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Forum: 1967 To 2005 Thunderbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-12-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,120
Posted By raptor1962
Guess nobody knows..... or maybe doesn't care. I...

Guess nobody knows..... or maybe doesn't care. I had hoped someone would know. Oh well.
Forum: 1967 To 2005 Thunderbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-09-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,120
Posted By raptor1962
Torque convertor question

Could anyone please tell me the stock stall speed of the torque convertor for a 77 T-bird? Thanks.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,298
Posted By raptor1962
Just for anyone interested, I bought a set of 60...

Just for anyone interested, I bought a set of 60 rear drums and tried them on my 61. They fit like a glove, and at $32 a piece (from Summit Racing), they saved me a ton of money.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,298
Posted By raptor1962
If I knew for certain that 60 and 61 used the...

If I knew for certain that 60 and 61 used the same rear drums, then I know that I would have found a source for them and cheap too. Summit Racing has Bendix drums listed for 60 Thunderbirds for...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-18-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,298
Posted By raptor1962
I don't want to limit my search to just T-birds...

I don't want to limit my search to just T-birds if there was any other Ford that might have the same size of drum on it. Trying to find a vintage 'bird around here is kinda hard to do, that is why I...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-17-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,298
Posted By raptor1962
Rear brake drums

A few weeks ago I had my rear brakes lock up on me on a long trip. I did not realize that they were dragging and kept on driving it. Well, long story short, I ended up having a catastrophic brake...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,362
Posted By raptor1962
Guess nobody here has ever removed a gauge...

Guess nobody here has ever removed a gauge cluster before.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-20-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,362
Posted By raptor1962
Gauge cluster removal

I am in the process of replacing my old, rotted dashpad and I need some help. I have removed all of the trim and the various steel supports that hold the edge of the dashpad in place. But the one...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By raptor1962
Richard, I appreciate the reply, but I need a...

Richard, I appreciate the reply, but I need a little more help. Ebay is where I was looking at tanks and found the two different listings for them. I am just wondering if I could buy a later tank,...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By raptor1962
61 fuel tank

My 'bird was built in April of '61. I am in need of a new fuel tank, mine is leaking when it is filled above a half tank. What I am wondering is what is the difference in the tanks between pre 8/1961...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 11-12-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,900
Posted By raptor1962
68 Thunderbird questions

What engines were available in the 68 model Thunderbirds? Was it the 429 only or were there 428s available? As far as decoding the VIN, what number (letter?) denotes the engine and what number...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,033
Posted By raptor1962
Okay, one other question. Is the original trans a...

Okay, one other question. Is the original trans a 2 or 3 speed automatic? I have had people try to tell it's one or the other. I personally have only felt the car shift once during operation during...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,033
Posted By raptor1962
My original trans is toast. It no longer has...

My original trans is toast. It no longer has forward gears. The cost of having the original trans rebuilt is astronomical. Figured that putting in a C-6, which has parts readilly available, would be...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-24-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,033
Posted By raptor1962
C-6 in 61 T-bird

I asked this a while back and didn't get any help. Could anyone tell me if I can put a C-6 transmission into my 61 T-bird? I figure I will have to change the crossmember, but is there any other mods...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-02-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,225
Posted By raptor1962
Smile 66 discs onto 61

I would like to update my 61's tired drums with a set of discs off of a 66 that sadly went to the crusher. I managed to get the upper and lower control arms, spindles, rotors and one caliper from the...
Forum: 1960 To 1970 American Ford Falcons - General Technical Discussion 08-22-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,573
Posted By raptor1962
Help, please.

I am in the process of purchasing an early Falcon, a 62, and I would like to convert the 4 bolt wheels over to a standard 5X4.5 pattern. What are my options?
Also, I want to build a 302 and C-6 for...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-26-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,061
Posted By raptor1962
A couple general ???

I was wondering what the estimated curb weight of a 61 Thunderbird hardtop is? Also, what is the standard gears that came in the rearend of this model? I am looking to possibly change my gearing to...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,691
Posted By raptor1962
Head gasket question

I am having the heads on my 62 T-bird done by a local machine shop. When I removed the heads from the engine, I was surprised to see a brass looking gasket sitting between the heads and the block. Is...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-04-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,833
Posted By raptor1962
Another VIN to decode

I found a 73 Gran Torino and I can get it cheap, but the owner doesn't know what engine is in it, it belonged to her late husband. The VIN # is 3A35H133068. I haven't seen the car yet, but she...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 04-01-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,091
Posted By raptor1962
390 shorty headers

Does anyone know where I could purchase a set of shorty style headers for a 61 390 big block? Are there any manufacturers of these out there? Thanks for any help with this.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-18-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,202
Posted By raptor1962
Sway bar question

I have a 61 T-bird that I would like to convert over to a later model suspension (64-66) on the front. I'm not sure which specific year it is off of. What I want to do is upgrade the sway bar when I...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 02-04-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,436
Posted By raptor1962
VIN decode

I am located in North Carolina near Charlotte. I'm not sure how the laws are here concerning a situation like this. As the car doesn't have the 428 in it, I do not have any interest in it. But if...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 02-01-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,436
Posted By raptor1962
67 T'bird

The car I was asking about is sitting at a shop where a friend of mine works. He told me that a lady brought the car in to have some work done to it and she never came back for it. That was about a...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,436
Posted By raptor1962
Question Help decode VIN

I found a late sixties T'bird and I was wondering if someone could help me figure out what engine is in it. From what I could make out on the VIN tag it says: 7Y84Z114076 . The last digit may have...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-24-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,887
Posted By raptor1962
What is the CFM rating of the stock 4 barrel on 61 Bird

I have a 61 Bird and the carb is ruined, I am going to replace it with an Edelbrock, but I don't know what size to use. I don't want to starve the engine or over fuel it.
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