Broken shifter in my '64

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by Blanco, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Blanco

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    I'm at work & get in the Ranchero & shift it in to drive & the shifter broke!
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    Lucky for me the neutral safety swith on the trans don't work, so I turn off the car & popped the hood & shifted in into drive at the linkage & then started it in drive & drove home.

    But now I'm looking for suggestions.....?

    I'm assuming the steering wheel comes off & etc & then I get access to the stuff & replace it with parts from Dearborn or something?

    I'm thinking of replacing the shifter handle with a chrome one if available..?

    Have any of you had to repair this?
    & might you have some pointers for me?
     
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  3. scbarger

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    What guys?
     
  4. 5.0 Chero

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    Sorry the one I have is for a STD not automatic.
     
  5. Blanco

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    Thanks for the link!
    Looks like they have it all, Is this a simple swap?
    Am I right about removing the wheel & such?
    How do I remove the horn button on this car?

    I've never done something like this before.

    Or does the whole steering shaft have to be removed?
     
  6. ribald1

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    If you plan on keeping it for a significant period of time, investing in a repair manual for your car is money well spent.
    I recommend getting the service manual. Even if it is difficult to understand, when asking questions you will always know the right name for every part. That alone saves massive amounts of time.
     
  7. Lord Snow

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    I don't think you'll have to pull the whole steering column for just the shifter knob. At least I don't on my 1976, not sure about your beast.
     
  8. Blanco

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    Its not just a shifter knob. :rolleyes:
     
  9. 5.0 Chero

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    yes the wheel has to come off it is easier with the column on a bench but its a lot of work to get the column on a bench. so I would just do it in place.

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  10. Blanco

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    Thanks for that exploded view 5.0 Chero, Very helpful, I'm gonna call & order the parts tomorrow from your link. :D
     
  11. Blanco

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    You mean this?
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    Just been wondering where in my post did you see me mention anything about the knob?
     
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  13. Blanco

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    That would be cool to have I suppose, yet I'm thinking as old & basic as these cars are it shouldn't require one.
     
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    The other week I saw a Chilton Repair manual I bought it just because it was neat to have.
     
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    Go to Fordmanuals.com they have lots of factory manuals for Ford products, repair, parts, vacuum and wiring on CD, ebook. Quick service.
     
  16. ribald1

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    You would be pleasantly surprised at how helpful exploded diagrams and part numbers are, especially when working on an older vehicle.
     
  17. Blanco

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    You might have a good point there.
     
  18. Blanco

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    Does the horn button just pull off?
    I've been trying to pull on it hard & it don't budge.

    Seems a book would help here as well.... LOL!
     
  19. As Is '66

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    The "horn ring" on Rusty, I had to push in and turn it to the right (or left) less than 1/4 turn and it comed aloose...
    www.falconparts.com has an exploded veiw of your "horn ring" assembly, I seen it yesterday...
     
  20. Blanco

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    Thanks, its like 102 degrees outside at the moment, but as soon as it cools down a bit I'm gonna start taking it apart.
     

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