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by RAVEN
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for Elvis Quiz Show Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 5394

With all the info you got, you should do alright. So its THANK YA THANK YA VERY MUCH. Do you need some grease for your hair to look the part, Valvoline works best; oh ya its radio so cant see you. Good luck
by RAVEN
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 62 Bird Engine Rebuild (Lots of pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 3158

Holy shift batman; I thought I was a basement buddy but you make me look lame in my day. GOOD for you. Im impressed. One thing that grabbed my eye was the Maple Leaf/Canada Packers box you had the piston slugs on, the cross border action for meat products still exists. (ex CP employee). the work you...
by RAVEN
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Valve Train Repair Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4636

Remachining heads

Hey T.B. I posted a while back about installing valve seats in my heads for my car and the group collective recommended that it was not necessary. I never got to doing my heads yet due to time constaints. I am still thinking of doing it but I beg to ask why you are doing it? I know or rather heard t...
by RAVEN
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Question of the day!
Replies: 0
Views: 785

Question of the day!

Got one for the group collective. Since I have gotten bit by the bug and this forum I have a posting of interest for yu all. In some of my "OLD" papers I noticed a tidbit of info or contradiction. Dealing with 64 thru 66 warranty plates and their respective background color. Did grey backg...
by RAVEN
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Valve Train Repair Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4636

T.B. The shop manual refers to the left and right sides and the appropriate numbering. I agree with your statement of right being the passenger side. In all my years of car playing the car side was viewed from the drivers seat. In the area of missing or thin paint you mentioned the intake manifold b...
by RAVEN
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Valve Train Repair Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4636

T.B. just a short note. The exhaust manifold broken bolt should not cause a paint failure to the intake manifold as one is on opposite side of head to the other. In regards to the intake manifold, you said that the paint was burnt off of the area between cylinders 3 and 4. Now assuming you identifie...
by RAVEN
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: '64 fire
Replies: 16
Views: 2972

Birds and fire in the hold

Hello. T bird Fires are a thing which have been around as long as the car existed; less 10 years. You do not hear of them as not as many cars still exist or are original. As the cars are restored or maintained the bugs are ironed out. There always was a potential for problems with the 64 to 66 birds...
by RAVEN
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Mystery holes
Replies: 21
Views: 4002

Hood bumpers

Hey guys I will weigh in here (pun intended). the four hood bumpers all line up with the appropriate bump outs on the underside of the hood. So Scott check that first. the back two are approx in line with the face of the firewall. The front two are approx 16 inches back from the front of the hood at...
by RAVEN
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Valve Train Repair Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4636

I can follow the thought of mixing 2 stroke oil with the gas to lube the valve stem at the bottom of the valve guide, but am not sure if overall it would be best. Rationel is that the oil would only really help the intake valve only if at all. This being due to the fact it would be burnt during comb...
by RAVEN
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Valve Train Repair Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4636

Bent push rod

Anybody correct me here but I do not fully agree with the diagnosis that the lifters are fully at fault. The lifters in our engines are hydraulic and were designed to be self adjusting for free play in the rods, rocker arms and tappets. AS they adjusted or pumped up only the slack would be removed n...
by RAVEN
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headlight conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Do not know if BOSCH still makes them or if so where to get them. But I have a set in my car from years ago which were a conversion kit. And years ago is 20 years ago. the set consisted of a replacement reflector and a removable bulb like todays headlites. The bulbs were halogen and very powerful. T...
by RAVEN
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Mystery holes
Replies: 21
Views: 4002

DISNEY and the worlds fair

Scott, in the area of the Worlds Fair and the cars. To my knowledge the cars were outfitted with a trunion on the undersides to pull them thru the ride. I did hear of a Ride car existing in Canada and it was documented. Not sure of who owned or owns it now. But I do feel confident that your two scre...
by RAVEN
Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Mystery holes
Replies: 21
Views: 4002

Hey bud. By chance is it possible that the factory screwed the fender temporily during production to hold it until the proper bolts could be inserted. An early pop car might explain it until the line guys perfected the mounting of the fenders.
by RAVEN
Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Power Vent Window
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Getting the gears

Oh does your post bring back some memories. Years ago (1976 or so) when I just was starting in the bird world my first bird had the same issue of floppy vent windows. This was way before the repops existed. Both my vent windows could be opened by hand from the outside. The cast aluminium gear teeth ...
by RAVEN
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Mystery holes
Replies: 21
Views: 4002

Holy metal

Scott, sorry to say but I have no answer for you in my memory banks. But a few questions though. I do understand that the hole penetrates the fender metal skin, but does it penetrate the inner fender unibody metal? Also have the fenders ever been replaced? The reason I ask is because many years back...