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Here are the two pix that Tommy sent me of the engine. I have never seen an expansion tank with the cap on the end like this on a Tbird! I will post the other pix Tommy sent in the Our Rides Forum. The exterior and interior is really nice looking that he is getting!
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I've seen that overflow tank before but not on a squarebird. Also unless the bell housing was painted that could be a Fordomatic transmission. If the valve covers were originally black the motor could be out of a '58 Ford. I'd be curious to see if it has solid lifters rather than hydraulic.

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I've seen that overflow tank before but not on a squarebird. Also unless the bell housing was painted that could be a Fordomatic transmission. If the valve covers were originally black the motor could be out of a '58 Ford. I'd be curious to see if it has solid lifters rather than hydraulic.

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Hi John, I bought it without hearing it run. I know the owner very well and trust him but not sure about solid lifters or not. I know someone wrote with yellow marker on both heads t-60. So now i'm really confused. I can't remember the difference in bell housing on cruise or fordo. Thanks Tommy"
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Might be a later model engine??

Only the '58 T-Bird 352's had black valve covers & blue blocks. The '59s are black blocks with BLUE valve covers, & the '60 352's used black blocks with yellow valve covers. ALL 3 years used the white air cleaners- Even on the 430cid 1959-60 Birds.

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Hi Jon, I can't figure it out and I didn't hear it run so I don't know if it has solid lifters or not. Jopizz thinks it could be a fordomatic I can't remember the difference, maybe it is a 58, but someone wrote with yellow marker t-60 on both heads. Thanks for your help. Tommy"
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The heads look to be from a later model. Notice the threaded plugs in the head on the exhaust port, the air injector tube plumbing once resided with these heads.
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The Fordomatic had an aluminum bell housing if I'm not mistaken.

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The Fordomatic had an aluminum bell housing if I'm not mistaken.

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Hi John, does that look like cast to you or aluminum. Thanks Tommy"
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The heads look to be from a later model. Notice the threaded plugs in the head on the exhaust port, the air injector tube plumbing once resided with these heads.
Hi Ken, when you say later any idea how much later. Do you think it is later then a 1960? Thanks Tommy"
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Hi John, does that look like cast to you or aluminum. Thanks Tommy"
Unless it's been painted it looks too shiny for cast iron.

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Hi Ken, when you say later any idea how much later. Do you think it is later then a 1960? Thanks Tommy"
Thermal Emission (Air Pump) began in 1966.

Might I ask a favor? Regarding the surge tank, if and when you get around to taking it off, can you check for a I.D. Tab (soldered to tank) and post the findings here? I have never seen one in that configuration...
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