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Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-23-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By bkmech
Yep you mentioned that you lived in camp hill...

Yep you mentioned that you lived in camp hill before but thanks again. Thanks for all the reply's I'm on several other forums. This is the only one that gets quick responses very helpful people I...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-23-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By bkmech
Convertible top latch

On a 65 conv. Can I purchase the spring in the top latch or must I get a new latch assy. Also This car has the 390 in it. If I wanted to remove transmission. is it possible to remove trans and not...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-03-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,210
Posted By bkmech
Transmission oil change

Changing my Trans oil and filter. I think its type F fluid. Would like to change the torque converter also. I understand there is a plug in converter. What is the refill capacity if I change...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By bkmech
Correct me if im wrong but deck up, deck down,...

Correct me if im wrong but deck up, deck down, top up, top down, uses relays with two contacts. those circuits are the ones I will be installing the extra relays
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By bkmech
Thanks again for all your help! Just wasnt sure...

Thanks again for all your help! Just wasnt sure what to do when I saw the large Ga wire that comes from the front of car and the each relay has two contacts. I was concerned of amperage draw for my...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By bkmech
Ok so I need more 40 amp relays. The main power...

Ok so I need more 40 amp relays. The main power wire coming from the front of the car is protected buy a 60 amp breaker. Looks like about an 8 ga wire. Is it OK to take that wire to a junction block...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By bkmech
I can use my 40 amp bosch relays for the motor...

I can use my 40 amp bosch relays for the motor functions, but the other functions will take a higher amp relay Bosch make a 75 amp but but i dont think its contacted right to work. From what I see in...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By bkmech
I was wondering if there was an update in kit...

I was wondering if there was an update in kit form for these relays. I found a site called thunderbird ranch maybe you've heard of it. They sell a relay kit to fix all of my woes at this time. Have...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By bkmech
Looking on a schematic I can see deck lock, deck...

Looking on a schematic I can see deck lock, deck unlock, upper panel retract, upper panel retract, are protected by 15 amp circuit breakers so I can use 30 amp relays there. But Deck close, Deck...
Forum: FE Engines 07-31-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,869
Posted By bkmech
Thanks for the reply What weight engine oil do...

Thanks for the reply What weight engine oil do you recommend? is synthetic OK?
Forum: FE Engines 07-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,869
Posted By bkmech
Thanks I see a leak under the master cylinder...

Thanks I see a leak under the master cylinder maybe its getting into booster. Also I removed vale covers and wow is it dirty in there. Black residue. What would you suggest to run through engine to...
Forum: FE Engines 07-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,059
Posted By bkmech
Thanks for your help Where could I get a good...

Thanks for your help Where could I get a good price on carb
Forum: FE Engines 07-22-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,059
Posted By bkmech
65 390 carb

Car has original carb. I think the base may be warped. Cant seem to get butterflies to center in bores. Tried to loosen screws hold butterflies closed and retighten screws but still wont close. I...
Forum: FE Engines 07-17-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,750
Posted By bkmech
Exhaust manifolds

I understand 390s have a lot of exhaust manifold problems, mine sure does I'm taking them off once more and having the planed off. Is a felpro gasket OK or do you recommend a certain brand that will...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By bkmech
Thanks for the quick response guys!! Its always...

Thanks for the quick response guys!! Its always something with this bird so its good to have help!!
Forum: FE Engines 07-17-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,869
Posted By bkmech
brake reservoir was a little low so I topped it...

brake reservoir was a little low so I topped it off Can brake fluid get into engine?
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By bkmech
Convertable top relays

Anyone know what amp the relays are that work the top on a 65 Convertible I was looking the original type but at 47.95 each Im thinking of using 4 post bosh type relays I can get those in a 40 amp...
Forum: FE Engines 07-14-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,869
Posted By bkmech
Smoking 390

Have a 390 in a 65 T Bird that all a sudden started blowing blue smoke and actually blowing some oil out the exhaust. Just as quickly as it started it stopped. Engine never missed or run rough. Car...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-14-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,497
Posted By bkmech
Thanks Ill give that a try!

Thanks Ill give that a try!
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,497
Posted By bkmech
Rear bumper emblem

Have an OEM emblem to install in rear bumper between tail lights Anyone ever install one? Do I need to remove bumper?
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-04-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,150
Posted By bkmech
Date code

Need to purchase a weather strip trunk kit for 65 convertible. Kits are separated by dates. I think mine is 04M Does that sound right? I'm told it December 65
Forum: FE Engines 04-27-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,441
Posted By bkmech
390 fuel pump noise

It seems I can hear a noise from the fuel pump. I used a stethoscope and I hear a steady clunk, clunk, clunk..... coming from the diaphragm area of pump anyone ever come across this? Also I noticed a...
Forum: FE Engines 04-22-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,441
Posted By bkmech
Fuel Pump Noise

Hi Just noticed a noise coming from what I think is my fuel pump on a 65 390 engine. Using a stethoscope I checked on top of fuel pump in diaphragm area and had the loudest noise a steady clunk,...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By bkmech
Thanks for the replies I have a good local paint...

Thanks for the replies I have a good local paint shop that does automotive and industrial paints I'll see them
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-03-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 803
Posted By bkmech
Ethanol fuels

Had to rebuild carb on 65 390 several times. I'm told the ethanol in today's fuels are hard on them. Is there anyone who is making an ethanol compatible kit Or what additive could I run to prevent...
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