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I was going to wait until the snow melted away and I could take better pictures, but I just couldn’t wait and had to share the great news.

Here’s my new Raven black with red/white interior 1960 Ford Thunderbird!




Big thanks to Mr. Ray Clark for sharing this really neat tool for searching all craigslist listings. If it wasn’t for this tool, I would have not located this car. Thank you Ray!


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That's really great news ! Even looks good in the snow.

I'm partial to the '60 grille for some reason....heh...

Hope you get a chance to share the story and more pics soon.

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That's really great news ! Even looks good in the snow.

I'm partial to the '60 grille for some reason....heh...

Hope you get a chance to share the story and more pics soon.

Eric
I will definitely be sharing more very soon! It all happened so fast (I’m still in disbelief). I drove her home last night. Can’t wait until the weekend when I can pull her out and take some more pictures.
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I am happy for you. It looks like a nice car. Also noticed you had a number of bids on your old one on EBay. So things are looking a lot better for you this week. Congratulations!
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Congratulations, Marcelo! Glad to help! Apparently, it must have been fairly close to you! On top of that, unlike the '58, you were able to drive this one home and that must have been a thrill. Raven Black with a red/white interior is a really nice combination. The neat thing about that exterior color is that if you decide to put the engine chrome package and external chrome package on her she will really pop! Take a look at anyone with a Raven Black Tbird with the external chrome package on her and you will see what I mean. Please tell us more about her when you can and more pix when you can get the snow off of her! Way to go!
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In post #65, there are pictures of the original style two stage fuel pump and the replacement single stage pump. I can't help but notice the pump arm that contacts with the cam eccentric is at least shaped different on the two pumps. Are these pumps interchangeable and is there a reason for the change in arm configuration?
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In post #65, there are pictures of the original style two stage fuel pump and the replacement single stage pump. I can't help but notice the pump arm that contacts with the cam eccentric is at least shaped different on the two pumps. Are these pumps interchangeable and is there a reason for the change in arm configuration?
Ken, you have hawk eyes! I noticed the same thing when I compared the two pumps side-by-side. The pump arms are shaped a little different and if I recall correctly, when I eyeballed the two, the new pump’s arm appeared to be slightly shorter than the old pump. I’ll see if I can get a side-by-side shot comparing the two as well as some measurements. The pump is made by: CARTER Part #M4008 and was purchased through Rock Auto.


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