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by franklin
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Need to vent about someone's stupidity
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Need to vent about someone's stupidity

Im selling several things and run into the same BS. People are flat disrespectful of my time and wont respond, they just disappear. Sorry to hear that, but it reminds me of some of the crap I get from people. And the scammers are unbelievable!! Anyway, take care. Frank
by franklin
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New to Forum, Recently Purchased a 66 T-Bird
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: New to Forum, Recently Purchased a 66 T-Bird

Welcome!! let me know what you may need for pics. I can try to take some and will email them to you, but dont need to duplicate photos. Frank flilawsa@msn.com
by franklin
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Correct surface finish for various hardware???
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: Correct surface finish for various hardware???

Eastwood products? They have lots of various paints.
by franklin
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 17x7 wheels for 66 T-Bird, should fit, but do not.
Replies: 15
Views: 3855

Re: 17x7 wheels for 66 T-Bird, should fit, but do not.

Good Job!!!! I have no idea where one would get skirts other than one of the Tbird part suppliers or Ebay?
by franklin
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Pertronix ignition system
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: Pertronix ignition system

I spoke with Pertronix and they sent me some diagrams of bypassing the resistor wire with a small relay. Mine is a 66. I will be out of town until Sunday afternoon, but can email you the diagrams IF they would be the same as 65? Frank. flilawsa@msn.com
by franklin
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 17x7 wheels for 66 T-Bird, should fit, but do not.
Replies: 15
Views: 3855

Re: 17x7 wheels for 66 T-Bird, should fit, but do not.

My skirts are aftermarket fiberglass and have a spring loaded pin on the front that locks into a hole in the fender. I think yours is different. I had to make a tool to slip on the release to remove the skirt. Its damn tight in there!! Good luck with your creativity!!
by franklin
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 17x7 wheels for 66 T-Bird, should fit, but do not.
Replies: 15
Views: 3855

Re: 17x7 wheels for 66 T-Bird, should fit, but do not.

I had to grind 2 places on my skirts where the tire bulge hit. There is a small ridge on the caliper that some people have ground down to fit depending on whats rubbing. I also had to modify the front of the front wheelwell trim to prevent rubbing when turning.
by franklin
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tinnerman nuts?
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Tinnerman nuts?

Sorry if this is redundant. I had the same problem on a truck and had to soak the area around the hub and studs overnight and finally it broke loose. But I get your frustration. I was thinking, "am I that dumb, and do i need to calla shop to get these off!?" Good luck man!
by franklin
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Sway bar install
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Sway bar install

Thanks for giving feedback on that !
by franklin
Thu May 21, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Advice on Interior
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Advice on Interior

I hope this isnt redundant. My spare key would not work. Being simple, I lubed the keyhole with WD40. That lubed things enough for the key to work. Again, sorry if this doesnt pertain.
by franklin
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Painted Chrome
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Painted Chrome

Wow!! You know how you get this image in your mind of what something may look like? Thats a beautiful car from what I can see, nothing like what I imagined in my mind!!
by franklin
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Painted Chrome
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Painted Chrome

I agree with what was said above other than using anything abrasive. Liquid paint remover shouldnt hurt chrome, and its made for stripping paint. Once the chrome is scuffed, even slightly, its not repairable because of the plating process. I know a lot of people recommend steel wool, but I wouldnt d...
by franklin
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Battery replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 2107

Re: Battery replacement

Removing it may increase your battery life,,? If its fully charged it will last many months in cold without any problems. I dont think the birds draw any current other than the clock. If your clock works, then you will get a minimal draw which can discharge the battery over a few months. Can you sta...
by franklin
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: slow hesitant power windows
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: slow hesitant power windows

Hey buddy, I can help you eliminate this whole problem. Trade ya the old school manuals for the power and the grief will be mine. Just kidding, what are your career goals? Looks like you are one heck of an automobile rebuilder so far,,
by franklin
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 tbird replacement trunk liner kit
Replies: 13
Views: 2253

Re: 65 tbird replacement trunk liner kit

I apoligize for kind of hacking this thread. Alan, I have the shop manual, which doesnt spell out a lot of simple tasksl. Is the guide you mentioned more of a restoration guide vs. a how to for assy/dis assy? I think a lot of us get frustrated with buying manuals and still having simple kinds of que...