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  • #31
    Nice Job Marcelo.
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    Mike Lemmon
    '59 Raven Black Hardtop

    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=2461

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    • #32
      Now u need a '59 to park between them!!!
      LOL!!!

      Great find & the color your really wanted too!!

      I'd have to use go back with the original wheels & hubcaps though- just my opinion. You could also flip the RWL tires in at that time too...

      Enjoy the ride....
      -Jon in TX.
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      The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

      VTCI Member#6287.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by NYsquarebird58 View Post
        Thank! It's funny, the one thing I did not like about the 58' was the electric windows. They're not bad, I just like crank up windows - less likely for something to malfunction.
        If you are happy, I´m happy
        sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
        http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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        • #34
          Originally posted by tbird430 View Post
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          I'd have to use go back with the original wheels & hubcaps though- just my opinion. You could also flip the RWL tires in at that time too...

          Enjoy the ride....
          -Jon in TX.

          I kind of like your wheels. Are they 14" or 15" ?

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          • #35
            Originally posted by lawyercalif View Post
            I kind of like your wheels. Are they 14" or 15" ?
            I think they're 14's.
            VTCI# 11860
            58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

            60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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            • #36
              Here’s the documentation that came with the car.


              I don’t know what an original shop manual looks like, but this looks like it could be the genuine article. It even smells like cigarettes!


              “First Printing – 1959 Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan”


              Owners manual



              Here’s a quick picture I snapped off just before taking Lucille for a short ride this past Sunday. Given her condition, I really shouldn’t be driving her anywhere, but I just couldn’t resist.

              She stalled out about a mile down the road. Cranked her back up and headed back. That five minute ride put a smile on my face for the rest of the day…
              VTCI# 11860
              58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

              60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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              • #37
                NYsquarebird58’ (NEW) Tbird

                Hi Marcelo, I see ya got what looks like the original '60 shop manual. Also the Operator manual, though not in the greatest of condition, but you have one. Did the seller happen to have a copy of the ROT/Build Sheet? If not, when you get poking around inside, you might find it in the seat springs, under the carpet, inside the center console, up under the dash or anywhere else someone might have put it. It will be something worthwhile keeping if you can find it. I see you could not resist driving her again and I don't blame you! I guess the first thing you will want to find out is why she dies on you. That could be a number of things. Bad gas, not getting enough gas to the carb, or through the fuel pump, clogged screen in the gas tank, bad carb. You name it, but I bet you figure it out. Good luck with her. I see you have named her Lucille!

                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

                Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

                http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                • #38
                  I think the shop manual is a repro. The cover should look like this.
                  Attached Files
                  John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

                  Thunderbird Registry #36223
                  jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

                  http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                  • #39
                    Hey Guys,
                    Just my opinion, a original shop manual is nice to have. But not nice to use I have used mine so much the pages are separating from the spine! I got me a reproduction and it is made a whole lot better
                    Richard D. Hord
                    sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
                    Registry #33436

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                    • #40
                      I got one for my '59 on disc. It's real convenient. You can print out just the pages you need and there's no greasy fingerprints to worry about.
                      John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

                      Thunderbird Registry #36223
                      jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

                      http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                      • #41
                        I've got 2 reproduction manuals. Thought i had lost mine, so I ordered a second one, and of course then I found it.

                        The reproduction manuals look like photocopies and a lot of the images have too much contrast, missing detail. I assume it's the reproduction, or are the originals like that too.
                        DGS (aka salguod)
                        1960 Convertible - Raven Black, Red leather
                        www.salguod.net

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                        • #42
                          I'm very well pleased with the reproduction shop manual I got. Pages are white, not yellow. Print is darker, better for this old man to see!
                          Richard D. Hord
                          sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
                          Registry #33436

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                          • #43
                            I use my reproduction for daily use, and have the original put away to try to preserve it. The photocopies aren't too good for the pictures on some pages, but I can go back to the original if necessary for more detail. It looks like they optimized the scanning settings for the black and white text at the expense of a good copy of the pictures.
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                            • #44
                              Compered to what you guys posted, mine definitely looks like a repro. I also have the digital version on my PC. I can do a quick reference with my paper version and print out pages from my digital version when I'm working on the car. It's nice to have a disposable set of instructions that you don't need to worry about getting greasy prints on.
                              VTCI# 11860
                              58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

                              60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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                              • #45
                                The moon was big and bright tonight so I decided to take out the tripod and practice some night photography.

                                Last edited by NYsquarebird58; March 7th, 2012, 10:42 PM.
                                VTCI# 11860
                                58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

                                60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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