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Old 07-03-2007, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I just got my 66 289 4V back and need to detail the engine compartment. Does anyone have picutures from shows like the previous 67 post? Or a picture of a restored A code 66 GT.

I'd like to know exactly where are the decals should be placed on the air cleaner and firewall and the jacking instructions for the trucklid.

Also, was there a "Caution Fan" decal on the radiator support in 66?

And I can remember where the ID tag goes - inside the door or under the hood? I haven't shown the car or worked on it in about 15 years so I'm a little rusty (although the car is not anymore!)

Thanks for your help in advance. I can't believe the pics I saw of the 65 engine in a different post.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's a general breakdown:

-Service specification decal, driver side shock tower
-Battery OK, to the right or left of the solenoid, usually to the left.
-Cubic inch decal on air cleaner lid
-Autolite spark plugs decal, usually on side of air cleaner, but may vary
-Front decal, varies by build date and plant
-Part number decal for air cleaner, usually on the base, near the snorkel.
-Caution fan decal not used, wouldnt fit right on original shroud anyway
-Jacking instruction decal just goes somewhere on the passenger side of the trunklid
-Oil filler cap may or may not have decal

Other various decals that may have come in your kit are generally used to reproduce ink stamps... such as the coil, voltage regulator and starter.

-Door data plate goes on the door, held on with 2 special rivets
-If you have a buck tag, it goes in the engine bay, on top of either the left or right side rear inner fender.
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There is also an engine code decal that applies vertically to the coil/coil bracket. It's not included in decal kits but is available from NPD. It's a nice detailing touch that alot of cars typically don't have.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is also an engine code decal that applies vertically to the coil/coil bracket. It's not included in decal kits but is available from NPD. It's a nice detailing touch that alot of cars typically don't have.
Just be sure you order the ECS version and not the Osborne version. There's a big difference in quality and correctness.
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Though the "accepted" location for this decal is on the coil bracket they were also installed on the first oil filter or on the water pump on some early V8's.

Here are some old pictures from 64-66 period







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Old 07-06-2007, 05:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Charles,

I'm somewhat an Anal type when it comes to the car. Where do I find out the placement of the decals which you reference "usually" or "varies".

The 65 above has the autolite spark plug decal on the side, but the one I have is curved and looks like it belongs on top of the air cleaner lid.

I can send you my VIN if that will help. Thanks

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I have to say the words "varies" and "usually" because there is no set rule on where the decals have to be. Generally, we know "about" where they should be, but with so much variation from the Ford assembly plant, we have to be careful when saying words like "always" when referring to these cars.

Ideally, you start with a decently original car that hasn't been screwed with too much and has traces of original decals and details throughout the car. Understandably, a lot of cars won't be untouched, so you have to do the best you can. Ideally, finding original cars built close to the same time and plant and yours and using them as a guide (even then, no guarantee that your car was identical to them).

I'd suggest just posting your pics here so everyone can participate.
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As Charles said, there are no hard and fast rules with regards to most details on our cars. I was very fortunate in the fact that Mike Murray graciously provided me with pictures of his 10,000 mile 65 Dearborn convertible which has a build date within 10 days of my Dearborn convertible. Therefore, I have his car to reference as I restore mine. Otherwise, I would have the rounded Autolite sticker on the air cleaner lid just like everyone else.

You can restore your car 1 of 2 ways:

1) Find unrestored cars with comparable build dates and manufacturing plants to yours and get the details right

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2) Restore it the easy way and do what everyone else does.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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As soon as my 66 is out of the shop I will post some pictures. I'd prefer to do the research and do what is right rather than going with what everyone else does.

I've still got lots of original parts and remember that there was not an autolite decal on the air cleaner lid when I bought the car. The engine compartment appeared unrestored then and the car only had 67,000 miles.
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