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by paul2748
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Intermittent fuel issue
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Intermittent fuel issue

Another possibility is that the flex line going from the steel line to the fuel pump may be going bad, but not bad enough so that it woks ok some times.
by paul2748
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Steering gear box removal
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Steering gear box removal

Who are you having rebuild it?
scolastico wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:36 pm
Birdman, thank you very much -that was a big help. Removed it today and having it rebuilt. I did in fact remove the steering column. Any tip on reinstalling?
by paul2748
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ignition timing question
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Ignition timing question

While factory is 3 and 6, a lot of owners go to 10 or 12 and find it runs better. I run 10 on mine
by paul2748
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Seat Belts?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Seat Belts?

Try the other suppliers - CASCO, Hills, Concours Parts
by paul2748
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Air Duct Refinishing
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Air Duct Refinishing

I painted mine inside and out with Rustoleum
by paul2748
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Body Remanufactured?
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Body Remanufactured?

Check the TBird parts stores - some of them sell used parts. Hill's is one of them, CASCO may have something. They both do restorations so they may have a deck lid
by paul2748
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: FYI
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: FYI

Jere - do you get a WHOOOSH sound sometimes when you remove the gas cap? If so, the vent on the cap may be clogged and the tank is not "breathing"
by paul2748
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Body Remanufactured?
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Body Remanufactured?

No one makes a complete rear deck lid. You have to start with a used one' I looked t the site mentioned and it looks bogus for TBirds parts. Click on one catagory and nothing comes up for that catagory. Check with CASCO for replacement sheet metal parts (patch panels). They bought the dies from the ...
by paul2748
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: How to take out the seat alone
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: How to take out the seat alone

Never actually checked, but I am quite sure they are. Again, studs were originally used.
Thunderbird83 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:20 am
Hi Paul
Do you think that the 4 bolts are in the same place with a not power seat
Thanks
by paul2748
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Color of the motor on Tbird 56
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Color of the motor on Tbird 56

Bill Hirsch in Newark, NJ has the correct red. I think they call it Thunderbird Red.
by paul2748
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: How to take out the seat alone
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: How to take out the seat alone

Taking the seat out when it's non-power is easy. All you do is unbolt it, lift up and pull it out.
by paul2748
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: How to take out the seat alone
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: How to take out the seat alone

The 55 and 56 power seats that I have worked on came from the factory with studs at the four mounting points. I don't know if the 57's were different, but the only 57 I helped a friend with had a combination of studs and bolts so I think the 57's originally came with studs. Along the way the studs m...
by paul2748
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Were are these for?
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Were are these for?

Repros are sold by the parts suppliers.
by paul2748
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Timing settings on 1957 312 Y Block
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: Timing settings on 1957 312 Y Block

As noted above, YBlocks run real well at 10- 12 degrees initial advance.
by paul2748
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Transmission fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Transmission fluid

Dexron III was an acceptable substitute for Type A, the original type.

Many have used Type F with no problems, including myself.