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by jtschug
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: INSTALLING THE MOTOR...
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: INSTALLING THE MOTOR...

Install the motor mounts to the engine with the brackets so that when you are dropping the engine down from above, the large bolts on the bottom of the brackets point straight down into the mating slots. Do not tighten the nuts on these bolts until you have bolted up the transmission.
by jtschug
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Missing BOLTS from Rear Transmission bracket into COM
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Missing BOLTS from Rear Transmission bracket into COM

AMK Products sells a decoder book for Ford fastener part numbers. I have it at home. I will see if those are in there.
by jtschug
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cam Sprocket metal? 66, 390
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Cam Sprocket metal? 66, 390

The original factory cam sprocket had nylon teeth to make the timing chain quieter. The problem is after a while the nylon bits ended up in the oil pan and then the valve timing would be off and the chain would get loose. At some point, I don't know when, Ford discontinued using the nylon teeth. If ...
by jtschug
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: power steering pump
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: power steering pump

I use two long extensions and have the ratchet just in front of the master cylinder to reach the back nut.
by jtschug
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: COM transmission would not engage drive.
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: COM transmission would not engage drive.

Check the Fluid level
by jtschug
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Aluminum seat trim
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Aluminum seat trim

There are also home anodizing kits out there...
by jtschug
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Power steering belt too long
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Power steering belt too long

The power steering belt goes around the fan pulley. There is no idler. The A/C compressor belt goes around two idler pulleys.
by jtschug
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Power steering belt too long
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Power steering belt too long

I ordered some belts from Rock Auto for my '66 with A/C. The belt I got was a couple inches too long. Anyone else having this trouble with ordering belts out of a catalog?
by jtschug
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wiper Motor Cable adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Wiper Motor Cable adjustment

Yes, that is what I eventually had to do. Unfortunate I couldn't get it without removing the motor.
by jtschug
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wiper Motor Cable adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Wiper Motor Cable adjustment

Any advice on how to adjust this cable? I've got the cowl panel off and the retaining screw loose, but it seems to be one of those situations where I can't see it, hold it, and tighten it down all at the same time. So, I can hold it in the right position, but then I can't tighten the screw down. As ...
by jtschug
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Refresh, Part II . . . Uh, Let's Just Call it a Rebuild
Replies: 46
Views: 2374

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

390 cranks may not be sought after, but 427 steel and 428 cranks are valuable
by jtschug
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How to identify 428 motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: How to identify 428 motor?

Some 390s in '66 also had C6 transmissions (most I think, but not all)
by jtschug
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Refresh, Part II . . . Uh, Let's Just Call it a Rebuild
Replies: 46
Views: 2374

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

I have custom Diamond pistons due to my 4.125" stroke crankshaft.

If you can get them, I would suggest a "low tension" modern ring pack if you can get it for your bore size and budget.
by jtschug
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How to identify 428 motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: How to identify 428 motor?

A 390 has a 4.05 bore and a 3.78 stroke. A 428 has a4.13 bore and a 3.98 stroke. You can’t measure the bore without removing the heads, but if you are careful, you can measure the stroke through the spark plug hole. You must be accurate because the difference is less than a quarter inch, but I have ...
by jtschug
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 428 motor
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: 428 motor

The most common FE blocks are 390, 427, and 428. The blocks are different. 390 standard bore is 4.05" 428 standard bore is 4.13" 427 standard bore is 4.23". Max recommended overbore for 390 and 428 is 0.040", 427 is 0.020", so you can not bore a 390 block into a 428 block, the cylinder walls will be...