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by paulr
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front Coil Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Front Coil Springs

New insulators go on the top and the bottom of the spring. https://www.parts123.com/parts123/dynde ... uKeY=AABDC
by paulr
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: AC Vacuum Canister Location
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: AC Vacuum Canister Location

Alan and Paul, Thanks for your replies. It appears that my factory equipped AC model never had that canister installed. Here's a picture of my right hand fender where the canister should be installed, per your responses. It appears the indents are there for the mounting bolts. AC Canister 002.jpg I...
by paulr
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: AC Vacuum Canister Location
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: AC Vacuum Canister Location

Those two dimples are exactly where the can mounts.; that is very unusual. Find a couple nuts and lock washers for under the fender. The check valve sold by vendors, Bird Nest included, is a very poor substitute for the original. If you get one I wish you good luck. The one I got once didn't hold a ...
by paulr
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: AC Vacuum Canister Location
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: AC Vacuum Canister Location

The smooth black canister at the left is the AC canister. That’s the MY65 location; Bird Nest used to sell them restored for $50; probably still do. The ribbed canister on the firewall/cowl at the back is only there if the car has vacuum door locks. Sorry, I don’t have a better photo; this car is co...
by paulr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: removing gauges 1966 thunderbird
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: removing gauges 1966 thunderbird

Somewhere in these post on gauges, there are problems of wiring being a problem in the re-connection of the gauges, with the wiring, e.g., too short, as best as I remember The wires are short. If the speedo is out of the way and the steering column is dropped down you can only get the barest amount...
by paulr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 convertible wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: 1965 convertible wiring

I found these guys to be superior to Narragansett in service having ordered from both.
http://www.bauerelectronicsinc.com/
by paulr
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Shift detent and gear shift query
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Shift detent and gear shift query

This is where a picture clears up everything. Based on your description of the location and details I thought the same thing David thought except “brown waxy” sounds like a foreign part to the assembly. Sounds like something disfigured or compromised or, a substitution from someone prior. Nothing in...
by paulr
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dash board light question...and wheel.
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Dash board light question...and wheel.

If buy a new, headlight switch stay away from the $20.00 ones at the Auto stores, the rod that goes into the switch, is long, it will not close fully, I don't know if the rod can be cut, I bought a switch for $50. or so dollars, the rod fits flush like it was designed to do when closed. Ditto this ...
by paulr
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How do I ....?
Replies: 8
Views: 334

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. Agree, I think two-way tape wouldn't be a long term application you could trust for ext...
by paulr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 convertible- any luck adding a dual master brake cylinder?
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: 65 convertible- any luck adding a dual master brake cylinder?

This just got a lot more interesting, as in confusing, as in more questions. Your booster does look small but it doesn't seem possible a MY64 single booster would even be installed on a '66. If yours is a normal MY66 booster then I want one because of the size benefit. I have a '64 KH booster and it...
by paulr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock
Replies: 22
Views: 652

Re: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock

Re Paul's post a couple back....the points arc every time they spring open, watch them in a dark room. When the field collapses in a relay coil, there is a voltage spike that can be several hundred volts every time. This is a main cause of burnt points. A simple fix is to put a flyback diode across...
by paulr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 convertible- any luck adding a dual master brake cylinder?
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: 65 convertible- any luck adding a dual master brake cylinder?

With my booster (Bendix style) it fits without hitting the brace. But I’ve seen other cars where it will not fit. I don’t know why some master cylinders sit more than an inch further forward than mine. My car is an early September ‘65 built ‘66 and it is a little weird, as it was from the factory M...
by paulr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: speedometer issue
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: speedometer issue

Thanks Wally, appreciate the product tip. I used a silicone gel recommended at NAPA but I thought of it as a stopgap for short term. I put a couple pics below of some of the gears I've collected. You can see the one that someone used a petroleum lubricant on; once the grease starts to break down the...
by paulr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 convertible- any luck adding a dual master brake cylinder?
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: 65 convertible- any luck adding a dual master brake cylinder?

I don’t mean to shortchange your topic. It has been mulled over ad nauseum over in the MOD forum, being a modification and all. Here’s the most recent thread http://vintagethunderbirdclub.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=17500&sid=d4b24824f9b7afbbd5bdb7fbac839fcd Have a read. But there are many more ...
by paulr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: speedometer issue
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: speedometer issue

The biggest cause of Speedo problems is the Odometer gears and lubrication, which are directly connected to the Speedo cable as it enters the "POD". The gears either seize or start to jump over the teeth, due to dry grease. This was my experience. The 2 nylon ODO gears are pretty soft, and once the...