This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #1  
Old 04-04-2016, 11:45 PM
spanky spanky is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 24 2008
Posts: 12
spanky is on a distinguished road
Default Solid State Turn Signals

Anyone installed an electronic conversion for sequential turn signals? If so how's it working.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-05-2016, 07:37 AM
MLZ's Avatar
MLZ MLZ is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 26 2014
Posts: 8
MLZ is on a distinguished road
Default

I installed one on my 65 TBIRD last year. It works great.
__________________
1965 Thunderbird Conv. Frost Turquoise
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-05-2016, 09:30 AM
HighwayThunder's Avatar
HighwayThunder HighwayThunder is offline
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 19 2013
Posts: 90
HighwayThunder is on a distinguished road
Default Inexpensive LED "bulbs"

LED replacements for many of the taillight and instrument panel bulbs have become reasonably priced. This screen-shot shows some good bargains available through Amazon:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg LEDbulbs.JPG (68.1 KB, 113 views)
__________________
Richard
1966 Thunderbird Hardtop,
390 with Edelbrock heads. Visit my restoration blog at hwythunder.com .
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-05-2016, 02:44 PM
Yadkin Yadkin is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 11 2012
Posts: 1,910
Yadkin is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spanky View Post
Anyone installed an electronic conversion for sequential turn signals? If so how's it working.
I installed one on my '64 a few months back and it works perfectly.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-06-2016, 03:01 AM
JJbird JJbird is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2 2015
Posts: 24
JJbird is on a distinguished road
Default

Very easy to install and works great
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-07-2016, 12:33 PM
spanky spanky is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 24 2008
Posts: 12
spanky is on a distinguished road
Default

Well, I have one on order. Once its installed I'll post how it goes.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-11-2016, 03:51 AM
YellowRose's Avatar
YellowRose YellowRose is offline
Super-Experienced and a HELLOFA nice guy
 
Join Date: Jan 21 2008
Posts: 11,940
YellowRose is on a distinguished road
Default Solid State Turn Signals

I told my fellow local Tbird club member Stan ~ also Spanky to us here on our Forum, that I would post this information in the Technical Resource Library and share it with ya'll. He had been having a problem with his '66 Flairbird sequential tail lights. A previous owner had probably also had that problem in the past, if the wiring regarding it was any indication. He said his initial problem began with stuck on stop lights and moved upwards from there. The old relays had given up, and what was there was not OEM. He said that after troubleshooting for some time and trying to fix the problem he finally had to give up and purchase a new electronic turn signal kit set up. Here is what he got. He did some research and found that there is a replacement kit to fix this problem and he bought one from Larry's Tbird Parts. He said other tbird parts houses also sell this unit. In Larry's catalog the part number is B 13367B and is found on page 56. Its a plug and play installation, easy to install and has been working fine since he recently installed it. Here is the link to Larry's website. You can see the item and the cost there. I will also post some pix of the unit and the wiring schematic. I have since found out that the B model is for Flairbirds built prior to 11/16/65. There is a C model that is for Flairbirds build after 11/17/65. The second link is for it.

http://www.larrystbird.com/?s=B+1336...t_type=product

http://www.larrystbird.com/product/t...-after-111765/

Click on the schematic to enlarge it and print it out.
http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/Larrys...rSchematic.jpg

If anyone decides to go this route, I am sure he would be glad to tell you how he installed it. It is not difficult at all. He did give me a word of caution though and that regards installing the green wiring. One of them has a white stripe down it, as I recall, and one does not. He said to be careful attaching the green brake light wires, as he reversed them and didn't have stop lights. As soon as he figured what he had done, he fixed that and that fixed the brake light problem.

I just posted this information in the TRL also.

Stan just sent me a pic of what his installation looks like after he installed. Also, I just talked with the owner of the company (Cougars Unlimited) who manufactures this unit, Vic Yarberry, in New Mexico. I will have a lot more to say about that. He markets a unit for the 1964-1971 Tbirds and also Cougars.
__________________

Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
'59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
"It's Hip To Be Square"
Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

rayclark07"at"att.net (Home) 210-674-5781 (Cell) 210-875-1411
http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

Last edited by YellowRose : 04-11-2016 at 07:09 PM. Reason: Additional Information
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-11-2016, 07:45 PM
YellowRose's Avatar
YellowRose YellowRose is offline
Super-Experienced and a HELLOFA nice guy
 
Join Date: Jan 21 2008
Posts: 11,940
YellowRose is on a distinguished road
Default Solid State Turn Signals

Cougars Unlimited, is the company that made Stan's unit. It is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, owner Vic Yarberry. Vic had a Cougar with the sequential turn signals that developed a problem like Stan had with his '66 Tbird. So Vic decided to build a new unit to replace the old OEM system that had aged. The new unit worked well and in 1988 he went into business as Cougars Unlimited, LLC, and has been marketing these units ever since. He has expanded his line to include 1964-1971 Tbirds, 1967-1973 Cougars, and the 1969-1970 Shelby Mustang.

You will find his contact information in the Advertisements Forum under Cougars Unlimited.

Here is his catalog.

http://www.thuntek.net/cougars_unlim...log_retail.PDF
__________________

Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
'59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
"It's Hip To Be Square"
Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

rayclark07"at"att.net (Home) 210-674-5781 (Cell) 210-875-1411
http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

Last edited by YellowRose : 04-13-2016 at 12:09 AM. Reason: Additional information
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-22-2016, 04:02 PM
bobconrady bobconrady is offline
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 24 2014
Posts: 39
bobconrady is on a distinguished road
Default

Switching to the solid state unit was one of the best investments I made to my 66. I fought the original unit trying to get it to work correctly, then gave up and bought the replacement. Easy to install, and no more guessing if my lights are working or not!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-28-2016, 01:35 PM
spanky spanky is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 24 2008
Posts: 12
spanky is on a distinguished road
Default Solid State Unit

As is mentioned through out this message the solid state signal is almost a must on Flairbirds. Now that I have one I trust the folks behind are seeing the light. I recommend this switch over highly, even to the purist you have to consider safety on the road first.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:05 AM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.