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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 02, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 02, 06:34 PM
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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.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 02, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 02, 09:42 AM
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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.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 02, 06:59 PM
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FYI, Replacement motors will last a lot longer than the originals. You may end up replacing those originals in a short time. Rebuilt ones have metal gears as well.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 02, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks rsstroker, the the original gears are metal, just the housing where the gears ride on is plastic.. Are the replacement housings metal or plastic? Anyone know?
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