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by ICON 1956
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: I am a new member of your forum.
Replies: 36
Views: 1189

Re: I am a new member of your forum.

FYI always keep assorted fuses in your glove box for any emergencies . Been there done that......Oh don't forget to have a fire extinguisher in the car.
by ICON 1956
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Battery tray removal
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Battery tray removal

After the battery tray is removed, You should thoroughly clean any signs of acid corrosion with fine sand paper then repaint the tray with the same black paint. Make sure you do both the top side and bottom, Clean the battery tie down posts that hold the battery down too.
by ICON 1956
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 TBird radiator overflow recovery
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: 1956 TBird radiator overflow recovery

Please listen to Paul 2748, You have to go back to your High School science when liquid expanse there has to room for it. Buying those plastic reserve bottles won't do the trick in fact it just does not look right. That being said If over heating is a big concern did you think about adding a 6 blade...
by ICON 1956
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Throttle linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Throttle linkage

Hello Jim G, I live in the midwest I have always used 93 Octane. Don't know you have it were you live. The gas station I go to is called Speedway. They have Racing Gas 100 Octane. The racing gas is around $8.00 a gallon, I put a gallon in once a year in my tank to help my performance and cleans out ...
by ICON 1956
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Headlights

It's based on the voltage your car is putting out. I'm sure some members have up graded their voltage regulators to accept the modern head lights. Make sure that the wiring in your car can handle the load. If your wiring harness is the original you could cause a short or a fire.
by ICON 1956
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: New Member
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: New Member

Hi Lance getting into these baby birds can be a problem. I'm 5' 11" 220 lbs. How I get in is I first sit on the outer edge then move my rear in first, I have to bend forward as much as I can then bring in one leg at a time when the top is on. It's a easier with out the top on. In those days people w...
by ICON 1956
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: 1962 Ford Thunderbird Tremec 5speed
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: 1962 Ford Thunderbird Tremec 5speed

Welcome, You will be right at home in the modified forum just scroll down. We are open to all types of years on the Thunderbird. This forum 1961-1963 is for those that want to keep their car all original. Aagin, please don't feel snubbed.
by ICON 1956
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 57 Values today
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: 57 Values today

Hello Raven, I wanted to add my 2 cents into this post. I had been looking for a Sage Green 1956 Baby Bird for sometime. I was looking at cars from E Bay. Then One day I found my car posted on E Bay near a car dealer by me. I did go to see it. Yes this was exactly what I have been looking in a "turn...
by ICON 1956
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brakes self adjusting cables
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Brakes self adjusting cables

Karl, Your a craftsman in heart. well done.
by ICON 1956
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 replacement arm rests
Replies: 23
Views: 847

Re: 1956 replacement arm rests

Nice, :smile: well done !
by ICON 1956
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hood Latch/Release Question
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Hood Latch/Release Question

My 61 Thunderbird had a emergency hood latch this release latch just behind the front grill that you can reach it with a long bar notch the middle then push inwards that will release the hood completely, Be Careful not to hit the radiator. You also place some graphite around the hinges of the releas...
by ICON 1956
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Anti Rust Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Anti Rust Suggestions

That's not too bad, You should remove the tires from each wheel wells to get all of the rust with a wire brush. remove the rust as long as there is no deterioration into the wheel well of major "Cancer" eaten through. I used Rustoleum undercoating to spray all of my wheel wells . This is a rubberize...
by ICON 1956
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Fuel Pump Not working
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Fuel Pump Not working

Is there fuel in the glass bowl ?
by ICON 1956
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headlight refurbishing
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Headlight refurbishing

Karl has a great idea, I would look into using the Chrome spray paint after you have prep the headlight bezels. You can buy at any auto parts store, Hardware store. or even at Macs, one of our Advertisers. https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_mustang/chrome-paint-12-oz-spray-can-fast-drying-enamel-430...
by ICON 1956
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Electric windows

I agree with Mr Tast, Again the 61-63 Bullet Birds are all different in wiring schematics. amongst other things that each car has. Getting the year manuals of your car can make easy for you understand how your car works.