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by Alan H. Tast
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64-66 data plate information
Replies: 15
Views: 26360

Re: 64-66 data plate information

Parts places ask for the month of manufacture. What would be the month for a VIN of 6y852138136 ? :n00b: Is your data plate riveted to your door? If it is, what are the codes on it? If so, please post them so we can tell you what they are. If it's not on your door, I'd have to check against my data...
by Alan H. Tast
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: frame compatibily
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: frame compatibily

Several? The difference between the two frames/body styles from just forward of the kick-up where the body mount is 2-1/2-inches. However, there are other difference in the front of the frame where the front fenders/radiator core support mounts. Either way, slicing and dicing a frame is going to re...
by Alan H. Tast
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird - power woes - just a lonely horn
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: 1964 Thunderbird - power woes - just a lonely horn

...and, how did you bypass the ammeter? Also, what are you doing to monitor charge/discharge or voltage in the system? Inquiring minds want to know...
by Alan H. Tast
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: 62 hardtop parting out
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: 62 hardtop parting out

How about telling us where you're located first?
by Alan H. Tast
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: 1972-1979 Thunderbirds
Topic: 72 Windshield
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: 72 Windshield

:n00b:

'72-'76 T-bird or Lincoln Mark IV. That's all the choices you have.
by Alan H. Tast
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird - power woes - just a lonely horn
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: 1964 Thunderbird - power woes - just a lonely horn

THIS looks like the classic "melt-down" issue at the underdash wiring connector that was covered in-depth in the Nov-Dec 2020 Scoop re: the ammeter feed for '64 and how it was re-engineered for '65 and '66!! Another reason why those of you who aren't currently members of VTCI need to join ...
by Alan H. Tast
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Conversion from Road Draft Tube to PCV on 62 TBird
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Conversion from Road Draft Tube to PCV on 62 TBird

The road draft tube fitting is pressed into the rear of the intake manifold for a 4-barrel car. Personally, I'd do it the way the factory did - get ahold of the T-bird parts houses, people who may be parting out T-birds on your little island or your neighbors on the bigger island to the west of you,...
by Alan H. Tast
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird - power woes - just a lonely horn
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: 1964 Thunderbird - power woes - just a lonely horn

Lol! I will have you know that is one of the most premier alternators to come off a 94 v6 mustang LMAO!!! I do have an HEI though... :bday: Seriously though, the car is stock otherwise. I have not hooked the alternator up, I was hoping to do the 3g upgrade. Now, I think I will go back stock though ...
by Alan H. Tast
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird - power woes - just a lonely horn
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: 1964 Thunderbird - power woes - just a lonely horn

Considering the fact that, according to the picture, you're not running the original alternator and appear to have a GM-style (yech) one, you may want to pose your alternator question in the Modified forum with more info (1- or 3-wire alternator, internal regulator?, etc.).
by Alan H. Tast
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1963 Thunderbird Hardtop Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: 1963 Thunderbird Hardtop Restoration

'2' is for standard wheel covers with fender shields/skirts. From the ROT your exterior color was originally Chalfonte Blue (Lt. Turquoise) and the interior was turquoise vinyl, which is also the interior color for my '63 hardtop. Before you get too deep into your restoration, you'll want to get a c...
by Alan H. Tast
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: frame compatibily
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: frame compatibily

For future reference, I copied the pictures from your 'for sale' posting. It's hard to tell but it looks like the rustout that's pictured is between the driver's front wheel at the front body mount, and continues rearward under the doors. That's a classic example of how Ford-made frames of the perio...
by Alan H. Tast
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: frame compatibily
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: frame compatibily

If you're dealing with a 2-door, there probably isn't another platform or frame to swap with - the T-bird only shared frames with a Mark III, and that's only if the T-bird is a 4-door. You would need to take the body off the frame to properly repair it as you'd need to have a full penetration weld a...
by Alan H. Tast
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Battery

I sent out inquiries, regarding the aftermarket reproduction 1955-57 batteries. I was told that they are just a shell, with a smaller batter inside. That was enough to send me packing. As long as the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) and related specs for the smaller battery inside the reproduction case mee...
by Alan H. Tast
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: frame compatibily
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: frame compatibily

First off you'll need to match the wheelbase/body style, as the 4-door Landaus were longer than the 2-door hardtops/Landaus. Second, you'll need to find a good, solid frame - and, quite frankly, frame rot on '67-'71s was their "Achilles' Heel" and pretty much the "kiss of death" ...
by Alan H. Tast
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Inverted flare fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Inverted flare fitting

"Z"-code 390-4v's used a 5/16" line all through '61-'68 production (the 390 was also used on '67s and early '68s). A 3/8" line was used on "M"-series tripowers, which use a completely different fuel delivery system using a fuel "log" with an angled fitting on ...