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Old 08-15-2007, 10:58 AM
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Doug:

Didn't mean to imply any pressure at all.

Someone once told me that the "T" in T-Bird means "Tinker". I've been tinkering ever since.
No worries, I just wanted to let you know.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:00 AM
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Ha ha ha !!! It's like, people think "H-D" stands for Harley-Davidson. It really stand for Hundred Dollars!!!
These TB's are about the same !!!!!
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:55 PM
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My 1960 430cid Hardtop with a/c has 5 total rear leaf springs (I counted the smaller bottom helper spring)....
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Jon:

Did you check the rear height from the center of the hub cap to the top of the skirt? If you do, let me know.

Alexander's 60 has 6 leafs, Mike's 59 has 6, and I think that John's 60 has 6 also. I double checked the 58-60 factory specs again, and it only shows 6 leafs.

Later -- I just looked in the 60 shop manual (page 8-10). I count 6 leafs in the drawing.

So, it would be interesting to know why yours has 5.
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:59 PM
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That is odd. My car is alsmost unmolested as I am the 2nd owner. It even had that rare rear bumber hitch on it, so I doubt the 1st owner would have removed a leaf. As for the measurements, it will be a while as I have the heads, intake, air cleaner, carb, dist,etc in the trunk. I'm working on some engine overheating things still...
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Jon so what the heck is taking you so long. Summers nearly over.

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On his "5 leaf". It's poss it just sat high out of the box, so they pulled one to level it out. The two 59 HT's I've compared to both had 7 counting the aux spring. The 59 conv I parked next to at last weekend's show had 6 and sat just a tad higher than mine (an inch maybe) So I still say convertibles sit lower.
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HAHA!! Dan it is more of a time, money, and a TIMING thing. I work alot, it is HOT & HUMID in TX now, I have money it seems going different directions right now, AND most importantly and directly related to #2 (money thing), is I'm about to getting married AND just found out I'm going to be a daddy too. I'm 35 yrs. old so I know it's about time. My fiance is due at the end of March, so I'm going to try to have my bird back together before that date. LOL!!

Did I forget to mention I have 4 total vehicles? I'm selling one old Chevy truck now because as I've gotten older (and wiser) I realize I have "too many irons in the fire" and I'll never be able to finish them all. Don't worry the Tbird will stay, that is unless, someone offers me an identical 430 Tbird with sunroof in a trade situation....

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