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by Haz567
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General T-Bird Tech
Topic: 1956 Spring change
Replies: 1
Views: 4904

Re: 1956 Spring change

Hey MM: I had the very same issue on a 56 I did. Ended up getting a friend of mine who is a master at this kind of thing to drill completely thru the 4 or 5 inches of the bolt before it would come out. Had tried everything, glowing red heat, PB blaster for days, man it was frozen. My buddy drilled a...
by Haz567
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Roof Hold Down Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Rear Roof Hold Down Plate

Joe:

What I called a "flat" is really a slot with a "flat" at the bottom of the slot.

Regards
by Haz567
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Roof Hold Down Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Rear Roof Hold Down Plate

Thanks Lew: I was making too big of a deal of this using the logic that the set screw should always be accessible when the lever was in the relaxed (closed or latched) position. Then remembered that there is not a LH & RH bullet offered so at least one side will have to be adjusted when the latch is...
by Haz567
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Roof Hold Down Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Rear Roof Hold Down Plate

Thanks for the reply Icon. What I was trying to ask is shown below for the plate.
ROOF HOLD DOWN PLATE.jpg
You can click on the picture for a closer view.
by Haz567
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear Roof Hold Down Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Rear Roof Hold Down Plate

For late 56 and 57's what direction is the slot for the hold down plate supposed to point, to the inside or outside of the car?
REAR CLAMP DIRECTION.jpg
The photo shows it going to the outside on a 56.
by Haz567
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Member
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: New Member

Lance:

Forgot; have you adjusted the seat back to as laid back as possible using the adjusting bolts on the side of the seat? With the seat farther back may feel roomier.
by Haz567
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Member
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: New Member

Hi Lance and welcome also: You'll find a lot of good information here and people very knowledgeable about the early birds! Firstly, getting in and out is never going to be roomy with the top up. You have to develop a method to make it as easy as possible and not hit your head and kinda slide in. You...
by Haz567
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Stamped numbers on firewall
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Stamped numbers on firewall

I agree w/ CSPIDY, very nice! Mummert heads also?
by Haz567
Fri May 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel and vacume lines on 56 y block w holley carb
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Fuel and vacume lines on 56 y block w holley carb

Abbygail Saw that your post had not been replied to; see if the photos below, moving front to back, help (sorry for the magic tape at the vacuum advance and other non original connections). Wish my wife would help me out! IMG_1358.JPG IMG_1359.JPG IMG_1360.JPG The larger diameter line is the power b...
by Haz567
Fri May 29, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Soft Top rarity or curiosity?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Soft Top rarity or curiosity?

ICON 1956 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:21 am
This might be an answer to your question, The Frames could be made in China.
Don't think so, top had been together for at least the last dozen years, and all other pieces of the frame were correctly numbered. Also, quality of mis-numbered pieces seems same as all others and high.
by Haz567
Thu May 28, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Soft Top rarity or curiosity?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Soft Top rarity or curiosity?

Thank you OldMics!

I am surprised that these were reproduced. Just seems to be a part that would have low demand and high cost to make. I know that you may not won't to say who that Vendor is, but I will search a couple of catalogs to see if I can find it.

Thanks again.

HAZ567
by Haz567
Thu May 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Soft Top rarity or curiosity?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Soft Top rarity or curiosity?

I am reworking a late soft top from the ground up including a complete rework of the frame. During the rebuild I noticed that the part #'s for the RH & LH pillar castings were reversed and also showed early soft top numbers vs the late soft top part #'s expected. The first picture shows the frames l...
by Haz567
Fri May 22, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Leaking power steering pump- 1956 312
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Leaking power steering pump- 1956 312

Try a 1" longer belt to make it sit flatter. The belt mentioned in CTCI texts makes the unit sit with a tilt down towards the center which may be "correct" but to my eye does not make it look good.

Wish I could help w/ the over heat; could be a host of things.
by Haz567
Fri May 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 replacement arm rests
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: 1956 replacement arm rests

Well done; that is one of my favorite things in bringing stuff back from the near dead, plus I'm cheap!

One other caution, especially where you have the repaired area at the "skinny" part, be careful as you pull and tug material so to not over stress the repaired part.
by Haz567
Tue May 19, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 replacement arm rests
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: 1956 replacement arm rests

If I could shift gears a little bit, I need to replace the arm rest covering on my 57. I have the arm rest off as I am doing some other work on the door. Is replacing the cover a DIY job, or should I bring it to an upholstery shop? Thanks Definitely a DIY if you have a little covering experience! T...