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by 64ZCODE
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel overflowing gas cap.
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Fuel overflowing gas cap.

Plus the filler neck on the '64 rises up to the cap at such a gradual angle that a minor rise in gas level in the tank would result in a larger flow out the cap than one might expect.
by 64ZCODE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: High Mileage oils
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: High Mileage oils

I run Mobil 1 15-50W synthetic in my '64. It has ZDDP. Regardless of choice of oil, synthetic is the way to go.
by 64ZCODE
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: ‘64 TBird
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: ‘64 TBird

Hey redwine. I was thinking about your son and that it might be a good exercise for the lad to put him in charge of the "to do" list for the car, with your oversight of course. That could involve prioritizing the tasks into a logical order and groupings (i.e. while we're doing this we really should ...
by 64ZCODE
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: ‘64 TBird
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: ‘64 TBird

Hi redwine. As long a it won't start you don't really need brakes...

Welcome to the forum. Where are you located and how old is your son?
by 64ZCODE
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Values of the 4th Gen in your area
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Values of the 4th Gen in your area

Out here in California, to get more than $18K for a flair bird, it'll need to be a concours quality restoration.
by 64ZCODE
Sun May 31, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tachometer on Pertronix Ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Tachometer on Pertronix Ignition

The Pertronix 3 sends multiple pulses per power stroke. So I suppose if the tach is counting pulses per cylinder, it could get confused...
by 64ZCODE
Sat May 23, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Swing away steering.
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Swing away steering.

Thanks Terry, great point. Process of elimination it the best approach, starting with easiest/least expensive.

Doug
by 64ZCODE
Sat May 23, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Values of the 4th Gen in your area
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Values of the 4th Gen in your area

I'm in agreement with what Steve said in his post, and would add that convertibles typically sell for more than hardtops. Suggest looking on the Bring A Trailer site in the archives to see auction results, then deduct some money to approximate a private sale because BaT prices tend to be on the high...
by 64ZCODE
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Carb tuning
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Carb tuning

Then I would think the 750 would be fine, a larger cfm car would probably work also. What is the manifold vacuum at idle?
by 64ZCODE
Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Swing away steering.
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Swing away steering.

Thanks Alan, I think you're probably right about the pawl being broken. You are saying the pawl isn't easy to get at from under the car, but can a qualified transmission shop do the repair without removing the tranny from the car? Regardless, I'll do the other repairs first as the tranny is OK in al...
by 64ZCODE
Fri May 22, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Swing away steering.
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Swing away steering.

Hey Steve. Agreed. I don't leave home without wheel chocks and always select level parking places. But one of my goals is that anyone can get in the car and safely drive it, that is if I let them. I have a new shifter lever and am going to replace that first and see what that does. Working on gettin...
by 64ZCODE
Fri May 22, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Carb tuning
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Carb tuning

Hey jtschug. Your post didn't say what your engine displacement is. I'm running a Holley 670 cfm carb on my '64 390 and the engine seems to love it just fine. My driving style opens the secondaries often and I'm averaging 11-12 mpg. Everything is stock except an electronic ignition system, free flow...
by 64ZCODE
Thu May 21, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Swing away steering.
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Swing away steering.

So here's a question. My steering wheel on my '64 seems to lock in place but I'm noticing two things. First, in the picture you'll notice that the square panel to the right of the steering column is not flush with the dashboard, there's a gap on the right edge. Does this mean that the steering colum...
by 64ZCODE
Sun May 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Bay before and after
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Engine Bay before and after

Hey folks. Thinking about painting the engine bay on my '64 but I won't be pulling the engine to do it. Any directions/suggestions for how to pull this off?
by 64ZCODE
Thu May 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brake Booster
Replies: 52
Views: 9727

Re: Brake Booster

On my '64, the MC was leaking into the booster. I was able to save and reuse the booster by suctioning the fluid out, spraying the interior with brake cleaner, and allowing it to air dry. That was several years ago and it's working fine.