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by RAVEN
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

I can ask my local fellow who rebuilt my booster. A kit should be available, and you can attempt to rebuild your self. The only thing which may cause some issue is the specific model type/generation of booster. Not knowing the specific unit may cause some confusion and error of the correct kit that ...
by RAVEN
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wheel cover restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Wheel cover restoration

Have you checked with the Tbird suppliers like Pat Wilson, Larry's, or the Bird Nest? You may be surprised to find out that they supply restoration kits for hubcaps just like what you are asking for.
by RAVEN
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Lights indicators on the Fuel Gauge.
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Lights indicators on the Fuel Gauge.

Take note guys, if memory serves, both the oil pressure and gen lights would flash and also stay fully lit depending on conditions. Example, with the oil light, in a rapid decell condition the light would flicker for a few seconds and if an extended period of low oil pressure occurred it would stay ...
by RAVEN
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Lights indicators on the Fuel Gauge.
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Lights indicators on the Fuel Gauge.

Do you have an Owners Manual for the car? All the operations and how they work are explained in that handy little book. One very important bit of information is the position of the gear selector lever and how the car operates in Drive. These functions are all explained clearly in the Manual. Many ha...
by RAVEN
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Guy, thanks for the add!
Replies: 17
Views: 815

Re: New Guy, thanks for the add!

If it is a Landau converted to a Hardtop it would also have wood grained door panels and quarter panels too, plus hockey stick roof bars to compliment the "S" bars, over top of the vinyl roof pad. Think it is more likely a 65 Hardtop with the woodgrained dash panels added for a classier look, than t...
by RAVEN
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Guy, thanks for the add!
Replies: 17
Views: 815

Re: New Guy, thanks for the add!

Jon, I increased the photo sizes and I would confirm its a 65 with 64 front fenders and a Landau dash panels and steering wheel (wood grain). The car looks great and small items to correct, and that is only if you wish to. The beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. It looks like it has AM/FM also. E...
by RAVEN
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rebirth of a 64 Hardtop - Part 1
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Rebirth of a 64 Hardtop - Part 1

Since the colour was specific to Lincoln, and both cars ran down the same assembly line, and if you asked for that "Grey" colour; would that not make it a Special Order, or a Custom Order? An option available to you, if you specifically requested it. Its not as if the car had to be shipped off site ...
by RAVEN
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: How Does She Look?
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: How Does She Look?

Well from what I see in the photos, it looks REEEEAAAALLLLL GOOOD. After you dropping it off about March 15th and patiently waiting and watching for 8 odd months, I would say the finished product befits the time.
Will wait for further photos after you get the car home. Keep us posted.
by RAVEN
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dead Forum Area
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Dead Forum Area

Davec; This area is "dead" as you would say, do to the fact that simply no one seems to have any interest, or ownership or existing cars to work with. Nothing to work with nothing to talk about. Have you checked the "Thunderbird Registry" for any data of numbers of existing cars? Its is one source o...
by RAVEN
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rebirth of a 64 Hardtop - Part 1
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Rebirth of a 64 Hardtop - Part 1

Let me be the second to say WELCOME and GOOD FOR YOU! Great to see the effort you have. I am not going to push you to buy or spend your money; but the amount of effort and forthought you are putting into this project, only begs to say "Get the Concourse Rules" and do it "All the way" and you will ge...
by RAVEN
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Refresh, Part II . . . Uh, Let's Just Call it a Rebuild
Replies: 38
Views: 1467

Re: Engine Refresh, Part II . . . Uh, Let's Just Call it a Rebuild

Something to understand; and may apply here, if it is a low mile rebuild. I was told and shown this by an old motor guy and I tend to believe him. When you leave a motor sitting idle and unused for a period of time with no movement, with the used motor oil in the pan, there is a potential of condens...
by RAVEN
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Pulls to the right but aligned
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: Pulls to the right but aligned

YOO; first thing that pops into my head is an upper control arm bushing is in a fail mode, either front or back. Do you hear a creek or groan when you trounce the car up and down on that corner? The bushing is a hard to see failure do to the strength of the spring pushing, when on the rack, but when...
by RAVEN
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater fan comes and goes
Replies: 27
Views: 1129

Re: Heater fan comes and goes

Did ya ever thinka usin the wife's bed spread to cover the car? Don't need it in the summer months and it will wash out at the laundra mat for a few bucks. Cheaper than havin to pay to repaint the car. No different than washing the wrenches and sockets in the kitchen dishwasher after a motor rebuild...
by RAVEN
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater fan comes and goes
Replies: 27
Views: 1129

Re: Heater fan comes and goes

Scott, it has almost been two months since you posted this topic. What was the fault and correction to solve the problem?
by RAVEN
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vacuum check valve location for front fender can.
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Vacuum check valve location for front fender can.

Sorry to say Terry, but you have the door lock vac can which is normally located at the fire wall on the apron. You also mentioned an adjustable check valve for the rear Flo-Thru vents, just verifying/confirming, where is it located? On your car. In 66 there was a half size soup can vac can used on ...