HOOSIER VINTAGE THUNDERBIRD CLUB
4312 Dodge Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Phone: +1 260 739 7180
SPRING START UP TIPS
One of the best things about spring is that it’s time to put that ' BIRD ' back on the road. All it really takes is a some common sense and a little bit of time.
For starters, put the battery on a trickle charge, or it’s a good idea just to charge the battery.
Next, check the fluids to make sure the levels are right where they should be. While you’re under the hood, it’s a perfect time to check the condition of belts and hoses. You may also want to make sure that you don’t have any unwanted residents, like mice.
This is also an excellent time to pull out the tire gauge an make sure that all five tires have correct air pressure readings.
If you can roll the car outside before starting it, that’s always a good idea. If the car has an electric fuel pump, turn the key one notch and let it click away. If it has a regular fuel pump, get fuel up to the carburetor, it gives you a chance to look for fuel leaks.
Now it’s time to start the car. As soon as it’s running, take a good look to make sure there are no fuel or coolant leaks. You may also want to have someone depress the brake pedal while you look inside the wheels and at the brake hoses and to make sure that the pedal feels nice and firm.
Taking your car out for the first time and discovering you have a problem is a good way to ruin a good day.
2014 Membership Enrollment is now open! Learn more about our club and special events taking place this year. Interested in joining HOOSIER VINTAGE THUNDERBIRD CLUB? Please contact us today. We look forward to talking to you!
We bring people of all ages together who share a common interest, to bond and create friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Find out more about becoming a member of HOOSIER VINTAGE THUNDERBIRD CLUB. We meet regularly to discuss upcoming events, finalize plans and make important association decisions. All members are welcome to join. Check the event schedule now.
HVTC is sanctioned by VTCI