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by ICON 1956
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

I live in Illinois suburb of Chicago, We do get some freezing cold winters my garage is not heated. I would start the car once a month to keep the fluids going. My car came equipped with Pertronix ignition I never had a problem starting.
by ICON 1956
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1963 Thunderbird Hardtop Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: 1963 Thunderbird Hardtop Restoration

Here you are these are the standard hub caps for a 1963 T Bird; https://www.ebay.com/itm/293082419774?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=293082419774&targetid=1071860197901&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9021612&poi=&campaignid...
by ICON 1956
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

I had a 61, My suggestion think about installing a pertronix ignition system to help in starting. That is what I had. I did help ...
by ICON 1956
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Battery

The NAPA is not period correct, I switched to the period correct battery from This web site:
https://www.batterycentralmall.com/Batt ... rt/TB.html
This is NAPA S Site for 29NF Battery
https://www.napaonline.com/en/search?te ... vehicleAdd
by ICON 1956
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Inverted flare fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Inverted flare fitting

That looks like a brass (natural gas) fitting....
by ICON 1956
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Convertible top repair
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Convertible top repair

My top was done by Jewels, So was the entire car restored It opens up with no trouble.
by ICON 1956
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Correct Jack
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: Correct Jack

Here's a photo of my jack that came with my car, This is the refurbished that came with my car. The base has AJ-C on the base and a A on the other side... Hope this helps.
by ICON 1956
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Sway bar
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Sway bar

I totally agree with 55blacktie, Having been riding my Harley across Canada and the out West. Which I have experience in riding in cold and wet trips. I'll take the Baby Bird hands down.
by ICON 1956
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: New owner 1962 thunderbird
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: New owner 1962 thunderbird

Congrats and Welcome to the forum. I can not express this so please understand when you have a vehicle over 60 years. You should have the literature manuals, books for the year of the car to understand on the needs of the car. First you should buy the Shop Manual https://www.ebay.com/itm/THUNDERBIRD...
by ICON 1956
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 62 TBird Transmission Identification PCE Y 025935
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: 62 TBird Transmission Identification PCE Y 025935

I too, also would welcome you. I did own a 1961 hard top T Bird, Then I sold it for my dream T Bird 1956. Sage Green. Sorry I did not want to hi jack this forum page... Ask away any questions... BTW Alan is the guru when it comes to knowing every bit of fact on the Thunderbirds.....
by ICON 1956
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Sway bar
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Sway bar

I would only say that adding a thicker swag bar can help cornering around the turns. I don't think it would help in a better smoother ride just stabilize the car in turning.......
by ICON 1956
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 rear bumper centre section
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: 1956 rear bumper centre section

would buffing out the center section bring out the chrome shine?
by ICON 1956
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 Spare Tire
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: 1956 Spare Tire

Like I have posted, have a hydraulic jack to support the frame (not the bumper) to change the tire if needed. Plus I do carry a few spare tools to make it easier to remove the hub cap and a socket lug nut wrench. My main concern is to change the tire as quickly as I can and then to have it repaired ...
by ICON 1956
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Car cover question
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Car cover question

When I store my car over the winter months I use a plain car cover, But I also use the softener sheets with the aroma smell that keeps the mice away. I place a few inside the car and on the wires in the motor bay. I would like to have the same bubble as Greg has but I think I would need a bit more r...
by ICON 1956
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 Spare Tire
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: 1956 Spare Tire

The spare donut came with the car, When you do a search this subject was discussed.