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    I'm thinking of towing my Indian motorcycle with a 6x12 cargo trailer with ramp door and was wondering if anyone has ever installed a hitch on a 62 and if I need to install an oil transmission cooler? I believe it's capable of towing 2000 lbs

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    Drawtite brand hitches were available in the day. I had and sold a couple and are occasionally available on E-Bay. Someone here may have one for sale also and reply to you.

    An oil cooler is always a good thing, but common sense is better. No need if driving conservatively, but all day at interstate speed in summer or in the western slopes are vastly different than a local trip. If YOU think YOU need one for YOUR situation, by all means add one along with a trans temp gauge too.

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      Towing

      Thanks for the info Joe, hopefully will have one for sale if not a modern setup should fit.

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      • #4
        From what I have seen of a Tbird tow hitch you would be better off towing your Tbird with your Indian Motorcycle.
        Last edited by stubbie; October 11th, 2017, 12:51 AM.

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          Towing

          Phil, now that was funny!!!

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          • #6
            I'm always good for a sarcastic remark Ray

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            • #7
              This is a pic of an apparent tow hitch for a Tbird

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              • #8
                Originally posted by stubbie View Post
                From what I have seen of a Tbird tow hitch you would be better off towing your Tbird with your Indian Motorcycle.

                Ha ha ha ha
                Tim
                1962 Conv Tbird
                1993 Miata LE
                1994 Miata

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                • #9
                  Cooling

                  Originally posted by gas62tbird View Post
                  I'm thinking of towing my Indian motorcycle with a 6x12 cargo trailer with ramp door and was wondering if anyone has ever installed a hitch on a 62 and if I need to install an oil transmission cooler? I believe it's capable of towing 2000 lbs
                  I have just read this thread re cooling

                  Squarebirds, Rocketbirds, and Fifties/Sixties Ford Discussion Forum > 1958 To 1960 Thunderbirds - General Technical Discussion > 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion
                  Transmission cooler

                  Was wondering if you meant additional cooling as I thought the transmission cooler was mounted in the OEM radiator setup

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