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Post# 931567   4/10/2017 at 09:13 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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Stripping our '79 Crown for spare parts for our '76 Gold Crown w/ window.
the avocado cabinet and the base are available for free if anyone needs them!


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Post# 931569 , Reply# 1   4/10/2017 at 09:28 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
avocado cabinet

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and base are free to a got home.

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Post# 931571 , Reply# 2   4/10/2017 at 09:31 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
motor...

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still US made in '79!

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Post# 931572 , Reply# 3   4/10/2017 at 09:32 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
motor...

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still US made in '79!

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Post# 931585 , Reply# 4   4/10/2017 at 10:51 by TrainGuy (Charlotte, Pittsburgh, & Key West)        

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Is the dryer console available to buy?


Post# 931631 , Reply# 5   4/10/2017 at 13:34 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
the transmission &c...

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lots 'o rollin' goin' on!
Very clever design work by GM imo.

The outer tub is also available to anyone who needs one...
mostly dirt in there, minor surface rust only, no rust thru, very solid.

Sorry! the entire dryer was previously donated to a lady who needed one!

I'm saving everything from the washer except cabinet, base, and larger tub.
Hopefully will have in store any parts my other 1-18 will need in the future!

A member from MI had asked me to save the avocado cabinet for him in February, but now informs me he doesn't want it, so it's up for grabs, in nice shape.


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Post# 931632 , Reply# 6   4/10/2017 at 13:36 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
outer tub free to good home...

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kinda dirty but no rust through.

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Post# 931638 , Reply# 7   4/10/2017 at 14:21 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I gave a rusty gold 1-18 to a local guy a few years ago. He was a member, don't recall his name. That cabinet would suit him to a T.


Post# 931649 , Reply# 8   4/10/2017 at 15:35 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
So a little 1-18 disassembly tip...

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the big nut on the agitator shaft (not visible at the top of this pic) inside the tub was a real BEAR to get off, as one might imagine after near 40 years, plus the machine setting outside for some period of time. The manual says "remove nut from shaft using factory tool xxxx" which, of course, one never has. I had to put 4 Grade 5 bolts (4 regular ones just bent!) thru the 4 holes in the square plate underneath the big shaft nut and Gorilla tape the heads to that plate to hold them in place, when turning the nut the bolts in the upper plate (normally just above the lower plate, shown elevated in this pic) will then hit the lower plate underneath it so that the agitator shaft won't turn when applying rotational force. The red-handle putty knife represents the outer tub in this pic. Even after soaking with Kroil for a week I still had to hit my biggest wrench with a 2 lb. BFH to break the nut loose it was so tight.

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Post# 931651 , Reply# 9   4/10/2017 at 16:02 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Here is the offending nut...

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the little bast..rd!

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Post# 931652 , Reply# 10   4/10/2017 at 16:04 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
to clarify:

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the bolts went thru the 4 holes in the round plate shown above, and protruded down to hit the corners of the square plate below, preventing the shaft from turning.

Post# 931673 , Reply# 11   4/10/2017 at 18:15 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I have one of those wrenches.....somewhere. It was designed to be hit with a hammer.


Post# 931792 , Reply# 12   4/11/2017 at 08:48 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
that factory wrench...

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would have been handy...but as they say, necessity is the mother of invention!




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