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by dontano
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: 1963 Tail light Lens for sale.
Replies: 0
Views: 896

1963 Tail light Lens for sale.

1963 Ford Thunderbird Tail Lights. The chrome sun bursts look to be complete and in good condition. The red lens are in poor condition, with some cracks and some of the red plastic missing around the outer portion of the lens. Some of the rubber gaskets are included, but they are also in poor condit...
by dontano
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Did any bullet birds come in black originally?
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Did any bullet birds come in black originally?

To Redbird64. Hi Scott. Thanks for your reply. I appreciate sharing your knowledge and insight regarding painting my car black. I've decided to stick with the original beautiful white color and not paint it black. I'm having it painted in the Spring, and will post some pictures when it's done. I hop...
by dontano
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Did any bullet birds come in black originally?
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Did any bullet birds come in black originally?

Hi. I'm getting my 1961 hardtop painted next spring. Currently it's Corinthian White. I was thinking about painted it black, but I want to stay as close to original as possible. Did any of the bullet birds come in black? Thanks
by dontano
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radiator Upgrade or a way to improve cooling '61?
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Radiator Upgrade or a way to improve cooling '61?

I meant to say "without a problem."
by dontano
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radiator Upgrade or a way to improve cooling '61?
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Radiator Upgrade or a way to improve cooling '61?

Hi Mark H. You're correct. There is absolutely no problem with overheating during normal driving. I drove the car almost every day this summer with a problem. Thanks. At least now I know it's not the car.
by dontano
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Radiator Upgrade or a way to improve cooling '61?
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Radiator Upgrade or a way to improve cooling '61?

Is there a know radiator upgrade or another way to improve engine cooling for a 1961? I was recently in a very slow moving car show parade and was basically idling at 2 mph for about an hour. The outside temp was about 80 degrees. The engine started to get hot and clunk a bit, but did not stall. I w...
by dontano
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Where can I buy a front Torsion Arm Bushing '61
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Where can I buy a front Torsion Arm Bushing '61

I asked my mechanic, and he seemed to think that the Control Arm Bushing is different them the Torsion Arm Bushing.
by dontano
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Where can I buy a front Torsion Arm Bushing '61
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Where can I buy a front Torsion Arm Bushing '61

Great. Thanks. Did you buy it for yourself or just looked for me?
by dontano
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Where can I buy a front Torsion Arm Bushing '61
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Where can I buy a front Torsion Arm Bushing '61

Hello.
Anyone know where I can find a right front Torsion Arm Bushing for the front end steering of '61?
Thanks
by dontano
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear deck stereo speakers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Re: Rear deck stereo speakers?

Wow. That's awesome!
by dontano
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Install Lap or 3 point seat belt? What's your opinion?
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Install Lap or 3 point seat belt? What's your opinion?

Thanks Vince. I appreciate your advice.
by dontano
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear deck stereo speakers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Re: Rear deck stereo speakers?

Very cool. I'll look into that. Thanks!
by dontano
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear deck stereo speakers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Re: Rear deck stereo speakers?

Gagarin, I'll crawl around the trunk in the next few days and try to figure out how to remove the metal rear deck without bending it up. Once it's out of the car, I'm sure cutting the openings for stereo speakers will be pretty straight forward. I'll let you know.
by dontano
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: How do you remove the metal rear windshield deck?
Replies: 0
Views: 324

How do you remove the metal rear windshield deck?

How do you remove the metal rear windshield deck without messing it up? I want to remove it to cut openings in it for stereo speakers? Thanks