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by redthundervert64
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Brakes Grabbing
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: Rear Brakes Grabbing

Thanks 64ZCODE - appreciate it!
by redthundervert64
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Brakes Grabbing
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: Rear Brakes Grabbing

Hi Sierra. Agree with Cliff and would add one more wrinkle, which is that aftermarket brake shoes can result in the chattering you're experiencing. Did you change the brake shoes recently? I ran across this on my '64 when I replaced the front shoes with Centric aftermarket ones after turning the dr...
by redthundervert64
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console

Thanks paulr for your kind comments. Actually your console looks great in the photo - I guess you must have caught it in the right light!
by redthundervert64
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console

Thanks Sierra John - much appreciated.
by redthundervert64
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console

I finally got around to refinishing the brushed aluminum console and dash in my '64. RAVEN had asked for a bit of a "report" on the process, along with some photos. Sorry if this seems pretty long-winded but there were a lot of steps and different tests. I'm a novice at this and some of my methods a...
by redthundervert64
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: More troubleshooting convertible top
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: More troubleshooting convertible top

Here is a picture of my old convertible top safety relay and plug. IMG_0409.JPG On my '64 the relay is located on the firewall directly under the passenger side cowl drain behind the the cowl drain tube. The old relay and plug had become so corroded in this location that I cut off the plug so that I...
by redthundervert64
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: More troubleshooting convertible top
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: More troubleshooting convertible top

Hi Phobos - I had almost the exact same problem with my convertible top operation. As a test I removed the top control safety relay plug and installed a jumper in it to bypass the relay coil (after cleaning the plug connections and using pliers to compress them to ensure a tight fit) and the problem...
by redthundervert64
Mon May 11, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Strut rod bushings
Replies: 31
Views: 4844

Re: Strut rod bushings

Also just out of curiosity where did you place the magnetic protractor? Hi sleeper - here's my crude methodology (as I said, it's a very rough measurement!). I cut a piece of 1"X2" wood to a length of about 5 5/16" so that it just fits between the stud nuts on the upper and lower ball joints, but i...
by redthundervert64
Sun May 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Strut rod bushings
Replies: 31
Views: 4844

Re: Strut rod bushings

I just took the struts out of my '64. I didn't measure the" A" distance but rather I counted the number of notches showing on the underside of the struts between the forward upper edge of the LCA and the start of the notches. One side had 8 notches showing and the other side had 7. I assume that the...
by redthundervert64
Sun May 10, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console

Hi Raven - I haven't finished the console restoration yet but hope to do so within the next 2 or 3 weeks and will certainly post the results. When I got the car it came with a beat up spare dash panel that had holes cut for some kind of gauge, so I've been using that to experiment with. I've also or...
by redthundervert64
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console

Thanks Cliff and stubbie. I'll give your suggestions a try.

Bob
by redthundervert64
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console
Replies: 10
Views: 656

DIY Restoration of '64 Brushed Aluminum Console

Hi all. Has anyone been able to remove pits and scratches and restore the brushed aluminum look of the '64 console and dash? I'd appreciate some ideas on how this can be done to get the appearance reasonably close to the original (if that's possible!), including how to protect the final finish. I'd ...
by redthundervert64
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Convertible Deck Lid Moves Forward at Real Bad Time
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Convertible Deck Lid Moves Forward at Real Bad Time

I had the same problem with my 64 convertible. After swapping two of the solenoids, with no improvements, I discovered that one of the hydraulic lines connected to the bottom of the right-side deck cylinder had become slightly kinked. Straightening it out solved the problem. Not sure about the amoun...
by redthundervert64
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 65 Convertible top help
Replies: 57
Views: 2964

Re: 65 Convertible top help

Hi. I had a problem jumping power from the bus bar to the pump earlier this year when I was sorting out the problems with my '64 convertible. I had 12v at the bus bar but the pump wouldn't run. I eventually discovered that there were bad connections at the main breaker near the battery and there was...
by redthundervert64
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Convertible Top Troubleshooting
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Convertible Top Troubleshooting

Thanks RAVEN . I'll make sure to avoid the temptation of cutting off any of the relay plugs. I checked out apines ' relay boards and they look like a great solution for cars with relay problems - the remote control feature is a real bonus! Fortunately my relays seem to be in good shape with very lit...