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Old 07-25-2007, 11:47 PM
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Default A couple general ???

I was wondering what the estimated curb weight of a 61 Thunderbird hardtop is? Also, what is the standard gears that came in the rearend of this model? I am looking to possibly change my gearing to get better gas mileage.
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:03 AM
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In 1961, the rear axle ratios, as shown on the data plate are:

3.00:1 Code 6
3.10:1 Code 3
2.91:1 locking Code H

In 1962, the rear axle ratios, as shown on the data plate are:

3.00:1 Code 1
3.00:1 locking Code A

The Hardtops weigh about 4000 lbs.
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The State Of Hawaii is charging me for a curb weight of 4900 lbs each year. They bsed there information on the "DMV Book of Records" So I pay my registration fee based on that weight.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:31 PM
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Default 1961 1962 1963 Thunderbird weights

You are paying too much.

The weights I have listed for 1961-63 Thunderbirds are:

1961
63A hardtop coupe 3958 lb
76A Convertible 4130 lb

1962
63A hardtop coupe 4132 lb
63B landau hardtop coupe 4144 lb
76A Convertible 4370 lb
76B Sports Roadster Convertible 4471 lb

1963
63A hardtop coupe 4195 lb
63B landau hardtop coupe 4203 lb
76A Convertible 4322 lb
76B Sports Roadster Convertible 4396 lb
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Not that it would make a 900 pound difference, the weights listed are base weights and a fully optioned car will weigh more. My 62 with AC and dual power seats etc... weighs just a tad under 4500 but my other 62 with no options weighs just over 4000 with a full tank of gas and 16 inch wheels and tires (possibly lighter than stock ones). Hawkrod
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