1963-earlier engine ID tags - Pictures Needed

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Alan H. Tast
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1963-earlier engine ID tags - Pictures Needed

Post by Alan H. Tast » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:56 pm

Those of you who've been following a series of articles Scott Logan and I have been placing in the Club's magazine, Thunderbird Scoop, on engine bay decals and authenticity for '50s-'70s T-birds may be interested in knowing that we have a new article coming out in the May-June issue which will focus on the paper engine ID labels used on the fronts of surge tanks for '64-'66 and on valve covers for '67-'71s. In conjunction with this, we're putting out a call for good photos of the fiber/cardboard tags used from 1955 through the early '60s and aluminum engine ID tags that were bolted to the engine starting at the beginning of January 1964 (if not earlier), both on and off the car, in order to chronicle their development and codes found/used on them. We only have a couple of pics of '64 tags and no '65 or post-'66 ones, so if you can help out please PM me for my email address so that you can forward some. Thanks in advance.
Alan H. Tast, AIA
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Vintage Thunderbird Club Int'l.
Author, "Thunderbird 1955-1966" & "Thunderbird 50 Years"
1963 Hardtop & 1963 Sports Roadster

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Re: 1963-earlier engine ID tags - Pictures Needed

Post by Royce Richmond » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:31 pm

Alan, where is the metal tag located on a 66? I have a 390 that has never been removed for overhaul so maybe it is still there. Royce

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Re: 1963-earlier engine ID tags - Pictures Needed

Post by Alan H. Tast » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:44 am

Royce Richmond wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Alan, where is the metal tag located on a 66? I have a 390 that has never been removed for overhaul so maybe it is still there. Royce
On a '66 it should be under a bolt near the front of the intake manifold on the driver's side.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16768 in the '64-'66 section has more info on the '64-'66 tags.
Alan H. Tast, AIA
Technical Director/Past President,
Vintage Thunderbird Club Int'l.
Author, "Thunderbird 1955-1966" & "Thunderbird 50 Years"
1963 Hardtop & 1963 Sports Roadster

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