06:48 PM - Post#2756997    
    In response to dsacton

I bought an NOS one still in the box on Ebay right before Christmas. It was so stiff from the grease drying out it would hardly turn.

I sprayed penetrating oil around the shafts and cranked it both directions and it freed up and works really great. Apparently enough of the thin oil worked its way in and diluted the grease enough to make it work really well.

Don't forget the tension adjuster can make it feel really stiff if it is too tight also.

John

Just Slightly Abrasive


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dsacton 
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01-13-19 11:56 AM - Post#2757278    
    In response to dsacton

I ended up drilling out the rivets (which are not really rivets). I should have just filed the top off of these rivets, which is what I will do on the second unit. This leaves the original formed posts for replacing the tensioning cover.

i also remove the front cover by carefully bending back the rim of the pot metal casing. This allowed the entire unit to be taken apart and thoroughly cleaned and regreased. I replaed the end cover and reformed the pot metal rim by lightly hammering on the edge all around.

I drilled and tapped 10-32 holes through the newly-filed posts in order to replace the tensioning cover. As correctly noted earlier, the smoothess of the gears is determined by how tight this cover is attached. It is possible to adjust it now through the use of spring-lock washers, holding the bolts in their final position with Lock Tight on the threads.

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2blu52 
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01-13-19 03:15 PM - Post#2757288    
    In response to dsacton

  • dsacton Said:
My mechanism is mostly sealed; I don't see how it will get in to the gears.


I have used motorcycle chain oil for stuff like this, is is sold in a solvent for in spray cans, solvent dries and leaves a great lubricant behind and it will soak into small cracks and openings.


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dsacton 
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01-14-19 10:15 AM - Post#2757339    
    In response to dsacton

Actually, after rebuilding the driver's side unit, I realize that the passenger side was missing the tensioner. I gather that it exists to keep the wing from flapping around in the wind, due to play in the gears. Consequently, the gears do not actually need a strong preload.

Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
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