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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-22-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,668
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1961 Fords - Where have they all gone?

Ford had a publicity stunt in which all the residents in some small town (I think in Indiana or somewhere in the upper midwest) were given a Ford product to drive for either a week or a month. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By alt63bird
Re: ANOTHER Fake '40 Coupe....Mart Was Spot-on!

The level of detail's outstanding compared to some VR/CGI I've seen for architectural walk-throughs. I want that Rotunda/Faria 8-grand tach that's mounted on the dash for my '63 T-birds, though...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1940 Ford Tudor Questions

What I want to know is where to get the correct-grained trunk boards and cowl panel cardboard. I knew you could get them in the '80s but I didn't bother to get a set then. Any suggetions?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By alt63bird
Re: FE valve cover hold downs

OEM FE-series didn't use spreaders. The key to reducing leaks is to make sure the mounting surface/rim of the valve cover is F L A T - that may mean working over the area around the bolt holes with a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-15-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By alt63bird
Re: Wire Wheel Tires with Radial tires

Standard procedure in this day and age for running OEM Kelsey Hayes wire wheels for '62-'64 T-birds with radial tires is to use a radial tube (available from Coker), wrap the rim with 10 mil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,240
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1940 ford sportsman?

Uh, didn't Chevrolet do this kind of applique treatment to their '46-'48 Fleetline torpedo-back sedans?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-16-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1963 Galaxie Decode Exterior Paint

Yep, just realized I transposed VIN engine and assembly plant codes :o. A - Atlanta and C - 289-2v check out for VIN. Correction in post being made.

I owned a December '62-built Galaxie 500 HT...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-16-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1963 Galaxie Decode Exterior Paint

List in link is for engine colors, not exterior colors.

BTW, list is not completely accurate as there were at least two shades of gold used between '58-'65 - a more bronze-ish one called Gold...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-16-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1963 Galaxie Decode Exterior Paint

From the '60-'68 Ford Master Parts Catalog, exterior paint code 'B' for '62-'63 was a Medium Turquoise, M# 1613. Sales name was "Peacock Blue" - was first offered midyear '62 as a Spring color and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1940 Ford Tudor Trunk Cardboard

At one time you could get the correct pebble grained cardboard precut for the trunk. Is that still available and where? I want a set for my 40 along with a correct set of cowl/kick panels with the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By alt63bird
Re: Finding original options / paperwork

Wow - that's the first one I've seen from a full size 56. And I've been collecting broadcast/ROT sheets from 57-up Tbirds for almost 40 years.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-25-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By alt63bird
Re: Been thinking about the Thunderbird Forum

JimNNN - a little history/"back-story" may be in order here. VTCI (originally Vintage Thunderbird Club of America) had its original focus on '58-'60 when started in 1968, then expanded into the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-25-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By alt63bird
Re: Been thinking about the Thunderbird Forum

I'm VERY biased on this one, as you can tell by my signature. While you do not have to be a dues-paying member of VTCI to participate in the VTCI Forum, I do want to go on record and bring to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 947
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1940 Ford Deluxe outer Grille sides - Differences?

...and did anyone pay attention to the style of the bumper guards? '39s?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By alt63bird
Re: Scam ---

Our T-bird club president's address was hacked and I get requests like that on a somewhat frequent basis. Hit 'delete' and move on. Long story short - I don't trust any 'sob stories' or requests for...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-29-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1967 Mercury Park Lane - What Auto Trans is fitted?

I just happen to be knee-deep in researching the topic of Warner Gear cast-iron FX/MX/LX automatic transmission usage in '50s-'70s Ford/Merc/Lincoln/Truck lines. As noted above, 410s in '67 only used...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-27-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 62 Bird Tire/tube combo

If there's a source for liners for the original 14" K-H wires I'D HAVE LOVED TO KNOWN THIS SOONER!! The work-around for years has been to provide a "cushion" between the tubes and spoke nipples using...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-26-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 62 Bird Tire/tube combo

Go through my discussion on wire wheels, liners and tubes here:
https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16122&hilit=wire+wheels+inner+tubes
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-07-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By alt63bird
Re: How to Spot a fake 1955 Convertible???

Also be aware that the '55 Victoria (NOT Crown) has a taller vent window frame and windshield than the Crown and Convertible models. The windshield in a Victoria (Body code 'V' / Model '60') is the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-25-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 62 TBird Master Cylinder

For everybodys' education, what was pictured appears to be a '64 version with stamped steel front housing and a band clamp holding the halves together: this is what's often used for a replacement....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-24-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 62 TBird Master Cylinder

As Kultulz asked, we need more details - where'd you get it from, any info like did they have a part number or description of the kit, are you using the original Midland-Ross brake booster or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-13-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By alt63bird
Re: help identify thunderbird piece.

1964 rear bumper center.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-30-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1962 Thunderbird Ball joint Question

Does Summit sell Model 'A' parts?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-29-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By alt63bird
Re: 1962 Thunderbird Ball joint Question

Why not go direct to those vendors that specialize in post-'57 T-birds like The Bird's Nest, Pat Wilson, etc? I wouldn't go to Summit for T-bird-specific parts, especially if you don't know what to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-27-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By alt63bird
Re: '65 T-Bird fuel pump

The indentations are for the filter tool. If it has the original canister it will also look like it has a pair of stacked gears on the bottom (an homage to the Ford Rotunda building and Ford's...
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