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by sseebart
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 Tbird big project- 4.6L mod motor, 5spd manual, IRS
Replies: 98
Views: 14091

Re: 64 Tbird big project- 4.6L mod motor, 5spd manual, IRS

I've been following along with a lot of interest, but now that the motor's shot in my 64, I've been looking at options. This kind of work my be (at least today) a little out of my skill level, but still . . . There haven't been a lot of updates this year. I was wondering if you hit a fatal snag in t...
by sseebart
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: more power window issues
Replies: 29
Views: 336

Re: more power window issues

RedBird64 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Your in luck, the upper bearing in there is easy once you get the steering wheel off.
And taking the wheel off is easy, too!

~Steve
by sseebart
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Door and trunk seals
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Door and trunk seals

Thanks guys I’m a new ford guy I just bought a 64 t bird i have a lot of work to do with little answers and help here in Alabama I need gas tank dashboard and front seat any suggestions Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new 'Bird. Got a photo of the car? Gas tanks are readily available from ...
by sseebart
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: rear coil over shocks
Replies: 17
Views: 287

Re: rear coil over shocks

methos76 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:07 pm
ok thank you like I said I only want to bring it up around 2 inches
Two inches sounds like a lot. Will that just level it, or being the rear up higher than the front?
by sseebart
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bang! And motor stuck.
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: Bang! And motor stuck.

stubbie wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:00 pm
I'm a member of FEPOWER.Net also. I can ask the question for you if you like.
Thanks, Stubbie. I was able to get registered here. Should be a huge help if I decide to go forward with this car.

~Steve
by sseebart
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bang! And motor stuck.
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: Bang! And motor stuck.

I dug into the motor this afternoon. The intake manifold gaskets looked fine (and boy, was that stuck on, too), The oil in the valley was a little cloudy, but not terrible. The head came off easily and the gasket looked fine. IMG_20181014_132106.jpg As luck would have it, the #1 piston was near TDC,...
by sseebart
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bang! And motor stuck.
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: Bang! And motor stuck.

I was able to put things back together enough to start the car and move it into the driveway where I can work on it. Today, I did all the light work involved in removing the head: valve covers, distributor, rockers, thermostat housing, carburetor and associated hoses. IMG_20181013_142127.jpg When I ...
by sseebart
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: rear coil over shocks
Replies: 17
Views: 287

Re: rear coil over shocks

thank you its just me and my wife I bought it for retirement, didn't want to deal with payments or hefty garage bills. just want the rear up at least 2 inches. always loved this year t-bird Speaking from years of experience, if you're planning to drive the car with any regularity, it's best to budg...
by sseebart
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bang! And motor stuck.
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: Bang! And motor stuck.

voltron wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:18 am
My son's '88 Gougar did the same thing. It broke a rod and damaged the cylinder. Engine never fired all the damage was done cranking the starter.
Yow! What motor did he have?
by sseebart
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bang! And motor stuck.
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: Bang! And motor stuck.

On inspection, everything with the starter looked nominal. No broken ears and all the bolts were snug. IMG_20181006_092910.jpg Pulling it off, there were a couple of chipped teeth, but nothing severe. IMG_20181006_095150.jpg I figured it would be a good idea to pull the plugs and turn the motor over...
by sseebart
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bang! And motor stuck.
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: Bang! And motor stuck.

Hopefully!

Thanks Terry. I'll crawl under tomorrow. (Cocktail hour now, y'know.)

~Steve
by sseebart
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bang! And motor stuck.
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Bang! And motor stuck.

I put a new battery in my car today and went to start it for the first time in a few months. After a short 4-5 second crank, there was a loud bang--like something broke--and the motor stopped turning over. Turning the key now, the starter engages and the motor strains. I can see the fan blade move a...
by sseebart
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Adjusting the fuel gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 286

Re: Adjusting the fuel gauge

Better yet, if you're willing to remove the gauge, hook the hot side to a known good power supply and the other to a ground.

If you don't have a power supply handy, one of these is pretty easy and cheap:

https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/ ... 06&p=94479

~Steve
by sseebart
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater fan comes and goes
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Heater fan comes and goes

Not to hijack, but what's that nut on top of the valve cover connected to?

~Steve

(Ok, I that's totally hijacking.)
by sseebart
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: replace alternator belt
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: replace alternator belt

I like to use a piece of 2x2 or similar for leverage to tighten belts--you can make it as long as you like and the wood is unlikely to damage anything (or mar paint).

~Steve