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Offline markb0729

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Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« on: October 29, 2016, 01:09:47 AM »
Does anyone know how these tune up cans are packed?  Is everything just thrown is loose?  When I turn the can around, I can hear the contents rattling around.  It looks like an older part as it doesn't have the pull top and plastic lid I've seen on other units.  Here are some pictures...

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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 01:20:19 AM »
Does anyone know how these tune up cans are packed?  Is everything just thrown is loose?  When I turn the can around, I can hear the contents rattling around.  It looks like an older part as it doesn't have the pull top and plastic lid I've seen on other units.  Here are some pictures...
They had vacuum formed plastic inserts that held the sparkplugs and a similar form plastic cap piece to put over the top of the plugs. The topside of the cap plastic held the points,condenser, lube, and plastic feeler gauge .  The instruction sheet was ether on the topside or in the bottom with the plugs.
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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 01:28:02 AM »
Sounds like everything should be held in place.  The can I have is sealed but I guess the internal packaging has been compromised since it sounds like the contents are moving around freely inside the can.
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Offline Richard P.

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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 08:52:01 AM »
They had vacuum formed plastic inserts that held the sparkplugs and a similar form plastic cap piece to put over the top of the plugs. The topside of the cap plastic held the points,condenser, lube, and plastic feeler gauge .  The instruction sheet was ether on the topside or in the bottom with the plugs.

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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2016, 04:42:40 PM »
The parts are not packed in tight but are seperated from each other
so if you hear some rattling that should be expected.
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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2016, 10:18:36 PM »
I picked this up as part of a large lot and the lid was removed.  I took the items out and took pictures at each layer.
1. (top) sticker
2. point and condenser
3. orange plastic divider
4. white plastic feeler gage
5. spark plugs
6. orange plastic divider
7. instructions hugging the outside
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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2016, 08:06:10 PM »
Does anyone remember what the pacemaker prize points were about ? listed on the bottom of the instructions.
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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 09:49:04 PM »
Ha.. I've had one of these that I picked up at Carlisle, PA. sealed and its been sitting on my shelf for the past 15 years... Always wondered what it looked like inside..

Thanks for the pics!

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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2016, 08:26:43 AM »
The  Motorcraft marked cans get used for drivers because they were a product of the70's and beyond. The Autolite mark cans are more valuable because the contents are all 60's vintage Autolite trademarked and more appropriate for display or  use on high caliper concours cars.
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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2016, 10:55:40 PM »
Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2016, 11:36:48 AM »
Does anyone remember what the pacemaker prize points were about ? listed on the bottom of the instructions.

Pacemaker prize points were an incentive to sell parts. When we accumulated enough, there was a catalog of prizes that you could claim by redeeming the points. I might still have a few around somewhere.
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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2016, 09:02:21 PM »
 Thanks ajd350, Was the catalog of prizes ford parts or something like a Tee shirt ?
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Re: Motorcraft TKF-1 Tune-Up Kit
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2016, 09:42:43 PM »
As I recall, very little was Ford related.
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