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by RedBird64
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speedometer non repair
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Speedometer non repair

Thx Jim, Paul R. sent me a text clueing me in as well although in some cases it may be easier for me just to use Imgur.
Heck, I've never even paid any attention to the "Attachments" tab. :oops:

S
by RedBird64
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speedometer non repair
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Speedometer non repair

Probably for the same reason I use Imgur. Because it's easier than transfering images to my computer and then to the forum.
Or is that a way to send pics directly from my phone?

Scott
by RedBird64
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: fuel line routing to prevent vapor lock?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: fuel line routing to prevent vapor lock?

That sounds more like the effects of ethanol.
Ethanol boils at 173 degrees (easily reachable under the hood of a big V8 in the summer) and causes the type of thing you discribe.
Two things you can do: Use Non-ethanol fuel or EFI.

Scott
by RedBird64
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fender Skirts
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Fender Skirts

They sure don't make staples the way they used to!
Nice work!
by RedBird64
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 54
Views: 2889

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

Unlike Stubbies orig. WP, my early 64's orig unit had the the post in place of one of his threaded holes.
I'm looking forward to hearing what Crash's plug was. How could fluid have flowed with that thing in the line?

S
by RedBird64
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speedometer non repair
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Speedometer non repair

Nice! The note was the icing on the cake!
Mine was doing that and I found it was a poor allignment of the gears. Bent them towards each other and it's been good since.
I did a write-up of what I found but PhotoBucket lost all my images.

Scott
by RedBird64
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: C6 into 62 (revisited)
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: C6 into 62 (revisited)

Not sure what the advantage would be in the end. They're both 3 speeds and the COM is a stout trans and functions super nice after a rebuild with updates. Since it isn't a simple bolt-in mod it will be a lot of work and some fabrication for little in return. JMHO, Scott Thank you, Scott - then I wo...
by RedBird64
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 54
Views: 2889

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

Please post some critical dimensions for us re. this pump: 1. Height/length of pump from the outlet flanges that sit against the engine block to the face of the fan hub (the face that the fan and clutch seat against). Is it 7-1/2" or different? 2. Length of inlet neck (what the lower hose goes over...
by RedBird64
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 54
Views: 2889

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

FWIW, I was able to get the newest and most universal type to work on my non-A/C car. The missing "nub" that sticks out on the correct part is unused on my car so the hole that the unit below employs is fine. I assume this is for AC? Common, "universal" FE WP for 65+ M/Y. https://i.imgur.com/DOUhZe0...
by RedBird64
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 54
Views: 2889

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

crashchoate wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:11 pm
RedBird64 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:48 pm
I'm curious what the difference is between the right and wrong water pumps?

Scott
I was writing a long post while you were typing. I hope this helps. :smile:

LOL, my crummy timing!

Scott
by RedBird64
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 54
Views: 2889

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

I'm curious what the difference is between the right and wrong water pumps?

Scott
by RedBird64
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: C6 into 62 (revisited)
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: C6 into 62 (revisited)

Not sure what the advantage would be in the end. They're both 3 speeds and the COM is a stout trans and functions super nice after a rebuild with updates.
Since it isn't a simple bolt-in mod it will be a lot of work and some fabrication for little in return.

JMHO,

Scott
by RedBird64
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Carburetor thoughts - rebuild or replace
Replies: 14
Views: 728

Re: Carburetor thoughts - rebuild or replace

I think we're getting our terms a little mixed up orcould be a regional thing ;-) A base plate on a carburetor is the term used to describe the seperate flange plate at the bottom of Holley and some other carbs. Example: https://www.google.com/search?q=holley+base+plate&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS735US735&oq=h...
by RedBird64
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radiator differences between '63 and '64?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Radiator differences between '63 and '64?

Consider having yours re-cored. You will get a far better performing radiator and the quality will be superior as well.
I just did exactly that. It was more money but the difference is well worth it and maybe best of all, the fit was of course, perfect.