I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:58 pm

No, really .... I actually placed 3 hollow point .45 rounds in the gear assembly to render the window useful again. :D

Window wouldn't go down ... and was making this clicking noise. So after removing the panel, & grinding down 2 rivets holding the bottom half of the regulator assembly & motor to the door frame, I was able to unbolt the motor from the regulator assy..

When I took the cover off the gear, there was a pile of plastic pieces all mixed up in the grease. :lol: Now the triangle shaped back of the metal gear is supposed to lock inside a bigger triangle shaped cutout in a plastic gear ... and I bet there's supposed to be some plastic piece in there to jam against the metal to make it work ... (which I found pulverized) and break if necessary to protect the motor (or to protect your life, should your head get caught ... :| ), which it did after 25 years of service.

I was trying to come up with a way to jam something between the 2 to make it work again. Just so happened that some scrap lead .45 rounds fit right in there!

I told my wife to tell everyone she has bullets in her window motor - because not everyone can say that. :D Should get some strange looks on that one! :funny:
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Window motor with cover & metal gear removed. Note the 3 strategically placed bullets. While they were hollow points, I still had to grind them down to size.
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: Barnzy On: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:06 pm

Very impressed with your home-brewed solutions to the problems.

RB
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:09 pm

:lol: Thank you sir! :)
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:02 am

interesting re-appropriation of parts

I like it!
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:05 am

Good Job!!

Iv'e seen folks use 1/4" nuts...

We used to use the balls from chrylser k cars front wheel bearings.. they fit great..

the ammo trick is mint.... most fords need a few bullets anyway!!! :D :roll: :shock: 8-)
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:14 am

HA! Here I thought you got angry and lost-it for a minute, or had too many cocktails for the evening, and shot up yer friggin door cuz the window wouldn't work!
Enginuity at its finest! :punk:
Yeah, I've used bearings, like P.E. said, but I bet the lead is a better solution.
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:27 am

Isn't there a waiting period and a background check for that? :D

" A well regulated motor, the right to keep and wind windows shall not be infringed." :lol:
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:22 am

:funny: :punk: Nice Dan! The MA state legislature just got wind of this, and is furiously cobbling together a 6,000 page bill on the matter ....


I figured everyone was thinking that Chris! I'm sure homeland security has been through this thread. :lol: I keep seeing black SUV's driving by my house now ...

Thanks Sting, as well!


Yeah ball bearings were the first thing that came to mind ... but the only ones I had were inside a hub bearing from the Jimmy. Didn't want to waste half the day bustin' one of those apart (now thats' a vehicle that DESPERATELY NEEDS bullets!!). I tried nuts at first, but they flipped on their sides when the window parked ... of course after I put the whole motor back together ... :mad: Took me 30 minutes to get those 3 bolts out of there each time. So then I tried double stacking them .. but then I couldn't get the metal gear back in. I was going to grind them ... but I usually get halfway done & the grinding stone will catch one & fling it into another dimension ... then I spend an hour on the floor with a flashlight. Bullets were the only quick 'n' easy solution. Lead is nice & easy to grind to size too. 8-)
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: mozz On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:08 pm

Flying ashtrays?
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:14 pm

SMITTY wrote:... should your head get caught ... which it did after 25 years of service

My head's been in service more years than that without getting caught. You must be doing something wrong. But I'll get a selection of ammo for my next project just in case.
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:37 pm

:funny: I figured someone would eliminate the parenthesis .... :lol:
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:58 pm

SMITTY wrote: then I spend an hour on the floor with a flashlight.


Watchmakers call that "working on the big bench"
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:01 pm

You wouldn't believe how many hours I've wasted on the big bench. :lol:
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:22 pm

SMITTY wrote:You wouldn't believe how many hours I've wasted on the big bench.

As long as I have a good light I don't mind working on the big bench (love that term! :lol: ). What I REALLLLLLY hate is when I drop the little bitty wrench or the little bitty bolt in the engine compartment and it clinks a couple times and lodges somewhere short of the floor. :(
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Re: I put 3 bullets in the Marquis' window motor!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:25 pm

When I'm on the big bench, I remember to keep my big magnet alongside me, to catch those pesky stray nuts/bolts. :idea: It only took me 40 years to figure that out :doh:
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