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  • Engine: broken bolt in the bell crank.

    I found a broken bolt from the steering bell crank. Can I replace the bold without lifting the engine out of the car?
    Jeff Sheaffer
    Driving the past into the future

  • #2
    Which bolt? The pinch bolt, or one of the four mount bolts? No matter which, you should be able to replace it without removing the motor.

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    • #3
      I'm not sure which bolt it is. I just reached up in there I found it and haven't replaced it yet. How many bolts are there anyways?
      Jeff Sheaffer
      Driving the past into the future

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      • #4
        There are 4 bolts holding the housing in the main crossmember. There’s only one holding the bell crank to the center pin and if it’s broken, you likely have no steering
        64 GT Hawk (K7)
        1970 Avanti (R3)

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        • #5
          I have no steering. It must be the one holding the bell crank to the center pin. My son is coming down tomorrow to check it out.
          Jeff Sheaffer
          Driving the past into the future

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          • #6
            As I recall that's a special extra strong bolt and nut. Perhaps someone will chime in with the details.
            Dan Peterson
            Montpelier, VT
            1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
            1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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            • #7
              Here are the Studebaker part numbers for the pinch bolt, nut and washer:

              Bolt - G454961
              Nut - 674899
              Washer - G136857
              Dan Peterson
              Montpelier, VT
              1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
              1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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              • #8
                Based on the head markings on my broken pinch bolt, it was a Grade 9 originally. Grade 9 allows for about 10% higher clamping force than an equivalent Grade8 bolt.

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                • #9
                  I will get a grade 9 bolt. I still haven't been able to get the bell crank out.
                  Jeff Sheaffer
                  Driving the past into the future

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                  • #10
                    I need to take out the old bell crank to get to rest of the old bolt out.
                    Jeff Sheaffer
                    Driving the past into the future

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 60studehawk View Post
                      I need to take out the old bell crank to get to rest of the old bolt out.
                      Really? You cannot get a punch in the bolt hole? You must not have a C or K model. What year and model do you have?

                      Really nice pictures can be found in the chassis parts catalog and in the shop manual.

                      If you are working on a 60 Hawk, the whole assembly should be in plain view.
                      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                      17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                      10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                      56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                      60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                      • #12
                        Remember that if the '60 Hawk in question is Power Steering equipped, the Grade 9 "Bolt" is a "Screw"!

                        The P/S Bellcrank is threaded and needs no Nut. There could be non-repairable Damage to the Bellcrank.
                        StudeRich
                        Second Generation Stude Driver,
                        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                          Remember that if the '60 Hawk in question is Power Steering equipped, the Grade 9 "Bolt" is a "Screw"!

                          The P/S Bellcrank is threaded and needs no Nut. There could be non-repairable Damage to the Bellcrank.
                          Oops. I did not know that. I have a 60 Lark, but have not broken any bolts on it.
                          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                          17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                          10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                          56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                          60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                          • #14
                            If you have to remove the bellcrank you will need to drop the pivot pin assembly by removing the four bolts and dropping it down thru the front crossmember, don't forget to remove the extra long grease fitting through the hole in the back of the crossmember first.
                            Dan Peterson
                            Montpelier, VT
                            1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                            1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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                            • #15
                              I have a 1959 Lark Hardtop. I can't seem to get the bellcrank out. I need to get it out so I can get the rest of the broken bold out.
                              Jeff Sheaffer
                              Driving the past into the future

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