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by stevegintn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Door panels
Replies: 13
Views: 2821

Re: Door panels

I looked at these a year ago http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_thunderbird/ford-thunderbird-door-trim-panels-white-late-1962-to-1963.html On rereading I now notice the price says $683.95 pr. The description didn't mention that it was for a pair. That's a lot less expensive than I remember. Still a ...
by stevegintn
Fri May 29, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speed-O Growling
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Speed-O Growling

Aaron65 wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 10:37 am Mine's a '63...
Ok, that might explain it? (my car doesn't have a screw)
by stevegintn
Fri May 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speed-O Growling
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Speed-O Growling

I just swapped cars out in storage and picked up the T-Bird. As I was driving it home, I felt for the screw underneath the speedometer and it was there, just like the clock's. I believe it would be easiest to swing the wheel over to get to it. Thanks, Aaron - I will look again for a screw. I have a...
by stevegintn
Fri May 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speed-O Growling
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Speed-O Growling

So, nobody knows, short of removing the dash, an easy way to access the back of the speedometer gauge? (there are no screws on the outside)
by stevegintn
Mon May 25, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speed-O Growling
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Speed-O Growling

My car's out at the storage barn, but I recently had the speedometer out of it, and I think it came out as easily as the clock does. Check for a screw underneath; I'm sure someone who is more specifically well-versed in T-Birds can verify. Thanks, Aaron - man, it would be wonderful if it was just l...
by stevegintn
Sun May 24, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speed-O Growling
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Speed-O Growling

Well, I been away for a while, now piddling with small issues for my 62. I replaced the non-working radio, speaker, and antenna with a used OEM and it works GREAT. I am now trying to resolve a fiercely growling speedometer. I disconnected the cable at the instrument, which stopped the growling, of c...
by stevegintn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1961 Tail Light Bezels
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: 1961 Tail Light Bezels

I have a couple - on my parts car (does bumper have to be removed, to get them off? Lol!)
by stevegintn
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Instrument Light Question
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Instrument Light Question

Hi, I am having issues with my speedo and clock instrument lights and hope someone can give me some advice on how to correct the problem. I recently bought my 1962 T-Bird and none of gauge lights worked. Thanks to a previous post on this site I was able to determined the in-line fuse had blown and ...
by stevegintn
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tag Light
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Tag Light

Many thanks, Ken & Jonathan!

I have the 62 Shop Manual and an E-Assembly manual for the 61, so I will take a look at those.

Steve G.
by stevegintn
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tag Light
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Tag Light

Can anybody tell me if there is a factory tag (license plate) light for a 62? (quick search here found nothing) I looked at my car, and didn't see one ... sat in a local court yesterday, and saw/heard people cited for lack thereof (state law here). I wonder if I will have a engineer one, to escape a...
by stevegintn
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vacuum Cannister question
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: Vacuum Cannister question

:mrgreen: Yes on the distributor line. It should ultimately be connected to the front of the carb. The vacuum source for the trans comes from the smaller line connected to the brake booster. It transitions to a metal line and then down beside the trans itself, transitions back to a short piece of r...
by stevegintn
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vacuum Cannister question
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: Vacuum Cannister question

And I now see, all the diagrams are now GONE? (what an #@* lol!)
by stevegintn
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vacuum Cannister question
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: Vacuum Cannister question

Sounds like someone disconnected all the vacuum lines from the eng. It will be a lot more peppy with the vacuum adv. connected. The hard shift is likely because the vacuum to the modulator on the trans isn't present. Without it, the trans thinks your at full throttle all the time and adjusts trans ...
by stevegintn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Something's Pulling My New Battery Down
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Something's Pulling My New Battery Down

For powering an electric choke on 1961 390 Autolite 4100: I connected mine to the primary output of the generator. With a 10-amp fuse in line. Idea is that the electric choke is powered only when the generator is turning, eg. when the engine is running. Seems to work perfectly and to be the most ob...
by stevegintn
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vacuum Cannister question
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: Vacuum Cannister question

Jim Wulf wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:18 pm Gee Steve! Sorry you didn't find my answer "simple" enough for you, or my references "useful". Others have. Done here.
Gee, thanks, Jim!