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gas62tbird 10-07-2017 10:57 AM

Towing
 
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

Joe Johnston 10-08-2017 11:12 AM

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.

gas62tbird 10-08-2017 09:53 PM

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

stubbie 10-10-2017 08:37 PM

From what I have seen of a Tbird tow hitch you would be better off towing your Tbird with your Indian Motorcycle.

YellowRose 10-10-2017 09:42 PM

Towing
 
Phil, now that was funny!!! :D

stubbie 10-11-2017 01:53 AM

I'm always good for a sarcastic remark Ray

stubbie 10-12-2017 05:27 AM

This is a pic of an apparent tow hitch for a Tbird

blue62tbird 03-16-2018 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stubbie (Post 111595)
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

newyear 03-16-2018 04:47 PM

Cooling
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gas62tbird (Post 111529)
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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