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by 60fore
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Parts help
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Parts help

Near the bottom of the main forum page there is a "wanted" section. Your request might get more views there.
by 60fore
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Won't start, carburetor?
Replies: 21
Views: 2244

Re: Won't start, carburetor?

Blab, I see you're located in Germany. Does the fuel there contain ethanol? Ethanol blended fuels are subject to something called phase separation, which as mentioned causes all sorts of nasty side effects. Here's an article on phase separation: http://www.franklinfueling.com/media/397357/ffs-0238-p...
by 60fore
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Craigslist 63 convertible: Thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Craigslist 63 convertible: Thoughts

By "roadster clone" I assume the seller means it's a convertible with a tonneau cover. At the price it would be a decent deal assuming the body is solid. It is an A/C car but the underhood components are missing, and the power steering fluid reservoir is in an odd position. Cars with A/C had the res...
by 60fore
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How to install rear seat belts in a '65
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: How to install rear seat belts in a '65

No rear seat belts (at least from the factory) until '66.
by 60fore
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Starter solenoid
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Starter solenoid

My understanding is there's a complete revision of the 61-63 OFS in the works so I'm pretty sure you hold the most up-to-date version currently available.
by 60fore
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: 1962 landau sale
Replies: 32
Views: 3730

Re: 1962 landau sale

You continue to ignore the good advice to get some pictures up, so my sense is you'll be sitting on that car a while longer.

For somebody who has the amount of experience you claim to have in the collector car hobby I'm shocked you don't know more about selling a car.... :?:
by 60fore
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is the vinyl top padded on 66?
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Is the vinyl top padded on 66?

After some further investigation, I found a post from Alan Tast stating that the top padding deletion was a running change during the '65 model year, not '64 as I previously stated. But the answer for the OP remains the same ie. no top padding on '66 models. http://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/php...
by 60fore
Tue May 31, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is the vinyl top padded on 66?
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Is the vinyl top padded on 66?

I believe the padding was discontinued either part way through model year '64 production, or after. So your '66 would not have had any padding under the top.

Corrections, if needed, are welcomed.
by 60fore
Wed May 25, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 31 August build, Sept engine build date??
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: 31 August build, Sept engine build date??

T-Bird owners have even found ROT (build) sheets from Lincolns (which were built on an adjacent production line) in their cars so it's very possible a sheet from another T-Bird would wind up in your car.
by 60fore
Fri May 20, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friends driving your car.
Replies: 12
Views: 2209

Re: Friends driving your car.

I have never had a friend ask to drive one of my T-Birds. Maybe that's because they are also past or present owners of collector cars themselves and adhere to the old rule that asking to drive someone's pride and joy is akin to asking to sleep with his wife LOL!
by 60fore
Fri May 20, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dupli-color's Universal Gold for Valve Covers/Air Cleaner
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Dupli-color's Universal Gold for Valve Covers/Air Cleaner

Bird Nest sells spray bombs of Gold Bronze; their Item #PNT1082. Price is $24.95.
by 60fore
Sun May 15, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Those pesky turn signals
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Those pesky turn signals

Hopefully the new owner will be savvy enough to realize that a 50-year old car will require more frequent repairs and maintenance than a modern car.

:roll:
by 60fore
Sat May 14, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: General T-Bird Tech
Topic: Rehab/repair of sequential motor assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: Rehab/repair of sequential motor assembly

Another great tutorial by one of our own! Never ceases to amaze me, the ingenuity and varied talents of our forum members. But one question on my mind, as I'm sure it is on some others is : did you really gain 4-10 hp at the wheels from using this spray? http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr308/fore...
by 60fore
Mon May 09, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New vacuum advance, car stalls on acceleration
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: New vacuum advance, car stalls on acceleration

Not true. Both my '62 and '64, which had their original Autolite carbs, used ported vacuum from the carb via a steel line to the vacuum advance on the distributor.