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Old 11-03-2018, 10:20 AM
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When I removed the radiator I found that the lower left radiator mount capture nut had rusted out. After fishing out the remnants with a magnet-on-stick I ordered replacements. They have different threads than the originals which is not a huge deal but I cannot figure out how to get the replacement into the hole! It just seems too big, but on the bench comparing to the rusted remnant I'm not seeing a difference in dimensions... Is there a trick or tool I need?
Related question...how to I remove the center and right hand side mounts?
Another related question...should I just forget the whole thing and just go with two mounts ? Perhaps coincidentally, but perhaps not, the radiator leak that started this adventure was on the left hand side.
As Always Thanks In Advance For The Advice!
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:55 PM
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Del,
The long part of the nut goes in first, then you might need the bolt inserted to tilt it upward.
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:50 PM
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Thanks Carl!
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:05 AM
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thats crazy i stripped my bird all the way down before but dont remember seeing those. Learn something new every day
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thats crazy i stripped my bird all the way down before but dont remember seeing those. Learn something new every day

That's one of the joys of this site. The knowledge base is amazing.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:36 PM
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Where did you purchase the clips? What is the part number?
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Try here:
https://www.larrystbird.com/product/...t-fender-6566/

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Old 12-03-2018, 10:13 AM
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I found them at the local True Value Hardware.
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Wow, that's a good find at a hardware store. I always thought these were Ford designed parts with limited applications.
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Where did you purchase the clips? What is the part number?
Bird Nest Part#359613-S2
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