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by ICON 1956
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Convertible top rear window snaps
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Convertible top rear window snaps

I have placed a soft blanket between the clear plastic window and the top to prevent any scratches.
by ICON 1956
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 9" differential gear lub
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: 9" differential gear lub

I not only use Red Line for my Harley's gears but also the Differential on my 56.....
by ICON 1956
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 9" differential gear lub
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: 9" differential gear lub

Here's my take on Redline, based on the results I've seen to date and a fair amount of experience with synthetic lubes: Strong Points: 1) Probably the best shear stability of any multrgrade I've seen - even the 5w-40 and 10w-40 grades simply don't shear. If you look at the spec sheets, it's easy to ...
by ICON 1956
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Why Didn't Ford go with 15 inch wheels...
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Why Didn't Ford go with 15 inch wheels...

Ok then, but the Baby Birds came with 15" wheels. Which of course is a smaller car. So....What is the thought behind the smaller wheel tire for a larger car and a larger size tire for a smaller car. I guess the baby birds sat lower to the ground. maybe I answered my own question..... :lol:
by ICON 1956
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Why Didn't Ford go with 15 inch wheels...
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Why Didn't Ford go with 15 inch wheels...

I'm a PO of a 1961 thunderbird HT, I guess I have a stupid question why didn't Ford go with 15 inch wheels instead of the 14 inch. It seems to me that a car that big and heavy would require a larger wheel.
by ICON 1956
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 56 to a 57 distributor
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: 56 to a 57 distributor

Good to know a new supplier on were to get parts ! :mrgreen:
by ICON 1956
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Problem with Rear Brake and turn Signal Light
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Problem with Rear Brake and turn Signal Light

Welcome to the forum TJSHEA, Nice up grade from the Model A to a beautiful 57 bird. Get to know your recent car check everything out make sure everything works proper. Next I would suggest that you need to get a few manuals so you can read up on what makes your 57 tick. Every new member needs to kno...
by ICON 1956
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Distributor vacuum line routings
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Distributor vacuum line routings

Try these venders to see if they carry want you need:
Casco 1-800-374-0914
Concours Parts 1-800-722-0009
Mac's 1-877-579-5722
by ICON 1956
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Millennial bought a classic (55)
Replies: 52
Views: 1904

Re: Millennial bought a classic (55)

Now your getting the picture, Nice clean up. the more you spend time on giving your love to the classic bird the more you will work hard on maintaining her beautiful looks. It's a good feeling to have a millennial have the same interest as we baby boomers have for the love and respect on the Thunder...
by ICON 1956
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Brake drum diameter
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Brake drum diameter

What is the maximum diameter for the 11X3 front drum? No dimension was found on the drum and the brake shop was not able to look up a dimension. I would contact one of the Thunderbird suppliers, Give these guys a call tell them you are with VTCI Bird Nest 1800-232-6378 Classic cars Unlimited 1-800-...
by ICON 1956
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Vandalism
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Vandalism

Just a suggestion, on the "where to park" When I use to travel across the USA on my Trike motorcycle, I would ask the hotel manager if it would be ok to park under the entrance awning entrance as long as there is room for other cars to drive through not blocking. I know parking a motorcycle has less...
by ICON 1956
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Interior Color
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: 1961 Interior Color

Alan, I'm referring to the Volume 4 1961 thru 1963 OFS dated November 2002.... 8.1.2.1 1961 interior components H-1-12. the Ford M 1429 Red 55,85 listed most 1961 interior components as Red...My bad on the Rangoon Red 8.1.1.3 1963. ! listed as Vinyl or leather. sorry about that ....
by ICON 1956
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1961 Interior Color
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: 1961 Interior Color

Check your data code"plate" the VTCI lists, the trim code 55,85 Ford M # 1429. listed the interior components covered in Red. Or is the color of your car a Rangoon Red color code J Ford M3 1515 vinyl 56, Listed on the other page on the left side.
by ICON 1956
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: windshields
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: windshields

That price is fair, I've seen windshields between 350.00 for NOS "New Old Stock" to 450.00. You need to figure in the price for installing it and shipping. As far as to who makes the windshields I don't know....