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by Terry64HT
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Why do many Thunderbirds have 2 different front seats ?
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Why do many Thunderbirds have 2 different front seats ?

I believe that Ford wanted the reclining seat for the passenger side as a comfort feature. The literature says " In all-day touring this new Thunderbird option lets you completely relax, even nap underway." The driver's side didn't recline for obvious reasons, and current law did not permit a 2-piec...
by Terry64HT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird carb base plate delete
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: 1964 Thunderbird carb base plate delete

I think most of the phenolic spacers are wood fiber in phenolic resin, but some may be solid phenolic. However wood is a better insulator than phenolic resin which is why I think the mix is often used. In any event, for the type of use our cars get, I think either is fine. Laminated wood spacers hav...
by Terry64HT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird carb base plate delete
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: 1964 Thunderbird carb base plate delete

The Edelbrock carb has 3 ports on the front base; a timed one for emission controlled distributor advance, an untimed one for non-emission and a port in the center for the PCV hose. I mounted my PCV valve on a fabricated plate at the rear of the engine and brought 3/8" fuel line up to the front port...
by Terry64HT
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: High beam problem
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: High beam problem

I posted a short description of the work needed on Sep 11, 2018. Go to Advanced Search, enter "Head Lights" in the subject and "Terry64HT" in the author. No quotes in either. If that post isn't enough, I can put up more detailed instructions. BTW, what year is the car? It's a pretty straightforward ...
by Terry64HT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Power Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Power Locks

I did mine a few years ago. Initially, I bought a really cheap kit that was on clearance. It had about 5 or 6 lbs of pull and it just wasn't enough to do the job reliably. They did work fine, but everything was pretty light duty and the rods that connected to the door mechanism were light and wouldn...
by Terry64HT
Sat May 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radio/ speaker issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1846

Re: Radio/ speaker issues

According to the wiring diagrams in the 64 shop manual, both the AM and AM/FM radios had that 4 wire connector, but not all cars had a rear speaker. If there was only a front speaker, only two of the connections on the connector were used.
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by Terry64HT
Sat May 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: How do I take this off
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: How do I take this off

I agree with Paul, those tools can damage the door panel if you are not very careful. Covering the leading edges, especially the inside of the odd-shaped notch, with masking tape will help. Also, orient the tool so the notch goes underneath the handle itself and push towards the shaft of the crank w...
by Terry64HT
Tue May 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel line dries out
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Fuel line dries out

The fuel line is steel, but has a short section of rubber behind the driver's side inner fender. This rubber makes the turn from horizontal (along the underside of the car) to vertical (up the firewall). Over the years this rubber deteriorates and will begin to leak, often not enough to cause a gas ...
by Terry64HT
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 1594

Re: 64 carb issue

RedBird64 wrote: Glad it worked out well for you. I think my problems may have had something to do with where we live (Seattle suburb) and the varying temps we see. I just couldn't get the electric heater to warm up at the same rate as the eng. I'd get it set for one temperature and if it got hotter...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heated carb spacer on ‘64
Replies: 22
Views: 1142

Re: Heated carb spacer on ‘64

You know, I've wondered about this. The intake to the air horn on a stock air cleaner is about 2" diameter. If these carbs are in the range of 600 cfm then the air is approaching, if not exceeding sonic velocity at the intake. There is no way the intake vacuum can provide enough energy to sustain th...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fresh air door?? Water in floorboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Fresh air door?? Water in floorboard?

Don't want to disagree with Scott, but if you remove the grill between the hood and windshield, you probably won't find out much. However, it's a good possibility that your problem is in this area. Under the grill you will see three big holes to the plenum below. On either side of this plenum, on th...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heated carb spacer on ‘64
Replies: 22
Views: 1142

Re: Heated carb spacer on ‘64

As Steve said, the coolant running through the spacer not only brings the car up to temp faster, but keeps it from overheating. If it is working fine, there is no reason to change it unless you are changing carb or manifold. I replaced my cast iron boat anchor with a Sidewinder manifold, so the exis...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 duel master break
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: 1966 duel master break

I replaced the lines for the front wheels all the way to the rubber lines at the wheels. One of these was in poor shape and I replaced it also. The line for the left front wheel could be done with a single piece, but the passenger side goes across the firewall behind the engine and I did it in two p...
by Terry64HT
Sun May 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1966 duel master break
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: 1966 duel master break

Al, you haven’t had much luck with answers to your question, so I thought I’d chime in. I don’t have experience with 66’s, but while doing research to make my 64 conversion, I came across quite a bit of info about 65’s and 66’s. A dual master cylinder from either a disc/drum 67 Tbird or 73 Mustang w...
by Terry64HT
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dash Gauges - intermittent
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Dash Gauges - intermittent

Paulr wrote: Ammeter, you mean? Or, is there something I'm missing about the gas gauge? And, like Terry, I think your ground is the most likely culprit. It's screwed to the back of the speedometer pod by a small tab; I could easily see that wiggling itself loose. Sorry all. I meant ammeter, not gas...