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maybe you don't know but you pull on the cable to loosen it up ,fed them on then bump the out side wiper transmission with your hand and it tightens up
Those cables are tighter than a bow string. I've repaired the wipers on one of my '56 Chevy's and those had a bit of give. Not this Corvette.
Besides pulling the transmission out was not my problem. They were already in my hand. They came out when someone tried pulling the wipers off.
The wiper assembly has two pullies. One for left swing, the other for right. The transmission is press fitted onto the bottom pulley. When I tried to force it back in, it separated the two pulleys. Now I have a dangling cable,
While I had the seat out and I was under the dash, I lubed the tach which doesn't work, and I also lubed the speedometer cable.as it was noisy and flopping all over the place. The tach is still bad, but the speedometer works great. Have to settle for one out of three.
The wipers will now have to wait until this winter when I plan to finish restoring my 'Vette. I might consider a different type wiper assembly rather than mess with the cables.
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press down on the wiper shaft on the out side and then pull out the slack you need to wrap it around the drum. Then pushing down on the shaft after it's on the drum takes up the slack as it's spring loaded
 

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press down on the wiper shaft on the out side and then pull out the slack you need to wrap it around the drum. Then pushing down on the shaft after it's on the drum takes up the slack as it's spring loaded
Are you referring to the wiper on a Trifive or a 1962 Corvette? They are not the same.

My problem was not with the cable. The actual transmission shaft pulled out of the pulley assembly and it wouldn't go back in. When I tried to force it, it separated both pulleys and the cable came loose. Now I have a mess.Here's a pic of the transmission I couldn't force back in as it was a press fit.

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1961-62 Corvettes are the most comfortable of the C1's. If you have ever driven a 1956-57 Vette you know how cramped they are for a tall driver. In 1958 Chevrolet shortened the steering column 2 inches and in 1961 they moved the seat back 2 inches. Those extra 4 inches really made a big difference in driving comfort.


Here is my old 1961 up on the top of Patterson pass just south of the Altamont Pass in 1980.


 

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Thats a good looking Corvette Steve,do you still own it? Looks great.:tu :tu :bowtieb:
I sold it in 1982. There was a recession and I needed the cash to make the mortgage payment on the farm.

I saw it for sale on Craigslist 3 years ago. It was in Sacramento about 1-1/2 hours away so I went and had a look at it. It still had the same paint, interior, and pitted windshield. I had most of the registrations from previous owners going back to 1966 which I gave to the current owner. The car has deteriorated to #4 condition with ripped seats and badly checked paint. The seller was asking $52,000 so I didn't buy it back. I was happy to see that the 350 I rebuilt 36 years earlier was still running strong! Here is what it looked like when I saw it in 2016.


 

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1961-62 Corvettes are the most comfortable of the C1's. If you have ever driven a 1956-57 Vette you know how cramped they are for a tall driver. In 1958 Chevrolet shortened the steering column 2 inches and in 1961 they moved the seat back 2 inches. Those extra 4 inches really made a big difference in driving.

I drove the car initially without the hardtop, so getting in wasn't much of a problem (see pic). Once I got it back up to the Bay Area, I've been driving it with the top on. I'm not a tall person but getting in was still a little bit of a problem. I installed the smaller 15" steering wheel, and I'm now used to moving the seat all the way back when I get out. Getting in and out is a breeze now, but steering is harder with the smaller steering wheel and soft tires. I may consider power steering if I can do it without too much modifications. I am OK with the large drum brakes.
This car is getting to be my most fun car to drive, but I still enjoy driving my '56 2dr ht with a 327 and original 3 on the tree with overdrive, the '55 Nomad with a 350 and 700r4, and my '49 Olds convertible with a 5.3L and 4L60e transmission. All fun cars to drive, but I'm getting very attached to this 'vette.
The 327ci 330hp engine with hydraulic roller cam, and roller tipped rockers is not all that quiet, and the 2.5" exhaust with 14' Dynomax mufflers is all but quiet. So it does make for a loud ride. I get used to it after a while.

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They make new cars for the comfort part, but 'adjusting' to cantankerous old cars is a fun thing that can't be matched. Happy motoring Bob.
 

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They make new cars for the comfort part, but 'adjusting' to cantankerous old cars is a fun thing that can't be matched. Happy motoring Bob.
Better words never said Dan. I used to do long distance running, and breaking in a new pair of Asics was not a quick process. The shoes needed to contour themselves to your feet and even lacing and tying was a getting used to process.
Happy 4th good buddy!:flag6:
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I understand your getting attached to your 62 vette.
I just finished a 20 year resto on my 62 I've owned it since 1981 and used it as my daily driver until 1995 when the motor gave up.
I now have an lt1 motor with c4 suspension and a 6 speed trans.
I did several body mods with custom moldings and I had Ron Mangus do my custom interior.

You can view my build thread here

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273909

Good luck with yourVette

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I understand your getting attached to your 62 vette.
I just finished a 20 year resto on my 62 I've owned it since 1981 and used it as my daily driver until 1995 when the motor gave up.
I now have an lt1 motor with c4 suspension and a 6 speed trans.
I did several body mods with custom moldings and I had Ron Mangus do my custom interior.

You can view my build thread here

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273909

Good luck with yourVette

Don
Wow Don, you have really put some effort into your 'Vette. Makes me wonder how much of a '62 you have left. Reminds me of the '49 Olds 98 convertible. I started it as a basket case in 2015, and it was a complete frame off restoration where I used only half of the original frame. Not many shops out there selling frames for a very limited amount of '49 Olds 98 convertibles. . The front clip from the firewall forward is all hand made and with rack and pinion steering and S10 type suspension with a 5.3L with 4L60E transmission.

I also had a '49 Olds coupe I restored back to original, and even though I liked the way it looked, I didn't like the way it drove so I sold it. The convertible with the LS is a totally different matter.

I imagine this may be the same as what you wanted from your 'vette and it looks like you did a good job of getting it done.

Not so with my '62. I want that ride that made this car a choice for many 'vette aficionados. I'll tell you my wife prefers riding in the Olds a lot more than in the 'vette. "When are you going to put the top back on?". "When are you going to get it painted?" NEVER!!!LOL!
I love driving my car in it's present state, but I am swapping out the old T10 and replacing it with a freshly rebuilt Muncie M20 (I didn't want the Tremec 5sp, because I felt I would have lost the feel of the 327 with it's 330 hp.
You've done a great job with your 'vette Don. I know the feeling of realizing what you saw in the original driver. Here's a few pics of what I got done with a couple of mine,
Bob
 

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That olds sure looks funny with that big rear fender missing.
I really like your 55 nomad. I just sold my 57 nomad and have a 58 Impala that needs to go away to. I lost too many parking spaces when I built my wife her country store inside my garage. Now I'm 3 cars over my parking spaces.

Here is a couple shots of her store

IMG_1117 by don long, on Flickr

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That olds sure looks funny with that big rear fender missing.
I really like your 55 nomad. I just sold my 57 nomad and have a 58 Impala that needs to go away to. I lost up too much parking spaces when I built my wife her country store inside my garage. Now I'm 3 cars over my parking spaces.


Something’s wrong with this picture. I heard happy wife happy life but gotta be a limit.
 

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That olds sure looks funny with that big rear fender missing.
I really like your 55 nomad. I just sold my 57 nomad and have a 58 Impala that needs to go away to. I lost too many parking spaces when I built my wife her country store inside my garage. Now I'm 3 cars over my parking spaces.
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Still look funny with the fenders back on it?
 
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