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by thessler
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: '55 Runs rough at highway speeds
Replies: 18
Views: 970

Re: '55 Runs rough at highway speeds

Have you checked your float height measurement in the carb ? Possibly it's just not letting enough gas it to go over 60.
Just a thought
Good luck, Tom
by thessler
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Four wheel disc brake questions
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Four wheel disc brake questions

Without power how hard is it to stop ? I have no experience with this, but from what I'm reading it's harder on the pedal with non power disc than with drum. As it is I have four drums non power and my wife can't drive the car, due to stopping distance required. I need to improve that. Even when I d...
by thessler
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Four wheel disc brake questions
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Four wheel disc brake questions

Hi I'm looking to upgrade stopping power. There is a kit from classic disk brakes that includes four wheel power disc , and move the battery to the trunk. Does anyone have experience with this kit ? I'm looking for a real good system capable of stopping like a modern car, any suggestions welcome. Th...
by thessler
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Swing out bar adjustment questions
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Swing out bar adjustment questions

Thanks Birdman
I have a manual and completely forgot about it.
Tom
by thessler
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Swing out bar adjustment questions
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Swing out bar adjustment questions

Hi
I have a 56 with a convertable top. The swing out frame has several adjustments on it. Can anyone tell me where I can get the information on how to properly adjust or set this up ?
Thank you, Tom
by thessler
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Carburetor selection
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Carburetor selection

Thanks Ron The 1848 was on my short list, I think that's what I'll choose. I have done extensive searching on distributors because I want to keep the mechanical tach, and have come up dry. Of course unless I want to spend an insane amount of money on it. I have read a truck distributor will not work...
by thessler
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Carburetor selection
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Carburetor selection

Hi I want to replace my carb on a 56, 312cu. I have done a lot of reading and am not much closers to a decision. I'm looking at a Holley 465 cfm, or an Edelbrock 500 cfm. The Holley has vacuum secondaries the edelbrock is mechanical. I did read the Edelbrock does not have a ford kick down capability...
by thessler
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: engine compartment
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: engine compartment

Very nice, I like it.
by thessler
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Disc brakes

Thanks guys
by thessler
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Disc brakes

Joe
Thanks for the reply.
Question in your experience does the front only power disc stop significantly better then all four power drums?
Would you do anything different?
Thanks, Tom
by thessler
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Disc brakes

Hi I'm looking at different front disc brake conversion kits and am a little confused. Seems you put in the dual master, one site says replace rear wheel cylinders they are engineered to work with the front discs. Another says the same but add a proportioning valve, so one of them isn't right. Just ...
by thessler
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dashboard cover material
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Dashboard cover material

Eboose
Did you do it your self ?
by thessler
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dashboard cover material
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Dashboard cover material

OK thanks guys I'll give the casco dye a try.

Update, FYI , I just went on casco website to order dye and they state it's actually paint.
by thessler
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Dashboard cover material
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Dashboard cover material

Hi Does anyone know what material was used to cover a 56 dash ? I believe it's original and it's basic not some upgraded material. Mine is red and faded pretty bad and I am wondering about dyeing it in place , but first I figure I'll need to know what it's made of. I would prefer not to paint it, an...