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Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 01-16-2020, 03:05 PM
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Posted By granzbird
Yes, that could be it. The clock hasn't worked in...

Yes, that could be it. The clock hasn't worked in years, but it's still wired up, so that could be the draw. Thanks
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 01-15-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,694
Posted By granzbird
You're right! I used a quick-disconnect ground...

You're right! I used a quick-disconnect ground terminal on the battery, which became corroded in a hidden spot underneath. I removed it, cleaned up the ground cable battery connection and lo and...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 01-14-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,694
Posted By granzbird
solenoid clicks, but doesn't turn starter

Long story: car's been plagued with electrical issues forever. Therefore she mostly sits parked. We are going to put her up for sale, but would like to get it to start so the buyer can test drive it...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 04-25-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,694
Posted By granzbird
Ok, I'm back again. Turns out my bride needed...

Ok, I'm back again. Turns out my bride needed about a year to process the grieving of her loss of Gran, who was a fantastic lady with a lot of positive attitude.
Now she's accepted that Gran wanted...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 04-25-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,290
Posted By granzbird
Thanks, this is exactly what I was searching...

Thanks, this is exactly what I was searching for...
Followed a similar procedure on a '60 Comet we used to have before Gran's Bird. I'll try it out and comment later on how it went.
Thanks again!
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 04-04-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,394
Posted By granzbird
soft top supplier?

Granzbird's softtop has only a frame, with no canvas (vinyl), so I need to order a new one, then have it installed.
Seems there are lots of suppliers with a wide range in prices. This bird is a...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 04-01-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,611
Posted By granzbird
Hey Lex, I had the same challenge, and ended up...

Hey Lex,

I had the same challenge, and ended up crawling under the dash to move the mechanism by hand (still couldn't see it from under there, but I could feel it by reaching over the top of the...
Forum: What Does Your Plate Say? 03-11-2013, 05:50 PM
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Views: 1,487
Posted By granzbird
Granz

New plate says GRANZ since my wife's "Gran" was the original owner. :angel
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 03-05-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,694
Posted By granzbird
Ok, so I sent my check off to CTCI, and was able...

Ok, so I sent my check off to CTCI, and was able to remove the nut below the top clamp receptacle, and the whole thing came out just like you said. It looks much more worn, or even overworn, than the...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 03-05-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By granzbird
:agree Agree on the activity, but as another...

:agree Agree on the activity, but as another noob, I can say I've gotten some good feedback on my requests for info. Also just inherited a '57 and have a bit to learn about some of the unique...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-19-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,694
Posted By granzbird
Sure enough, the brake lights worked when the...

Sure enough, the brake lights worked when the jumper bypassed the stoplight switch. So the replacement switch will be an easy fix. Once I get the car registered and safety checked I'll go through the...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-14-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,694
Posted By granzbird
Thanks Paul, I do have power to one of the wires....

Thanks Paul,
I do have power to one of the wires. Checked that, but did not do the jumper - will try that this weekend.
Thanks for the other tips too.
Aloha
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-13-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,694
Posted By granzbird
Gran's '57

1st post:
My wife's grandmother "Gran" bought her Thunderbird new in 1957, never sold it, and left it to my wife when she passed away last year. Gran used to say her husband "Ivar always kept it in...
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