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Old 03-11-2003, 07:28 PM
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Dear Birders
I have the 352ci in my 60 Bird and it runs smooth,but when the car hits around 60-70 MPH there is a strange knocking noise like if you were to gargle a glass of water from the engine. Its hard to explain the noise in words but it only happens when i put my foot on the gas pedal,if the car free wheels at speed there is no noise. I have been told that it sounds like my hydraulic lifters and possible pushrods need to be replaced. My car has covered 85000 miles and is beleived to be correct it also does not use alot of oil . The engine idles very well and still has plenty power left on standing starts.
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Old 03-11-2003, 11:21 PM
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It may be the heat riser rapping on the right side.

Put the car in park with the parking brake on and rev the engine. See if you see the heat riser move back and forth causing that noise.

Chock the wheels too before you do this if you have a loose linkage that allows the car to come out of park into reverse.

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Old 03-12-2003, 10:32 AM
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I will try this at the weekend so if it is the heat riser where can i get a new one?.
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Old 03-12-2003, 10:48 AM
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Bobs Bird House and other vendors now have reproductions if yours is bad.

It may be just that the heat riser lever is hitting against the chassis. Over the years, the motor may slip on the motor mounts. It happened to my 1959 Thunderbird. You can loosen the mounts and raise the engine back up and then retighten the mounts.

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