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by tbird
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear windshield for 63 tbird
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Rear windshield for 63 tbird

I do have two or three rear windshields that will fit your 63, but I am in Central Canada.
by tbird
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: WHICH POWER STEERING FLUID TO USE?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: WHICH POWER STEERING FLUID TO USE?

Have no idea about Lubegard, all I have ever done is drain the steering system and refill with Type F steering fluid.
by tbird
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: WHICH POWER STEERING FLUID TO USE?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: WHICH POWER STEERING FLUID TO USE?

Back in the day the manuals listed Type A Transmission fluid it is now known as Type F. Type F is what you should be using in your Thunderbirds power steering and convertible top pumps, it was also the correct fluid for the Ford transmissions back in the day. You can use other transmission fluids if...
by tbird
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: What are these brackets for?
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: What are these brackets for?

The brackets are part of the 64 front bumper and are placed on to the bumper so that the mounting tabs on the 64 grill line up with them. On the 65 the grill was revised and these brackets where deleted from the 65 model year bumpers, lots of the 65 models no longer have the bumpers that they where ...
by tbird
Mon May 18, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: convertible top problem
Replies: 21
Views: 818

Re: convertible top problem

Yes if it starts only in P and N then the switch is set and working correctly.
by tbird
Mon May 04, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Local VTCI club happenings
Topic: orange county, california
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: orange county, california

There are two chapters in California, If you go to the VTCI website at http://vintagethunderbirdclub.net you will find chapter contact information.
by tbird
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 ac question
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: 1966 ac question

If the compressor has the oil already in it their should be enough for a typical automotive system. Having excessive oil in a system can damage the compressor internals such as valves and even bend a connecting rod. A small amount of the oil will be carried around the system with the refrigerant whi...
by tbird
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 ac question
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: 1966 ac question

If you purchase a new or rebuilt compressor it should have a bottle with the correct type and amount of oil with it, there should be no need to add oil for the refrigerant. The oil circulate with the refrigerant while the system is operating.
by tbird
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Battery hold down
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: 1965 Battery hold down

The plastic top hold down clamp was used on the 66, 64/65 used the bottom clamp to hold down the Ford battery with the bottom ledge clamp on it #27F.
by tbird
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How to remove front shock upper nut?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: How to remove front shock upper nut?

There is a special socket that holds the shaft and losens the not at the same time, they are not expensive, but could not tell you where to find one today.
by tbird
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Loctite/Permatex, thread maker
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Loctite/Permatex, thread maker

So are you telling us that you do not have a stripped tapping for the starter anymore???
by tbird
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Why Didn't Ford go with 15 inch wheels...
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Why Didn't Ford go with 15 inch wheels...

In the day almost all cars were equipped with 14" wheels.
by tbird
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Loctite/Permatex, thread maker
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Loctite/Permatex, thread maker

You Need to remove the starter first then you will be able to get at the repair. The proper and best way would be to heli-coil this the only real way to repair it permanently, I would not trust any epoxy to stay there with the temperature cycles, torque, and potential of oil being present when curli...
by tbird
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Loctite/Permatex, thread maker
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Loctite/Permatex, thread maker

What does this bolt do? Did you have the correct length of bolt or did it bottom out?
by tbird
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Original Brake Booster Vacuum Line
Replies: 16
Views: 3260

Re: Original Brake Booster Vacuum Line

The oil can not get pulled up the vacuum hose from the transmission to my knowledge, unless the diaphragm in the modulator valve has been perforated. The diaphragms do fail over the years of use.