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by Terry64HT
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: door hinge questions
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: door hinge questions

It's not really that big a deal to replace the hinge pins. If wear is causing the door to sag enough that you're thinking of shimming it, then the pin bushings are in pretty poor shape. Shimming will probably only be a temporary fix. I have photos somewhere that I can post if you want.
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1965 Thunderbird hardtop project thread WITH PICS
Replies: 36
Views: 648

Re: Can anyone help me with my pCV valve and hoses?

The rivets on the VIN plate do not look like the ones on my 64, which are original as far as I know. I wonder if the plate has been replaced. It looks like brushed primer underneath it.
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dash board light question...and wheel.
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Dash board light question...and wheel.

If rotating the switch knob, as suggested by Sierra John, doesn't help, it's likely that the rheostat in the headlight switch is broken. It's a copper wire coil that frequently burns through. I have never heard of one being successfully repaired, but it might be possible. Beware, all the replacement...
by Terry64HT
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock

Keep adjusting it every few days and it will eventually keep proper time.
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock

I didn't go into detail about the installation of the diode, but alpines is correct. It must be installed the correct way. I use diodes on all the relays I've installed. Headlights, widows, dash lights brake lights and probably others. Section 15-4 of the manual talks about adjusting the clock. I ca...
by Terry64HT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Repairing '65 T-Bird clock

Re Paul's post a couple back....the points arc every time they spring open, watch them in a dark room. When the field collapses in a relay coil, there is a voltage spike that can be several hundred volts every time. This is a main cause of burnt points. A simple fix is to put a flyback diode across ...
by Terry64HT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 convertible- any luck adding a dual master brake cylinder?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: 65 convertible- any luck adding a dual master brake cylinder?

On a 64 with drum brakes all around, you can use a 72 mustang dual master and I'm pretty sure that the equivalent front disc/rear drum from the same year will work for you. For my 64 I had to change the shock tower brace to one from a 65 or 66, but you already have the one you need. Everything else ...
by Terry64HT
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: remanufactured window motors for my 66
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: remanufactured window motors for my 66

Paul, I agree. I bought a motor many years ago and it was virtually identical to the original. The ones you buy now are noticeably different.
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: remanufactured window motors for my 66
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: remanufactured window motors for my 66

I don't think the new motors a nearly as robust as the originals. Depending on cost and the availability of a good rebuilder, getting your old ones redone might be the best option.
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Ford Thunderbird Turn Signals not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Re: 1964 Ford Thunderbird Turn Signals not working

One of the first things I'd do is check to see if there is power to the fender turn indicators. There is a single wire to each that has a bullet connector inside the wheel well. The wire from each indicator is less than a foot long, so you get an idea where it would be. Unplug the connector and chec...
by Terry64HT
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Windshield washer problem
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Windshield washer problem

I think (although not positive) that the switch is similar to the courtesy light switch in the door jambs, ie, the switch is on unless it is depressed. If it is out of position, the button is extended and the pump is powered. As jtschug suggested, pull the clock pod and check the switch. If it is ou...
by Terry64HT
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Lower shift bushing
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Lower shift bushing

I don't recall having to remove the hood hinge, but it has been a couple of years. I do remember that at least one of the bolts for the inner fender went into an oval-shaped plate that was tack welded to the fender in the engine compartment. One had come free and just spun when I turned the bolt. I ...
by Terry64HT
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Lower shift bushing
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Lower shift bushing

Removing the inner fender makes access a lot easier and the job can be done without too much difficulty. Splitting the bushing through the notch works really well.
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Opinions on replacing window motors?
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Opinions on replacing window motors?

Power to these motors is one of the big problems. I used the original power through the switch to fire a relay and brought fresh 12 volt power for the motor. It's not difficult to do, the relays can be hidden in any number of places and makes a big difference to the operation. Those switches have su...
by Terry64HT
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Power Steering Filter 64 with A/C
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Power Steering Filter 64 with A/C

Thanks Paul. There are references to the 2 3/8 or 2 1/2' filter in a lot of supplier catalogs, but it seems to be pretty rare. I don't doubt that it is the correct one, but I was wondering about the different sizes. I'm now beginning to suspect that the 3" one is for early Tbirds, but there is not m...