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Old 11-12-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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'63 FC Update

Starting to make some progress on the 63 Flying Cloud. It's moved to the driveway, bellypan is off, interior all out and pressure washed, got a little polishing in.

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One quick question. Those thingamabobs that push the Astradome up and down. Are you supposed to turn the handles and they go up and down. I've been soaking mine in WD40 for a week and they are froze solid. Any other ideas.

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Old 11-12-2006, 07:38 PM   #2
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Hello dmaiden ,

Yep ,those are the vent operators by Hehr ,they can be hard to loosen .One of mine never unfroze ,blaster ,WD 40 etc ,for weeks soaking still no way .
finally had to get it apart ,and did ,but the square part that the handle pops
onto is now detached from the inner piece ,don't know how to fix it yet .so
be extra careful to go easy on the loosening .I knew this one might come apart too far on me but had to do it .If others know a solution for this Id
also appreciate some advice .


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Old 11-12-2006, 07:45 PM   #3
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Maybe you tried this but - many times some light tapping will loosen it along with the penetrating oil. Use a block of wood so you don't damage or deform the metal, and don't tap too hard!
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