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YAY, the grinding noise is gone!

Went across the border this morning and picked up the mount installed it then went for a test drive.

More good news now I can feel the car shift twice while driving vs just once.

Tested my fuel gauge and sending unit again as well, grounding the gauge pegs the needle full but I get no resistance when I test the sending unit. Can it be serviced or will it have to be replaced. Who has the best price and quality unit if its not serviceable? My car has the low fuel light. Will that work with a bad unit or are they tied together?
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Cody, I would suggest that you check with the various Tbird parts houses listed in the Advertisements Forum. I can tell you this though. The Bird Nest in Oregon rebuilds these gauges like new again. They have rebuilt mine in the past and do great work. I would suggest emailing or calling them, give them an overview of the problem and get a quote from them. Or check the For Sale Forum, if you have not already done so, to see if someone is parting out a '66 Tbird. If so, perhaps you can get a working gauge from them.
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Thanks for the reply Ray but it looks like you misread my post, the gauge functions correctly ( ground it= reads full, remove ground = goes back to empty ). Its the sending unit that does not function.
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You can try and take the sender apart. Normally it's rust and scale from gasoline seeping inside that causes it not to work. I've had some degree of success. If the parts are still intact when you take the small cover off you can probably fix it. If the parts have deteriorated you will need a new sender. There are two different fuel senders; one with low fuel warning and one without.

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Sorry, Cody, I would think that if you cant fix the sending unit, that one of the Tbird parts houses would have one. Or someone parting out a '66 Tbird...
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You can try and take the sender apart. Normally it's rust and scale from gasoline seeping inside that causes it not to work. I've had some degree of success. If the parts are still intact when you take the small cover off you can probably fix it. If the parts have deteriorated you will need a new sender. There are two different fuel senders; one with low fuel warning and one without.

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Ok I might try that.

Yes I have noted there are two versions available.

Do you know of the low fuel termistor will still function if the fuel level sending unit doesn't?
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Do you know of the low fuel termistor will still function if the fuel level sending unit doesn't?
From what I can tell the low fuel circuit is separate from the normal sending function. It should still work.

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Yesterday, After almost maiming a cop with our hubcap leaving the starting area of the bob McMillan poker run and falling to the back of the group. Worrying and wondering if the ole girl was going to make it the whole route about 160km ( transmission tunnel and console started getting warm and the powesteering heavy ), we finished the route with a flush and won 2nd place($300)!

Got her home safely and checked all fluids, powersteering is empty and the transmission fluid barely showing on the stick, ive got some leaks to track down!

Thinking about a new carb with the prize money, we found somone near Detroit selling a bunch of edelbrock 1406 carbs for $200 bnib, the shop we had work on the car also has a edelbrock carb the owner bought from somone that's only a year old, going to check the price on that also.

Were you guys able to see the photos in the facebook link I posted above?
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got a few minutes with the car today, sprayed some JaxWax cleaner around the power steering lines then hosed it off. Once i started the old girl the leak became very obvious, a steady drip from what i believe is one of the wiper motor lines

looks like this hose to me https://www.larrystbird.com/product/...per-hose-6466/

once i get that replaced hopefully there wont be any more messes to wipe up off my nice epoxy floors haha


still haven't replaced the to short carpet on the passenger side or tackled the new interior

but i did see on Desert Car Kings they restored a 65 Tbird while watching tv today, looks like it was a rerun from jan 26 '11
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does anyone know the fitting type, size, thread pitch ect, of the hose from that goes from the steering box to the wiper motor, im wondering if i go to the local hydraulic shop maybe i can have them make up a hose cheaper than buying one online and get the car back on the road before the weather actually gets colder
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