Started by 39LaSalleDriver, December 02, 2021, 09:01:23 PM
Quote from: NH LaSalle on December 04, 2021, 04:06:36 PMHi JonI have two `39 La Salles.Regarding the physical configuration of the clutch yoke, I checked both of my cars. The part number on both is the same as the one in your photograph. By eyeball, the two arms are parallel to each other and do not bend towards each other as you described yours does. To confirm, I measured the inside distance between two points on the arms on both cars. That turned out to be uniformly about 3-1/2" at the top and the bottom. I'm not sure why yours bend towards each other at the top.Regarding the color, by the way that the yoke is secured in the car, I don't believe that it was on the chassis when the latter was painted at the factory. I'm in agreement with the comments that Jon made in one of his responses: to paraphrase, who knows for sure, so you can do whatever you'd like.In my case, I've had one of my La Salles for 57 years and the second for 22 years. During the restoration of my first car, the yoke was black so I repainted it a semi-flat chassis black. The yoke on my second car had no black paint on it but rather had a patina of surface rust on it. I presumed that it was not originally painted black so, after cleaning it up, I painted it with a bare steel paint that provides a 'natural' look but prevents the rust. Why these were originally treated differently (i.e. one apparently painted, one not) I don't know.Hope this info helps.
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