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by RedBird64
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How do I ....?
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: How do I ....?

Another option is 3M two sided tape like the stuff used to hold modern car emblems on.
Great stuff - I use it all over the place.
Or even a dab of silicone.

Scott
by RedBird64
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: stock tire size
Replies: 8
Views: 1438

Re: stock tire size

OEM was G78/15.
215 75 R15 is as close as you can get in a radial but its revolutions per mile is a little lower which throws the speedo off a little.
If you could go to a wider radial tire the speedo would be closer but the rims aren't wide enough.
by RedBird64
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Instrument Light Question
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Instrument Light Question

I bought a laminated, color wiring schematic for my car. It's so easy to use and follow! I highly recommend one even after you get a manual. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-1962-Ford-Thunderbird-T-Bird-Full-Color-Laminated-Wiring-Diagram-11-X-17/362608300295?epid=714206514&hash=item546d239107:g:icMAAO...
by RedBird64
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock

That's great Joe. My clock was dead for many years before I finally replaced it. Just one of those little things that makes the car all that much nicer. I did a little experiment and kept the battery connected in order to check my clock. Since my post on Dec. 22, it has lost 15 minutes. But at least...
by RedBird64
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: speedometer issue
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: speedometer issue

I would expect the cable to either be broken or working. If it were the gear, it would probably skip or just stop altogether. I don't see how either of them could smoothly limit the speed on their own but I get surprised everyday. Maybe a neighbor has a higher speed drill you could try? Just for fun...
by RedBird64
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: More exhaust questions:
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: More exhaust questions:

The band clamp fits so well that you really dont need sealant and most people dont use any. If you want, you can use the red stuff to seal it up.
It's code though for school busses!

S
by RedBird64
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: More exhaust questions:
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: More exhaust questions:

James, another way to do it is to use a band clamp, like this: https://www.amazon.com/Evilenergy-Joint-Stainless-Exhaust-Sleeve/dp/B076J7RLWQ/ref=pd_sbs_263_t_0/131-7294955-5978431?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B076J7RLWQ&pd_rd_r=fc69bac0-0e2a-485c-affe-8549de0ba90c&pd_rd_w=6FL8e&pd_rd_wg=XyRu7&pf_rd_p=5cf...
by RedBird64
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: WWYD?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: WWYD?

Thanks Alan. So I can put them in the mail to you? (Kidding) I forgot about the drums - which I still have. I don't think they have ever been turned (could be wrong) and they weren't warped at all. Ugh. This is the kind of stuff that's just too tough to toss. I'd feel fine about giving them to a fel...
by RedBird64
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: WWYD?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

WWYD?

This is a What would you do question! I have the old lower controll arms, spindles and brake assemblies from before my conversion to the 65~67 disc brake setup. They're all in excellent condition but I can't see myself or anyone else ever going back to drum brakes in front. Concourse judging in most...
by RedBird64
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: More exhaust questions:
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: More exhaust questions:

I slid the new H pipe into the next pipe before connecting it to the manifolds. Leave it loose and you'll be able to move it for and aft.

Scott
by RedBird64
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: speedometer issue
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: speedometer issue

Seems like it almost got to just be the drum sticking for some reason just as Steve suggested. The cable spins a magnet that catches the end of the drum. The drum is spring loaded to return back to zero. Everytime the first magnet catches the end of the drum, it tugs it around an amount proportinate...
by RedBird64
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: '65ish Spindles on a '61
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: '65ish Spindles on a '61

Lower control arms for 61 through 64 are the same. FWIW, the only difference between 61~64 and the 65/66 is the stops that limit how far the wheels turn. They are otherwise identical. They are different because the disc hubs are shaped different. So you can either keep your lower control arms and mo...
by RedBird64
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 103
Views: 9869

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

Thanks for the vid.
The lope seems very mild, if any. Would be great even for a "stock" car.

Scott
by RedBird64
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Correct Front Wheel Cylinders for '63
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Correct Front Wheel Cylinders for '63

As Alan suggested, have the originals sleeved.
I did that with mine and the cost was not a lot more than getting junk new ones and you not only don't have to worry about fit, they'll never corrode.

Scott
by RedBird64
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Exhaust "H" pipe available?
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Exhaust "H" pipe available?

Waldrons offers the entire system or just parts like the H pipe. The offer stainless steel if you want.

Scott