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Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,258
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
I would not use the Mustang's 289 as an example...

I would not use the Mustang's 289 as an example of how to route the vacuum advance line. BTW the first photo appears to be from a '66 Galaxie, the second photo from FE-equipped Fairlane GT. The...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,258
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
I would not use the Mustang's 289 as an example...

I would not use the Mustang's 289 as an example of how to route the vacuum advance line. The first photos appears to be from a '66-'67 Galaxie, the second photo from FE-equipped Fairlane GT, BTW. The...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,088
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
Best suggestion: buy the reprints of the factory...

Best suggestion: buy the reprints of the factory Body/Trim/Sealer AND the Electrical Assembly manuals and study them thoroughly for dash-related items, as well as read the instructions in the '62...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,907
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
In 1966 Lincoln enlarged the 430 to 462 cu.in. -...

In 1966 Lincoln enlarged the 430 to 462 cu.in. - Those engines received a similar version of the decal pictured on a blue-painted air cleaner (all Ford-made engines were painted Ford Corporate Blue...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
Classic symptom of bad steering gearbox that was...

Classic symptom of bad steering gearbox that was also the subject of recalls when new. One of the seals in the piston may have a nick or the bore may have a score in it, allowing for fluid to surge...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-07-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,293
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
Touche', John :-)

Touche', John :-)
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-07-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,293
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
It wasn't done away with - please re-read my...

It wasn't done away with - please re-read my previous post. The switch was revised to get rid of the mechanical kick-down linkage component. It was relocated and designed so that it was placed inside...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-06-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,293
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
WRONG, jopizz! What's pictured is very much...

WRONG, jopizz! What's pictured is very much factory - it's used '61-only on T-birds with air conditioning. It cut power to the A/C compressor clutch when there's a drop in vacuum, such as when...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-24-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,246
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
The mirror in question carries the part number...

The mirror in question carries the part number B9A 17683-A, nicknamed the "Delta Wing Head" mirror. As dealers could use virtually any of the external mirrors offered at the time, they did show up on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-22-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,346
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
I'm sorry, but I can't let this go. For as...

I'm sorry, but I can't let this go. For as beautiful as it is, you do realize that you don't have the right engine in it. The H-M-built Grand National stock cars ran 430s with a heavy-duty 3-speed...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
The term "flairbird" didn't really become popular...

The term "flairbird" didn't really become popular until the mid-1990s when Jerry Wotel developed mailings lists for Classic and Vintage T-birds; when the Vintage list was split up in 1995-1996 or so,...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
Nope. A previous owner took the easy way out and...

Nope. A previous owner took the easy way out and repainted the engine bay in black. As delivered from the factory the engine bay was painted the same color as the exterior, with the firewall being...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-19-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,157
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
352tb430 and I had the opportunity to really look...

352tb430 and I had the opportunity to really look this setup over at the VTCI International in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon of the meet. Here's a few observations I have about what we found:

1....
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,193
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
Tonneau cover is sold.

Tonneau cover is sold.
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,193
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
FS - Fiberglass Tonneau Cover

1961-63 style tonneau cover - modified for use on 64-66 by adding dip in rear to match trunk profile, with center support cut out to clear console. Padded headrests not per original. Was going to use...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
I have a repop 61-63-style tonneau cover for sale...

I have a repop 61-63-style tonneau cover for sale that was modified for use in a 64-66 by adding a dip in the rear for the trunk profile and cutting out a little above the center to clear the...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
Castillian Gold is for 1963-1964 390s. Gold...

Castillian Gold is for 1963-1964 390s.

Gold Bronze Metallic was used in 1965: Ford # M-842; Numbers from 1965-era paint charts: Ditzler # 21903, DuPont Dulux # 58639. Lucky for you it was also used...
Forum: 1967 To 2005 Thunderbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-01-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,085
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
If you're referring to the Electronic Control...

If you're referring to the Electronic Control Module (ECM), the only company I'm aware of that may be offering refurbished units would be Cardone out of Pennsylvania, which is mentioned in the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-05-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
If you want a spray can from the local auto parts...

If you want a spray can from the local auto parts store, here's the closest matches to Ford M-2J-998 Engine Blue, used '58-'65 on 352s, '60-'63 144 I-6s, '64-'65 200 I-6s, and '63-'64 260...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,478
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
Ray, I've already posted the question to the...

Ray, I've already posted the question to the Lincoln people. One person posted a link back to this discussion on the topic:
...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,478
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
I've seen them before on '60 'Birds that I've...

I've seen them before on '60 'Birds that I've documented, including a '60 convertible that used to be owned by a former VTCI South East Regional Director. I haven't found out the significance of this...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-28-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
Kudos, Jim - scanning and mirroring a LH original...

Kudos, Jim - scanning and mirroring a LH original item digitally in order to produce a 3D-printed pattern is one of the great things about living in the here and now. I predict that as the price for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
For the record: A "hubcap" just literally...

For the record:

A "hubcap" just literally covers the hub. In context of wheels/tires, it would cover the center of the wheel, but not the entire wheel. Some also call these "dog dishes" or "poverty...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,335
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
Tracking down when during '59 production a...

Tracking down when during '59 production a factory-installed fully-automatic top became available is something people have talked about for decades. Many of the electrical parts for the system in the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By Alan H. Tast, AIA
I know it's been almost 10 years since we were...

I know it's been almost 10 years since we were knee-deep in digging through all the literature we had at our disposal and almost 8 since the last major revisions to it, and it looks like there are...
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