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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I remove back cover by pulling directly (straight) down.......It has no screws, that was what was a little confusing.......
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
No there is not, but there is an easier way. You take a door stop (yep the ol triangle ones) and a hammer and put the door stop along the top and near the corner of the door. Hammer carefully the door stop into the door jamb and use a coat hanger to get your keys/hit the lock/pull the handle. Not that ive had to do this a few times, but it seems easiest for me and saves the locksmith charge.
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
I have a 1966 and my column had the same problem. With my car, the mechanism just under the dash was rusted. A few shots with PB Blaster (penetrating oil) and it would move but very stiff. I adjusted it a little and it moved easier so that may fix your problem. It should move with I think 5lbs of force with the car in park. There is no lever to trip for this function. While you are working on this, observe how easy it is for the column shift operates. If it is easy to shift from Park to Reverse, your detent plate may be worn. I would HIGHLY recommend you replacing this item anyway. You don't want it to shift out of park unexpectedly and doing damage to your car, shop, or even worse you! They are available from several restoration vendors and are not that expensive. Things to look for is rust. These cars are uni body construction and rust in the wrong places will be expensive to repair. The most common areas are trunk (inside), battery tray inner fender area, floor boards, and rear fenders. If there is rust in the torque boxes, I would pass on this one, maybe buy for parts. As for parts, there are several reproduction companies as well as your local parts store for engine parts. The Ford FE engine series, 390 in your case, is still a popular engine and stock parts as well as performance items can still be had at reasonable prices. EBay is a good source of used as well as NOS parts. You wont be able to get many parts at the dealer, especially owners manual but these are available reproduction. Your window problem is more than likely the nylon rollers are worn. Pretty common. If you buy this car, the first thing you need is a FACTORY shop manual available on EBay. Second is join VTCI. Its a club for Thunderbirds that have many knowledgeble folks that can help you with everything!
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Check the brake light switch located under the dash, connected at the junction where the master cylinder rod connects to the brake pedal. Remove the connector and with a short piece of wire, paper clip works fine, insert into the two terminals on the connector. Check to see if your brake lights are on. If they are, your switch is bad.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
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