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5 days ago
whubbell
Primer-Filler!!
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5 days ago
whubbell
Finally got the last required piece of the tool to measure the Powerglide internal clearance settings! It is set at about 0.28" - perfect!
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5 days ago
whubbell
Seat Tracks Cleaned up and ready for reassembly and seat bases cleaned and refinished
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22 days ago
whubbell
Started working on the interior - first step, the front seats. This is the driver's seat - everything removed down to the springs. There is a fair amount of rust on the outboard side, but it seems to clean up nicely with the sandblaster. I do have a broken side spring, however. I used to have a bunch of extra seats in my "stash" but of course I listened to my wife and got rid of the
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27 days ago
whubbell
I have also rebuild the headlight buckets and Powerglide governor
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27 days ago
whubbell
I haven't been idle either. Starter and Generator have been rebuilt - new armatures, field coils, bushings, bearings, etc.
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27 days ago
whubbell
First coat of primer! X(
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27 days ago
whubbell
On the Rotisserie: Original Video - More videos at TinyPic Tour of the underbody: Original Video - More videos at TinyPic Working under the dash: Original Video - More videos at TinyPic
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
Well, you learn something new every day. I have rebuilt several Powerglide transmissions over the years, but mostly they were just reseal jobs - yes, I changed out the bushings before, but I never had to replace any of the major parts, and I always mated the transmission back to the original differential, so I never really bothered much with the procedure to check and select the proper thrust
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
I would not call rebuilding a differential enjoyable. Considering I had to replace the pinion shaft, bearings, gears, and the constant fussing around to get a good pattern. It has taken much more time than I thought. Also, with a Powerglide, I have the additional burden of ensuring proper running clearance in the Powerglide which cannot be done without the differential being built first.
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
Stupid Forum Time limit on editing posts will not let me fix the videos in prior post, so I have to post again: Setting up the diff: Original Video - More videos at TinyPic And measuring the backlash: Original Video - More videos at TinyPic
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
Setting up the differential: Original Video - More videos at TinyPic Measuring the backlash: Original Video - More videos at TinyPic And after a couple of attempts, we finally have a good pattern Here is the drive side: And here is the coast side:
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
Worry not, people, I’ve already addressed the issue of saving the custom rotisserie parts with Kyle. And, as mentioned, I’m hoping to get more details and an article into the Communique.
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
I was looking at the catalog to see if they offered anything I could NOT get from Clark's or other suppliers, or if their products appeared to be different in some way. One thing that caught my eye was their weatherstripping section, in which some pieces *seem* to be different - especially noted was the Windshield Weatherstrip for Early Models - in which they explicitly state "theses are the
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
Well, the car body is finally up on a rotisserie. Kyle devised a very interesting way to attach the body, as you can see in the following photos: As you can see, they devised parallel beams to run under the car, and then attached them to the suspension mounting points with fabricated braces. The result is a very strong support system that also braces the car. The only downside is th
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
Well, I received my “NOS” bearing today. Unfortunately it was a rusted piece of junk. I contacted the seller and have received a refund. Back to square one. I may still be able to get a decent measurement off of this, however, to compare with the aftermarket and used original bearings. I am away on a business trip for few days but will post the result as soon as I am able.
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
They were listed as AC Delco with the photo below, so unless the seller misrepresented the product they should be genuine NDH Hyatt bearings. I guess I will find out for sure in a few days...
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
Well, OK, then, I just purchased a pair of NOS Hyatt bearings off eBay. I don't quite trust those Chinese bearing measurements, but it will be interesting to compare measurements of the NOS Hyatt with the new Chinese. I'll post the results when I get them. And, yes, the Hyatt bearing were pricier, but I rationalized that they are the correct STOCK bearings for the car, so... I may be eati
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
The shop that is doing the bodywork on my car had a write-up in the Aug 13th issue of Autoweek, and there is a photo of my car in the article. You can read the online article here.
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
Thanks for the tips on cleaning the condenser. As for placing the trunk skin back on the frame, they did it the same way the factory did - bend and spot weld - you will never know the difference. They did say it was one of the harder jobs they have done, but it looks great!
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
I will buy and hone a NEW bearing IF I can be reassured that they are dimensionally correct!. While I understand that it is possible that an old bearing might be worn slightly, or manufactured with slightly different specs, 25 thousandths difference seems excessive to me, so my question remains -can anybody tell me if these new replacement bearings will work. Remember, the length (height?) of
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
Actually, this might be an issue. I just measured the used bearing (Hyatt) vs. the replacement bearing (Clark's C1681 - made in China) and the Chinese bearing is 25 thousandths "taller". That seems like a HUGE difference to me and makes me wonder if the replacement bearing will even work, considering they will locate the pinion gear that much further toward the front of the case and that differ
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
Good advice - thanks!
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
...and also the Powerglide governor and oil pan (this is NOT the correct pan for the Glenn Powerglide, but it will do until I get the right one finished correctly).
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
I cleaned and painted the rear axle case and top today..
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
Work on the Glenn Corvair Progresses. We had a few roadblocks to overcome. First, the shop that is doing the bodywork had to take a break for a couple weeks to get their wall repaired (see earlier posts), then we all had to take a week off preparing for, and then un-preparing for the hurricane (which ended up hitting far to the south of us). Also, while working on the rear axle, I discovered
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
And here is the project. Pinion shaft on left is the original shaft from the Glenn Car - rear bearing was spinning on the shaft and had developed axial play. The Pinion gear had likewise developed axial play. Both bearings and gear have been removed - note the concentric scoring on the shaft under the location for the rear bearing. Middle - NOS shaft. I will press on a replacement pinio
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
So I took the group's advice and honed a used bearing for the Pinion Shaft - here a short video: Original Video - More videos at TinyPic
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
Well, Mel, they are bad, so I have no choice. You must’ve missed this thread: Spun bearing on Pinion Shaft
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
Ok, so I got a new (NOS) pinion shaft, and now I need to install the gear. I understand that it is tricky to get this on, because it is a press fit over splines, and you have to line it up just right. Any advice to make this easier is appreciated Also, I will be installing a good, used 3.55 gear - unless somebody has an NOS 3.55 gear set for sale?
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