I've done a couple of searches and saw different answers to my question - Are the actuator arms off my '85 Gen I motors going to fit when I put in the motors I have out of an '87? I know the bolts have to be cut or replaced, but found mixed answers on the arms, plus the ONE that came with the motors doesn't look like the ones on my car (I'm thinking maybe they came from a Firebird/Sunbird.....?).
[This message has been edited by NetCam (edited 08-02-2013).]
For what it's worth as it applies to the motors --- When I changed for gen -1 to gen 2 all I did was swap the motors into the buckets (using the gen 2 bolts) and the rotating arm clipped directly to the lifting arm with the standard e-clips so I think they are the same, however, when the sun comes up I'll check my box of old gen 1's against the two's and let you know what I find. If your motors came out of a Firebird I think you do have to switch the motors side to side and change the rotating arm - same motor different geometry on the lift.
[This message has been edited by steve308 (edited 08-02-2013).]
Checked this am ---- had to take the bucket out to be sure --- same arm gen 1 - gen2 Fiero to Fiero / don't know about firebird arm - motors are the same but switched side to side not sure if the arm is the same.
Thanks guys, I was able to install the motors using the arms off my Gen 1 motors. The unfortunate part was the driver's side motor was in the car for all of about a half hour. The motor was not behaving well, the bump stops had disintegrated into tiny crumbs, so the light would only twitch trying to go up
Unfortunately it's a holiday here tomorrow so the earliest I can get any parts is Tuesday. The new harness is in, but no driving at night for me for the next couple of days...... Got my new horns in though, so my car doesn't sound like the Road Runner anymore!
[This message has been edited by NetCam (edited 08-04-2013).]