I have about 20 of these original motor asseblies. About 8 of them work, but noises and with a "choppy" operation.I have a 67 RS SS I'm restoring. In your all's opinion better to just replace the motors with New repros? Or rebuild or do whatever it takes to get the originals back in shape. I realize you can't see the motors when installed, but I'm still an original fanatic. opinions would be appreciated.
[This message has been edited by 1967 Panther (edited 12-14-2002).]
As long as the plastic teeth on the inner housing wall are ok they can be disassembled, cleaned, greased, and resealed. They might last a long time after an overhaul, but as for originality the shrink wrap over the motor might be hard to find.
Thanks Geezer. You know, I took the shrink wrap of several of them and they all had a clear plastic boot wrapped with non-stick electrical tape..so I may be able to recreate that seal. Yes, the plastic lower gear reduction housing has no teeth left on several of the motors, but I think that piece is available. Thanks again for responding, I think I'm going to go with the origianl units.
I'm trying to remember when I took mine apart for the same reason exactly what the seal looked like. Amp makes thinwall heatshrink tubing in various sizes large enough to slip over the motors to reseal them. It's black also. Just use a heat gun if you have one, if not a hair dryer set to high will do.