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by paulr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 91
Views: 6005

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

Would LOVE to see some photos of this build (maybe in a new thread of your own). That’s a heck of a lot of work; congratulations!

PS. At the bottom of the post screen there’s an attachment tab. Click that and from there you can add pic files.
by paulr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 66 Town Hardtop LOVE this color!!
Replies: 1
Views: 123

66 Town Hardtop LOVE this color!!

Incredible paint!
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3SG1WknT92 ... ck8qo0o2dt (short vid, press the arrow)
by paulr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Emergency Brake not Engaging
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Emergency Brake not Engaging

Tell me Tbird guys what you think of this..It seems like another good feature Now, I always tell new Tbird owners to spend their first time and dollars on the brake system. Assume it's troubled. :oops: It was about a month after I got... Rubber parts are the weakness in the system ie, 3 lines, whee...
by paulr
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Emergency Brake not Engaging
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Emergency Brake not Engaging

Tell me Tbird guys what you think of this..It seems like another good feature is if you are driving and loose brakes which has happened to me, that when pressing on the E brake while in gear the E brake cant lock up because of the release..Does that make sense? Yes I hit the E brake when my brakes ...
by paulr
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Emergency Brake not Engaging
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Emergency Brake not Engaging

RedBird64 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:20 pm

I kind of like the way it befuddles service people who are looking for the release. :badgrin:

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by paulr
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Emergency Brake not Engaging
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Emergency Brake not Engaging

When everything is working (just) right, you should be able to set it when it's running in park but ofcourse, not when it's in Drive. I don't think it will set in N either but I cold be wrong. I've always thought this was a neat feature (that it pops off in D). None of my newer vehicles ever did th...
by paulr
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Loose nut behind the wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Loose nut behind the wheel

As Scott said, the donor car I dismembered had super loose lbj nuts. The suspension looked like a standard longtime neglected unit with shredded boots, grease and dirt all over. That suggests the nuts had been loosening quite a while without being noticed. Of course, the manual doesn’t give any torq...
by paulr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Underhood sound deadening installation
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Underhood sound deadening installation

The glue is only holding individual fibers to the hood in the application you described. I would be concerned about the fiberglass mat shredding since there isn't much holding the fibers together within the mat. As it shreds, parts would begin to sag. My opinion Terry 64HT We’ve had that thread. It...
by paulr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is It My Brake Booster or Master Cylinder? Can't Figure This Out! 1966 Thunderbird Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Is It My Brake Booster or Master Cylinder? Can't Figure This Out! 1966 Thunderbird Help!

Check to see that the transmission modulator is not leaking vacuum since it’s inline with the booster. Not saying it’s causing all your problems; it should be ruled out.
by paulr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Underhood sound deadening installation
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Underhood sound deadening installation

OZZY Stewie wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:16 am
Hi guys,
My Underhood insulation was looking sad so I ripped it out and did this.62DBFFE4-09DB-4C60-AD40-2BC68014868D.jpeg
Looks much better and I get compliments at cars shows..
Stewie in OZ
Looking good, Stewie. Outstanding license plate!!!
by paulr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Underhood sound deadening installation
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Underhood sound deadening installation

RAVEN wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:50 pm
, the dimple and compressed edges just will not copy.
Again, my point. Today’s “technology” apparently can’t achieve what Detroit did in 1963. Interesting.
by paulr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is a 64 a 65
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Is a 64 a 65

I always thought the 66 was only different in that the side pieces have redesigned chrome trim parts and, otherwise, the 65s and 64s are alike. The big center part should be the same for all, shouldn’t it?
by paulr
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is a 64 a 65
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Is a 64 a 65

Thanks guys. Did not realize front clip was different, no need to know, as I would never have attempted it. But if a person was building a driver, the up grade to discs would be a good thing, along with outher front end geometry.. Cosmetically only a purist would know. Good points, Wally. I was thi...
by paulr
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is a 64 a 65
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Is a 64 a 65

As it happens I've been dismantling a 65 and a good deal of my 64 (engine bay and front brakes) for the past two months. Notable differences: you could never swap gearboxes. Also, the suspension geometry is different. Though most parts match up, the lower control arms are not the same. This is done ...
by paulr
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Gas tank woes?
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: New Gas tank woes?

Let's simplify. A Spectra tank is the best one, the one worth buying. There are Chinese copies which would probably work but why not have the best one. Many members here have been through this. The ebay resellers are not the most hardworking bunch; their ad copy is just plagiarized from the same Goo...