Originality Specifications

1970 through 1971 Thunderbird

The following is an attempt to get some of the basic information regarding originality for Thunderbirds into the hands of all who want it and to do it for free.

If there is information you wish me to put here or if you find mistakes I should correct, please email me Here.

    ITEM DESCRIPTION 
1970 1971
Block, heads, intake, front cover, oil pan, 
water pump
Corporate Blue Corporate Blue
Air Cleaner  Corporate Blue Corporate Blue
Valve Covers Corporate Blue Corporate Blue
Oil Fill Cap black black
Power steering pump &
-----Reservoir--------
A/C cars have black remote reservoir
Corporate Blue Corporate Blue
Transmssion and bellhousing Aluminum natural Aluminum natural
Radiator and surge tank Corporate Blue Corporate Blue
Pan above radiator Gloss Black Gloss Black
Radiator hose clamps 

Heater hose clamps

Power brake vac hose clamps
Fan blade---without air cond. 

with air cond.

Windshield washer bag
Carb linkage
Engine compartment side walls
Firewall
Hood latches 
Hood hinges 
Hood Hinge springs
Starter 
Alternator 
Battery
Ignition Coil
Differential
Drive shaft
Shock absorbers
Rear springs
Front springs
Steering Linkage
Fuel Tank
General underbody
Convertible top frame
Headlight bulbs

AS YOU WILL NOTICE THIS IS VERY INCOMPLETE - - - - - - I INVITE ANY AND ALL OF YOU TO EMAIL ME YOUR IDEAS OF WHAT COULD ALL BE ADDED TO THE ABOVE CHART. ALSO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK IS CORRECT FOR THE ABOVE ITEMS. I WILL ADD THAT INFO AND SEE IF OTHERS CHALLENGE IT AND THEREBY GET THE GREATEST INPUT AS TO WHAT REALLY IS CORRECT.

jdrax@tds.net



disclaimer:

For you who think I am the expert I want to warn you that I do not know everything about these cars. I am only posting what has already been determined by a large group of Thunderbird Enthusiast to be as close to original as we know it. Each club has different rules that they judge cars by at the shows and if you are competing in a show or intend to I highly recommend that you contact the club and get a copy of their judging rules so as to be able to know what you should do to be competitive in their event.

I also feel it is the clubs duty to provide these guidlines for its members so as to hold a fair judging for all participants. This has been my stand on this issue for many years and I feel it is one of the weakest areas of all the clubs for the '58 and up Thunderbirds.

To improve this situation I urge each of you to contact your club hierarchy and bug them to increase their efforts in this area. As members and car owners the main thing we want in a club is information flow. Become active and get the info flowing.

That is what this website is all about. Please excuse any mistakes and help make the improvements with me.