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by sseebart
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Why do many Thunderbirds have 2 different front seats ?
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Why do many Thunderbirds have 2 different front seats ?

mahone wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:46 pm
...They built T-Birds for the swiss market in switzerland. ..
I was always under the impression that all Thunderbirds came out of the plant at Wixom. Where was the factory in Switzerland?

~Steve
by sseebart
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment

Thank you! This helped a great deal. I ended up chatting online with Summit - kind of a waste of time, dude was nasty, chatted with Goodyear, had no idea, the with Jegs who explained about aspect ratio and how the 75 would bulge less than 70 thus providing my clearance. So, as soon as this dude dec...
by sseebart
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment

I really appreciate your jumping in and helping - I think I might pull the trigger on these. Just want to know if I am looking at anything special for the tires or install. Also, I have read and reference your blog, just found it - working on my steering column - thank you for that info! Glad to he...
by sseebart
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Why do many Thunderbirds have 2 different front seats ?
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Why do many Thunderbirds have 2 different front seats ?

ps I have seen very few reclining passenger seats in real life (other than my own). It would be interesting to know how common this option was. My car has very few options--manual everything and no a/c, but I do have the reclining passenger seat. And yes, I've been asked, "Why are the seats differe...
by sseebart
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment

s1nemesis1s wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:43 am
Did you have to use any wheel spacers or anything like that?
No spacers--these bolt right on.
by sseebart
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment

I would really like to use the skirts if I can, also, what tires are your running with these rims, size and so on - I will probably order them off the web and have the local night guy do the switch. Did you have to use any wheel spacers or anything like that? I have a spare rim--this is the size in...
by sseebart
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment

Yep, these'll work. Skirts will interfere a bit and your speedometer will be off, but worth it. ~Steve HPIM4858.jpg Steve, have you ever experimented with one of the other speedo gears? BTW, with those sick wheels, who needs skirts! :cool: Last time I looked, I couldn't find any. I saw that there's...
by sseebart
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment

Oh wow! When you say the skirts will interfere a bit - is it possible to use them or not? Would I have to modify them much? I really appreciate it! They required minor grinding to clear. Under moderate corning, I still get a bit of interference. I could've ground down a bit more, but instead retire...
by sseebart
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: 1964 Thunderbird wheel fitment

Yep, these'll work. Skirts will interfere a bit and your speedometer will be off, but worth it.

~Steve
HPIM4858.jpg
by sseebart
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 64 Valve Covers
Replies: 0
Views: 59

64 Valve Covers

Looking to buy a set of stock valve covers to fit a 64 390. I believe the 61 - 64 Birds used the same type--Thunderbird lettering and no vents for PCV systems.

~Steve
by sseebart
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull

Although it requires a dedicated person to video and may not be at the top of this list for this event, sure would be interesting to have it YouTubed for the benefit of those of us who will possibly be facing the same job in the future. So much excellent advice on this forum to add commentary to th...
by sseebart
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Giving up on my '64
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

Re: Giving up on my '64

Wondering if you'd be willing to part with the valve covers off this car.

~Steve
by sseebart
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 88
Views: 4696

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

A look at the oil is a good idea, but if it comes out clean, will that be enough to convince you that the motor is sound? Pulling the pan is easier than removing the motor, but unless you're willing to pull off bearing caps while under the car, I'm not sure how much you'll see. Of course, with the b...
by sseebart
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird carb base plate delete
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: 1964 Thunderbird carb base plate delete

You should be able to pull vacuum from the port on the manifold, seen here right above the #3 cylinder. You'll need to figure out some fittings, but I'm sure it can be done. IMG_20160720_155948548-1024x576.jpg If you're still using an Autolite with the heated choke, you could certainly run the new h...
by sseebart
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull

paulr wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Expecting a mess.
And you'll get it! I'm always surprised by the surplus amount of antifreeze I find when the engine is tilted.

~Steve