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  • #16
    HA Ha !!
    Yeah . . . Guys that work on the Space Shuttle look at THAT system and say "WOW" !!!

    Actually, the more you use it, the better it works.
    John Byers
    1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
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    • #17
      Aha, thanks again and thanks John for that pic.
      The engine hood release is not here in my car but I will look for the cable. Indeed very good advice about the car needs to be in park before you can operate the rear deck, would have never thought about it. I knew about starting the car of course that needs to be in park, as all automatics do but for the rear deck to operate I would have overlooked that. The engine and gearbox our out but hopefully the switch to engage the electrics to the rear deck might be in the gear lever on the steering collum.
      I will start taking some pictures soon and post them here.

      I read/heard that there were some flaws with this model concerning cooling etc. I found a original new radiator somewhere here nearby, is there anything to improve these flaws? needs to have an oil cooler or something to improve the cooling? anything to improve the engine? are there ovehaul sets available like a set with all the gaskets and bearings?.

      The person I bought it from told me that the engine is in runing condition but it looks a bit rusty on the outside and looks like it has not been run for a long time, since it is out anyway I thought overhauling it might not hurt.
      regards,
      Ron
      sigpicGreets,
      Ronald
      Kuusamo
      http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=1741

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      • #18
        Hello,
        I started to check what has to be done, I found the hood release, the handle itself was gone and the cable was pulled back and hidden away behind the dashboard.
        The reardeck is not functioning yet, I have to overhaul the hydrolic pump(s).

        I have a question or rather request again.
        Does anybody have som pictures or drawing for the dashboard layout. Ofcourse the main meters are there but lights, switches etc are hanging lose or are gone.
        Where is the ignition switch located? on the dash or on the steering collum? how does it look like?

        thanks again, regards
        ronald eveleens
        ps I try to take some pictures myself today
        sigpicGreets,
        Ronald
        Kuusamo
        http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=1741

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        • #19
          Hey ronald,
          If you go to search above hit that and type in dash pictures. On the second page go to 60 bird interior pictures dated 11-14-2007, he has some good pictures of dash. And oh by the way the key is on the left side of steering column. Keep us post we will try to help you!
          sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
          Registry #33436

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          • #20
            Thanks Richard it helps.
            any idea if the lock cylinders can be opened? I do not have the correct key set for the doors and the ignition (the ignition cylinder was with the parts in a box), and see if the sequence of the metal parts can be rearanged to fit another key?

            regards
            ronald
            sigpicGreets,
            Ronald
            Kuusamo
            http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=1741

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            • #21
              hood release handle location and top/trunk

              Hi Ronald, I just emailed you several pictures taken of my '59 console and what the layout of key, knobs, and lights should look like. They were to big to post here without downsizing them. They should be easy to see in these pictures. Hopefully, they will help you. It is my understanding that this layout is the same for the '60 Tbirds. At least it seems to be after looking at the '60 layout in the Restoration manual.

              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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              • #22
                ronald,
                I would say call a locksmith that is familiar with these cars. I will be honest I have never had mine out less lone apart. Some of the more experienced guys on here will probably be able to help! I hope you get an answer that would be some valuable info!
                sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
                Registry #33436

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                • #23
                  Check out Convertible Service for parts for your hydraulic system. I bought a pair of read deck cylinders and hoses from them, perfect fit.
                  DGS (aka salguod)
                  1960 Convertible - Raven Black, Red leather
                  www.salguod.net

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                  • #24
                    hood release handle location and top/trunk operation

                    Hi Doug,

                    Thank you for this information! I bet that many of our convertible owning members were not aware of this service. This needs to be added to our Technical Resource Library.

                    http://www.convertibleparts.com/

                    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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