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by Terry64HT
Sat May 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radio/ speaker issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1631

Re: Radio/ speaker issues

According to the wiring diagrams in the 64 shop manual, both the AM and AM/FM radios had that 4 wire connector, but not all cars had a rear speaker. If there was only a front speaker, only two of the connections on the connector were used.
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by Terry64HT
Sat May 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How do I take this off
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: How do I take this off

I agree with Paul, those tools can damage the door panel if you are not very careful. Covering the leading edges, especially the inside of the odd-shaped notch, with masking tape will help. Also, orient the tool so the notch goes underneath the handle itself and push towards the shaft of the crank w...
by Terry64HT
Tue May 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel line dries out
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Fuel line dries out

The fuel line is steel, but has a short section of rubber behind the driver's side inner fender. This rubber makes the turn from horizontal (along the underside of the car) to vertical (up the firewall). Over the years this rubber deteriorates and will begin to leak, often not enough to cause a gas ...
by Terry64HT
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 1263

Re: 64 carb issue

RedBird64 wrote: Glad it worked out well for you. I think my problems may have had something to do with where we live (Seattle suburb) and the varying temps we see. I just couldn't get the electric heater to warm up at the same rate as the eng. I'd get it set for one temperature and if it got hotter...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heated carb spacer on ‘64
Replies: 22
Views: 925

Re: Heated carb spacer on ‘64

You know, I've wondered about this. The intake to the air horn on a stock air cleaner is about 2" diameter. If these carbs are in the range of 600 cfm then the air is approaching, if not exceeding sonic velocity at the intake. There is no way the intake vacuum can provide enough energy to sustain th...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fresh air door?? Water in floorboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Fresh air door?? Water in floorboard?

Don't want to disagree with Scott, but if you remove the grill between the hood and windshield, you probably won't find out much. However, it's a good possibility that your problem is in this area. Under the grill you will see three big holes to the plenum below. On either side of this plenum, on th...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heated carb spacer on ‘64
Replies: 22
Views: 925

Re: Heated carb spacer on ‘64

As Steve said, the coolant running through the spacer not only brings the car up to temp faster, but keeps it from overheating. If it is working fine, there is no reason to change it unless you are changing carb or manifold. I replaced my cast iron boat anchor with a Sidewinder manifold, so the exis...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 duel master break
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: 1966 duel master break

I replaced the lines for the front wheels all the way to the rubber lines at the wheels. One of these was in poor shape and I replaced it also. The line for the left front wheel could be done with a single piece, but the passenger side goes across the firewall behind the engine and I did it in two p...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 duel master break
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: 1966 duel master break

Al, you haven’t had much luck with answers to your question, so I thought I’d chime in. I don’t have experience with 66’s, but while doing research to make my 64 conversion, I came across quite a bit of info about 65’s and 66’s. A dual master cylinder from either a disc/drum 67 Tbird or 73 Mustang w...
by Terry64HT
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dash Gauges - intermittent
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Dash Gauges - intermittent

Paulr wrote: Ammeter, you mean? Or, is there something I'm missing about the gas gauge? And, like Terry, I think your ground is the most likely culprit. It's screwed to the back of the speedometer pod by a small tab; I could easily see that wiggling itself loose. Sorry all. I meant ammeter, not gas...
by Terry64HT
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dash Gauges - intermittent
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Dash Gauges - intermittent

Doug, the CVR is the voltage regulator that drops the 12 volts the car uses to about 5 or 6 volts for the 3 gauges. The gas gauge works differently and isn't part of the setup. The "C" is supposed to stand for constant, but this little beauty works by vibrating a set of points so they only are in co...
by Terry64HT
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: I got my 64 tbird in from eBay...
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: I got my 64 tbird in from eBay...

If the horn is one of the first things you need to look at, welcome to the weird world of Thunderbirds. In 64, the contacts on the horn ring grounded out a coil on the horn relay (located on the radiator support bulkhead in the engine compartment near the driver's side headlights). There is no volta...
by Terry64HT
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 carb spacer line
Replies: 34
Views: 1721

Re: 1966 carb spacer line

After going through three rebuilds an two different carburetors (one that was done by a well known company) and countless hours of fiddling and adjusting, I gave up some years ago and put on an Edelbrock with electric choke. I have never had to touch it since. These old Autolite 4100's are 1950's te...
by Terry64HT
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radio antenna switch
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Radio antenna switch

You might want to check the info on the power antenna you want to buy. The one I have is by Metra, but I think most aftermarket ones work the same. There are two wires to the antenna motor, one goes to 12v, switched by the radio so that the antenna extends when the radio has power. The other wire on...
by Terry64HT
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: No interior/courtesy lights
Replies: 37
Views: 1663

Re: No interior/courtesy lights

Scott, you are correct about the quality of the relays. I have put them in many of the circuits of the car (windows, dash lights, headlights, etc) and have only found one that chattered and buzzed. It was, of course, a cheapo knock-off. I replaced it with a brand name one and the problem went away. ...