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Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 01-07-2019, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Terry64HT
There is a new listing for a couple of used 65...

There is a new listing for a couple of used 65 feathers on eBay and the photos seem to show the sides are the matt finish argent while the face is polished, so I suspect the ones you have are...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 01-03-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Terry64HT
Pat Wilson's Thunderbird, he's in New Jersey. ...

Pat Wilson's Thunderbird, he's in New Jersey. Web site is www.wilsontbird.com
I'm sure other vendors sell the same thing. Bird's Nest in Oregon calls them a seal kit for splash shields.
Terry
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Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 01-03-2019, 10:32 AM
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Views: 506
Posted By Terry64HT
Pat Wilson lists front wheelwell splash shield...

Pat Wilson lists front wheelwell splash shield seals and I assume most others do as well.

Hope this helps
Terry
64HT
Forum: Bullet Birds [1961-1963] 10-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Terry64HT
I wasn't aware that any of the "mainstream" tire...

I wasn't aware that any of the "mainstream" tire manufacturers still made whitewalls in the sizes we use.
Terry
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Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 10-15-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Terry64HT
It is a bit of a pain. The side of the console...

It is a bit of a pain. The side of the console has to come off to get the lower dash pieces out. Once I'd done that, I could remove the whole mechanism.
Terry
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Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 10-14-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry64HT
You usually have to replace the receiver/dryer...

You usually have to replace the receiver/dryer when converting from R12. It's located under the rad cover. If it looks original, that may be your problem.
Terry
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Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 10-14-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Terry64HT
The mechanism slides along a curved track behind...

The mechanism slides along a curved track behind the articulated dash panel the column goes through. If it has been greased in the past, the grease will often harden up and become a sticky goo that...
Forum: Parts For Sale / Wanted 08-24-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Terry64HT
Pat Wilson Thunderbirds list them in his catalog....

Pat Wilson Thunderbirds list them in his catalog. I think about $900 plus shipping (it will be a big crate). He's in New Jersey. Give him a call for details.
Terry
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Forum: Bullet Birds [1961-1963] 07-30-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Terry64HT
Another indication of the timing of the...

Another indication of the timing of the manufacture is the last 6 digits of the VIN. The first car off the line would probably have been 100001, so your number will give an idea as to how many were...
Forum: Bullet Birds [1961-1963] 07-30-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Terry64HT
Rick, production of 1962 models began in the...

Rick, production of 1962 models began in the early fall of 1961, so yours being July of 1962 would be very late. The VIN code you gave stands for 1962 model year (2), Wixom Assembly plan (Y) and...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 07-27-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,311
Posted By Terry64HT
The little push button switch for the washers is...

The little push button switch for the washers is prone to fail or move out of position, causing the washer motor to run constantly until it burns out. Good idea to check the function of this switch...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 07-11-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Terry64HT
If I remember correctly, there are 3 loop type...

If I remember correctly, there are 3 loop type retainers attached to the back of the gauge assembly that you have to undo to get enough wire slack to work on the back of the gauges. There is also a...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 07-05-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Terry64HT
Opps, meant "dropping the gauge...

Opps, meant "dropping the gauge pod"
Terry
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Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 07-05-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Terry64HT
I replaced mine by drumming the gauge pod down...

I replaced mine by drumming the gauge pod down onto the steering column (make sure you protect the column from scratches), You need the steering wheel off and the clock pod to get into the back to...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 02-04-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By Terry64HT
John, only two reasons for a hose at that...

John, only two reasons for a hose at that location. It is either for vacuum door locks (if you have that option), or the emergency brake release. Since all flairbirds have this release, it is most...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 01-19-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Terry64HT
My understanding was that the "A" pillar was at...

My understanding was that the "A" pillar was at the windshield, the "B" between the doors and the "C" at the rear window. If the "B" wasn't there, it didn't change the naming of the others. Of...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 01-19-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Terry64HT
I assume you mean behind the headliner on the...

I assume you mean behind the headliner on the C-pillars. How much room was there?
Terry
64HT
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 12-28-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Terry64HT
Both old and new have the rubber molded onto the...

Both old and new have the rubber molded onto the steel backing plate. The new reproduction seems surprisingly well-made. Just not made with the right mounting bracket. I'm pretty sure heat will...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 12-27-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Terry64HT
I think this thread is about much more than a...

I think this thread is about much more than a brake pedal that doesn't fit. I've attached two photos that I cribbed from the internet to show the difference in the back of the pedals. I don't see...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 12-24-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Terry64HT
It was removed from car during interior work a...

It was removed from car during interior work a couple of years ago and was damaged while lying loose. It also had noticeable wear, from the look of both pedals and the carpet when I bought the car,...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 12-23-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Terry64HT
Thanks Steve. I've never used Bird Nest, but...

Thanks Steve. I've never used Bird Nest, but have heard lots of good things about them. A couple of the dealers I often go to have been helpful with trying to sort this out. As expected, the...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 12-22-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Terry64HT
Brake pedal for a 1964

I've ordered a replacement brake pedal for my 64 from a couple of parts houses, and each time I get one from a 63 Galaxie. The Galaxie had a U-shaped adapter on the back that took a single bolt...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 12-17-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,311
Posted By Terry64HT
Glad to hear it. My 64 is now in winter storage...

Glad to hear it. My 64 is now in winter storage and I'm in Florida accumulating the parts I need for next spring.
Not much left to do on it now.
Terry
64HT
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 12-17-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Terry64HT
The adjusting screws for both the vent window and...

The adjusting screws for both the vent window and the glass run channel have to be turned in completely to clear the opening in the top of the door. I think the one for the vent window assembly is...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 10-23-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,311
Posted By Terry64HT
Did you ever sort out the instrument voltage...

Did you ever sort out the instrument voltage regulator problem? Things kind of died a few weeks ago.
Terry
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