1964 Ford Thunderbird Power Steering Resevor

Tiny
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  • 1964 FORD THUNDERBIRD
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Need exploded parts diagram for reservoir. New filter does not seat with spring, etc. Must be more parts to retain the filter against the top, like a washer or retainer of some sort. Need to know the parts inside the reservoir and how they stack together with filter.
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 AT 2:18 PM

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Tiny
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We don't have anything that old that shows that if you can find a truck or any model during til about 66 if I remember should be the same. There used to be a gasket on top along with a wing nut and washer to hole it in place. But I think it is only the filter with the spring on top is the way it's supposed to go on. You are really testing my memory on that one lol.
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 AT 4:30 PM
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You have described accurately the reservoir, the lid, its wing nut, washer and gasket, all of which I have. I therefore know you are on the right track. Can you can answer this: Is the filter supposed to be pushed by the spring up against the "lid" of the reservoir? Or is the spring supposed to push the filter down into the bottom of the reservoir where there is some sort of inside cup the filter might fit into? As now, the spring seems to have no function to do either as it sits inside the filter with no constriction up or down. Seems wrong to me, as if that spring should have some function. I am happy to spend the $5 to find a clueful person such as yourself. Thank you.
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 AT 5:08 PM
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I FOUND THIS DIAGRAM---MAYBE IT'S YOU?

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 AT 7:20 PM
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Cj found a diagram but from what I always remember the spring went on top. There may be something that goes inside the filter to hold the spring but that is so damn long ago I forget. If the spring goes through the filter then what I would do is go to hardware andsee if you can find a body washer that is large enough to partially block the center so the spring won't go through it. If I remember it's an eaton pump and parts are still available at rock auto but I couldn't find anything for the center other than pump and filter.
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Friday, April 18th, 2014 AT 6:48 AM
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That diagram pretty much nails it. I can see I am missing some parts which Larry's Thunderbird in Corona, CA, my source, does not have. So will have to fabricate I think. Interesting it does not show the filter nor the spring so it is not obvious how all that fits together.

Thanks a million.
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Friday, April 18th, 2014 AT 6:58 AM
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Id' check around on the net first of see if one of the local junkyards has this as they used it in mustangs, galaxies and a lot of ford products until about 67 I think. You can also check for other sources online as that happens a lot. The oldest ford book I have is like 76 so it is no help as they changed pumps.
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Friday, April 18th, 2014 AT 7:36 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much. I am very impressed with this site; best $5 I have spent in a long time. I am near San Jose, and there is a Pick and Pull place on east side of town. Not on Internet; however, would be a fun jaunt to go there and see what they have for '64 TBirds. What I really need are authentic '64 wheelcovers. They seem to be unobtanium. Again, many thinks to the 2 car pros. Older men rule, you know!
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Friday, April 18th, 2014 AT 11:04 AM
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