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Old 02-14-2011, 11:58 PM
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Default Rebuilding window motors from a 60

Apparently the 60 birds have a slightly different window motor in them. The commutator being at the bottom of the case instead of on the shaft end. Here is a pictorial of the dismantle and refurbishing of them. Please note that I never changed the brushes since on the 5 I have rebuilt, all the brushes had lots of material left...enjoy
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:00 AM
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:02 AM
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:04 AM
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...and there you have it.
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Martin, you have done a great job taking pictures, annotating them, and posting to benefit the restorers on this forum. Your pictures are crisp, properly exposed, and they cover every part of these motors. I can't say or thank you enough for sharing your hard work. Seeing the insides of window motors will encourage others to refurbish their broken motors and keep these wonderful Squarebirds alive and working well.

With your blessings, I would like to redirect this writeup into a more permanent HTM format. We could then include it in our Technical Resource Library and give you proper credit. It belongs along side Mike's switch, because the motor and switch are separate but essential components of, 'Power Windows'. The TRL makes any topic easier for other restorers to find and the pictures will reside in a specific folder instead of, 'out there someplace' in a nondescript PHP file. - Dave
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Default Nice job ...

I did my rears last year, still need to do the fronts. That's a good sized chuck you have there. What kind and size lathe is it? I have a 1946 10x36 Craftsman/Atlas, but I keep looking for something heavier. Mike
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Thank you for the kind words. As you may be able to tell, I am a Tool Maker/Machinist. The lathe in the picture is a Webb (now chinese) which is where I work (high tech ind.). It is a 14"x36". At home I also have a complete shop. My lathe there is a Harrison 13"x36" (1960 made in England. It's funny because my shop at home is much nicer and much more accurate than work.
Actually, if the commutator is not too bad, a person could chuck it in a drill press and use scotchbrite.
Dave feel free to do anything you wish with the post and no credit to me is due. My goal is and has been for years is to enhance American products and lend a hand when ever I can to teach people the value of American product and how to restore American items that were always meant to be serviced (restoring the US one t-bird at a time). Funny coming from a person originally born in Canuckland.
Anyone else attempting this, please feel free to contact me for help...Martin
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I would've never understood this without the photos. Thanks---

It doesnt look like too tough of a task now.

Questions: The "bearing retainer" that was riveted...... I'm not following what exactly was done there. Drill out some rivets somewhere, then pop-rivet them back in place later? And where was that round piece that got snapped in two?
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Martin,

On the drive end of the motor, you removed the two studs early on. Could you explain the reason why that step was neccessary. From the photo and tutorial this wasn't clear to me. Thanks.
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Martin,
Do you use a growler to check the integrity of the armature?
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