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by paulr
Mon May 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!
Replies: 451
Views: 98385

Re: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!

Ya rarely get to see silver mink. That's one of the best colors!
by paulr
Mon May 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Charging system
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Charging system

the bulkhead connector is where the fires start. If an owner needs more output, a bigger alternator is the answer. I would run a new wire from the battery through a mega fuse into the cabin where I would run my high load accessories. If you just add a big alternator and don't change the wiring, all...
by paulr
Mon May 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Flair Bird heater hose clamp
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: Flair Bird heater hose clamp

The power steering line should run astride the brace and is held there by a clamp that snaps into the brace. I have a '65 style curved brace but it's in the same place as the original '64 one. You can almost see the clamp in this crap pic I enlarged 600%. IMG_3753 (1).jpg (The shiny hose running ove...
by paulr
Mon May 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!
Replies: 451
Views: 98385

Re: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!

64ZCODE wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Hi all. I joined this forum last year after we acquired our '64 and started working on it. It's a 390 car with 46K miles. Spent it's life in Idaho before before moving to California in 2013.

Doug

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Paint and wheels, outstanding 👍👍
by paulr
Mon May 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 original AC back on the bird
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: 64 original AC back on the bird

Now I find the pictures. Here's a good shot of the hose adapter that would be needed. Plus, that big honkin' "UR" bolt going through the adapter, that's not included. I now remember being told by Don at the Bird Nest that was priceless. Also, you'd have to find a correct pulley for the '64 pump. See...
by paulr
Mon May 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 original AC back on the bird
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: 64 original AC back on the bird

To concur, your 65+MY York style power steering pump is OK to work on the '64 and it renders the remote reservoir useless. The advantage is you have one less 16' link of rubber line that can leak at both ends. If you want to get the system correct, the York pump needs to be swapped for an Eaton styl...
by paulr
Sun May 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!
Replies: 451
Views: 98385

Re: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!

sseebart wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 12:04 pm
We've had a bunch of new members show up in the last few months and this thread has been idle for far too long. How about some photos from those that recently joined?

~Steve
Bump.

Second!
by paulr
Sat May 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 duel master break
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: 1966 duel master break

Richard, I’ve only seen 65/66s with original boosters where the brace had to be altered in one or another way to fit the dual circuit master in, like yours. I’d like to see info or links on suitable duals that fit in the small space with the brace left as is. Paul, Just went to garage to check and ...
by paulr
Sat May 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 duel master break
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: 1966 duel master break

Richard, I’ve only seen 65/66s with original boosters where the brace had to be altered in one or another way to fit the dual circuit master in, like yours. I’d like to see info or links on suitable duals that fit in the small space with the brace left as is.
by paulr
Fri May 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 duel master break
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: 1966 duel master break

Doug makes a point that should be thought about. Why weren't there millions of single-circuit induced brake failures all those decades we were growing up. Why is it such a major topic of fear and controversy today. In the 60s, for example, mechanics, gas stations attendants, heck--a lot of average J...
by paulr
Fri May 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Intermittent dash lights
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Intermittent dash lights

You've no doubt researched this a lot in the forum already and hopefully I'm not being too redundant here but, in case it was missed, cleaning up the coil inside the rheostat could restore contact. My car was a barely driven, neglected old thing and I had the same issues. Reproduction switch was not...
by paulr
Tue May 07, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Changing the Focus of These Forums
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Changing the Focus of These Forums

Randy, ya got a point. When I was a fresh kid I taught high school English for a few years--just long enough to learn a little about how people learn things. We don't all learn the same way; we're not all made the same way. For some a picture makes all the difference; for others it's read the textbo...
by paulr
Sun May 05, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Transmission cooler hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Transmission cooler hoses

What you're saying makes sense; mine is that way. What Scott was saying about the steel adapters in his post above could be important if you don't have an AC system and thus your fan is not enclosed in side shrouds. The steel tubes prevent the rubber line ever migrating into the fan in addition to p...
by paulr
Sun May 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Tbird Shifter Issues
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: 1965 Tbird Shifter Issues

1EA86D55-D6A1-414A-A4B5-046C12AEAE5C.jpeg This is about as ideal a photo as you can ask for. You can see the square-headed bolt and the slot it slips into. The slipping into part has caused prolonged anger and thoughts of violence in all of us who have performed it. When you get both bolt heads (wh...
by paulr
Fri May 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 tbird passing inspection
Replies: 21
Views: 412

Re: 1964 tbird passing inspection

Thanks, Dave. I appreciate the photos. The only down side to this arrangement is that the indicators on the qtr panels wont show the blinking (unless you want to add some more wiring which I didn't deem necessary). Scott @ Scott, I've been trying to figure this part out. Are you talking about the fe...