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by 60fore
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1964 Engine Original to Car?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: 1964 Engine Original to Car?

My '64 was also a paint code C car. It had been repainted several times by the time it found its way to me, but traces of the original paint could be seen in the trunk.

I believe the color was called Princeton Gray when used in the Lincoln line.
by 60fore
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sold the '69
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Sold the '69

Take care, Gixxer Man!

I've been Birdless myself for a while now since selling my '62. Right now, with two motorcycles taking up space in my garage, there just isn't room for one. But someday, I know I will rejoin the flock!

:cya:
by 60fore
Tue May 30, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tires 225/70 Fit & Whitewalls
Replies: 17
Views: 5382

Re: Tires 225/70 Fit & Whitewalls

I just went through a lot of searching for tires to move from my wide white walls closer to the 1" that was period correct for 63. As Alan mentioned the current cross reference for the 800x14/G78-14 tire sizes is 215-75/14s if you check a number of tire manufactures web sites. As also mentioned the...
by 60fore
Tue May 23, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64 Front Disc Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: 64 Front Disc Conversion

Has anyone converted there front drum brakes to disc? Aftermarket kit? Home made? I was thinking of having a fab shop plasma cut out the caliper mounting bracket and maybe using 69-70 mustang calipers , master cylinder and discs. Any thoughts or suggestions. Thanks You'll find a ton of information ...
by 60fore
Mon May 01, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Looking to sell. Need advice what to ask for.
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Looking to sell. Need advice what to ask for.

Personally, I'd take a car with a seized engine over one with a Swiss cheese body any day. Engines are "relatively" cheap to rebuild compared with extensive unibody repairs, the cost of which can run into the tens of thousands. Anyway OP, it's tough to accurately value a car sight unseen, but based ...
by 60fore
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Label, 1962 Power Window Instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Label, 1962 Power Window Instruction

The 10,000 original mile '62 survivor I owned did not have this sticker, and there was no evidence (ie. adhesive residue) to indicate one had ever been installed.
by 60fore
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Lenses for Fender Mounted Turn Signals
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Lenses for Fender Mounted Turn Signals

That's right Wally, the NOS set of lenses I bought had both "L" and "R" on them.

And as Paul said they have ridges on them while the repro lenses do not.
by 60fore
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Lenses for Fender Mounted Turn Signals
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Lenses for Fender Mounted Turn Signals

Check on eBay. I found a set of NOS lenses on there a while back. Think I only paid $10 for the pair.

By the way I also found a whole NOS indicator on eBay. I think it adorns redstangbob's car now.
by 60fore
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1963 dashboard pieces
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: 1963 dashboard pieces

Originally the aluminum trim was anodized; usually a clear finish was used but they could also be tinted blue or beige depending on the interior color.
by 60fore
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Am I correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Am I correct?

Far as I know there are no hard and fast guidelines spelled out in the Concours Rules on this subject. Using the very original '62 I owned as an example, all the parts I could find date codes on (with the exception of the glass) were produced less than a month prior to the car's scheduled build date...
by 60fore
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Strange letter in VIN number
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Strange letter in VIN number

All T-Birds of that vintage were assembled at the Wixom MI plant, the code for which is "Y".
by 60fore
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Woes
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: Exhaust Manifold Woes

Has anybody tried Loctite Freeze & Release for stubborn fasteners?

https://www.amazon.com/Loctite-996456-C ... op?ie=UTF8
by 60fore
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cleaning White Interior & Top?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Cleaning White Interior & Top?

A necro-thread regarding upholstery cleaning has just resurfaced in this section. It recommends using Fast Orange hand cleaner to clean upholstery. Might want to check it out.
by 60fore
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I'm up to
Replies: 47
Views: 5189

Re: What I'm up to

EWWWW! :tongue6:

Smoked-in cars are gross. I refuse to ride in 'em.
by 60fore
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: conversion from single to dual exhaust on 63 bird
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: conversion from single to dual exhaust on 63 bird

Waldron Exhaust makes a complete dual system for '63's in either aluminized or stainless steel. They have mufflers only, no resonators. Using this option, you would not have to change your exhaust manifolds. http://waldronexhaust.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=61_40_89&products_id=4...