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by RedBird64
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Re: 1966 Upper control arm bushing torque spec.
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: 1966 Upper control arm bushing torque spec.

Nice vid's John!
I'm always impressed by those with the patience to document work like that.

Scott
by RedBird64
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Power Steering Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Power Steering Issue

Hi Dave,
Hopefully someone has those laying around and can measure for you.
I'm afraid that if the pump seized and the pully has been spinning on a stationary shaft, both the shaft and pulley are probably bad now - hope I'm wrong though.
Have you tired to turn the pump shaft by hand?

Scott
by RedBird64
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Emergency Brake not Engaging
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Emergency Brake not Engaging

Jeepers!! :lol:
I have a RAM3500 I tried taking on some tight trails one time. It was like driving a school bus off-road.
I can sure see how a CJ would be a blast!

Happy trails,
S
by RedBird64
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tips on welding in new trunk pan and sides
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Tips on welding in new trunk pan and sides

Great story Jtschug! I had an 80-something Escort back in the day and now I wonder if I had a fat one or a skinny one!

Scott
by RedBird64
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Are the headlights fused?
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Are the headlights fused?

I have had the hi/lo beam switch on the floor cause them to overload and blink like that.
Might try replacing that first - they're cheap and plentiful.

Scott
by RedBird64
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Best After Market Mufflers?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Best After Market Mufflers?

Frankly, the rest of the pipes last almost forever so just stainless muffs would be a great improvement. I wonder if it would be possible to put in some small muffs where the resonators were? The resonators were shaped like a common muffler so finding something aftermarket might be easier. They're p...
by RedBird64
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Best After Market Mufflers?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Best After Market Mufflers?

jtschug wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Did you go with the stock option?

Are you running resonators? Stock or high performance muffler?
I went all stock with resonators.
Kinda wanted to get the gnarlier sounding muffs but I figured I might be sorry some day.
It sounds pretty good as it is, especially from behind.

Scott
by RedBird64
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Best After Market Mufflers?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Best After Market Mufflers?

Do you want stock sound or louder? I drove my car for many years as a daily driver. These cars eat mufflers! They just don't get warm enough to dry out the steam that gets in them after you first start the eng cold (unless you drive quite a ways) and they would last me a couple of years before rotti...
by RedBird64
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Are the headlights fused?
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Are the headlights fused?

All good advice! If you run 60/55W bulbs you'll be fine but anything bigger, like the 100W parts will cause the CB to trip. I've been running 60/55 Halogens for many years and while they're nothing compared to modern headlights, they're sure better than the regular type. There are also some LED repl...
by RedBird64
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Just Installed New eBay Valve Covers & Gaskets...Now Leaking Oil. Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Just Installed New eBay Valve Covers & Gaskets...Now Leaking Oil. Help?

Just my experience but I would stick with rubber gaskets. Every single cork gasket I have ever used has leaked. Especially where they get extra hot. Rubber doesn't cost any more so why not? My VC's are glued down with Great stuff and rubber gaskets. I also paid special attention to the area JTSchug ...
by RedBird64
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Emergency Brake not Engaging
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Emergency Brake not Engaging

If it just springs back up when the car isn't running, I would take the assembly off and inspect it. It employes a ratcheting mechanism that's really pretty simple. When you get it off you will see how it works and what is keeping it from springing back. It may just be rusty, dirty or the spring mis...
by RedBird64
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 91
Views: 6006

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

Yes, pics please and if it's not too much bother, a sound clip of the exhaust. :mrgreen:

Scott
by RedBird64
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is It My Brake Booster or Master Cylinder? Can't Figure This Out! 1966 Thunderbird Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Is It My Brake Booster or Master Cylinder? Can't Figure This Out! 1966 Thunderbird Help!

Yes! All of the 60's vintage Tbird boosters are hard to come by. I could have exchanged mine at Booster Dewey's but when I talked to him he said if mine wasn't rusted or pitted, I'd be happier just getting mine rebuilt.
Apparently when you can find them, they're rough.

S
by RedBird64
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Pink-Resistance Wire
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Pink-Resistance Wire

When measuring small resistance, make sure to measure your leads first and deduct that amount, if any, from the total.

Scott
by RedBird64
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Emergency Brake not Engaging
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Emergency Brake not Engaging

You make a good point Richard. To me, it's nice to know the ebrake wont just stick on and that I can modulate it as needed rather than fumble for a release.
That's another good reason to leave it as-is.

Scott