61-63 data plate information

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Post by surfmurf » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:45 pm

Mr. Harris - you persist. Please reread my message. I did NOT say your response was erroneous. I acknowledged it answered my questions.
Addressing me with your tactful dig as a 2 ft tall, blue, cartoon character is not at all the way to establish a 'friendship'. I AM NOT Smurf, thank you. I am a 6 ft tall, 70 yr old, white (not blue) male; a disable veteran; a holder of a commendation from a President of the United States and a citation from a Pope, amongst others. One who believes respect is earned.
Further I do not have 4 posts, I have ONE. If an edit generates a new post, than I'd think that recording method might need to be tweeked.

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Post by TsNStangs » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:39 pm

OK, guys.
All sides have been heard. As my last post stated, we're putting this whole line of discussion to rest. Any further responses will be deleted.
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Post by TIKIVILLE » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:59 pm

Just wondering if these "DATA PLATES" are available anywhere?
What I mean is my car has been repainted at some point and mine is gone ,I would like another one dig?
Anybody know of any?

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Post by redstangbob » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:05 am

Marti should have what you want. look at replacement tags
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Thank you !

Post by TIKIVILLE » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:25 pm

That's one more for the friendly folks on this site!
Thank you for the link...

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Post by nbaum » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:05 pm

Here's another source for the Data plate. I got a plate from each source and they both were excellent. Marti's was a lot cheaper the last time I checked but that could have changed.
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Re: 61-63 data plate information

Post by ICON 1961 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:50 pm

Today was a nice sunny day I brought out my T Bird for the neighbors to gaze at it, I also gave me room to get her out and extend the big doors so I wanted to take a picture of the Data Plate, I want to decifer the codes so bear with me and let me know if this is correct.

Vin # 1Y71Z169586 1 (1961 model year) Y (Wixom Assembly) 71 (Tudor Hard Top) Z (8 cycl) 1 (1961) 69,586 (production # )
DATA Plate (63A (Body Style) Tudor Hardtop) (M (color)Corinthian White) (55 (trim) Red Interior) (31G (date) July 31 1961 Monday) (4 (trans) 3 SpeedCruise -O-Matic) (6 (axle) 300:1)
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Re: 61-63 data plate information

Post by orthodoc » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:44 pm

Is the VIN stamped on the engine itself anywhere or just in the engine bay?
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Re: 61-63 data plate information

Post by 60fore » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:21 am

NO VIN stamping on the engine for T-Birds of this period. Date codes on some engine parts, but no real way to tell if they are original to a particular car. So if somebody tells you their Bulletbird is "matching numbers" you can cheerfully respond "Bravo Sierra!"
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