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Old 08-02-2021, 10:36 PM
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Yes Skip, I'm taking the driveshaft into town tomorrow when I go to try and find a seal.
Today I worked on lining up the neutrals in the gearshift linkage. It turns out you have to know what you're doing to adjust the linkage rods. Nothing changed, ---- well, almost nothing, I guess I gained some wisdom.
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Old 08-06-2021, 12:46 PM
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I found a new seal and installed it. The driveshaft was out of balance quite a bit, so it has an extra biggish weight welded on it now.
The shift rod that I was trying to adjust was at the end of its threads, so it had to be bent to get more adjustment. That is done.
A signal light is fixed with a new bulb. I did open a can of worms when I asked the Napa guy if he had a signal light flasher that would run a system of half bulbs and half LEDs. Mine flash very slowly, so I assume the flasher is old fashioned. Anyhow, I never got a new flasher, and I left the partsman scratching his head.
I also hooked the battery down a little better than I had it and found the ground cable pulled completely out of the clamp. I don't know how I started it to get it into the shop.
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Old 08-06-2021, 06:56 PM
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I have a special affinity for fifties era Fords and this one is a beauty Mac.
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Old 08-06-2021, 10:49 PM
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Thank you E-man.
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Old 08-07-2021, 06:57 AM
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Mac, this is the flasher you're lookin for. It's non polarized and the only thing you need to do is plug it in and hook the wire to ground.

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Old 08-07-2021, 09:34 AM
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Mac, it doesn't matter if your system is half LEDs or none at all, the "LED Flasher" that Old Iron posted will do the same thing. It works off a timer instead of resistance, so it will operate anything in the system.
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Old 08-07-2021, 11:06 AM
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That Ford rocks Mac. 😁
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Old 08-07-2021, 12:54 PM
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Thank you Burger.
Thank you OI and Snopro. I was quite sure that that is what I wanted and how the new flasher worked, but after five minutes listening to the partsman, my confidence was shaken and I came home shaken, empty-handed and determined to go to another store to get a LED flasher.
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Old 08-07-2021, 10:28 PM
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Today went well. It turns out that when I bought a timed flasher for my '36 truck a few years ago, I must have had quite a time, so when I found one I bought two. There it was on my 'electrical stuff' shelf. I dug under the dash for quite a while and finally found the old flasher and replaced it. pic one]. Pic two is my test. It works like a charm.
Then there were a bunch of little things. The return spring on the brake pedal didn't always bring the pedal to the top to click off the brake light switch. I found a light spring and added it to the mechanism. Voila, the brake lights go out every time now.
You know how long old two door, doors droop down after a while, well, I adjusted it up -- my way.
I painted a couple of rock chips.
The last picture is one side of the lowering blocks partly installed.
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Old 08-08-2021, 08:30 AM
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