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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2016, 08:52 AM
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Views: 1,426
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks very useful Barry

Thanks very useful

Barry
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-12-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Expansion Tank Seal

Hi i have just removed the expansion tank to replace the water pump and thermostat.
I have the two gaskets for the water pump and one gasket for the filler neck of the expansion tank that connects...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-10-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,631
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Water pump and excessive heat

Hi I need to install a new water pump
Do I stick with the standard version or go with an upgraded hi volume aluminium pump
I have had problems with the engine getting hot so I have upgraded the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,635
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks

Great news thanks i was hoping that as i have already:) ordered a set
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,635
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Brake Drum Question

Hi i have a 1960 352 tbird i replaced all the front suspension and brakes including new drums last year, this winter i want to overhaul the rear.
Are the rear drums the same size as the front the new...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-18-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,010
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Front Suspension Overhaul

Hi

I am about to renew all of the front suspension installing a major overhaul kit from one of the specialist T Bird parts suppliers. Do i need to replace the anti sway bar.
I will also be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-01-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks appreciated When i get a chance ill add...

Thanks appreciated

When i get a chance ill add pictures of my rebuild

Baz
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-28-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Question Rear leaf spring replacement

Hi can anyone provide advice on replacing the rear leaf springs on my 60Tbird

I live in the UK so i have removed the old ones and had some new ones manufactured. All rubber bushings, pads, plates,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Engine Completion

Guys

I finally got my 352 engine rebuilt, back in the car and legally back on the road after about 18months. Absolutely fantastic to drive, a few small teething problems but i cant tell you how good...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-13-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,766
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks all 600 CFM it is how much do you guys pay...

Thanks all 600 CFM it is how much do you guys pay over in the USA it will set me back around 300:)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-11-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,766
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks appreciated

Thanks appreciated
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-11-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,766
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks John i appreciate the reply Barry

Thanks John i appreciate the reply

Barry
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-11-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,766
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Edelbrock looks like the the one to go for the...

Edelbrock looks like the the one to go for the bore is as per original size with a new performance cam in it, not massive but enough to give it a bit more go. Ill get some prices and take it from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-10-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,766
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Question Replacement Carb Advice

Can anyone recommend a good quality easy replacement carb for my recently rebuilt 352 engine there seems to be a big difference with the cfm recommendation.

Ill post some photographs of the engine...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,485
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks Ray that looks great, that would be ...

Thanks Ray that looks great, that would be helpful if you could give me some close up pictures.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,485
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Cheers Eric very helpfull

Cheers Eric very helpfull
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-16-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,485
Posted By barry.wilkinson
I may have the wrong end of the story from the...

I may have the wrong end of the story from the guy rebuilding the engine i no expert myself and the whole thing is quite confusing although loving every minuet of it. Ill get a full update from him...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-16-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,485
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Smile The original engine was the 352. i had the chance...

The original engine was the 352. i had the chance to buy a 430 from a guy over hear but he could not give me any history of the engine. I was advised to stick with the 352 from a few guys on the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-15-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,485
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Smile Progress

Hi Guys

I was last on the site a couple of months ago asking advice regarding my broken 352 engine either to rebuild or refit a 430.
In the end the conclusion was to rebuild the 352. I have got a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks Appreciated all i think ill stick with the...

Thanks Appreciated all i think ill stick with the 352
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-10-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By barry.wilkinson
New Engine Option

Hi Guys

Ive got the option to but a 430ci engine out of a 1965 Lincoln for around 1100/$1700

Any thoughts?

Will this fit ok, how much work will be involved will it be better repairing the 352ci...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks appreciated Ill start to prepare her for...

Thanks appreciated

Ill start to prepare her for an engine removal and strip down.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-18-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Thanks John When i first tried the new...

Thanks John

When i first tried the new distributor it seemed to fit fine then we took it out to finalise a few other things first then back in for a second time when it did not seem to fit right it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By barry.wilkinson
Engine Problems

Hi where do i start. I live in the UK and i have bought my first classic American car a 1960 Ford Thunderbird 352ci around 5 weeks ago. The car has been neglected over the last few years and so...
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