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by sseebart
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Resto Mod
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: 1964 Resto Mod

Try this Steve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmKn4ONUVPE Looks like they were able to get some reasonable performance from the coyote motor in that bullet bird. I'm not as familiar with the model, so I can't tell if they trimmed the shock towers (keeping the original suspension) or shaved them do...
by sseebart
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Resto Mod
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: 1964 Resto Mod

jtschug wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:27 pm
I would love to take it for a test drive and see how it compares
Me too. I often wonder how the car would perform with a modern/coyote engine.

~S
by sseebart
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Resto Mod
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: 1964 Resto Mod

Quite a bit of engineering work is left to be done. There is no transmission in the car and there doesn't appear to be headers or an exhaust system. While the engine is in there a lot of high pressure fuel plumbing is needed to feed it, along with computer controls for the engine and transmission. ...
by sseebart
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Does anyone recognize this car?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Does anyone recognize this car?

Nice looking car, what you can see of it in the limited photos. Do you think it belongs to one of our members?

~Steve
by sseebart
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Resto Mod
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: 1964 Resto Mod

There's a lot to like about this resto-mod. Just getting that drivetrain into the car was a serious commitment of time and money. The shaved engine compartment is clean, and I don't have any clue how they went about the eye-catching hood hinge modifications. I also like the fact that they kept the c...
by sseebart
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 2228

Re: Brake bleeding

@64ZCODE, when I couldn't get rid of the bubbles I did a test with teflon tape and it sealed immediately. In the end I didn't use it because 'the internet' said don't. Using it would have required extensive research. A mechanic advised me once to use PTFE paste instead of tape. Since then, I've use...
by sseebart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Shock absorbers for 1964 TBird
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Shock absorbers for 1964 TBird

Also, in the past I've seen some posts indicating that some brands of front shocks don't have a long enough rod on them and that it may be necessary to weld an extension on in order for it to work on our cars. What's up with that? I've seen these posts too. They are erroneous. I bought a pair and w...
by sseebart
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 2228

Re: Brake bleeding

That's a clever tool. I always worry about stripping out that junction block. Do you know how much torque you put on it?

Based on your photo, it's not pretty, but as long as it's not leaking and there's no interference/rubbing on the line, I think it would be fine to run this way.

~Steve
by sseebart
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!
Replies: 455
Views: 101019

Re: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!

JBird66 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:23 pm
IMG_1934 (8).jpg
Is that an original color?
by sseebart
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Expansion tank gasket??
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: 1965 Expansion tank gasket??

tbird wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:01 am
Some years of manuals also have a general limit by bolt size not application in a chart.
There are a lot of these online, too: https://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-info ... orque.aspx
by sseebart
Fri May 31, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Intermittent dash lights
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Intermittent dash lights

There are 2 exposed lighting wires behind the radio bay in the center console... This is a little disturbing, especially since one of these wires is part of the failed circuit. Since these two wires don't go together, I suspect there are additional exposed/cut wires tucked up under the dash. (As an...
by sseebart
Fri May 31, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 66 under dash wiring harness replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: 66 under dash wiring harness replacement

Agreed, either heat shrink or crimping for any hacking you'll be doing Please don't crimp wires together--it's a recipe for joint failure. Solder and use heat shrink tubing for insulation. I'm with Paul--better to pull the dash.* And better to pull it once, than to pull it twice when a crimped conn...
by sseebart
Tue May 28, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 Front Rotor Hits Caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: 1966 Front Rotor Hits Caliper

hazedav wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:31 am
Looks like the bearings I took off were Timken (I believe it's the Set5) which has the same specs. Odd.
In that case, I think it has to be the offset of the rotor or an error in assembly that you missed.

~Steve
by sseebart
Sun May 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 Front Rotor Hits Caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: 1966 Front Rotor Hits Caliper

According to the spec sheet under that link, the bearings you put on are .710" tall. If you have the old bearing floating around and accurate calipers, you can check to see that they are the same. Is it possible that the new rotors have a slightly different offset? I would measure new and old to ens...
by sseebart
Sun May 26, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: car starts when i turn switch to on position
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: car starts when i turn switch to on position

methos76 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 12:48 am
well replaced the switch now car acts normal
Sweet!