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by ICON 1956
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: High Beam Indicator Blinks
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: High Beam Indicator Blinks

Alright now you tell me :x I just got through finding where the Hi beam bulb goes along with the two bulbs that light up the speedometer cluster, and I know what happened, why three wires were hanging down after I would move the steering column I found out that the three wires would interfere with t...
by ICON 1956
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: High Beam Indicator Blinks
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: High Beam Indicator Blinks

Now that we are on the High beam subject, I hit the high beam at somebody and noticed that my tiny bulb was hanging down the light was on to indicate the high beam , Stupid question coming I tried to find the socket could not find, I'm guessing is it in the speedometer window I felt around the back ...
by ICON 1956
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Compartment Detail
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: Engine Compartment Detail

To answer the question YES I have the OFS booklet! Thanks for your input you are correct that the vacuum canister IS mounted upside down, So I quickly went back in the garage to correct it. http://s3.postimg.org/il8i86pj7/cannister.png images as for the placement of the CAUTION decal the vtci origin...
by ICON 1956
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Engine Compartment Detail
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Engine Compartment Detail

Thanks to everyone that gave me advice about the details on what color the Air cleaner, Valve covers and placing decals should be here is a picture of before http://s16.postimg.org/8h6de2edx/thunderbird_8.jpg image hosting 10mb limit picture after please note I haven't received the Keep "fingers cle...
by ICON 1956
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Celebrity Thunderbird.
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Celebrity Thunderbird.

Nice 62 Bird !
by ICON 1956
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front end shakes when braking
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Front end shakes when braking

ok, I just changed the right front tire only, I placed the OEM one back on, drove the car around a few blocks NO VIABRATIONS NO SHAKING when I came to a complete stop. This tells me that during the installation they must have pinched the inner tube around or near the valve stem. So there must have b...
by ICON 1956
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front end shakes when braking
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Front end shakes when braking

When I first got the car with the OEM tires and rims everything was fine I didn't notice the front end shaking when coming to a stop. So I guess that something was not followed properly like wheel balancing , I did notice last night the valve stem had a hissing sound I think it might had gotten pinc...
by ICON 1956
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front end shakes when braking
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Front end shakes when braking

The car only shakes when coming to a stop. Now I found the right tire is flat ! I checked the valve stem and noticed some air coming from it ::? The mechanic told me he did grind the front drums :agrue: As we Greeks say somebody gave me the evil eye when they saw my car, it's a Greek thing to unders...
by ICON 1956
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Front end shakes when braking
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Front end shakes when braking

Ok now that the upper/lower ball joints are in I'm facing a shaking in the front end when I come to a stop. The mechanic told me he had ground down the brake drums so....He suggested that I will need two new front ones! :agrue: Long story short I picked up my bird yesterday(Friday) there was no char...
by ICON 1956
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Upper Ball Joints
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Upper Ball Joints

I received the upper ball joints from Mac's these were the correct ones (thank God) ! I will take to my mechanic to have him install. here is were its at http://s16.postimg.org/cfv34qsdx/upper_ball_joint.png upload img left side ball joint http://s23.postimg.org/viwno0lfv/left_side_upper_ball_joint....
by ICON 1956
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Upper Ball Joints
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Upper Ball Joints

Thank You Tom for posting a very detailed instructional on the front end, You are the master. :mrgreen:
by ICON 1956
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Upper Ball Joints
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Upper Ball Joints

Good news ! Mac's called and told me the ball joints are being sent out today :lol: I bought both for $145.95 plus s&h. lower ball joints I got last week these are cast iron housings too! Other mfg told me that their's are Stamped :x so I stayed with Mac's.
by ICON 1956
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Upper Ball Joints
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Upper Ball Joints

I guess there always something happening to our 54 year old cars, after having the wire rims /Coker tires placed I was shown that the front wheels had a little wiggle. The mechanic told me that I would need lower ball joints...ok so last week I ordered a pair now this past Tuesday the car went in an...
by ICON 1956
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear dome light
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Rear dome light

Thanks John, Car is coming home today I had to replace the lower ball joints. This will give me something to do today not a biggie .
by ICON 1956
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear dome light
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Rear dome light

Going through a few things that need attention I did noticed that the rear dome light wasn't working. I replaced the bulb but no go I looked up the wiring configuration there is a plug that is connected to the light assembly, I will unscrew the entire unit and inspect it to see if it was disconnecte...