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Helps if we know what your car is if you want a specific answer.
Big giant star on the passenger side.
Yeah, trying to be quick to save another $.75 I busted a $200 windsheild.
There is an ambient temperature sensor under the slot in the center stack above the eq and there was one in the hose. That's too I remember.
If you unplug it and replace it with a regular style hose, you would never know.
These cars predate clocksprings so there are contacts behind the steering wheel. If the car sits for a while they get corroded.
I was driving my 86 bird on the freeway today. Hit a patch of snow doing about 55mph and the car got sideways. I had decent tires, there were cars in front of me driving faster, but luckily no one next to me. The car went left almost completely sideways. I held it sideways for a while, but I was getting closer and closer to the center cement barrier.
I decided that I would be better to go to the empty right lane then hit the cement and overcorrected a bit. I got the car straightened out on the shoulder, but the momentum kept me moving to the gaurd rail. I barely contacted it doing about 20mph.
There are a few scratches mainly on the fender trim. There was some rubbing on the outside of both tires, but doesn't look like more then a scratch on any body metal.
I really think if I would have had either snow tires or slowed down another 5-10mph I wouldn't have hit anything.
It seems like I might have bent the tie rod on the driver's side. Steering wheel is a bit crooked. Looks like I only need a new tire on the rear, it looks like it got cut up a bit on the outside of the guard rail and a bit on the sidewall. Made it home no problem, and no one got hurt.
Just a reminder to slow it down a bit. This is the first time in 15 years over actually hit something in my car, and I am really bothered by it. To be honest, I was really glad I was in a car I was so familiar with. I was probably sideways for 500 feet. I didn't panic or slam on the brakes. The Ballance of the car was really neutral overall, and I am honestly surprised I was able to keep it from flipping around.
Be safe out there
If you are a column shift, the linkage can get in the way. Stock Stang shorties have a bit of clearence, but may rub.
Ballancer should have the same marks as a Stang...m haven't had an 84, but they are very faint. I clean off the balancer and hit it with some chalk