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by Aaron65
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: '63 Brake Pedal Bushings/Clip?
Replies: 0
Views: 20

'63 Brake Pedal Bushings/Clip?

After having my brake pedal arm come off (!) the rod that actuates the booster under the dash last month (in the garage, parked, luckily), I realized that I'm missing half the plastic bushing and the factory clip that holds the arm and rod together. I made a plastic flat washer and used an e-clip to...
by Aaron65
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater hoses on exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Heater hoses on exhaust

You're likely correct, Alan. I'm sorry that I can't post a picture right now; I just swapped the T-Bird out to storage to pick up a different car, so I don't have it at home, and none of my engine compartment pictures have a clear enough view of the heater hoses. I'll take a picture in a few weeks w...
by Aaron65
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heater hoses on exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Heater hoses on exhaust

I've noticed that one of the heater hoses on my '63 rests right on the hot part of the head near the exhaust manifold on cylinder #1. Looking at pictures online, my routing seems pretty correct; I have the clip on the suspension tower that bands the hoses together and keeps them out of the way. The ...
by Aaron65
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: R134 fittings?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: R134 fittings?

Does anyone have any idea what adapter fitting I could use on the high side? The R12 fitting on the compressor is a flare fitting, and nothing suitable comes with the R134 adapter kits. It looks like I need a female 7/16 flare fitting with a schrader valve in it with an R134 coupler on the other sid...
by Aaron65
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: R134 fittings?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: R134 fittings?

Thank you!
by Aaron65
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: R134 fittings?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: R134 fittings?

Am I right in thinking that will be the high side adapter, Jim?
by Aaron65
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: R134 fittings?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

R134 fittings?

Hey everyone, I'm starting on the long road toward, I hope, a working air conditioning system in my '63. This will be a learning experience, because it's the first old car I've ever had with air, and I've never spent any time working on an air conditioning system. I already know I'll have to replace...
by Aaron65
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1962 button by ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: 1962 button by ignition

Is it just the parking brake light (that comes on when the parking brake is applied)? That's what's on my '63.
by Aaron65
Fri May 29, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speed-O Growling
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Speed-O Growling

Mine's a '63...
by Aaron65
Wed May 27, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heat works and then it doesn't, and then it does...
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Heat works and then it doesn't, and then it does...

Thanks Jim! I think I'll probably just get a core and valve ordered and handle it while I'm in there, considering that deliveries aren't the quickest right now! It'll all be good practice for the eventual total dashboard disassembly to reseal the whole heater/AC box. :)
by Aaron65
Wed May 27, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Heat works and then it doesn't, and then it does...
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Heat works and then it doesn't, and then it does...

I've learned my lesson once again...buy the best car you can afford. :) Anyway, eventually my car will need a full air conditioning/heater rebuild, but I had the passenger side dash covers off to have a look at things today. Here is what I know: 1. The heat is intermittent. 2. I flushed the heater c...
by Aaron65
Mon May 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speed-O Growling
Replies: 7
Views: 227

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.
by Aaron65
Sun May 24, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Speed-O Growling
Replies: 7
Views: 227

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.
by Aaron65
Fri May 22, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruising RPMs?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Cruising RPMs?

My only car with a tach is my '65 Mustang, but it would have similar overall gearing (when taking tire size into account) to my '63 T-Bird. At 55, you're looking at about 2500 rpm or so in high gear. In second, you would be getting up toward 4000 rpm, which you'd certainly notice.
by Aaron65
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Forum member with 1963 Landau
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: New Forum member with 1963 Landau

I've always liked white landaus with black vinyl roofs...great looking car!