Manuals, Literature and Accessories

from Thunderbird Ranch 

Shop Manuals

Shop Manuals on CD-ROM

Assembly Manuals

Wiring Diagram Booklets

Electrical and Vacuum Diagrams 67-71

Vacuum Diagrams

Elec. and Vac. Troubleshooting Guides

Illustrated Facts and Features Books

Owners Manuals

Showroom Sales Brochures

Parts Books & Catalogs

Parts Identifier Book for 60 - 68 Thunderbird

Parts Interchange Manuals

Thunderbird Restoration Guide

Shop Manuals, exact reprints of the originals. These are the bible for the Thunderbird owner who wants to keep his car in tip top shape. They will save time and money when repairs are needed. They cover pretty much everything about the car as far as repairs go.

They are available for the following years: 58, 59, 60, 61, 62-3, 64, 65, 66, and the cost is $38.00 plus shipping.
(The 1960 is not an exact reproduction but is the same size and contains all the same information and a different cover than original)
The 1967 shop manual is $45.00

I also have shop manual sets for the later models that include all the Ford model cars and consist of 5 volumes, each covering a different area of the car. Some used single volumes are also in stock at all times so please contact me if you are looking for specific information on your car. These sets cost $75.00 plus shipping. There are a few exceptions to the pricing as some are becoming fairly scarce. Just email me to check what I have for your specific application.

If you have a "Aero style" Bird there are manuals called "Electrical and Vacuum Troubleshooting Guides" that are extremely valuable when trying to locate a problem in theses systems. These newer cars are more complicated and you can save some good money if you can cut down the time it takes to find the problem with one of these cars. Even if you take the car to a mechanic, this book should go along so he can reference it. They cost about $35.00 for the ones that I can get.

Here is a partial listing of what I have in stock - - - - - - - -

1968 shop manual supplement (you also need the 1967 shop manual) ----- $25.00 (new)
1969 shop manual set, new, ----- $75.00 per set of 5 volumes, these are not always available
1971 - 5 volume set shop manual set, nice used, $75.00
1972 - 5 volume set complete, good used---$75.00 per set
1985 Car shop manual Part 2 of 2, Vol. B- Body, Chassis, Electrical, --like new--$30.00
1989 thru 1993 Haynes Thunderbird and Cougar Repair manual--new--$25.00

(I will help you locate a manual if you need one and I don't stock it)

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Assembly Manuals, reprints of the manuals used on the assembly line when these cars were built. They are the engineering drawings that show how everything is put together and what holds it in place. The Electrical assembly manual also covers all the vacuum lines and components. There are part numbers for things such as bolts, clips and brackets. These books do not cover any repairs and are strictly graphical and contain no text on how to remove or replace parts. They show where everything is supposed to be located though. The electrical manuals do include schematics as well as all the pictorials.

Electrical Assembly Manuals are available for the years 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 and the price is $15.00 plus shipping.

Body and Interior Assembly Manuals are available for the years 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 and the price is $25.00 plus shipping.

Wiring Diagram Booklets contain all the electrical schematics and also pictorials of how the stuff is located in the car. These are valuable when trying to find problems with any of the electrical systems on your Thunderbird and at the price are a must to have. They are available for all years from 58 thru 68 at a cost of $6.50 plus postage. (for 67 thru 71 I have vacuum and electrical diagrams that are extremely complete and detailed----email for more information)

I also have the original Ford wiring diagram sets for the 80's Thunderbirds. A complete set runs about $22.00.

Electrical and Vacuum Diagrams . . . I have copies of these diagrams from the large format books that Ford had. For 67 thru 69 they include the vacuum diagrams. For 70 and 71 they are just the electrical. These sets are very complete and if you ever need anything done with any of these areas on your car this is extremely valuable for whoever does your work

price is $20.00 per set plus postage of $3.00 (unless ordered with other items.

Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manuals . . . Am currently building a library of these manuals. They started making these in '78 from what I can tell. I have them from 78 and up into some of the present models and constantly hunting more down. I have a few extras for sale and will be getting more as time goes on. Until then just contact me with your needs and I will see if I have your year. If I do not I can always copy the pertinant pages for you to help you solve your problem.

Vacuum Diagrams for 1978 Thunderbird Free to download

These diagrams can be accessed for free on the diagrams page. Just look down the index for the link that says diagrams index and click there. You will be able to select the diagram you want and view on screen or download it for free.


Illustrated Facts and Features Books show available body styles, models, special features, construction and available body options. Charts detail avail. colors and interior trim options, transmissions, engines, axles, tires, specifictions and special packages, including: appearance, audio, comfort-convenience, power assists, tires and towing options. They are available for the following years: 63 thru 76 with the exception of 70. Price is $6.50 each plus shipping.

Thunderbird Restoration Guide 1958-1966 by William Wonder. This book is 8.5 by11 inches and contains 240 pages of solid information. It is profusely illustrated with diagrams and actual photographs showing details needed to correctly restore any Thunderbird of this vintage. I must admit that this is one of the best done reference type books I have seen. I feel that anyone who owns one of these cars for any reason other than a daily driver needs to have this book. It will be invaluable to you at one point or another in your life of ownership. Price is $29.99 plus shipping.

Showroom Sales Brochures - I have just purchased a quantity of NEW brochures. I have every year from 1977 thru 1994. The price on these is $10.00 each. I have some that are specific to the Heritage and some for the Turbo Coupe which are $15.00 each.(shipping extra). To find out what I have for your specific car send me an email and I can check the stock I have for that year and model. I also have other years but they are getting tougher to come by and if I am out of stock, I will see what I can locate for you as I buy from a number of different suppliers

Here is a partial listing of what I have now :

1967, red 4 page 8.5 x 11
1967, red 24 pages, 12" x 12" embossed cover $28.00
1969, picture of lady and moonroof on covr, 12" x 12", 16 pgs. card stock, $25.00
1975, 20th. Anniversary Edition
1974, gold cover folder containing 3 brochures, $22.00
1977 Thunderbird Town Landau
1977 A New Kind of Thunder, Thunderbird
1978 Thunderbird
1979 Thunderbird Come Fly With Me
1979 Thunderbird Heritage
1980 Thunderbird, Sales Value X-Ray
1980 Thunderbird Spread Your Wings
1980 Thunderbird
1981 Thunderbird
1982 Thunderbird Look Out Worldz
1983 Thunderbird (red)
1983 Thunderbird (blue)
1983 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
1983 Thunderbird Exterior Color Selection chart (actual chips)
1983 Thunderbird 2 page color foldout folder--intro and specs  8.5 x 11 inch
1983 Car and Driver mag., w/article on The New Thunderbird for 1983, exc. cond. complete
1984 Thunderbird
1984 Ford Cars (with Thunderbird)
1984 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
1985 Thunderbird
1985 Thunderbird The Flight Continues (10" x 5.5")
1986 Ford Performance Sound Systems (fas 86f-001
1986 Thunderbird
1987 Thunderbird
1988 Thunderbird, Turbo Coupe on cover
1989 Thunderbird
1990 Ford Audio Systems (fas 90f-01)
1990 Thunderbird
1991 Thunderbird
1992 Thunderbird
1993 Thunderbird
1994 Thunderbird
1995 Thunderbird

The above are all Dealer Showroom Promotional Brochures and Catalogs
They are all in excellent condition and most in new condition.

Parts Books---

Squarebird Illustrated Parts Catalog ------ 1958 thru 1960 --- $9.95

Illustrations & Reference Manual- - - 1961 thru 1966------ $9.95

This book includes all the data plate info and decoding.

It is 200 pages of illustrations and part numbers right from the Ford Catalogs. These catalogs have been basically reprinted from the Ford Parts Manuals. They have taken just the illustrations that pertain to the Thunderbirds and left out all the other Ford models. This is probably the best reference available as far as parts catalogs. With this you can identify the parts you need and know at least the "group" number that Ford uses (and many of the catalog supplier places) to identify the parts. Although there are not prices I feel that this book is a better and more valuable reference than any catalog available from any of the dealers. These have been produced by Larry's Thunderbird and Mustang.

I also have the original Ford parts books or as many folks refer to them, The Blue Bible. These are included on the CD-ROM Shop Manuals for each year.

The 49-59 parts books will be on the shop manual cd for each of these years.
The 60 thru 64 parts books the same way and likewise the 65 thru 72 books.
Price on these shop manual cd's is $54.95.

I also have the complete set of parts books for 1980 throught 1989 Ford and Lincoln/Mercury cars on a double CD set for $$64.95

You can order these and all the other books listed by emailing me at

Parts Interchange Books

1950 - 1965 Ford Products Interchange Manual - - - - - - - $36.00

1963 - 1972 Ford Products Interchange Manual - - - - - - - $36.00

These manuals are basically a condensed version of the large interchange manuals used by all Salvage yards to tell what year parts will all fit your year application. They have sifted out everything that is not Ford and got the price down where they are affordable to the single car owner. The complete manuals that cover all the cars will cost $400 to $500 new and are a total of 16 inches thick. They cover all the mechanical, chassis, engine, wheel, glass, electrical and body groups. It does not tell every part but covers thousands of items.

Owners Manuals - - - - - Many in stock. Here is a partial listing with prices.
1958, new reproduced, excellent $16.00
1959, new reproduced, excellent $16.00
1960, new reproduced, excellent $16.00
1961, new reproduced, excellent $16.00
1962, new reproduced, excellent $16.00
1963, new reproduced, excellent $16.00
1964, new reproduced, excellent $16.00
1965, new reproduced, excellent $16.00
1966, new reproduced, excellent $16.00
1967, good used , $24.00
1968, fair used , $18.00
1969, new, $29.95 ea.
1969, good used, $24.00
1970, good used, $24.00 ea.
1972, good used, $24.00 ea.
1974, good used, $24.00 ea.
1975, good used, $24.00
1976, good used, $24.00
1977, good used, $12.00
1978, good used, $12.00
1979, good used, $12.00
1080, good used, $12.00
1982, like new cond. with operating guide and in proper envelope, $20.95
1983, good used, $15.95
1985, excellent used with operating manual, $20.95
1985 maintenance schedule and log, new cond.,$5.00
1985, good used, $15.95
1986, good used, $15.95
1987, excellent used, $20.95
1988, good used, $15.95
1991, like new, all complete and in proper velvet folder (includes operating guide and waranty book and sound systems operating guide), $25.00
1994, excellent used, $22.00
1996, excellent used, $22.00

 All the prices above on the owners manuals and the brochures will vary from time to time as they also vary in condition. I take what i can get, pay what I have to and then charge what I have to in relation to what I pay.

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