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by paul2748
Sun May 27, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 T-BIRD Hood Hinges
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: 1957 T-BIRD Hood Hinges

Also try Hill's 740-949-2217. They seem to have a lot of take off p-arts
by paul2748
Fri May 25, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Sway Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Rear Sway Bar

Other than seeing a broken spring, the only other thing to look for is the pads at the end of the springs. The fact that the car's height is within spec probably means that the springs them selves are in good condition. Between the spring and the spring retainer is a rubber insulator. For that and t...
by paul2748
Fri May 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wiring question/park lights
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Wiring question/park lights

Thanks for letting us know the outcome - enjoy your Bird
by paul2748
Thu May 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Sway Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Rear Sway Bar

I have heard that the rear bar should never be heavier than the front bar.
by paul2748
Thu May 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Transmissions
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Transmissions

If you have the electrical installation manual, it will show you what wiring is needed. You also have to get the cable and mount
by paul2748
Thu May 24, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: AC unit
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: AC unit

Early Birds never came from the factory with Air.

No plate somewhere on the unit showing the maker?
by paul2748
Thu May 24, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Remote 'Bump' starter switch connection
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Remote 'Bump' starter switch connection

On the solenoid, the left hand small terminal (should be the one with the green colored wire end). You have to keep the wire on on the solenoid terminal as far as I know. The other wire goes to the positive side of the battery.
by paul2748
Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wiring question/park lights
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Wiring question/park lights

Trace the wire going to the parking lights from the switch to the lights. Check with your test light at the switch, at the junction/connector where the line goes in and at the junction/connector where the lines go out.. If I remember correctly, there is one line going into the connector/junction and...
by paul2748
Mon May 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Found the Jack for my 56
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Found the Jack for my 56

That is where I found mine
goldwinghg wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 6:58 pm
I bought mine on eBay. They are on there often. Some of them get pretty pricey. Ebay is a good place to find stuff for the baby birds. Every now and then,you can get a pretty good deal
by paul2748
Thu May 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Air Cleaner oil bath type
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Air Cleaner oil bath type

Up to and including 1956, Ford used an oil bath air filter. Use the same oil as you use in the engine or check the Shop Manual for direction. There is a mark on the "bowl" . It might be faint, but it's there. Some people say that the oil bath units were better than the paper element type. You have t...
by paul2748
Sat May 12, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: going from a 1961 to a 1956
Replies: 41
Views: 805

Re: going from a 1961 to a 1956

If the battery is constantly draining, I would check all the circuits to see if you have a short somewhere. The light being on my be indicative of a problem some where else. It could be a bad alternator.
by paul2748
Sat May 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dot 3 to Synthetic Brake Fluid
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Dot 3 to Synthetic Brake Fluid

Dot 5 is Silicone, not synthetic. You have to throughly flush out the system with something like denatured alcohol. I have Dot 5 in two cars and don't know where the spongy pedal comes in. You don't have to change dot 5 every three years as it doesn't attract water like Dot 3 and 4. I always thought...
by paul2748
Fri May 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Oil filter housing
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Oil filter housing

Not familiar with a 66 Bird so what is a oil filter housing? Didn't they have a spin on filter?
by paul2748
Fri May 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: need informations on exhaust T bird 56
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: need informations on exhaust T bird 56

CASCO offers a complete line of exhaust parts. I imagine the other suppliers (Hill's, Larry's, etc) have the same. All are reputable suppliers. They have pictures of the various components of the exhaust system with their part numbers. 56 and 57 Birds had a muffler and a resonator on each side. Is t...
by paul2748
Thu May 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: going from a 1961 to a 1956
Replies: 41
Views: 805

Re: going from a 1961 to a 1956

I don't have a right side mirror on my 56. Don't miss it and I don't worry about "balance"