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by jtschug
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: high torque starter
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: high torque starter

Does '64 have a short nose starter or a long nose starter?
by jtschug
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Convertible Top Troubleshooting
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Convertible Top Troubleshooting

On intermittent top operation, next time it happens, try wiggling the shift lever. Sometimes the neutral safety switch needs a little coaxing.
by jtschug
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull
Replies: 19
Views: 412

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 y...
by jtschug
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: troubleshooting non operating windows.
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: troubleshooting non operating windows.

The power window relay should trigger when the switch is in ON or ACC position. You should hear it make a "boing" sound and then the main power pin will have B+ voltage
by jtschug
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: troubleshooting non operating windows.
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: troubleshooting non operating windows.

There is a safety relay on the firewall that controls power to the windows. If you have no power to the windows at all, check that relay. Is it getting triggered? Does it have power? When it gets triggered, does it feed power to the window circuit.
by jtschug
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bowen cables
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Bowen cables

Which cable?

Wipers or vents?
by jtschug
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Barn find
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: 1964 Barn find

Alternatively, if you suspect there is something wrong with the engine, don't bother trying to start it. Pull it and plan to rebuild. In 1971, an engine with 80,000 miles was considered at the end of life. Oil was not as good, running rich washed the oil off the cylinders, pistons and ring materials...
by jtschug
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Barn find
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: 1964 Barn find

If it has really been in that barn since 1971, that is 48 years. Almost a half century since it ran. What are the climate conditions where this barn is located? Hot and dry? Wet? Cold winters? It makes a difference. Chances are you will not be able to clean enough the crud out of the gas tank. Order...
by jtschug
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ball Joints and Interior parts
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Ball Joints and Interior parts

rareparts.com sells all the suspension parts. They are expensive American made.

Moog is a high quality manufacturer and I often use their parts if you can find the right ones. The upper Moog ball joints I bought also didn't fit, but I think they make them.
by jtschug
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Mystery tube?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Mystery tube?

Yes I think so
by jtschug
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Mystery tube?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Mystery tube?

Differential vent tube. Should be connected to the axle I think
by jtschug
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Some more AC issues
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Some more AC issues

Yes, it seems like a blocked expansion valve, gauges should confirm this.

The receiver/drier is not completely off the hook as they can burst internally and send dessicant pellets into the pipes. If that has happened, the lines will need to be flushed before installing a new expansion valve.
by jtschug
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: A/C issues - icing up
Replies: 29
Views: 1041

Re: A/C issues - icing up

Is the switch that cycles the compressor the expansion valve - https://www.parts123.com/parts123/dyndetail.pta?catalog=0000030b&uKeY=33 ? If so, can it be replaced in situ, or does the system need to be evacuated first? That is the thermal expansion valve that regulates the flow of liquid refrigera...
by jtschug
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: A/C issues - icing up
Replies: 29
Views: 1041

Re: A/C issues - icing up

Systems with expansion valves do no not cycle the clutch on and off, the clutch is engaged when you turn on the a/c and stays engaged until it is switched off. I'm sorry, that simply is not true. The function of the metal tube that extends into the evaporator is to shut off the compressor clutch wh...
by jtschug
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: A/C issues - icing up
Replies: 29
Views: 1041

Re: A/C issues - icing up

You can do the gauge readings yourself, but it is probably easier to take it to an A/C shop. The gauges are expensive, and unless you have an evacuation and fill machine, it is difficult to fix A/C systems. I think you can still get R12, but it is expensive. There are replacement refrigerants out th...