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  • YellowRose
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    • Jan 21 2008
    • 17168

    Bill Pugnetti's '60 Squarebird

    I am sitting here admiring Bill Pugnetti's '60 Squarebird, Thunderbird Of The Month Of May, 2012 in the Squarebirds Calendar. I love that color! Here is a picture from the calendar of it.
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  • FINSRIN
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    • Aug 7 2010
    • 167

    #2
    Think its been better part of a year that I been inactive on Squarebird forum. Was doing house, yard, travel, model building, hamster, mother inlaw care stuff. Anyway - is Spring and car time too. Boils down to being late and not receiving first ever Squarebird calendar until today.

    WOW - Between pictures on forum and in calendar, must say I appreciate everyones efforts at Thunderbird preservation and modification. So fortunate to have lived in 50s & 60s when cars of character were made (likely never again). Had to have been there to grasp significance of their place in culture/society. To me, each model of each car type was an individual personality on same stage with jet age, space age, entertainment, music, economics, etc.... characters of the era.

    What thrill and honor to see my Tbird on a calendar with other Thunderbirds.
    Bill

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    • YellowRose
      Super-Experienced


      • Jan 21 2008
      • 17168

      #3
      Bill Pugnetti's '60 Squarebird

      In addition to Bill Pugnetti's beautiful '60 Squarebird, here is what else he is working on in his shop. There is nothing like having a half dozen different projects going on at the same time! Here is a video clip he sent me. http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/PhotoStory4.wmv

      Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
      The Terminator..... VTCI #11178 ITC #6000 Yellow Mustang Registry (YMR) #12188
      Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or Call (Cell) 210-875-1411

      https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm
      Faye's Ovarian Cancer Memorial Website.
      https://faye.rayclark.info/index.html

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      • FINSRIN
        Experienced
        • Aug 7 2010
        • 167

        #4
        Tbird was lucky to be picked as a background car in a commercial for Autokraft. Filming is done and it is now in editing phase. They shared one frame of commercial with me.
        It is attached.
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        • YellowRose
          Super-Experienced


          • Jan 21 2008
          • 17168

          #5
          Bill Pugnetti's '60 Squarebird

          Congratulations, Bill! It is to bad that big post is in the way, and that they did not show more of the car. But perhaps they do in other frames.

          Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
          The Terminator..... VTCI #11178 ITC #6000 Yellow Mustang Registry (YMR) #12188
          Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or Call (Cell) 210-875-1411

          https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm
          Faye's Ovarian Cancer Memorial Website.
          https://faye.rayclark.info/index.html

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          • FINSRIN
            Experienced
            • Aug 7 2010
            • 167

            #6
            At swap meet found a FoMoCo early 1960s FE aluminum intake. Has oil filler tube. Only one I ever seen, believe they are rare. Weighed in ~50 pounds lighter than original intake. Had it clear coated for easier cleaning. Recently installed it and rebuilt carb. Obviously runs stronger. Headers with 2.5" exhaust helped when installed a few years ago. Intake & carb increased performance another notch. Is plenty now because I just cruise. Is not a muscle car. Other recent improvements are front disc brakes and HD front sway bar.
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            • YellowRose
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              • Jan 21 2008
              • 17168

              #7
              Hi Bill! Great shots of the engine bay! BTW, did you ever get to see the commercial video done by Autocraft back in 2014? If you have a link or copy of it I would love to see it and see if we can post it for all to enjoy!

              Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
              The Terminator..... VTCI #11178 ITC #6000 Yellow Mustang Registry (YMR) #12188
              Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or Call (Cell) 210-875-1411

              https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm
              Faye's Ovarian Cancer Memorial Website.
              https://faye.rayclark.info/index.html

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              • FINSRIN
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                • Aug 7 2010
                • 167

                #8
                Did see it back when..... Owner retired and video went with him.

                The shop did replace Tbird backup lights with a third tail light on each side. I went on to illuminating inside of exhaust tips. Took some trial and error. Is debugged and works fine now. Placed 59 roof pillar emblem on top of exhaust tips. They fit perfect.
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                • YellowRose
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                  • Jan 21 2008
                  • 17168

                  #9
                  That is soooo coooollll! I have never heard of illuminating the exhaust tips before! I bet some our our members are gonna ask you how you did that!

                  Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
                  The Terminator..... VTCI #11178 ITC #6000 Yellow Mustang Registry (YMR) #12188
                  Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or Call (Cell) 210-875-1411

                  https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm
                  Faye's Ovarian Cancer Memorial Website.
                  https://faye.rayclark.info/index.html

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                  • FINSRIN
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                    • Aug 7 2010
                    • 167

                    #10
                    Thank you. Does show well beginning at dusk. An 'idea' I got and started looking at parts and fiddling with configuration. Version 1 sorta worked, is currently version 2. Am liking triple tail lights which could take to next step making them sequential. Never done, are more things to do. Also have other cars to tend to.

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