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by sseebart
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: While you have that apart....general thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: While you have that apart....general thoughts

Would this job even be possible with the dash in place? Seems it would be easier if that part of the cowl was accessible and the seal was bolted from the OUTSIDE! I think you'll find that the Ford engineers of the early 60's had very little regard for ease in maintenance and repairs. The challenge,...
by sseebart
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 Thunderbird Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: 1966 Thunderbird Restoration

Steve, Thanks for the reply. Certainly there are a lot of systems to go through, but now I'm going through the brakes. It looks like the master cylinder is leaking, so It'll get replaced/rebuilt. Then I need to work on suspension and replacing all the miles of vacuum hoses. Sean Sounds about right,...
by sseebart
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Talk me off the TBird ledge
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Talk me off the TBird ledge

AustinMike wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:42 am
All, Thanks for the support. I just started chasing down other issues. I am trying to attach some photos but not sure how.
All the best,
Mike
It's easy to attach photos. Try this guide:
https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/ ... 31&t=17653
by sseebart
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 Thunderbird Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: 1966 Thunderbird Restoration

I'm impressed with that old 4100--still in pretty good shape. I imagine you've got a pretty long checklist before taking on a long road trip. What's next?

~Steve
by sseebart
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Inner steering tube
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Inner steering tube

I cleaned and painted mine, back in 2016.
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by sseebart
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Original Brake Booster Vacuum Line
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: Original Brake Booster Vacuum Line

Correct. The modulator allowed small amounts of type F to be pulled up the vacuum line, contaminating the booster at some point. I'm no expert on the booster or the transmission modulator, but if the check valve allows the booster to act as a reservoir of sorts, moving the vacuum source for the mod...
by sseebart
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Original Brake Booster Vacuum Line
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: Original Brake Booster Vacuum Line

Old thread but related question. My booster was recently ruined by a leaking transmission modulator. I’d like to relocate the transmission vacuum source closer to the manifold and farther from the booster to prevent such a future failure. Is there an engineering reason to have that transmission vac...
by sseebart
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Thunderbird hardtop project thread WITH PICS
Replies: 36
Views: 647

Re: Can anyone help me with my pCV valve and hoses?

Check to see if the neutral safety switch is bypassed. Very common shade tree mechanic "trick" Oh it definitely is. It is a 2 prong push button switch attached to a chopped extension cord. I already have a new ignition switch and key for it. Wow. I've seen a lot of contenders for "worst previous ow...
by sseebart
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Axle Pad Spacer / Part # 5A537-A
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Axle Pad Spacer / Part # 5A537-A

paulr wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:23 pm
Jealous of the new avatar, Pete. :cool:
Pretty sure that's a 6 year old avatar :-)
by sseebart
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Thunderbird hardtop project thread WITH PICS
Replies: 36
Views: 647

Re: Can anyone help me with my pCV valve and hoses?

Catching up on this post this morning, I was struck by how new and fresh the valve covers (and coil) look compared to the rest of the engine compartment. Even the cork gasket looks like it was install just a few days ago. I've been scratching my head trying to figure out why anyone would replace the...
by sseebart
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Thunderbird hardtop project thread WITH PICS
Replies: 36
Views: 647

Re: Can anyone help me with my pCV valve and hoses?

I don't want to be disagreeable, but it is not advisable to simply "plug the hole" in the valve cover. You can put a breather cap on it, but don't plug it. If the crankcase pressurizes from being plugged up, it will start blowing out gaskets and then you'll have a real mess. He has a 64 manifold wi...
by sseebart
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How would you do it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1776

Re: How would you do it?

I like the idea of using a vacuum gauge not owning a dwell meter or timing light. I'm working now on getting the timing set. At this point with all new ignition components, the carb. a Holley was serviced, still the 390 is running rough when it runs. The vacuum method described here works well enou...
by sseebart
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Thunderbird hardtop project thread WITH PICS
Replies: 36
Views: 647

Re: Can anyone help me with my pCV valve and hoses?

Just to amplify Allan's comment, here's the PCV setup on my '64: IMG_20161013_093049627-1024x576.jpg Installed on the car, it should look something like this: IMG_20161024_171652183_zpsr0sfgvry.jpg As Allan said, you've got parts from multiple years on your car. The '64 PCV system has the advantage ...
by sseebart
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Strange door tag - special codes
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Strange door tag - special codes

A 66 428 convertible is already rare and desirable. The color in the photos is a good complement to the car. If it's the original special order color, I'd say it would add a little value. For some, that might indicate that the original owner, at least, took special car of the car. All that being sai...
by sseebart
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Overseas parts...your opinions.
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Overseas parts...your opinions.

I did a quick search at O'Reilly's Auto Parts and turned up the flexible brake hose for my 64. No information from them about where it was manufactured, but it might be worth a trip to them (or Napa or whoever you trust in the neighborhood) to see what they have. In the absence of finding anything y...