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Highlights of CTCI Video Board Meeting

Highlights of CTCI Video Board Meeting (March 12, 2021) President Brian Carron presented status updates on open items: There is an interested party in acquiring the Signal Hill property. They have entered in the escrow process but do have contingencies. As with any...

2021 Officers Elected

The CTCI Board of Directors met via video conference Jan. 15, 2021.  Officers were elected. President:                          Brian Carron Vice President:                  Ed Benson Treasurer:                          John Kledis Secretary:                         ...

Director Election Details

Everyone is already aware of the results of the recent Wyoming Proposal & Director elections that closed on 10/15/2020. There were a few members who desired the detailed counts of those elections.   They are as follows: * Total Ballots Cast >  1,972;   Region 4...

Branson 2021 Regional Convention Cancelled

As described in the release of our convention planning survey last week, CTCI needed to finalize our decision about the full-scale 2021 Regional convention/gathering in Branson, MO, and we wanted/needed your input before moving ahead. It was apparent from the survey...

Update on original type reproduced Power Punch Batteries

Antique Auto Battery" is still in business at its original location under new ownership and name  Jim’s Batteries. The phone numbers originally used to contact "Antique Auto Battery" now reaches Jim’s Batteries, 800-426-7580 or 330-480-0755.A company in Petersburg,...

Bylaw Voting Results

Below are results of the recent elections. First of all are the detailed results of the Wyoming Proposal which was voted on by the members (election closed October 15, 2020).     The Wyoming Proposal:   “I affirm the Board of Directors resolution to operate the CTCI...

We missed it!

We missed it!

This ad should have been in the November-December issue of Early Bird.  

Early Bird is on the way!

For those who have not yet received their November-December issue, please know that it has been mailed and will arrive soon.

Removing the Power Steering Pump

A few simple steps will allow the power steering pump to be removed fairly easily. The first step is to remove the fluid without major spillage. Pictures shown in this article are of a 1957 model. The 1955/56 models are slightly different, but the removal procedures...

Ornaments- Front Fender

The reason this article is being written is because of the ease of installing these ornaments upside down as observed in various pictures that appear in the Early bird as well as other places.FoMoCo referred to these parts as ornaments part number 16228-A right side...

1955 Thunderbird Continental Kit

Most American cars built in the nineteen-thirties had an external spare tire which was usually mounted on the rear between the body and the bumper. In the nineteen-forties, the spare tire was moved and secured inside the trunk of most American cars. One exception in...

CTCI Election Results

First off we would like to thank all of the members for voting in the election.  We would also like to thank the individual candidates for willingness to serve CTCI. The CTCI election has concluded, ballots counted, and the results have been tabulated.  The motion to...

CTCI International Convention Canceled

CTCI International Convention - Canceled   The following message is from the Trail Birds of Southwest Florida: “It is with sincere regret that the Trail Birds of Southwest Florida, LLC (Trail Birds) must give notice to you and the CTCI Board of Directors that...

Election Update

Notice to all members:   On 9/22/20, Fred Artus officially sent in notice to withdraw his candidacy for the Board Position,  Director At Large.   We recognize that this notice has occurred during the election period, and a significant amount of members have already...

Candidates for CTCI Board of Directors

Region 2 Director:  Kerry M. Kravik Unopposed-Elected by Acclamation I would like to announce my candidacy as Director for Region 2 of the Classic Thunderbird Club International. Taking after my Dad, I developed a love affair with Fords and two-seat Thunderbirds at an...

Member Survey Completed

Great news, we have completed the first ever online member survey. We were lucky to have over 44% of all members with email addresses responding, and we have received a lot of good information. It is clear from the survey that our members really like our club and...

Announcement of New Directors

We want all of the members to know that we have filled all of the vacancies on the CTCI Board.  We now have two new Directors serving.  Darcy Knapp is representing Region 1, and Ed Benson is our new Director at Large.  I join all of our members and welcome Darcy and...

Replacing The Ignition Switch Key Cylinder

In order to replace the ignition key cylinder you must remove the housing assembly from the dash by using a dash bezel tool available from Thunderbird parts dealers. Disconnect the battery before removing the cylinder housing. Once the housing is released it can be...

Birds on the Bay – 2021 International Convention

We are delighted to announce the 2020 CTCI International Convention 'Birds on the Bay' has been rescheduled and will be held April 20-24, 2021. Headquarters Hotel:  Hyatt Regency Sarasota The new registration form is expected to be available by early November.  Watch...

Important Announcement: 2020 International Convention

Dear CTCI Members, During this time of nationwide concern and uncertainty over the coronavirus known as COVID-19, we want to assure you that the health, safety, and wellness of the Thunderbird community is of the utmost priority of the CTCI Board of Directors and the...

1955/56/57 Thunderbird Overheating

When it comes to the 1955/56/57 Thunderbirds more than likely this subject has been discussed and written about more than any other. Even when new, during certain driving conditions (parades & city driving) coupled with excessive ambient temperature the...

Cruise Control and Brake Lamp Switch

Many Thunderbird owners that are driving and enjoying their 1955/56/57 models on cross country trips are installing one of the modern electronic cruise control units now available for classic cars. These units work very well when properly installed. One unit made by...