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by RAVEN
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: stock tire size
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: stock tire size

Sorry they were 8.15 X 15 in 65. No Alpha tires existed yet. Some people use 215/75/15, some use 225/70/15. Have found that the use is owner chosen, but 215/75/15 is closest to original to my understanding. The difference is 4 mm per diameter. ALSO remember not every tire maker is the same dimension...
by RAVEN
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How do I ....?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: How do I ....?

Only thing is the mirror and the Bird are not of the same curvature per Paul's post so the 2 way tape will have marginal surface contact points. Plus it possibly will be seen.
Think Paul's way is the better way.
by RAVEN
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How do I ....?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: How do I ....?

Do an advanced search under;
mirror Bird mirror mounting.
Author paulr
64/66

Paulr wrote a post on how he mounted his Bird. Would appear exactly what you need.
Give it a look and good luck
by RAVEN
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Filler nut on differential
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Filler nut on differential

Jtschug, I guess my computer screen is getting old, or not providing a clear image of both VIN plates, and the trim code and color codes. Can you post the info as it appears that your landau has a code 4 for the tranny and other hard to read points. I am just curious. You can PM me, if you wish.
by RAVEN
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: WWYD?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: WWYD?

I would be interested in the Drums/Spindle hubs. With one small condition and one slightly bigger problem. Condition; What is the condition of the hubs. Do they meet minimum specs of wear, if they are close to being worn out, then they are just boat anchors, and not worth the trouble. (sad to say bu...
by RAVEN
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: speedometer issue
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: speedometer issue

Paul, not sure if it was the right stuff, but have had no issues for years, so maybe lucky. I used a high temp boiler/steam valve silicone lubricant. Figured it would not harm the nylon, was rated for heat, would not break-down or dry-out. (even went to my shop and found the tube for ya) Its a Dow-C...
by RAVEN
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Repro door panels
Replies: 36
Views: 3243

Re: Repro door panels

Thanks Paul on reminding me of the "Install". Yes it was FUN! Something else I will add which will help the crank install, was I cut the shaft just short of the splines on the thru shaft, and welded/added a quarter inch spacer. This allowed the crank to be spaced out that distance and removed the cr...
by RAVEN
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Repro door panels
Replies: 36
Views: 3243

Re: Repro door panels

No matter who sells the door panels, they are all made by one manufacturer, and sold by all the vendors. So the install problems exist for everyone. Best advice is to go slow, measure 5 times, keep trial fitting, and be prepared for some possible headaches. BTW I bought my panels from Pat and he is ...
by RAVEN
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: speedometer issue
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: speedometer issue

Do a "SEARCH" in previous posts under Speedometer and RAVEN (as author). I submitted some points of repair/trouble shooting, many moons ago. Basically the Speedo is a magnetically driven unit, where a fixed pole magnet is inserted inside a drum. As the magnet is rotated by the Speedo cable, a magnet...
by RAVEN
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Filler nut on differential
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Filler nut on differential

I think you will find that it is a plug, not a bolt, and no socket is necessary, only the ratchet or breaker bar square drive.
Unless the P.O. did a change out.
by RAVEN
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Filler nut on differential
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Filler nut on differential

Believe it is a male 1/2" socket square drive. Just insert the square ratchet drive or extension and away you go!
by RAVEN
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Lower shift bushing
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Lower shift bushing

Dakoda; there is no need to remove the hood, save your efforts. You need to remove the inner fender on the drivers side at the firewall. There are a few bolts, a few nuts and a few self tap screws and then pull out the inner fender. Watch you do not scratch the fender lip pulling it out, but a littl...
by RAVEN
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Alternator regulator plug.
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Alternator regulator plug.

Joe
Just a small point to detail. In your photos showing the Regulator plug in. Your "cover" to the Regulator is mounted 180 degrees out of position. This will give incorrect identification to the terminals. I understand it is a mute point, but it gives a misdirection of wire position/function.
by RAVEN
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Drivers seat position
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Drivers seat position

I am not current with 61/63 seat tracks, but pretty sure they are the same as 64/66 tracks. 64/66 tracks have the 2 location holes in the base of the tracks, not on the upper slides, and the threaded holes for mounting to car floor are only about 1.5 inches apart. There is a difference in the spacer...
by RAVEN
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question

Herb, to answer your original question, the timing marks are on the outer ring FACE of the wide flange crank pulley.
If you have a 65 Shop Manual, an illustration of same can be found on page 8-29 or page 8-31, under the Part 8-2 Section. OR page 9-15, Section 9-1.