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clutch pin for 1985 windows

A quick learner from nc says:
I just received the order for clutch pins, but unfortunately they are not the right ones. my windows are 1985 era mw. the raised channel is to high on these, do you have any for mw?

Thanks,

Doug
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting, Doug. The 15-104 Caradco Friction Shoe should work for you, but the 17-030 is not the correct match for that shoe. Please take a look at our 20-016 Tilt Pin, which is compatible with the 14-104.
A quick learner from nc says:
I think that is the problem, my windows don't tilt.

The clutch pin i received is for a tilt and is very close in size. Where mine attaches to the window is a slit instead of a hole. Mine is about 1/8th of an inch smaller where you show 1/2 inch on the diagram and the alternate view is solid from the adjustment screw to the slit. If not a mw window i guess it could be a hunter, who picked them up for a distributor? thanks
A quick learner from nc says:
I've attached a series of photos of the broken part, you can see one totally broken and one which still has the end that attaches to the window that has started to break.

A customer submitted photo of friction shoe.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
It appears that you have the old style cam, which is no longer made. It is still possible to use the new version, though.

You are right, ours has a hole while yours has a slit. That's why I recommend the 20-016 Tilt Pin, though, which will fit in the newer 15-104 Caradco Friction Shoe's round hole.
A quick learner from nc says:
not good, I initially tried that but the problem isn't the tilt pin, it's the height and width of the new style cam. It won't slide in the track of the balance as it is to big. Any idea who might have the old style or have I just been let down by mw?
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Unfortunately, the old cam is no longer made. The suggestions I made are the best possible solution. I apologize for the inconvenience.

You may want to contact a local "mom and pop" hardware store to see if they might be able to supply you with the older style.
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