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Forum: Events 09-10-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By HighwayThunder
Also at Tucker Cruise-In...

a pristine 57(?) T-bird.
Forum: Events 09-08-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By HighwayThunder
Tucker GA Cruise-in Pics

Some pics of the summer monthly car show in Tucker's square. 65 and 66 T-birds.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By HighwayThunder
Bumper Guards

One of my '66 front bumper guards (17985-A-C6SZ) was bent and cracked so I've been searching the web for a new one. The T-bird Connection sales rep insists the guards are supplied as a left and a...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-04-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By HighwayThunder
WeatherStrip question

Hi,

I'm installing new weatherstripping on the door windows, but don't know how far the strip is supposed to extend on the door edge. (The old rotted strips were trashed a long time ago, so no way...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-13-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By HighwayThunder
Paint finished

Ready to re-attach the chrome.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-06-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By HighwayThunder
More Paint Shop Photos

Latest progress:
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By HighwayThunder
'66 in the paint shop

They’ve been taking their sweet time getting it done, but I can’t complain as to their attention to detail. They insisted on redoing some of my body work (included as part of the quoted price) and...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By HighwayThunder
My '66 has the motorized sequential turn signal...

My '66 has the motorized sequential turn signal module. It's like a child's music box. I took mine apart to repair it. The mechanism can get rusty over time such that the relays don't make good...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By HighwayThunder
I didn't mention that the fuel pump is electric...

I didn't mention that the fuel pump is electric (no matter). The reason I was planning to add a return regulator is that I'm still having what I think is a heat problem related to the fuel line. (I...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By HighwayThunder
Fuel return line

My 66 is at a shop being body-prepped and painted. When I get it back I'm installing a fuel return regulator. (I'll also be installing a crash cutoff switch to the fuel pump.)

The fuel supply line...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-12-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By HighwayThunder
Yes. The panel is fairly easy to remove and...

Yes. The panel is fairly easy to remove and reinstall. Not a major undertaking.

Cheers,
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By HighwayThunder
Hood Not Fully Closing

Anybody have experience with this? No apparent obstructions. The front of the hood fits flush.

I've even re-drilled the holes higher on the hinges so that they'd fit lower on the mounting...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
Hallelujah

I think the epic saga of the stalling car has finally come to a finale.

Yesterday I rerouted the PCV line from the carb to the intake maniifold.

I also moved the the heater hose from a place...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-06-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
Gas gets to the carb just fine while the car is...

Gas gets to the carb just fine while the car is warming up. It is after idling at temp for about 20 minutes that it stalls. The car did that with the old mechanical fuel pump and it does it with...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-05-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
The Heat Goes On

The vapor lock problem continues despite my measures taken to abate it. This is a summary of actions taken so far:
Made all fuel lines the same diameter tubing (3/8”)
Routed fuel lines above and...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-14-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By HighwayThunder
Radiator Fan Shroud

It's my understanding that non-AC 64-66 T-birds didn't have a fan shroud. I added AC to my 66. The AC evap mounts in front of the radiator so I need the extra engine cooling air flow the shroud...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
Fuel cap

I did install a vented cap and had the same problem. (I also drilled a tiny hole in the [previously un-vented] locking cap to allow venting.)



...which makes it all the more irritating.

Cheers,
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
Cavitation

I noticed that my feed tube to the fuel pump is 5/16". The main tube running under the car is 3/8", and the new tube I installed over the engine is 5/16". I mentioned this to an ME as a possible...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-14-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
Moved Fuel Line, but still get stalls

Here's a pic of the new fuel line. It's up off the engine and insulated from the heat. Nonetheless after warmed-up and then turned off, the car will stall after restart.

What I've noticed is that...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-13-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
No, gas cap's not vented. Should I just drill...

No, gas cap's not vented. Should I just drill the hole in the cap?

It's dawning on me that vapor lock may have been the problem the whole time. I'm also planning to re-route the gas line, not so...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-12-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
Not a coincidence?

Eric,

I thought it was not a factor but, given your proposed solution to the problem, maybe it was: Both stalling events occurred immediately after I had stopped to put gas in the tank.

Cheers,
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-11-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
Good Advice

Thank ya'll for your experience.

Yadkin:

I've suspected the carb. It has been difficult to tune. Quite possible I've done it wrong. (Don't think it related, but spark plugs indicate mixture is too...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-10-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
Still Stalling!

I'm still having a problem with the car stalling for reasons mysterious. The scenario is the same:

The car starts.
After warm up, it drives great. I drive maybe 5-10 miles. Even in traffic, no...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-07-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By HighwayThunder
There are two panels in each of the front wheel...

There are two panels in each of the front wheel wells. Unbolt the front panel in each wheel well. Then you can remove the fasteners on the underside the fenders that hold on the turn signal...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-21-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By HighwayThunder
Electric Fuel Pump

Following up on the probable fuel pump problem I installed an electric fuel pump. The carburetor manufacturer suggested the Mr. Gasket Model 12S as meeting their flow specs. The new fuel pump...
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