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YellowRose 09-24-2017 09:58 PM

Scumdog Has A Question!
 
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"Hi Ray, Could you post these pics on Squarebirds please? And post the questions: What is that 'extra' thing that is piggy-backed onto the CVR and what would happen if it was removed? (My original CVR did not have it)
I fitted this one to my '66 ( a bear of a job!) and the gauges worked but I think they were reading a tad low -plus I could see the oil gauge needle constantly move left and right a little at a steady speed with a cold engine. I would appreciate it it greatly if once again you could post on my behalf! Regards,
Tom."

Here are the two pix Tom sent me.

simplyconnected 09-24-2017 11:08 PM

That is a choke, windings of wire to act as an inductor. Since your original CVR was made with contacts that rapidly opened and closed, Ford included a choke to tame down the current.

Solid state CVRs don't have contacts. Whether you remove or leave the choke makes no difference because a solid state CVR delivers constant voltage. - Dave

Cwcb08 09-25-2017 11:02 AM

I think you told me if also helped cut down radio static as well Dave?

simplyconnected 09-25-2017 01:29 PM

Yes, Cody. Whenever there are points quickly opening and closing, that radiates a signal that the antenna picks up and amplifies it over your speakers. CVRs cycle the same way but at a slower rate.

An inductor opposes a change in current. A capacitor opposes a change in voltage. They both smooth out spikes but in different ways. - Dave

scumdog 09-26-2017 02:21 AM

I wonder if it will last any longer than my original one...???

YellowRose 09-28-2017 10:10 AM

Scumdog Has Another Question!
 
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Tom sent me this email and is looking for some of these for his '66.

"Hi Ray, Again I need your help!
The tail-light surround is lacking a few of these screws. (I blame Yellowbird as he was there when I lost them!)
They go through the black area of the anodised tail-light surround.

Anyway I ordered a bunch of likely bolts & screws from a supplier thinking these ones would be amongst them - but none of them match these screws and I could not see any that matched them when ordering the screws.

So, could you please post this pic with a request to Squarebird members for advice on what the description of them is and who/where supplies them. Again thanks for your assistance.
Tom."

Tom, look down in the For Sale / Parts Wanted Forum. One of our guys is parting out 2 Flairbirds as I recall. You should be able to contact him and see if he can extract those screws from his parts cars....

Here is a pic of that screw.

YellowRose 09-28-2017 03:02 PM

Scumdog Has A Question
 
Tom, I called Clint but caught him out. I left him a message to call me, and told him what I was calling about. How many of those screws do you need?

scumdog 09-28-2017 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by YellowRose (Post 111329)
Tom, I called Clint but caught him out. I left him a message to call me, and told him what I was calling about. How many of those screws do you need?

I only need half a dozen ( from memory!) Ray, thanks for your efforts.

OUR5T8BIRD 09-28-2017 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by scumdog (Post 111335)
I only need half a dozen ( from memory!) Ray, thanks for your efforts.

There is a total of 16 of these screws on the rear tail light blacked out aluminum trim surround .

YellowRose 09-28-2017 10:21 PM

Scumdog Has A Question!
 
Tom, in view of what Martin said, please get me a complete count on the exact number you need so I can update Clint. Thanks!


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