Broken shifter in my '64

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

  1. Blanco

    Blanco In Overdrive

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    Mine is an automatic & I just ordered it from these guys & boy the women running this place is wealth of knowledge on these cars, glad I found them.

    http://www.falconparts.com/


    Thanks though..
     
  2. Blanco

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    Where at the other end? :confused:
    I dont see them under the dash or under the hood, remember it still in the car.
     
  3. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Look near the bottom of the column. Inside the cab
     
  4. Blanco

    Blanco In Overdrive

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    Of course I must of been speed looking & never saw it & then made a bad choice & am kicking myself for this mistake.

    Just trying to live up to my sig line I guess, :(
     
  5. Bearpaw58

    Bearpaw58 In Third Gear

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    I feel your pain, both with the PITA repairs, and the 110* heat:mad:. I'm up here in Lancaster, and it's been 108*-111* for the past week with no let up. Are you in L.A. proper, or somewhere outside the city for temps like that??

    Good luck, and yes you're right; Rosie at Falconparts.com is great! I've ordered some stuff from there, and she and Ron are good.

    p.s. another link that's good for parts is Dennis-Carpenter.com They have a lot of the original stamps and dies from Ford, and re-produce a lot of stuff. Then there's DearbornClassics.com, and Mac's antique auto. I've compared prices, and some are higher, some are lower. Each site has some stock that the others don't have, so may have to order a bit from each site to get everything you need sometimes.

    Good luck and let us know how it comes out. I might be doing it one of these days, Same car and all, so I'm all ears...
     
  6. Blanco

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    San fernando Valley so its hotter the most of L.A. :eek:
    Been closer to 105 down here, pretty much over 100 for one seems like 2 weeks now & there saying its staying this way for a while.
     
  7. Blanco

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    I just heard on the news that here in the valley we have had 20 straight days in triple digits. :eek:
     
  8. Bearpaw58

    Bearpaw58 In Third Gear

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    Yeah, same up here. I'm going to Tehachapi Sunday for "Thunder on the Mountain", HOPING for some upper 80's. This is getting OLD.
    Note to self: Buy stock in So-Cal Edison, NOT So-Cal Speed shop!! that'd help offset my electric bill... Take care and let us know when you get your ride fixed..
     
  9. Blanco

    Blanco In Overdrive

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    I'll go work on it this evening.
     
  10. Blanco

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    OK so after screwing this up by trying this.
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    I had to call my local wiring guru, WireTech Dennis Hogue. 818-470-7130.
    To help me finish fixing what I messed up & then noticed how the threads that hold my steering wheel in place are completely stripped! :eek:
    So I'll be looking for a new nut & that is also stripped of threads & hope I can get this to all hold.
    Would suck to be driving through the canyon & have the wheel come off! :eek::eek:

    I bet its a pain in the ass the replace the steering shaft?
     
  11. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    You can "Chase the threads'" with a tap fer the nut and a die fer the shaft to bring life back into the worn/stripped threads...
    It`s worth a try...
    66
     
  12. Blanco

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    Yeah maybe, but there aint much left there.... :(
     
  13. burninbush

    burninbush In Maximum Overdrive

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    Dunno what you did in there, but I think at this point you need a new steering column. And a friend who has wrenched a bit to help you with it.
     
  14. Blanco

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    I didn't do anything wrong to threads myself, all I did was remove the nut, the last person must of stripped it as they put the nut back on & now I must suffer through this. :(
     
  15. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Find someone that knows his way around a welder.
    The end can be welded up and new threads cut on it.
    It will end up like new!
     
  16. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    Yeah, I`d take a quarter fer each time I`ve built up with weld and rethreaded something...
    I wouldn`t be rich ;) but I`d have a few $$$,
    66
     
  17. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    A welder and a lathe are high up on the 'must have' list.
    What kind of lathe do you have?
     
  18. As Is '66

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    Had to repair machinery, at my latest Maintenance job...(OJT)
    I don`t recall...
     
  19. Blanco

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    So your saying I can leave in in place & weld it & by hand cut new threads into it?

    If just using a new nut don't work I suppose I'll have to try this...?
     
  20. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    I didn`t say that.... :eek::cool::D
    I suggest you try running a die on the shaft and see if you can refurbish threads into being usable, then a install new nut...

    JUSTINCASE ~ Once everything is renewed I would secure the nut with loc-tite,
    66
     
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