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by RAVEN
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: No Heat, heater motor blows cold air
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: No Heat, heater motor blows cold air

I would think in Kentucky, you have probably about 2 weeks before it gets cold enough TOO get TOO cold to need AF. By saying this, I mean; you have a little time to trial clean and fit all the parts and install a thermostat and run the car and see if she warms up. If all goes good then change out to...
by RAVEN
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: No Heat, heater motor blows cold air
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: No Heat, heater motor blows cold air

Me personally I would pull it all apart and clean and verify each part separately. Not that difficult. I am only speaking of carb base and associated hoses. eg; heater hoses, carb base, by pass hoses, and rad hoses, and expansion tank. Flush all those out with a garden hose. When the heater core flo...
by RAVEN
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Refresh, Part II . . . Uh, Let's Just Call it a Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Engine Refresh, Part II . . . Uh, Let's Just Call it a Rebuild

Something that crossed my mind many years ago, when I rebuilt a motor. (one of many), I asked a long time friend of mine, who I grew up with and is a heavy machine motor guy. This same thought on sleeving cylinders, they do it for trucks and such. His comment was; big motors were designed for it wit...
by RAVEN
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Guy, thanks for the add!
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: New Guy, thanks for the add!

Welcome Jon to the Forum. We look forward to see some pictures of your new Bird. The Forum is not like Facebook so you do not need to "thank for the add", we welcome any questions you have, but do understand, many questions you do ask, have probably been asked before, and a lot of information can be...
by RAVEN
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Battery Cap Color
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Battery Cap Color

BTW look on Jim Wulf's web site and you again will get a wealth of information to base your car build on.
If his 300 point car is anything to go on, his YELLOW battery caps might be a good indication.
by RAVEN
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Battery Cap Color
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Battery Cap Color

Do you have a current copy of the Original Factory Specifications, the info can be found there. Along with the battery info you will find also the correct voltage regulator label ID numbers and ink colour if you are going for full correctness. There is an incredible wealth of knowledge to be found i...
by RAVEN
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vaccum Manifold
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Vaccum Manifold

Are you talking about the intake manifold and at the rear of the engine/manifold, directly behind the carb? If so, my idea is you are describing a PCV port which is plumbed on the manifold off of the rocker cover.
by RAVEN
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: COM transmission size
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: COM transmission size

Terry, you being a Canuck and all, as I, LOL, out of the kindness of my heart, And NOT wanting to piss my GOOD friend Bob C, off, and confirm his opinion, I went out to my WINTER hibernating car. Pulled back the cover and inserted my trolley jack, raised it as high as I could, slid in as far as my b...
by RAVEN
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 66 T bird windows
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: 66 T bird windows

First off, let us not get ahead of our selves, DO YOU HAVE A SHOP MANUAL and an OSBORNE ELECTRICAL assembly Manual? If not, I highly recommend you get those first. Then we can possibly walk you through the steps to correct your issue with pictures (wiring Diagrams) in front of you.
One step at a time.
by RAVEN
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.

Well Bill, things are a little cloudy, but not in regard to me. I'm the one with the clear head. There are others, that think, that this is a "token" effort, and they are just going to have to let me "hash" it out for myself. I'm just sayin...........

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by RAVEN
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.

Now even more reason to get a copy of build sheet if it exists, from the current owner.

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by RAVEN
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Just bought 1966 tbird for restore
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Just bought 1966 tbird for restore

For blasting a car, there is numerous media choices, sand, walnut shells glass bead, baking soda, others of strange origin, even rock slag. Plus factor in the air pressure to apply. It is a choice that one has to make and the level of corrosion needed to remove. Plus how much panel distortion you ar...
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.

The search goes on, and the owner is standing by his opinion that he has a very rare factory car. I will ask him for the build sheet, and await further input from the GROUP. I will dig into my library of T Bird Illustrated of years past and see if anything pops up in the mean time. Thanks all. Wally K
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.

I will look it up in Millers book, and comment back. Never thought to check! Just being lazy here, but what was the last VIN # of the 55 Birds as the story that I get is they were run near the end of production, not thru mid production, so that can be an indicator also. I looked up Millers book and ...
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: A 55 Bird with a reported Cont Kit from factory.

Welcome to my high tech world of Satellite internet, I will try, I have had poor luck via this Forum and photos.