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Corey Bowcutt

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Re: Stuck window on 67
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2018, 06:09:34 PM »
Is there any hope of refurbishing the original regulators or is it just best to buy new repro units?  Watching the WCCC video it seems the gears wear out which I assume is impossible to refurbish?

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Re: Stuck window on 67
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2018, 06:39:01 PM »
I don't know of anyone that restores them. There are still NOS regulators floating around. They were a common failure. However, in all honesty I don't see a reason to justify that expenditure unless you're competing in a class that requires it.
Drake makes a nice reproduction and compared well with my Ford service parts purchased in the 90's.
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Re: Stuck window on 67
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2018, 07:20:20 PM »
I recently scored NOS service part regulators. The arms have a C7 #, the chassis body has C6 # stamping. Passenger side is galvanized, I assume it is much newer even though the boxes looked about the same vintage.

I dug them out to make sure they had the '67 shafts on both sides.

They were expensive. Worth it vs.  the reproductions? For a part you might never see? Not sure I can answer that.

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Re: Stuck window on 67
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2018, 08:52:11 PM »
There are still a lot of nice used ones still available from donor cars.I would do that first over a repro. Unless things have changed the repros do not work as smooth as the Ford ones.
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Re: Stuck window on 67
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2018, 09:37:16 PM »
There are still a lot of NOS units out there. They were offered by ford into the late 90's. The grease hardened and destroys the regulator from the stresses put on the units when the regulators aren't kept lubricated. 
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Re: Stuck window on 67
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2018, 09:42:52 PM »
Is there any hope of refurbishing the original regulators or is it just best to buy new repro units?  Watching the WCCC video it seems the gears wear out which I assume is impossible to refurbish?
They can be done but ill advised for the beginner. You use the crank gear from a passenger side unit (drivers side used 10:1)
We made special tools to remove/install springs and have correct rivets. Very dangerous without