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Old 09-12-2012, 12:36 AM
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Default Do yours work?

How many have clocks that work?

And . . . todays $5000 question has anyone's windshield
washer system ever worked?

Oh yeah . . . the bonus question.
How many 58-60 TB's go into D1 the 1st time?

These have (always) been problems with mine.

I think old time Ford techs have the same two answers as old Harley

"Those never work"


"They all do that"
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:11 AM
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The electric aftermarket wipers work like a champ! Those Trico vacuum units never worked in ANY car, especially when taking off from a light or climbing hills.

Spend the $200, and switch over to electric. It's totally hidden for a great mod. - Dave
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:04 AM
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Default Do yours work?

My clock on Rose works... After I had it quartzed. I do not have the washer system on Rose. As for D1, Rose will go into it.

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:59 AM
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I've got an original clock that still works.

I guess I got lucky.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:21 AM
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Takes a licking and keeps on ticking - (except when the power goes out - it has a 12v wall transformer) - and - the one in my car works as long as the battery is not disconnected.

The windshield washer system used to work - when it was new (but Venus and Jupiter had to be aligned) - does that qualify for the $5000?

D1 - I was at about 50% of the time but replaced my detent and now it is about 20% (at least it was until the rear main blew - now it's in P 100% of the time). I needed to adjust it.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:51 AM
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Default My clock works ...

D-1 works after much linkage rebuilding and adjusting. Mike
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:13 PM
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Windshield washer works although vacuum tube to the switch often needs to be repaired due to splitting at the switch. D1 doesn't work - too much play in the linkage. Clock works but converted to electronic.
"Old Betsy" - my '59 convertible J9YJ116209 Thunderbird Registry #33341
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:34 AM
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Original clock still works (I repaired it, one connection was broken inside). Original Wipers works fine too but not the washer. D1 doesn't work and I'm happy to know it is not only a my problem.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:47 AM
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Clock works after I took it apart and sprayed it with WD-40! I know I'm going to get raked over the coals for this because WD-40 is a water disperser and not a lubricant Some have taken theirs apart and applied sewing machine oil. I undo battery after every run and when I reconnect it clock starts right up
Wipers work great as long as you are accelerating, but not worth a crap coasting or going up a hill.
D-1, nope!
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:12 AM
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Good info on the clock. I didn't even consider attempting to repair mine until I read that others have done so. The Shade Tree Mechanic's Creed applies here:

1. If it doesn't move and is supposed to, apply WD-40.
2. If it moves but isn't supposed too, apply duct tape.

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