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1967 - 1968 / Re: 67 Front Turn Indicator Wire "staples"
« Last post by Fastback2013 on Today at 05:17:45 AM »
Hello,

Here some pictures of the wiring that came of my car.
total length = 55 mm.
Its coated (not painted)
Indeed it is a pink color but most likely it was in the beginning red.
Kind regards,
Jeroen
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1967 - 1968 / Re: 67-68 A pillar to fender brackets
« Last post by Fastback2013 on Today at 04:53:51 AM »
picture of clip and bolt...
Jeroen
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1967 - 1968 / Re: 67 Front Turn Indicator Wire "staples"
« Last post by Coralsnake on Today at 01:23:55 AM »
The ones I have seen are coated. It is a feature found on 1968 NJ cars

We should also say when buying NOS lights, be careful, because there are several versions of the wiring.
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Misc Items / Re: Ford parts
« Last post by ruppstang on August 16, 2017, 11:58:03 PM »
I have known for a long time that ford parts were better than most reproduction parts but I was surprised that there was that much difference in the rubber. It only took a half a tube of sealent to seal the windshield.
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1967 - 1968 / Re: 67 Front Turn Indicator Wire "staples"
« Last post by J_Speegle on August 16, 2017, 10:43:15 PM »
I have recreated this detail by taking a small wire and dipping it in red plasti-dip. Then wrap the wires and trim as needed.

So you believe or have confirmed its a coating rather than a dye on the metal?

Also have you found this a common detail on 68's at least NJ ones?
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1967 - 1968 / Re: 67 Front Turn Indicator Wire "staples"
« Last post by Coralsnake on August 16, 2017, 09:29:34 PM »
I have recreated this detail by taking a small wire and dipping it in red plasti-dip. Then wrap the wires and trim as needed.
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Drivetrain / Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Last post by Bob Gaines on August 16, 2017, 07:34:34 PM »
Give us and viewers a hint :) if you please

Which one (timing cover verses block color)  is which paint. No reason to guess but would guess that the block is the POR15
Monitors make it difficult to make a determination. In person the shade may appear completely different.  Jeff convinced me of that years ago. This is a case in point. The POR product that I have seen is typically much darker and a different shade as well compared to most any of the rattle can paints or the PPG that I am used to using. I have not used the VHT product but have heard of others without issue. I cant comment on the VHT color equivalency . The engine paints don't typically have to have a primer used . If I had the engine out of the car I would use the PPG. If you are going to take a short cut (because the rattle can paint doesn't hold up as good) I will let others suggest a rattle can product.   
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1967 - 1968 / 67 Front Turn Indicator Wire "staples"
« Last post by J_Speegle on August 16, 2017, 05:46:23 PM »
This subject came up in another thread when it was noted that the heavy wire clip/staple had been applied around the base of the wire loom near the lamp end of the loom

Appears to be that the clip/staple was dyed red originally. Looks like it may appear pink after years of exposure.
Have seen this on other years but we'll start with 67 since that is where the discussion started.

Will add my examples/evidence as I get time to post more

First set of examples are from 67 San Jose examples excluding (at this time) Shelby's just because I haven't gone through the thousand or more examples I have pictures of


7R01A1533xx




7R02C1583xx



7R01C1834xx



7R01C2230xx


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Drivetrain / Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Last post by J_Speegle on August 16, 2017, 04:55:49 PM »
BTW I finally took and uploaded some comparisons between fresh VHT old ford blue (over VHT primer) and the POR15 corp blue items.
Pretty darn obvious...

So Jeff / Bob, can I ask, if you were me, which rattle can color would you choose for your own 68' FE motor?

Give us and viewers a hint :) if you please

Which one (timing cover verses block color)  is which paint. No reason to guess but would guess that the block is the POR15
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Thanks for sharing your find. Looks like the car is sort of in between something that you could clean up and a car that needs a restoration. You will need to do more investigation into many things and do some cleaning to determine what the best path to choose IMHO. Maybe the new owner is here already as a member or may be in the future.

In an effort to promote discussion and understanding (not to pick apart a car just for that reason) I offer the following observations

A few things I found interesting was that I haven't seen the sound deadener on a fall 64 Dearborn car applied to the quarter panels in a pattern like that before maybe a fill in worker (short time in that spot on the line) or someone new.

Top edge of the quarter trim carpet section has the sewn top and outer edge something we've seen on some fastbacks from that period Can't make out if the car has any carpet screws

Looking at the bottom of the car it appears that the car may have had an earlier collision at the passenger A pillar so that fender may have been replaced.

Though pictures aren't really clear it appears that the brake and fuel line clips may be attached with screws rather than the expanding retaining clips at Dearborn during this time period. Which is interesting since San Jose was doing a similar things for a short period and filling the existing holes with dum dum

But all subjects for other threads ;)

Again thanks for posting and sharing
The business did a nice job of posting allot more pictures than we see in allot of ads  There is a reported 5,000 mile 73 that they sold so grabbed those pictures also to add to the pictures I already had of that car
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