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by Sierra John
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Neutral Safety Switch Question
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Neutral Safety Switch Question

Thanks for the replies. I should've mentioned, mine is an early '66 with Cruise-O-Matic.
by Sierra John
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Neutral Safety Switch Question
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Neutral Safety Switch Question

On my '66, I noticed that the car won't start with the steering column in the swing-away position (all the way to the right). Is that normal? It starts right up when I swing the column to the straight-ahead position. Is that an indication of a neutral safety switch adjustment issue?
by Sierra John
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Leaf Sags
Replies: 16
Views: 470

Re: Rear Leaf Sags

My rear springs were sagging. The tires were scrapping the wheel well if I hit a bump, even a small one. I tried a pair of Superior "spring helpers" last year. Eliminated a lot of the scrapping. Also, I measured the ride height before and after. I gained almost 2 inches.
by Sierra John
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Floor Mats--FREE
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Floor Mats--FREE

Blue floor mats with T-Bird logo. Front and rear mats (set of four). Free--only catch, you have to pick them up in Los Angeles area (near Pasadena).
by Sierra John
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radio noise when applying brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Radio noise when applying brakes

I was having the same issue with my stock '66 AM radio. Took it to a shop near me that repairs old car radios. Now, it's like new. I was told it needed capacitors.
by Sierra John
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Brakes Grabbing
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Re: Rear Brakes Grabbing

Cliff: You wanted to know the outcome with my rear brakes. My brake expert finally checked it out. Everything looked normal. However, the drums have been machined to the max, and the adjustors are turned all the way. Is it possible the knocking I was hearing at the rear when applying the brakes was ...
by Sierra John
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Brakes Grabbing
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Re: Rear Brakes Grabbing

Thanks for all the replies. I appreciate it. The brake shoes have not been changed recently. Every time I have them inspected, they look good and have about 50% to 60% left. The guy I rely on for brake work isn't available for a couple of weeks, so I'll wait until he can inspect it. If the shoes/dru...
by Sierra John
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Brakes Grabbing
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Re: Rear Brakes Grabbing

It's a '66.
by Sierra John
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Brakes Grabbing
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Rear Brakes Grabbing

When I apply the brakes, the rear end feels like it's crossing rows of uneven railroad tracks. The brakes are grabbing, there's a knocking noise, and the rear end shudders. I have to use the lightest pedal pressure possible. Used to just be when the car was cold. Now, it seems to be full time. What ...
by Sierra John
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console

Wow! That's amazing. You did some great work there.
by Sierra John
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Recalled Jackstands
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Recalled Jackstands

Thanks for posting that. I used to have a pair. Glad I got rid of them.
by Sierra John
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headlight Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Headlight Spring

Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it--confirms what I suspected. I'll get to work trying to fix it.
by Sierra John
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headlight Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Headlight Spring

I found this picture on eBay. Is the area I circled in pink where the spring is supposed to attach? My headlight came loose, and I’m having trouble reattaching it. The previous owner really botched things up. The area I circled is missing on mine—it’s just an open gap. The spring was attached where ...
by Sierra John
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 Door Lock Guard Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: 65 Door Lock Guard Issue

My lock protectors were already broken off when I bought my car. No telling how long they've been gone, but it hasn't hurt anything. The locks work fine.
by Sierra John
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: What are these brackets for?
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: What are these brackets for?

Is it for the license plate?