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It looks like that goes into the firewall for your heater control. It's vacuum actuated.

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Hi John:

Hey, that looks like it. May I ask what is your resource? You seem to have a lot of these at your disposal. I own the '61 Shop Manual, the Assembly Guide (from Jim Osbourne) and Steve Christ's 390 Manual.

Electric wipers by the way.

You seem to have another set of resources, and I would love to get my hands on those too!



In the mean-time, I am running right down to my garage right now to find that coupling in the firewall!
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I have copies of the Ford Master Parts Catalogs from 1949-1972. I believe they are available on CD or via download.

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Hi John:

Ok, so you are correct in pointing me to the heater, not transmission. I did find a diagram in the Shop Manual, and then again in the Jim Osbourne Electrical Assembly Manual.

So it looks like this vacuum line goes into the heater assembly/configuration via the firewall. The Osbourne manual points me to a page & sheet I don't have. At this point, I see the configuration up to that point.

I don't want to obsess over something like this, as it looks like I would have to get behind the dash assembly to route this properly. I am not willing to do that right now. I capped the Intake Vacuum Port block on this side so there is not going to be any exposure to the brake booster line, and since this was just hanging off anyway, for who knows how long, and Betty is running fine and more importantly braking fine, I am going to let sleeping dogs lie on this for now.

Below are the diagrams I did find and they are helpful...to a point.....



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I located the heating control line that takes the vacuum from the intake, routed it back through the firewall into the engine compartment, and connected the lines using the vacuum check valve. I went from a 1/4" line from the intake vacuum port tee to the check valve, then 3/16" from the check-valve to the brass reducer connector that took it from 3/16" to 1/8" line to the heater controller.

According to the manual, that should do it. Thanks for everyone's input and help on this. Each time I open the hood, I learn something new!
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Sorry to clog up a thread, but I wanted to update why this is important. Now that I have got this corrected, I can now actually regulate the heat coming from the blowers (both Defrost & Heat modes). Before I was only getting blazing hot air coming out, and now I can regulate it better.
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