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Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By paul274854
Dennis Carpenter is known for good seals and...

Dennis Carpenter is known for good seals and weatherstrip

There is a company named Steele Rubber Products that is supposed to be making quality products. No first hand knowledge.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,550
Posted By paul274854
All sorts of people claim that a certain...

All sorts of people claim that a certain deviation was a factory car. A 292 with dual quads? I doubt it. It is possible that some one (maybe even a Ford dealer) put the dual quads on the car. ...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 01-16-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,299
Posted By paul274854
From the Holley list that I have, the specific...

From the Holley list that I have, the specific number you show is not listed but there is a List 1273-2AAS that is listed and it is for a 57-58 Ford Merc, Tbird 312.

All the 1273 carbs listed are...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,755
Posted By paul274854
What Joe shows above in #10 looks just like the...

What Joe shows above in #10 looks just like the factory invoice to the dealer. This is what Lois Emminger had and is still available for some 55's, most 56 and 57's. I never heard that she had the...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 04-29-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,342
Posted By paul274854
I have seen Frank Sinatra pictured driving an...

I have seen Frank Sinatra pictured driving an early Bird
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-02-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,545
Posted By paul274854
CTCI Concours judging does not look at the owners...

CTCI Concours judging does not look at the owners manual.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 02-17-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,111
Posted By paul274854
Originally the early birds came with a 13 lb cap....

Originally the early birds came with a 13 lb cap. Because of aging original radiators, a 7 lb cap is recommended. If you have a new or recored radiator, the 13 lb one should be ok.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 01-01-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,715
Posted By paul274854
There is a company called the Damper Doctor. he...

There is a company called the Damper Doctor. he rebuilds dampers. he might have one in stock. Make sure your have a line of credit on your house though!!!!
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 12-26-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,446
Posted By paul274854
The last regulator I bought for my 56 was also...

The last regulator I bought for my 56 was also blue. All I did was paint it black and added a decal to the top which had all the correct numbers.

If your regulator is working ok, just do what I...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 12-18-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,036
Posted By paul274854
A lot of the cast engine pieces were date coded...

A lot of the cast engine pieces were date coded as well as having engineering numbers (the main casting numbers) Otherwise, there is no "matching" number to the VIN in 50-60's Fords.

The...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,196
Posted By paul274854
You should buy a shop manual. All the specs you...

You should buy a shop manual. All the specs you need, including torque specs, are in there.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,972
Posted By paul274854
If your doing a Concours car, it doesn't make any...

If your doing a Concours car, it doesn't make any difference. I believe they were semi gloss from the factory.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,972
Posted By paul274854
It is black

It is black
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,881
Posted By paul274854
Ok - I missed the other pictures. But nothing...

Ok - I missed the other pictures. But nothing in them changed my mind. The other pictures show almost nothing new,. No pictures of the sides of the car (quarters and rockers except for one rear...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 06-22-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,881
Posted By paul274854
# 1, it impossible to value a car just by looking...

# 1, it impossible to value a car just by looking at three pictures.

The proof is in examining it in detail. Obviously, it has been sitting for a while, which probably means a new brake system, a...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 05-31-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,937
Posted By paul274854
Never gets to operating temperature??? Sounds...

Never gets to operating temperature??? Sounds like something is wrong. Engines can run too cool, probably as bad as running too hot.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 04-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,988
Posted By paul274854
Power steering fluid should not be used with...

Power steering fluid should not be used with early Ford power steering units as it tends to leak because it has a different composition. Use trans fluid as mentioned previously, Type F should be...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 04-04-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,937
Posted By paul274854
I just saw in my prior response I said 10/20 --...

I just saw in my prior response I said 10/20 -- this should have been 10/40.

You don't have to buy special oils. Ordinary over the counter oils will do. I run Rotella T 15/40 in my 56, have...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,937
Posted By paul274854
You can use any 10/20 or 20/50 oil with no...

You can use any 10/20 or 20/50 oil with no worries as well as the previously mentioned 15/40 Rotella T. All these have enough ZDDP for a Yblock

Do not use any oil marked "For Gasoline Engines Only"...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 02-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By paul274854
56 and 57's had the emblem you showed The 55's...

56 and 57's had the emblem you showed


The 55's had crossed flags on the front.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,068
Posted By paul274854
Make sure the car is at operating temperature...

Make sure the car is at operating temperature when checking level.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 05-08-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,443
Posted By paul274854
By "Bussbar" do you mean the ignition resistor?...

By "Bussbar" do you mean the ignition resistor? The Tbird used a upright metal clad resistor, not the ceramic unit seen on some cars.

Do the points spark when turning it over?

Start tracing where...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 01-28-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,486
Posted By paul274854
If your not redoing the Bird for Concours, I...

If your not redoing the Bird for Concours, I recommend going with an electric unit. I also recommend the unit from New Port Engineering. With this kit, you use the factory switch. Either two speed...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 01-28-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,868
Posted By paul274854
Soft tops for all three years were...

Soft tops for all three years were manual.

Besides a factory top, Prestige Tbirds sells a very nice top that looks good, is well made and is reasonable in cost. I had one for quite a few years...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 11-18-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,486
Posted By paul274854
Get the 1955-57 Thunderbird Parts Illustrated...

Get the 1955-57 Thunderbird Parts Illustrated manual. It shows all the various components of the early TBirds.

CTCI has the manual. Join CTCI if you haven't already - the magazine alone is worth...
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