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by Plowell
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Axle Pad Spacer / Part # 5A537-A
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: Axle Pad Spacer / Part # 5A537-A

" Mostly, he just drops off cars at my place to fix. " paulr Well.... here's a 65 I dropped off at Paul's that seemed to have a starter problem. Just wouldn't turn over. I dropped by a couple weeks later to check on the progress since I hadn't heard from him. There must have been some miscommunicati...
by Plowell
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Are Trico Wiper Motors the Same for 64-66?
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Are Trico Wiper Motors the Same for 64-66?

Great. Thanks for the reply
by Plowell
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Are Trico Wiper Motors the Same for 64-66?
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Are Trico Wiper Motors the Same for 64-66?

This might be a stupid question but I'll ask anyway since I can't find the answer in a search... The catalog part number (17508) is same for all three years and also includes 63 (visually, the 63 body appears similar with different fittings). I've seen a number of the Hydro-Wipes for sale that are p...
by Plowell
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Neutral Safety Switches
Replies: 16
Views: 1917

Neutral Safety Switches

Wondering if there is really a difference between neutral safety switches between 64 to 66. Vendors sell one that blankets all three years. I've installed one of these repops on a 65 coup with the end result being barely acceptable. If I was to do it over, I would have looked a little harder for a g...
by Plowell
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dropping fuel tank
Replies: 15
Views: 3008

Re: Dropping fuel tank

With the threat of fellow poster paulr dropping by (we happen to live within minutes of each other) to inspect the perseverance of the fuel tank, it popped right out with a wedge between the tank and trunk. It literally dropped as he was pulling up to the house. The paper liner on the old tank is in...
by Plowell
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dropping fuel tank
Replies: 15
Views: 3008

Re: Dropping fuel tank

Very similar, if not exact situation. Hanging bolts very rusty but tank looks to be in decent shape. Drained the tank. Removed the filler tube, straps, sender unit and fuel line. Didn't remove the filler tube sleeve in the trunk. Took a rubber mallet/short 2x4 and gave it some whacks from both sides...
by Plowell
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rusty Trunk / Suspension Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Rusty Trunk / Suspension Issues

Thanks for the response Jim. Sharp eye - I removed fuel pipe cover to see what damage was underneath it. Not shown in the picture is the vent drain tubes. One is cut in half with wires running through it to the fuse box (still need to figure out what the PO was up to) and the other is cracked. I hav...
by Plowell
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rusty Trunk / Suspension Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Rusty Trunk / Suspension Issues

redstangbob wrote:
Make sure they don't accidentally loose the spring retainer for your jack, and the grey plastic cover for the lock striker, stuff can happen you know :sad:
I will, thanks. I'm removing everything I can that might possibly get damaged or lost.
by Plowell
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rusty Trunk / Suspension Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Rusty Trunk / Suspension Issues

Thanks Bob. At this point, I think I will reassemble the springs and trailer it off. Have you located the leak that caused it all? My trunk is not quite that bad, but the leak is somewhere under the rear vent chrome. Lots of work to get to--would love to see photos if you've opened that area up. ~St...
by Plowell
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rusty Trunk / Suspension Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Rusty Trunk / Suspension Issues

My 65 needs a lot of work, a lot of pieces to be replaced but it's all there and had been taken care of, for the most part, over the years. The body is nearly rust free except for the trunk. It's-a-mess. I knew that when I bought it and knew I would have to deal with it at some point. What I didn't ...
by Plowell
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Axle Pad Spacers
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Axle Pad Spacers

$32 a set / $4 shipping US Check or Money order please Custom manufactured rear spring axle pad spacers for a 1965 Thunderbird. A small production run with only three sets available. I needed a replacement set for my Tbird so had a few extra sets produced as I couldn't find this part anywhere. I ins...
by Plowell
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Axle Pad Spacer / Part # 5A537-A
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Axle Pad Spacer / Part # 5A537-A

While pulling apart the leaf springs on my 65, I came across a couple of spacers buried in the axle pads. The top one is in great shape (almost new) while the lower one was pretty rusted. I wasn't quite sure if they were a critical component or just a handy spacer to keep line workers from over cran...
by Plowell
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Autolite Won't Idle
Replies: 23
Views: 2846

Re: Autolite Won't Idle

. Meaning the gasket had a tear or imperfection, or there was a problem in the surface of the spacer or carb causing a gap? ~Steve Steve, It was a tear in the gasket - sizable. I was not the one who installed it so I really can't speak to how it happened. Fortunately for me (and my limited skills),...
by Plowell
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Autolite Won't Idle
Replies: 23
Views: 2846

Re: Autolite Won't Idle

I had a very similar problem with my original Autolite - same symptoms. The culprit was a leak in the mounting gasket.
by Plowell
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Where to Buy Leaf Springs for my 65?
Replies: 10
Views: 1414

Re: Where to Buy Leaf Springs for my 65?

Gittspring estimate came in at $239 a spring and that did not include any hardware or bushings.