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About kdml

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  1. Looks a lot like where I started. Now it’s time to purge what I don’t have an immediate need for. Of course, as soon as I started throwing things away, I found a need for something that was already gone.
  2. Anyone else interested? Tired of looking at the box and hate to toss in the trash. Just to be clear this is not a loop style carpet. It’s more like what you find in modern cars. Attached is pic next to the Clark’s carpet in my car. Doug
  3. A couple pics of the box and label.
  4. Cleaning out my workshop. This carpet kit was included with my car when I bought it. I did not use it. I can’t vouch for the quality; however, I’ll admit it doesn’t look or feel like what I installed from Clark’s. Yours free if you pay shipping. I’m located in Vermont, if you want to estimate shipping.
  5. Adjusting the mounting location of the switch on the lower part of the steering column solved my problem. Signals now cancel in both directions. Schmiddy, for your issue, did you have the roll pin in back of the steering wheel installed? Is it the correct roll pin for your column? See the following thread for more info:
  6. As the title states, the right turn signal won’t cancel on my ‘65. Left cancels no problem. Took off the wheel to inspect. As picture shows it almost cancels, but just won’t move to the resting position without a little nudge of the turn signal stalk. I’m thinking something needs some lubrication. I lubricated the pin in the picture, but there still seems to be some resistance. Any other lubrication points? thanks Doug
  7. kdml

    No Kickdown

    Update I replaced the solenoid in the trans this weekend. Click is now noticeable. I can even hear it click while sitting in the car with the key on and engine off, while pressing the gas pedal. The real test will be in the spring when I can get the car out again. Thanks
  8. kdml

    No Kickdown

    No worries on the confusion. I asked for opinions and expect sometimes they will differ. I tested at the plug on the trans again today and listened to the bottom of the pan with a stethoscope...no click. All the wiring is good and I get power at the plug at the trans when the throttle is engaged. I am going to replace the solenoid in the transmission. Will report back my findings after replacement. Thanks Doug
  9. kdml

    No Kickdown

    So now I have 2 different answers on whether I should hear the solenoid click. In my original thread I was told I should and this new thread I am hearing I may not, due to the fluid. Since the solenoid is easy to get at, I may just replace it to rule it out. Also, I do have a tach. I don’t feel kickdown or see it on the tach; however, any further road testing will need to wait until all the snow melts and the temps get out of the single digits. Thanks Doug
  10. kdml

    No Kickdown

    Not sure I am following the responses. I am testing at the plug on the side of the transmission, which would eliminate the wiring and switches between the engine and trans. However, I have already tested wiring and switches from the engine and they all work as expected. I may just go ahead and replace the detent solenoid on the trans valve body, as it does not seem to work/click when trans is full of fluid. I was just trying to see if this was something others have experienced before throwing parts at the problem. Thanks
  11. kdml

    No Kickdown

    Last year I did a thorough examination (or so I thought) of my kickdown/switch pitch functionality on my '65, before I finally put the car back on the road. Here is the thread: Unfortunately, when I finally drove the car for the first time in 11 years, I had no kickdown. To eliminate the wiring or switch adjustment from my testing, I have been testing at the transmission by applying 12 volts directly to the connector on the outside of the transmission. I can hear the trans click when applying voltage to the horizontal tang (switch pitch) on the connector, but nothi
  12. On my ‘65, the bracket the spare tire hook loops into is broken. I’m going to make up a new one to weld in place. Anyone have a measurement of how tall the loop is off the bracket? Picture would be great too, so I can attempt to construct something to match the original. Thanks Doug
  13. I'm doing some head work on my '65 401. I noticed in the service manual that it lists two installed heights for springs. One for outer spring (1.600") and one for inner spring (1.690"). I understand how to measure installed height for the outer spring (spring seat to underside of retainer where the spring touches); however, I want to confirm when checking the inner spring installed height what part of the retainer do I measure to. Common sense tells me the measurement is from the inner spring seat to the step on the retainer the inner spring touches. Is this correct? Also, I
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