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68newbie
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From: beaverdam, va. USA
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posted 04-28-2001 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68newbie   Click Here to Email 68newbie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im restoring, or I guess you copuld say making a very nice daily driver, a 68 Mustang coupe. Its a V8 car, 302, and has shoulder belts. I was puting in a new floor carpet when I noticed a small foot pedal to the left side of the floor board. I had not paid any attention to it previously, so this time I pressed it down, and the windshield wipers came on. Was this standard or a special order option ? Its pretty neat and I guess would be pretty handy for a sprinkle of rain. This may seem like a dumb question to you all as my username states I am new to this and would appreciate any help I can get . Thanks HP

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steve'66
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posted 04-29-2001 12:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Newbie,

Welcome to M&M! Nice to have you with us. I've only heard of your peddle, never actually seen one. I'm sure someone will be along to answer your question.

SteveW

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Rory McNeil
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posted 04-29-2001 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All my Mustangs have been 69 or 70`s, however I beleive the pedal is for the windshield washers, & the wipers automatically come on with the washers.

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68newbie
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posted 04-29-2001 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68newbie   Click Here to Email 68newbie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your responses. Keep them coming !

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67mike
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posted 04-29-2001 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our 67 has that pedal also.mike

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mustangs68
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posted 04-29-2001 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ye VA there is a pedal there!!

Yes the 68's have a small foot pedal which connect to the washer bag under the hood and activates the wipers.

Most washer fluid bags are "dust" by now but can be replaced with an aftermarket or resto one form all most all Mustangs Vendors.

Check to see if you have the metal tubing in place (up on firewall cowl area inside engine bay)for the fluid lines (which were rubber) most have been removed or are cracked badly and need replacing any way..


Again Welcome to M&M..
Stop by Sams Place and say hello to the Gang.

sam
Hampton,Va
www.1968mustang.org

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mellowyellow
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posted 04-29-2001 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome. By now you know that it's the washer pedal. Love those 68's! On the 3rd day after God created 65's, he created 68's! LOL! Just a LITTLE bit biased!

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mustangs68
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posted 04-29-2001 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I keep telling y'all all the Mustangs before '68 were "test mules"

In 68 they got it right...
sam

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68newbie
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posted 04-29-2001 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68newbie   Click Here to Email 68newbie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW ! Thanks to all of you for some very helpful information. I too am very fond of the '68 considering that was the year I was born, and the year my father survived his tour in Vietnam ! Once again thanks and rest assured that I will be back with some more "newbie type" questions. Harold

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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
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posted 04-29-2001 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi HP,
A few years back I had a 68 coupe also a 302 & an auto. The pedal is for the wiper washers. If you press the pedal lightly not to spray the washers it works great in a light rain almost like intermitant wipers.

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96 Ranger Extd Cab
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68F100
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posted 04-30-2001 04:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 68newbie:
WOW ! Thanks to all of you for some very helpful information. I too am very fond of the '68 considering that was the year I was born, and the year my father survived his tour in Vietnam ! Once again thanks and rest assured that I will be back with some more "newbie type" questions. Harold


Thank your father for me(for serving our country).

Welcome to M&M.

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mustangs68
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posted 04-30-2001 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Please tell your DaD thanks from me too!~

Harold don't forget to drop into Sams Place and introduce yourself

sam

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68newbie
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posted 05-02-2001 01:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68newbie   Click Here to Email 68newbie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ill certainly pass your thanks along to my Pop. He will be happy.

Sams place ? Whats the location ? I live 10 minutes west of Kings Dominion if you know where that is. Thanks again Harold

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68newbie
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posted 05-02-2001 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68newbie   Click Here to Email 68newbie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam, disreguard the above question about your "location". I take it you are talking about the 68 Mustang web site which I actually found before this one. It is very helpful and neat too. Thanks Harold

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68F100
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posted 05-02-2001 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam's Place is a forumn here. It's where we all hang out.

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bibbs68
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posted 05-02-2001 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Harold, just a note from a fellow '68 coupe owner, in '68 some models had the bag for the washer fluid, but most had a plastic "jug". Be sure to get the right one for your car. I think the cross over was around march/april. Check with some other folks to verify that though. Good luck with the project. You can see mine at the link below. It to is becoming a nice daily driver! I figure if you are going to own such a piece of history, it deserves to be shown to the world! Motor on ! Jeremy

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mustangs68
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posted 05-02-2001 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok Harold...

I'm sitting (location wise) at the Mouth of the Cheaspeake Bay just South of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

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The 1968 Ford Mustang
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bibbs68
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posted 05-03-2001 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bibbs68:
... in '68 some models had the bag for the washer fluid, but most had a plastic "jug" Jeremy

I apologize for the screw up. It was '67 when the switch was made. Sorry Harold.

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