I am working on the windows of my 56 Flying Cloud. Several of the window cranks do not work properly, and I am looking for some guidance.
The first problem is this crank unit:
The crank does not work properly because the gear teeth on the left in the photo have been worn down and will not engage the worm. The window will not crank open from a fully closed position, but if the window is pushed open a ways, then the good teeth will engage the worm and the crank works to fully open the window.
Is there a way to repair the teeth on the crank arm? If not, does anyone have a crank arm that would replace mine?
The second problem is that some of the crank arm posts/shafts have broken free of one side of the crank base. In this photo, you can see that the end of the post, which should be all the way through the side of the base, does not go through the side. The photo is out of focus, but I hope you can see the situation.
Am I correct that the post was inserted through (1) one side of the base, (2) the crank arm, and then (3) the other side of the base. After that, was one end of the post peened with a hammer to make the post stay attached to both sides of the base?
I would like to replace several of the posts. Does anyone have guidance as to where/how I could find replacement posts?