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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 851
Posted By GTE427
The draft tube on the 430 is inside the block,...

The draft tube on the 430 is inside the block, you cannot see it from above when looking at the top side of the engine. The tube exits the left rear corner of the engine adjacent to the oil pan...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By GTE427
I have a set available from a 60 parts car....

I have a set available from a 60 parts car. However they should be re-pinned. On both hinges, they appear to have seized on one side of the hinge, causing the pin to break in half since the other...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By GTE427
John, Great. Do you know if the newer starters...

John,

Great. Do you know if the newer starters are compatible with the 430 engines?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By GTE427
Starter Drive, lever type starter/153 tooth flywheel

Came across this article to use the newer style lever type starter with the original 153 tooth flywheel. John Vermeersch of Michigan Total Performance has a solution, a Bendix drive that allows the...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 07-13-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By GTE427
Previous owner did an install like you mentioned....

Previous owner did an install like you mentioned. I've seen others where the valley pan was drilled with fitting attached to the pan. Hopefully others will have some suggestions.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-29-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,346
Posted By GTE427
I agree Carl, I also continue to see these tags....

I agree Carl, I also continue to see these tags. I do not have any fomoco manufacturing experience, but I do have a long time affinity with TBirds. Those tags consistently show up on 1960 Birds, junk...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-22-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,284
Posted By GTE427
The relay is locate inside the left rear fender...

The relay is locate inside the left rear fender cavity. Remove the cardboard side panel, you should see the relay mounted to the backside of the steel trunk side panel. Opposite where the fender...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,284
Posted By GTE427
Thanks for the youtube video, subscribed today.

Thanks for the youtube video, subscribed today.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,592
Posted By GTE427
Better refered to as a sneak circuit. Thanks for...

Better refered to as a sneak circuit. Thanks for the response Dave.

Dale056,
Great job on the restoration. I admire your work ethic, the pace at which this car is coming together is impressive,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-20-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,592
Posted By GTE427
Is it necessary to disconnect/tape the solenoid...

Is it necessary to disconnect/tape the solenoid end of the brown wire in this case (Pertronix) when removing the resistance wire?

Since it serve as a redundant 12VDC+ source, it would back feed the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-08-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,052
Posted By GTE427
Bench Bleed Master Cylinder Tool

While searching Rock Auto for a master cylinder on a late model Jeep, I came across a Cardone DYI link to bleeding the MC.
This method was new to me and I thought to share with those that may not be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-07-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,325
Posted By GTE427
The original COM transmission cooling lines enter...

The original COM transmission cooling lines enter the passenger side of the tranny, made sense to do the same with the radiator connections to avoid crossing sides with the lines. Check the line...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-30-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By GTE427
While the front of the ring gear looks to be in...

While the front of the ring gear looks to be in good condition. The wear would be on the backside of the ring gear since the drive pulls into the ring gear from behind. You'll have to feel the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-26-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By GTE427
If the water was found in the front floor area,...

If the water was found in the front floor area, you may also have to consider the cowl at the base of the windshield could be leaking. The leaking cowl will produce standing water.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By GTE427
Could you talk about the shift collar more. I...

Could you talk about the shift collar more. I thought the wear to the collar happens where the roll pin goes thru the collar and lever. In the photos, it appears that a roll pin wasn't use, instead...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By GTE427
Dave, Thanks for the information. Sounds like...

Dave,
Thanks for the information. Sounds like there isn't a periodic flushing of Dot 5 required since it doesn't contaminate like Dot 3. However any moisture will settle, requiring the system to be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By GTE427
Also keep in mind that the 58 and 59 used a clip...

Also keep in mind that the 58 and 59 used a clip and one screw as a retainer, the 60 used two screws. If parts get interchanged thru the years, mismatches may occur. If you know a piece was lost then...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By GTE427
Went to flush the brake fluid over the weekend....

Went to flush the brake fluid over the weekend. The vac pulled purple fluid from the master cylinder. Water test confirms DOT 5. I'm holding DOT 3 at the ready, so I stop.

Do you recommend the same...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 06-10-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By GTE427
J is correct for the convertibles of 58, as is...

J is correct for the convertibles of 58, as is the 76A. But yeah the trim and axle should raise an eyebrow. I do respect the dealer for being upfront with disclosing the underbody rust and providing...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By GTE427
Here's a link to another tread about 430...

Here's a link to another tread about 430 dipsticks.
Not sure of the length on 352's, but represents an original style stick.
...
Forum: Events 04-17-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,874
Posted By GTE427
2012 Gt/cs

2012 Gt/cs
Forum: Our Rides 04-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,551
Posted By GTE427
Also noticed the chassis is missing the...

Also noticed the chassis is missing the traditional 430 motor mount brackets thus the mid mount would be in use. Carl, wouldn't this cause hood clearence issues? Maybe you could direct more questions...
Forum: Our Rides 04-01-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,551
Posted By GTE427
Using the 1959 service bulletin attached on...

Using the 1959 service bulletin attached on another thread, you should be able to decode the stamped assembly date. This does not pertain to casting numbers.

The assembly date is on the machined...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 01-08-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,456
Posted By GTE427
Some example photos to go with Carl's explanation.

Some example photos to go with Carl's explanation.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-06-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,346
Posted By GTE427
It would seem there is something with this brass...

It would seem there is something with this brass tag that has been lost to history. I found the same brass several years ago, and have seen two others on ebay listings over time. Each example was...
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