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by rzcrisis
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull EDIT followup on pull both ways, photos
Replies: 29
Views: 1273

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull EDIT followup on pull both ways, photos

Great pics and write up Paul. When I do decide to pull my 64 390/COM, I will take your advice and look at a combined pull going slow and sure. Good info on the picker setting. As I am reading your write up I am appreciating my easy recent experience with a picker and an inline 6 cylinder from a Falc...
by rzcrisis
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: What do i need to look for buying a 65
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: What do i need to look for buying a 65

I answered your PM Tim. Let me know.

Randy
by rzcrisis
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull EDIT followup on pull both ways, photos
Replies: 29
Views: 1273

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull

Thanks Wally for the offer of help when needed.

Steve....I hear you ........saw a sign in a shop not long ago that sums it up:

Hourly Shop Rates

$50.00 per hour

$75.00 per hour if you watch

$100.00 per hour if you help

$150.00 per hour if you tried once and couldn't
by rzcrisis
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Clarification on motor/trans pull EDIT followup on pull both ways, photos
Replies: 29
Views: 1273

Re: Clarification on motor/trans pull

Although it requires a dedicated person to video and may not be at the top of this list for this event, sure would be interesting to have it YouTubed for the benefit of those of us who will possibly be facing the same job in the future. So much excellent advice on this forum to add commentary to the...
by rzcrisis
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Value of a Custom 1964 Thunderbird
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Value of a Custom 1964 Thunderbird

If I were looking at a custom car like this, I would be mostly concerned with the quality of the work. If simple things like gauges were overlooked in the build, it would be difficult to believe that the rest of the work was done meticulously. If you can share photos of the car, it's possible we co...
by rzcrisis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Advice on buying a 65 Thunderbird
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Advice on buying a 65 Thunderbird

X2 on everything Paul has said. First paragraph in his reply is an important one. Your expectations, your budget, whether you are able to do some or all the work yourself or need to hire someone all play into the decision to buy the bird. I quickly found out when I bought my 64 that these are not ea...
by rzcrisis
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 31
Views: 3908

Re: Brake bleeding

Totally agree with Raven on the brass block fitting. Goes the same for copper type washers. Both soft metals. Recently helped a fellow tbirder with a fuel leak on a 1957 bird carb and ended up purchasing a new brass banjo fitting to address it. No overtightening and do your best to make sure your co...
by rzcrisis
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fender Skirts
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Fender Skirts

My fender skirts came with the car and are the originals confirmed with my gate release options and original paint. Mine do not fit 100% but the rubber gasket that is on the top edge helps fill any gaps. All of my pins are in the wheel well. Mine have elongated holes so there is some room to adjust ...
by rzcrisis
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Overheating and at a loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: Overheating and at a loss

Hi PapaBird I had something similar when I first got my 64 bird. Had changed out the thermostat, hoses and messed with the expansion tank, flushed system and still found it running way too hot. Finally took the rad to a rad guy in town and he told me that it was possible with replacing some componen...
by rzcrisis
Mon May 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tbird Appreciating Day
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Tbird Appreciating Day

RAVEN wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:26 pm
DO NOT FORGET TECH DAY NEXT SATURDAY RANDY. Want to see as many out to the event as possible. It's just up the road a few clicks. First event of the season here in the Great White North, of Ontario.
Have it on the calendar Wally. See you there!

Randy
by rzcrisis
Sun May 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tbird Appreciating Day
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Tbird Appreciating Day

I heard her calling me from storage and since I have paid up the insurance decided to drive the bird to my Moms 80th Birthday party today (birthdays a common theme here). Enjoyed the nice drive on a beautiful day.....windows down......hum of the 390......gas gauge slowly moving down....good times! T...
by rzcrisis
Mon May 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heated carb spacer on ‘64
Replies: 22
Views: 1373

Re: Heated carb spacer on ‘64

Hi Doug

Here it is. Sorry for the poor quality of the pic. Kinda dark where I have car stored.
image1.JPG
by rzcrisis
Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!
Replies: 464
Views: 108593

Re: OK Flair-Birders, time to show off!

I love this thread. So many great looking cars with some unique and original looks for sure. I thought I posted my pics when this post came up a few years ago but checked and I had not. Here are some pics of my bird....Thelma...an original California car that we have been enjoying since 2013. Colour...
by rzcrisis
Mon May 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heated carb spacer on ‘64
Replies: 22
Views: 1373

Re: Heated carb spacer on ‘64

I checked mine after reading this post and my PCV T connector is directly off the intake. The only thing connected to the spacer is a coolant line input connected just after the upper coolant hose of the water pump. The exit hose goes directly to the firewall connection for the heater housing under ...
by rzcrisis
Thu May 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Changing the Focus of These Forums
Replies: 26
Views: 1997

Re: Changing the Focus of These Forums

guys I had a long winded reply all typed out and I decided to forget it. In a nutshell, the focus here is tbirds, that won't change. nobody insists you have to be a purist, everyone seems to get the answer they need. try to be your own advocate and search the web, you can't always get instant grati...