Sign in to follow this  
Roadmaster71

41 Buick : Removing fresh air vent linkage?

Recommended Posts

I started with a plan to replace my instrument panel with a nicer one. That led to 

removing the radio and ashtray & buying a new speedometer cable.

An entire wire harness may follow.

 

But before I get to all that I am now  looking at the fresh air vent for which

I have a new gasket but never installed it. I am having trouble figuring out how

to remove the spring steel lock that prevents the linkage to the vent opening handle

from slipping off. I did remove the four adjusting screws from the brackets but

that does not loosen the vent enough for me to remove it and properly install

a new gasket. I'm trying to get this off without breaking it.

Any suggestions? Photo below.

Fresh Air linkage closeup labeled.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The portion wrapped around the rod at the top of your picture  is help onto the rod by spring pressure.  With a small screw driver, put pressure on the right  two pieces and it should pop off the rod and swing down.  The hook part of the rod can be moved to the right out of the vent .  Spring clip can then be pulled off the vent.

 

Bob Engle

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bob ... Thanks ... I will give it a try. I had poked it with a screw driver before but

was afraid to break it. I'll put more effort into it now!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The clip operates on the same principle as the throttle linkage clips that were used up into the 60's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tinindian ... that make sense about throttle clips. Possibly a source of replacement parts?

I think my '41 uses through holes and cotter pins ... but I'm not sure. I do know that it was

very easy to pull apart and replace when I swapped out my front carburetor.

Thanks for the hint.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Thanks to the help received here the vent is out!

 

I'll clean things up and replace the gasket tomorrow.

While doing this I  noticed that the hose to my wipers had fallen off.

I guess that means I will be installing a new wiper vacuum hose.

Maybe the wipers will work better?

Vent removed 2.JPG

Vent cavity and gasket 2.JPG

Edited by Roadmaster71
add photo (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this