Technical Categories


 (somewhat follows the structure of
1978 Ford Factory Manuals)

General comments about finding parts
 for your Glassic

Major groups -

Chassis
Engine
Electrical
Body
 

 

THIS IS A PARTIAL LISTING AS
ALL TECHNICAL TOPICS ARE BEING MOVED HERE

As of 4/6/08 all of the technical subjects in the comprehensive A-Z index have migrated to this structure.
 The comprehensive A-Z index has non-technical items also.

This is an attempt to organize of the Technical info on the Annex website. It begins with the 1978 Ford factory manual layout and numbering system - and then was modified to suit our needs -- Suggestions  to GlassicAnnex@aol.com are welcome.

 

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Chassis

Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Identification codes Group 10

Finding the VIN

year by year chart of model changes

VIN & year sometimes don't agree

4 generations of Glassics

Production quantities

a brochure page chassis- good reference material    
Car specifications (from sales literature)     1966    68-70 est. 72 est.    1973 Late 1970's
Restoration projects - in depth articles and photos (See "Body", Group 40)          
Frame - (See "Body", Group 47-01)       underneath views of a 1973 underneath views of a 1978 & '81
Wheels, tires, hub, and bearings Group 11         
General wheel and tire service 11-01

X

     
Wheel hubs and bearings 11-10        
Wheels and tires 11-02 tire size calculator link

wheels, wheel swaps and Tire pressure

Tire jacks and alternatives for various years

    from a T-Bird
4 to 5 lug, etc.

Different tire size and rims on a '78 also spare tire size issue

Shay wheels on a Replicar -
including tire siizes

Spare tires and mounts 11-22   Spare under the car    
           
Brakes Group 12        
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Drum brakes 12-33 X SAFETY - brake linke placement can cause brakes to fail. where brake parts came from & power booster added

rear brake line problem
Brake parts used on a '74

brake line problem
Disk brakes 12-44     master cylinder part number

part match for a 1978 Brake Booster

Some part #'s for a 1981

           
Steering Group 13        
General steering ("front end") 13-01

X

what kind were used

4 generations of Glassics

  king pins or kingpins - pinion angle
Link to a steering box tag de-coder website
 steering column universal joint part #
sloppy steering fixed
with reinforced bracket
steering rack - Pinto
sway bar end links 1979
Some part #'s for a 1981
Power steering 13-46       Filter, Power Steering
Manual steering 13-32  
 
steering box used
Power steering pumps 13-51        
Steering column 13-03   not a direct replacement Chevy swap switched to floor shift
steering column fits a 78
Steering linkage (see also #13-01 above) 13-20     Steering stabilizer vibration damper improves steering
Steering wheel 13-55     photos 1973, 1974 & 1978
           
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Suspension Group 14        
General suspension 14-01 4 generations of Glassics

Some insights from the builder

  rough ride fixed  
Front suspension - leaf springs 14-03   Springs restored

avoiding a shimmy

lowering the front

removing spring leafs

Front leaf springs converted to coil over

 
Front suspension - coil springs 14-06        
Rear suspension - coil springs 14-32        
Rear suspension - leaf springs 14-30   Springs restored not Ford rear springs  
Shock absorbers 43-55     1973 & 1978 replacement shocks
           
Driving Axles and driveshaft Group 15        
Drive shaft 15-01     universal joints or
u-joint part numbers
 
Rear end - Axles 15-55 u-joint failure Swapped-in Chevy S-10 axle Rear end tag codes

1973 gear ratio
with pics

gear ratio and AOD trans.

Under car pictures (See "Body" Group 47)   4 generations of Glassics      
           
Clutch and manual transmission Group 16        
General clutch service 16-01        
Clutch linkage 16-03        
           
Automatic transmission Group 17        
General transmission service 17-01     Flywheel installed wrong  
C-4 automatic 17-05        
Shift control linkage 17-02     Floppy/loose handle on floor shifter fixed

 Mounting platform for floor shifter

switched to floor shift
Modified / swapped 17-50      

AOD transmission

           
           
Noise, vibration and harshness Group 18        
           
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81

 

Engine

Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Identification codes Group 20 year by year chart of model changes      
Car specifications (from sales literature)     1966    68-70 est. 72 est.    1973 Late 1970's
           
Gasoline engines - Group 21         
4 cylinder International 21-04 device measures horsepower

motor mounts

oil filter - fuel filter  for a '66

 part #'s  for a '71

swap to a V-8?

pics of a V-8 swap

   
4 cyl - belts & hoses (also try the specific component - like radiator) 21-04-01        
8 cylinder 302 21-08 device measures horsepower engine rebuilt on a 1974

origin of the Glassic Ford engines

Identifying the yr & casting numbers

calibrating the engine

 engine photos of car 689 (a 1973)

motor mounts

engine photos car  # 1254

8 cyl - belts & hoses (also try the specific component - like radiator) 21-08-01       some part numbers

Some part #'s for a 1981

Modified / swapped engines 21-35        
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
           
Ignition system Group 23        
General ignition service 23-01   1967 parts in a '71
Scout distributor specifications
A mechanic
 inspects a 73
Ignition Module
Spark plugs, wires, distributor - also coils 23-54    part #'s  for a '71

   plug size for a '73

Starter solenoid replaced

Wrong type of coil creates problems

Ford 302 firing order

Modified / swapped ignition setups 23-55        
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
           
Fuel System Group 24        
Air cleaner and duct systems 24-41   modified    
Carburetor 24-08     A mechanic
 inspects a 73

leaky carb fixed by an amateur- incl part #s

 
Fuel filter 24-51    part #'  for a '66 A mechanic
 inspects a 73
 
Fuel pump 24-30    part #'s  for a '71    
Fuel tanks and lines 24-50

gas tanks, general

sending unit

sending units and gas gauge

engine running problem: fuel line issue

sludge in gas tank

gas tank leaks fixed

repair filler neck

sending unit adapter

gas tank not
 filling all the way

fuel filler pictures

Fuel filler relocated
from rear deck

 
Throttle linkage 24-60     gas pedal  
           
           
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Exhaust system Group 26        
General exhaust system 26-01       Part numbers emissions
smog pump and belt (1980)
Mufflers, manifold, tailpipes, headers 26-55     Headers fit a 1974 dual exhaust added to a 1978
           
Cooling (& lubrication) system Group 27        
Fans 27-06       a fan shroud added
Radiators - hoses - see also engine (above) 27-56 homemade overflow tube also modified filler tube   radiator part # for a 1973

part #s hoses

Thermostat part #

replacement - also aluminum radiator for a 1981

Water pump 27-66     get the right pump replaced with high output
Cooling system issues / overheating 27-01

multiple solutions

Water pump crud - look at this one on a  low-miles car

    a fan shroud added
Oil filters 26-76    part #'  for a '66  

X

           
Starting system Group 28        
Starting systems 18-01 Won't crank sometimes   Starter solenoid replaced  
           
Emission controls Group 29        
Engine diagnosis and service 29-02        
Electronic Engine control (EEC) system 29-08        
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81

 

Electrical

Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Identification codes Group 30 year by year chart of model changes      
General electrical issues / fuses 30-55 wire colors
Troubleshooting wiring problems
  battery drains overnight
Starter issue (a short)  in a 78 solved
Intermittent starting issue in a 73

Fuse panel on a 1973

Windshield wipers, horn, radio, etc. (See "Body" - Group 48)          
Charging system Group 31         
Alternator (see Engine, 4 or 8 cyl. for belts) 31-40     converting to a 1-wire  
Batteries / cables 31-02 starting a car with a dead battery     battery under the car inconvenient
Charging system 31-01       Part number voltage regulator 1980
           
           
Lighting system Group 32        
Lighting system, general 31-01        
Headlamp system (headlights, headlight bar) 32-02 polishing headlight bar    

headlight switch cuts off and on

Cowl lights 32-55

originals were non-functioning

Cowl Lights and replacements

   

lenses

Interior lamps 32-60        
Parking, rear, and marker lamps 32-20     Turn signal - parking lights parts source  
Turn signal & hazard flasher 32-40        
Tail lights, backup lights and misc. lighting 32-50     backup and tail light lenses parts source  
           
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Instruments and controls Group 33        
Charge indicator - ammeter 33-11        
Fuel indicating system 33-20

sending unit

sending units and gas gauge

     
Ignition switch 33-70 Won't crank sometimes      
Instrument cluster - general
 (see also Body, interior, dashboard - Group 45-06)
33-50 custom '32 cluster

Digital instrument panel

Scout instruments used in Glassics wires all the same color

Pictures of behind the dash wiring

Oil pressure indicator 33-31        
Speedometer 33-01       speedometer cable
Tachometer 33-03        
Temperature indicator 33-40        
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81

 

Body

Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Identification codes Group 40 year by year chart of model changes

Production quantities

Identify a Glassic, Shay replica and real Model A

4 generations of Glassics
 

    a brochure showing body parts - good reference material
Restoration projects - in depth articles and photos 40-01   Car # 144

Car # 189

Car # 838 the "McWreck"

Car # 982

Car u004

Car # 1017

Car # 1290

Cleaners, polish, restoration supplies 40-50 metal, whitewall and plastic window cleaners      
Seats Group 41        
Front seats 41-07

leg room - roadster

Some replacement seats

  Escort seats in a '73

Side panel trim (welting or piping) replaced - with pics and sewing instructions

 
Rear seats 41-14   Better back seat brackets Remove the back seat and what was under the back seat

Seat  trim (welting or piping)

removing rear seat back
Rumble seats 41-51        
Seat tracks 41-01        
Seat and shoulder belts 41-50        
           
           
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Window glass and mechanisms Group 42        
Front door window (side curtains) 42-07 where to get them

Homemade hard windows

electric windows added

Window article and detail pictures
 

  side curtain pictures
Quarter window (wind wings) 42-33 buy and install them      
Rear window - convertible 42-55        
           
           
Stationary window glass Group 43        
Windshield 43-01 rubber trim around windshield Photo article: replacing windshield (could apply to all years)    
Windshield posts (Stanchions) & frames 43-55 info about

pins to secure top to windshield

Securing the top at the windshield

     
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
           
Doors, hood, trunk and tailgate Group 44        
Door, hinge, weatherstrip, latch, lock
(see also 45-03 below)
44-06 door, built from scratch

outside handles, where they came from

inside door handle added

hinge area improved

inside door "popper" added

Side panel trim (welting or piping) replaced - with pics and sewing instructions

outside handle  substitute also repair

Hood, hinge, latch 44-01

rubber tips for latch

modified: quicker removal of side panels

adapting stainless hold down latches

Latches & straps hold down hood with no sides.

Removing hood latches for a cleaner look .

1 piece changed  to split hood

 butterfly hood car 433

extend body trim onto the hood

  photos car #1254
Trunk 44-41 staining vinyl trunk

build a trunk out of plywood also links to pics of various trunks.

     
Luggage rack 44-56        
           
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Interior trim Group 45        
Carpets & floor mats 45-26        
Dashboard 45-06 custom, aluminum

custom, oak

another oak dash

Glove box added

    Glove box built and  added below the dash
Door trim (see also 44-06 above) 45-03 sill plate made from oak

reproduction VIN tag

  arm rests added

Side panel trim (welting or piping) replaced - with pics and sewing instructions

views with inside panel removed
Floor console 45-31        
Interior accessories 45-55

owners manual

left dimmer switch foot rest

GTECH Pro device measures horsepower

     
           
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Top and exterior finishes Group 46        
Sun roof and Moon roof 46-05        
Tops  (see 42-07 for side curtains)

 -- the brackets outside the car, on the sides
where the top frame rests when its down
are called SADDLE BRACKETS and can be
found in Model A parts catalogs. - no report yet
on whether they are an exact match for Glassics.

46-01

pins to secure top to windshield

where to get one

non-standard tops

build a fiberglass Phaeton top

ideas and issues building a hard top

Hang up your top in the garage

procedure to lower the top

Roadster soft top sunroof

  close up top photos '73 & 78 Phaetons
Top boot 46-02      

pics to make a pattern

Top frames 46-03 2 ways to brace or stiffen  the top

pins to secure top to windshield

Securing the top at the windshield

Where the top frames came from originally

front edge shaped with wood close up photos '73 & 78 Phaetons

top frame-close-up reference pics 1973

Top lowering procedures & Top frame photos of Phaetons
Body finishing -paint, colors 46-55 restoring the finish

blue coat primer to find high and low spots

adding pin stripes

coloring, restoring vinyl

     
Tonneau covers (not original equipment) 46-66 made for a Roadster

for a Phaeton

     
           
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
Body shell, Exterior trim , frame and underbody Group 47        
Frame 47-01     X
Bumpers 47-54    

Model A style bumpers

Fenders 47-56        
Running boards 47-57 replacement   Running board strips specs  
Underbody views 47-55       Underneath views car 1254 -includes a link to under car 1505
Grill shells (Radiator shell) 47-66

General Grill Shell Info

Changing to a '32

Change to metal

replacement mesh inserts
 

  a 29 Ford shell fitted to a 1974

grill apron change

reference pics and meaurements

Exterior accessories 47-77

car covers

     
     Hitches, towing 44-78        
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81
           

Sub systems - comfort - convenience
I couldn't find these items
 elsewhere in the Ford list

Group 48        
Heater 48-3  Replace heater core     part #s control valve & blower motor
Air conditioning
(air conditioner, A/C)
48-6      

Refrigerant change- other A/C items

change heater and change to chrome compressor

Horn, also add-on horns 48-7 adjust  Aoogah horn   Two horns with a switch
in some cars
 
Radio 48-9        
Windshield wipers / washers 48-12 some info

 wiper types used

 wiper blades and motors (vacuum) wiper blades and arms

78 wiper motor, gears, etc.

Mirrors - interior & exterior 48-16

outside mirrors

source of outside mirrors

     
Cruise control. 48-66       I only heard of one car that had this. Don't know if it was factory or after market.
           
Item  number  General or all  International Ford to 1974 Replicar 1976-81