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by RAVEN
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: choke plate
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: choke plate

Morning Paul. After you get the 2 x 2 plate off, you will see the zig zag air path. And you will have the ability to drillout the tubing holes, without having filings plug up the passages. Our suppliers offer replacement stove pipes in a kit, that simply just push into the manifold holes, and then m...
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: choke plate
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: choke plate

Paul, ANY manifold that I have worked on, touched, or seen has had a round head slotted bolt, that was threaded into the unit. Memory serves it is a 1/4 x 20 thread by approx 1/2 length. The unit picture you show looks as if it has been replaced/reworked. If you are able to back the bolt out, great,...
by RAVEN
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: Up coming Election
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Up coming Election

TO ALL PAID UP VTCI MEMBERS. The bi-annual Club Election is coming up. Candidates wanting and needed for office, have only until November 30th 2020 to nominate for position. The election will be posted in the New Year, and will give direction for the future. Anyone and All can send in a petition as ...
by RAVEN
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radio noise when applying brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Radio noise when applying brakes

I understand the necessary capacitors are in short supply. Have heard that a repop Is being manufactured, but not who has/sells them. AND VERY PRICEY. My question is,"What is the Microfarid uf rating of the 2 capacitors?" If the ratings are known, I would think that an electronics supply h...
by RAVEN
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 63 Convertible Trunk Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: 63 Convertible Trunk Restoration

Is your car of the level of Concourse? If so then obtaining the burtex material is justified. If you are a driver and car is used for pleasure then why not just order fleece backed material at a fraction of cost. It stands up to adverse situations, in my mind, looks factory, and the vinyl surface is...
by RAVEN
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: July/August SCOOPS
Replies: 10
Views: 1776

Re: July/August SCOOPS

As of today at 3.00 pm, the CANADIAN Nov/Dec 2020 SCOOPS were mailed out from my location in Southern Ontario. Based on information provided by the CDN Postal service, the timing to see delivery will be approx 3-5 days. This mailing is very important, from the point it is time to renew your membersh...
by RAVEN
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: '65 Special Limited Edition Landau Question
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: '65 Special Limited Edition Landau Question

Special, do understand, to purchase the OFS books, you will need to be a current paid up member of the VTCI, c/w a members number.
This FORUM is an open site but direct dealings need a membership.
We welcome you aboard.
by RAVEN
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ball joint - Upper
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Ball joint - Upper

New to this topic, but not new to the BIRD. I am in the process of doing my Landau over and one item in the list is a full resto of the front end. Has anyone heard of, or used "KANTER" suspension parts. On my triple black "RAVEN", which I did front end work about 20 years ago, al...
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Bypass Wipers?
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Bypass Wipers?

Hope it was a Convert body, as cutting a roof off of a hard top will allow the car to bend in the middle. Not enough structural floor pan to support the car!
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front facing headlight panel paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Front facing headlight panel paint color

Thanks for the input Scott. This subject has come up, and previous discussions involving Alan, Fuz and others have been tossed around. Some say NO to the black out area behind the headlight pods, some say YES to the treatment. In my current case, RAVEN being a triple black car, this issue does not a...
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hardened valve seats in 390 engines
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Hardened valve seats in 390 engines

Actually I was told the same thing by my long term engine rebuilder. When I was having my heads redone for my RAVEN build I asked about the hardened valves and seats. He told me under severe load situations the hardened parts were needed but under cruising, soft petal applications the original facto...
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front facing headlight panel paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Front facing headlight panel paint color

Another feed back on this subject. Thanks. It helps in the information of Authenticity on our cars.
Can you provide the build date and VIN number, plus original body colour, so I can start recording this info. You can PM me with the info for privacy.

Paul can you do the same pls.

Wally
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Squeaking
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: Squeaking

To add to this post.
I found another discussion, if you go back 5 pages, and look at a post by "privateer" titled, A-ARM play on upper arm. It has an attachment which shows another possible failure point and really is a good look a our cars.
I recommend a look at.

W
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Resto question; rust prevention measure
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Resto question; rust prevention measure

Paul, fully agree and I moved my thoughts and comments to the other Post. The story continues!

W
by RAVEN
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front facing headlight panel paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Front facing headlight panel paint color

Thanks Paul for the info, it adds to the discussion. A continuing question now is, and pivots around your VIN number and also the Blacked out areas. In regard to the Blacked out areas and the Osborne MANUALS. In the Osborne books it shows areas covered but not necessarily behind the headlight pods f...