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by Terry64HT
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Replace bulb for ignition bezel?
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Replace bulb for ignition bezel?

It's not a very efficient setup for light. The bezel has a narrow slot with a green plastic lens, and the bulb is only on one side. An LED bulb would probably work, but they are usually physically larger and might not fit. Most people run their dash lights slightly dimmed and the rheostat on the lig...
by Terry64HT
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Replace bulb for ignition bezel?
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Replace bulb for ignition bezel?

I went on to eBay and cribbed a photo from a listing of a gentleman that goes by the name of timsthunderbird out of Rhode Island. I hope he doesn't mind,. He's been selling for many years and I have had quite a few very good dealings. The photo is of the back side of the chrome trim piece and shows ...
by Terry64HT
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: hood fit
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: hood fit

Paul is probably correct, but first check the bolts holding the hinge and hood. There are three bolts holding the hinge plate to the inner fender and two holding the hood to the hinge.
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: stock exterior mirror mounting questions. '65 T-Bird
Replies: 13
Views: 495

Re: stock exterior mirror mounting questions. '65 T-Bird

As Bob says, the control has a key cast into the outer ring and the housing has a corresponding slot. In mine, both parts were either worn or not well cast originally. I covered the end of the knob with a bit of masking tape and marked on the location of the key as well as the direction of "UP" for ...
by Terry64HT
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electric windows are 1965 Thunderbird
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Electric windows are 1965 Thunderbird

Another thing to check, possibly the first thing since it can be done without removing much, is the condition of the grease in the tracks. Over the years, old grease can turn into glue, strong enough to overcome the spring. In a lot of cases, improper grease has been used and is now almost solid. Th...
by Terry64HT
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Floor pan repair in 1965 Thunderbird
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Floor pan repair in 1965 Thunderbird

I purchased trunk panels from Classic Sheet Metal in Charlotte, NC, and was very happy with them. Check the site and compare the look of the panels with the site you listed.
Good luck
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is a 64 a 65
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Is a 64 a 65

I could be wrong, but that looks like a cobbled-up aftermarket addon. There is a slight curve to the face of the package tray at the speaker location, and from the photo, the black surround looks flat. The bird looks original tho'.
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ever repair a broken turn signal switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Ever repair a broken turn signal switch?

I see Mac's lists the same part, the photo is just turned 90 degrees, I didn't find it in a couple of other suppliers. A bit more expensive when you do the exchange. I've found that Mac's parts are sometimes a bit suspect and since it was bought by Eckler's things have gotten worse. I use them as a ...
by Terry64HT
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Are the headlights fused?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Are the headlights fused?

Installing relays and getting fresh power right from the solenoid is a well-documented and simple job. No matter what bulbs you use, they will be brighter. If you do this you need to protect the new power feed, not with a fuse, but a breaker. The reason your lights go off and on is because there is ...
by Terry64HT
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Just Installed New eBay Valve Covers & Gaskets...Now Leaking Oil. Help?
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Just Installed New eBay Valve Covers & Gaskets...Now Leaking Oil. Help?

That area where the head and intake comes together is always a problem. On my engine, the difference in the surfaces was over 1/16" (no idea why). I cleaned the area, taped it off and packed it well with old cloths, then ground the transition smooth. Never had a leak there again. Making sure there w...
by Terry64HT
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Underhood sound deadening installation
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Underhood sound deadening installation

The glue is only holding individual fibers to the hood in the application you described. I would be concerned about the fiberglass mat shredding since there isn't much holding the fibers together within the mat. As it shreds, parts would begin to sag.
My opinion
Terry
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by Terry64HT
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Is It My Brake Booster or Master Cylinder? Can't Figure This Out! 1966 Thunderbird Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Is It My Brake Booster or Master Cylinder? Can't Figure This Out! 1966 Thunderbird Help!

It sounds like your booster. I suspect that brake fluid has leaked into it and the diaphragm is now not assisting the pedal travel. The diaphragm helps to keep everything inside the booster in alignment, and if it is damaged or been eaten away by brake fluid then things don't move properly. It also ...
by Terry64HT
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Underhood sound deadening installation
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Underhood sound deadening installation

A PO sprayed the fuzzy side with a flat black underhood paint to give it a more solid finish and I've just continued to refresh it as needed. I also cut it to accommodate the air cleaner after installing a new manifold and carb. The photo is several years old, before a paint job, and a refresh on th...
by Terry64HT
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Instrument lamps not working
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Instrument lamps not working

I think that fuse is really in line between the light switch and the bulbs, not fed by the bus bar in the fuse panel (someone can correct me if I'm wrong). The power for the lights comes from the switch and first goes through the rheostat on the knob shaft. My first place to look would be there. It'...
by Terry64HT
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Installing expansion valve
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Installing expansion valve

I know of a similar technique to repair the seam that leaks water onto your feet when the sealant dries out. It's where the inner fender is attached to the front cowl/firewall. The factory puts sealant along the seam and then welds the inner panel. When the sealant dries out, there is no reasonable ...