November 17, 2019 at 4:13 pm #15905
What do you mean by a “!/2″ crows foot” ? Not a term I am privy to in Canada!November 17, 2019 at 4:28 pm #15906jensenracing77Participant
These are what he is talking about. Come in handy now and thenNovember 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm #15916
Greytoad, how was the transmission tunnel cut for your 4 speed tunnel unit? Was it torch or power shears, or if you don’t know, can you post a photo of the tunnel from underneath? Mine was cut with power shears and has sharp edges. Eric’s 62 was cut with a torch.November 17, 2019 at 7:15 pm #15917
Thanks Eric, I am not even sure what we call those…… but I am familiar with them.
Oaklyss, Mine appears to be shears cut. Here are a few photos……..November 17, 2019 at 7:18 pm #15921
BTW: I am on a number of car/truck forums as graytoad: however my name is Sandy. Oaklyss – what is your name?November 17, 2019 at 8:07 pm #15922
Sandy my name is Greg. Thanks for posting those, that underside is incredible! Very clean. The cut out has lots of sharp edges like my car. Consider starting a new thread showing photos of your car. We are really starting to document these cars and how they were built. But instead of having thousands of examples to learn from, we only have a handful of cars.November 18, 2019 at 7:19 pm #15923
Yes I plan on starting a thread here Greg. I wish this forum was more user friendly and we could search topics etc
We were very busy between working on the car, posting on the Oldsmobile Jetfire face book page, my face book page, winterizing our other old cars, winterizing our homes grounds, leaves and gardens, 4 grand kids etc. We just got to Florida for the winter so the car will have to wait for our return Ontario. I should be able to make some time here to start that thread: the only down side is if someone wants to see something in particular and I did not take that particular photo then we are snookered until spring.
Anyway, likewise I appreciate your posts and any help you or the gang here can provide when needed. My hubby Steve & I have restored many cars over the years but this car certainly is very special and I am lucky to have found it and call it mine!
Sandy GNovember 27, 2019 at 4:35 pm #15953
I am ready to start the motor, but the starter pinion is getting stuck on the flywheel. Nothing has changed, same starter as before, only surfaced the flywheel. Very strange, took off the solenoid and tried sliding the Bendix in and out by hand. Very hard. I am replacing the Bendix drive.November 27, 2019 at 7:25 pm #15955jensenracing77Participant
Looks outstanding! I still need to restore my starter and generator also. Not even looked into them much yet.December 8, 2019 at 2:14 pm #16000
I have checked everything and can’t figure out why my starter is jamming on the flywheel. I have 2 starters and they both do it. New Bendix drive didn’t matter. Ring gear looks good. It’s like the starter is too close to the flywheel. I have tried shims to change the angle and depths but still no change. I ground out the starter head to be able to move it around and still jams. I even ground the teeth down on an old pinion gear. What’s up with this? Can’t start my new motor until this is resolved.
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