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Old 04-03-2012, 11:10 AM
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Thx Gary, I'm going to be putting some kind of headers on it, haven't found any that I know will fit a 59 T-bird yet. But yes, I'll eliminate the heat riser.
I ran by Autozone after work yesterday and picked up the gray and red ultra Permatex I'll be using. We got a heavy snow last night so it'll be the weekend before I do my intake.

thx to all, Dave J.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:33 PM
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- http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1978

- http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/Tbird1.htm

See if the above will help.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:11 PM
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The question is, do you have to use a bellhousing to engine block plate with a 390 and 4 speed toploader? Or can the bellhousing bolt right to the motor?

Update: Got the intake on quite seamlessly thx to all the good advice from you guys. I rigged my come-a-long to a rafter and lowered it down using two guide bolts in the head on one side. I could have gone a tad heavier on the 1/4 inch bead of ultra gray sealer but it still appears to have sealed nicely all the way across front and back.

Now I just have to find a lower Z-bar mount and push rod - I may have one lined up but not sure yet.

thx, Dave J
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:47 AM
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Yes, the plate is needed. It (one of many reasons) establishes the setback of the trans from the clutch asm to arrive @ proper adjustment.

Make doubly sure that the pilot bearing you will be using (ball/needle preferably) is the correct size and that the input shaft rides in @ the proper depth.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:14 AM
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Thx Gary, I don't remember how it was on my 1969 belvedere back in 1976 when I replaced it's clutch, but I don't remember a plate.
When i bought my toploader the guy had a Lakewood clutch shatter plate that he threw in. If I didn't need it I was going to try to sell it. Looks like I'll be keeping it!

regards, Dave J
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:58 PM
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H, I took tons of pictures, but I don't have one of the motor mounts attached to the block, and I can't find any online either.
Can anybody tell me which way they go on the block? Either with the open part of the "U" shape to the front, or to the back?

thx, Dave J
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:13 PM
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Whoops!
Sorry, I found it on page 1-44, fig 56.

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