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Old 06-29-2012, 02:04 PM
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Jiri ~ Rock&Roll Firebird, our first member in the Czech Republic just recently bought a '59 Tbird Convertible with a red leather interior. He has asked me to post some pix of her and to ask you what he should be thinking about having shipped to him in the way of parts for it. I have just sent him information regarding oil and oil filters from bcomo's oil and oil filter study posted several years back. I know the AC is not working and it looks to me that the belt is missing. I think Dave Dare has it right when he says don't throw money in parts at it unless you know you need them. But I know that Jiri is thinking that, with many of our overseas members, it is costly and time consuming to get parts sent. So if he knows in advance that he will need certain parts, he wants to get them started to him, either in the Conex the Tbird will be shipped in or coming behind it in other packages.

I have a lot of pix to show you, so please look them over and list here anything that you see that should be or must be replaced before he drives that car. It is my understanding that the car certainly is drivable now, but without AC. He thanks you for any help you can give him.

First, pix of the Tbird.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:13 PM
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Here are some more pix of the outside and the trunk area.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:17 PM
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Here are some pix of the red leather interior and dash area. The dash pad looks to be in very good condition. I do not know if all the gauges work, but I think he said they do.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:28 PM
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Here are the pix of what she looks like underneath her.
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Here are the last of the pix, with some of the engine bay and the last of the underside pix.

Please let him know if you see anything that would prevent him from driving the car, or anything that should be replaced before he attempts to drive it. As I said, it is my understanding that this is a good driving car as it is at the time he bought it. So I understand the seller said....
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:01 PM
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I saw this when it was posted on Ebay. It looks like a lot of work has already been done to it. There's some surface rust on the exhaust but it looks fairly new. The gas tank looks new also. My main concern would be the brakes. The lines look ok but it's hard to tell just from pictures. The front shocks look old so I would check those. Nothing else sticks out to me that needs immediate attention. It's a nice solid car.

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I'd be curious about the gas line and the brake line (or is it a green wire?) in the makeshft screw down brackets. The lack of a battery hold down caught my eye also.
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the universals looked kinda dry. A grease job is probably a good idea.
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The AC belt is missing and does provide a redundant belt for the waterpump. If you lose the generator belt, it will overheat. I'd go ahead and order a complete set of belts so that you have them available. I found I can't walk into an auto parts store any more and get any belt I want without ordering it. Maybe you'd be lucky, but I'm not.
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Thanks, Jim! Can someone post some auto parts houses stock numbers of the belts he is going to need so he knows what to buy? I see Bird Nest has them. For a 1959 with a 352 engine he needs a Model #7430 for AC, 2 Model #7380 for power steering w/AC and a Model #7541 for AC. I would assume the other Tbirds parts houses have them also. I think I would rather get them from one of our dealers because they know what the car needs and stocks only those for our cars.
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