What did you do to your Tbird today?

I've seen these threads on many other forums I'm apart of. Don't know if it would be as active here, but figured I would start the thread. If there is already one going, let me know.

So, what did you do to your Tbird today?

I'll start. Put the hardtop on it Sunday since we've got a week of mid 80's. Drove it to work yesterday and today. I must say, I enjoy this car so much. It's an awesome ride that gets tons of looks and is an awesome cruiser.
 
I've seen these threads on many other forums I'm apart of. Don't know if it would be as active here, but figured I would start the thread. If there is already one going, let me know.

So, what did you do to your Tbird today?

I'll start. Put the hardtop on it Sunday since we've got a week of mid 80's. Drove it to work yesterday and today. I must say, I enjoy this car so much. It's an awesome ride that gets tons of looks and is an awesome cruiser.
Today? Yes a sweet car. However, all I did was walk through our garage and while a bit dusty, it wanted to go out. Possibly this weekend for an hour or so.
 

Gus Gutz

Well-Known Member
Well mine is a daily driver. I drove it over to my buddies house with the top down of course. I decided today was the day to do COP and plugs. After cooling the engine, we got started. It was a much easier process than I thought. The rear cover bolts were the hardest part to remove. A prior owner must have changed them once as they were not Motocraft parts. The whole thing from beginning to end took about 90 minutes. We also cleaned the throttle body and the MAS. After buttoning it back up, I noticed I had a little more power and no hesitation from stopped.

I then took the car over and had an oil change and had the fuel filter replaced. Once I got home, I gave the car it's weekly bath. It was the perfect day to drive around, lots of sun and a nice 75 degrees.
 

Icewine

Well-Known Member
Your ears must have been burning! I have only joined the forum recently, but I was about to ask if there was a thread similar to the "What did you do with your Boxster today" one that my Porsche-driving brother-in-law follows.

I haven't made the trip to pull my car out of storage yet, but come April I will be logging in and updating this thread on a regular basis. Thanks for starting this -- it will give us Northern residents something to help us through the long winters.
 
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Winter nest for 2002 Torch Red D3 T-bird...



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For all you southerners.., that's a matching Torch Red Snowblower at the ready. :)



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Oops, a nipple slip..



The middle of February in Central New York.. We had the ever faithful prognostication from Punxsutawney Phil just 2 weeks ago, again, like clock-work, he saw his shadow on a cloudy snowy day in PA. And predicted 6 more weeks of winter... I think he went Hollywood and the only reason he sees his darn shadow every year is from the beaming 5000 watts Arie Lights that floods the area for cameras... That being said, our T-bird is still nestled in it's sleeping quarters waiting for about the middle of April, when around here, all the sweet rides start to emerge from hibernation, yes, right now we get one day in the 40's and 5 in the 20's.. But the days are getting longer, the sun higher on the horizon, we are getting there..
 
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Our 2002 Torch Red D3 T-bird sleeping..

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For you southerner's, that's a matching Torch Red Snow blower at the ready

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Oops, a nipple slip.. :)
The middle of February in Central New York.. We had the ever faithful prognostication from Punxsutawney Phil just 2 weeks ago, again, like clock-work, he saw his shadow on a cloudy snowy day in PA. And predicted 6 more weeks of winter... I think he went Hollywood and the only reason he sees his darn shadow every year is from the beaming 5000 watts Arie Lights that floods the area for cameras... That being said, our T-bird is still nestled in it's sleeping quarters waiting for about the middle of April, when around here, all the sweet rides start to emerge from hibernation, yes, right now we get one day in the 40's and 5 in the 20's.. But the days are getting longer, the sun higher on the horizon, we are getting there.

FYI I tried to post this (above ) from my ipad, but when I upload the photos they were upside-down.. So I tried it again from my computer.. Sorry for the repetition and use of bandwidth.. I just wanted to make it correct.. For some reason whenever I post photos taken with the ipad, they are correct on the ipad but end up upside down when uploaded..
 

Oldiger

Active Member
Hi all, from Missoula, Mt. I'm looking for a set of 17" tire chains and a front mount snow blade that will fit my 05 LMT. That's about the only way I'm getting my bird out of my garage for the next month or two. My hats off to you Southern folks enjoying your great weather. Have fun!
Dan
 

Gus Gutz

Well-Known Member
Changed oil, replaced upper ball joint dust cover boots, swapped out the cluster sending the original out, odometer display blanks out randomly. Prepped to replace carrier bearing next week, drive shaft is a pain to get to.
How hard was it to change out the boots. All of my front end rubber seem dry and cracking. That is on my list for the summer
 
I only did the front upper ball joint boots it took about 15 minutes per side. Boots are available on ebay seller is "polyboots" out of Bulgaria front set cost $7.30 shipped, shipping is slow 2 plus weeks, boot size is 17mm x 33mm x 26mm. They fit perfect just a little PIA tp get the small hole over the shoulder of the ball joint stud. Measured the rear boots at 16mm x 35mm x 25mm as these were rotten as well have not received these yet but will let you know how they fit when I get them. This set was $7.50 from the same supplier
 
I only did the front upper ball joint boots it took about 15 minutes per side. Boots are available on ebay seller is "polyboots" out of Bulgaria front set cost $7.30 shipped, shipping is slow 2 plus weeks, boot size is 17mm x 33mm x 26mm. They fit perfect just a little PIA tp get the small hole over the shoulder of the ball joint stud. Measured the rear boots at 16mm x 35mm x 25mm as these were rotten as well have not received these yet but will let you know how they fit when I get them. This set was $7.50 from the same supplier
Thanks for the great info, please keep us posted!
 
My Bird was resting all day. I did list it on the Thunderbird Registry and get all the info to my insurance company (just got the car) The rest of the day was enjoying the Winter Olympics. I also spent some time on the internet doing research about my '05. Still baffled about a trailer hitch though
 

Tylerboy

Active Member
Just got a 2004 bird. My past has been playing with VW Things, Chevy CO-CO El Camino now the Thunderbird. We are were "Harley" bikers until wife had medical problems. I got the Bird so we can be together on trips. For our 20 Anniversary drove to St. Augustine (from Jacksonville) for the night at a B&B and drove home along A1A with the top down. Looking forward to more trips with the Thunderbird and wife. My bike trips will be limited to day trips. We both really love the Thunderbird with out without the top down.
 
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