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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-29-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By tbird430convt
The chrome is near perfect and the red paint is...

The chrome is near perfect and the red paint is excellent. Interior and dash are perfect Engine compartment is real nice. Runs great all power works including top. On a scale of 1-10 the car is a...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-27-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By tbird430convt
1960 T-Bird 430 convertible A/C

Looking to sell my 1960 Thunderbird Convertible. It has a 430 with air conditioning. The car is a rust free Arizona super straight specimen. PS,PW,Pseat,A/C,Auto,Skirts,Tinted Glass,Spot light...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 02-06-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By tbird430convt
hood

I could use a decent 58-60 hood. Doesn't have to perfect but good. NYC area email-krautobody@yahoo.com or 7180459-3030 and ask for Keith
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-02-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By tbird430convt
For exhaust only use Kepich in hemmings.I have...

For exhaust only use Kepich in hemmings.I have used him for 20 years. He is reliable and straight forward. Just remember one thing,if you are not buying AP,Merit/Arvin or Walker exhaust done on...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 04-06-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,983
Posted By tbird430convt
pump rod

These early design fuel pump rods led to vapor locking because as they wore the pump lever lost it's maximum throw. They later ones worn too but not as quickly.The problem of the steel used wasn't...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By tbird430convt
Get a Moog catalog .There are hundreds and...

Get a Moog catalog .There are hundreds and hundreds of bushings listed in the back of the book and you will have to match dimensions. There will absolutely be something exact or real close. Maybe the...
Forum: General Announcements 03-11-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,260
Posted By tbird430convt
Alexander Pass away

I have the sad task to inform the club that at approximately
6:00 PM March 10,2008 Alexander Sosiak passed away after a year long battle with cancer. It is a great loss to me as a friend for 30 years...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-30-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,717
Posted By tbird430convt
Modern timing lights

Modern timing lights are a big advantage when setting up an old car. When equipped with a digital tach and adjustable timing wheel in the back there is something you can do that couldn't be done when...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-26-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,395
Posted By tbird430convt
wrist pin

If you have a bad wrist pin the test is to disconnect the spark plug wire. If the noise does not go away it is a wrist pin. If it goes away it is a bearing. Although the engine was rebuilt it is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-25-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,858
Posted By tbird430convt
cardboard

A good idea when working on things that are close to a radiator like a fan clutch , water pump etc. is to get a cardboard box preferably a heavy one like a case of anti freeze comes in and take the...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 12-24-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,818
Posted By tbird430convt
The fact that water didn't run through the...

The fact that water didn't run through the manifold to keep it warm in cold conditions and supposedly quicker heat to the heater core was the reason for these stats. Honestly it was the stupidest...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-24-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,395
Posted By tbird430convt
rear main

Although you had the engine rebuilt 9 years ago the lack of usage is bad. The oil all goes back down and when you start it the crank is dry. Since the rear bearing is farthest from the oil pump and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-11-2007, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,399
Posted By tbird430convt
tag

It is positively a rebuilder's tag.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By tbird430convt
brakes

58 brakes are not like 59 and 60 the brake surface when new was barely adequate to do the job. Although the 58 weighs 1000 pounds more than a 2 seater 1957 they have the same brake system. As a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-16-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By tbird430convt
rear main

You must use a chinese finger(lisle or other brand of tool) to do the upper rear main seal.There are some tricks. You have to soak the rope in oil and roll it until it like dough until it becomes...
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