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Old 07-15-2006, 06:44 AM
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My 1959 352 tbird came to australia missing the air cleaner centre lid and the carb .
I am replacing the carb and intake manifold using a edelbrock 2105 intake and a 670 avenger holley but i want to still have the appearance of a stock engine (air cleaner), could someone post a picture for me please of the correct air cleaner centre lid . and then maybe some suggestions where to find one.... ah the 1st of many questions!

I have a long way to go... can anyone tell me what it is like to drive one of these beauts?

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Old 07-15-2006, 07:55 AM
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Default RE: correct air cleaner

http://www.squarebirds.org/my59tbirdengine.jpg

Try one of the vendors on our links page on the main site to get a center for the air cleaner. The center interchanges with a lot of Ford products of this era.

Handling on these car is above average for a a 1950's era vehicle. Brakes are below average.

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Old 07-15-2006, 01:57 PM
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I'm in love with your car. Mine is the same color and I hope mine turns out as well Alexander.
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Old 07-15-2006, 02:00 PM
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do you know where I can get those hose clips for the a/c and heater hoses? Mine are missing. old rusty are ok. I also do chrome electroplating and zincating and copy-cad on small parts as a hobby.
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Old 07-15-2006, 02:13 PM
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Are you talking about the large clip on each side? I am not sure if they are reproduced. You certainly can get them used. Ask one of the vendors on our links page.

I just painted mine with silver cad paint. I would love to have them in the original finish.

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Old 07-15-2006, 03:05 PM
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Yes the large clips and if anyone has some used I'll buy or trade parts for them. They are not made anywhere I could find. I'll try the vendors for repro or used.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:44 PM
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Absolutely beautiful engine compartment detailing... ;-)

Where did you get the air cleaner and rockers covers chromed?
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:51 PM
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Default One On E-BAY Now...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-...QQcmdZViewItem

Have someone here more familiar with the appearance verify it for you...
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:23 PM
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Help is this lid correct? 180007350400

thanks:+
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Old 07-16-2006, 07:52 AM
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It appears to be the same as on the assembly being offered;

http://i21.ebayimg.com/02/i/07/a9/1c/15_1.JPG

http://i15.ebayimg.com/03/i/07/b2/e3/dd_1.JPG

I would say yes but you had better wait for a reply from someone more familiar with the BIRD.
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