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by paul2748
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater Control Valve?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Heater Control Valve?

The solution to0 these heater control valves is to go to a mechanical control valve. The Tbird suppliers have a kit that used the stock temperature control on the dash.
by paul2748
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Windshield wipers
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Windshield wipers

Do the things Joe said before trying this ( do it with two persons). Get some Dot 3 brake fluid ( Not synthetic). Pore some in a small can or other unbreakable container. Remove the vacuum hose end that is in the engine compartment that goes to the wiper motor. Place towels, rags etc under the wiper...
by paul2748
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: How rare are the E-code 57s
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: How rare are the E-code 57s

If you haven't tried it, go to the All Ford Nationals in Carlisle in June.
by paul2748
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dash Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Dash Questions

My two cents - recovering the dash with a new pad is, in my opinion, something left to an upholstery professional. That is what I did.
by paul2748
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Aluminum Thermostat Housing, Deck Plates
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Aluminum Thermostat Housing, Deck Plates

Repop aluminum Tstat housing, brand new for Yblock Tbird 45.00 sold

Top rear deck hold down plate, 57 style, left and right. New repros 35.00 each

Plus actual shipping from NJ. email or PM me
by paul2748
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Misc 55-57 parts
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Misc 55-57 parts

have two caps, two points sets and a condenser for sale for a 55 and 56. All pieces are new. Everything for 32.00 Also have two sets of new inner and outer wheel bearings for a 55-57 Thunderbird. All new. 35.00 Gas filler door hinge 55-56 - very good condition, oem piece with springs 30.00 Plus ship...
by paul2748
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: smoke from oil cap
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: smoke from oil cap

I doubt that the cap is the problem. As Red says, it's probably blow by from the engine. Cleaning or replacement won't hurt though.
by paul2748
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speedometer Won't Work!
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Speedometer Won't Work!

My 56 is like the 57 and later. The 55 set up must have been a one year only deal.
by paul2748
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Steering gear lube?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Steering gear lube?

One thing you may want try is Lucas Oil Treatment. They say it can be used in steering boxes helping seals seal. As thick or thicker than 80/90 gear lube. Even if it doesn't fix the leak problem, your no worse off but it may be worth a try.
by paul2748
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Generator light came on then off
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Generator light came on then off

Double check all your connections
by paul2748
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cleaning Wire Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Cleaning Wire Wheels

Get a thin bottle brush that will go between the spokes. Dry off using a leaf blower or compressor.
by paul2748
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electric Tachometer Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Electric Tachometer Conversion

See the discussion under 1955-57 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds.
by paul2748
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1955 thunderbird radiator deflector panel
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: 1955 thunderbird radiator deflector panel

Having ho0les in the deflector panel/gravel shield defeats the purposes for which it was designed for. The panel directs air into the radiator (and the vents) which would provide air to cool the coolant in the radiator. Holes would decrease the amount of air directed at the radiator.
by paul2748
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Generator
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Generator

One thing to watch out for is the location of the stud for the main power wire. The 55-57 generators had the stud in a different location than on the sedans so it would not hit the block
by paul2748
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: temperature of coolant
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: temperature of coolant

The temp gauges in the early Birds are well known not to be very accurate. Greg is right about the temps you found. And he's right about not puking