A 4-way flasher is unobtrusive device that makes sense on a vintage car. It can be hidden away under the dash or in a glove box. "Period correct" flasher installation kits continue to be easily available for 50's vintage cars. I got a Roberk model 800 for a very reasonable price 6 months ago, and had been waiting for an opportunity to install it. When I had the seat out of the car (see the prior post) I figured the time was right. I found the installation to be remarkably easy, but then I am pretty handy with electrical connections. Here are a few pics:
|The Roberk unit is installed under the dash, in front of the shifter. I used existing factory holes in the dash, which would have been used for the overdrive selector had this been a manual transmission car.|
|The unit is pretty long, including a heavy-duty thermal flasher. Note the dual-zone equalizer for the stereo.|
Ford Guy replaced the driver door glass for me... it turns out that the steel frame that supports the bottom of the window glass was broken some time ago, and poorly repaired. That could explain why the driver side glass was broken when I got the car in 2011! The frame has been replaced with a reproduction, and the window works fine.
Nell is running and looking great! I'm digging the increased leg room, and the improved stereo. My t-bird club was featured at a cruise night yesterday, and my wife graciously agreed to accompany me. It was a great time, and Nell got plenty of compliments.
|A blown, blue '56... where have I seen this before!|
This was one very fast car! I had a great time talking to the owner and discussing the modifications he had made. He is a tall guy, and he also modified his seat to provide a few more inches of legroom! I guess I'm not so unique after all.
Tomorrow I'm looking forward to driving a friend to my local t-bird club meeting, and then maybe sampling a few local micro-brews with him. Life is good!