Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

This area is for posting questions/information concerning 1961-63 year Thunderbirds NO FOR SALE POSTINGS

Moderator: ABQTBird

Post Reply
User avatar
stove
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:13 pm

Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by stove » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:20 pm

Image

Courtesy Jim Wulf
1963 HT Corinthian White / Pearl Beige
1967 Tudor Landau, Raven Black / Black (428)

tbird
Posts: 2390
Joined: Sat May 10, 2008 11:07 pm
Location: Tyndall MB. Canada

Re: Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by tbird » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:49 pm

Stove

I got them from Auto Crafters they had a lot of decals that J.O. was not reproducing, do not believe that they are in business anymore.
Jim Mills
VTCI # 8071
VTCI 1964-66 Technical Editor
2002 Thunderbird
1965 Convertible
1962 Convertible (in progress)
1959 Ford Retractable HT
Many parts cars

User avatar
stove
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:13 pm

Re: Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by stove » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:00 am

Do you happen to have an unused one? If so, and if you would relinquish it, I would be able to get them into production.
1963 HT Corinthian White / Pearl Beige
1967 Tudor Landau, Raven Black / Black (428)

User avatar
Jim Wulf
Posts: 1748
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:19 pm
Location: S.E. Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by Jim Wulf » Thu May 10, 2018 10:23 am

I have a template for this label.
Jim W, VTCI 1961-1963 Technical Editor
62 SR Red/Black
63 CV Black/Red
Past Birds:
63 MSR Red/Pearl Beige
66 CV Red/Red
63 CV Patrician Green/Pearl Beige
61 HT White/Pearl Beige
63 HT Caspian Blue/Blue Metallic

User avatar
stove
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:13 pm

Re: Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by stove » Thu May 10, 2018 11:36 am

Jim Wulf wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:23 am
I have a template for this label.
Jim Mills graciously sent a reproduction decal, for me to have reproduced. Do you think the template would be more accurate for me to use?
I'm planning on doing about ten of these, and offering them at gift pricing to the community.

Jim also sent me an original Radio Noise Suppressor Tag, the little red posterboard, stapled, wire flag. To attempt an accurate reproduction.

Also, Scott Logan and I are doing 1967 model year (blue background), CORRECT 390 and 428 CID Decals.

And finally, if I can find a screen printer (will need to be outside California) who is willing to print on paper, I will be doing CORRECT re-pops of the Caution Fan decal, in two styles.
1963 HT Corinthian White / Pearl Beige
1967 Tudor Landau, Raven Black / Black (428)

User avatar
Jim Wulf
Posts: 1748
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:19 pm
Location: S.E. Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by Jim Wulf » Thu May 10, 2018 5:08 pm

stove wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 11:36 am
Jim Wulf wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:23 am
I have a template for this label.
Jim Mills graciously sent a reproduction decal, for me to have reproduced. Do you think the template would be more accurate for me to use?
I'm planning on doing about ten of these, and offering them at gift pricing to the community.

Jim also sent me an original Radio Noise Suppressor Tag, the little red posterboard, stapled, wire flag. To attempt an accurate reproduction.

Also, Scott Logan and I are doing 1967 model year (blue background), CORRECT 390 and 428 CID Decals.

And finally, if I can find a screen printer (will need to be outside California) who is willing to print on paper, I will be doing CORRECT re-pops of the Caution Fan decal, in two styles.

Send me your email address and I'll send it along to you. It's set up for standard Avery labels. You can decide.

I've compared an original red suppressor tag against a repro and it seems pretty darn accurate to me and not worth trying to improve upon, though I'm sure it could be done. I'm kind of picky, so I've been told.

There was a fellow in the Midwest who was printing fan decals (advertised in the Scoop) and they were almost a perfect reproduction; the orange was shade duller than an original, but you would have to see it side by side with an original to know the difference. He had them made from a matte finish vinyl that looked like paper, but was much more durable. Unfortunately he passed away last year and his supplier went with him. I've tried to have several local printers reproduce it for me, but everyone I talked to said they couldn't do it. If you find someone I can supply an NOS label - I have a hundred or so of them. I've applied them to my cars, but because they are paper, they soon get damp, shrink/wrinkle, and start to look shabby. Looks fine until I take it outside of the climate controlled garage, then quickly go downhill.
Jim W, VTCI 1961-1963 Technical Editor
62 SR Red/Black
63 CV Black/Red
Past Birds:
63 MSR Red/Pearl Beige
66 CV Red/Red
63 CV Patrician Green/Pearl Beige
61 HT White/Pearl Beige
63 HT Caspian Blue/Blue Metallic

User avatar
Karl
Posts: 616
Joined: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:03 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by Karl » Thu May 10, 2018 5:34 pm

Stove, I would be interested in any decals that you would be reproducing. Only for a 63 year though.
Karl.
1963 Thunderbird Hardtop

User avatar
MN63Tbird
Posts: 137
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:38 am
Location: Minnesota

Re: Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by MN63Tbird » Thu May 10, 2018 7:43 pm

Does anyone make the check valve itself? I assume it was metal instead of plastic. Thanks

MN63
1963 Thunderbird Hardtop
1966 Mustang Coupe A code

User avatar
Jim Wulf
Posts: 1748
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:19 pm
Location: S.E. Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by Jim Wulf » Thu May 10, 2018 8:21 pm

MN63Tbird wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Does anyone make the check valve itself? I assume it was metal instead of plastic. Thanks

MN63
No, there are no repops, and yes it is metal with a rubber check popper inside. Originals are very difficult to find now - I actually had an NOS unit that went with the sale of my 63M SR, and that was the only one I've ever seen. The Thunderbird suppliers don't even have the later Ford replacement anymore. Dorman, as well as others, makes a functional plastic version.

https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-47149-Vac ... B000COCU0M
Jim W, VTCI 1961-1963 Technical Editor
62 SR Red/Black
63 CV Black/Red
Past Birds:
63 MSR Red/Pearl Beige
66 CV Red/Red
63 CV Patrician Green/Pearl Beige
61 HT White/Pearl Beige
63 HT Caspian Blue/Blue Metallic

User avatar
stove
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:13 pm

Re: Anyone re-popping the HVAC Check Valve Decal?

Post by stove » Sat May 12, 2018 1:29 am

Karl wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Stove, I would be interested in any decals that you would be reproducing. Only for a 63 year though.
Karl.
Will keep you apprised! Thanks!
1963 HT Corinthian White / Pearl Beige
1967 Tudor Landau, Raven Black / Black (428)

Post Reply