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by novanutcase
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Gauges ????
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Gauges ????

I converted my clock to a tach.

John
by novanutcase
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: '65ish Spindles on a '61
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: '65ish Spindles on a '61

Complete Bolt on. You need the spindle and lower control arm along with everything forward. You'll need wheels to clear the calipers.

John
by novanutcase
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: High HP FE
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

High HP FE

I posted this in the regular forum but I probably should have posted it here since this would be considered a modification.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusi ... spartandhp

John
by novanutcase
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: After market wheels?
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: After market wheels?

John, pic post whoring is no good now via photobucket. Hope you can get some images and put on postimg.org or similar! How is the Nova going? Graeme Hey Graeme! Sorry for the late response. Haven't been on much lately. I moved most of my pictures over to Imgur but if there is a thread that has a pi...
by novanutcase
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: High HP FE
Replies: 0
Views: 376

High HP FE

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusi ... spartandhp

Been a while since I've been on here but I ran across this article and thought it would be useful for those trying to squeeze a few more HP out of their FE.

John
by novanutcase
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: After market wheels?
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: After market wheels?

Late reply but I went with torque thrust stye wheels from Coys. Offset is good so no rubbing issues. I lowered the car a few inches FYI.

John
by novanutcase
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Old Bird, New Build
Replies: 61
Views: 8682

Re: Old Bird, New Build

I have an attachment for mine that I hook up the shop vac to and it sucks out the dust. I also took the glass out of mine and put 6-8 layers of clear drawer liner on it then reinstalled the glass. When the glass gets hard to see thru I simply reach in and pull off a layer like the tear offs for win...
by novanutcase
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater fuse blow every time I turn it on.
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: Heater fuse blow every time I turn it on.

Check your grounds....

John
by novanutcase
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Old Bird, New Build
Replies: 61
Views: 8682

Re: Old Bird, New Build

Don't they already sell oval exhaust tubing?

John
by novanutcase
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: new here..
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: new here..

Welcome! Beautiful car!

John
by novanutcase
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 62 front break conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 3915

Re: 62 front break conversion

I'm surprised John didn't suggest what he did with that Black beauty. It's the easiest conversion - '65-'66 spindles, rotors, hubs, shields. Direct bolt on. John also changed the lower control arms, but it's not necessary. That's because I'm lazy. I figured "Hmmmm....I gotta break this rusty nut of...
by novanutcase
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: excessive negative camber
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: excessive negative camber

Hello Nick, Welcome to the Forum! One thing you're going to want to make sure your shop has are the shims needed to align the car. They are ridiculously expensive for what they are so if you can find some prior to going to your alignment shop it will probably cost you less to have it aligned than if...
by novanutcase
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel not getting to the fuel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: Fuel not getting to the fuel pump

Hi all , just got my new bird 1962 over the weekend and all was good . Started well ( half a crank ) but fuel was low . Noticed when I purchased the car there was no fuel filter . Ordered a fuel pump with filter and it was a pretty easy install . But ! Before this happened my fuel was low in the ca...
by novanutcase
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Cooling
Replies: 65
Views: 11123

Re: Cooling

allanmcnab wrote:thanks john, I am looking for a driver, not a concours d'elegance
Just an idea, but maybe use stickers for the hash marks in case you want to remove them later.

John
by novanutcase
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Cooling
Replies: 65
Views: 11123

Re: Cooling

Best way to calibrate your gauge is to get the vehicle up to operating temperature then use an infrared thermometer to check the temperature at the water outlet/thermostat housing. This^^^ I would monitor the temp with the infrared thermometer from cold start to operating temp and make hash marks t...