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by 64ZCODE
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 66 break powerbooster
Replies: 8
Views: 229

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: 362

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: 3724

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: 362

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: 593

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: 212

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: 373

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: 373

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: 88
Views: 5259

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: 451

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...
by 64ZCODE
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Carburetor thoughts - rebuild or replace
Replies: 15
Views: 1192

Re: Carburetor thoughts - rebuild or replace

Yes, agree with the comment about the base plate. Should resolve what the issue is with the base plate before replacing the carb. A spacer (base plate) is a good thing to have, it increases throttle response and helps insulate the carb from intake manifold heat. On my '64 390 I'm running a 670 cfm H...
by 64ZCODE
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 66 dying unexpectedly
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: 66 dying unexpectedly

Could be the fuel pump going bad, maybe in conjunction with the electrical gremlins you're finding.
by 64ZCODE
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Thunder therapy is good for the soul
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Thunder therapy is good for the soul

Sometimes dealing with T-birds makes me think I should go into therapy - physical and anger management especially. But then I get behind the wheel, turn the key and for a while I don't have a care in the world until I hear something strange from under the hood or outside the car... The Hagerty Driv...
by 64ZCODE
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Starting Problems Need Help Please...
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Starting Problems Need Help Please...

Hi Ko2mo. If your car has the stock points ignition, recommend you replace the condenser in the distributor. If the condenser is bad, the engine will not run. Good luck,

Doug