It strikes me that if both forks were damaged in shipment and then later a piece of chrome fell of the exhaust, it sounds like the bike may have experienced some very rough treatment prior to delivery to you. Perhaps some of the other issues you are experiencing can be traced back to that (coolant leaks?). I'd emphasize the fact that there was evidence of problems (damage) before you ever took possesion.
As the thousands of postings on this site and on other sites demonstrate, by and large T-bird owners are a satisfied lot.
It's unfortunate and unfair that you're having so many issues. I hope you can get this resolved quickly - good luck to you.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt