Currently working on my galley jalousie window and piecing it back together. The window crank operator was never bolted to the window frame. So, I have always just had empty mounting holes. How do I mount the operator to the window frame? I am assuming a bolt with a thin nut. If that's the case, do I use Locktite blue or just a washer and a nut and hope it doesn't come loose? The clearance is tight.
Also, while I have your ear. Internally, do we grease the cog drive teeth on the handle, or just oil it?
The operator looks like this one but I have the original version. This is a modern version.
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It looks like the up and down sliders are there. Be sure to oil them well and have them working freely before attaching the crank. The crank should have an arm that attaches to the slider on one side. I don't have a photo of my old window and that crank is a different style. The arm is pretty visible, what's on the underside of your crank? Any other pieces to the window?
The crank is usually screwed into the window frame with sheet metal screws. They thread themselves into the aluminum. Wait until we figure out what you've got before attaching the crank.
Thanks Rod. Can you turn the crank around so that the rusty piece is closer to the visible screw? I need more pictures of the underside of the crank showing the rusty piece in and out. It "looks" like there may be a broken screw (or dead rivet) in/on the rusty piece?
While cranking the mechanism in and out, see what it actually does. The mechanism should be fully extended when the window sliders are in the open position and retracted when the sliders are closed.
I'm really trying to help but it's hard to visualize how this type of crank works.
Rod, Finally got down to the barn today and while self-isolating, I thought of you, lol. Here's the pics of my Jalousie window crank in my '67 Shasta Compact. The crank mechanism is held in with 2 short screws, appear to be sheet metal type and not just a threaded bolt. Hope this helps. If need be, I can go remove a screw and get you some better pics and dimensions.
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2020 17:55:03 GMT -8 by WhitneyK
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As above: "The crank is usually screwed into the window frame with sheet metal screws. They thread themselves into the aluminum. Wait until we figure out what you've got before attaching the crank."
The arm mechanism should move in and out when the handle is turned. Test before screwing the crank in place.
Is the arm attached to anything? It should be easy enough to add a new arm and/or screw the existing arm to the window slider bar. There should be a hole in the end of the arm. It may be already attached? When you are screwing the crank onto the window, go slowly with the correct size sheet metal screw. I'm guessing an 8. You don't want to strip the holes.
Worse, case scenario: the crank is frozen in time and may have to be replaced. Be careful and don't force things on your window.