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1960Bird 06-28-2003 11:45 AM

Water Overflow Tank 1960 352ci
 
I need a new tank, mine is really shot. I have found a few used ones, but they are different then the one on my car now. Does anyone know what the part number should be for a 1960? Actually I do not know if the one I have on the car is correct. I just want to make sure if I buy one it will fit OK.

Thanks,

Steve
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Alexander 06-30-2003 09:36 AM

RE: Water Overflow Tank 1960 352ci
 
The part numbers on the overflow tanks are not very straight forward. They are not the usual Ford part numbers.

What you want is a smooth not ribbed top overflow tank with the radiator cap in the middle as shown here:

http://www.squarebirds.org/my59tbirdengine.jpg

Many T-Bird suppliers have these used. Unfortunately, they are only reproducing the later year ones now. Many of the used ones need some work to fix the common leaks areound the seams.

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

1960Bird 06-30-2003 01:04 PM

RE: Water Overflow Tank 1960 352ci
 
Thanks for the info Alexander...that is the type that is on my car. Who ever had my car before me welded the mount brackets on and and did a terrible job. It is beyond repair.

P.S Your engine compartment looks a bit better then mine. I have just pulled my engine and am putting a 390 long block together to install. I have discovered some steering problems since removing the engine. It seems like the more I take apart and fix, the more I find to fix. Thanks again for your help.

Steve
Cedar Rapids

Alexander 06-30-2003 02:36 PM

RE: Water Overflow Tank 1960 352ci
 
You can try this vendor: http://www.gessford.com/cobraparts/fmisc.htm . They will make an expansion tank to your specifications, just tell them the outflow hose diameter, and tell them it is on the standard passenger side. It will work, but the tank is ribbed not smooth. It is probably much better than the originals - no leaks!

http://www.gessford.com/cobraparts/i...-shortened.jpg

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

60birder 06-30-2003 05:29 PM

RE: Water Overflow Tank 1960 352ci
 
I found this link for a 1958-60 T-Bird expansion tank : http://www.thunderbirdconn.com/part-...um=8080-A-B8S* . I am not sure if it is new or used for $135.95 .


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