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Forum: Thunderbird Production History 03-24-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,288
Posted By Thunderhans
1959 J codes Thunderbird how many are left?

Does anyone know how many of the 3154 J coded 1959 Thunderbirds (430 MEL engine) are still out there?
Or do you know a source?

Tbirdregistry can probably not give an accurate indication, since only...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-24-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 795
Posted By Thunderhans
1959 Thunderbird ht c'pe 430 for sale in Europe

Sadly I am selling my t-bird that I have owned for almost 10 years.
Car is in Europe on Dutch title.

For sale: 1959 Thunderbird Hardtop Coupe,
It is an original “J” coded car, one of only 3154...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-24-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By Thunderhans
1959 HT coupe original 430 engine

Hi Steve,

Sadly I will sell my 1959 Thunderbird. I did not advertise it yet, here are the details. Maybe you are interested. (or anyone else reading this).

For sale: 1959 Thunderbird Hardtop Coupe,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,574
Posted By Thunderhans
Question driving without ballast resistor: risks?

Last weekend I found out that my ballast resistor (between ignition switch and coil, reducing 12V to approx. 8 V) needs replacement.

Anyone in the Netherlands with a spare ballast resistor reading...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,879
Posted By Thunderhans
Red face sorry

Sorry, I meant Bart, not John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,879
Posted By Thunderhans
reply to late?

John,

I just read your post of 2008.

I do have a 430 with stock coil and points, it does not have a direct 12V to the coil during startup. I discovered that recently (probably it should be there),...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,392
Posted By Thunderhans
spare ballast resistor?

Anders,

It's a pitty you don't live in the Netherlands. I found out yesterday that my ballast resistor needs replacement and I could use yours. After getting dizzy laying on my back under the dash...
Forum: General Announcements 09-27-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,144
Posted By Thunderhans
This Saturday morning I am shocked! Although I...

This Saturday morning I am shocked!
Although I have visited the forum this summer, I coincidently read just today that Alexander passed away.

My sympathy goes to his family and close friends.

Hans
Forum: Our Rides 07-28-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,121
Posted By Thunderhans
Smile she?

I would'nt call a she "El Guapo".....
Maybe La Guapa?

sorry, I have nothing constructive to add.
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 12-30-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,798
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: LINCOLN Specific Removal

For completeness, I had to remove the starter motor of my 1959 with 430 ci engine and to get it out I did not lift the engine.
I did also not remove the exhaust header, however I did have to remove...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-30-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: LINCOLN Specific Removal

For completeness, I had to remove the starter motor of my 1959 with 430 ci engine and to get it out I did not lift the engine.
I did also not remove the exhaust header, however I did have to remove...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-17-2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,640
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: 500th topic on Squarebirds Technical

I can only confirm what Casey writes. For me here in the Netherlands it's hard to find (even) professional mechanics who know someting of Squarebirds.
So thanks Alexander for your great site!

:-)...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-17-2005, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,795
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: What are the chances of this happening?

I had something similar when I was young(er).
When I drove in the forest on my bike I encountered a dog with a branch of a tree in it's mouth. Then when I passed the dog he (or se) turned the head...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2005, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: switch to silicone brake fluid?

I haven't looked it up, but since silicone fluid will not absorb moisture I think you will encounter more fading risk (vapor arising in the brake system when hot) compared to with normal brake fluid....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-04-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,664
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: squarebird handling like a duck?

>One thing you should keep in mind when getting your Bird
>aligned ... If the alignment shop uses the factory original
>specs for the alignment, it will still need an alignment. It
>has to do with...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-29-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,664
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: squarebird handling like a duck?

Thanks all for the reply.

Today I had my bird in the workshop for inspection and now I know that the front wheel upper control arm bushings (left and right) , lower arm bushings right, lower shock...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-24-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,664
Posted By Thunderhans
squarebird handling like a duck?

Hi,
This weekend I got my bird on the road for the first time since I purchased it last June. The car had not driven since 1997.

Besides the engine which needed "to blow itself clean" I noticed that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,023
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: Henry, urgent warning to you, Brake Pedal too low!

Henry,

If youre still out there, I am curious if you fixed your brakes. Did you?

Hans
1959 Hardtop
430 ci
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-06-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,900
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: Horn?!

My problem was located close to the horns. Both were not good grounded (no contact to the negative pole).
I easily solved it by removing the horn, sanding the mounting surface and re-installing the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,023
Posted By Thunderhans
Henry, urgent warning to you, Brake Pedal too low!

>The booster seems to work well BUT THE pedal is low low low.
>Almost to the floor. It was also low with the manual brake
>assy.

Hi Henry,

When you switch from manual to power brakes two things...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-16-2005, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,165
Posted By Thunderhans
Hemi equipped T-bird: More custom Squarebirds

Check out www.hemibird.com for a hemi-equipped 1960 t-bird.

Hans
1959 Hardtop
430 ci
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-10-2005, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,154
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: Frozen 'Birds

Sandy, my accident was way back in '86 and yes I made full recovery, I think......

"All Squarebird owners have had head trauma" well, ofcourse I have not!
It's like with every mental abnormality,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-10-2005, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,831
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: Generator problems or maybe not.........

Peter,

Maybe it's obvious, this is a simple test: if you doubt if the generator is generating any electricity you can look at the head lights. When these become brighter if you increase the rev's...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-30-2005, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,154
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: Frozen 'Birds

I also injuried myself (badly) on the last school day. This was not the high school, but I don't know, we call it something like bachelor degree school, or technical high school (my age was 22).
I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-28-2005, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,154
Posted By Thunderhans
RE: Frozen 'Birds

Just picked up my sleaved brake master cylinder today, so now I can start working on the brakes again. I might run into "postable" problems.......

Here in the Netherlands temperature is around 0...
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