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OK, I need help from the Stude refurb genii

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  • Body: OK, I need help from the Stude refurb genii

    I've just replaced the rubber and window guide on my Champ wing vents. They are both still on the coffee table while I watched another pass*less Tebow exhibition!

    The puzzle for me is neither one will close the last 3/8 inch. They bind at that point. After hours of examination and open/close attempts, I cannot identify the point of bind that is stopping them. I have exercised them hundreds of times, examined, tried to pinch paper to identify the bind with no luck .... hence they are still on the coffee table where I used them for stress relief during at least 2 games.

    I welcome any ideas from the experts as to how to identify where the bind may be.

    Thanks....

  • #2
    The ones I have had that were stiff to close I backed off the nut on the spring tension at the upper part of the vent assy. Lube all the pivots with a white grease (luberiplate), maybe even spray some silicone in first then grease & see if that helps.
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    • #3
      Put a little K-Y Jelly on the rubber and it should slip right in.
      Jerry Forrester
      Forrester's Chrome
      Douglasville, Georgia

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      • #4
        Jerry
        That's way to simple to work.
        Klif
        55 Speedster/Street Machine
        63 Avanti R2
        64 Convertible R1

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        • #5
          Gosh Jerry, how did you ever come up with that idea?
          Paul
          Winston-Salem, NC
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
            Put a little K-Y Jelly on the rubber and it should slip right in.
            Gosh Jerry, how did you ever come up with that idea?
            Paul
            Winston-Salem, NC
            Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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