Old Window Crank

A handy person from Clemmons NC says:
I have 3or4 broken window operators and the PanAm/Daryl crank seems to line up closest. Mine have 2 15/16" link arms with 1/4"threaded holes and only one hole at the top right of center. I may be able to drill a 3/8" hole in the corresponding window arm and use a 3/8"shoulder screw. Will this work or will the shorter link arm be a deal breaker? Any other suggestions?
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Before we get into customizing a repair solution. Why don't you upload some pictures of your operator - we may be able to find a replacement operator that is closer to your original one.
A quick learner from Clemmons, NC says:
Had some difficulty uploading pictures but I hope you can see them.
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Have you taken a look at the 39-350 awning window crank yet? This crank operator may be a closer match to your original operator.
A quick learner from Clemmons NC says:
Have looked at the Russco 39-350. The main difference is that my old operator has a 2-15/16" (almost 3")link arm vs the Russco which has a
2-7/16"(less than 2-1/2") link arm. Will the shorter link arm on the Russco work?
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
The shorter link arm "should not" cause a problem, but its hard to have a definite answer without actually trying it. Just to make to sure the measurement is clear, the 2-7/16" link arm dimension is measuring from hole center to hole center and not the whole link arm.

If all the other dimensions of the 39-350 match up to your original operator, the 39-350 will the be closest replacement you will be able to find to your original.
A quick learner from Clemmons, NC says:
You're right, I was not measuring from center to center. The link arm is the same length. I'll be ordering the Rusco 39-350. Thanks for your help!
A handy person from bethlehem pa says:
any luck? im looking for the same crank assembly
A quick learner from Clemmons NC says:
Yes! The Rusco 39-350 fit perfectly. I installed two of them.
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