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by paulr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment

sseebart wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:34 am
Yep, these'll work. Skirts will interfere a bit and your speedometer will be off, but worth it.

~Steve

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Steve, have you ever experimented with one of the other speedo gears? BTW, with those sick wheels, who needs skirts! :cool:
by paulr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Tbird i was offered.
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: 1964 Tbird i was offered.

http://vintagethunderbirdclub.net/T-Bird%20Specs_revised.pdf This link decodes all the data on your data plate; you can always find that link at the sticky post at the top of this forum. BTW, we have the same paint code; Ford called it rose-beige metallic. It’s a cool looking defining color of the e...
by paulr
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull

Randy, do not put ideas in my mind! I might take them up!!!!!!! It's what friends are for, I think, maybe, possibly, I really do not know LOL. Hey Paul HOW U DOIN. EH! Since I lost my trusty helper due to injury, it'll be a few days before I can get another I can trust. I spent the day separating e...
by paulr
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Gear shift lever removal, do I need to pull bearing first?
Replies: 28
Views: 5664

Re: Gear shift lever removal, do I need to pull bearing first?

Hello All, I may pull the whole column. I bought the kit to replace all the bushings, turn signal switch, as well as rag joint. any tips or tricks on pulling the column? Tips and tricks is an understatement. The hard part is pulling the column from the car but, since you got all the right parts, it...
by paulr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 88
Views: 4699

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

A look at the oil is a good idea, but if it comes out clean, will that be enough to convince you that the motor is sound? Pulling the pan is easier than removing the motor, but unless you're willing to pull off bearing caps while under the car, I'm not sure how much you'll see. Of course, with the ...
by paulr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull

Put the rear end of car on stands to give you some more downward at the back of transmission. Thanks Stubbie, when we get around to doing my friend's '65 I'm gonna experiment with this idea. It seems sensible in my head. Paul, if the game plan has changed to pull the motor separate, I recommend to ...
by paulr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull

The plan is to refresh the underbody, engine bay restoration, plus, do transmission service or potential trans swap. I was looking forward to not having to separate the two under the car, but now I believe that will have to be the option I'm facing as my trusted helper is out with an unexpected inju...
by paulr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull

I've pulled them together with a forklift, and did not have to touch the pitman arm. An ordinary cherry picker would not be able to lift the whole assembly high enough to get it all the way out, it could probably be done with a gantry crane. Perhaps once you have the engine and trans hanging, then ...
by paulr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull

I suspect that the car will need to be jacked up to clear the ground if the pit is not an option. Alternatively, it’s not too difficult to unbolt the flex plate from the torque convertor, support the front of the transmission, and pull the engine separately. Then, either support the transmission wi...
by paulr
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Clarification on motor/trans pull

On Tuesday I'm pulling both motor and trans together. Prep is about done. I've run into one area the manual is unclear about. There's an instruction to remove the pitman arm. While that is not computing in my head, I am looking at the center link and wondering if I should take that off to allow clea...
by paulr
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: troubleshooting non operating windows.
Replies: 19
Views: 750

Re: troubleshooting non operating windows.

Thanks Paul, I do not know what the bulk head connector is or where it is, could you help there? What I have done is bought am new window relay and will install it when it gets delivered if I find the bulk head connector is the problem. My bad! :evil: Your '66 doesn't involve the bulkhead connector...
by paulr
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: troubleshooting non operating windows.
Replies: 19
Views: 750

Re: troubleshooting non operating windows.

Some relays in the car are more audible than others. My PW relay is absolutely silent but it works. Could also be my hearing, but I've almost gotten my ear right up on the thing. :roll: Also, some random points on the issue: the ignition switch is not included in the power seat circuit anywhere. Ove...
by paulr
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Value of a Custom 1964 Thunderbird
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Value of a Custom 1964 Thunderbird

If simple things like gauges were overlooked in the build, it would be difficult to believe that the rest of the work was done meticulously. ~Steve Clues. Odd that with all the attention to detail under the hood (which is appealing and which would interest me), the old analog gauges are still in th...
by paulr
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!
Replies: 464
Views: 106046

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

Ohhh, nice! Beautiful '65. Engine bay, buddy. Show us the engine bay! :mrgreen:
by paulr
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!
Replies: 464
Views: 106046

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

We would love to see your Sverige Bird. Something is wrong with the IG link; it blanks out. You could load the pics directly here on the post page. See the attachments tab at the bottom of the box.