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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 04-04-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,344
Posted By 430MEL
Throttle splash shield for sale

Still finding parts for the 60. I just found in a junk box a good, no rust throttle splash shield for sale. I remember searching high and low for this one, they are rare. Make me an offer. Still...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 02-21-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,354
Posted By 430MEL
NO TAKERS, make me an offer!

NO TAKERS, make me an offer!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-16-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By 430MEL
1960 J-Bird GONE

The times have forced the sale of my 60 J Bird. I'm happy because it went to a good home and interested owner. I have advised him to hook on to this website. Although I didn't have the time to be on...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 02-16-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,354
Posted By 430MEL
1960 Parts For Sale

The times have forced the sale of my 60 J Bird, I'm happy because it went to a good home! Now I am trying to sale some parts that I have found. These are brand new, never used, lifetime replacement,...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-05-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,038
Posted By 430MEL
1960 J-Code for sale

I have to sell my 1960 white over red hardtop. Has the 430, Continental Kit, Chrome Kit, Sunray hubcaps, new wide whites, Really sharp car, detailed engine compartment, period correct battery ($),...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 07-16-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,486
Posted By 430MEL
I believe there were two(2) washers. I'll try and...

I believe there were two(2) washers. I'll try and get part # for you.
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 07-13-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,486
Posted By 430MEL
Vacuum advance info

Hello, I wanted to pass on some info about new distributors and attached vacuum advances. I replaced the distributor on my 60 430, It came with a vacuum advance attached. After installing it I...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-29-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,620
Posted By 430MEL
Best offer then?

Best offer then?
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-18-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,620
Posted By 430MEL
It is actually a transmission linkage splash...

It is actually a transmission linkage splash guard.
Forum: General Announcements 03-17-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,139
Posted By 430MEL
I have not been on the site in awhile because of...

I have not been on the site in awhile because of my job. This is the first I am hearing about the death of Alex. I never met the man but felt I was part of his family through this site. I will miss...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-17-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,620
Posted By 430MEL
Transmission Splash Guard for Sale

I have a very nice transmission splash guard for sale. It is not rusted and in very good shape. I bought it for my 60 with the 430, but it does not fit on the 430 as the tranny linkage hits it. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-12-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,529
Posted By 430MEL
It may have been from a 1960 because its a full...

It may have been from a 1960 because its a full metal shroud, one piece, very similar to one Alex has on his. I'll get a good camera and take some pics this weekend.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-11-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,529
Posted By 430MEL
Shroud

I have the shroud from 1961 Lincoln. Its all metal and fits like a glove. Real easy to install and its all real Ford.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-23-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,238
Posted By 430MEL
Agree-the rings are your problem,they do need...

Agree-the rings are your problem,they do need some varied RPM for break-in. Watch what oil you use. That is too much blow-by for too long. Nail it a couple of times and let it come down from speed by...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-22-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,371
Posted By 430MEL
I have to agree with Alex, the 4100 is a great...

I have to agree with Alex, the 4100 is a great carb, some say much better than any holley. Stay away from the 4300 as it was pure junk. I would go Edelbrock only because parts and replacements...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
Posted By 430MEL
They were made out of an aluminum material...

They were made out of an aluminum material painted with silver paint. I was going to take them apart and move the head but they were too flimsy to mess with.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-15-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
Posted By 430MEL
For what's it worth-parts

I live on the east coast so I try to buy from MAC's to save some shipping costs, which are increasing everyday. Well I ordered a battery cable set, the exact reproduction model. When I got it the...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-15-2007, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,158
Posted By 430MEL
An outstanding car, you know you are going to...

An outstanding car, you know you are going to miss it when its gone.!!!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-15-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,687
Posted By 430MEL
Good points John, you know we sometimes try to...

Good points John, you know we sometimes try to over engineer these cars. Working on the modern cars and then playing with the Bird I have to rethink my procedures. Its the simple things that get ya...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,572
Posted By 430MEL
Thank you Sir

Thank you Sir
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,572
Posted By 430MEL
I found the plug part of the wire just under the...

I found the plug part of the wire just under the master cylinder in that strand of wires leading to the coil that runs on the top side of the valve cover.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,572
Posted By 430MEL
Msd

John, I looked all through MSD catalog and only saw
a part number of 8200 for coil and 8214 for resistor did not see a 8002 coil or 8124 resistor
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,572
Posted By 430MEL
The resistor wire in my 60 is a plug in type with...

The resistor wire in my 60 is a plug in type with plugs at both ends it is stock and make that way for replacement purposes. Would not take much to unplug it from system and install a regular wire...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,572
Posted By 430MEL
John what points are you running with your MSD...

John what points are you running with your MSD coil. Afraid of Pertronix but would like to power up thecoil.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,832
Posted By 430MEL
I have the trunk insulation but not the hood...

I have the trunk insulation but not the hood insulation. I seem to remember that Alex said something about a change in mid-year 1960 by Ford in eliminating the hood insulation. I can see the thin...
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