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by RedBird64
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl
Replies: 43
Views: 1200

Re: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl

JTS, That should work really nice, I've long thought we could use a 1 1/8 MC and it seems like the smaller size should fit like a dream. I suspect you'll have a slightly stiffer pedal but nothing serious. You'll have to let us know how this all works out!

Scott
by RedBird64
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hagerty's Barn Find Hunter features a sweet black '62
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Hagerty's Barn Find Hunter features a sweet black '62

It would be a lot of fun just cleaning her up and watching it come to life before you.
by RedBird64
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hood Springs
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: Hood Springs

Yeah, that's terrible. I've never heard of a spring breaking either but as old as these cars are getting, anything is possible!

Scott
by RedBird64
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: New Radiator!
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: New Radiator!

Nice. I look forward to hearing how it works out!
Have you picked out an electric fan yet?

S
by RedBird64
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question

I believe the high temp of power coating would destroy the rubber in the balancer. So hopefullly it was disassembled before coating and reassembled afterward. If they also covered up the timing marks I'm not sure what you're going to do. The pin thing is very strange looking. When they balance these...
by RedBird64
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl
Replies: 43
Views: 1200

Re: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl

Well that's too bad. There are narrower GM MC's like the one in my link above but even that one looks kinda long.
Hopefully all works out well with PBE!

S
by RedBird64
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Opinions on replacing window motors?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Opinions on replacing window motors?

The resistor wires in the 64 to 66. Tbirds are installed from the motors to ground, the rear ground runs from the motor to the driveshaft tunnel and terminates under the console box with a screw into the tunnel metal. True but they are just current limiting. Until the motor draws excessive current,...
by RedBird64
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Opinions on replacing window motors?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Opinions on replacing window motors?

I still have the original motors in my doors. The rears are another story. If they work, I would not replace them. The problems I've had were more with switches and wiring having huge voltage drops across them. In your case I would first suspect the switch has finally failed. Certainly check to make...
by RedBird64
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl
Replies: 43
Views: 1200

Re: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl

As pathetic as it sounds, I have spent hours pouring over different MC's on Ford and GM product using the Rock Auto site. You can look at the shapes of the unit and get all their specs like piston size and port sizes. GM liked to use bigger MC bores as a rule. A bigger bore requires more pedal effor...
by RedBird64
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl
Replies: 43
Views: 1200

Re: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl

Wally, that booster is only a single 7" where as the unit on 64's are 9" and the 65~67 are double 9's (20% more assist than a single 9). So the Mustang unit would not provide nearly as much assist. The whole thign is ultra confusing! Everything in the system affects everything else! Looking at the c...
by RedBird64
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruise o matic Small case Modulator?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Cruise o matic Small case Modulator?

Yes, COM's have a modulator on the Dr. side, just above the pan. Follow the metal line and it should have a short rubber portion connecting it to the modulator. Often it's just the hose that has popped off or split and when that happens, the trans always thinks the eng is at WOT.

Scott
by RedBird64
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl
Replies: 43
Views: 1200

Re: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl

That's a good deal, especially if yours is pretty nice ie not rusted, pitted and dented. When I called Booster Dewey about mine, he said most of them he gets as cores are beat and have had MC leak into them. Mine was cosmetically great so I sent it in for rebuild.

Scott
by RedBird64
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater core, new or re-core?
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Heater core, new or re-core?

Rt.146 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:34 am
There is a radiator shop in RI, that will sell a new copper heater core made in USA, $150.00. Central Auto Radiator.
Thanks RT!

Scott
by RedBird64
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: NSS 1966 C6
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: NSS 1966 C6

Along with all the parts at the top of the colum that wear out and make the shifter sloppy, there's a bushing at the bottom in the eng compartment that's critical. It's between the outer steering colum and the shift tube and if it hasn't ever been replaced, it needs it. The material they used just d...
by RedBird64
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Unleaded gas filler neck insert
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Unleaded gas filler neck insert

I keep a thick rag folded up inside the filler area. No matter how I try, it always shoots some out and wants to damage the paint in there so the rag soaks it up and allows it to dry up without touching anything painted.

I know that's not much of a fix but it's all I could come up with.

Scott