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by RAVEN
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Steering gear question.
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: 1965 Steering gear question.

Try using a little patience and time and you will get there. Time is the factor. If you run the motor longer than a minute or two, you will tend to start to draw the returning oil which has tiny air pockets back into the system. Stop and wait until the oil/air has separated, then cycle a few more se...
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 26
Views: 2079

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

I looked in to my files/library, of booster rebuilders Found these suppliers, but take note, they may no longer be in business as I have not updated lately. Some are "local" to you. White Post Restorations in Virginia REBUILDER Booster Dewey in Oregon REBUILDER Auto Parts Warehouse in California PAR...
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 26
Views: 2079

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

What part of the country do you live in? This might help in directing you where to get it re/re.
by RAVEN
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 26
Views: 2079

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

Looks like a small banded Bendix Booster. It was used on 64 Birds.
Try Midwestbooster.
by RAVEN
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Brake Booster
Replies: 26
Views: 2079

Re: 1961 Brake Booster

There were several boosters used through out the years, and possibly could have been switched out to any version. Post some pictures of your application showing band/front of body/master cylinder mounting/vacuum line mounting. This will help identify your unit. Know going in that our suppliers offer...
by RAVEN
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: Forums upgraded from phpBB 3.2.7 to 3.2.8
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Forums upgraded from phpBB 3.2.7 to 3.2.8

Look a little harder in the upper left corner, just below the title. It has red lettering which says NEW TOPIC.
You need to have a section selected, like 61 to 63 Thunderbirds in the FORUM title section.
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by RAVEN
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is a 64 a 65
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Is a 64 a 65

Must also have a 65 upper bumper half, to match grille bolt points, OR you have unused tags which would have been used to hold 64 grille.
by RAVEN
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Underhood sound deadening installation
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: Underhood sound deadening installation

Hood insulation sold by vendors is a HVAC duct work sound/insulation. Have seen it in Grey, or Black or Yellow fiberglass one inch thick product. Spraying a sealer on the exposed open face slows down the delamination, but if using anything which is heat reactive, will just glue the panels to the air...
by RAVEN
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is a 64 a 65
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Is a 64 a 65

OK, some points learned. Will give the fellow a call and bring him up to speed, and make him aware that there are differences. If he is so driven to do the work, then that is his call. Pretty sure the differences would not be a challenge to him, and would take on the wrench time. He just loves the 6...
by RAVEN
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is a 64 a 65
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Is a 64 a 65

Thanks guys.
Did not realize front clip was different, no need to know, as I would never have attempted it.
But if a person was building a driver, the up grade to discs would be a good thing, along with outher front end geometry..
Cosmetically only a purist would know.
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is a 64 a 65
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Is a 64 a 65

Scott, a hood can be changed, along with trunk lid (a different opening for lock cover), but body structure is another thing. Thanks Dan for possible differences. If a person hung a 64 front fender on a 65 would the detail points match up (rib joints at top of door at A pillar). If so then no issue,...
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is a 64 a 65
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Is a 64 a 65

To all, I received a call from a fellow today wondering, if he had a 65 body (bare bones) and needed a 64 CAR, could he switch the units? His comment was there seems to be a lot of 65 cars out there but few 64s. He needs or wants to build a car, but his 64 is tired, but has a lead on a "virgin" 65, ...
by RAVEN
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: A/C Drain Hose Location
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: A/C Drain Hose Location

It's nice to see my Bud from North Bay posting
How you doing Ian? Long time no talk, please keep posting the knowledge you got. We need older wiz kids providing knowledge that is locked up in your minds.
by RAVEN
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Installing expansion valve
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Installing expansion valve

To all, I was hesitant in posting this, but there is another way to get to the Ex Valve, and goes against my OEM/originality beliefs, and do not preach it as a correct method of repair. Have seen it done on one car, and owner said it was a simple path for repair/exchange. NOTE, it worked in his favo...
by RAVEN
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wiper motor noise, appreciate input please. (1965)
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Wiper motor noise, appreciate input please. (1965)

I would say you are above a basic set-up, since pulling 2 motors, re/re a 64 Bird and it's quirks, plus all the other things that go with owning/driving a classic "Ginger", as I believe you have named her!

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