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by ICON 1956
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brake drum diameter
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Brake drum diameter

What is the maximum diameter for the 11X3 front drum? No dimension was found on the drum and the brake shop was not able to look up a dimension. I would contact one of the Thunderbird suppliers, Give these guys a call tell them you are with VTCI Bird Nest 1800-232-6378 Classic cars Unlimited 1-800-...
by ICON 1956
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vandalism
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Vandalism

Just a suggestion, on the "where to park" When I use to travel across the USA on my Trike motorcycle, I would ask the hotel manager if it would be ok to park under the entrance awning entrance as long as there is room for other cars to drive through not blocking. I know parking a motorcycle has less...
by ICON 1956
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Interior Color
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: 1961 Interior Color

Alan, I'm referring to the Volume 4 1961 thru 1963 OFS dated November 2002.... 8.1.2.1 1961 interior components H-1-12. the Ford M 1429 Red 55,85 listed most 1961 interior components as Red...My bad on the Rangoon Red 8.1.1.3 1963. ! listed as Vinyl or leather. sorry about that ....
by ICON 1956
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Interior Color
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: 1961 Interior Color

Check your data code"plate" the VTCI lists, the trim code 55,85 Ford M # 1429. listed the interior components covered in Red. Or is the color of your car a Rangoon Red color code J Ford M3 1515 vinyl 56, Listed on the other page on the left side.
by ICON 1956
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: windshields
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: windshields

That price is fair, I've seen windshields between 350.00 for NOS "New Old Stock" to 450.00. You need to figure in the price for installing it and shipping. As far as to who makes the windshields I don't know....
by ICON 1956
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: steering column info
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: steering column info

These are Blue Manuals Mr. Alan Tast was referring to:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-1964-Ford ... Swv-ZaHvB5
by ICON 1956
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Millennial bought a classic (55)
Replies: 39
Views: 1208

Re: Millennial bought a classic (55)

I fully agree with Paul 2748, I also forgot to tell you that a portable fire extinguisher should always be in the car for a just in case....
by ICON 1956
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: steering column info
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: steering column info

You might try E Bay to find used manuals, It's too late to say that before you tackled this task ,you should have had the manuals, take pictures or most importantly ask this forum before. We do had members that are experience on working on the their classic's. We don't mean to offend you in any way,...
by ICON 1956
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Coil over rear shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Coil over rear shocks

I have air shocks on my 56 rear end, my car sits 24". which is the suggested height. I feel that the coil over shocks would bring the rear end higher. This would spoil the esthetics of the car.
by ICON 1956
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vandalism
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Vandalism

Is your car in great driving condition to drive from New York to Florida? Would a trailer be an option for you that is has a entire cover.If your thinking of a "car cover material" this would only bring the attention for someone's curiosity. and may I add that when it rains you would need to dry out...
by ICON 1956
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Millennial bought a classic (55)
Replies: 39
Views: 1208

Re: Millennial bought a classic (55)

Sharing information like this far more useful than peer to peer. Just like this mod for keeping your baby bird riding cooler. I hope this leads to a few extra sales for the owner who spent so much time perfecting it. I’m in Gold Country in Nevada City / Grass Valley and have chatted with some aweso...
by ICON 1956
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Weatherstrip over door dosn't fit
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Weatherstrip over door dosn't fit

My 61 had the same issue there was a gap"space" between the back drivers side, I took it to a body shop near my house, They were able to adjust the door and weather strip....
by ICON 1956
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front wheel clearance issue
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Front wheel clearance issue

There could be different sinarrows about the parts you acquired from the internet, One could be the ball joints could be from China, What manufacture made the bearings. Repops can cause a lot of damage because the material they were made from. It's best to search our Advertisers (parts) they have th...
by ICON 1956
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Millennial bought a classic (55)
Replies: 39
Views: 1208

Re: Millennial bought a classic (55)

You can benefit as a daily driver as long you keep up the maintenance, Also keep an eye on the electrical wiring.