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by sseebart
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: carburetor Spacer
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: carburetor Spacer

I don't believe there are aftermarket replacements for the water jacket place, but I've had good luck calling up Bird Nest and having them look through their used inventory for stuff like this.

~Steve
by sseebart
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 floor pan
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: 64 floor pan

When I did mine, I discovered that the rot had extended up the transmission tunnel. For that, I had to fabricate a few small pieces to use in addition to the pans I bought. 140130-IMG_20140130_160650652_HDR-1024x576.jpg Also, the floor pans are spot welded onto a structural brace. You'll need a spot...
by sseebart
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: ONE PIECE DOOR GLASS...
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: ONE PIECE DOOR GLASS...

Thanks for the details. Beyond my skill level, but at least I know what to ask for. The final product is super clean--very jealous!

~Steve
by sseebart
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 66 Trunk issue\question
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: 66 Trunk issue\question

When I first bought my car, the lock on the trunk was missing. The PO had been using a screwdriver to unlatch the trunk. He was an expert at it--could do it faster than turning a key.

There's no question the trunk is still latched, so I'd try the screwdriver trick first.

~Steve
by sseebart
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 66 Trunk issue\question
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: 66 Trunk issue\question

Here's a photo I took of the mechanism on the other side of the trunk. You may want to weigh the cost of a mobile locksmith against the cost of trying to replace the existing vintage mechanism.
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~Steve
by sseebart
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: suitable gas & oil, etc.?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: suitable gas & oil, etc.?

What keeps the old 390s and 428s happy? Do you need to put lead substitute in the gas? Is one of those old-car oil formulations advisable? Any other fluid tips and tricks I ought to know? Some of this will be specific to the motor in your car--if the motor was recently rebuilt, for example, there w...
by sseebart
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: blower motor resistor
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: blower motor resistor

These are some photos I took when I had my dash apart. Could be wrong, but I believe these are the resistor connections on my 64 (no air): 20131115_115514.jpg (Sorry, not the greatest photo in the world.) If you look closely in the upper right area, you can see the same red unit on the heater box: 2...
by sseebart
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: ONE PIECE DOOR GLASS...
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: ONE PIECE DOOR GLASS...

Looks pretty sharp to me. For me, there's plenty of air through the big vents in the passenger compartment. Can you provide any details on the drip channel removal? Mine have rust, but when I discussed shaving them off with a body shop, they strongly discouraged it, saying it was an involved (and ex...
by sseebart
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: another 1966 tbird for restore
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: another 1966 tbird for restore

How bets to fix any know issues like the shifter and or the windshield hydraulics? I have a short tutorial on the shifter here: http://thunderbird.seebart.org/photo-journals/steeringcolumnandshifter The windshield wiper system almost never fails. If yours isn't working, best to post a specific ques...
by sseebart
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: another 1966 tbird for restore
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Just bought 1966 tbird for restore SoCal

Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new car. Love the color. Before putting it on the road, you'll definitely want to go through the brake system. '66 models have front disk brakes, so modifications/upgrades shouldn't be necessary. You should also make sure the shifter is holding in park--chanc...
by sseebart
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Just bought 1966 tbird for restore
Replies: 50
Views: 4943

Re: Just bought 1966 tbird for restore

JimB66thunderbird wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:05 pm
sseebart, does that mean I need to take off the overflow tank to get to it?
Yep, but the tricky part is getting it back on without the new thermostat slipping down and preventing a good seal. Maybe someone has a trick for that? (I know I don't.)
by sseebart
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Just bought 1966 tbird for restore
Replies: 50
Views: 4943

Re: thermostat location

Could someone tell me where the thermostat is located on my 1966 hardtop with a 390, 4 barrel. The manual does not say where it is. I took off the top hose that is on the right side (When facing the car) going from the radiator to the surge tank but it was not there. thanks in advance. It's located...
by sseebart
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Recalled Jackstands
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Recalled Jackstands

Harbor Freight recalled some jackstands a while back, and now it appears that the replacements have also been recalled. If you bought some there, it's worth checking to see if yours are on the list: Screenshot from 2020-07-08 08-40-00.png https://images.harborfreight.com/hftweb/recalls/Jack-Stand-Re...
by sseebart
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Introduction to my 1965 Hardtop Thunderbird
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Introduction to my 1965 Hardtop Thunderbird

I also used Dynomat to replace my insulation. It's easy to work with and does a nice job. I put down two layers. If your carpet is in good shape, I would absolutely recommend cleaning and reinstalling it. Replacements are generally lower quality and are not simple to install—they come oversized and ...
by sseebart
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: ‘64 TBird
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: ‘64 TBird

kjredwine wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 am
In the mean time dropped fuel tank emptied 10 gallons of 20 year old gas and more rust than hoped for. Replace or try to clean?
If there's rust inside the tank, time for a new one, methinks.

~Steve