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Offline IndyFive-O

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2016, 11:25:00 PM »
Just an update......I put a couple drops of clear glue at each of the joints last April and it stopped the rattling completely. It lasted all summer and is still rattle free.
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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2016, 11:43:16 PM »
I asked the Scott Drake folks on FaceBook if THEY had successfully made a rattle-free antenna, they replied that theirs was 99% rattle free......

I'm tempted to try one because I can't spend $500 for a NOS......
I just bought a new Scott Drake antenna and I am sorry to it rattles . 99% rattle free? Ether they don't know what they are talking about or the one I got is in that 1 percent category.
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Offline 196667Bob

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2016, 12:07:14 AM »
Has anyone tried the heavy, clear electrical grease around the shafts ? Just a thought.

Bob
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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2016, 12:47:35 AM »
Has anyone tried the heavy, clear electrical grease around the shafts ? Just a thought.

Bob
Dielectric Grease dose not solve the problem. It is not heavy enough .I wish it did work.
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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2016, 05:19:30 PM »
This shouldn't be such a problem. We have just got to figure out how the originals were done so we can try to fix the repros........

seems so simple.........

Offline msoc28027

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2016, 11:58:02 PM »
Hang in there guys. A new USA 1964-68 rattle free antenna is almost done.  Will be available very soon. Should retail under 80.00.

Monroe

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2016, 12:03:45 AM »
Hang in there guys. A new USA 1964-68 rattle free antenna is almost done.  Will be available very soon. Should retail under 80.00.

Look forward to seeing and hearing the reviews

Jeff Speegle

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2016, 02:16:38 AM »
Hang in there guys. A new USA 1964-68 rattle free antenna is almost done.  Will be available very soon. Should retail under 80.00.

Monroe
Monroe, 65/66 the same and 67/68 is a slightly different antenna. both styles look the same except that on 65/66 ,the section with the ball will not collapse all the way done against the next section . 67/68 the ball section will collapse all the down flush against the next section. The current repro is like the 65/66 style. I hope you will do the 67/68 type also . I would't think it would be too hard but on the other hand I am not the one making them.   
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Offline Mike_B_SVT

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2016, 03:46:24 PM »
Dielectric Grease dose not solve the problem. It is not heavy enough .I wish it did work.

When I repaired my broken off original, it had a heavy brown grease inside it.
Mike B.

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Offline WT8095

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2016, 08:58:10 PM »
When I repaired my broken off original, it had a heavy brown grease inside it.

Interesting! I didn't know about that. Here's the patent on the concept:
http://www.google.co.ve/patents/US2152316

Where there's patents, there are lawsuits:
http://www.leagle.com/decision/194042935FSupp394_1324/WARD%20PRODUCTS%20CORPORATION%20v.%20FINKEL
[Ward made antennas for Ford]

Related patents:
https://www.google.com/patents/US2217188
https://www.google.com/patents/US3419876
Dave Z.

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2016, 04:15:14 PM »
Interesting! I didn't know about that. Here's the patent on the concept:
http://www.google.co.ve/patents/US2152316

That was an interesting read.  Apparently antenna rattle is / was an age old problem!

Unfortunately I didn't take any pics of the internal grease (who knew that might be of interest?), but I did snap a pic of my repair process.  My antenna had been snapped off just above the internal connection "nubbin".  So I cut off the crimped section of the mast and peeled the remains of the mast tube off of the base.  Cleaned up the mating surfaces a bit, then simply pushed the mast down onto the base again.
Bottom mast section is probably 2-3" shorter now, but the rest of it appears original - for better or for worse!  Eventually I'll replace it with a repro or nice original, but for now there are other bugetary requirements :-)



Mike B.

2003 Mustang Cobra Convertible
1 of 354 in Sonic Blue

1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior), 428SCJ, Ram-Air, 4-speed w/ Hurst shifter
Built: Dearborn, Oct 6th, 1969
Cat Bites Man!

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2016, 10:01:14 AM »
Hang in there guys. A new USA 1964-68 rattle free antenna is almost done.  Will be available very soon. Should retail under 80.00.

Monroe

Monroe, You are a newcomer to our site, I'm curious as to if YOU are the maker or possibly a current manufacturer has stepped up to do what others won't? or can't.......and are you saying that this new rattle free antenna IS being made in the USA??  IF so that's GREAT!!  I'll be more than glad to spend that to get a QUALITY, RATTLE-FREE antenna for my '65!!

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2016, 09:38:02 PM »
Hang in there guys. A new USA 1964-68 rattle free antenna is almost done.  Will be available very soon. Should retail under 80.00.

Monroe

Does anyone personally know Monroe? seems he just stepped in and laid this on us and then left, despite all of our comments......

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2016, 09:50:30 PM »
A google search comes up with ebay seller "msoc28027" = Mustang Shop of Concord (North Carolina).

http://mustangshopofconcord.com

The website doesn't list any names, but an Instagram profile indicates Monroe Weathers is the owner.
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'68 fastback, S-code + C6. Special Paint (Rainbow promotion), DSO 710784. Actual build date 2/7/1968, San Jose.
'69 Cougar convertible, 351W-2V + FMX, Meadowlark Yellow.

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2016, 02:31:49 AM »
Monroe is a long time car guy. He was on the west coast for decades and has moved back east I recent years. He used to have the largest collection of 67 Shelby wooden steering wheels I have ever heard of. A good guy in my book.
Bob Gaines,Shelby enthusiast, Shelby collector , Shelby concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby