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Old 05/02/2014, 05:51 AM   #1
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Vacuum Canister for A/C + Tilt Steering

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My 68 GT/CS has factory Air Conditioning and therefore it came with a Vacuum canister inside the right fender. I am also in the process of adding an original Tilt Wheel steering column. The tilt column also requires a vacuum canister and I was wondering if I should add a second canister to the driver side fender. Or would I be able to tap in to the canister for the A/C.

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Old 05/02/2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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According to the vacuum diagrams they seem to be separate. AC is near the firewall and Tilt is under the battery tray?
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Old 05/02/2014, 08:25 AM   #3
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Bob Wolfe in Bremerton at (360) 377-0450 is an expert on the factory tilt wheel set up. Give him a call and mention my name and he will be sure to double the price. Just kidding. A great guy and an experienced Mustang and Shelby restorer!! He has done numerous restorations for clients across the country. Yet he is still very reasonable in cost.

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Old 05/02/2014, 06:55 PM   #4
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According to the vacuum diagrams they seem to be separate. AC is near the firewall and Tilt is under the battery tray?
Interesting. I never thought it would be under the battery tray. Makes sense with the close proximity to the vacuum lines for the AC. Thanks for the diagram.
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Old 05/02/2014, 06:57 PM   #5
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Bob Wolfe in Bremerton at (360) 377-0450 is an expert on the factory tilt wheel set up. Give him a call and mention my name and he will be sure to double the price. Just kidding. A great guy and an experienced Mustang and Shelby restorer!! He has done numerous restorations for clients across the country. Yet he is still very reasonable in cost.

Rob

Thanks Rob. I spoke to Bob a few days ago regarding another matter. I should have asked him about the tilt wheel. He's a great guy and I am sure he will be able to help. Wish my car was running so I could drive it over there.
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Old 05/04/2014, 08:50 AM   #6
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Be interested in some pics of how that one mounts under the fender.... appears to be outside the apron not under the tray..???
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Old 05/04/2014, 10:16 AM   #7
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Here's a photo from Pete Disher.

And a repair manual from Scott's company.
http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/mp310.html
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Old 05/04/2014, 09:35 PM   #8
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Here's a photo from Pete Disher.

And a repair manual from Scott's company.
http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/mp310.html
The book is useless in my opinion. It doesn't even show the reservoir on in the 68 diagram. It shows one for the 67 but doesn't talk about where it goes. Perhaps that's why the book cost only $7.99.

Thank you for the reply. The picture from Pete is helpful.
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Old 05/05/2014, 06:41 AM   #9
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"Useless"... hmmm.... kinda harsh.

I have a copy and while it does not show the specifics of the '68 canister (if it just had details on that would it be "useful"?) it has been very helpful for me in assessing adding a tilt system to the EXP repli-bute....
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Old 05/05/2014, 10:24 AM   #10
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"Useless"... hmmm.... kinda harsh.

I have a copy and while it does not show the specifics of the '68 canister (if it just had details on that would it be "useful"?) it has been very helpful for me in assessing adding a tilt system to the EXP repli-bute....
I know.. I was too judgmental based on my frustration with not finding the answer I was looking for. I was expecting the book to be more detailed than it is. I do admit, it is a good reference document, especially for troubleshooting. To me, pictures are way more helpful than a write-up. I hope I didn't offend anyone by my poor choice of words. Sorry.
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Old 05/05/2014, 10:37 AM   #11
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Ha, that didn't even begin to register on the Offensive Meter!
You should have seen some of the epic battles we had in the old days!!!
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Old 05/05/2014, 08:18 PM   #12
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Ha, that didn't even begin to register on the Offensive Meter!
You should have seen some of the epic battles we had in the old days!!!
Thanks!!! I appreciate Dalorzo's feedback. He's really cool and he's been super helpful to me in the past with some of my questions.
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Old 05/06/2014, 05:26 AM   #13
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The 67 tilt can does indeed mount under the battery tray on a bracket, while the 68 mounts through the fender apron as pictured.
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Old 05/06/2014, 09:22 AM   #14
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I'm thinking as long as its that far forward of looking into a bracket on the rad support and hanging it there. Keeps it out of the wheel well and away from road debris....


.... and thanks for the kind words.
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