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Old 06-11-2018, 08:33 PM
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My 1980 windows go up and down fine, albeit slow, but they wobble a lot going up. Guides?
Wobbly tells me that you may have a few issues... defining that issue may be a challenge but taking the regulator out of the car and inspecting it would be the first place I'd go.

Wobbly door glass with a slow condition can be caused by several things and I'll start a list below.

1) door window felt adjuster pads are worn. (will cause wobble).https://willcoxcorvette.com/corvette...-pad-set-69-96
2) door window regulator rollers are worn out ( will cause wobble).
3) grease in the tracks could be dried up.... (slow)
4) motors need to be rebuilt or replaced. (slow)

Honestly you just need to tear the thing apart and inspect. While motors can be rebuilt at home with some ease, normally the cost to replace with a new one is worth the difference.

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Old 06-11-2018, 10:46 PM
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Is it possible to "break down" a '71 wiper motor so it can be cleaned or painted?

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Yes... it's very possible.

Here is the pdf from the factory service manual on how to rebuild (take apart) the wiper motor. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B28...VvdFBWdFk/view
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Ernie this is on a 77 if it makes any difference, what’s the best way to locate the chrome strip on the lower door panel. I am hesitant to drill holes in a perfect door panel, should I apply the carpet first? My thought and quite possibly wrong was to put some chalk or such on the attaching points of the mldg in hopes they would transfer to the panel for guidance.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:09 PM
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Ernie this is on a 77 if it makes any difference, what’s the best way to locate the chrome strip on the lower door panel. I am hesitant to drill holes in a perfect door panel, should I apply the carpet first? My thought and quite possibly wrong was to put some chalk or such on the attaching points of the mldg in hopes they would transfer to the panel for guidance.
If you have the factory style carpet boots they should be carpet with a vinyl boot and the best way to install them is to install the boot at the bottom.. you want the carpet to be at the lower edge of the door panel.. then mark it. The backside of the vinyl boot stapled to the backside of the door panel so it's pretty cut and dried.

If you test fit the carpet boot first you can mark and do a test fit of the chrome trim djust by eye balling it... What you want is the carpet strip to 1/2 over the top of the carpet strip.

I hope this helps you understand.

On another note:

Guys.. we got nailed by lightening yesterday and are having all kinds of computer issues. At this time if you have any questions about prior orders or anything... I'm asking you to call in.

Our IT guy is on vacation until next week and I worked all day to just get two machines up and working.

Currently we have phones.. and of all the computers in three buildings we have two up and running and neither of which handle the main emails The sales, support and service emails are all down and hopefully they'll be up tomorrow but unlikely... Once Melvin returns I'm sure we'll get it up and going but it's been a nightmare for me.




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On 06-11 At 2.00 pm we were hit by a lightning strike 30 feet outside the service department door. We were without power until we closed at 5.00 PM.

The phones are now up and running, but we are having computer issues ( of all the machines in the buildings, only two are currently working). Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon but for now if you have a question about anything,...... please call. Unfortunately, our IT guy is on vacation until next weekend so I'm not sure how long it will be until we get the emails working again... PLEASE CALL if you have questions, we have no way to email you back at this time.

I hate to say it.. but pick up the phone and call if you have any question at this point there is nothing else we can do. -Willcox
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Okay... your questions are not popping for some reason... lol

But... good news, today at 5.30 I got the sales, support and service emails back online. Bad news... is tomorrow I'll have to answer the last three days worth of emails to get caught up... please be patient, I"ll do these in the order received. I don't expect sales to try to catch these up so I'll do them personally tomorrow to try and help.

I'm leaving town a week from Friday for our summer in Maine... so anyone in south Maine. (Boston, York Beach area). post up. I'll try to visit while I'm up there for three weeks.

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I'll be back online later tonight if you wish to post your questions to me here.

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Thanks Ernie and please don't abandon this thread if there is a law in the questions as I just found out you are working on a delay for '68-'72 wipers. I'm all ears for that kit.
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i'll bump this for the wiper delay for a 72.... i remember that topic years ago.

also, any chance you found the stitched together 72 wiring diagram from the other thread?
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hi ernie a few more questions on the 71 base coupe.i am not sure if the door buzzer is operating as it should. I can open the door with or without the key in the ignition and the buzzer goes off? I am thinking it should not buzz when opening the door if the ignition is off and the key is out?second issue and I suspect the two issues are related is I am having issues with the alternator spiking so I started looking at some wiring. the p.o. ran a freelance wire from the exciter plug on the alternator through a light bulb and on to the ignition tab on the fuse block.it looks like a temporary fix that worked but it looks pretty crappy.the factory exciter wire(brown) is cut off and taped at the alternator.l checked and I cant get voltage on the old factory brown wire when turning the ignition key in any position.are my problems a bad ignition switch ? my aim and service manual show a fuse link on the exciter wire? is that correct if so where is it located? thanks for any help you can give me!
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Hello wilcox,
Do you have this piece in stock, and under what reference?
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Bonjour wilcox,
avez vous cette pièce en stock , et sous quelle référence ?
Thanks best regards
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Hello wilcox,
Do you have this piece in stock, and under what reference?
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Bonjour wilcox,
avez vous cette pièce en stock , et sous quelle référence ?
Thanks best regards
Sorry guys it's been ruff...., we got hit by lightening last Monday and are still working through the aftermath of this. While we have most of our machines up and running we are still having email issues so if you see this and have a question about any order... please call us vs. emailing us. Hopefully we'll be over this soon.

Dany, what year is the car and where is that solenoid? I'll take a look.

Also... the delay wiper system is still on the cooker but I've not found a way to time the arms properly. The delay isn't any issue, but timing the arms is. While there are generic kits available we were trying to come up with something that worked more like a factory kit that could time the arms.... I'm not there yet.

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Hy Wilcox
my car is corvette C3 1982
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I just got my 78 Vette back with the new (rebuilt) motor. The Oil Pressure gauge is showing about 65 lbs at 60 MPH. It jumps around a lot between 40-65 when I am driving on the lower speed roads.

2 questions:

1. Is the wire to the oil pressure sender have to be a certain length (resistance)?

2. Does this indicate the sender is going bad or is this just normal?

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And where is this solenoid on the car?
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just a fyi:

Today is the first day (and we just now are up and running) since we got hit by lightening on Monday... It's the first day in over a week that we've been able to view emails (275 of them came in today).

It's been a long hard fought battle but I believe we might be over the hump finally. If you sent a direct email and you didn't get a reply I suggest that you call sales at 812-288-7103..

Currently, that would be the fastest way to get an order question answered.

If it's a tech question you can still post them here, but I've been crazy busy trying to find work around's for the system until Mel returned from vacation... he's been on it all day long fixing issues with the system.

It appears the lightening hosed our main router and took out three of the ports, so we've been re-wiring the machines to the main hub (off the router) all day today.

I'll be gone on vacation in a week so I don't want to replace the router until I get back. We seem to be stable at the moment and what a mess... The work around appears to have worked since we now have our emails back and all machines seem to be working fine. So much for surge protectors huh...... E

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And where is this solenoid on the car?
connected to the charcoal hose filter


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Hi, I replaced my oil pressure gauge on my 71 350 with an AC unit. It reads low. Does the gauge need to be calibrated or is it defective? I installed an aftermarket gauge and the pressure reads fine?
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Ernie, I have a 1982 Collectors Eddition. During the warm months i.e. temp. above 70 degrees, I get a code 42 "electronic spark timing" issue and the engine is sluggish, albeit still driveable. After it warms up for a short period, and I restart, the CEL goes out and the car runs fine. Ambient temps below 70 degrees, I never have an issue. Car starts and runs fine. Any thoughts? Thanks, Jim
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Hi, I replaced my oil pressure gauge on my 71 350 with an AC unit. It reads low. Does the gauge need to be calibrated or is it defective? I installed an aftermarket gauge and the pressure reads fine?
The mechanical oil pressure gauges are about as accurate as hen in mudd.... I'd not sweat the accuracy of the gauge as much as I'd want to know you have oil pressure.

You can bend (tweak) the bowden tube arm to adjust but the calibration more accurately but then you'd need a fixture with a known pressure level to do this. I'm not sure it'd be worth the time. In the old days, I had a 49 chevy truck and I'd always get nervous about the oil pressure.... my father would always say any oil pressure is better than none and the accuracy of the gauges sucked. He was right.

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