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Offline jfreakofkorn

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Re: New Guy From Georgia
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2017 - 04:37:48 pm »
greeting(s) to the board ...




Offline DakR/T

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Re: New Guy From Georgia
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2017 - 09:21:07 am »
So I got the car! Wooooo!

It's not without its quirks though. Can't unlock the doors with the key, gas gage only kinda works, it burns oil (or leaks...can't tell yet), don't know if I'm in 4th or 2nd, because of a super sloppy shifter, the temp gage sits on C until about 50 miles then it creeps up to mid and would keep going if I don't stop, lights flicker, and the windshield wipers only work on high and only after the knob has been there for 5 seconds..then they only move halfway and whack the cowl.

I've got a lot of stuff to fix. BUT the car looks so good and gets a ton of attention.

Offline 73440

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Re: New Guy From Georgia
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2017 - 10:22:01 am »
That's a great day !

Sounds like you may need to watch this video on shifter rebuild.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=huUETRzXM7k

Factoty Service Manual and asking questions or searching the threads and also following threads  here will yield immenese info.

Do you have a radiator shroud?
I think I remember the 413 having a crossram intake manifold, always liked the looked of that !
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51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 378,304 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
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Offline DakR/T

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Re: New Guy From Georgia
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2017 - 08:23:41 pm »
That's a great day !

Sounds like you may need to watch this video on shifter rebuild.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=huUETRzXM7k

Factoty Service Manual and asking questions or searching the threads and also following threads  here will yield immenese info.

Do you have a radiator shroud?
I think I remember the 413 having a crossram intake manifold, always liked the looked of that !

I'll have to take a picture of that in the morning when I check the oil. The info you've posted in this thread and the other one I made is invaluable. You've helped a lot and I realize I may be rebuilding the shifter and replacing the linkages. It does have a radiator shroud and clutch fan. The guy that I bought it from told me that I needed a shorter bolt to have it disengage. I think I'm going to remove the clutch fan and install an electric fan. The 5 year goal is to install a modern 6.4 hemi and 6 speed trans.

I need to replace all these BS gauges. Fuel gauge is wrong, temp gauge is wrong. Alternator gage is retarded. Something clicks in the dash every few minutes and the alternator gauge jumps. I need to rewire the bastard.

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Re: New Guy From Georgia
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2017 - 08:51:16 pm »
http://madelectrical.com/electricaltec

Your last comment leads me to suggest you read the MAD electrical article about bypassing the amp guage . With all power routed thru the amp guage, it becomes a fire hazard from what I have read.
67 440
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 378,304 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390

Offline DakR/T

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Re: New Guy From Georgia
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2017 - 11:23:28 pm »
I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. I will absolutely search this fire hazard.

Offline 73_Cuda_4_Me

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Re: New Guy From Georgia
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2017 - 10:04:18 am »
Your wiper issue (and clicking every 2 seconds) sounds like an issue I just resolved with my 3-speed wiper motor... found out the screw that grounds the wiper switch to the metal frame of the dash was missing... wiper hadn't worked properly since I bought it in 2004... now have 3 speeds and parking correctly. Even tore washer pump motor apart and got all the rust out of that and lubed it, so it's working now too!

Some of your other electrical gremlins will probably be found in the firewall connectors.. Time spent cleaning and then applying dielectric grease to the connectors will be invaluable!
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