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FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: January 27, 2013 02:59PM

As part of some maintenance on the Rampside, I took off the front lower part of the transmission linkage (attached to front suspension crossmember), mostly thinking on installing a new bushing but, at pushing out the old bronze bushing, noticed the 2 seals (on picture). Went to the books on search of the number and, guess what ?... those seals don`t appear on any of my books nor on Clark's. Noticed too, that on the right side of the cast part, looks like it could be made for holding a rubber boot. Common sense (not too common) told me that both, the 2 seals in front and a boot on the rear were to prevent dust entering the greased bushing area. There is not such boot on any of my books.
Don't know if seals and boot were there when new but, in any case, I'll install new seals and a suitable round rubber boot. What do you think about ?

Daniel Monasterio
64 Customized Greenbrier (The Bluebrier)
67 Customized Cpe. (Andariego)
Guadalajara, México

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 27, 2013 03:13PM

If not "Factory".. a great addition!! And the boots will really finish it off!

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: January 29, 2013 12:02PM

I'll take a look at mine,and see what's there. I pretty sure there's no boot, although there may have been one at one time.

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible (SOLD)
1966 Custom two door/four door 180 Turbo.

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: jimmyo ()
Date: January 29, 2013 12:36PM

Mine had no bushing, and no grease fitting. I retrofitted a bushing and drilled and tapped it for a grease fitting.

Jim O'Connor
45 miles north of The Bronx, N.Y.
1962 Greenbrier 110 4spd
1964 Monza Convertible 110 PG
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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: January 29, 2013 12:39PM

Larry, while your Rampy engine is out, I'd check the "chasis" carefully. As they are 50+ years, it can happen what you can see on picture. What you see is the right side.

Daniel Monasterio
64 Customized Greenbrier (The Bluebrier)
67 Customized Cpe. (Andariego)
Guadalajara, México

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: January 29, 2013 01:02PM

that's scary, but I'm not sure exactly where you're photo is looking. can you provide a larger area, or some reference point?

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible (SOLD)
1966 Custom two door/four door 180 Turbo.

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: January 29, 2013 01:45PM

This a larger area picture

Daniel Monasterio
64 Customized Greenbrier (The Bluebrier)
67 Customized Cpe. (Andariego)
Guadalajara, México

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: January 29, 2013 02:15PM

thanks, that helps. Do you think the crack was due to rust, or some kind of abuse?

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible (SOLD)
1966 Custom two door/four door 180 Turbo.

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: January 29, 2013 02:17PM

My early 61 has the front rubber boot but, no bushing.

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1958 Impala Sport Cp. 348 ,pg/ac
61 Rampside full custom show truck
65 Monza 110/4 vert driver
65 Full Custom Monza 140 Cp
66 Monza 110/PG Vert
66 Corsa FITCH SPRINT Documented ( in Process,recondition)
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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: January 29, 2013 02:36PM

larry202br Wrote:
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> thanks, that helps. Do you think the crack was due
> to rust, or some kind of abuse?

There is some surface rust only and no abuse on the last 25 tears. Think it is metal fatigue, starting years ago, by bending as this is the ramp side, less reinforced than drivers side.

Daniel Monasterio
64 Customized Greenbrier (The Bluebrier)
67 Customized Cpe. (Andariego)
Guadalajara, México

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: January 30, 2013 08:29AM

Sorry about hijacking the thread.
Daniel, what is the tank I see in the pic?



1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible (SOLD)
1966 Custom two door/four door 180 Turbo.

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: March 16, 2013 09:38AM

It is my air compressor's tank, formerly from a pressurized water supply, with a new compressor head and "experienced" 11 HP Honda engine (no 220V.,3PH power in my area).

larry202br Wrote:
> Sorry about hijacking the thread.
> Daniel, what is the tank I see in the pic?
>
> [corvaircenter.com]
> 234,filename=strange+tank.jpg

Daniel Monasterio
64 Customized Greenbrier (The Bluebrier)
67 Customized Cpe. (Andariego)
Guadalajara, México

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: March 16, 2013 09:44AM

Arggg... thought you were referring to the big blue one.
The one you asked for, is part of the Rampside's air compressor supply, formerly used for pneumatic tools and air horns.

larry202br Wrote:
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> Sorry about hijacking the thread.
> Daniel, what is the tank I see in the pic?
>
> [corvaircenter.com]
> 234,filename=strange+tank.jpg

Daniel Monasterio
64 Customized Greenbrier (The Bluebrier)
67 Customized Cpe. (Andariego)
Guadalajara, México

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: vairsUPnorth ()
Date: March 16, 2013 07:17PM

That crack is certainly the result of metal fatigue. Based on the location and that it did not appear to originate at ether flange, I think that it was caused by more of a twisting motion of that frame member. Am I correct to assume that there is only one crack on the inside of the frame rail?

I see that you have welded the crack shut, but I suggest that you go further and add some reinforcement. It is likely that a new crack will soon form next to the weld, either in or near the heat affected zone. I think that you should add a somewhat diamond shaped plate centered over the cracked area. In my climate it would be necessary to clean the frame area to bare metal and apply weld-through primer to both the frame and the plate prior to welding. A couple more details: the weld bead should extend a bit, 5-10mm, beyond the tips of the diamond to make a small "X" so that stress is not concentrated at the point of the diamond. The plate should also wrap around the top and bottom, with the corners cut so that it can be welded along the flanges about 25mm or so.

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Hancock, MI

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Re: FCs early front transmission linkage
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: March 16, 2013 07:45PM

No real welding on picture, cleared area is first attemt on cleaning with an abrasive disk.
Crack was on that sheet metal only, up and down. The thicker external plate has no cracks. Used the diamond reinforcement on pictured area and 1/8"x 3/4" strips on up and down sides. She is on the streets again.
Thanks for your concern about.

vairsUPnorth Wrote:
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> That crack is certainly the result of metal
> fatigue. Based on the location and that it did
> not appear to originate at ether flange, I think
> that it was caused by more of a twisting motion of
> that frame member. Am I correct to assume that
> there is only one crack on the inside of the frame
> rail?
>
> I see that you have welded the crack shut, but I
> suggest that you go further and add some
> reinforcement. It is likely that a new crack will
> soon form next to the weld, either in or near the
> heat affected zone. I think that you should add a
> somewhat diamond shaped plate centered over the
> cracked area. In my climate it would be necessary
> to clean the frame area to bare metal and apply
> weld-through primer to both the frame and the
> plate prior to welding. A couple more details:
> the weld bead should extend a bit, 5-10mm, beyond
> the tips of the diamond to make a small "X" so
> that stress is not concentrated at the point of
> the diamond. The plate should also wrap around
> the top and bottom, with the corners cut so that
> it can be welded along the flanges about 25mm or
> so.
>
> Dale Dewald
> Hancock, MI

Daniel Monasterio
64 Customized Greenbrier (The Bluebrier)
67 Customized Cpe. (Andariego)
Guadalajara, México

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