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by RAVEN
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: July/August SCOOPS
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: July/August SCOOPS

As of today at 3.00 pm, the CANADIAN Nov/Dec 2020 SCOOPS were mailed out from my location in Southern Ontario. Based on information provided by the CDN Postal service, the timing to see delivery will be approx 3-5 days. This mailing is very important, from the point it is time to renew your membersh...
by RAVEN
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: '65 Special Limited Edition Landau Question
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: '65 Special Limited Edition Landau Question

Special, do understand, to purchase the OFS books, you will need to be a current paid up member of the VTCI, c/w a members number.
This FORUM is an open site but direct dealings need a membership.
We welcome you aboard.
by RAVEN
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ball joint - Upper
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Ball joint - Upper

New to this topic, but not new to the BIRD. I am in the process of doing my Landau over and one item in the list is a full resto of the front end. Has anyone heard of, or used "KANTER" suspension parts. On my triple black "RAVEN", which I did front end work about 20 years ago, all is still functiona...
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bypass Wipers?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Bypass Wipers?

Hope it was a Convert body, as cutting a roof off of a hard top will allow the car to bend in the middle. Not enough structural floor pan to support the car!
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front facing headlight panel paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Front facing headlight panel paint color

Thanks for the input Scott. This subject has come up, and previous discussions involving Alan, Fuz and others have been tossed around. Some say NO to the black out area behind the headlight pods, some say YES to the treatment. In my current case, RAVEN being a triple black car, this issue does not a...
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hardened valve seats in 390 engines
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Hardened valve seats in 390 engines

Actually I was told the same thing by my long term engine rebuilder. When I was having my heads redone for my RAVEN build I asked about the hardened valves and seats. He told me under severe load situations the hardened parts were needed but under cruising, soft petal applications the original facto...
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front facing headlight panel paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Front facing headlight panel paint color

Another feed back on this subject. Thanks. It helps in the information of Authenticity on our cars.
Can you provide the build date and VIN number, plus original body colour, so I can start recording this info. You can PM me with the info for privacy.

Paul can you do the same pls.

Wally
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Squeaking
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Squeaking

To add to this post.
I found another discussion, if you go back 5 pages, and look at a post by "privateer" titled, A-ARM play on upper arm. It has an attachment which shows another possible failure point and really is a good look a our cars.
I recommend a look at.

W
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Resto question; rust prevention measure
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Resto question; rust prevention measure

Paul, fully agree and I moved my thoughts and comments to the other Post. The story continues!

W
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front facing headlight panel paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Front facing headlight panel paint color

Thanks Paul for the info, it adds to the discussion. A continuing question now is, and pivots around your VIN number and also the Blacked out areas. In regard to the Blacked out areas and the Osborne MANUALS. In the Osborne books it shows areas covered but not necessarily behind the headlight pods f...
by RAVEN
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tonneau cover 1966 tbird
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Tonneau cover 1966 tbird

Sorry unit unavailable at present moment.
by RAVEN
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Judges Review Checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Judges Review Checklist

I am sorry to say "I" cannot do that as I do not have access to the Club's membership database. I know there must be a master list, but who has it, I am sorry I do not know. I am not on the Board of Directors, so I have no access to the Club files. Contact Terri who you registered with, and ask her....
by RAVEN
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: My first post
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: My first post

Welcome aboard, glad to hear that your Bird is a survivor. I appreciate any Bird being preserved and wish you well on your efforts. There are many who watch this site and help in any way they can.
by RAVEN
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Squeaking
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Squeaking

There are rubber boots/isolators on both ends of the springs, which are a molded item and fit the spring pockets in the UCA and shock tower. Yes they can be in poor condition, but doubt that is the issue. Not much room for the springs to move, as they fit in pockets. Drive the car, enjoy it, and see...
by RAVEN
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Resto question; rust prevention measure
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Resto question; rust prevention measure

Paul, the work looks great, is this GINGER you are working on? I have a question in regards to the painted surfaces on the car. Specifically the front facing panel area on either side of the front rad support, the slotted section and the panel which the voltage reg is screwed to. These two FRONT fac...