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by jtschug
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl
Replies: 40
Views: 1074

Re: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl

I got the compact dual MC from Wilwood. I'm also using their disc brake kit for the rear.

With my booster (the bendix unit) it will fit without any modification to the shock tower brace.
by jtschug
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question

Powder coating is pretty thick, and the timing marks are very shallow. If this has been powder coated, then I'm guessing the timing marks have been covered up. Find TDC on the compression stroke and mark it then get some timing tape like this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-164595/overview/m...
by jtschug
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question

Now that I can see the "pin", my guess is that it is a balance weight.
by jtschug
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Opinions on replacing window motors?
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Opinions on replacing window motors?

The voltage drop is a huge problem. Some say Ford used a resistor wire in the power feed to slow the motors down, I haven’t confirmed that but clearly there is some resistance in there somewhere
by jtschug
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: 1965 bird Harmonic balancer question

I don't think there should be anything sticking out of the balancer, much less something 2" long
by jtschug
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: NSS 1966 C6
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: NSS 1966 C6

The NSS on the column does the parking brake release. It can not cause slop in the column, it just isn't physically possible. The originals are better than the reproductions, so if it works, I would not replace it. I assume that it was the vacuum line that broke off, just replace the rubber line and...
by jtschug
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater core, new or re-core?
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Heater core, new or re-core?

If you find a shop you trust, I would do a recore.

A local shop knows that if it leaks, you will be an angry customer in their office. The "new" cores come from overseas. I've got no idea about the quality. I would only consider them if I couldn't find a good local shop.
by jtschug
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 duel master break
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: 1966 duel master break

Mine has been back ordered, so I haven't had a chance to check it yet.
by jtschug
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl
Replies: 40
Views: 1074

Re: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl

AN and SAE are not the same. Wally is correct, the angles are different.

SAE = Society of Automotive Engineers

AN = Army / Navy (designed for WWII aircraft)
by jtschug
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 duel master break
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: 1966 duel master break

I have a Bendix booster and it looks like the Wilwood compact MC will fit without modification. It will be coming this week. I have noticed my booster gives me an extra inch compared to other ‘66s I’ve looked at
by jtschug
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Windshield replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Windshield replacement

Has anyone attempted to swap out a windshield? Am I crazy to consider it?
by jtschug
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: door hinge questions
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: door hinge questions

There are small screws that hold those gap filler panels in place, remove those and you should be able to get access to the hinge bolts. You do not need to remove the fender
by jtschug
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: What hose is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: What hose is this?

I don't know what 3 is, but 1 and 2 are the axle vent hose
by jtschug
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater/heater core question on my '65
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Heater/heater core question on my '65

Yes, vacuum opens the valve. The temp lever on the dash changes the amount of vacuum to the valve to change the temperature by modulating the flow through the heater core. So there should be a vacuum line coming out of the fire wall above the heater hoses that connects to the valve.
by jtschug
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: hood fit
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: hood fit

Lubricate the hood hinges with light machine oil and see if that helps.