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Forum: Anything Goes! 09-21-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By Colo66
Maybe if it came with a 427 side oiler and a 3...

Maybe if it came with a 427 side oiler and a 3 duce set up!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-20-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,649
Posted By Colo66
This is how I do it...... First.....make sure the...

This is how I do it......
First.....make sure the bearings are "packed" with grease. After everything is installed in the hub, tighten the spindle nut slowly while turning the hub. I read somewhere...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-11-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By Colo66
I'd snag it! If memory serves me, the '68 was the...

I'd snag it! If memory serves me, the '68 was the best year...the later ones power suffered from the smog equipment. I think the '68 combustion chamber was smaller than later years which allows for...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-01-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,016
Posted By Colo66
Was there ANY doubt????? :eek: Your car looks...

Was there ANY doubt????? :eek: Your car looks great! :D:D
Well deserved!!!!!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-06-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,071
Posted By Colo66
Nope, no adjustments on the rear. If your car...

Nope, no adjustments on the rear. If your car "dog tracks", then you need to check spring shakle bushings, axle ubolts for tightness, bent components.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,489
Posted By Colo66
Thumbs up Check to see if your door switch is bad by...

Check to see if your door switch is bad by removing the switch and swap it for the switch on the other door and see if the problem moved with the switch. Also, there is a plastic block that contacts...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-22-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By Colo66
We need to know what you have. The canister on...

We need to know what you have. The canister on the firewall is for the HVAC system, rear vent, trunk release (optional) and ebrake release. If you have power door locks you will have another canister...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-22-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By Colo66
Here's the score so far..... 55-57 1 58-60 ...

Here's the score so far.....

55-57 1
58-60 3
86-88 2
02-05 1

I have to agree with Anders...the 61-63's interiors look great!
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-21-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By Colo66
I had a 88 with a 5 speed and loaded. The only...

I had a 88 with a 5 speed and loaded. The only thing it didn't have was a sun roof and an equalizer. It was a thrill on twisty mountain roads, tame and predictable at 120 mph. I was somewhat...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-21-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By Colo66
What was the best Thunderbird made?

I was trying to fall asleep the other night and counting sheep just wasn't working! My mind was wandering from work issues to "did I close the oxygen valve on my cutting torch?" when it settled on my...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-17-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By Colo66
Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!!! Another one down! I...

Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!!! Another one down! I swear.....they go faster every year. It was just a few months ago I was 18........
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-09-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,228
Posted By Colo66
Just in the nick of time! I have been wheelin'...

Just in the nick of time! I have been wheelin' and dealin' for a '55. Just about to close the deal on this car I spotted 5 years ago while on a business trip. If everything goes well in the next day...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-07-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By Colo66
Me three..........

Me three..........
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-29-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By Colo66
If im not mistaken, I think the 19 inch was on...

If im not mistaken, I think the 19 inch was on cars with thermactor emmision control system. If your car was destined for California then it had T/E.

Just watch.......someone will prove me...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-18-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,598
Posted By Colo66
Are you talking about the gap between the front...

Are you talking about the gap between the front glass and the rear quarter glass? Is the weatherstrip that goes between them missing? Does it look like the alignment is off?
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-18-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 917
Posted By Colo66
Wanted: Carb

I need a C0LE-A Carter carb for a '60 430. Any condition with correct numbers.
Thanks!
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,434
Posted By Colo66
Second revision. C2SF-B is for a 62/63 390 CID...

Second revision. C2SF-B is for a 62/63 390 CID Thunderbird.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-01-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By Colo66
Angry I am not aware of any web site that you could go...

I am not aware of any web site that you could go to, however, you state DMV can be a big help. Most states can do a title search for a nominal fee but some states only go back as far as 1980, some...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-30-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By Colo66
I for one need more than most then!:(

I for one need more than most then!:(
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By Colo66
It is unlikely that there was that kind of...

It is unlikely that there was that kind of mistake. I'm sure that the final inspection process the factory has would have caught that kind of deviation. The first thing I would do is check the tag...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By Colo66
It should have a gap and only make contact when...

It should have a gap and only make contact when the horn ring is depressed.
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 07-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,498
Posted By Colo66
On my '60 430 w/o air, the line runs in the gap...

On my '60 430 w/o air, the line runs in the gap between the coil bracket and the valve cover. Along and right next to the valve cover mounting flange. I have seen a couple of pics of other cars and...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 07-15-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,544
Posted By Colo66
It is a major job installing a FE where a MEL...

It is a major job installing a FE where a MEL lives. The motor mounts are different and the mounting bracket is welded in place. The transmission wont bolt to an FE so the mounts for that will need...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,492
Posted By Colo66
Check your ignition timing. It may be off...

Check your ignition timing. It may be off (retarded) or your vacuum advance may be sticking (not advancing). When it backfires, that's a sure sign. Another possibility is worn timing chain. Keep us...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-01-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,037
Posted By Colo66
appliqué????? Is that the same as a sticker in...

appliqué????? Is that the same as a sticker in french?? Just kidding you Coral!!
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