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Offline mhubert89

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Original air fresh assembly ??
« on: July 14, 2015, 05:26:24 PM »
Hi

Can someone told me if this pieces its original for my 68 fastback ? Made in plastic..
Mustang Fastback 1968
289, 4 speed
Built in Dearborn on April 16th

Offline ruppstang

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Re: Original air fresh assembly ??
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 09:57:03 PM »
Yes

Offline mhubert89

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Re: Original air fresh assembly ??
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 05:22:49 PM »
Mustang Fastback 1968
289, 4 speed
Built in Dearborn on April 16th

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Re: Original air fresh assembly ??
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 05:00:50 PM »
Sorry for bringing this 'old' thread back into life, but I think it is appropriate.
I have a '67 fastback, but the pictures showed above are the same as the assembly that is/was mounted in my car  ;D.

I want to know what the finish supposed to be for the bracket which is mounted at the side...
Bare metal? or Black paint?
The same question for the rod that goes through the assembly.
Black paint?

Also,.... can those parts be dissembled?
Can the rubber(?) joint be removed from the metal part in the middle of the assembly (which is, I assume, painted black)???

Is it 'normal' that the new fresh air gasket (mounted between the cowl and the assembly) is a 'white' foam?
That doesn't seem to be the 'same' material as shown in the above picture (which is the same what I have seen/noticed on my fresh air vent).

Thanks in advance for your help and answers,
kind regards,

Jeroen
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 05:04:13 PM by Fastback2013 »
San Jose 7R02C1708xx
Fastback GTA
built on 01/12/1967

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Re: Original air fresh assembly ??
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 05:12:20 PM »

Bare metal? or Black paint?
The same question for the rod that goes through the assembly.
Black paint?

Bare metal on ALL metal parts except the zinc screw stop. Yes, I have had mine apart, though I did not drill out the two rivets holding the cable bracket onto the plastic. The keeper on the end of the rod is spring steel so it will be blackened in color. The screw that clamps the cable will be phosphate/oil in my opinion (darker color than the bare steel). My flapper was rusted/pitted badly so I epoxy-coated it with JB weld and left it that grey/black color but it would typically be bare steel originally.
Yes, the rubber flapper can be removed.
Richard Urch

1967 (11/2/66, S.J.) Luxury Coupe, 289-4V w/Thermactor Emissions, C-4, Well Optioned
2005 (04/05) GT Premium Convertible, Windveil Blue, Parchment Top w/Med. Parchment interior,  Roush Body Appointments

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Re: Original air fresh assembly ??
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 03:20:17 AM »
Thanks again for your help Richard.
Is it possible to take that rod out of the assembly?
I don't want to break anything, therefore I ask it first.
Is the rod welded to the flapper, or is it supposed to be loose? And can it pulled out?
After cleaning up, I can see that the back side of the flapper was painted black.
Can that be the case?
The rod and the bracket are indeed unpainted.
Kind regards,
Jeroen
San Jose 7R02C1708xx
Fastback GTA
built on 01/12/1967

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Re: Original air fresh assembly ??
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 06:12:15 AM »
Rod is not welded but likely seized with rust. Be careful. I don't recall having too much problems taking it apart.
Richard Urch

1967 (11/2/66, S.J.) Luxury Coupe, 289-4V w/Thermactor Emissions, C-4, Well Optioned
2005 (04/05) GT Premium Convertible, Windveil Blue, Parchment Top w/Med. Parchment interior,  Roush Body Appointments