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by paulr
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How to remove dash script and trim? 1965 convertible
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: How to remove dash script and trim? 1965 convertible

mark1965tbird wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Thanks. Is it likely that the speed nuts break? Some articles claim they do.
Mostly they break but you can salvage them sometimes. New ones are cheap from Bird Nest and other Tbird vendors.
by paulr
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: WIRING HARNESSES...
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: WIRING HARNESSES...

Looks good, Mitch! I think I see instrument/speedo cluster terminals. Does that harness connect to both of the firewall plugs?
by paulr
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How to remove dash script and trim? 1965 convertible
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: How to remove dash script and trim? 1965 convertible

hi everyone, Does anyone know how to remove the dash script ("Thunderbird"), on the passenger side? and...does anyone know how to remove the chrome trim surrounding that portion of the dash? If I pry them off, I'll figure it out and gouge the dash in the process. I hope someone knows the best way. ...
by paulr
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: All Gauges just died, WAAAAA
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: All Gauges just died, WAAAAA

All four needles dropped at once, do I have that right? That is truly bizarre because the ammeter belongs to your charging circuit, and the other three gauges are completely not part of that circuit. I can't think of any reason it would happen like that. While your question of too much ground could ...
by paulr
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: WIRING HARNESSES...
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: WIRING HARNESSES...

Mitch, I think you're the guinea pig here. If you do order from these guys do let us know. It's unclear if Narragansett is still online with harnesses for us or not. For my part, I tested out an Oregon company called Bauer last year that was excellent for the one small part I bought. I will buy more...
by paulr
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater color wheel cleaning
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Heater color wheel cleaning

I did not have vacuum at the brown line and so no heat in the cabin. I have removed the heating - cooling head and now have access to the color wheel. How do I clean this part and can it be done without separating it? Is there any way to test outside the car without installing it? Is there anything...
by paulr
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OEM Heater Control Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: OEM Heater Control Valve

The reproduction valves don’t have a mounting bracket of any kind and their shape is smaller than the original. They work ok.
by paulr
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: fuel sender unit
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: fuel sender unit

Get a new gasket. Support the car on jack stands, maybe remove a rear wheel for elbow room—optional Disconnect battery negative cable Be sure your tank is way below half full Removing and replacing the sender is simple. The only delicate bit is getting the new gasket to seat perfectly and preventin...
by paulr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Did I fry my ammeter just now? 65 hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Did I fry my ammeter just now? 65 hardtop

Hmmm.. I have read about a 'shunt style" ammeter coming into use in 1966. I thought the 64 and 65 ammeters were the same since the 64's were notorious for dash fires. After researching it looks like in 65 Ford addressed heavier wires through the firewall but it wasn't until 66 that they changed the...
by paulr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Did I fry my ammeter just now? 65 hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Did I fry my ammeter just now? 65 hardtop

No difference. The 66 ammeter is actually the same as the 64 ammeter. The gauges are all the same for all years. Spooks are in your charging circuit.
by paulr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Did I fry my ammeter just now? 65 hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Did I fry my ammeter just now? 65 hardtop

64 & 65 circuits are the same. The 65 unit has a heavier element but they could be interchangeable without causing the problem stated. Lee Craner’s comment is true—reversing the leads won’t damage an ammeter, it would just reverse the direction of the indicator needle. I’d look for mis-wiring of the...
by paulr
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hello! / 390 ‘vs’ 428
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Hello! / 390 ‘vs’ 428

The only thing I’m worried about is with all the gadgets like the electric windows, air conditioning, possible cruise control, ribbon speedometer are quite a few more things to break. But then perhaps people treated these more nicely than beating the crap out of a muscle car?? Take a different tack...
by paulr
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hello! / 390 ‘vs’ 428
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Hello! / 390 ‘vs’ 428

Thunderbirds still seem like huge bargains for what they are vs Chevelles, Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, ‘Cudas, etc. etc. Just making sure you understand the glaring comparison above ^^. All those cars vs. the Tbird; there’s a reason our beloved car is nicknamed the Thunderchicken. Torque to spare...
by paulr
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Couple "loose ends"! 65 hardtop
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Couple "loose ends"! 65 hardtop

1. That's a user-added screw. There are no groundstraps for the instrument or the speedo pod. 2. Old CVR that someone has mounted in a place they could reach. 3. Black wires with ring terminals under the dash are grounds for something. Fasten them down to the frame. You'd need a schematic to identif...
by paulr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Yellow Mystery Wire behind dash?! (65 hardtop).
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Yellow Mystery Wire behind dash?! (65 hardtop).

Thanks guys. I do need to get one of those wiring diagrams. I REALLY struggle with reading them though. It is comforting hearing that I am not the only one with this "unclaimed" wire. From what I can tell this dash hasn't been out before, and it would be really difficult to reach this wire with it ...