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25 days ago
OldWrenchTurner
Great suggestions, thanks everyone! I should be able to get something dang near factory perfect now from one of these options.
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25 days ago
OldWrenchTurner
RobertC Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The interior code on your Fisher Body Tag should give you the correct interior color? > > Would assume Clark's covered all available colors by now? Unfortunately I'm restoring the car from it's original red on red on red color scheme to silver and gray for nostalgia purposes (it was hard eno
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26 days ago
OldWrenchTurner
LOL! One of the only interior upholstery parts I can restore myself, this 1961 armrest pad has seen better days. I need new vinyl to cover it (and the other 3 armrests on my 4-door sedan), but unfortunately Clark's doesn't offer a 'Gray' option for armrest vinyl on pages 268 and 269 of the current catalog. The closest I can see is the 1965 HG5 Slate on page A. A
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6 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
UnauthorizedServiceTech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It is a roof rack i made out of some cedar boards that my friend had laying around. The brackets also mount to the drip rail. Thanks. Ive yet to use the rack. I was hoping to use it on my drive out to the ranch on Sunday but now it might rain and i dont want to sumit my rust bucket to 3 hours of rain.
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6 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
junkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > They look like the 1962 Chevrolet mirrors. Found this picture online, and the description says 1961-1962, but I am not as familiar with 1961 parts as I am with the 1962 parts. Those were the 'door' mirrors I mentioned in my original post. They have a much more angled arm to them than the ones in the pictur
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7 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
UnauthorizedServiceTech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I like it. Looks kind of datsun. I thought about buying drip channel mirrors but im not sure how theyd work. That's a cool 700 in your sig! I gotta ask, is that a roof rack I see there?? (or just an optical illusion of something in the background?) Also, drip channel mirrors? How/where would th
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7 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hey everyone, Saw this 61' 700 sedan in the video post 2ragtops has here on the forums. What stuck me was I have never seen another 61 with fender mirrors on it other than the one in my old photos (from 1966) I am trying to replicate with my 61 restoration project (mine will be without the door mirror however). Anyone know what mirrors those are? I need to get a pair for my car. They d
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7 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
I just did some wiring detective work on my EM 61 harnesses. The reverse light wiring plug-in socket is located where you describe on your new LM harness. On mine, the wires were green, I would imagine they still would be for a 65. Hope that helps.
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7 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
As a follow through, thought I'd show everyone the finished result. Thanks again for all the advice! You can see the before pictures above, below are the after pictures. I used part C5239 (plug) from Clark's which matched perfectly with the new engine harness (also from Clark's). Eight connectors, a bit of crimping and soldering, and voila! The original harness is back in servi
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8 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks everyone for the assist. I finally had time to figure out which wire is which on the interior plug side of the main harness (that plugs into the instrument panel harness). And with that I thought I was done.... Well apparently I'm not, and now more confused. lol. Here's where the wires end up on the interior part of the main harness: And here is where the confusi
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2 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I can't see anywhere in 61 shop manual that 2 brown wires are in the body harness. You may have to change that body harness, so it matches factory. > > I have that same Edward Scissorhands work on my Camaro. I had to replace all harnesses, just to get a good understanding of the wiring and to make things
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2 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks for the info guys. Guess I left out some important information. Like the fact that the interior wiring has been removed (lol) - this is the current state my dash is in on my 61 sedan. So I really can't check continuity at the ignition switch (that's why I alluded to the 'two plugs' at the end of the main harness that comes into the passenger compartment in my fi
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2 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, I'm repairing the main wiring harness where it enters the engine compartment and plugs into the engine wiring harness. The plug from the main wiring harness was cut off by one of the previous owners and a (badly) fabricated engine harness was put together to accommodate some mods they installed. The whole mess was then hard wired together (engine and main). I now have a b
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2 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
William Pierson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The oil pressure sender is the top one with the blue wire. An educated guess is the unit in the oil pan is an add on oil temp switch. That is not a stock Corvair , but rather an aftermarket add on. > Bill Pierson DOUG WARD Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Oldwrench.
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2 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, As many of you know my 61 sedan had some 'interesting' mod work done to the wiring going into the engine compartment. The entire rear harness was built from scratch to accommodate the mods. Currently I'm in the process of returning it to the factory original layout and was looking for a little advice on the oil sending part of the harness. According to the assembly
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The casting date appears to be January 17th of '61. How does that compare to the cars date? Body Tag says 2A (First week of February). So that seems perfect for the build date, correct? (Especially since the engine code is T0125YN = 01 is January, and 25 is the day)
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
junkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- To get it into reverse, there is a small amount of resistance that needs to be overcome. Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Put it in neutral, slap the shifter ball left, push forward. They can be balky. I'll give it a shot!
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That looks like a '61 4sp. Does it have a square sheet metal cover on the driver's side? If so a 4sp. 3sp have a sheet metal cover on the top. Oh, this square metal plate on the driver's side? D'OH!!! I told you I misidentify stuff! The car wasn't running when I bought it. I di
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
I'm confused (that's my state most of the time people tell me), but this time it involves the back-up switch installed on my 61 sedan. I have a 3-speed manual transmission in the car and according to the Clark's catalog I have a 4-speed switch installed. (3-spd part CX1703, 4-spd part C5364). Do 4-speed switches work on 3-speeds as well? The pictures of both switches on that pag
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks again everyone for the help! With the information you've given me, I know now that the wiring was indeed a modification done sometime in the car's lifetime. In the first picture above the ENTIRE set of wiring coming through the grommet is aftermarket - both the red and green wires and the wrapped wiring harness (which is what is being held up by the bracket in the third pictur
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks Murphy for the info. Glad my intuition on some of the issues was right (brackets and spring). As for the other plumbing, Clarks has a very nice diagram on page 98B (Back tunnel/firewall plumbing) of the latest catalog that I was going by. What concerns me is the tight fit of all that stuff in the hole going into the passenger compartment from the tunnel. That's why I was referenci
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi again everyone! I was doing a bit of cable and wiring clean up on my 61 sedan, specifically in the tunnel under the floor of the car in preparation for floor pan replacement. Unfortunately I came across kind of a mess down there as it looks like someone in the past did some modification work and rearranged wires and heater cables. Looks like maybe they did some other mods too with some brac
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Well, according to the guide in the front of the 2019-2025 Clark's catalog, these are the 1961 blue options I could find: Sadly, none of these look like what is in the photo. Even the gray and black options (which I would think would be more common for the Sateen Silver paint job don't match: The closest I could find was this blue vinyl option for the 1960 M
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, I finally found a photo of the interior of the 61 sedan I am trying to restore mine to. The photo is kind of blurry so I apologize ahead of time. It was taken in 1966 and shows part of the interior of the back of the silver 4-door. The part I need help identifying is the upholstery. To me it looks like a white top with a blue bottom. But due to the age of the photo and blurines
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Holy moly, when GM put together my 61' 700 4-door, they went all in with the red! I thought the metal parts were a bit much being all red (body, dash, everything red) but when I pulled the black vinal cover someone put on the back seat bench upholstery I was shocked at just how much more red there was! Red on red on red. And that pattern is nauseating! The only thing that offset a
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4 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
corventure Dave Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Your spring needs to be reversed with the long straight end connected to the pivot on the accelerator rod. "Just below the arrow in your picture". > The spring acts like cotter key, keeping the pivot from slipping put of the linkage. > > Corventure Dave Ah! Now that makes sense. So
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4 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, Have a quick question for those in the know. I have a spring that seems to attach to the cross-rod assembly on the driver's side of the engine compartment attached to the rod coming from the accelerator pedal in the front of the car. See the pictures below. I just want to know if this is where it is actually supposed to go (seems to rub on bottom of rod/carb attachment pl
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4 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Ah, thank you Richard. I did everything you said and still couldn't get them to work. I have them at a recommended shop right now (folks who also rebuild old car generators). I will let everyone know what I find out.
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5 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does your other horn work? Both horns do exactly the same thing, just a coil hum. The high tone I opened up, the low tone is still riveted together.
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5 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
richard1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'll try to remember, as I went through this, but more than a dozen years ago. > > First, it is easier to cut off the rivets than to drill them. Then, the current was to be able to generate enough pull on the post in the diaphragm to be able to vibrate it, and it has to be solid (I had to solder cracks).
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