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Extra pictures of the restoration that may be of interest

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pic#2
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pic#4
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This picture was received from J.L.and looks like a challenge.
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This is an update on pic #4, amazing.
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rear seal and rubber cover
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     This is one of the reasons I didn't get much done in Jan-Feb.Notice the Roosevelt out house.This is how the goverment created jobs in the 30's by having workers build them.

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    A picture of the steering box with the spline end.

pic# 9
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        A picture of the steering shaft female end that slides into the steering box shaft.

pic# 10
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        A picture of the steering shaft thats inside the column.

pic# 11
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        The steering wheel goes behind the nut on the other end of the steering shaft.

Pic #12
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     The cable on the left is the washer and the right is for the wiper.In this illistration the wiper switch has been turned and the vacuum slide has been pushed forward.The wiper switch has been turned back and the wire in the cable has retracted.What retracts the vacuum slide?Is it hooked up wrong?Does vacuum push the slide back?The washer cable will pull it back but I don't know why.Will look for answers posted on the list.
     The washer cable was froze and the square hold down was worn from moving the cable instead of the wire.The blue shim is a pop can cut to tighten the cable so just the wire moves.

Pic # 13
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     This was copied from the T-Bird service letters showing some 56 and 57's used this washer - wiper configeration.When I found this article I knew what my problem was.In picture 12, I stated the washer cable was froze and thought the hold down was worn from moving the wire and cable together so I shimed it to tighten the cable so just the wire would move.In the letter it says to lub the cable so it slides.Here is how it works:When you turn the wiper on the cable pushes the slide and the washer wire and cable also.The washer cable is hooked to the wiper cable so when you turn the wiper off it pulls the washer cable hooked to the vacuum slide back.When you push the washer pedel the cable pushes the slide and turns the wipers on without using the wiper switch.

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       An illistration of the back side of the dash without the wires to help anyone working under the dash.