67 RS headlight door motors. - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 02, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,035
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.
Thanks

[This message has been edited by 1967 Panther (edited 12-14-2002).]
1967 Panther is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 02, 06:34 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Garden Ridge Tx. USA
Posts: 1,927
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.

------------------
Geezer
Geezer is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 02, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,035
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.
1967 Panther is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 02, 09:42 AM
SY1
Senior Tech
Dave
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,920
Panther,
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.
SY1 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 02, 06:59 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Anderson, S.C. USA
Posts: 28
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.
rsstroker is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 02, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,035
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?
1967 Panther is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome