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Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,596
Posted By Yadkin
Now you know the car was in Oregon and a previous...

Now you know the car was in Oregon and a previous owner liked to throw money around. :D
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By Yadkin
If you buy a decal kit from one of the suppliers...

If you buy a decal kit from one of the suppliers they'll have a pretty good diagram. Supplement that with some photos (like in post 3).
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-22-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Yadkin
I haven't had a problem with off-brand auto part...

I haven't had a problem with off-brand auto part items from Amazon vs. the high priced stuff at auto parts stores. For example I get TechFlex split sleeving and it's the same stuff that I've bought...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-21-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Yadkin
My '64 will kick down to second below 60, about....

My '64 will kick down to second below 60, about. At lower speeds it will kick down two gears.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-21-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Yadkin
1. The buzzing sound in R is probably the parking...

1. The buzzing sound in R is probably the parking pawl partially engaged. Adjust the shifter linkage.

2 & 3. The "clank" points to the U-joints. Look underneath the car at the driveshaft as someone...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-21-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,596
Posted By Yadkin
I see you have the fancy-pants reclining...

I see you have the fancy-pants reclining passenger seat. ;)
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,586
Posted By Yadkin
BINGO. The MSD superconductor wires did the...

BINGO. The MSD superconductor wires did the trick. I can actually use my Second Strike unit now too.

The other thing I did that probably had an impact was to shield the distributor trigger wires...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,596
Posted By Yadkin
My '64 had cloth and vinyl seats. Some sort of...

My '64 had cloth and vinyl seats. Some sort of aluminum thread mixed into the weave to give it a sparkle. Here's a picture before my resto-mod, so they are badly faded. I do recall finding a vendor...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Yadkin
64-66 Flairbirds are 15" wheels. I always...

64-66 Flairbirds are 15" wheels.

I always wanted a real set of wire wheels and now that Coker has them at a reasonable price bought a set. Yes they have tubes and are a pain to clean but this car...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Yadkin
I've used a good quality brand sealer on a...

I've used a good quality brand sealer on a Cruise-O with a minor leak and it's still holding after two years.
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-19-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Yadkin
Randy, as a kid growing up in the northeast I...

Randy, as a kid growing up in the northeast I always dreamed of travelling on the BRP for its entire length. Then in the mid 80's my wife and I took our then annual road trip from Syracuse New York...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-18-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By Yadkin
1st Annual Sugar Mountain Cruise-in

As some here might know, I'm an avid skier and built a small house in the Village of Sugar Mountain, completing it in 2005. Since that time I've become friends with the owner of the resort, Gunther...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-18-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Yadkin
Started in 1933 as a WPA project and completed in...

Started in 1933 as a WPA project and completed in 1983 on the east side of Grandfather Mountain:



https://www.nps.gov/blri/learn/historyculture/linn-cove-viaduct.htm
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-16-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Yadkin
The factory used bulkhead electrical connectors...

The factory used bulkhead electrical connectors for most of the wiring through the firewall. On the right (passenger) side the connector has 6 wires that serve the ignition (coil), the starter relay,...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-16-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Yadkin
Looks like a nice day on the BRP!

Looks like a nice day on the BRP!
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-16-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By Yadkin
https://www.amazon.com/OTC-7045B-Front-Spring-Comp...

https://www.amazon.com/OTC-7045B-Front-Spring-Compressor/dp/B000GTJ5I8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497636615&sr=8-1&keywords=otc+coil+spring+compressor

$172 US on Amazon, free shipping
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-16-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By Yadkin
Obviously. You must have a good store manager...

Obviously. You must have a good store manager there who has multiple compressors for different types of cars. The one I use for my 2005 Mustang would never work on my 1964 TBird.

When I took my new...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By Yadkin
My '72 Ford had the PCV system plugged into the...

My '72 Ford had the PCV system plugged into the air cleaner. No, the vacuum isn't strong at idle but that's not when you need it the most. A lot simpler than finding a carb spacer.


Or, tap a...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By Yadkin
Not to be a curmudgeon here but let me remind you...

Not to be a curmudgeon here but let me remind you of my earlier post:



Online for about $150.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By Yadkin
I tried that route and ruined the tool.

I tried that route and ruined the tool.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,961
Posted By Yadkin
Find a reputable shop. The axles can't be heated...

Find a reputable shop. The axles can't be heated because they will lose strength. As I recall the procedure was to cold-machine a spot on the axle using a lathe, then cool it down (probably with dry...
Forum: 1967 To 2005 Thunderbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-14-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By Yadkin
The '67 is a great car, radical styling. The...

The '67 is a great car, radical styling. The suicide doors gives the 4 door version huge collector value, rare for a 4 door.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-14-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,961
Posted By Yadkin
The machine shop I used ordered them for me. As I...

The machine shop I used ordered them for me. As I recall they did so based on the shaft dimensions, not make and model. They are specialty parts that any decent axle repair shop should have access to.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-14-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By Yadkin
The A arm stays on the car. You have to have a...

The A arm stays on the car. You have to have a very good internal spring compressor to squeeze the spring enough so that it can be removed. What type compressor do you have?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By Yadkin
A previous owner probably had a Chevy mechanic...

A previous owner probably had a Chevy mechanic work on the car, not knowing that Ford used a resistance wire buried in the harness instead of a resistor that is more easily replaced.

Best to run a...
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