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by jtschug
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Refresh, Part II . . . Uh, Let's Just Call it a Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Engine Refresh, Part II . . . Uh, Let's Just Call it a Rebuild

8 Sleeves is major surgery. It isn't unheard of in the world of high dollar cars with VIN stamped engine blocks. They will go to great lengths maintain the premium value of a "numbers matching" Shelby Cobra, or whatever. Here in T-bird land where cars are more....affordable?....and there are no VIN ...
by jtschug
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 wiring redo SOS
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: 65 wiring redo SOS

Some wire harnesses see a lot of heat and probably must be replaced with new, unless you find a particularly pristine parts car. I did find a low mileage '66 that someone had left parked outside in a field in Michigan for 20 years. The body was completely rusted out below the belt line, but the seat...
by jtschug
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: No Heat, heater motor blows cold air
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: No Heat, heater motor blows cold air

If there is an air bubble in the heater core, it will never heat up. Confirm the coolant is topped off. Certainly with the cold months coming, you can't keep straight water in there, even in KY. There are corrosion inhibitors you can get, but you should get the whole cooling system working properly ...
by jtschug
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Just bought 1966 tbird for restore
Replies: 22
Views: 736

Re: Just bought 1966 tbird for restore

Wow, kind of a mess. Is that a 2bbl carb? Perhaps that was done in the 70's to save gas? Not sure what to make of the chrome covers with the quick removal screws. Why would you have a 2bbl and a solid lifter cam? There are good 390s out there, either used or rebuild (make sure you work with a rebuil...
by jtschug
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Door and trunk seals
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Door and trunk seals

I've got Carpenter in the trunk (convertible) and Steele on the doors. I like the Steele better, but I haven't seen their trunk kit.
by jtschug
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: vacuum lines under the dash
Replies: 30
Views: 802

Re: vacuum lines under the dash

If it is an A/C car the cable connects to the vent levers below the clock, not the control head. Non A/C cars do have cables for the door control
by jtschug
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: vacuum lines under the dash
Replies: 30
Views: 802

Re: vacuum lines under the dash

There is a mistake on Draxler’s A/C vacuum line diagram
by jtschug
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: vacuum lines under the dash
Replies: 30
Views: 802

Re: vacuum lines under the dash

Yes. Mine is a convertible that doesn't have a rear vent, but if you have a hardtop, yes, that runs on vacuum as well.
by jtschug
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: vacuum lines under the dash
Replies: 30
Views: 802

Re: vacuum lines under the dash

Does the A/C work properly? There is a huge bundle of vacuum lines to make that work.
by jtschug
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: vacuum lines under the dash
Replies: 30
Views: 802

Re: vacuum lines under the dash

There are more than 2 for the locks.

There is one for the parking brake release

There are many if you have A/C
by jtschug
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bang! And motor stuck.
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: Bang! And motor stuck.

I'm a member at FordFE.com. Also FEpower.net. both are pretty active, but there is member overlap between the two forums.
by jtschug
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Free set of 64 stock wheels to good home
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Free set of 64 stock wheels to good home

One of those looks like a 65/66 wheel.
by jtschug
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64-66 amp gage
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: 64-66 amp gage

The AMP gauges are NOT the same for all years. They just look the same.
by jtschug
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: headliner material 66 thunderbird landa
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: headliner material 66 thunderbird landa

When I did my Landau almost 20 years ago, you had to buy the "mooncrater" vinyl and dye it to match the interior. I painted mine after I glued it to the boards.
by jtschug
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: replace alternator belt
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: replace alternator belt

Yes, you must remove the P/S belt to get the alternator belt on.