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Old 08-23-2006, 09:19 AM
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hi everyone,

I chanced upon some 33 1/3 LPs from 1958 that Ford had made, presumably to send out to marketing and sales people to better inform them about their new products. I got 3 altogether with the following titles:

Disk #1: "A New Kind of Thunderbird...A New Kind of Car" - side 1
"Selling the expanded market" - side 2
each side is about 15 minutes

Disk #2: "Servicing the 1958 8 cylinder engines" side 1
"1958 Thunderbird Service" - side 2

Disk #3: "Steering System Adjustments" side 1
no side 2

they are in quite good shape and I believe I can copy the material to digital format and then to a CD (there is 71 minutes total material on all 3 records). I dont see any Copyright statements on them so it might even be legal!

If anyone is interested, let me know. It will probably be a couple of weeks before I get to it. My email is: goulet@net1plus.com

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Old 08-23-2006, 10:54 AM
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Wow, what a find! I have never even heard of audio records for service or sales of these cards.

Please send me a copy. Thank you!

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Old 08-23-2006, 02:00 PM
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they were on Ebay...nobody else bid on them.

If anyone replies, let me know what file format you want. I believe I can create .WAV or .MP3 equally easily.
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Anyway you can post it on the website and we can download it from there-would save you alot of work.
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Thats great John... Although a .wav file is a perfect copy and .mp3 is compressed, because it will be spoken word, there will be no noticeable quality loss compressing to MP3 and it would be a big difference in file size. If you need any assistance I have the cabability to convert any audio file format and I'd be more than happy to burn up a bunch for any of our members who might not be able to do so on their own.
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Count me in, MP3 is fine.

I think having them to download might be best, but you might have to check on the leagl technicalities first.
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I have transferred the material on the first 4 sides to digital files. The last side was not playable but of the least interest as it is on steering adjustments.

All material is at the following url:

[http://users.wpi.edu/~goulet/TBird/TBirdAudio.html]

where you may either play or download MP3 files. I also have them in WAV format playable on any CD player to mail to anyone interested. I will be catching up on mailing next week.

The material is interesting both from marketing and technical viewpoints, depending on which ones you listen to!

have fun!

John :)
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Thanks John for doing this. I listened to the first record.

It is funny that they claim the 1958 Thunderbird has "new powerful brakes" when it has the same brakes as a 1957 Thunderbird, which weighed 1000 lbs less.

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perhaps they were referring to the Parking Brakes... ;)
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Yes, the car has great parking brakes. I have not had one escape out the garage once I put on the parking brake.

From the intermittent bell during the recording, it appears that there were slides that accompanied these records.

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