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1 Volume 25 Number 6 May / June 2016

2 A Chapter of the International Thunderbird Club Thunderbirds of Queensland Inc. PO Box 505 Mt Gravatt QLD 4122 Membership dues are $40 per annum. Fees payable on April 1 each year. Club magazine SOUNDS OF THUNDER is published bi-monthly and distributed electronically. Contributions are encouraged and should be ed to the Editor: Join the TOQinc Facebook Group The Thunderbirds of Queensland Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of Thunderbird passenger vehicles built by the Ford Motor Company. 2

3 4 President s Report 5 Club Calendar 6 Events Calendar 6 Editors Report 8 New Members 9 RAAF Heritage Centre Open Day 12 Logan PCYC Car Show 14 OBSESSION - A Thunderbird Addiction 18 Atkinson Dam 20 Technical Talk - Autolite Carburetors 22 Fine Iron Hot Rod, Bike Show and Swap 23 Parts and Service 25 Classifieds 26 Merchandise On the cover.. Obsession a 1979 Thunderbird Lowrider.. The boxy shaped mid sized 70s American cars have proved very popular with the lowrider scene the Thunderbird was no exception with its compact styling luxurious interior and glamorous looks.. 3

4 4 I have a philosophy that there is a song for every event in life. Thanks to Kieran for his posting on the Thunderbirds of Queensland Facebook page regarding his kind words for the previous committee, "You took the words right outta my mouth" by Meatloaf springs to mind.. Wonderful work by all. Congratulations. I suspect my elevation to President was to keep my hands off the Club's funds before my Visa bill arrived from a recent trip to Asia. I can assure you all that Libby & Barry Ralph will not be moving to Singapore after I was told you require an $80,000 COE (Certificate of Entitlement) to purchase ONE vehicle which enables you to purchase a suburban hack which can cost up to $100,000. At 10 years of age you can kiss that car goodbye. However they do offer a "red plate" registration that gives you the option of only travelling between 7pm and 7am which is really great if you are a Butcher, a Baker or you suffer from insomnia? Shannons have lobbied the Government to modify their 25 year importation scheme which has a fixed date of Jan 1st 1989 and applies to exotic, rare, classic, collectable and special purpose vehicles. Sure sounds like Thunderbirds fall into ALL of the above categories. The proposal is to change the scheme to a rolling 25 year rule which sounds logical to me. I am sure you all have stories that would interest our members, so I am asking if you find the time to pop off an to me with YOUR story. I would love to hear what inspired you to own a Thunderbird? Was it a car show, a magazine article, a TV show, an American car magazine or something else. Let us all know. Oh, we now have the best Treasurer in place that Australia ever had.. NO! not Paul Keating, but Bill McGregor who was an enormous help in easing me into that role and keeping an eye on me for the past year. I think he has allowed me to keep on with our Raffles, which have provided a lot of laughs and funds for the Club's coffers. Donations have already began flowing in from Doug along with Thunderbird mugs from Bill McG and thanks to Merron's sharp eyes, I have purchased a 90x60cm canvas print of a green '57 Bird parked outside a Texaco fuel stop. I can't finish off without giving credit to Johnny for producing simply the best Club Magazine I have ever seen. If he was doing it as a profession he would probably be on $140,000+ pa and driving a company BMW, which I am sure he would trade in on a another Thunderbird. May the 'Birds fly high... Ted 3

5 May June July 6th 8th 22nd 3rd 11th 26th 1st 3rd 17th Club Committee Meeting & Social Night: Barry and Libby Ralph s place 7.30pm Bring a plate. CLUB RUN: Scenic Rim Cruise via Tamborine Village, Mundoolan and Beaudesert to Veresdale Hotel for lunch. Meet Palmdale Shopping Centre Logan Rd opposite Garden City 8.00am for 8.30am departure. Run Coordinator Barry Ralph CLUB RUN: 2016 Mac s Bridge Sports and Classic Car Festival. Qld Rifle Assoc Belmont Range 1485 Old Cleveland Rd Belmont. Meet Autobarn Wynnum Rd Cannon Hill 7.00am for 7.30am departure to arrive at show as a group. Run Coordinator Doug McCammon Club Committee Meeting & Social Night: Bill and Lyn Flanagan s place 7.30pm Bring a plate. Cooly Rocks On lunch time club member catchup. Flames Restaurant and Bar on second floor Twin Towns Services Club Tweed Heads 12.00pm This is great way to catch up with members we don t often see Contact: Bill McGregor CLUB RUN: Laidley Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival Swap meet and markets.. then onto Royal Hotel Gatton for lunch Meet BP Truck Stop Boundary Rd Rocklea 7.30am for 8.00am departure Run Coordinator Ted Stocks Club Committee Meeting & Social Night: Dennis & Merron s place 7.30pm Bring a plate. CLUB RUN: Muscle on the Mountain Show and Shine. Maleny Show Grounds Stanley River Rd. 9am to 1:30pm Raising awareness of men's health. Proceeds to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Gold coin entry. Meet Shell Nudgee 7.15am Depart 7.30am second meeting point BP Caboolture Northbound 7.30am for 8.00am departure with Nudgee group. Run Coordinator Ted Stocks CLUB RUN: All Ford Day Willowbank Raceway Meet BP Truck Stop Boundary Rd Rocklea 7.00am for 7.30am departure Run Coordinator Johnny 1965 Thunderbird Sedan Delivery 5

6 Get those rides out on the road and have some fun... May June July 1st - David Hack Memorial Classic Aircraft and Car meet. Toowoomba Airport Aerotech Hangar Spitfire St Toowoomba. 15th - Fine Iron Rod and Custom Club 23rd Annual Hot Rod, Car and Bike Show and Swap Meet Ebbw Vale Soccer Grounds Ipswich (see flyer inside) 21st - Laidley Show and Swap Meet Laidley Show Grounds. 21st & 22nd 46th Queensland Hot Rod Show Convention Centre South Brisbane 3rd - 13th - Cooly Rocks On Nostalgia Festival Coolangatta. Cars, music and all things vintage.. 11th - 12th - 2 Days of Thunder Historic Racing Queensland Raceway Willowbank. Practice Friday. Racing Saturday and Sunday. 9th - 13th - Downunder Beachfest Caloundra Cruising, Show n Shine and car events All details 25th - Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival Main Street Laidley.. Street Party, Show n Shine, Vintage Markets. Starts 3.00pm all details here: 3rd - All American Independence Day Lakeside Raceway Gates open 7.30am 17th - All American Car Show and Swap Meet. Rocklea Show Grounds. All details available here th - Lakeside Classic.. Historic Racing + Show n Shine Lakeside Raceway Kurwongbah $30 entry includes Show n Shine. Friday Nights Elizabeth Street Shops, Acacia Ridge. Harry s Diner Old School Night every Friday Village Rock Diner 1st Friday of the month 512 Warwick Rd Yamanto Saturday Nights Luv My Fish, Browns Plains Rd, Opp Grand Plaza. Yank Tank Display/Cruise In 2nd Saturday of the month Masters Old Coach Rd Upper Coomera Rodders Rumble Cannon Hill Plaza next to Hungry Jacks from 6pm every 3rd Saturday 6 Ol Skool Cars n Muscle Machines 1st Saturday of the month. Westfield North Lakes Cnr Anzac Ave & North Lakes Drive

7 This issue of Sounds of Thunder marks the end of an era. After 25 years we are no longer having a printed magazine. The offer last financial year of an electronic magazine at a reduced membership fee proved very popular with over half the membership taking up that method of delivery. Postage and printing costs are on the rise but as you can imagine the big thing for me is the time required to produce a bi-monthly magazine of this size then getting it printed and posted away. Moving to an electronic magazine will give myself and future editors a more flexible platform for creating a magazine that still has plenty of content but also a size that personal time allows. As I have mentioned before, if you do not have access to the internet or have no address I will endeavour to get the newsletter to you by post. If this affects you please contact me to discuss on I d like to thank our previous Secretary Doug for the effort he has put in of late organising club runs. Both Doug and Lyn Flanagan have also assisted me greatly by writing run reports for the magazine. We have gained four new members in the past 6 weeks. Geoff Crawhall 56 Thunderbird, Doug Appleton 57 Thunderbird, Ben Lawley 59 Edsel Ranger 4 Door Hardtop and Rod Hannaford 66 Galaxie Door Hardtop. Welcome to the club guys.. You can see their rides on the new members page. The 2016 Annual General meeting was held at Dennis and Merron s on Sunday April 3rd. There was a smaller than usual gathering but we still managed to come up with a new committee that will serve the club well for the next 12 months. Congratulations to Ted Stocks for his appointment to Club President. Ted was Treasurer last year and did a great job always showing lots of enthusiasm. He will make a great leader of our club. Bill Flanagan remains as Vice President. Darryl Heiner has been elected our new Secretary. Darryl is no stranger to the club committee holding many positions over the years. Its great to have him back on board. Bill McGregor takes back the Treasurers position after a twelve month break. Its fantastic to have Bill back on the committee again. His input in all matters TOQ is always valued. Lyn Flanagan takes over the Merchandise Officer position and Dennis remains Dating Officer. Magazine Editor, Web Admin and Public Relations Yep! you guessed it.. 7

8 Ben Lawley 59 Edsel Ranger Doug Appleton 57 Thunderbird Geoff Crawhall 56 Thunderbird Rod Hannaford 66 Galaxie 500 8

9 RAAF Heritage Centre Amberley Open Day 9 This run was initiated through the Caboolture Regional Car Club and the event went off extremely well thanks to organiser Lance Haslewood. I decided to take my 3 cars, 63 Tbird, 79 Cougar and 68 Chev the second two driven by my son Luke and his mate Simon both of course extremely trustworthy. We left from Tamborine at approx 6.30 am. On arrival to the Southside meeting place at McDonalds / Repco car park Goodna we found a reasonable number of cars had already arrived and they kept coming and what and interesting mix. McDonalds had a good clientele of breakfast and coffee lovers on the go for some time. Finally Lance got the gathering of people together to explain the procedure on arrival etc. It was hard to do a car count but must have been in the order of 90 plus. TOQ had a presentation of 16 Cars, nice to see. Barry and Libby driving his 2 favourite Lincolns. Departure was on time. The convoy travelled to the far left giving lots of pleasure to the passing traffic. The arrival area had a surprise to those who haven t been to Amberley before, an F111C under cover out front heading towards the entry gate. It definitely created some looking over and of course a lot of pictures. The arrival of the 5 car clubs took up all the car park area plus some. The instructions were we had to wait until Inspection by security. The time frame to see the necessary security people was somewhat drawn out. We finally got 4 security personal out to start inspection of our paperwork and the personal check off including Drivers ID. It did take a little time for these guys to sort themselves out. After entering the main gates we were all directed via various staff to the display area of the Museum Hangers. Man what a great display of vehicles. I must say for anyone who likes Australian RAAF aircraft and the history this museum is really something and again F111C aircraft in one of the hangers with display missiles and bombs etc. Amongst all this various people basically all retired RAAF Guys there to answer questions. What a well-organized event and lots to see. The general public entering this event also had the bonus of all the Classic type cars in the same area. Food and drinks were available on site including souvenir items as well of various types.

10 After entering the main gates we were all directed via various staff to the display area of the Museum Hangers. Man what a great display of vehicles. I must say for anyone who likes Australian RAAF aircraft and the history this museum is really something and again F111C aircraft in one of the hangers with display missiles and bombs etc. Amongst all this various people basically all retired RAAF Guys there to answer questions. What a well-organized event and lots to see. The general public entering this event also had the bonus of all the Classic type cars in the same area. Food and drinks were available on site including souvenir items as well of various types. You certainly couldn t complain about the presentation of the display in the Hangers and the staff. The weather was also a delight (hot) as well which added to the overall day. People started to move out around about midday but you needed to ask for the boundary gate to be opened by staff members another part of the security in place. I also learnt that this open day is on the same day of each month for those who aren t aware. 10 The Boston Bomber which was on display in the right hand north side hanger of the museum area with the Jeep alongside was one of two presented to the Australian Government by the PNG Government some years ago to refurbish. These aircraft were taken from a swamp with apparently with minimal damage. I saw them in the rebuild stage about 18 years ago. The agreement after completion was one to be retained by Australia which was sent to Avalon RAAF Base in Victoria. Also part of the agreement was that Australia had to supply the funds to build a hanger by the PNG Government. The funds supplied the Hanger not built so consequently the plane is on display at Amberley.

11 A fantastic day was had by all that attended and again thank you to Lance from the Caboolture Regional Car Club for inviting us along.. Cheers Doug Opening hours: The third Sunday of every month 9:00am - 3:00pm Every Tuesday and Thursday between 9.00am and 3.00pm for group tours by prior Arrangement.. 11

12 2016 LOGAN PCYC Car Show 12 Once again we had nice weather for this event and everything went smoothly with the same allocated spot as we had last year with 11 cars turning up. Thanks to those who attended. I had assembled the Gazebos and flags already for the arrival of the majority of cars (thanks to a friend who is not a club member). Thanks to Barry and Libby for bringing the Cougar and the Chev to help make up the numbers. It was also nice to see Terry Street up from the Coast in his nicely presented 62 Bird. After a time when we had relaxed we were approached by the Eliminator s car Club with the suggestion of the organizer that we would assist with the Judging of the vehicles. Hard to say no but we agreed with some reluctance. 3 of us volunteered Doug Mac, Barry Ralph and Phil Rhodes Teaming off with Eliminators members. We were briefed on the method of point selections and allotted an area. This certainly was an interesting side of things judging cars to the finer points. As usual some nice presented vehicles on site. The judging of cars started about 10 am and we met at the main office PCYC club rooms at approx.; 11.15am to deliberate on the trophy winners. Interesting procedure to say the least; 18 trophies to be presented. 3 for Bikes 15 for Cars. This process took approx. 1 ½ hours. It also turned out that Libby won a prize for the Chev Impala Coupe Pre 1980 class. Generally it was reported that the numbers were down compared to other years. It appeared that there was some additional Trade stands on site. The band was also good with its selection of music. During the day we were also approached by an Eliminators member with a Ford Torino who was interested in joining TOQ. Gave him contact details... Cheers Doug

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14 1979 Thunderbird Obsession 14 A Thunderbird Addiction.. In 1977, the seventh generation of Ford s Thunderbird was born, and this model was the first model in T-Bird history to be downsized. This downsizing trend would continue for the next few years, as Ford would begin to test the waters in the mid-size car platform, spawning cars like the Gran Torino Elite series. Ford also wanted to find out if the public would accept a Thunderbird that was sized like Chevy s Monte Carlo. Though the Elite ended up selling quite well, this new T-Bird model would put it in the shade. Compared to the models, the was a 1,000 pounds lighter and much more-economical, exhibiting size reductions in almost every dimension, including the overall length and width of the car. The 1979 Ford Thunderbird was the last of the Torino Bird models. With its jet set lines and plush interiors, it may have seemed more like a luxury sedan than the kind of sports performance car consumers expected from the T-Bird. These cars were everywhere, and the dealers made financing easy, so the 79 T-Bird became a great choice for Lowrider enthusiasts. It became common to see these cars at the malls, the Boulevards, and at the local car shows during the late 70 s and early 80 s. Before owning the T-Bird that you see below, Albert Michel of Bassett, CA, had one of these dream machines, although it was a long time ago days before he got married. Over time, the car was put aside, Albert forgot about it, and one day it totally disappeared altogether. Although he never found out what happened to it, he told himself that he would one day get another one. Albert kept his promise to himself, and stayed focused on it; the car became his Obsession.

15 15 A little legwork was all it took to get Albert back in the game. I found this car in the Penny Saver, back in 1999, he says. The car was from Pico Rivera, CA, and it showed signs that there was a big Rottweiler adult dog using it as a home or doghouse. Boy was that dog upset when they foreclosed on his house, right [out from] under him for $500.00, Albert Jokes.. This five-year project represents a true pledge to the Lowrider artform of the 1970 s. After many frustrating years of coming back from car shows empty handed, Albert was finally ready to make his mark, so he got started on building his dream T-Bird. Due to the extremely worn down condition of the car, this ride was completely restored from the bottom up. This meant the T-Bird would have to receive a complete overhaul, which left Albert with the task of custom painting the chassis frame, as well as the interior. Albert chose the House of Color Hot Pink Pearl base color for this project, due to the fact that he was looking to build this car for his wife, Jennifer. He figured that this color choice would represent her well when she drove the T-Bird to shows. The unique old school graphics that Buggs laid out on this car attract attention no matter where the car is, drawing stares of admiration from the streets as well the shows. Now that the exterior of the car was up to par, it was time to put a little elbow grease into the interior. The car was sent out to Tony s Upholstery, in the City of Industry, where they wrapped the interior in lavender tones, complementing the exterior of the car. The finished interior would look much better than the one that originally came inside this Americanmade beauty. A nice touch was the stitching of the Thunderbird on the seats, which the crew added in a tri-color scheme that tied the inside of the car to the outside.

16 16 Albert took his time putting the hydraulic hard line system in. He went to master tuber and hydraulic expert Richard Jaquez, of Evergreen Hydraulics in Victorville, who installed a reliable basic setup. This 48-volt system was low maintenance, and would also work well for Albert s wife. This set up was done in a few weeks, since the basic setup turned into a longer project than anticipated, as Albert kept adding more and more upgrades to the car. These upgrades included molding the suspension, and adding chrome to the original setup. This clean build lived up to Albert s expectations, and he remains proud of the hard work it took for the T-Bird to come to life. The car was built for my wife, Jennifer, but I drive it the most, he says, beaming with pride. He is also a proud member of Perspective Car Club, which includes his close friends, as well as their wives. The Obsession T-Bird paint colors are simply eye-catching, and everywhere we drive it, it is sure to be a people pleaser for all ages. I found that finishing and now maintaining the car has truly been an Obsession for me, and whatever it needed, it was done. This is the car that took my money, he laughs. Hopefully the torch can be passed down in the future, once the kids are old enough to be part of it. Passing on our lifestyle is a good way to save our culture. If we can include our kids in what we love to do, maybe they ll share our passion. Keep up the good work, and maybe one day we will be reading about your kids in the pages of Lowrider!

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18 Atkinson Dam What a lovely day to take the Classics for a run through the Brisbane Valley on a very warm sunny April Sunday... We met at Rocklea BP. and set off at 8.30 for the drive to our morning tea stop at the Famed Fernvale Bakery. We all selected a snack from the vast range of goodies on offer at the bakery, YUM! Continuing on to Atkinson Dam to find plenty of parking spots and a good shelter for our lunch. Very few other day trippers as the water level is quite low so no water sports allowed at the moment. I must say the area is a great spot for a car photo shoot. Even though we were only a small group of 5 Cars ( 10 people ) everyone enjoyed the outing. Great to see Karin and Craig come along back from their travels. Some very spirited conversation covering from the upcoming US elections and how to attract more along on our club runs. All in all a great day was had by all. Thank you to everyone for coming along and supporting your club. Bill & Lyn. 18

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20 Ford Autolite Carburetors Affordable Mid-Range CFM Power Feature Article from Hemmings Motor News November, Jim O'Clair Lots of performance enthusiasts talk about upgrading their classic car or improving the performance of their older engine by adding an aftermarket four-barrel carburetor. We have featured articles about Holley, Rochester and Carter four-barrel carburettor, which can be found on many donor cars and adapted to your vehicle. However, the same can be said for Autolite four-barrel carburetors. Ford production cars used these carburetors extensively for many years. While Autolite may not have the same reputation as other original or aftermarket units, they have proved themselves to be just as efficient as any of the other name-brand carburetors out there, if installed and maintained properly. Originally installed on the Ford 312 V-8 engines in 1957, the first-generation Autolite model was referred to as a model Use of this square-bore four barrel continued on numerous eight-cylinder configurations until finally phased out in The model 4100 Autolite four-barrels are a very low-maintenance carburetor, once they have been set up properly, and the one-piece cast design of the fuel bowl means the chances of any leaks in the center section of the carburetor are nonexistent. Experienced mechanics have stated that you can remove the top section of a 4100 Autolite carburetor and adjust the floats while the car is running. You can locate an Autolite 4100 in these production cars and trucks: 1957 Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird with 1958-'60 Ford and Edsel 332, 352 and 361 engines 1961-'65 Ford 390 (including Police Interceptor) 1962-'63 Mercury engines 1963-'64 Ford and Mercury engines 1963-'65 Fairlane, '64-'65 Comet and '65 Mustang with 1965-'66 Mercury with 410 and engines 1957-'65 Ford HD trucks with 272, 292, 330 and engines 1966-'69 Thunderbird with 428 and engines 20

21 21 Autolite 4100 carburetors were available in two primary bore sizes. Depending on engine size and application, you would find either 1.08-inch bore diameter or 1.12-inch. Both automatic- and manual-choke versions of the 4100 were built, although most manual choke listings for Autolite four-barrels were limited to trucks and the 289 "K" motors, and power ratings varied between 475 cfm and 600 cfm. A unique feature of the Autolite four-barrels is that they were the first carburetor to incorporate an annular discharge booster venturi back in the late '50s. An annular discharge booster is a ring of multiple discharge holes located higher in the venturis than your typical straight-leg or down-leg single-hole venturi. This leads to better fuel atomization, and better fuel atomization leads to higher top-end horsepower. The annular design also creates more vacuum; which helps to draw fuel more efficiently. Annular discharge-equipped carburetors can also run smaller jets, because they are more fuel efficient. Many styles of aftermarket carburetors have been adapted to annular-discharge venturis for racing applications. In fact, Holley paid Ford for the use of this venturi design for many years before finally eventually buying the design from Ford when they converted to fuel injection. Although many Autolite units were swapped years ago for a Holley 4150 or 4160, restorers and muscle car enthusiasts are now looking for these original equipment units to complete an authentic Ford restoration. In 1966, Ford started using the second version of the Autolite four barrel, referred to as the This model incorporated some design improvements, and Ford and Mercury used the 4300 models up into Some 1974 pickups equipped with a 460 engine also used a 4300 carburetor, but Ford discontinued use of the 4300 in Ford and Mercury passenger cars in that year. Autolite 4300 carburetors came originally on these vehicles: 1966-'74 Ford Lincoln and Mercury cars with 302, 351, 410, 429 and engines (1970-'74 Mustang 351C and Boss 351 used a model 4300D spread-bore style carburetor.) Ford trucks and Lincoln cars continued to use Autolite four-barrels with a third generation carburetor referred to as the model Lincolns and trucks with the engine continued to use the 4350 until Autolite four-barrels, especially the 4100 models, can be used in any vehicles where a square-bore four-barrel is currently being used. Some applications may require the use of a tapered port adapter to get the correct barrel spacing and mate to your existing manifold. Many aftermarket suppliers have this adapter available. This means that although Autolite four-barrels were featured on Ford vehicles, there is no reason you can't install one on your GM or Mopar manifold, if you are looking for a good, reliable carburetor and do not need more than 600-cfm. If you're a Ford enthusiast looking to return your car to its original configuration, or if you're just looking for an inexpensive and easy-to-tune medium-cfm four-barrel, the Autolite 4000 series carburetor might be the unit you've been looking for. It can be a carburetor large enough for most small-blocks, without costing extra money at the gas pump. It's also easy to adjust and can be modified to varying driving or racing conditions. 17

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23 We have compiled a list of repair or service shops who have been found to be of great help in the restoration of our Classic Cars, this is not a commercial ad nor do the Thunderbirds of QLD Inc. take any responsibility for workmanship or service! However if you have found a good shop that has provided what you require then let us know and we shall list them for others to try out. EXHAUST INNOVATIONS - Custom Exhaust Systems. 5/33 Steel St Capalaba ANNVID Auto Upholsterers - 24 Smith St Capalaba COL ROBINSON & CO - Power Steering Boxes 2/19 Kitchener Rd Kedron Ph GLEN HENDERSON - Parts & Advice Anything Thunderbird. Greenbank KEITH 4 WHEELS - Whitewall tyres, wheels and quality wheel alignments by Kiwi Pete. 11 Smallwood St Underwood INNOVATIVE AUTO DESIGN - Specialising in compliancing of American & European Classic Cars. 3/14 Lapis St Underwood or MODIFICATION PLATES - Club member Luke McCammon fully licensed engineer for all your blue plate needs. Contact Doug McCammon for info and bookings KNIGHTS OLD SCHOOL BRAKES SERVICE - Wynnum Ph OZ RODS - Hot Rod and Street Machine Specialists BRIAN ARMSTRONG AIRCONDITIONING AH NO BULL ACCESSORIES - Hard wearing vehicle accessories.. molded carpets for classic & European cars 18 Ferguson St Underwood

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25 1970 Mercury Cougar - 351W, FMX Auto, 9 Inch Diff, Upgraded MSD Ignition and twin thermo fans for cooling, 100 amp alternator, duel fuel. Everything works on the car including the A/C. The Heater Cores have been removed. Car is RHD and drives and steers well. I believe it was converted to RHD in Ipswich in early 70s. The car Originally had a black vinyl roof which I had removed about 10 years ago. Also has leather seats which are still ok. I have 3 big trunks of parts for the car, some new and some used, also various Cougar nick nacks. Also all the original distributor, alternator and cooling system if someone wants to put it back to original. All old parts are in working order. The paint has a few stone chips and scratches as it has been my Daily Driver for the last 12 Years. It has been maintained always to a high standard and on a regular basis. I have all the dockets etc. The car runs well and still has many more miles left in it as long it is looked after. The Roo Bar and spotlight can easily be removed. I had these on for trips up to Rockhampton. Asking $23,000 for everything. Contact Frank Tangney Cooroy 25

26 Thunderbirds of Queensland Inc. Club Polo Shirts They re Back!! Check them out on the TOQ web site.. Just click on the Merchandise link choose your colour then follow the instructions to download the order form. Not online contact me, Johnny directly on and we ll post you an order form New Club Caps $15 Contact the Merchandise man to purchase Doug McCammon Club Logo Stickers.. Small $2 Large $4 One of each for $5 Denise Ramsey Unit 7/121 Kerry Road Archerfield QLD 4108 Ph: or


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