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by redstangbob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: replacing booster and master cylinder
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: replacing booster and master cylinder

a stock master cylinder from an all drum brake car will have a residual valve built in, they can't be used with discs. in 65 when front discs were introduced, the front brake line was drilled off on an angle behind the residual valve and leading to the prop valve. be careful not to mix up parts, inc...
by redstangbob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Throttle Stop Issues
Replies: 41
Views: 1041

Re: Throttle Stop Issues

I should clear up one thing, the picture of the broken out hole on the bell housing came from Nick Pepe owner of Nick's Tbirds, and may have been first posted by me. Even if that boss or hole or ear is gone, the bracket will still rest against the block or spacer plate and do it's job. good luck, Bo...
by redstangbob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 66 power windows
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: 66 power windows

I moved your post to it's proper section. The tech section is NOT for general questions. thanks
by redstangbob
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Build Sheet Question
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Build Sheet Question

I suspected something like that, Thanks :smile:
by redstangbob
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel Injection!
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: Fuel Injection time!

O2 sensors are the same thread as your spark plug, use one to plug the hole. have fun :smile:
by redstangbob
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Build Sheet Question
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Build Sheet Question

I'd like to know what code "L" means, anyone?
by redstangbob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Body work
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Body work

welcome to the forum. I moved your post to the appropriate section, the tech section is for tech articles that describe repair procedures, not general questions. good luck, Bob C
by redstangbob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Testing Testing
Topic: Wrong name?
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Wrong name?

it's happened to me and a few others too, just a bug I guess.
by redstangbob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cam Sprocket metal? 66, 390
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Cam Sprocket metal? 66, 390

the crank sprocket fits OK, so now I'm searching for a "correct" cam sprocket. Just to be clear, you're not going to buy the top sprocket, you're buying a complete timing set. New chain and sprockets, true roller if you like for just a little more. Cloyes, Ford Racing are both good. And the new set...
by redstangbob
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: power steering pump
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: power steering pump

not as tough as it looks. universal socket and a wobble extension. to reinstall I use tape around the nut to keep in from falling out, and tape around the universal to keep it from flopping. good luck, Bob C
by redstangbob
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Gas Gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Gas Gauge

it could be the sender has failed electrically, I have also seen many floats that fail and sink. JMO Bob C
by redstangbob
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 428 motor
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: 428 motor

the differences in displacement are determined by the rotating assembly, not the block itself. Not so, a block cast as a 428 has cylinders that are thick enough for the 428 bore. Some guys have safely taken a 390 out to a 428 bore and changed the crank to gain the needed stroke, but some have tried...
by redstangbob
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Thermostatic fan
Replies: 2
Views: 266

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: 537

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: 537

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...