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by redstangbob
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Thermostatic fan
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Thermostatic fan

No. It shouldn't be locked up either. good luck, Bob C
by redstangbob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hood Pads/Resto Opinion
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Hood Pads/Resto Opinion

the original pads were molded with a crimped/beaded edge. These are not being reproduced to the best of my knowledge are the reproduction Hood Pads not acceptable for concourse shows? What I have seen are pads that are a brown weaved looking thing, not even close. Also pads that are yellow in the m...
by redstangbob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hood Pads/Resto Opinion
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Hood Pads/Resto Opinion

I won't suggest where to buy your parts but having judged at several VTCI events, I can tell you there are lots of bad looking pads out there. And of course when they are called out during judging, the owner will insist they were sold as the 'correct' parts. VTCI judges go by the OFS and concours ru...
by redstangbob
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Guy, thanks for the add!
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: New Guy, thanks for the add!

welcom Jon. I'm looking at the fenders, don't look like 65's to me. Any better pics?
by redstangbob
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing steering gear box
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Replacing steering gear box

the pitman arm only goes on 4 ways, it would be almost impossible for you to get it on wrong.The input shaft has a groove for the pinch bolt, again a no brainer.
by redstangbob
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rebirth of a 64 Hardtop - Part 1
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Rebirth of a 64 Hardtop - Part 1

Ditzler paint card shows code C as Princeton Gray Poly, for Lincoln Continental so must have been a special order.
by redstangbob
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: wanted 66 bird signal relay
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: wanted 66 bird signal relay

You'll probably have to find one on ebay if yours is truly bad. They won't open unless you have all 4 lights working, 3 rear and 1 front, as they work on current draw. I have adjusted them, go slow so you don't tweak it out of shape. You can also check here https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/php...
by redstangbob
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 - 312 engine - Voltage regulator?
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 1957 - 312 engine - Voltage regulator?

the shop manual gets pretty in-depth about servicing the regulator, you can always mount it up and adjust the points. I'd use a VOM to check each coil to see if they're open, along with the resistors. It might just be a half turn of a screw to bring it back :smile: good luck, Bob C
by redstangbob
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 - 312 engine - Voltage regulator?
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 1957 - 312 engine - Voltage regulator?

I'm no way a little bird guy so do your own homework. Checking the 57 shop manual, and a 61 MOTORS manual, I only see a 30 AMP system. JMO, Bob C
by redstangbob
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 - 312 engine - Voltage regulator?
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 1957 - 312 engine - Voltage regulator?

the correct regulator is the one that is matched to your generator. Is there a tag on your generator to identify it? A heavy duty system will have gen's and reg's that match, ie 40 amp regulator with a 40 amp generator. JMO Bob C
by redstangbob
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Pitman arm removal
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Pitman arm removal

David, looks like you have a mid year 65 box. I suppose the nuts could have come from different vendors, I wouldn't over think it. I've had some pretty stubborn pitman arms, even with a good puller I had to use heat. I'm guessing you want to use your new arm and it should come off pretty easy. If th...
by redstangbob
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Pitman arm removal
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Pitman arm removal

what are the CASTING dates? is there a tag on the box?
by redstangbob
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vacuum check valve location for front fender can.
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Vacuum check valve location for front fender can.

Terry, I'd say someone has put a door lock can in place of the original A/C can. I double checked myself with the 64-66 OFS, If I'm mistaken I'm sure I'll be corrected.
by redstangbob
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vacuum check valve location for front fender can.
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Vacuum check valve location for front fender can.

the tomato juice can on the passenger wheel well serving the heater-A/C controls. I guess we can have a difference of opinion as to what a juice can looks like :lol: I was referring to the can on the firewall as it has a built in check valve, where the smooth looking can on the apron does not. An o...
by redstangbob
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vacuum check valve location for front fender can.
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Vacuum check valve location for front fender can.

Terry, the tomato juice can is for door locks. The can for A/C is in the right apron.