Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #16  
Old 12-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Dialtone Dialtone is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: South Texas
Posts: 932
Dialtone is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Bill makes some really valid points on the electronics/ vacuum operated systems.
I don't plan to even try to rebuild these to original. Electric solenoids for the door locks and trunk release are the only way to go and are an easy upgrade. I may have to keep it for he headlight doors but am looking into electric options also.

I really would also like to retrofit the hydraulic wipers to electric.
I do not plan to make a correct restoration, but an updated cruiser.

Bill, do you know if the 70 birds were electric wipers and may work?
I have read the the 70's were basically very similar to the 69's but with different front end metal among other changes.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-20-2010, 07:36 PM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 56,170
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
When the '67 Birds came out, they offered "rolling door locks." When the vehicles reached 7-10 MPH, all the doors locked automatically.

"Who goofed?' 'I've got to know!" Howard Cosell to Dandy Don Meredith on Monday Night Football.

Heads rolled in Ford's engineering staff because the idiots forgot about car washes. Back then, car washes had a device that spun the wheels to wash the white wall tires.

When the rear wheels were spun, the doors locked...and since the keys were usually in the ignitions...when the cars rolled out, the people were SOL!

It wasn't too long before Ford sent out a 'Campaign' bulletin to dis-connect the damn things.

1967/71 T-B electronic crap (most shared with 1969/71 Mark III's-excepting the gawd awful sequential turn signal jazz) is pretty much the same.

If you have A.T.C. I pity you. A.T.C. = Automatic Temperature Control...it didn't work worth a damn when these cars were new, so it prolly doesn't work today.

No ATC = No heater or A/C.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-20-2010, 09:35 PM
Sevillian273's Avatar
Sevillian273 Sevillian273 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 39
Sevillian273 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hydraulic wipers?! So THATS why there are power steering lines running into the firewall.... What were they thinking?

+1 on the vacuum stuff... nothing works on mine. I have thought about using a electric exhaust cut-out controller for the head lights. Or just cutting out the metal frame and having them shine through the grilles.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 09:35 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nice bird! skidooman Manitoba / Saskatchewan Chapter 13 04-06-2008 09:29 AM
Thunderbird question squeals99 General Automotive Discussion 3 10-19-2005 02:02 PM
Thunderbird Emblem Picture Needed . 1976 ranger Y-Block V8 (239, 272, 292, 312, 317, 341, 368) 5 04-17-2004 01:41 AM
352 "thunderbird" busta-knuckles FE & FT Big Block V8 (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428) 5 04-08-2003 01:52 AM
Need engine id help? sixte1f100 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 7 10-24-2001 08:46 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460)

Tags
1969, 32, 69, codes, craigslist, desirable, differental, engine, ford, parts, sevillian273, svt, tbird, thunderbird, truck, valve

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup