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by Cliff Rankin
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Alternatives to Chrome
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Alternatives to Chrome

This may get moved to the modified form. But , I think I get what your saying. Seems chrome shops are expensive And old school. If you paint it , I think you would give it An 80’s look , ouch! , seems some of these high end Car builders paint. I don’t like it. But have you seen This new style painte...
by Cliff Rankin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dash lights blow fuse
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Dash lights blow fuse

The first couple of things I would do, does the Fuse blow when the dash lights are turned all The way down and you pull the light switch ? I would also examine the fuse board more for Bad and shorted connections. Maybe try pulling Radio fuse before checking the dash lights. Another words, try to iso...
by Cliff Rankin
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 61-63 Tail light bucket trash
Replies: 0
Views: 36

61-63 Tail light bucket trash

I would like to find a trash tail light bucket that I can Use on the wall of my garage with a left over Q And lens. Would be nice to have the screws, not worried About electrical as I will install a regular light to plug In the wall. Nothing that is salvageable for a car. Just a little man cave art ...
by Cliff Rankin
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 14
Views: 218

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

How about taking a multimeter and do a few
Basic tests like voltage drop under a load. And
Load test the battery ? Worst case , some parts
Stores will bench test the starter if your weak
On diagnosing electrical.
My thoughts
Cliff
by Cliff Rankin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wire Wheels for 1962 Sports Roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Wire Wheels for 1962 Sports Roadster

Rocky , there are wire wheel hub caps that you have to look closely at to see if it’s real. Also if you haves flat with A tubed tire it’s not the same as a regular tire. I suggest You find your true number of spoke , proper wheel and tires for show. Run regular rims and hub caps or wire caps If you ...
by Cliff Rankin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Inverted flare fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Inverted flare fitting

Karl , I measured the carb side of the fitting.
Seems it’s a 9/16 x 24. That size is not in most
Tap and die sets. But is easily available.
by Cliff Rankin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Inverted flare fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Inverted flare fitting

Ha ! I knew I had one. I’ll check in with my nut and bolt guy and other resources on specs , Karl if you want it. It’s yours. Please excuse the back ground in the pics.
by Cliff Rankin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Inverted flare fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Inverted flare fitting

Karl , I’ll do a little research 🧐.
Interesting.
by Cliff Rankin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Inverted flare fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Inverted flare fitting

Karl , the fitting between the carb body end the
Fuel line ?! Correct? Have a picture of the beat up
One ?
by Cliff Rankin
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 61-62 dash pad on 63 Modified frame
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: 61-62 dash pad on 63 Modified frame

Nice ! Who did your chrome work ? Did you just do just the
Dash or bundle up a package deal ? Chrome shops are getting harder to find and can be expensive. What
Brand / kind of glue did you use on the dash pad.
Cliff
by Cliff Rankin
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radio questions
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Radio questions

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by Cliff Rankin
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fair Price?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Fair Price?

It’s hard to say for sure looking at a picture. But if the car does not run and has not for a while. I think that’s a reasonable offer.
by Cliff Rankin
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 61-62 dash pad on 63 Modified frame
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: 61-62 dash pad on 63 Modified frame

Did you have to cut open the defrost vents on the new dash and glue them. I would like to see how the defrost vents came out.
Cliff
by Cliff Rankin
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Leaking rear caliper
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: New Leaking rear caliper

They did not have disc brakes back then , you need to post further down in the modified. Also you need some better Pictures of the whole set up. It could be aftermarket or Someone adapted a newer Ford set up. What does the po Know about it ? And... this area is for 61-63. Post more info On the car a...
by Cliff Rankin
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Autolite 4100 carburator problem
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Autolite 4100 carburator problem

I would say , if it’s nots acting up for your mechanic Then I would be looking at the choke set up. Are you Leaving it with him over night ? Can you duplicate the Issue for him to see. I know from being on the other side Of the fence , it can be hard to recreate what the customer is experiencing. Bu...