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Old 06-18-2014, 10:47 AM
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I'll confess right away that I have an ulterior motive for this one.

Anyone know what these are for?

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They look like standard 1/4"-20 shoulder screws but they also look like the pointed ends could be for metering some kind of fluid. I never had a '64, so I don't know.
They're phosphated, so probably not for a carb. Maybe for power steering or convertible top. - Dave
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The threads are 5/16"-18. I Parkerized (phosphated, same thing) them as part of the restoration.

Here's a clue. They are part of the interior steering mechanism.
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Do they mount the sterring column to the dash?
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Do they mount the sterring column to the dash?
That's close to my guess. They mount the steering column to the swing bracket. At least I hope so. I can't figure out what the points are for though, since they don't contact anything.
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That's close to my guess. They mount the steering column to the swing bracket. At least I hope so. I can't figure out what the points are for though, since they don't contact anything.
That's the way the bolts were on my '58 for mounting the steering column. Not sure just guessing, were they pointed to assist getting the bolts started into the nut on the assembly line? Was it faster that way?
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That's the way the bolts were on my '58 for mounting the steering column. Not sure just guessing, were they pointed to assist getting the bolts started into the nut on the assembly line? Was it faster that way?
Lots of bolts that screw into anchored nuts have starter points, which are blunt tips, basically bullet shaped, very different than these. I've removed every nut and bolt on this car and these are the only ones shaped with points, the only exception being the carb metering screws that Dave mentioned.
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This part is in my constant voltage regulator circuit. I don't know what it is or what it does. It seems to be copper wire windings around a metal core, covered by insulation. It has infinite resistance.

What is it? Can I eliminate it?
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It's a CHOKE for radio noise suppression (C1VV 18A952-A).

OEM CVRs are mechanical points that open and close. When they open, some cars will produce a very annoying "tick" through your speakers.

If you buy my wonderful solid state CVR there is no need for the choke. You can throw it away because my excellent 6-volt CVR does not pulse. It delivers a rock-steady six volts to your gauges.

CVR stands for Constant Voltage Regulator, which is exactly what my solid state delivers, a constant voltage. The OEM version is cheap and it pulses 12-volts so that over time it AVERAGES six volts. The problem with that is, if the original CVR sticks on, it could burn out your gauges with constant 12-volts.

This is why everyone who owns a classic Ford car or truck should buy one of my CVRs. They are guaranteed for as long as you have one. BTW, I give a deep discount for members of our forum. - Dave
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Thanks Dave, I already bought one.
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