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by 64ZCODE
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Shop in SF Bay Area?
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Shop in SF Bay Area?

Hi there Mark. Maybe these guys can help via their membership which includes folks from all over Northern California. They hold an annual event in Santa Cruz called TBirds on the Wharf and the winner this year in the 64-66 category was a '66 white on red convertible, and he had had his car completel...
by 64ZCODE
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Underhood sound deadening installation
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Underhood sound deadening installation

I was at TBirds on the Wharf in Santa Cruz yesterday, and a guy had a '66 and he had glued the fluffy side to the hood and the hard black side was out. It looked nice and perhaps answers the concern about the fluffy side degrading etc. etc.

Doug
by 64ZCODE
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Parking Pawl???
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Parking Pawl???

OK, go it. Thanks Scott!

Doug
by 64ZCODE
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Parking Pawl???
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Parking Pawl???

Hi all. I have the same issue with the parking pawl on my '64. If the car is in park on an incline, it will roll and I'll hear a clicking noise. Is this necessarily a bad parking pawl, or perhaps a symptom of sloppy shifter linkage? Thanks, Doug
by 64ZCODE
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 66 break powerbooster
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: 66 break powerbooster

I don't think the fluid got "sucked" into the booster, rather your master cylinder leaked into the booster. You can replace the master cylinder, and may be able to clean out your existing booster. I did this on my '64. With the master cylinder removed, use a syringe or similar to suck out the brake ...
by 64ZCODE
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Tbird i was offered.
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: 1964 Tbird i was offered.

Hey trucker17, looks like you have TBird fever, just a warning there is no known cure :redhotevil: but you're in good company :drinking:
by 64ZCODE
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 31
Views: 4325

Re: Brake bleeding

Very well. It's easy to monitor the connection there for leakage but sounds like you got this bad boy back in line.
by 64ZCODE
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Tbird i was offered.
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: 1964 Tbird i was offered.

Check out nada.com. Low retail value for the car is $8400, so as you describe it it seems like a good deal if you're OK with putting in the elbow grease and fixing the suspension and shifter issues you will no doubt have. You might get lucky on the engine and not have to overhaul it, and that would ...
by 64ZCODE
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Advice on buying a 65 Thunderbird
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Advice on buying a 65 Thunderbird

Chock it up as a near miss:)
by 64ZCODE
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: MSD Coil install question
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: MSD Coil install question

Hi there StevenIII. Hope along with the coil you're installing MSD spark plug wires, or equivalent, and preferably a Pertronix ignitor to replace the points. Would be a shame to leave performance on the table.

Doug
by 64ZCODE
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel pump/filter/fuel line
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Fuel pump/filter/fuel line

When my fuel pump failed, it did give me warning. The car died on the road twice and I had to have it towed twice. Even then it started and ran and passed the pump test. I replaced the fuel pump on general principles...
by 64ZCODE
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel pump/filter/fuel line
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Fuel pump/filter/fuel line

Disconnect the fuel line at the carb and put the end in a suitable container. Disconnect the high tension lead at the coil so the engine will not try to start. Then crank the engine and see if gas pumps out of the fuel line. Most likely your problem is a failed or failing fuel pump. The pumps are in...
by 64ZCODE
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Thunderbird build
Replies: 92
Views: 7958

Re: 1964 Thunderbird build

Not to pick on Holley reps however one calculated optimal carb size for me for the 390 and came up with 480 cfm. I'm running the 670 cfm Holley and the engine is loving it.
by 64ZCODE
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: fuel line routing to prevent vapor lock?
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: fuel line routing to prevent vapor lock?

Can anyone give me an idea for fuel line routing that will prevent vapor lock? I have a 65 Thunderbird, runs like a top, but when the temperature outside is very warm, and then with engine heat increasing, it vapor locks on me. I have an Edelbrock Carb on the car and am using rubber fuel lines exce...