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by DakotaLee
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Starting Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Starting Issues

Is your ignition switch new? I had some loose wiring in my ignition switch, and the wrong jiggle/hitting the right bump would shut the whole thing off. Slamming the door could be moving the loose circuit enough to start the car.
by DakotaLee
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vibration at higher speeds
Replies: 28
Views: 1189

Re: Vibration at higher speeds

Is the car shifting correctly? I chased this problem for ages, weird RPM, throwing belts on the freeway constantly. I later found out my transmission was a post-66 C6, which has a different shift pattern than our cars. Drive was the dot to the left of the green dot on the shifter.
by DakotaLee
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Need a mechanic
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Need a mechanic

Raven, you would know better, but do you think he forgot to put the distributor shaft back in. In my limited study of this forum, I heard the distributor shaft can fall out or get damaged when the pump is pulled. Just a thought Hollywood, it’s getting harder and harder to find anyone to work on our...
by DakotaLee
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Need a mechanic
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Need a mechanic

Raven, you would know better, but do you think he forgot to put the distributor shaft back in. In my limited study of this forum, I heard the distributor shaft can fall out or get damaged when the pump is pulled. Just a thought Hollywood, it’s getting harder and harder to find anyone to work on our...
by DakotaLee
Sat May 08, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Interior lights follow up
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Interior lights follow up

For what it's worth, I had the exact issue of my dash lights overheating and turning off, and it ended up being a gremlin in the harness. 3 switches didn't make a difference.
by DakotaLee
Mon May 03, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Interior lights follow up
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Interior lights follow up

This post is continuing a previous one I made some time ago regarding the interior lights. Currently The lights don’t exactly obey me when I turn the headlight switch on. Sometime they’ll turn on, other times only the front headlights turn on, and the taillights and interior lights won’t . So the i...
by DakotaLee
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Shifting Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Shifting Questions

Mine shifts into second almost as soon as it gets rolling--probably less than 10 mph. When you shift into Drive, be sure you select the green dot on the right. That allows you to shift through all three gears. If you're on the dot to the left, you'll be starting out in second. Unless, as said in an...
by DakotaLee
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: No interior lights turn signals or gauge lights working on my 66
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: No interior lights turn signals or gauge lights working on my 66

I just got this 66 a week ago and I need to sort out some wiring gauges work but no lights besides my high beam indicating bulb I have no relay in my interior light plug but I can’t find any replacements for that I took apart my light switch cleaned all contacts and put it back I’m getting power to...
by DakotaLee
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 thunderbird door lock latch
Replies: 12
Views: 1063

Re: 1964 thunderbird door lock latch

There's a threaded rod that adjusts how hard you need to press on the button to open the door. If that's in too far it will not open. Loosen it a bit and your door will open much smoother. EDIT : Sorry, I didn't realize this was about the locks not activating. I'll leave this up anyways in case some...
by DakotaLee
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heat coming into Driver's side
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Heat coming into Driver's side

Is the passenger side the same? Is there insulation in the foot well to just above the steering column? Yes, it appears to be the original insulation, all still intact. The rubber has just all failed. There's a hole or two on the passenger side as well. I still haven't had any luck with purchasing ...
by DakotaLee
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heat coming into Driver's side
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Heat coming into Driver's side

Check with the vendors that support this site. They can provide the seals you need. If the accelerator rod bushing is failed chances so will be the steering column and brake push rod seals being questionable. I recently redid the entire column, so that's okay thankfully. I'll also check on the brak...
by DakotaLee
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heat coming into Driver's side
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Heat coming into Driver's side

Torque Converter inspection plate on the bell housing, is in no way close or part of the firewall, floor pan or transmission hump. There IS a grommet where the steering column passes through the fire wall, as well as the throttle rod, and brake linkage to the booster. Plus an oval plug in the trann...
by DakotaLee
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heat coming into Driver's side
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Heat coming into Driver's side

My 66 has a huge heat source leaking into the cabin, by the accelerator. I did a quick search, and someone mentioned a missing inspection plate? I have the lower plate, as pictured.It's currently held on with two bolts, not entirely sealed. Is this the culprit? The amount of heat truly is god-awful....
by DakotaLee
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: kick down not working
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: kick down not working

Yes, if a C6 from any other year is installed, then D will be the first dot. The valve body is one year only. Ford did that for 1966 to match the shift pattern of the MX transmission that was used on the early cars. When I got my transmission rebuilt, I wanted to put a shift kit in it, and they onl...
by DakotaLee
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Aftermarket electric choke connection
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Aftermarket electric choke connection

I’m guessing this is an easy question for the experts here. I have an electric choke which was connected to some wires from the AC from the PO. I’d like to connect it to the correct connection in the engine bay. Anyone know which wire in the engine bay is hot with the key on run but off with key in...