Special Items

Location of 2nd Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Stamping

  • Author: Don Gridley
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 57

How does your E-specification T-bird Fit in – Part 2

  • Author: Tom Stanton
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 22

Article with detailed breakdown of E- specification applications and T-birds

  • Author: Tom Stanton
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 22

Refinishing Old License Plates

  • Author: Trail Birds of Southwest Florida
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 58

Troubleshoooting Electrical Leaks

  • Author: Classic Auto Restorer
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 58

Winterization and longer term storage check list

  • Author: Mort White
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 39

Tips when buying a 55-57 Thunderbird – appropriately titled ‘Caveat Emptor’

  • Author: Ross Woodman
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 40

Travelling Checklist – A Great List of things to take on an extended trip

  • Author: Hagerty.com
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 20

Tips to Keep Mice Out of Stored Cars

  • Author: Dan Balagna - Summit Automotive
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 16

Supercharged! The D/F Thunderbird Story (reprinted from Jan-Feb 2007 Early Bird)

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 37

Updated Table of Contents and Pages for 1955 and 1957 Electrical Manual

  • Author: Gene Nelson
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 5

VIN Question

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2012
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 47

1955 -1957 Thunderbird Registry

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2012
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 7

CTCI Grille plaque location

  • Author: CTCI
  • Year: 2012
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 19

Overdrive driving tips

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2012
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 50

57T-Bird ‘F’ code Registry

  • Author: Frank Stubbs
  • Year: 2011
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 18

T-Bird safety checklist

  • Author: Multiple Authors
  • Year: 2011
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 17

Use of Modern Fuels

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2011
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 38

1955 T-Bird Performance review

  • Author: Science & Mechanics 12/55
  • Year: 2011
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 23

Patent Data Plates Update

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 65

Data Plate Decoder Revised 2010

  • Author: Multiple Authors
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 25

Patent Data Plates

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 25

Export T-Birds Update

  • Author: Scott McGilvray
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 26

The Mystery of the Mexico Thunderbirds

  • Author: Tom Stocks
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 20

Restoring your paint finish

  • Author: Multiple Authors
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 57

Gasoline and oil additives

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 18

Restoration 101 — ’55 T-Bird

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 51

P5FH100001-The First Production Thunderbird?

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 22

The Earliest ’55s-Connecting the Dots

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 20

Early 1955 Thunderbird Production Sequence: Inquiring Minds Want to Know

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 28

Decoding a Data Plate

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 62

Data Plate Paint Codes

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 62

Thunderbird Body, Wheel and Headlight Alignment

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 20

Weight of a ’57 D ‘Bird

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 52

1957 T-Bird Finish Question

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 52

The Restoration of a Supercharged 1957 ‘F’ Bird – Part 6

  • Author: Tom Maruska
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 23

How Much Does a 1957 T-Bird Weigh

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 65

The Restoration of a Supercharged 1957 ‘F’ Bird – Part 5

  • Author: Tom Maruska
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 28

1955 Original Thunderbird Owner Survey! Part III

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 26

1955 Original Thunderbird Owner Survey! Part II

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 23

55 T-Bird Questions

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 48

1955 Original Thunderbird Owner Survey!

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 21

In Search of the Last 1957 Thunderbird!

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 20

1955 Thunderbird Field Modifications

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 18

The Restoration of a Supercharged 1957 ‘F’ Bird-Part 3

  • Author: Tom Maruska
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 46

The Restoration of a Supercharged 1957 ‘F’ Bird-Part 2

  • Author: Tom Maruska
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 44

Thunderbird Shipping Process

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 21

The C-Code Thunderbird Story-Part II

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2007
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 46

The Mystery of the Early 1955 Production

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2007
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 13

57 F-Code Questions

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2007
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 50

57 T-Bird Authenticity Question

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2007
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 52

1957 Modifications

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2007
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 45

1955 Destination Code

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 46

1956Thunderbird Production Process II

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 19

Answers to Some Invoice Questions

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 17

1956 Thunderbird Production Process

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 20

Supercharged Survey Update

  • Author: John A. Shields
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 19

1956 and 1957 Thunderbird Serial Numbers-The Database

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 30

1956 Mid-Year Changes

  • Author: David Tulowitzky/Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 29

Production And Procurement of the Factory Invoice

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 20

Fuse Locations

  • Author: Trail Bird News
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 26

57 Bird Export Question

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 41

1957 T-Bird Hood Insulation

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 36

An Explanation of the Ford Part Numbering System

  • Author: Hoosierbird News
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 37

Silk Screen Data

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 37

The Last ’55

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 33

Car Color Statistics

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 42

1955 Final Assembly Line- Soft Top Buildup

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 21

1957 E-Bird Invoice Codes

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 52

1957 Color Combinations-Corrected

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 28

55 T-Bird Questions

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 39

1955 Assembly Line Photos-Part II

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 20

1955 Thunderbird-The Second Prototype

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 25

1957 Paint Colors 3rd member

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 43

1955 Thunderbird Test Track

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 24

1957 color combinations also see J/F 2005 pg 28

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 35

Vehicle Serial Number Check

  • Author: David Trucksess
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 39

1955 Thunderbird Pilot Model Production Study

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 28

Thunderbird Body Testing and Development

  • Author: John Smith
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 23

1955 Thunderbird crash test photos

  • Author: John Smith
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 23

Ethanol Problems for Early ‘Birds

  • Author: Albert Ciejka
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 32

Update- Lead Substitute Warning

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 42

Identity Theft

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 35

How Do I Use the Early Bird Technical Article Index on the CTCI Web Site?

  • Author: Jerry Wotel
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 34

Decoding the Data Plate

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 49

1956 Production Information ‘Z’ Color Available

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 30

Late ’57 T-Bird Question

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 44

1955 Early production story

  • Author: Bill Boyer
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 20

1956 Production Information

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 10

1957 ‘E’ Model survey

  • Author: Tom Stocks
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 8

Photo Document Tbird disassembly

  • Author: Old Cars Weekly
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 43

T-Bird Alarm System

  • Author: Bob Burchett
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 36

Authenticity – 1955 Data Plate

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 54

Authenticity – T-Bird VINs

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 50

Authenticity – 1955 District Codes

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 49

Production Codes on Data Plates

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 38

1955 Radio 12V Conversion

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 44

Radio Failure 1955

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 49

Cheapskate’s To Hoist

  • Author: Dick Chapman
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 42

Towing your T-Bird

  • Author: Old Cars Weekly
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 42

Authenticity – decoding the data plate

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 58

How to read the data plate

  • Author: Lin Somsak
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 31

Authenticity – data plate codes and more

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 52

Tachometer cable

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 47

Authenticity – hot engine problems

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 38

Authenticity – pulling a 312

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 48

Excellent radio modification

  • Author: Dick Flynn
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 41

How to refinish old license plates

  • Author: Jay Raine
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 28

Authenticity – data plate information

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 45

Authenticity – data plate

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 55

Authenticity – data plate translations

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 51

Inexpensive digital temperature readout

  • Author: Norm Brinkmeyer
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 41

Hesitation on acceleration

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 54

Thumbscrews – radio speaker

  • Author: Ray Miller
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 45

Converting the Thunderbird radio

  • Author: Bill Abate
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 49

Authenticity – Horn

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 42

Authenticity – inspection stamps

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 47

Production code

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 53

Authenticity – data plate translation

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 51

Authenticity – tachometer

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 55

Inaccurate readings on the temperature and fuel gauges

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 49

How to fix broken speedometer cables and electric clocks

  • Author: Old Cars
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 51

Hard starting problems

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 48

How not to be left at the side of the road

  • Author: Jay Raine
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 34

Town and country radio

  • Author: Al Vito
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 54

Clock repair

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 50

Authenticity – painted white clock hands

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 47

Hard starting

  • Author: Jay Raine
  • Year: 1998
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 37

Hard starting

  • Author: Bill Abate
  • Year: 1998
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 37

Windshield wiper and heater – water is pouring in my car

  • Author: Ken West
  • Year: 1998
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 44

Authenticity – data plates

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1997
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 49

Temperature gauge

  • Author: Bill Abate
  • Year: 1997
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 49

Air conditioning for your Thunderbird

  • Author: Tye Ouzounian
  • Year: 1996
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 34

Psst-want to buy some freon – black market

  • Author: Orange County Register
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 15

Psst–want to buy some freon

  • Author: Julie Halpert
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 15

Auto air conditioning – use it or lose it

  • Author: Pony Tales
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 47

Auto air conditioning – use it or lose it

  • Author: Golden Empire Mustang
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 47

1955 temperature gauge

  • Author: Oli Catalano
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 52

Antenna trunk hole location

  • Author: Merwyn Grace
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 51

Antenna hole location

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 51

Installing a CB radio in a Thunderbird

  • Author: Frank Bell
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 41

Fix those old wiper motors

  • Author: Edsel Owners Club
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 49

Freon-based air conditioners

  • Author: Charles Slack
  • Year: 1994
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 40

R-12 refrigerant

  • Author: Bay Area Mustang
  • Year: 1994
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 40

Improve speedometer accuracy

  • Author: Steve Gwilliam
  • Year: 1994
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 41

Freeing up heater controls

  • Author: Central Florida News
  • Year: 1994
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 29

Freon and air conditioning

  • Author: Dennis Baetz
  • Year: 1993
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 25

Authenticity Data Plate

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1993
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 21

312 engine identification

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1993
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 44

Hard starting 1955 or 1956

  • Author: William Crowell-Davis
  • Year: 1993
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 25

Thunderbird radios

  • Author: James Hill
  • Year: 1993
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 26

Noisy radios

  • Author: Old Cars
  • Year: 1992
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 27

Electric windshield wipers

  • Author: Richard Chapman
  • Year: 1992
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 22

What’s new for Thunderbirds – radio antenna

  • Author: Thunderbird Headquarters
  • Year: 1991
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 18

Failing window motor

  • Author: Nick Pepe
  • Year: 1990
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 27

AC condenser location

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1989
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 46

AC condenser cuts off air to the radiator

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1989
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 45

Radio problem

  • Author: Bob Struth, Jr.
  • Year: 1988
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 40

A 1955 Thunderbird data plate story

  • Author: Ford Johnson
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 19

Thunderbird clock repair

  • Author: Lloyd Van De Bogart
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 13

Hard starting

  • Author: Bob Struth, Jr.
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 38

Radio problem

  • Author: Bob Struth, Jr.
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 38

1957’s data plate codes, engine parts paint color

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1986
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 30

Another hard starting 1955 T-Bird

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1986
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 34

Auithenticity – 1955 color code

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1985
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 11

Restoration of a 1957

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1984
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 26

Information from the data plate

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1984
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 21

Temperature gauge and sending unit problems

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1984
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 24

Checking your windshield wiper motor

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1984
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 22

Changing data plate letters

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1983
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 26

Deviations of the data plate

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1983
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 19

Data Plate & inspector stamp information

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1983
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 16

Fuel and temperature gauges

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1983
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 24

Rear fender antenna location

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1983
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 34

Installation of a radio/cassette player

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1983
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 34

Rear fender antenna location

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1983
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 28

Production month codes 1955

  • Author: Ford Johnson
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 17

Ford assembly plant locations & codes 1955

  • Author: Ford Johnson
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 14

Sales districts & codes 1955

  • Author: Ford Johnson
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 13

Formats used for 1955 data plates

  • Author: Ford Johnson
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 12

Replacement data plate

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 19

Dealer code DC

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 25

Gauge problems in 12-volt conversion

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 32

Speedometer gearing to correct error

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 13

Hard starting due to 6-volt system poor shape

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 30

Hard starting due to overheating

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 22

Old cars & California smog inspection

  • Author: Editor
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 29

Missing data plate solution

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 20

Original factory invoices

  • Author: Editor
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 24

Correction factory invoices

  • Author: Bill Cornell
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 11

Speedometer problems

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 28

Repro instrument dials available

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 27

Speedometer calibration

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 26

Instrument dial and needle colors

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 26

Fuel gauge problem

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 26

Starting engine after long storage

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 26

Hard starting one more time

  • Author: Lawrence Hewson
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 10

Authenticity Archives

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 16

Good luck even with air conditioning

  • Author: Tommy Brooks
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 18

Air conditioner for 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 22

Data collector, Goldenrod 1955

  • Author: Steve Barnett
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 6

Erratic gas gauge 1955

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 36

12-volt conversion for 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 23

Auto to manual – speedometer problems

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 25

6/12-volt battery helps hard starting 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 30

Transmission slipping and no kick down

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 26

Antenna rear deck identification

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 27

Radio volume wire to distributor 1957

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 21

Rear deck antenna 1957

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 25

Trunk mount antenna placement

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 23

Authenticity Archives

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 28

6-volt air conditioner for 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 42

Air conditioning 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 39

Data plate replacement

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 40

Data plate data collector, Goldenrod 1955’s

  • Author: Steve Barnett
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 28

1955 T-Bird hard starting problem solutions

  • Author: R.W. Dickson
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 21

CB for 6-volt Thunderbird

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 24

Freeing up the heater controls

  • Author: Walt Nuckels
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 22

1957 out-of-sight air conditioner

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 38

Invoice, data deviation 1956

  • Author: Harry Tran
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 39

Data plate unusual

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 37

Data plate information

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 35

Instrument panel cleaning 1956

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 39

Heat gauge reverse reading

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 37

Carburetor, hard starting

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 27

Hard start 1955

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 35

Hard starting 1955-1956

  • Author: Lyle Fleming
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 21

Hard starting

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 38

Antenna installation location 1956

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 38

Antenna location 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 36

Home built alarms

  • Author: Ken Pavlicek
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 34

Air conditioning

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 30

Data plate decoding

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 20

Clock face removal 1956

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 29

Hard starting with 8-volt system

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 37

Hard starting 1955 – 1956

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 38

Hard starting 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 38

Start in park conversion

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 32

Radio repair

  • Author: Mike O'Neill
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 29

Use your Thunderbird stock antenna for CB radio

  • Author: Jack Jordan
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 19

CB radio & stock antenna

  • Author: Jack Jordan
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 19

AM/FM radio 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 30

Wiper motor, W/W

  • Author: T-Birds Inc
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 38

Wiper motor, W/W

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 38

Clock face removal 1956

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 29

Fan clutch used with air conditioning

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 42

Removing paint on data plate

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 32

Data Plate color

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 25

Data plate color

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 25

Engine dieseling

  • Author: Editor
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 20

Antenna, rear deck repair 1957

  • Author: Wilson Irvine
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 22

Radio

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 42

6-volt AM/FM radio

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 28

Windshield washers

  • Author: Charlie Henry
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 22

Wipers, vacuum

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 27

Vacuum wipers

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 27

Air conditioner, new & small

  • Author: Jerry Ambrose
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 43

Air conditioner cable routing

  • Author: Lance Herrington
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 17

Hard starting

  • Author: Norman Myers
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 7

Supercharge troubleshooting

  • Author: Ford Service Letter
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 17

Town & country radio to FM/AM

  • Author: Lance Herrington
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 12

Radio noise suppression capacity

  • Author: Mike Spalding
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 15

A lighter for your Thunderbird

  • Author: Joel Carpenter
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 22

E Model idle

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 16

Replacement for radio output transformer

  • Author: Ron Dow
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 44

Radio output transformer

  • Author: Ron Dow
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 44

Radio dial 1957

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 20

Clocks 1957 versus 1956

  • Author: Jesse Raine
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 47

Clock repair

  • Author: Peter Papademetriou
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 34

Free information and plans to air condition T’Bird without butchery

  • Author: Vern Gould
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 16

Air condition your Thunderbird without butchery

  • Author: Vern Gould
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 3

Fix headlight switch for panel dimming

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 12

Tachometer calibration service

  • Author: Ron Dow
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 34

Wandering temperature gauge

  • Author: J.G. Sketoe
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 42

Repairing speedometer drive

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 14

Make New instrument knobs

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 25

More on heat gauges

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 24

T-Bird and Ford heat gauges

  • Author: Bill Dickey
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 32

Replacing clock face

  • Author: Thomas McIntyre
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 42

Scratched clock and tachometer faces

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 15

Data plate decoding

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 9

Tachometer and speedometer cable routings

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 18

1957 clock repair stations list

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 4

Chronic hard starting on 1955

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 20

Stereo tape in a 1955

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 19

Speed compensated volume control radio

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 18

Radio on-off switches from Fords and Mercurys fit T’Bird radio

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 18

Texas clock repair station

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 36

Window and seat switches not working properly

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 18

Do-it-yourself cigarette lighter

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 18

Clock runs down battery

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 8

Getting hood open when hood release is inoperative

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 8

Air conditioner installation kit

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1971
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 21

Air conditioner on 6-volts

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1971
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 12

Data plates

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1971
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 22

Improve starting of 1955 Birds

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1971
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 3

1957 Ford radio not same as T-Bird radio

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1971
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 3

Tachometer drive

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 18

Make your tachometer talk

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 22

Turn indicator problems

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 24

Engine stalls at intersections

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 8

Replacement radio

  • Author: T. Brackeen
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 46

No AM-FM radio for Classic T-Bird

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 16

Cigarette lighter fuse

  • Author: Bird Calls
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 47

Non-canceling turn signal

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 15

Free clock repairs

  • Author: Jon Gaines
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 11

Power window and power seat switch and relays

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 17

Lighter for a 1955

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 21

Clock repair

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 10

Air conditioning a little bird

  • Author: Harold Smith
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 7

Keeping your cool

  • Author: John Ralph
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 6

6-volt air conditioned

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 13

Patent data plates

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 4

Junkyard temperature gauge

  • Author: Tom Lawford
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 15

Speedometer error

  • Author: T. Brackeen
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 11

Cold weather starting

  • Author: Jim Petrik
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 12

Paxton supercharger on 1957

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 9

Hard starting 1955

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 6

Clunk in automatic transmission

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 6

1955 starting problem

  • Author: Jerry Kramer
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 16

6-volt stereo

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 11

1954 Ford radio identical to 1955 T-Bird radio

  • Author: Editor
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 15

1957 radio repairs

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 2

Clock repair

  • Author: G. Gross
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 12

Clock repair

  • Author: Sam Neely
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 15

Cigarette lighter fuse

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 15

Wipers won’t shut off

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 11

Clock repairs

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 10

Installation of air conditioning

  • Author: Donald Jordan
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 4

Data plate information

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 6

Tachometer, reading versus road speed

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 2

Speedometer error

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 2

Clock repair

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 2

Starting problems

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 2

Starting problems

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 2

Radio repair

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 9

Comments on radio

  • Author: Editor
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 1

Repair of volumatic control

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 11

AM-FM radio

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 2

Preparing for concours

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 4

Data plate information

  • Author: Jim Petrik
  • Year: 1967
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 3

Clock repair

  • Author: Mike Neale
  • Year: 1967
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 3

Engine stalling

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1967
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 8

Data plate information

  • Author: Jim Petrik
  • Year: 1966
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 6

Speedometer replacement

  • Author: Harry Zapolski
  • Year: 1965
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 5

Reasons for backfiring

  • Author: Reg Kepler
  • Year: 1965
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 3

Carburetor fires

  • Author: Emil Purdes
  • Year: 1965
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 3

Clock exchange

  • Author: Ted Cain
  • Year: 1964
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 4

Tachometer usage

  • Author: Harry Zapolski
  • Year: 1964
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 2

Clock exchange

  • Author: Ted Cain
  • Year: 1964
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 8

Hidden antenna

  • Author: Randy Smith
  • Year: 1964
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 2

Preparing for economy runs

  • Author: Paul Lloyd
  • Year: 1964
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 8

Data plate information

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1963
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 6

Shifting by tachometer

  • Author: Skip Riggs
  • Year: 1963
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 4
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