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by caseyc
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Trunk light 62 hardtop
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Trunk light 62 hardtop

Thank you, perfect timing! I am putting my trunk back together and I didn't take enough pics ::. The body book is somewhat hazy for me as to how the light was mounted so thank you for the pic Jim!
Casey C
by caseyc
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Vent window retaining retaining nut
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Vent window retaining retaining nut

Hi , I just finished redoing mine but I am unsure about where you are talking about. On my 62 the top of the vent window is held by a pin that is secured with 2 screws that are tapped into the widow frame. The bottom of the vent window is secured by a bolt (that is part of the frame) with a spring a...
by caseyc
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: questions, questions, questions
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: questions, questions, questions

Thank you so much Jim, Your pictures are great! I thought my female part on the trunk emblem was broken, but I see in your pics yours is jagged just like mine is, so maybe mine is ok. with the pics and the explanation that gives me exactly what I needed. I hope you realize what a big help you are to...
by caseyc
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Torque specifications / Front suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Torque specifications / Front suspension

Hi, I have one more question about the upper a arm. The book says to torque the a arm bushings you have to force a 9 1/2 inch spreader between the flanges after getting the 1.85" measurement from flange to center of mounting bolt. My a arm does not look bent or crushed but there is no way I am getti...
by caseyc
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: questions, questions, questions
Replies: 2
Views: 317

questions, questions, questions

Hi all, I have a couple of questions on my 62 that I know someone will know the answers to. 1. Does anyone have a picture of how the spring for the trunk key cover is attached ? The previous owner took it apart and I don't know if he broke it or what but it doesn't look right. I have some catalogs t...
by caseyc
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wiring Harness / no instrument lights
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Wiring Harness / no instrument lights

Hi, You might give Thunderbird headquarters in Concord,Ca a call they have a dash to firewall harness in their offerings. I got the firewall forward harness from them, and it looks good. I have not hooked it all up yet but I am an electrician and it looks good to me so far.
by caseyc
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dash Pad Replacement, Dash Panel Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: Dash Pad Replacement, Dash Panel Removal

John,
Thank you so much for such a timely and well organized article! :hello1: I am doing my dashpad now and this will be a great resource to help me with my rebuild.
by caseyc
Fri May 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Introduction and Exhaust Question
Replies: 49
Views: 8571

Re: Introduction and Exhaust Question

Jim thank you much for the link to all the great information on the heat shields and Scott thank you for your input too I have a much better idea now of what I'm going to do
by caseyc
Fri May 24, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Introduction and Exhaust Question
Replies: 49
Views: 8571

Re: Introduction and Exhaust Question

Hi All, I hope this question is ok here. I am putting my exhaust back together now and I am curious about how it is supposed to leave the manifold. The thing I do not know is I am reading about metal shields and mine did not have them. Are they needed? If so how is the layering done correctly, gaske...
by caseyc
Thu May 23, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Trunk Liners
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: New Trunk Liners

Hi Geoff,
I hope this helps but if you go to Jim Wulfs website down at the tech section, he has a whole section on his trunk. Here is his link,
http://www.tbirdgarage.com/Site_2/63_M_ ... k_Kit.html
by caseyc
Thu May 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Steering Box and Engine Bump Stop? Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Steering Box and Engine Bump Stop? Question

Hi everyone, I was just dealing with this myself. Mine is the type with the pin. I found that the fuel line changes from steel to rubber hose then back to steel at the firewall just inside the driver side splash pan inside the fender. It looks like the whole front end came in as a seperate unit from...
by caseyc
Fri May 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Compartment detailing
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: Engine Compartment detailing

Hi, Jim is a guru that you AND all the rest of us should listen to. He really knows his stuff! If you are going for best point count at concourse I would see if there is anyone that will do cad plating near you. Mine is just going to be a driver and economics drove my decision to just use the eastwo...
by caseyc
Thu May 09, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement
Replies: 54
Views: 4692

Re: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

Hi all, Just finished getting mine painted and before disassembly we took an 1/8 inch drill bit and put a couple of holes in each hinge, (doors, hood, and trunk) it made reasssembly and getting the gaps right really easy. By putting a nail or awl in the holes during reassembly everything lined up ju...
by caseyc
Thu May 09, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Compartment detailing
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: Engine Compartment detailing

Hi,
I used the eastwood cad paint process for my springs and I am (so far) happy with the color and coverage. I found a spring expander in the tech tips here . viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12281
It works great! I used it to paint my springs black.
by caseyc
Thu May 09, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Compartment detailing
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: Engine Compartment detailing

Hi,
I used the eastwood cad paint process for my springs and I am (so far) happy with the color and coverage. I found a spring expander in the tech tips here . viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12281
It works great! I used it to paint my springs black.