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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
i need a 390 replacement Engine

Does anyone know where i can get a strong 390 FE to replace my 352FE?????

BOOMER
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
Dave, The bird has 72k original miles on the...

Dave,

The bird has 72k original miles on the 352. the car sat for 20 yrs until a yr and a half ago. I got it running and have put 20k on it my self with out any trouble at all until now. she has run...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
im a little confused about how to check number 6...

im a little confused about how to check number 6 cylinder. to check #6 are you saying that the pistons in #5 and #7 should be all the way to the top? i have the rotor pointed at #1 cylinder right now...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
i replaced the power valve, new distributor and...

i replaced the power valve, new distributor and vaccum advance, new points, cap/rotor, condenser, new coil and wires, checked the filters in the tank and they looked clear, pulled the card apart to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
help! power loss when accelerating

'Im racking my brain. I have complete power loss when accelerating in my 58 bird with a 352FE. It was running fine and then bam, i went to give it gas and it bogged out on me but was just fine at...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-14-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,111
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
Heater Core Replacement. Leaking All Over The Floor Board

Can Some One Please Tell Me How To Get To The Heater Core On A 1958 Thunderbird To Replace It The Right Way? I Really Do Not Want To Get Started The Wrong Way And Completely Mess Up Other Componetes...
Forum: FE Engines 08-06-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,142
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
The company that's building the 390 wants the 352...

The company that's building the 390 wants the 352 as a core but I plan on storing the motor so that I will have the original motor if ever needed. Are you looking for a 352 to rebuild?
Forum: FE Engines 08-03-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,142
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
pulling the 352 and replacing with a 351 w/ good idea or bad?

Question? has anyone replaced their 352 fe with a 351w with out any motor mount issues or any others like bolting up to the COM trany?

i have'nt researched this yet but someone had mentioned that i...
Forum: FE Engines 08-03-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,161
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
Replacing the 352 fe with a 390 fe

Has anyone replaced their original 352 with a 390 and if so how did the R&R go and are you happy with the end product? im in the process of finding either a crate 390 or a long block and hope to get...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-23-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
motor mounts

does the 390 have the same two motor mounts as the 352?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-14-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,295
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
I do have alot of experience working on motors...

I do have alot of experience working on motors but have yet to do a complete R&R or rebuild. Ive relocated from CA to FL and all of my car buff friends and family are out there so im on my own. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,295
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
Thank you for the great advice and putting me in...

Thank you for the great advice and putting me in the right directiion. I do believe i may take you up on the offers. Ive got one more thing to knock out here this mth and then im going to move...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,295
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
as much as i would love to keep everything org to...

as much as i would love to keep everything org to the car since everything is from bumper to bumper it sure makes sence to go with a 390. there's been many of you recommending the samething so i'm...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,295
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
did you have the 390 rebuilt before R&R or did...

did you have the 390 rebuilt before R&R or did you just install the motor?

Thanks Boomer
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,295
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
so did you pull your 390 and ship it to them to...

so did you pull your 390 and ship it to them to have the rebuild done or did you purchase a complete rebuild from them and now return yours as the core?

Thanks Boomer
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,295
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
Finding a good used engine for cheap would be...

Finding a good used engine for cheap would be good if i did not drive the bird much but i drive it every day. i put 36k on it over the past two yrs. theres been some great advice on here that is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,673
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
I'm looking for the dash cap you have and if u...

I'm looking for the dash cap you have and if u can direct me to where u purchased it that would be great. thanks
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,295
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
Advice for the cheapest 352 Rebuild-on a tight budget.

Ive got an original bumper to bumper 58 bird that was my grandmothers and it has ran great for sometime but its now time to rebuild the 352. Im on a very tight budget and have 3k to get the job done....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,080
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
rebuilding the 352

how much do you think a really good rebuild of the 352 should run me and what would be a ressonable time frame for a shop to get that job done?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
coolant leak and the front left side freeze plug and uper timming cover or h2o pump

I noticed water dripping off the left side of the oil pan witch seemed weird tto me. I started to inspect it from the left head gasket and water pump area and noticed some water leaking there some...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,080
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
rough idle and intake manifold leaks

THANK you you all for the replies back.

So far i have rebuilt the carb, replaced the distributor with a real working vaccum advance, cap & rotor, points, coil, set the timming, plugs, wires and so...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,080
Posted By BOOMERBIRD
1958 352 v8 intake manifold leaking and causing rough idle i think

I'm new to this site and have a every day driver bird that my grandmother purchased new. I'm slowly replacing all the rubber brushing, shocks, and anything else as it pits up.What's the best way to...
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