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by stevegintn
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Followup on Electric Fans
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Followup on Electric Fans

Guys, I have read most of the threads here about adding an electric fan, including switching, wiring, relays, etc. My car is a '62 a/c car with shroud and 7-blade mechanical fan. The a/c is non-working (condenser removed). Now that I have resolved my non-working temp gauge issue, I want to get ahead...
by stevegintn
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Kelsey Hayes Tru Spoke Rims
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Kelsey Hayes Tru Spoke Rims

Send me the info please?
by stevegintn
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: signal flasher
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: signal flasher

ICON 1956 wrote: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:59 am you'll find a reprint from Jim Osborn reproductions at www.osborn-reproduction.com item #102621 for the 1962 phone number 770-962-7556.
Thanks, ICON - just ordered one (tried to order one from Birds Nest yesterday, but my anti-virus blocked it)
by stevegintn
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: signal flasher
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: signal flasher

:n00b: Flashers and fuse locations can be found in the Owner's Manual. If you don't have one of these, reproductions are available through T-bird parts vendors who help support the VTCI Forum. Having this is virtually a must-have if you're going to own your car for any period of time, as is the Sho...
by stevegintn
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 12 Volt Switched Hot For Aftermarket Gauges
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: 12 Volt Switched Hot For Aftermarket Gauges

Austin, back on the main (non-modified) 61-63 forum, I posted about powering for the OEM gauges and another post for powering an electric choke. Firstly, no idea about your aftermarket gauges, but the stock temp & fuel gauges only use 5v (stepped down from 12 via an IVR, which is behind the clock). ...
by stevegintn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 12 Volt Switched Hot For Aftermarket Gauges
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: 12 Volt Switched Hot For Aftermarket Gauges

Sorry, no idea (but your question may be more approp for the 'Modified' forum?)
by stevegintn
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wiper Motor Access
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Wiper Motor Access

Steve The 61 and 62 have electric wipers the 63 has hydraulic wipers that runoff the power steering return line. The electric wiper motor can be accessed by removing the speaker grille and speaker, not easy but can be done. The 63 hydraulic system is installed under the cowl air intake panel. OK, I...
by stevegintn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electric Choke Powering
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Electric Choke Powering

GeoffInCarlsbad wrote: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:56 pm I have an electric choke on my Edelbrock, and ran the power line down to the fuse box. Works great.
Thanks, Geoff - but sure was simple to go about a foot, straight back to the pwr window relay on the firewall (maybe your car doesn't have them?).
by stevegintn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wiper Motor Access
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Wiper Motor Access

Alan, are you sure about that? (I should know, that's the WRONG QUESTION, to ask you Lol!) Seriously, after you replied, I went out to look at my 61 parts car - I had salvaged the front cowl a couple years ago, for my 62. After digging out all the leaves, I saw that the are 3 'cutouts' in the under-...
by stevegintn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: C6 into 62 (revisited)
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: C6 into 62 (revisited)

OK, great - is it something external (bolt on), or do you have to crack the case?
by stevegintn
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Wiper Motor Access
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Wiper Motor Access

Guys, what's the best (easiest) way to access the wiper motor, for removal/replacement? (asking for a friend)
by stevegintn
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: C6 into 62 (revisited)
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: C6 into 62 (revisited)

It firms up the shifts a little to save on clutches/bands and gives it a slightly better shift "logic". IIRC, it increases pressures under certain circumstances. The trans feels more "crisp" - if that makes sense. The difference is very subtle though. OK, thanks again, Scott - sounds like some thin...
by stevegintn
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electric Choke Powering
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Electric Choke Powering

OK, I couldn't find it, because it was on the Modified forum.

Thanks again, Redbird64!
by stevegintn
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Carb Upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 2881

Re: Carb Upgrade

Redbird64, I took your advice and reran my choke power wire to the power window relay on the firewall (vs. the coil). With my little test light, I discovered that it is ALWAYS HOT. YOU WERE RIGHT. My car started on FIRST ATTEMPT (never happens) and choke immediately opened (more than it ever has). R...
by stevegintn
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electric Choke Powering
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Electric Choke Powering

I could not find the original post/thread, but whoever told me to find a different power source for my electric choke on my 62 Autolite 4100, you were RIGHT. Per the new choke instructions, I had wired it to the coil. But the choke never seemed to work properly. We discussed several power sources, a...