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by Rt.146
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headlight switch
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Headlight switch

You may know this, the headlight switches sold for about $20.00 at most auto stores are incorrect, the pull switch, does not sit flush, when in the off position.
by Rt.146
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: seat belts
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: seat belts

I have a Landau I would just need to remove the back upper panels (sails) to install shoulder harnesses, not the headliner at all. Ford's push button seat belts at least what I have seen in mine have a flaw, which could trap the occupant, latch belts or the shoulder harness a better idea.
by Rt.146
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Pushbutton release Seatbelt
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Pushbutton release Seatbelt

I believe there is a design error in the original 1966 Ford push button seat-belt, if known, it may have generated a safety recall if such a process existed back then, the buckle with the design of the latching could become stuck leaving the occupants unable to free themselves. I was cleaning up my ...
by Rt.146
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: power window stuck
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: power window stuck

Are the bolts in the right places, are they pressing against the gear of regulator stopping it from moving?
by Rt.146
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: power window mechanism coil spring
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: power window mechanism coil spring

apines wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:05 pm
The one I posted is the right-side quarter window regulator out of my '66. I think rt.146's picture is of a door window regulator.
It is for one of the door window regulator.
by Rt.146
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: power window mechanism coil spring
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: power window mechanism coil spring

I believe this is the position of the spring.
by Rt.146
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: bouncing screws and washers
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: bouncing screws and washers

Where they go, no body knows :-)
by Rt.146
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: troubleshooting non operating windows.
Replies: 22
Views: 1194

Re: troubleshooting non operating windows.

I repaired both window regulators, and the vent windows not a fun job with the springs and that coupling for the vents, working at times by touch and as a contortionist.
by Rt.146
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: What do i need to look for buying a 65
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: What do i need to look for buying a 65

Updating/repairing these cars, one could compare them to the 99 bottles of beer on the wall song, or something to that idea, just goes on and on. :drinking:
by Rt.146
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: High beam problem
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: High beam problem

I used a two-in-one relay for my headlights as the old wiring (I suspect) was overloading the circuit breaker built into the switch. Very scarey when the headlights went out without warning on a country road. Now with the relay system I have brighter lights that stay on I myself have bought the rel...
by Rt.146
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: High beam problem
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: High beam problem

As a simpler process of elimination have you checked the dimmer switch for the high beams, personally mine was brioken where one of the small bolts goes through, that was allowing the lights to short, the previous owners some of who could of won an award for the best hacks, wound electric tape aroun...
by Rt.146
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: High beam problem
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: High beam problem

Check your high beam switch it could be cracked causing a short.
by Rt.146
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electronic Component Upgrades
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Electronic Component Upgrades

Replace components with new one will be fine also, the customer just prefers everything electronic and modern, however given the expenses and time involved (and the fact that the original operations are very effective as they are) I think we'll continue by leaving things well enough alone. Thank yo...
by Rt.146
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: C6SB 13A350.6
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: C6SB 13A350.6/flasher button

I found one on E-bay, The button for the flasher one side is slightly longer to be able to press the switch inside, mine was broken, one of those annoying things that makes one wonder why/how it broke. The one I received was complete, swapped it out.
by Rt.146
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Thunder therapy is good for the soul
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Thunder therapy is good for the soul

Sometimes dealing with T-birds makes me think I should go into therapy - physical and anger management especially. But then I get behind the wheel, turn the key and for a while I don't have a care in the world until I hear something strange from under the hood or outside the car... My feelings at t...