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by redstangbob
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Brakes

c"los I've sent a private message
by redstangbob
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Brakes

I'm going to move this to modifieds as well, there's plenty of info on disc mods in that section. thanks, Bob C
by redstangbob
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: vacuum lines under the dash
Replies: 29
Views: 361

Re: vacuum lines under the dash

the shop manual does offer a schematic vacuum diagram for the A/C system, but makes no reference to the size of each hose. the color coding should help as well. the door lock system suffers from the same issues as the A/C, the hoses deteriorate and fall off or rip apart.
by redstangbob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old t-bird catalog
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: old t-bird catalog

Just for fun, look up some parts in the old catalog and compare them to today's prices https://www.larrystbird.com/
by redstangbob
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Coil Voltage?
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: Coil Voltage?

I pulled out my meter last night and checked the voltage at the coil. It would read 12 then fall to like 6.5 or 6 for a split second or two, then jump back up to 12
there's something to this. If you're using a digital meter you might be getting fooled, use an analog meter.
by redstangbob
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Coil Voltage?
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: Coil Voltage?

Doc, before you rush out to hack into your wiring, what coil are you using? The STD type coil will not take a constant 12 volts. The Pertronix can use 12 volts no problem. Are you in fact running your Pertronix from the coil POS wire?
by redstangbob
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Strong exhaust on one side, weak on the other???
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Strong exhaust on one side, weak on the other???

A quirk on 66's that can also lead to engine overheating after an hour or so as well as unbalanced exhaust is a stuck closed heat riser. On your 66 it's on the right side. JMO Bob C
by redstangbob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 P/steering hoses
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: 1966 P/steering hoses

unsure about the res-on-pump units, but I believe so.
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Nope, no where to put one. Anyone consulted their shop manual(s)??
by redstangbob
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 390cui vacuum canister
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: 1964 390cui vacuum canister

As you've noted, there are several ways the hoses were routed, depending on the combination of options. An A/C car with the vacuum door locks should have two "T"s and a check valve not including the the "T" at the manifold. There is a grommet almost hidden by the soup can that would have three hoses...
by redstangbob
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 390cui vacuum canister
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: 1964 390cui vacuum canister

The Vac can on the fire wall is for the Conv Pkg, but also supplies vac to rear vent on a hard top and emerg vac release. Actually Wally, the parking brake/rear vent is a separate hose, it enters low on the right side with a molded grommet integral to the hose. This is not part of the soup can, but...
by redstangbob
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 390cui vacuum canister
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: 1964 390cui vacuum canister

your car has been modified to some extent, the master cylinder is not as original, but many owners opt for a dual circuit system. Your car appears to be an A/C car, but the compressor and base brkt have been removed. On the firewall you'll notice what looks like a black soup can, that is for the saf...
by redstangbob
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Temperature Regulator Valve - How it works
Replies: 29
Views: 4800

Re: Temperature Regulator Valve - How it works

this is from an A/C car, the firewall side, hope it helps.
by redstangbob
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 62 thunderbird build sheet(s)?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: 62 thunderbird build sheet(s)?

looks like you have the sheets from a tbird and lincoln, the lincoln behind the bird in build rotation. tbirds and lincolns were both built at the Wixom assy plant just north of Detroit, the sheets were often mixed up or ended up missing if a repair had to be made before shipping. nice find!
by redstangbob
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1963 M code convertible production
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: 1963 M code convertible production

with this color/option combination, I'd bet someone here knows this car. My guess is about 38 M code sports roadsters for 1963. JMO Bob C
by redstangbob
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1963 Landau convertible???
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: 1963 Landau convertible???

I agree with tbird, a Landau door was used on this convertible sometime in the past. A check of the VIN stampings would clear things up. 40K is a bit ambitious IMHO :mrgreen: