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by CSPIDY
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: windshields
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: windshields

Windshield fit would be a concern, if you are installing it yourself I would go with one of the TBird suppliers, they are more but there wouldn’t be a concern about fit. Concours are selling tinted windshields for at little over $400. If you are using a professional glass installer they would get th...
by CSPIDY
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: windshields
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: windshields

For some reason I had a duplicate post
by CSPIDY
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Cruise Control

I struggled with the control, I didn’t want to use their turn signal stlyle so I opted for the panel mounted switch assembly HND-2 I located it on the drivers side of the steering wheel. I want to keep as much of the appearance of the car so cutting into the turned metal was difficult. I would have ...
by CSPIDY
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Cruise Control

I mounted the control module inside the cab on the firewall driver side just to the left of the steering column. Although the instructions advised to not install it in the cab because of the noise from the actuator in the module. There is, as most of you know, no room under the hood of our baby bird...
by CSPIDY
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Cruise Control 57 Tbird

Finnally decided to install a Universal Cruise Control with a GM style pulse generator. since there are no kits for our baby birds. I selected the Dakota Digital CRS-2000. I was able to have a new set of speedometer cables made up for pulse generator. SEN-01-1 I used a company in Colorado “Speedomet...
by CSPIDY
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Millennial bought a classic (55)
Replies: 39
Views: 1208

Re: Millennial bought a classic (55)

Drive the car then fix or mod what Needs done first. Look the car over very carefully and repair any issues before upgrading. The car is 65 years old there will be hidden problems that need sorted. If you enjoy working on old cars it will be a fun time.
by CSPIDY
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hardtop Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Hardtop Cover

goldwinghg wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:20 am
I have a stand. The cover,that comes,with them,are pretty cheap. Not much more than,soft thick paper.
You are correct on that point, mine did take a beating when I hauled in the back of my pickup, but for simple storage it does a fine job.
by CSPIDY
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: engine compartment
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: engine compartment

Very nice indeed. Clean and simple
by CSPIDY
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hardtop Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Hardtop Cover

I found a hard top stand that came with a cover on eBay for $100.00. this was a few years ago but I would imagine that they sell just the cover. Might be worth a look.
by CSPIDY
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Millennial bought a classic (55)
Replies: 39
Views: 1208

Re: Millennial bought a classic (55)

Remember that 6 volt systems require larger cables for the battery. Battery cables made for 12 volt systems won’t work on a 6 volt. I have a model A ford that is 6 volt. It works well, starts and runs great.I will not switch to 12 volt unless some day I want to add modern conveniences. As said befor...
by CSPIDY
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 Hardtop
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: 1957 Hardtop

I redid my hard Top on my 57 and CASCO has all the seals you I needed. Also replaced all the seals on the soft top. Worth the cost to buy as a set.
Fun job, are you repainting?
by CSPIDY
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 Thunderbird
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: 1956 Thunderbird

My 56 TBird power brake pedal has a lot of travel down before getting brake on.? And I can’t loosen the collar nut on steering wheel post to move wheel in and out? Any suggestions to help? JG Will the brake pedal pump up with multiple pumps? As for the steering when gland nut, You can apply some go...
by CSPIDY
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Radiator
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: New Radiator

I purchased mine from Concourse Parts for $189.00
I did not paint the core on mine. I did paint the top and sides. If you look real hard you can see the core but I’m not interested in originality as much as good heat transfer.
by CSPIDY
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Power brakes Disc brakes and Power Steering Addon
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Power brakes Disc brakes and Power Steering Addon

Borgeson makes a simple power steering system that attaches to the end of the steering column. Pricing isn’t to bad either.
by CSPIDY
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Carburetor Linkage Disassembly
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Carburetor Linkage Disassembly

The ball end should unthread from the carb lever.