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by PapaBird
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Overheating and at a loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: Overheating and at a loss

Update Lower rad spring placed, changed thermostat and removed the AC heat exchange on front of radiator and still tons of pressure build up and over heating. Had car brought to a local radiator shop and was told it's in bad shape. lucky for me a local guy here had a NOS radiator that I felt was a f...
by PapaBird
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Overheating and at a loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: Overheating and at a loss

Not sure if it was mentioned before or if you figured out your over heat problems but what about the heat riser? Valve located just aft of the passenger side exhaust manifold. My bird originally came with one and a while ago mine was stuck half closed. I replaced it with a valve delete piece. That ...
by PapaBird
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Overheating and at a loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: Overheating and at a loss

Once upon a time, when I was dealing with overheating issues, I tested my thermostat in hot water and learned that it wasn’t open fully until 20 degrees warmer than its rating. I got a lower temperature one and was careful to get a high flow model, too. Later, I installed a high flow water pump and...
by PapaBird
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Overheating and at a loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: Overheating and at a loss

Did you install the thermostat backwards? The spring should be inside the intake manifold. Also the lower radiator hose should have something (like a coil spring from a mattress) inside it that prevents it from collapsing. The Thermostat is installed right because I had it backwards the first time ...
by PapaBird
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Overheating and at a loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Overheating and at a loss

I have read just about every post on overheating issues for my bird and still at a loss. This started last year when out of the blue the heater core decided to die, so I decided to redo the cooling system. What has been done? I have a new expansion tank, cap, thermostat, waterpump, fan clutch, hoses...
by PapaBird
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Leak on passenger floor
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Re: Leak on passenger floor

Congratulations, detective! :smile: Feels good to get to the bottom of an issue. Wondering what exactly "Modern" power steering fluid is. Or, are you saying he put power steering fluid into the radiator??? I'm still curious as to the brown coloring of the coolant, now that we know it is, after all,...
by PapaBird
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Leak on passenger floor
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Re: Leak on passenger floor

All right guys I took all advice and decided to rip the car apart since this past week end was the last big show of the year. First I took off the cowl and all is dry clean and rust free so no problems with the wiper motor. So next was to crawl inside the car remove passenger seat bottom part of the...
by PapaBird
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Leak on passenger floor
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Re: Leak on passenger floor

The AC was deleted and the coolant system was flushed a year ago when I had a local garage put in new freeze plugs that were leaking. Well at least they told me they flushed the whole system. I will double check the heater core though. A local guy here seems to think that the wiper motor might be th...
by PapaBird
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Leak on passenger floor
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Leak on passenger floor

Heading home from a car show today my wife had her feet covered in a brown fluid that sprayed out from under the dash. At the time smoke came out from the vents and coated the windshield. I thought that the heater core blew but when I wiped my finger in it the fluid came up clear and has no smell to...
by PapaBird
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 passenger window motor
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: 64 passenger window motor

So had a fun day taking the regulator out of the door. Once all was out and looking at the motor the damn think looked brand new, so I was baffled at why it was not working. Anyway got two screws out of the regulator and could not get the motor to budge at all to get to the third screw. Bright idea ...
by PapaBird
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 passenger window motor
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: 64 passenger window motor

First thanks for the reply. The window is fully up and I did hot wire the motor. I guess the next part is to fully get this out of the car and rip everything apart.
by PapaBird
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 passenger window motor
Replies: 4
Views: 701

64 passenger window motor

Looking for some help on this. I scanned previous threads but still could not find the motor found in my door. motor worked till this year and now will not go down or up, checked all electrical to it and all is fine so only item left is the mystery part. If anyone can help me identify this it would ...