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Old 05-12-2012, 03:28 PM
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Default 59 Instrument panel and facia

Hi
I just had to buy this!-It was listed on Ebay(UK) for 65 including courier charges which I thought was a bargain.I was wondering if more detailed pictures of the wiring loom would be helpful as a reference resource
There are a pair of terminals on the base of the instrument panel to the left of the bonnet release bracket which I dont have on my 58 and also a bracket below the cigarette lighter-I've recently quit smoking so I am not too bothered that there is no lighter!
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:43 PM
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Default 59 Wiring Harnesses

Here is a listing from the Bird Nest website regarding '58-'60 wiring harnesses.. http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~partsort

I don't know if this is going to help or not, but here are a couple of pix of what these wiring harnesses looked like, but not connected up. You might check the Technical Resource Library to see what might be there.
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Peter, we can NEVER have too many pictures of an original part.

Certainly, these pictures say 1,000 words. Please take ten more angles of the back wiring, and pull some of the harness to both sides of gauges, etc.

Wire/connector colors are the most valuable as they verify our diagrams (or not). The 1960 T-bird had an 'extra' fuse holder next to the headlight switch. '58's & '59's did not.

Your gauges and switches made this a great deal at the price you paid. Ray Clark just bought a new headlight switch for ~US$50 (just the switch). It's really wonderful to have spares available.

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Sounds like a great buy and as Dave mentions it never hurts to have a spare part around (as well as the pics). Wonder if that extra bracket could be from an overdrive pull lever? - I'll have to look at the acessory manual - not even sure you could get OD on a manual shift Tbird - just my first thought if the bracket is a factory type bracket.

Here's an idea for your newly acquired spare clock. I power mine with a plug-in 12v wall transformer..........of course.........it's not the quietest clock in the house but it always gets a comment. The model is a plastic Aurora kit 1/32 scale.



Congrats on kicking the habit!

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Glad to oblige-I dont know how useful these will be but I would be glad to take more pictures if specific close-ups are required.
Eric-Great idea for the clock-I have a scroll saw so I might well copy your design if you dont mind
Best wishes
Peter
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