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  • Yadkin
    Banned
    • Aug 11 2012
    • 1905

    Guess the part

    I'll confess right away that I have an ulterior motive for this one.

    Anyone know what these are for?

    Hints: 1964 TBird
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  • simplyconnected
    Administrator
    • May 26 2009
    • 8795

    #2
    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
    Member, Sons of the American Revolution

    CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

    "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
    --Lee Iacocca

    From: Royal Oak, Michigan

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    • Yadkin
      Banned
      • Aug 11 2012
      • 1905

      #3
      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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      • Yellowbird
        Experienced

        • Jun 18 2009
        • 259

        #4
        Do they mount the sterring column to the dash?
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        • Yadkin
          Banned
          • Aug 11 2012
          • 1905

          #5
          Originally posted by Yellowbird
          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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          • Yellowbird
            Experienced

            • Jun 18 2009
            • 259

            #6
            Originally posted by Yadkin
            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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            • Yadkin
              Banned
              • Aug 11 2012
              • 1905

              #7
              Originally posted by Yellowbird
              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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              • Yadkin
                Banned
                • Aug 11 2012
                • 1905

                #8
                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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                • simplyconnected
                  Administrator
                  • May 26 2009
                  • 8795

                  #9
                  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
                  Member, Sons of the American Revolution

                  CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

                  "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
                  --Lee Iacocca

                  From: Royal Oak, Michigan

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                  • Yadkin
                    Banned
                    • Aug 11 2012
                    • 1905

                    #10
                    Thanks Dave, I already bought one.

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                    • simplyconnected
                      Administrator
                      • May 26 2009
                      • 8795

                      #11
                      Yes Steve, I remember. The pitch was for folks who still need one.

                      BTW, how is yours running? - Dave
                      Member, Sons of the American Revolution

                      CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

                      "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
                      --Lee Iacocca

                      From: Royal Oak, Michigan

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                      • Yadkin
                        Banned
                        • Aug 11 2012
                        • 1905

                        #12
                        Right now I am working on calibration of the software for my son's cooling fan controller. I have the gauge hooked up to jumpers as part of the circuit. Yesterday my second fuel pump died, so my build took a step backwards.

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