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by RAVEN
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Testing Testing
Topic: Wrong name?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Wrong name?

I have had this happen to me several times also. I have experienced it over the last 2 years and have notified Yoda everytime it has happened.
He is aware, but I believe he should be flagged when it happens so he can track it and possibly find the Gremlin.
by RAVEN
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cam Sprocket metal? 66, 390
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Cam Sprocket metal? 66, 390

Nylon composite
by RAVEN
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Carb cleaner
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Carb cleaner

Depends what you call to pricey. KLEEN FLO Carb Cleaner, seems to be a decent product that comes in a 4 litre can, is readily available over the counter here in Canada, and is not watered down. It cuts through carbon build up with a little bit of soaking time. There is one draw back with the solutio...
by RAVEN
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Aluminum seat trim
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: Aluminum seat trim

I have restored several grilles over the years and have just used pop rivets, and a little black paint, no one sees them in the shadows unless they really are looking hard and specifically for them.
by RAVEN
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Aluminum seat trim
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: Aluminum seat trim

AGREED! Scott, If I did not know better I would say you have an NOS grille! The quality of refinish equals that of one. Your picture speaks volumes. Paul; in regards of the painted parts. The "U" channels which hold the slats and the end brackets with the wings which the riveted ends of the stats ar...
by RAVEN
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Aluminum seat trim
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: Aluminum seat trim

This is where people will say I am full if S*&%^T and not know what I am talking about. BUT if I was to say I have an NOS grille which I picked up many moons ago and put on my car not to long ago, and said that no part of it really shined like MIRROR CHROME, what would you say? Shall I go further? I...
by RAVEN
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Aluminum seat trim
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: Aluminum seat trim

Actually, all of the slats' surfaces are anodized, it is a dipping process. The slats get a different finish texture, some areas are polished, some are a matte finish, some parts are painted over after assembly, and yes rivets are used! The factory even numbered the slats so the boys on the line wou...
by RAVEN
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Map light
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Map light

Scott, are you testing us to see if we notice your age or are you talking about how long you have owned your car? LOL
by RAVEN
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

In essence it is the atmospheric pressure on the back side of the diaphragm which applies the brakes, and this is caused by the vacuum (negative pressure) on the front side of the diaphragm, allowing the pressure to move the diaphragm. By releasing the vacuum (turning the vacuum off) the pressures a...
by RAVEN
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

Midland Ross 10 screw booster. Full kit purchased and on the way to Pakistan. Moin bought directly, and to my knowledge no core charges applied. With a car build date of 3C (March 3) the Midland seemed logical, we just wanted to be sure. When everything is proven correct and working, further details...
by RAVEN
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

Update on this thread. Upon contacting Moin via PM, and my local booster rebuilder, the 3 of us were able to sort out the specific booster he had, and were able to source a rebuild kit. If you source a booster through any of our TBird vendors they all list different units and their different applica...
by RAVEN
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hesitation above 40 mph
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Hesitation above 40 mph

Other than fuel starvation I would look at possible obstructed main jets, obstructed/restricted power valve.
It can also be a blocked vacuum port on the carb to the distributor giving a false advance, or out of setting advance (points float)
by RAVEN
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

Any and all information possible will help to reduce the potential for an error. Photos will help to identify the unit.
I will send a PM with my e-mail address so you can forward the information.
by RAVEN
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

I can ask my local fellow who rebuilt my booster. A kit should be available, and you can attempt to rebuild your self. The only thing which may cause some issue is the specific model type/generation of booster. Not knowing the specific unit may cause some confusion and error of the correct kit that ...
by RAVEN
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wheel cover restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Wheel cover restoration

Have you checked with the Tbird suppliers like Pat Wilson, Larry's, or the Bird Nest? You may be surprised to find out that they supply restoration kits for hubcaps just like what you are asking for.