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Joe Johnston 09-21-2012 09:55 AM

58 332 engine color
 
From the Tech resources library I found:

Turquoise (Engine):
1958 - Ford 332//T-bird 332-Export Engine Block, Heads, Intake, Front Cover, Water Pump, Oil Pan
1959-1960 - Ford 352-2v Valve Covers (Need to verify if also used on T-bird Low Compression/Export engines)
Ditzler Enamel: DQE-12007
Ford #: M1J-951

Could anyone post a picture of an engine with this correct color?
Thanks in advance.
J

jopizz 09-21-2012 10:13 AM

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I've never seen a Thunderbird with a 332 engine. Unless one of our members overseas has an import model it might be difficult to find a picture. I know 1959 Fords used turquoise. Here's a picture of one.

John

Joe Johnston 09-21-2012 11:16 AM

Would the block be that same color? No expansion tank?

jopizz 09-21-2012 11:50 AM

The '59 Fords did not use an expansion tank. All Thunderbirds did. I'm only guessing but I imagine the export '58 Thunderbirds with a 332 engine had black valve covers, black expansion tank, white air cleaner, white fan and turquoise block, intake, heads, water pump, oil pan and timing cover.

John

KULTULZ 09-21-2012 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jopizz (Post 69349)

The '59 Fords did not use an expansion tank.

John

Hmm... Just learned my factoid for the day.

I suppose the 58 FORD did not use a tank either?

The engine photo above, that is a 59 FORD 332? If so, was the 352 a deeper blue?

jopizz 09-21-2012 01:25 PM

As far as the '59 Fords go the sixes and 292's were painted red, the 332's turquoise and the 352's were blue. At least the ones that I've seen. That doesn't mean they were painted correctly. The '58 Fords didn't use an expansion tank either.

John

tbird430 09-21-2012 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jopizz (Post 69354)
As far as the '59 Fords go the sixes and 292's were painted red, the 332's turquoise and the 352's were blue. At least the ones that I've seen. That doesn't mean they were painted correctly. The '58 Fords didn't use an expansion tank either.

John


This is true for the '59 Ford CAR line- Fairlanes, Galaxies, Ranchero's, etc.

The 1958 T-bird was the 1st car to use the cross flow radiator design (side tanks) here in the states. That, and space limitations, required use of the over flow tank design used in the Squarebirds. The regular 1958-59 Ford car line still used the top/bottom mount radiator tanks....

simplyconnected 09-21-2012 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbird430 (Post 69360)
...The regular 1958-59 Ford car line still used the top/bottom mount radiator tanks....

Top/bottom tanks. but side mounts (four 5/16" bolt clearance holes). There's no separate expansion tank. The top radiator tank has a baffle about an inch from the top so the radiator top has its own expansion tank

Mine has two rows of core, which works very well if they aren't clogged on the inside. - Dave

KULTULZ 09-22-2012 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbird430 (Post 69360)


This is true for the '59 Ford CAR line- Fairlanes, Galaxies, Ranchero's, etc.


The 1958 T-bird was the 1st car to use the cross flow radiator design (side tanks) here in the states. That, and space limitations, required use of the over flow tank design used in the Squarebirds. The regular 1958-59 Ford car line still used the top/bottom mount radiator tanks....

OK, that explains it.

THANX!


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