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  • #16
    The Fordomatic had an aluminum bell housing if I'm not mistaken.

    John
    John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

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    • #17
      59 t-bird

      Originally posted by jopizz View Post
      The Fordomatic had an aluminum bell housing if I'm not mistaken.

      John
      Hi John, does that look like cast to you or aluminum. Thanks Tommy"

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      • #18
        59 t-bird

        Originally posted by GTE427 View Post
        The heads look to be from a later model. Notice the threaded plugs in the head on the exhaust port, the air injector tube plumbing once resided with these heads.
        Hi Ken, when you say later any idea how much later. Do you think it is later then a 1960? Thanks Tommy"

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        • #19
          Originally posted by tommy cruise View Post
          Hi John, does that look like cast to you or aluminum. Thanks Tommy"
          Unless it's been painted it looks too shiny for cast iron.

          John
          John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

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          jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tommy cruise View Post

            Hi Ken, when you say later any idea how much later. Do you think it is later then a 1960? Thanks Tommy"
            Thermal Emission (Air Pump) began in 1966.

            Might I ask a favor? Regarding the surge tank, if and when you get around to taking it off, can you check for a I.D. Tab (soldered to tank) and post the findings here? I have never seen one in that configuration...

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            • #21
              New member with 59 t-bird

              Tommy sent me his VIN # and Data Plate info. Here is that info.

              She left the factory as a '59 2dr Hardtop, with a 352CI engine in her, the 45,885th (the 1 does not count) Tbird out of 67,456 to be made that year. The 63A tell you it left as a 2Dr Hardtop, Body Color R = Brandywine Red, Trim Color 4X = Black & Whiter Vinyl interior, Date 22E = scheduled for production on May 22, '59, Tran Code 4 = COM, and Axle Code 1 = 3.10. She is already registered in John Rotella's Tbird Registry as Registry #15036, last reported as being in Georgia in 2004. But Tommy said the car was driven from Georgia to upper New York by the person he bought it from. I can update that info for Tommy.

              Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
              '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
              "It's Hip To Be Square"
              Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

              Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

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              • #22
                59 t-bird

                Originally posted by KULTULZ View Post
                Thermal Emission (Air Pump) began in 1966.

                Might I ask a favor? Regarding the surge tank, if and when you get around to taking it off, can you check for a I.D. Tab (soldered to tank) and post the findings here? I have never seen one in that configuration...
                Hi I definitely will check but I won't be able to do so for another month. Thanks Tommy"

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                • #23
                  59 t-bird

                  Originally posted by jopizz View Post
                  Unless it's been painted it looks too shiny for cast iron.

                  John
                  Hi John, as much as I could tell it did not look painted. Thanks Tommy"

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                  • #24
                    the bell housing must be cast iron aluminum doesnt rust brown it corodes white powdery
                    60 hardtop royal burgundy/ colonial white top
                    60 hardtop colonial white/red leather
                    60 convertable PARTS CAR will trade convert parts for hardtop parts

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by triple60squares View Post
                      the bell housing must be cast iron aluminum doesnt rust brown it corodes white powdery
                      Good point. It must've been rebuilt recently for it to be so free of dirt and grime.

                      John
                      John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

                      Thunderbird Registry #36223
                      jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

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                      • #26
                        59 t-bird

                        Originally posted by jopizz View Post
                        Good point. It must've been rebuilt recently for it to be so free of dirt and grime.

                        John
                        Hi John, if it means anything the tranny fluid is a nice red and no smell. If it is cast is it a cruiso or fordo. Thanks Tommy"

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                        • #27
                          New member with 59 t-bird

                          I have been looking at paint samples for Squarebirds trying to determine which color red Tommy's '59 was painted in. I have come to the conclusion that it is not Brandywine Red or Monte Carlo Red because they look to dark. I have been comparing a pic of his Tbird against paint samples from this website, which lists ALL 1955-2005 Tbird colors. Looking at the 1962-1965 Tbirds, I think that is Rangoon Red! It could be 1955 Torch Red, but that looks a bit to dark to me. It could be 1956 Fiesta Red also. But I think it is Bulletbird-Flairbird Rangoon Red. The neat thing about this website is if you click on the Manuf Code next to the color name, it will bring up all the paint manufacturers color codes for that particular color. I have put this link in the TRL under the Paint caption! Here is the link.

                          http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcod...=50&size=large
                          Last edited by YellowRose; February 20th, 2013, 10:25 PM. Reason: Added Comments

                          Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
                          '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
                          "It's Hip To Be Square"
                          Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

                          Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

                          http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by tommy cruise View Post
                            Hi John, if it means anything the tranny fluid is a nice red and no smell. If it is cast is it a cruiso or fordo. Thanks Tommy"
                            It looks to be a cruiseomatic.
                            John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

                            Thunderbird Registry #36223
                            jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

                            http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                            • #29
                              59 t-bird

                              Originally posted by jopizz View Post
                              It looks to be a cruiseomatic.
                              Thanks John,

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                              • #30
                                Air cleaner cover

                                Originally posted by tommy cruise View Post
                                Hi Jon, I can't figure it out and I didn't hear it run so I don't know if it has solid lifters or not. Jopizz thinks it could be a fordomatic I can't remember the difference, maybe it is a 58, but someone wrote with yellow marker t-60 on both heads. Thanks for your help. Tommy"
                                Mines blue I thought it was original? Thanks for the info.

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