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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 04-24-2014, 02:58 PM
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Views: 603
Posted By 63-4drpost
flywheel cover 352-430

I have a nice, straight flywheel front cover plate off my 1960 T-Bird. $45.00 shipped. It bolts to the front of the bellhousing. thanks,Henry
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 04-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,812
Posted By 63-4drpost
Smile spacer?

hi, just wondered if you got the problem fixed? I think you have the wrong dampner for a crank mounted pump. just a thought,Henry
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 06-24-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,626
Posted By 63-4drpost
valve springs& TIME

something I have seen in way too many years of mekanik work on old cars, is the fact that if an engine sits for a lot of time, the valve springs get ticked-off and loose there tension. I installed a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,803
Posted By 63-4drpost
Smile Napa

got all the ball joints and bushings for my 1960 T-Bird from NAPA>when you do it, take the control arms off the car and replace the parts.
I put a rack and pinion from a 2000 Taurus in my Bird....
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 06-24-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,800
Posted By 63-4drpost
If it won't go, chrome it

Just kidding, that is the pretiest 430 I have evr seen. Nice job!
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 06-24-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,800
Posted By 63-4drpost
fuel pump

yep, easiest way(but NOT the only way) to ID a 430 is the fuel pump. 352 is mounted lower front of driver's side of engine, 430 is right on top of the front od engine, on the timing cover. Just a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-24-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,059
Posted By 63-4drpost
mekanik

I have been a Ford mechanic for about 60 years now, counting helping my Dad when I was 7. I took a carb off a wrecked 1942 ford v8, took it completely apart. Thought I really did something! Then Dad...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-24-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By 63-4drpost
carb

from my experience, stay away from the AVS carbs. not a bad carb, just the last one on the list. If you have the stock 4100 4-barrel. I can rebuild it for you(or anyone) for $150.00 shipped to you....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-19-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,415
Posted By 63-4drpost
air shocks

I have new air shocks on my 1960 bird, work great. especially nice since the lakes pipes were hitting every bump in the road!!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-19-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By 63-4drpost
trans

the transmission is different, but will fit between a 352 and 430. In 1960. the 430 has different rear mounts like they said. one of the parts housed should be able to help you.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By 63-4drpost
cam design

I read FOMOCO did the cam redesign to prevent cam walk. I know every other engine I have rebuilt has the bigger cam bearings in front and smaller cam bearings to the rear, but did not know why. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By 63-4drpost
Smile 430

Thanks for the info, now if I can remember it.
I had a 1962 Lincon convertible about 12 years ago, paid $1,500.00 for it. was a nice car, but my wife and i were cruising down the highway one Sunday...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-28-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By 63-4drpost
Angry my most recent screw-up!!

now I know why my wife sticks around, to see what I can screw-up next!!
I had Oregon cam grinding regrind my 430 cam last year.worked fine, until a bout Janurary, started to miss very bad. so i...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-25-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By 63-4drpost
shipping

My grandson and I made a 2x4 crate, then weighed the tranmission in the crate, 175#. Fed Ex said $178.00 to Carollton, tx. I did not know your adres. I may be able to put the converter in with the...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-24-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By 63-4drpost
trans

I will get them ready to ship tomorrow, in 2 boxes. sorry so slow, had to get my son to help get it.Henry.You can cal me at 712-733-8809 if need to.Henry
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,835
Posted By 63-4drpost
air bags??

just to be clear, there are NO safe cars.
anyhow, I think there is someone making airbags for old cars, I may be nuts(ask my wife of 46 years) but I think I saw them somewhre.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By 63-4drpost
Thumbs up washing machine motor

I know now why i love this forum! Guys that actually are smart enough to build a battery charger out of a generator and washing machine motor!! Finally, someone with a REAL "mechanic's" brain like...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-19-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By 63-4drpost
automatic

Yes, I still have it. It is at my sons shed.
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 01-20-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,800
Posted By 63-4drpost
430 swap

I put a 1959 Merc 430 in my 1960 T-Bird.
welded home-made front motor mounts to frame(I used a piece of Model t FRAME RAIL,GOOD IRON)
BOLTED TO THE 352 CRUISEMATIC NO PROBLEMS
exhaust, oil pan , all...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-19-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,759
Posted By 63-4drpost
get rid of that single piston M/cylinder

I feel a lot safer with the 1973 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup dual master cylinder I installed on my 1960 T-Bird! can't see any reason to risk your life with an obsolete single "widow maker" it is really...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 01-19-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 791
Posted By 63-4drpost
seat belts with retractors 1960

I removed the back seat from my 1960 T-Bird and found 2 old seat belts with the retractors. If anyone wants them, I can send a picture to your email. what are they worth??
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-19-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,766
Posted By 63-4drpost
worn-out

probably the clutch piston seal is worn so bad it takes a few seconds to build clutch plate pressure because of the leakage past the piston seals. tear it down and put new seals and clutches in it...
Forum: Our Rides 01-19-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,704
Posted By 63-4drpost
My 1960 Hot Rod T-Bird

It came with a shot 352 cruisematic.Now has a 1959 T-Bird 430, 350HP, 3-speed stick. Floor shifter. was torquoise, sith 2-tone blue interior,now Monte Carlo red with red and black interior. not...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 11-24-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,923
Posted By 63-4drpost
sodium valves

Got the T-bird torn down, found the head of a exhaust valve laying against the piston. put about a 1/8" gouge in the piston, dressed it down with a file. Dug out the original stock valves from my 430...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 11-09-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By 63-4drpost
sodium valve

I pulled the valve covers off today, and the rocker arms. When i removed the rockr arms from the drivers side, the #8 exhaust valve spring and about 2" of the valve come off too.It pulled the valve...
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