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by RedBird64
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: To convert or not
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: To convert or not

Fitech efi....that's the one I was interested in...Redbird64 What did you get out of the upgrade (mpg,power,etc...)? Yes to everything; more power, smoother idle, great cold starts, no black around the tail pipes anymore. It also runs better hot and restarts well after heat-soak. After it sits a lo...
by RedBird64
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Speedometer gear w/ radials?
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Speedometer gear w/ radials?

Update:
The 16 tooth gear did the trick. The speedometer indicates about 1~1.5 MPH fast at 30~60 MPH/GPS.
That's about as good as it gets and better than many new cars.

Scott
by RedBird64
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: GM Alternator conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: GM Alternator conversion

I recently installed a 1 wire Tuff Stuff alt. on the 64 and couldn't be happier with its performance. We also installed EFI and a large electric fan that can draw 24 amps by itself. With those sizable loads, headlights, 6 tail lights with brakes on and heater fan on high, it still keeps up just fine...
by RedBird64
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 fuel issue
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: 64 fuel issue

It is very easy to get the senders rubber seal in wonky and have it leak but that hose clamp looks very loose to me. I would try tightening it first. Either way, one or the other is leaking given the stain running down from them. Oh and your assumption is correct; cant tell if a line is gummed up by...
by RedBird64
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: To convert or not
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: To convert or not

I did it on my 64 and it's WONDERFUL! Would you be doing the work yourself? If so the cost would be around $1400 in my experience. After much deliberation, I used the Holley Sniper system and could not be happier. If your interested in reading about my install which would be very similar to yours, i...
by RedBird64
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rewiring gauges
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Rewiring gauges

It might be easier to take it to a instrument repairer. Karl. X2! I was an instruments rated tech in the aviation industry and I can tell you that meter windings have several critical attributes. It's trully a specialty (I swapped out the movements/windings). One could easily do more damage than go...
by RedBird64
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 Exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: 65 Exhaust

I installed a completely stock System by Waldrons but they had the option for a slightly louder set of mufflers. They also had the option to leave off the resinators but my car hasn't had them since we've owned it and I really wanted an original sound. Even stock, this exhaust never lets you forget ...
by RedBird64
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New comer ‘64 hardtop
Replies: 39
Views: 401

Re: New comer ‘64 hardtop

That 5" line is pure evil! Heck, I've had this car more than 40 years, replaced all the fuel lines several times but only found out about this rotten (pun intended) little line a few years ago. I recently hard plumbed that area and got rid of it altogether. Couple of tips.. I would replace the line ...
by RedBird64
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Power Steering Fluid
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: Power Steering Fluid

Wow, that was a stubborn one!
Thanks for letting us know how it all turned out.

Scott
by RedBird64
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Power Window Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Power Window Issues

Thanks for the update!

Scott
by RedBird64
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New comer ‘64 hardtop
Replies: 39
Views: 401

Re: New comer ‘64 hardtop

that's raw gas! Need to get up under that back end and check it out but my guess would be a rotted fuel line since it's soaking the differential. :sad: Scott I'd like to tell you this is where to stop. Stop driving. Focus on priorities like safety measures right away, and your budget. I want you to...
by RedBird64
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New comer ‘64 hardtop
Replies: 39
Views: 401

Re: New comer ‘64 hardtop

The first one, "white smoke", would be from the crank case breather. Generally the stuff coming from there would be blow-by but not when it's cold. Are you sure it came from there? Sometimes the carb will spit something akin to white smoke out when it fails to start. That later pics is troubling to ...
by RedBird64
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New comer ‘64 hardtop
Replies: 39
Views: 401

Re: New comer ‘64 hardtop

The first one, "white smoke", would be from the crank case breather and would likely be blow-by.
That later pics are more troubling to me because that's raw gas! Need to get up under that back end and check it out but my guess would be rotted fuel lines. :sad:

Scott
by RedBird64
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Drag link replacement.
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Drag link replacement.

Nice work!

When I did mine I jambed a pickle fork between them and they came apart pretty easy. Your tool looks like it would work good for the tie rod ends as well and keeps one from having to pound on stuff.

Scott
by RedBird64
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: hard brake pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: hard brake pedal

The eng could run fine with a vacuum leak (although it's unhealthy) so that's no way to tell. You need to remove boosters vac hose at the eng. Then apply a vacuum to it (I've even just used my mouth before I had a MightyVac) and see if it will hold a vacuum or you just keep sucking and vacuum never ...