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by Rt.146
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl
Replies: 45
Views: 2074

Re: Replacing MC on a 66 with a dual bowl

Try Pat Wilson's, I just had a dual MC put in , cost of the unit about $75.00 +$10. for a value that goes with it. I believe this is what you are asking?
by Rt.146
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac

I was able to locate and purchase a seven blade fan. All is well.
by Rt.146
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: While you have that apart....general thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: While you have that apart....general thoughts

How did you lubricate them? I have another post where I just asked that question. I used white lithium grease, though others have used different greases , you can open the cover that is in front of the window motor, enabling cleaning of the petrified old grease, the gears inside may need replacing,...
by Rt.146
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 Thunderbird Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: 1966 Thunderbird Restoration

I have a 1966 in its third year of repair, my next step was taking it to a car spring outfit, to have the leaf spring bushings replaced and to see if the coil spring insulators need replacing. I got side tracked with a dead starter, the top screw behind the manifold, sad, very sad to remove, the oth...
by Rt.146
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Not getting any power to the inside of the car, and fixing a PO's hack job (65 hardtop).
Replies: 22
Views: 450

Re: Not getting any power to the inside of the car, and fixing a PO's hack job (65 hardtop).

The 66's just after the battery running along the passenger side have a fuse-able link which power flows through to the interior, I do not know if the 65s have the same, you may if you do, have to put an inline fuse to get power to the interior if the relay is shot.
by Rt.146
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: While you have that apart....general thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: While you have that apart....general thoughts

LOL your last picture looks almost exactly like what I'm working with....even the new floor pan. What got me thinking about this was looking at the lock mechanism and seeing all the grease caked on the old one. [/quote] I have finished my interior since those pics. Working on the motor and regulator...
by Rt.146
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: While you have that apart....general thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: While you have that apart....general thoughts

While replacing the passenger door on my 66 Landau, (car has been sitting for 20 years) I started looking at all the inner workings and began thinking to myself "while you have this apart you should...." there's a long list. I'll probably take everything out of the door and clean/lube it. My genera...
by Rt.146
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac

Not really wanting to beat a "dead horse" as such, my question is this, if you reverse the fan, does the air flow change from a pull to push or vice a versa, not being a mechanical engineer, I ask this question.
by Rt.146
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac

so if i'm correct the rivet heads should be facing the radiator,using the last picture as a reference For the 64, 390 without a/c, they had a four blade fan (see pic.) Other 390s had a seven blade with a/c, all the rivets are facing toward the front, I imagine mounted this way they are pulling air,...
by Rt.146
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac

OK, thanks for the explanation as long as mine does like you described, its good.
by Rt.146
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac

Fans pull air toward the engine, when you are going 60MPH the wind is doing more cooling than the fan Would all three fans, pull air through the radiator, does the angle at the tip of the blade determine the direction of air flow? Why I'm asking is, I have read that some 390's are running hot, I wo...
by Rt.146
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 275

OEM radiator Fan 390/428 w/ac

From the factory the 390 had a seven blade fan, w/ac. The black fan is OEM, the silver one Parts places selling as replacement, gold fan a counter clock fan by design, how do these fans work, do they push air out or pull air in? Are the gold and black fundamentally the same other than the gold havin...
by Rt.146
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rivets on cooling fan
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Rivets on cooling fan

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I like your description "the dizzy" I'm wondering if my master mechanic put the dizzy in my thinking about the fan rotation, the picture is a standard rotating fan from Summit that I have. The bottom fan is a counter clock wise fan.
by Rt.146
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rivets on cooling fan
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Rivets on cooling fan

The distributor is set counter clock wise, any backyard mechanic knows the 390 goes counter clock wise.
by Rt.146
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rivets on cooling fan
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Rivets on cooling fan

"First off, the fan rotation direction, viewed from the front looking at the motor, is CLOCKWISE. THIS PULLS air through the rad." Looking at the fan rotation from the side of the car either left or right, the fan is rotating counterclockwise which is how most modern engines run. If it does not matt...