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Old 09-21-2012, 10:55 AM
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From the Tech resources library I found:

Turquoise (Engine):
1958 - Ford 332//T-bird 332-Export Engine Block, Heads, Intake, Front Cover, Water Pump, Oil Pan
1959-1960 - Ford 352-2v Valve Covers (Need to verify if also used on T-bird Low Compression/Export engines)
Ditzler Enamel: DQE-12007
Ford #: M1J-951

Could anyone post a picture of an engine with this correct color?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:13 AM
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I've never seen a Thunderbird with a 332 engine. Unless one of our members overseas has an import model it might be difficult to find a picture. I know 1959 Fords used turquoise. Here's a picture of one.

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Would the block be that same color? No expansion tank?
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The '59 Fords did not use an expansion tank. All Thunderbirds did. I'm only guessing but I imagine the export '58 Thunderbirds with a 332 engine had black valve covers, black expansion tank, white air cleaner, white fan and turquoise block, intake, heads, water pump, oil pan and timing cover.

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:05 PM
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The '59 Fords did not use an expansion tank.

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Hmm... Just learned my factoid for the day.

I suppose the 58 FORD did not use a tank either?

The engine photo above, that is a 59 FORD 332? If so, was the 352 a deeper blue?
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As far as the '59 Fords go the sixes and 292's were painted red, the 332's turquoise and the 352's were blue. At least the ones that I've seen. That doesn't mean they were painted correctly. The '58 Fords didn't use an expansion tank either.

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As far as the '59 Fords go the sixes and 292's were painted red, the 332's turquoise and the 352's were blue. At least the ones that I've seen. That doesn't mean they were painted correctly. The '58 Fords didn't use an expansion tank either.

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This is true for the '59 Ford CAR line- Fairlanes, Galaxies, Ranchero's, etc.

The 1958 T-bird was the 1st car to use the cross flow radiator design (side tanks) here in the states. That, and space limitations, required use of the over flow tank design used in the Squarebirds. The regular 1958-59 Ford car line still used the top/bottom mount radiator tanks....
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...The regular 1958-59 Ford car line still used the top/bottom mount radiator tanks....
Top/bottom tanks. but side mounts (four 5/16" bolt clearance holes). There's no separate expansion tank. The top radiator tank has a baffle about an inch from the top so the radiator top has its own expansion tank

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This is true for the '59 Ford CAR line- Fairlanes, Galaxies, Ranchero's, etc.


The 1958 T-bird was the 1st car to use the cross flow radiator design (side tanks) here in the states. That, and space limitations, required use of the over flow tank design used in the Squarebirds. The regular 1958-59 Ford car line still used the top/bottom mount radiator tanks....
OK, that explains it.

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