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Post by 68 hertz » 20 Nov 2019, 20:27

I would like to remove the panel, book says open it 3 “, but with everything disconnected I’d rather not try and power it up. I don’t want to damage anything can I just remove the flex drive and turn it by hand, having not worked one just getting a little insight
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Post by Royce » 20 Nov 2019, 20:39

That would work.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Post by tattarat » 23 Nov 2019, 13:45

There is also an override. There are a couple different kinds, but mine could be done with an ordinary screwdriver. Here is where the override is and a picture of one type of tool.
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Post by tattarat » 23 Nov 2019, 13:48

Nuther picture of the override...
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Post by 68 hertz » 23 Nov 2019, 21:30

I have that wrench but Because it threads in and will only move the mechanism one way from an open position to the closed position in the event of a powering failure, I’ll check it out.
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Post by tattarat » 25 Nov 2019, 15:17

if the thread area is long enough on the tool, you may be able to put a nut on it ( all the way to the end of the threads ) then thread the tool into the override, and tighten the nut to keep it stationary for turning in either direction ... Hope that makes sense. It's how I install studs... I put two nuts on the stud tightened together and I can turn the stud either direction.

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Post by Royce » 25 Nov 2019, 18:01

Just remove the motor and drive shaft and then you can turn the gearbox in either direction.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Post by 68 hertz » 25 Nov 2019, 18:18

Yup that’s what I’m going to do
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Post by 68 hertz » 25 Nov 2019, 18:29

I haven’t had a chance to do it yet but I have to get it done I got a buyer for it. Thanks for all the input.
Randy ,Syracuse NY

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