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Very nice. Mine used the yellow stamping (A/C cars) and I have the yellow decal so I used that. Clear coated over it to make sure it does not peel off and is easy to clean. I took mine apart and painted the box blue first. I used new electronic innards and screwed the old top to it and you cant tell, EXCEPT, I need to replace the screws with rivets. So now I am looking for a pair of compatible rivets to finish it off.
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I used new electronic innards and screwed the old top to it and you cant tell, EXCEPT, I need to replace the screws with rivets. So now I am looking for a pair of compatible rivets to finish it off.
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The old mechanical style regulator used screws to retain the cover so that a mechanic could remove it and adjust the contacts. The electronic regulators have rivets because there is nothing inside to adjust. If you have installed a large mechanical style cover on your electronic regulator it should be fastened with screws to be correct in appearance.
 

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What type of screw are correct?
 

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That makes it easy
 

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The old mechanical style regulator used screws to retain the cover so that a mechanic could remove it and adjust the contacts. The electronic regulators have rivets because there is nothing inside to adjust. If you have installed a large mechanical style cover on your electronic regulator it should be fastened with screws to be correct in appearance.
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As noted above, at some point Ford switched to rivets to secure the cover to the base as shown in the attached image of an NOS regulator found on eBay for a regulator being sold by Bob Perkins. It requires special tools to install these tubular rivets properly, but it can be done. I have the tools and the rivets and can do the installation for anyone who wants the OEM look. Send me a PM for details.

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