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Alexander 03-20-2006 05:30 PM

New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds available.
 
I have made and received a run of detent shift plates for the 1958-1960 Thunderbird. Get them while they are still available.

These plates are a necessary part to rid your 1958 1959 1960 Thunderbird of sloppy shifting and popping out of park. If your shift lever or shift collar are worn, you need to replace these also.



The part replaces the worn detent plate in the shift flange.



The column shift assembly for an automatic transmission car is shown here:



For more information and to order click here: http://www.squarebirds.org/detent_thunderbird.htm .

Instructions for installing the detent plate can be found here: http://www.squarebirds.org/detent_installation.htm



Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

LockDown2259 03-20-2006 06:50 PM

RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa
 
so how much for shipping to norway?

Alexander 03-20-2006 07:06 PM

RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa
 
I have calculated out the postage to Norway and to the United Kingdom. There will be no extra charge. The $2 shipping will cover the postage and the packing envelope. Unfortunately, I will not be able to track foreign shipments as I can with domestic shipments.

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

LockDown2259 03-20-2006 07:15 PM

RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa
 
Thanks allot. ill order one at once. btw where did you find that nice overview of the steering console?

Alexander 03-20-2006 08:51 PM

RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa
 
It's from the 1949-1959 Ford Illustrated Parts book. Some of the Thunderbird vendors use these lllustrations in their catalogs.

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

Alexander 03-21-2006 05:11 PM

RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa
 
I sent out the first shipment to those orders that I received by Sunday. I received a few more orders by mail today. I will send them out this week.

I had wanted to put tracking on the packages, but the post office has a bizarre requirement that the package needs to be at least 3/4 inch thick to get the first class rate. If I wanted to track the packages I would need to pay $4.05 for Priorty Mail per package plus the tracking fee.

You should all receive the orders within a week. The international orders were also sent out today.

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

re_run1 03-23-2006 11:23 PM

RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa
 
I received the Detent plate today. It looks great, and thanks a lot.

Reon
60 Golde Top

Alexander 03-25-2006 09:01 AM

RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa
 
I am glad you received it so soon. I would like to hear your experiences installing the plate and how it improves how the car stays in park.

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

Alexander 03-25-2006 06:30 PM

RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa
 
I just put the new detent plate in my 1959 Hard Top. It has never been so firmly in park! The old detent plate resembled the one on my 1960 with the wide park slot. It may have been a midyear design change. I would like to know of the variations of detent plates that you find.

I will be making up improved detent plates for the 1961-63 Thunderbird shortly. Today, a good friend of mine had his 1962 Thunderbird pop out of park and into reverse. The car went through his garage door.

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

re_run1 03-25-2006 09:03 PM

RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa
 

My car should be coming back from the paint shop in a couple of weeks, and then I will be putting in the new dash pad. I know the wheel has to come off so that will be a good time to install the detent plate. I'll let you know how that turns out.



Reon
60 Golde Top


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