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1957 Ford Thunderbird on 2040-cars

US $20,000.00
Year:1957 Mileage:1350 Color: Red /
 Black
Location:

Lincoln, Delaware, United States

Lincoln, Delaware, United States

Feel free to ask me any questions about the car : corneliusctteague@ukcampers.com .

This is one out 1,363 of the rarest Ford Thunderbird manufactured in 1957 the E-code , they came with 312 Y-block
with dual Holley teapot carburetors. This vehicle began as a full restoration project 3 years ago, there has been a
lot of hours and funds invested into this build . This build did not begin as a concord build and was not planned
to be one . It has been a journey just getting this bird to this point in which finishing the body it is ready to
go on a rotisserie to complete it properly and then assembly in which we have interior door cards and panels also
the seat cover and various parts in which i'll attempt to add all in the pics. We do have the soft top roof also
and hard top as in pictures. I will be updating the info or answer any questions about this vehicle as possible for
those whom have interest.
Thanks for looking
Upate;
The engine is a fresh full rebuild and has never been started both carbs were just overhauled and all parts
anodized . The transmission and torque converter have been rebuilt . Engine and trans were done by highly reputable
technicians and if needed you could discuss the overhaul and rebuilds with them. At this time the chassis is
separated from the body still if needed i will mate them for transporting. The frame has be replaced with a frame
direct from a 1957 T-Bird from Marvin Hills Thunderbird specialist out of Ohio. The original frame had been
modified and X was cut in which weakened the strength of it's structure to the point of loss of safety to being
road worthy so we replaced if something or a part we had doubt about it was replaced.
Thanks again.
Upate of info:
Would like to describe the body, it's pretty solid, it needs drivers side floor pan and rocker and passenger rocker
only a little repair around rear wheel wells. I'm trying to set up a link for added pictures. Will have it ready
shortly.

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Ford to update Sync, MyFord Touch software... again

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:01:00 EST

Ford hasn't had the best luck with its MyFord Touch and Sync systems, as the finicky infotainment system has been subject to a critical whooping while customer issues have helped sink Ford's IQS scores. The automaker has made a concerted effort, though, to try and fix MyFord Touch. And while the results have been mixed, The Blue Oval is hoping its latest free update, set to go live next week, will make things better.
According to a report from The Detroit News, the new system promises streamlined voice commands with fewer levels between opening query and actual result. Ford is also addressing where certain options are selected on the touchscreen. Rather than working one of the four quadrants on the homescreen, users will be able to select anywhere within the quadrant to make adjustments.
While it might only be a band-aid for MFT's problems, the fact that Ford is still trying to improve it is a promising sign. It's going to take more than just this update to address the system's ills, though.

Ford F-250 boots Cadillac Escalade from atop thieves' most-wanted list

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:01:00 EST

The Ford F-Series has been America's best-selling truck for decades, but along with the good comes the bad, apparently. In addition to being popular with consumers, the Highway Loss Data Institute notes that the F-Series Super Duty has risen in popularity among thieves. Based on its new study, the four-wheel drive crew cab F-250 Super Duty has topped the list for the country's highest rate of insurance theft claims, knocking the Cadillac Escalade from the top spot - a distinction the luxury SUV has held since this annual report was first established in 2003.
To reach its findings, HLDI looks at theft data from the previous three model years (in this case 2010-2012) to determine the frequency of claims for a particular make and mode,l as well as the average payment per claim. As the report points out, the claims aren't always for the theft of the entire vehicle - they can include components (say, wheels and tires) or property taken from the vehicle. At seven claims per 1,000 insured vehicles, the F-250 is six times more likely to suffer a theft claim than the average vehicle.
The Cadillac likely dropped from the top of the list to sixth due to additional theft-prevention features including a steering wheel lock and inclination sensor for the alarm, but GM's other fullsize trucks and SUVs still occupy eight of the list's 10 spots. Some of the least stolen vehicles with below-average loss payments include the Lexus HS250h, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V and Dodge Journey. Head on over to the HLDI's website for the full list that shows the most and least popular vehicles among thieves from 2010 through 2012.

Is it time for American carmakers to give up on dual-clutch transmissions? [w/poll]

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:31:00 EST

Last week, in the midst of Detroit's first days seeking relief in Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code, Automotive News contributor Larry P. Vellequette penned an editorial suggesting that American car companies raise the white flag on dual clutch transmissions and give up on trying to persuade Americans to buy cars fitted with them. Why? Because, Vellequette says, like CVT transmissions, they "just don't sound right or feel right to American drivers." (Note: In the article, it's not clear if Vellequette is arguing against wet-clutch and dry-clutch DCTs or just dry-clutch DCTs, which is what Ford and Chrysler use.) The article goes on to state that Ford and Chrysler have experimented with DCTs and that both consumers and the automotive press haven't exactly given them glowing reviews, despite their quicker shifts and increased fuel efficiency potential compared to torque-converter automatic transmissions.
Autoblog staffers who weighed in on the relevance of DCTs in American cars generally disagreed with the blanket nature of Vellequette's statement that they don't sound or feel right, but admit that their lack of refinement compared to traditional automatics can be an issue for consumers. That's particularly true in workaday cars like the Ford Focus and Dodge Dart, both of which have come in for criticism in reviews and owner surveys. From where we sit, the higher-performance orientation of such transmissions doesn't always meld as well with the marching orders of everyday commuters (particularly if drivers haven't been educated as to the transmission's benefits and tradeoffs), and in models not fitted with paddle shifters, it's particularly hard for drivers to use a DCT to its best advantage.
Finally, we also note that DCT tuning is very much an evolving science. For instance, Autoblog editors who objected to dual-clutch tuning in the Dart have more recently found the technology agreeable in the Fiat 500L. Practice makes perfect - or at least more acceptable.