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Learned a hard lesson, cranks are different.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote billd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/07/2010 at 7:34pm
Well our engine swaps were always like-for-like way back, and that's almost too long ago to remember anyway.
Wow, like I said, I believe you, just wanted to be sure that your luck wasn't really all that bad.
Hey, if you can get GOOD PHOTOS of the two cranks, we'll post them in a safe place, a sticky, where folks can see and your situation might save someone else in the future......
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Yep, "volcano butt" that is exactly what it looks like! I am so thrilled the thing is coming together. There are some battles but all in all things are looking good, then the whole thing comes to a halt. 

I hate wasting money, I could take the wife out to a nice dinner and show and spend this money and wouldn't think a thing. But to just toss it in the trash, man do I hate that.

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Sell what you can't use............
FWIW, I've had a year about like that, so I can understand fully.
Make some lemonade (or as Barbara would do if given scraps............)
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Well, here is the manual transmission crank. By the way, this is a 1959 non-overdrive American. The automatic crank was from a 1960 American.  

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So here it will sit for a while longer....



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Originally posted by billd billd wrote:

Sell what you can't use............
FWIW, I've had a year about like that, so I can understand fully.
Make some lemonade (or as Barbara would do if given scraps............)

I need to get some things up on ebay, hopefully I can sell it. 

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SON OF A BEEEEEEAAACH. You can see it plain as day in this photo! I beat myself up on stuff like this, why didn't I see this? Why didn't the machine shop see it, he had both cranks! But, it is odd, I admit that. I told my brother they were the same, he went with what I said.

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Is the bore in the crank deep enough that you could cut the lump off?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ramblinrev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/07/2010 at 9:03pm
There is out there an AMC supplied adapter; I have seen one and may be able to help you find one, but I can't remember if it lets you adapt the manual with 'hump' to an automatic, or that flat automatic crank to bolt up to a stick. Let's see if Frank has the lowdown on that.
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I just dropped the right crank off at the UPS store and hopefully it will be good enough to use. I think it was in good shape, only needing .010 undercut.

Thanks for all your concerns guys.

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