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by jtschug
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Can I put wider rear wheels on my stock 1966 convertible?
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Can I put wider rear wheels on my stock 1966 convertible?

On the front rubbing usually happens with tires, not wheels. Specifically I've had problems with the tire rubbing on the steering gear frame bolt head when turning to the left. Also I get a very close clearance to the wheel opening on the passenger side.
by jtschug
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Door Panels
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Door Panels

If you are talking about aftermarket door panels, I should say that they will fit a ‘64 as well as they fit a ‘66 because they are notoriously difficult and require a lot of work to get them to fit
by jtschug
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Door Panels
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Door Panels

They fit, but the pattern would not match the rear seat panels. On a ‘64 you would need to find ‘66 hardtop rear seat panels, a lot of ‘66s do not have rear seat windows, and so the rear seat panel is deferent than a ‘64 all of which have windows in the back.
by jtschug
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Need A/C idler pulley bracket
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Need A/C idler pulley bracket

The 390 and 428 brackets are the same
by jtschug
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hydraulic fluid for cnv pump
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Hydraulic fluid for cnv pump

Automatic transmission fluid. Older birds used brake fluid, but our years used trans fluid, which is a better choice.
by jtschug
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: P/S and A/C share same belt!
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: P/S and A/C share same belt!

In cars with A/C the compressor support bracket fits in between the P/S bracket and the engine, so the spacer is not needed.
by jtschug
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: P/S and A/C share same belt!
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: P/S and A/C share same belt!

Originally the alternator ran on one belt, it seems someone added a double shive to it, but that is now occupying the groove that your P/S belt should occupy on the crank and water pump, and that should line up with the P/s pulley. Belt alignment can be very tricky when mixing and matching parts fro...
by jtschug
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 110
Views: 13883

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

That lifter is definitely a problem. I'm having some problems with my lifters as well. Waiting on a set of Morels to show up. Before you paint the engine bay make sure you don't have to modify the shock towers to fit that mod motor in there. Unless you are going to do forced induction on the 3-valve...
by jtschug
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Thunderbird Rust issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: 1965 Thunderbird Rust issues?

Floor pans and look from underneath between the rear wheel and the door. Check for patches
by jtschug
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird Convertible questions
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: 1964 Thunderbird Convertible questions

Yes, the solenoid could be the problem. It also could be a different problem.

Bleeding it involves cycling the top with the plug off and making sure it never sucks air. Be sure to cycle it a couple times with the cap off after adding fluid with a rag to catch any that spills out. It is tricky
by jtschug
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Tbird convertible
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: 1965 Tbird convertible

Is the banging noise associated with the deck coming off the unlock screws?
by jtschug
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Master cylinder
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Master cylinder

The advice not to bleed a MC, particularly rebuilt units, is that there is a ridge, or debris in the area of the cylinder beyond normal cylinder travel when installed in the car. So when bench bleeding, the cylinder can be pushed further and the seals can be contaminated or torn by this disrupted ar...
by jtschug
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: wiper motor help
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: wiper motor help

Yes, the spring in question looks like a pen spring.

I have this motor missing a check ball I can send you.
by jtschug
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: wiper motor help
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: wiper motor help

There is a spring behind that checkball. I have a wiper motor here missing a checkball because the spring propelled it to parts unknown when I opened it up.
by jtschug
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964-later Engine ID Tags - Pics Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: 1964-later Engine ID Tags - Pics Needed

Hi Alan, Sorry I couldn't find this tag when you called for these last year, but I ran into it this week when I was looking for something else. I can confirm it was a Mercury 410, painted blue, which I believe is correct for '66, with Mercury script tall valve covers. It was still a standard 4.05" b...