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by RAVEN
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front facing headlight panel paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 252

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: 182

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: 252

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: 496

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: 443

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: 252

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...
by RAVEN
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tonneau cover 1966 tbird
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Tonneau cover 1966 tbird

Sorry unit unavailable at present moment.
by RAVEN
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Judges Review Checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Judges Review Checklist

I am sorry to say "I" cannot do that as I do not have access to the Club's membership database. I know there must be a master list, but who has it, I am sorry I do not know. I am not on the Board of Directors, so I have no access to the Club files. Contact Terri who you registered with, an...
by RAVEN
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: My first post
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: My first post

Welcome aboard, glad to hear that your Bird is a survivor. I appreciate any Bird being preserved and wish you well on your efforts. There are many who watch this site and help in any way they can.
by RAVEN
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Squeaking
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Squeaking

There are rubber boots/isolators on both ends of the springs, which are a molded item and fit the spring pockets in the UCA and shock tower. Yes they can be in poor condition, but doubt that is the issue. Not much room for the springs to move, as they fit in pockets. Drive the car, enjoy it, and see...
by RAVEN
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Resto question; rust prevention measure
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Resto question; rust prevention measure

Paul, the work looks great, is this GINGER you are working on? I have a question in regards to the painted surfaces on the car. Specifically the front facing panel area on either side of the front rad support, the slotted section and the panel which the voltage reg is screwed to. These two FRONT fac...
by RAVEN
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Thunderbird interior lights/new member
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Thunderbird interior lights/new member

If the dash has not been touched or opened (tampered with) the first place I would check is the rotary dimmer in the headlight switch. The headlight switch was one of the weaker points on the car and the resistor contacts would get tired and not make good contact internally. Simply try rotating the ...
by RAVEN
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Judges Review Checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Judges Review Checklist

Great to hear you have signed up. By chance, since you found your Fathers old membership items, try submitting the original MEMBERS NUMBER. The register may renew the old number and let you carry on with it. A little remembrance to go along with the car. The Concourse Rules are very accurate, and wi...
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Squeaking
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Squeaking

Sorry to say, but spraying lube (eg WD40) or any like lub is like using a fire extingisher on a forest fire. When the upper bushing show failure, or problems, you are already well past the oil to quiet things. When the bushings show failure, it is like having a 1/4 drill bit in a 1 inch hole, there ...
by RAVEN
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Squeaking
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Squeaking

DrBill, welcome to the FORUM. As 64Z states, the sound you hear can indicate the problem, and/or indicate the area of concern. My very first question would be; when you bounce the front end, do you have a sound of a "groan/low base grunt? Next question is; when was the shocks replaced? Third qu...