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by paulr
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Testing Testing
Topic: iPhone to forum photo post
Replies: 0
Views: 9

iPhone to forum photo post

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Select attachments tab below.
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by paulr
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Carburetor thoughts - rebuild or replace
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Carburetor thoughts - rebuild or replace

One thing that confuses me, they told you the carb leaks at the "base plate". The stock carb doesn't have a seperate base plate. So maybe it already has an aftermarket on it? Or, maybe it's leaking at the gasket underneath the carb, which has nothing to do with the carb itself. Scott If your carb i...
by paulr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electronic Component Upgrades
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Electronic Component Upgrades

While I'm the first to exercise caution about overseas general repop parts based on a range of experiences from really good to really sour (i.e., Chinese starter solenoids), the OP's specific post was regarding AC. Most AC parts being sold new from vendors like Classic Auto Air or Vintage Air and ot...
by paulr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Can't find brake light switch? '66.
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Can't find brake light switch? '66.

That spring looks in the last picture to be some kind of auxiliary support idea where it's hooked onto the steering slide assembly support. I suspect there were some problems with the brake pedal and that was a workaround. Probably would want to look into that. The mechanical switch would not be on ...
by paulr
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electronic Component Upgrades
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Electronic Component Upgrades

I would like to replace all vacuum operated systems with electronic circuits, electronic wipers, electronic heating and ac controls, Just a hypothetical. If you'll consider an HVAC resto instead be assured that every component on the system with the exception of one (the vac-op compressor switch) c...
by paulr
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 Ford Thunderbird Information?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: 1966 Ford Thunderbird Information?

jtschug wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:08 am
It would not tell you when or where it was sold...

https://www.martiauto.com/originalinvoices.cfm
It might. My gate release shows a dealer delivery destination and date. Not the retail customer’s name, of course.
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by paulr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: A/C vent functions
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: A/C vent functions

Richard, are you aware of this outlet? There’re are two, l & r, that are always open to AC register and/or fan only. The outlets are directly in front of the heat ducts so cold air may seem like it’s coming from a heat duct but isn’t.CD528A87-C382-4A96-86A0-0C20B0CC92B5.jpeg FWIW, the interior of t...
by paulr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: A/C vent functions
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: A/C vent functions

Richard, are you aware of this outlet? There’re are two, l & r, that are always open to AC register and/or fan only. The outlets are directly in front of the heat ducts so cold air may seem like it’s coming from a heat duct but isn’t. CD528A87-C382-4A96-86A0-0C20B0CC92B5.jpeg FWIW, the interior of t...
by paulr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 Tbird break lights
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: 1966 Tbird break lights

The two model years are different. 66 has pedal-mounted mechanical switch. You’ll have to remove the driver’s seat to get a look up at the pedal assembly to see the switch. Yours is failing. Check for loose wiring or the switch itself may need replacement. Switches are available from any Tbird vendor.
by paulr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fender Skirts
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Fender Skirts

Steve, Mine were attached with pop rivets--a large number, not sure how many. I know this was done by the previous owner due to how the repaint job shows around the area. There might be glue involved also; I could take a look next week if you're still needing that info. I have no clue what the facto...
by paulr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: my 66 shuts down mid flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1680

Re: my 66 shuts down mid flight

I removed 4" wire and tinned both ends of original black/blue stripped wire, soldered then heat shrinked the connection. So far all is good. There is only ONE way to splice wires on this car. I wish this was a sticky on people's heads when they get one of these cars. Glad you found the screw up. Mi...
by paulr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Art's Restored '66 Convertible
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Art's Restored '66 Convertible

Congratulations!
Nice vintage Stellings; you must have been hording those a while. ;-) They're not breathers, though, huh? All because of that unique manifold and tri-power setup. Amazing build!
by paulr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 29
Views: 3043

Re: Brake bleeding

@64ZCODE, when I couldn't get rid of the bubbles I did a test with teflon tape and it sealed immediately. In the end I didn't use it because 'the internet' said don't. Using it would have required extensive research. A mechanic advised me once to use PTFE paste instead of tape. Since then, I've use...
by paulr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 T-Bird Speedometer issues
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: 65 T-Bird Speedometer issues

Per RAVEN'S remark about the odometer gears I have seen many with the condition that the gears get nicked or worn down. This is often the clicking sound heard coming from the pod, and it has the counter-effect of causing the speedometer drum to stumble as a result of disturbing the magnetic momentum...
by paulr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: interior trim replacement and restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: interior trim replacement and restoration

After several years the reproduction panels still perform and look good. But they are hell to work with. Go with Just Dashes, jmho. photo 1 (1).jpg Yeah, I'm late to this party but I think my comment carries some weight. I have installed the currently available reproduction door panels and, by the w...