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hi everyone

I would like to add a 4th Forum, "Technical Resources".

It would consist of primarily links to sites having TBird related techical information of a permanent nature.

I envision having a message at the start of it that would serve as the main repository and updated as people posted new information or reported the links dead.

I came to this idea as I know that embedded in the many posts here is a ton of information that is hard to find but very valuable, especially to newer members.

Examples might be: the TBird Registry, dealer options, wiring diagrams, wiper motor rebuilds, used part sources, services, Data Plate decoding, technical articles,FE Big Block forum.....organized in some sensible way.

I would be willing to keep it organized and updated. When someone posted a useful link or other source, I would edit Post #1 to include that information. If someone reported a resource dead or of poor quality, it would get deleted from the list.

Here's an example: the TBird Ranch has a chart showing all colors
of engine components, 58-60 at

http://www.tbirdhelp.com/concours/5860concours1.html

How many people know of that??

Here is an oldie I have on how to measure bolt patterns:

http://importnut.net/wheelinfo.htm

Ficken vaccum wiper motor rebuild is at http://www.wiperman.com/ . There ought to be a corresponding one for people who want to go electric.

The Internet, and hence this site, should provide fast access to useful information. Maybe this would help.

What do you guys think??

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I like it. It sounds like a great ideal...
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Hi John,

I think it is a great idea! The problem might be in finding someone who knows how to add a new forum now that Alexander is no longer with us.

It would be so much easier finding links to information we need to read up on. That information from Tbird Ranch is great in itself. Many people have asked questions about what color something should be on our Birds.

Hopefully, someone can put this into effect. It would be a great tool to have.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:17 PM
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Adding a Forum is not hard. I added the 430 Forum last year and I don't recall it taking much effort.
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Hi John!

That is great news! Please go for it! I did not notice that you are an Administrator when I read your post. It is a great idea and one long overdue. I would think it would be great to have a Technical Resources forum broken down just as it is already. '58-'60, Gold Top, 430MEL, '61-'63, etc.. That way, technical information regarding various year cars would be found in the right section and not all mixed up with other car years.
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Possible organization:

* resources on TBird (58-60) chasis info
-data plate
-VINs
-color codes
-dealer options
-decoding casting numbers
-books

* technical information
-wiring
-torque
-tuneup
-liquids
* common repairs
-sources for parts
-tricks & tools
* services available
-distributor work
-wiper motors
-chrome
- lots more...
* parts specific to TBirds
- used
- new
repro & NOS
-overflow tanks
*conversions
-disk brake - ALL parts, ALL info needed
-wiper motor
-alternator
-radio
-unleaded gas

* more I have not thought of right now (suggestions??)

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I like it!!!

I have many links that I could post. If my computer ever crashes, I would lose them all, so this is a great way to back up those important pieces of information.
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So, how do we add to it? Should we just post a message there, reply to your 'master' thread?

How about things like my suspension rebuild gallery? Not a vendor resource but it has been helpful for others doing the same job.
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