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Default Restoration goes on.....and on.....and on

Hello out there,

after my crash, I reported, I made the decision to do more restoration than I had planned.

We checked the front part of the car and found that the bolts which hold the whole frontend were slightly loose. We checked deeper and found some corrosion there.
Ok, we took everything apart and bring all parts to a kind of a acid-bath that cleaned up all dirt and paint and got after a special neutralization a full bath phosphatic primer.

Now see on the attached pictures the new frontend of my car.
Looks much better then before, not that black, now more original.

I have to interrupt restoration now, because I am waiting for parts I ordered in Corona.
That are two doors, quaterpanel rear left side, bumpers front and rear rechromed, transmission and power steering gear.

These parts are on the way by ship, I expect them mid september. Then I hope we can continue.

For that I need some Information. I was asked about a set of new mounting parts for the front fenders. What parts are there all involved.Do I have to order them separately or are sets available?

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Default As restoration goes on now problems with sealings

Hallo to the community,

may be You remember that I restore my 61 T-Bird.
As You can imagine we dig us from point to point an therefore we took the car totally apart did some welding, took the front frame off, give the car newer doors, all new painting and so on.

But now we hang while mounting the door sealings.

The problem we have is the rubber sealing at the roof which seals the window at its top side.
The sealing is made in U-form, when we adjust the window so that the window frame dives in the open U, we can not open the door with a closed window.

When we adjust the window so that the frame presses against one side of the open U so that one side of the the U is folding in, we can open the door with closed window but the window pushes not high enough, the motors are not strong enough because the rubber of the sealing is to hard an there is about half of an inch left.
I do not know what is the correct adjustment and how is the original?

The 61 body trim sealant assembly manual does not show this detail.

Is there anybody who can give me the details and show me what is the correct and original adjustment?????

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Question whpaul see it is older post

How does it run with edelbrock parts??
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Hello Tealbird,
the answer is this...

first I had some trouble with cold start. The problem was very simple and had to do with the push-rods. A drop of oil fixed it.
Then I could not test because my wheels could not be aligned and the car was shaking heavily over 50mph.
I ordered new wheels than it works. Then I had to drive carefully because the new engine had to brake in.

But last week I was on the Highway (remember we have no speed limit) and I push the car very fast to a 125mph and that was long not the end. Other drivers had a interesting look on their face while I passed them.
The engine runs smooth and easy, idling is very good. It has a powerful acceleration much stronger then the org. Engine.
Reaktion on gas is although very nice.
With all the changes I think there should be more than 385hp.
The only thing what is not nice is the milage at high speed!!!

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Thumbs up lack of speed limit

Mom first learned to drive standard over there when dad was in us army 64-66 told me was exiciting good luck
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Wolfgang. Did you use edelbrock heads or have yours rebuilt?
?? Thanx. Jeff
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