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Forum: Anything Goes! 09-07-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Howard Prout
Chromed Fendeer Skirts

I have two pair of fender skirts - one chromed and one painted. Attached are pictures of the chromed ones mounted on my '59 Bird.
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 05-22-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By Howard Prout
1959 Thunderbird Convertible For Sale

Serial No. J9YJ116209. Optional factory 430 cu. in. engine. Mostly original except front disc brakes and two stage power disc brake booster. Most factory options including power steering, power...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-27-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By Howard Prout
I cut a piece of steel to fit the opening and...

I cut a piece of steel to fit the opening and then had it chrome plated.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,835
Posted By Howard Prout
The bottom line is who cares whose engine it is...

The bottom line is who cares whose engine it is or what size it is, etc. Some of us have over chromed various parts of our cars. I even have chromed fender skirts on mine - definitely not a factory...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,835
Posted By Howard Prout
Take a closer look at the picture, Ray. That is a...

Take a closer look at the picture, Ray. That is a 430 engine. The body colour is Doeskin Beige - as is my car. Also, look at the vacuum lines - they have one way valves in them to separate the intake...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,835
Posted By Howard Prout
That's an interesting looking engine compartment,...

That's an interesting looking engine compartment, Ray. But when did you do the engine swap? I thought you had a 352 - that looks like a 430 to me. As a matter of fact it looks like MY 430. I guess...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Howard Prout
I'm wondering if a previous owner has modified...

I'm wondering if a previous owner has modified the wiring on your car. Mine has only one switch for the trunk deck - and it is keyed. When the switch is unlocked it will release the trunk deck...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-28-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By Howard Prout
I have a convertible - they have an electric...

I have a convertible - they have an electric trunk release button.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-08-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,009
Posted By Howard Prout
I am not sure what you mean by "converting"...

I am not sure what you mean by "converting" lights to gauges. I have six auxiliary gauges in my Squarebird, three mechanical - manifold vacuum, oil pressure and auxiliary vacuum (I have a 430 with an...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 07-19-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,989
Posted By Howard Prout
I am surprised that nobody has answered your...

I am surprised that nobody has answered your query. I think somebody like Carl Heller (aka partsetal) would have answers to both your questions. My 430 has a functioning vacuum pump so the drive...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 07-19-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,271
Posted By Howard Prout
The Parts Book shows the same part number for the...

The Parts Book shows the same part number for the drive shafts in both 352 and 430 equipped 1959 models and I assume there was no change for 1960 so I assume the length is the same - 52". I hope this...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-19-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By Howard Prout
It has been a lot of years since I bought mine. I...

It has been a lot of years since I bought mine. I don't know who made it. I probably bought it from Rick Muck's Thunderbird Parts in Clarence Center, NY before he sold the business. I left it in the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,111
Posted By Howard Prout
Check the date code on any tires you purchase....

Check the date code on any tires you purchase. Many industry experts recommend that we shouldn't run on tires more than five years from their date of manufacture and to definitely remove tires from...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 02-04-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,233
Posted By Howard Prout
In 1965, Canada and the US signed an Auto Pact....

In 1965, Canada and the US signed an Auto Pact. Prior to the Auto Pact, both countries imposed tariffs on vehicles moving from one country to the other. As a result very few if any vehicles produced...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,233
Posted By Howard Prout
I would tend to agree with Dave (simplyconnected)...

I would tend to agree with Dave (simplyconnected) that it seems strange that "Fairlane" and "Galaxie" would be used in the same model name but if you look at the attached page from the Ford Canada...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,892
Posted By Howard Prout
I personally think the new photo shows the way it...

I personally think the new photo shows the way it is supposed to be.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-12-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,892
Posted By Howard Prout
Ah ha! The light finally went on. Now I...

Ah ha! The light finally went on. Now I understand the issue Anders is raising. I checked the skirts on "Old Betsy" last night and found that the handles on the two sides are in different positions,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-11-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,892
Posted By Howard Prout
I don't have a clear idea of what your problem...

I don't have a clear idea of what your problem is. Do the skirts fit the fender openings fairly well? I put new patch panels on the rear quarters of my '59 and had to do a fair bit of cosmetic...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Howard Prout
I had a difficult time finding disk brake...

I had a difficult time finding disk brake compatible wheels for my '59 when I was doing the disk brake conversion. I couldn't find any locally so I eventually got Ray Clark to get me three rims from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-12-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,175
Posted By Howard Prout
There seems to be a lot of different numbers...

There seems to be a lot of different numbers floating around on this. The attached is the chart from the Master Parts Catalogue. B7A-5310-Q is for a 352 engine and B7A-5310-L is for a 430 engine....
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-01-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Howard Prout
I thought the difference between a two door coupe...

I thought the difference between a two door coupe and a two door hardtop convertible was that a coupe has a pillar separating the front and back side windows whereas a hardtop has no pillar. As I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Howard Prout
Great show Dave. Thanks again for the invitation...

Great show Dave. Thanks again for the invitation to be there as well but unfortunately things did work out to do so.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By Howard Prout
I run a six blade flex fan inside a Galaxy shroud...

I run a six blade flex fan inside a Galaxy shroud with no problems.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By Howard Prout
I converted from manual to electric (original)...

I converted from manual to electric (original) close to 30 years ago and have had no problems other than dirty switch contact points.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-30-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,203
Posted By Howard Prout
The advantage of Diamondbacks is that they will...

The advantage of Diamondbacks is that they will customize the carcasses of your choice to accommodate the width of stripe you want. The problem I have with them is that to do so they grind out the...
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