Re: [Chrysler300] 1962/63/64 Power Rear Antenna Talk
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Re: [Chrysler300] 1962/63/64 Power Rear Antenna Talk

On 01/23/16 01:54, 'Rich Barber' c300@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] wrote:

> I spent about ten minutes at John Holst’s most excellent website
>  as I was curious
> to see if the parts manuals were clear on these parts.   Section 1-88-6
> shows the power antenna mounting system includes two adapters-upper and
> lower, above and below the sheet metal.  The adapters are different for
> the ’62, ’63 and ’64.  Everything else looks the same so a set of ’62
> adapters/bezels is all you need.  If anyone scrapped out a ’62 power
> antenna but kept the carcass, the adapters would make an easy sale to
> Matt. But it takes both—and the gasket.

> While on the subject, I have a spare but non-functioning power antenna
> system for a ’64 Chrysler.  I’m trying to get to the bearings of the
> reversible motor which seem to be frozen.  I’ve got the antenna base
> loose from the motor but am stuck on digging into the sealed motor.
> Anyone been deeper into one of these on a DIY basis?  I’m hoping that a
> little persuasion on and lubrication of the shaft bearings will return
> the system to functionality.  The lower adapter/bezel is pot metal and
> designed to only go together the correct way.

> Also, the switch for this system was a challenge to get to and was also
> frozen.  Persuasion and lubrication returned it to functionality.

> Good luck with your quest.

> Rich Barber

Old message

Forwarded from a message I got today:

Some of you might appreciate this. Machinist's Workshop magazine
tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts.

They are below, as forwarded by an ex-student and professional
machinist, Bud Baker.

They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants
with the control being the torque required to remove the nut from
a "scientifically rusted" environment.

*Penetrating oil ..... Average load*
None ...................... 516 pounds
WD-40 ..................... 238 pounds
PB Blaster ................ 214 pounds
Liquid Wrench ............. 127 pounds
Kano Kroil ................ 106 pounds
ATF-Acetone mix..............53 pounds

The ATF-Acetone mix was a "home brew" mix of 50 - 50 automatic
transmission fluid and acetone. Note the "home brew" was better
than any commercial product in this one particular test.
Our local machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use
it with equally good results.
Note also that "Liquid Wrench" is about as good as "Kroil" for
about 20% of the price.

stolen from here

Paul Holmgren

Maybe preheating the stuck part a little then applying the
ATF-Acetone mix several times???

Paul Holmgren
My Train of thought Derailed, there were No Survivors

Posted by: paul <paulholm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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