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by OldRusty1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Running hot
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Running hot

Here's the link to my old post on the Fan and fan clutch issue.
Hope this helps.
Regards, Old Rusty1

https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/ ... 125#p99125
by OldRusty1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Don't use Macs!
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Don't use Macs!

Never have had any issues when ordering from The Bird Nest.

https://www.parts123.com/parts123/dynde ... uKeY=AAADI

Regards, Old Rusty1
by OldRusty1
Mon May 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Sylvania Zevo?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Sylvania Zevo?

I'm running United Pacific LED tail light bulbs with excellent results.
https://upcarparts.com/high-power-1157-led-bulb?222=547
Regards, Old Rusty1
by OldRusty1
Wed May 20, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1963 Tbird Single to Dual Master Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: 1963 Tbird Single to Dual Master Cylinder

MN63,
Congrats on your success! Glad to hear and see your installation went well.
SSBC appears to be back in business renamed SSBC-USA,
but I don't know if they are going to again produce the dual bowl jelly jar master cylinder.
https://ssbc-usa.com/
Regards, Old Rusty
by OldRusty1
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Roadster Society
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Roadster Society

I last talked to Ron Bates (Roadster Society President) about 5 years ago.
Here is a link to the Roadster Society:

http://clubs.hemmings.com/tbirdsportroadster/index.htm

Last address I had was:
R. Bates
PO Box 1802
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Hope this helps,
by OldRusty1
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1963 Tbird Single to Dual Master Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: 1963 Tbird Single to Dual Master Cylinder

Hope the attached will answer your questions. I have drums all around. I went with the Prop Block for two main reasons: 1. to fine tune the brake system to preclude any premature rear wheel lock-up and 2. to facilitate installation as the existing vehicle brake lines required no modifications and on...
by OldRusty1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1963 Tbird Single to Dual Master Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: 1963 Tbird Single to Dual Master Cylinder

Attached is a link to my previous post on my conversion to a dual Master Cylinder while retaining the original 'Jelly Jar" look with no mods required to the shock tower brace. https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16822 The Master Cylinder is available from CJ Pony parts....
by OldRusty1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 63 Tbird Coil spring removal
Replies: 14
Views: 862

Re: 63 Tbird Coil spring removal

Here is a potential source for those in the northern Chicago suburbs:
Thalmann's Alignment in Northbrook, IL replaced the front springs in my '62 convertible in the fall of 2018. Ask for Justin. Excellent work!
www.thalmannsalignment.com
by OldRusty1
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brake Light Bulb Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Brake Light Bulb Replacement

The red LED is the way to go for your tail lights. I used United Pacific Part #36470 with great results on my '62.
https://upcarparts.com/high-power-1157-led-bulb?222=547
Regards, Old Rusty1
by OldRusty1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Digital Relays
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Digital Relays

Contact J. Draxler at The Thunderbird Ranch

http://www.tbirdranch.com/convertrelay.html
by OldRusty1
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Best Rear Seat Belts to Install??
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Best Rear Seat Belts to Install??

I purchased seat belts (Aviator Lap w/Chrome Lift w/Chrome Fixed) for my '62 T-Bird along with the required mounting hardware from Andover Restraints, Inc. of Seaford, DE I would suggest that you order color samples in order to obtain the best match if using anything other than black. My Chestnut in...
by OldRusty1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Master Cylinder for split circuit DRUM brake system
Replies: 6
Views: 1852

Re: Master Cylinder for split circuit DRUM brake system

truesteve,
Hinges were gold cadmium plated. Work was done by Santa Ana Plating in Santa Ana California.
Regards,
Old Rusty
by OldRusty1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Best Transmission Fluid to Use
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Best Transmission Fluid to Use

Did a full rebuild on my '62 COM a few years back. Used Type "F" from NAPA. No issues since.
ps. Be sure to flush the radiator trans cooler.
by OldRusty1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Upgrade to dual master cylinder
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

Re: Upgrade to dual master cylinder

Just completed the conversion to a split circuit Master Cylinder for my '62 convertible with drums all around. Works great and allowed me to retain the T-Bird's original power brake booster and maintain the original "Jelly Jar" look of the Master Cylinder. I wanted to remain as close as possible to ...
by OldRusty1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Master Cylinder for split circuit DRUM brake system
Replies: 6
Views: 1852

Re: Master Cylinder for split circuit DRUM brake system

Just completed the conversion to a split circuit Master Cylinder for my '62 convertible with drums all around. Works great and allowed me to retain the T-Bird's original power brake booster and maintain the original "Jelly Jar" look of the Master Cylinder. I wanted to remain as close as possible to ...