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  • 1960 T-Bird Project

    Found a Wounded Bird, going to Nurse Her back to Health. She'll fly again... In the meantime, got my work cut out for me. This is what I wanted so Wish Me Luck!
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    Last edited by Wudro; February 2nd, 2015, 09:00 PM.
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    1960 T-Bird Project

    Congratulations on saving that Wounded Bird, Ryan! Down the road with a lot of TLC, she will look like the Bird she was when she flew outta Wixom 55 years ago! As you need help with her, post away in the '58-'60 Squarebirds Forum. They will be a big help to you.

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    • #3
      What a Cool Place to be a Part of... Just what the Internet should be used for. Communication. Thx!
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      • #4
        You're very fortunate to still have the skirts. Usually they're the first things to disappear.

        John
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        • #5
          They're both there in Excellent AZ shape. Score one in the Win Column. Had no idea they were so rare. I've already seen a few at some Boneyards out here in the Desert. Good to Know
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          • #6
            Ryan thanks for the compliment about our site and yes these people know what they are talking about as they have been there. In no time in your restoration project your bird will " fly " and turning heads
            Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
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            • #7
              Trying to figure out what motor and tranny combo I'm going to put in here. YellowRose kindly gave me some great advice. Looking into the 390. If anybody has started a project without an original setup I'd love to hear any suggestions or recommendations on threads that would be helpful... Thanks!
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              • #8
                If you want to entertain the idea of putting a 429/460 in there, I can give you some pros and cons. The transmission in my car is a C6.
                http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=33517

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jopizz View Post
                  You're very fortunate to still have the skirts. Usually they're the first things to disappear.

                  John
                  I noticed that and thought the same thing. I'm lucky enough to have two sets of them

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wudro View Post
                    Trying to figure out what motor and tranny combo I'm going to put in here. YellowRose kindly gave me some great advice. Looking into the 390. If anybody has started a project without an original setup I'd love to hear any suggestions or recommendations on threads that would be helpful... Thanks!
                    I already switched to a 390 in our 58 a few year ago, it was very easy, looks like the summer project will be switching to a C6 that is now laying on the shop floor, so if I am ahead of you on that, maybe I will be able to help.

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                    • #11
                      1960 T-Bird Project

                      Ryan said it was his understanding that the 390 the PO has is a seized 390. I think it was in that engine bay, but am not sure. Can someone tell us if those motor mounts are for a 352 or the 390 which might have been in there. I think Ryan is going to see if he can nail this down, as to whether that seized 390 the PO has actually came out of that engine bay. I would imagine that those of you who have been down the 352/390 swap can tell by looking at the motor mounts in that picture.

                      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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                      • #12
                        I see you have a disc brake master cylinder. Did the previous owner do a conversion?

                        John
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
                          Ryan said it was his understanding that the 390 the PO has is a seized 390. I think it was in that engine bay, but am not sure. Can someone tell us if those motor mounts are for a 352 or the 390 which might have been in there. I think Ryan is going to see if he can nail this down, as to whether that seized 390 the PO has actually came out of that engine bay. I would imagine that those of you who have been down the 352/390 swap can tell by looking at the motor mounts in that picture.
                          A 390 uses the same motor mounts so it's impossible to tell what was in there previously.

                          John
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                          • #14
                            1960 T-Bird Project

                            Thanks, John... I was thinking that to shoehorn a 390 in there that you have to modify the motor mounts. That un-complicates things then! I guess it was the 430MEL that I was thinking of where you have to modify them.. I remember now that it is said that a 390 and a 352 look the same. You have to check the block, and/or head, stroke, or other components to see if you have a 390 or a 352...
                            Last edited by YellowRose; February 4th, 2015, 01:41 PM.

                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jopizz View Post
                              I see you have a disc brake master cylinder. Did the previous owner do a conversion?

                              John
                              Not quite sure John. The previous owner said the car was one of his Dad's "Someday" projects. So he was gettin rid of it and didn't know much about it. I'll look into it though. Cross my fingers, save ME from doing it!
                              SquareBird in BirdCity

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