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by sseebart
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel Injection!
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: Fuel Injection!

Nice, clean installation. Thanks for putting together this guide.

~Steve
by sseebart
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Carb spring
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Carb spring

I personally like having the spring tucked behind the motor and out of sight, though it is a little more difficult to install.

~Steve
by sseebart
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hard brake pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Hard brake pedal

I had mine rebuilt locally, so it may be worth asking around at shops that are familiar with vintage cars.

In the past, I've seen Booster Dewey recommended in the forum, I believe they're in Portland, Oregon (http://boosterdeweyexchange.com/).

~Steve
by sseebart
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: going to look at a 64 t-bird
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: going to look at a 64 t-bird

methos76 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:31 am
. . . there were no pics of the 64 except a stock web photo.
That's the first red flag. Proceed with caution.
by sseebart
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 upper front bumper - interchangeable with 1965 counterpart?
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: 1964 upper front bumper - interchangeable with 1965 counterpart?

I'm not a purist by any stretch, but I'd say if you've got a repairable 64 bumper and the wherewithal to get it fixed, that's what should go back on the car.

~Steve
by sseebart
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: my 66 shuts down mid flight
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: my 66 shuts down mid flight

I have two guesses, based on my experience. First would be vapor lock of some sort--fuel reaching the boiling point somewhere in the line, turning to vapor and therefore not reaching the carb. It's not uncommon for vapor lock to clear by itself after a while (though it usually takes a little longer ...
by sseebart
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vacuum leak?
Replies: 17
Views: 847

Re: Vacuum leak?

Do I have an issue with the EB vacuum diaphragm or the neutral safety switch or am I doomed to remove the dash? Am losing the will to live.............. Thanks for sending along an update--future owners will thank you as well. I looked through this thread, but didn't see if your car has A/C or not....
by sseebart
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel Injection!
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: Fuel Injection!

While I'm waiting on plumbing parts, I'll continue on with the other steps. Today I modified the linkage. There is no kit to adapt our stock throttle rod to a Holley linkage so I purchased one of the kits from jegs: https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/15730/10002/-1?CAWELAID=1710779745&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAG...
by sseebart
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel Injection!
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: Fuel Injection!

Do you mean rust in the tank? No, I have rust in the trunk, brought on by a perforation somewhere under the rear vent. So, for EFI, I know I need to drop the tank, pull the rear window and vent, fix the rust there, then fix the rust in the truck. Ug. Will be nice, though, to have a dry trunk after ...
by sseebart
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel Injection!
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: Fuel Injection!

Bit of a setback today. My original plan was to use the gas tank drain fitting for the return line but after looking closer, that isn't the best way to go. While it's technically feasible, I would have to make a metal line that would run very close to the exhaust. A rubber line would cook and the r...
by sseebart
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 Thunderbird grounds
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: 1966 Thunderbird grounds

On my 64, there are two ground straps from passenger side of the block, behind the alternator, to the frame and the battery.

~Steve
by sseebart
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine lubrication maually turning crankshaft?
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Engine lubrication maually turning crankshaft?

Another option, if you don't want to make a tool, is to purchase a priming shaft, like this one. IMG_20170106_160315752-1024x576.jpg You can find these on Amazon. What do you mean when you say you "can't get the motor to turn over"? Is the motor frozen, or has the starter/battery failed? If you're u...
by sseebart
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rebirth of a 64 Hardtop - Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Rebirth of a 64 Hardtop - Part 2

paulr wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:53 am
Sometimes he has to send brake lines back and fight with the vendor to send the right thing (huh, Steve?)
Hooo, boy. Yes.

Never again.

Find a local shop that can make duplicates

~Steve
by sseebart
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Body work
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Body work

Wow, the interior is in excellent shape--beautiful.
by sseebart
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Body work
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Body work

Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new '66. If you've got a photo of the car, we'd all love to have a look. A photo of the damaged area will help get the right advice. I'm all for a do-it-yourself approach and I've tackled many projects that pushed my skill set, but visible body and paintwork ...