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Hi Geoffrey, good luck with getting the locks fixed. I see you called the Bird Nest. Don, Fred and the guys there have always been a tremendous help to me when I was restoring my '59 Tbird. They still are whenever I have a question regarding something that comes up on this Forum that I do not know the answer to. The same applies to the Bird House, in Delaware.

We here on the Forum have great respect for those of you overseas from us who are Tbird owners. You have the additional difficulties of not have salvage yards to go to for parts for our American cars. Plus you have the greatly increased expenses of having parts shipped to you, with little local availability to them. We will continue to do whatever we can to help you out. I suggest that you go through the Advertisements Forum and contact them by email or through their websites, asking them for their free catalogs. Once received, they will give you the opportunity to do price comparisons and availability between the various vendors.

Keep in mind that our members have helped us build a pretty good Technical Resource Library (TRL) especially for the Squarebirds. The link to it is always right below my signature link. So if you are looking for particular information, check out the TRL and see if we have it covered. You will find the wiring diagrams for your Squarebird there also.

Whatever you need, post it here and let our many terrific techies help you troubleshoot it. When working on something take one problem at a time and work through it. Don't start a number of different projects at the same time. Take plenty of pictures to refer back to before tearing into something. Put small parts in marked containers so that you will be able to find them easily when it comes time to put things back together. As a Paid Member, now you can post pictures directly on our server, showing us problem areas that you might be working on. Pictures help us troubleshoot your problems. If you do not know how to post pictures on here, let me know and I can send you some instructions. Right down below this box I am typing in is a section called Additional Options that as a Paid Member you should now be seeing. One of those options is Manage Attachments and that is where you go to when you want to post pictures.

Good luck with your restoration and repairs!
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:49 AM
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Geoffrey also welcome to our truly international site where you will find some of the most knowledgeable birders around.

As Ray has mentioned these guys / gals are good and can assist on just about any issue that you may have with your 59 to get it ready for February. Remember the TRL is a wealth of information that has been collected over the years by our members.
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Geoffrey, I meant to tell you that of the many excellent Tbird techies we have on this Forum, there is one in particular that you will want to know about. Carl Heller ~ partsetal, is a Squarebird owner who has several parts cars and a ton of parts for the Squarebird at his disposal. He knows Squarebirds inside and out. He ships Squarebird parts all over the world. So when you are looking for parts, consider sending Carl a Private Message or email to see what he has that you might need.
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I bet money that you will be needing a replacment POT METAL "fork" on the right front door lock cylinder.

They slide onto the ends of the lock cylinder & actuate the latch mechanism. Both of mine where broken off & laying down inside the door shell..

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Default regarding the heater core ... .

hey there. much appreciated as always guys...

I ordered new locks for the bird which should be here in a week`s time now, along with some other parts...

in the meantime i`m checkin out the heater parts.. i noticed that the manifold hole was plugged..

i also managed to have a quick look at the heater core. following some instructions from the 60`bird manual.. i managed to ... but am concerned about the parts attached to the core.. as i removed all the screws from the cover. is it difficult to remove the core? coz i really wouldnt like to damage other parts u know ... still i do think it needs replacement. coz when once i had the system plugged on my austin mini ... it was due to leakage from the heater core...


slowly slowly getting there.. heres a picture of the plug i told you about... Is there any fitting for sale or its just a threaded pipe? so that rubber pipe can be attached to it?

thanks guys ... i also posted a photo of my 59 bird hope you can see it guys

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I found a leak in my cooling system which originated from the heater control valve. The seal is fine but the input tube to the heater control valve at the firewall was rotted and broken causing coolant to seep through heater hose in the engine bay.

Now here's my question. Where can I find the exterior Heater valve that mounts in the engine bay?.

My current heater valve is cable operated.
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Most of the Tbird vendors have the new valve that mounts in the engine bay. They also have the longer cable that you will need, too.
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Hi Dan
Larry's has the heater core valve kit listed as B18495A for $75.95. I believe this is the valve and also the new longer cable required.

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Be certain to check for leaks on the new elbow that attaches to the heater core before you re-install the heater core. I did not and the new elbow leaked due to poor soldering. I received a new elbow and that was the same way. I had to get it soldered locally so it wouldn't leak. Attach the elbow to the heater core, plug the inlet and outlet and submerse in water. Watch for bubbles. I did complain to the supplier about the issue so maybe the manufacturer improved his process. Also, the new elbow did not line up exactly with the hole in the firewall. Or it could have been the new heater core. I had to slightly enlarge the hole in the firewall.
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My brand new heater core leaked also. I also ended up resoldering the connection to repair. Very good suggestion to test it prior to installation.
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