1956 400 Torsion Level Question

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1956 400 Torsion Level Question

Post by AndrewM » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:00 pm

The torsion level on my 56 400 has worked fine since I bought it until today. It still works, but seems to have a problem. When you push down on the rear, it picks itself up fine with no problem. It waits about 10 seconds or so and then comes up. However when it goes back down, it waits about the same time and starts to go down. It will go down about 2 inches then stop. Then it will go down about another inch and stop. Then it will go down a little more and stop. Each time it stops, it will take a second or so for it to start back. It will make the clicking noise when the motor engages several times when lowering down. It will do this until it gets to where it is supposed to sit and then stop when it is done as usual. I am wondering if something might have a loose connection?

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Re: 1956 400 Torsion Level Question

Post by dwightrey » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:17 pm

This problem is best dealt with over the phone. Dwight Heinmuller 410-329-3022 in Maryland.

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Re: 1956 400 Torsion Level Question

Post by mrpushbutton » Sun May 23, 2021 7:13 am

Your description suggests that there is some kind of mechanical binding in the bars that is being seen by the timing box. Have the lubrication points on the torsion bars been greased in recent history?

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