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  • #16
    They will be fitted within the next 3 days and I will post pics as soon as i can. If they do fit I will get a set for my other bird as well.
    sigpicBill
    Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Penelope View Post
      They will be fitted within the next 3 days and I will post pics as soon as i can. If they do fit I will get a set for my other bird as well.
      Hey, before you fit them, have you shown a light at the merge where all four come together and looked inside the exit.

      Do you see any light?

      Thanks
      RustyNCA

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      • #18
        Originally posted by RustyNCa View Post
        Hey, before you fit them, have you shown a light at the merge where all four come together and looked inside the exit.

        Do you see any light?

        Thanks
        RustyNCA
        Yep did that as soon as I got them, no problems there....
        sigpicBill
        Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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        • #19
          .......and they don't fit around the steering box even though the vendor swears they do. That's the end of that, way too much modification required and i think even i did modify them it would take away from what they were designed for, so back in the box they go. Lesson learnt!
          sigpicBill
          Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Penelope View Post
            .......and they don't fit around the steering box even though the vendor swears they do. That's the end of that, way too much modification required and i think even i did modify them it would take away from what they were designed for, so back in the box they go. Lesson learnt!
            So, this might be interesting. After you return, them, someone on here, other than me, since I have already asked should contact the vendor on ebay and ask them the question I did, or some variation of it.

            I asked "I see you list that these fit the 58 to 60 Ford Thunderbird? Have you sold any sets to anyone for that application? I'm curious if you have direct knowledge that they fit a squarebird, or just that they fit an FE engine?"

            The reply was, "I haven't had any input on the fitment on that model"

            Seems like they have input now.

            Cheers
            Bryan

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Penelope View Post
              .......and they don't fit around the steering box even though the vendor swears they do. That's the end of that, way too much modification required and i think even i did modify them it would take away from what they were designed for, so back in the box they go. Lesson learnt!
              Well, that's disappointing, but not surprising.

              So, if someone had gotten rid of the steering box by converting to a rack, you think they would work?

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              • #22
                You are right Bryan, they fit the engine but not the model... would they fit if a rack was used, I think they would.

                My issue now is they cost me almost the same as the price to ship them from the states to here in OZ, so rather than return them I will sell them here WITH the warning that they dont fit squarebirds. If no takers, then I will have some shiny wall hangers I guess.
                sigpicBill
                Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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                • #23
                  ebay guarantee

                  Hi. What a shame. You ordered a set advertised to fit a squarebird. See the "ebay money back guarantee" on the item listing page. Not what you ordered.

                  It's called buyer's protection on other country ebay sites. The seller may list absolutely no returns. With buyer protection ebay will process the return nonetheless. Return shipping label and all.

                  Wall hanging ? No thanks. Maybe somebody else.
                  Austin

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                  • #24
                    try these:
                    http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/Tbird1.htm
                    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=33517

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Dakota Boy View Post
                      I know those are nice, but for the cost of those, I think I could convert to rack and pinion and run those ebay headers and probably have spent less money?

                      The conversion to rack makes lots of sense for me. When I was under the car dealing with my conversion to a C6, my factory steering has been rubbing on my pan and leaks like a mother.

                      I was quoted $695 plus $50 shipping for a set.

                      Cheers
                      RustyNCA

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                      • #26
                        Thank you all, yep I may go down the return route but last time I did it , it took months to get my shipping costs back. I will probably try and sell them here first and if it comes out square... job done I reckon.
                        sigpicBill
                        Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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                        • #27
                          If it'll fit in a Mustang . . . It "should" fit a Tbird . . . Right?
                          So a 428 with the stk cast iron manifs look like they'd clear.
                          Because bigger is always better . . . Right?
                          No replacement for displacement?

                          In all fairness, I think we're stuck with those useless
                          Ford "log" manifolds or the ($$$$$$$$$$$)FPA Headers.


                          Originally posted by Penelope View Post
                          Thank you all, yep I may go down the return route but last time I did it , it took months to get my shipping costs back. I will probably try and sell them here first and if it comes out square... job done I reckon.
                          John Byers
                          1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by byersmtrco View Post
                            If it'll fit in a Mustang . . . It "should" fit a Tbird . . . Right?
                            So a 428 with the stk cast iron manifs look like they'd clear.
                            Because bigger is always better . . . Right?
                            No replacement for displacement?

                            In all fairness, I think we're stuck with those useless
                            Ford "log" manifolds or the ($$$$$$$$$$$)FPA Headers.
                            John, I fear you are quire correct.
                            sigpicBill
                            Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Penelope View Post
                              John, I fear you are quire correct.
                              How much are they?
                              1959 Thunderbird 397ci
                              Cruise-O-Matic
                              Flamingo Pink.
                              Thunderbird Registry #8442
                              Daily driver

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                              • #30
                                flea bay headers

                                i bought a set of stainless headers from EBay. these are the shorty headers. fit and finish were very good. only problem was the bolts they sent were 5/16 and not the 3/8X16X1". looks like they will clear the oem steering but i`m planning on replacing my steering with a "K" car rack. Only one i could find that was ment to be installed behind motor xmember.

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