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Old 08-25-2005, 01:50 AM
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Default '60 TBird Carburetor

All the manuals I've seen list either a Ford(4100?) or Carter (Both 4-barrels) as the available carb choices for that year. My 60 Convertible has an Autolite 2-Barrel carb..my problem is that I cannot get certain info/spares (such as gaskets for carb-spacer&spacer to manifold (2-port vs 4-port and different bolt patterns)..any ideas?..where can I find more info?..would this have been an original equipment?..I just can't see anyone going thru the trouble to change the manifold/intake system just to economize with a 2-barrel carb..thanks..John:-(
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:44 AM
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Welcome to the site.

No two barrels were installed on the Thunderbirds. Even those cars equipped with 332cid engines for export had four barrel carburetors.

The correct carburetor for the 352cid is the Ford 4100 while the 430cid had the Carter.

People do strange things with cars. I have seen in a magazine a 1959 Thunderbird with an earlier Y block engine.

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Old 08-25-2005, 09:49 AM
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Hi Alexander,

Thanks for the welcome and the reply..I'm now wondering what engine I have in this vehicle (recently aquired)..how can I tell..are there any particular identification marks/numbers for the 352?..

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Old 08-25-2005, 10:09 AM
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All the FE engines look pretty much alike. In fact, most no matter the bore have 352 stamped on them. A picture of intake manifold and engine would be helpful. Look for casting numbers on the intake manifold, cylinder heads and the front of the engine. I can look up the numbers to tell you what you have.

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Default RE: '60 TBird Carburetor

I also have a 2 barrel on my '60. The Intake has a stamped PN starting with C2, so I assume it's a '62 motor (or at least intake setup) from another Ford (Non-TBird).
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Old 08-25-2005, 09:40 PM
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Default RE: '60 TBird Carburetor

Fairlanes ,Galaxies, and large Mercurys from that era (58....late 60,s)also came with 352,s ...........but several used 2 barrel carbs as well as 4. Its the intake manifold that is different. One was set up for a 2 barrel..(spacer,ect)..the other a 4.
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Old 08-26-2005, 01:23 AM
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I was able to get some numbers.

On the Block (Front, left-hand side) it says C2AE

On top of the manifold, again left side: 2C6: and directly underneath that C2AE9(next number4 or letterA--not quite sure which)25D

There is cast writing and another, lengthy, number on the manifold at the rear (left side) but I have to rmove a hose going from the spacer to the (vacumn?) manifold to get at those.

Thanks everyone..

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That intake manifold is from 1962. It definitely came from a Ford other than a Thunderbird.

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John,
Looks like you and I have the same setups on our 60's. The number on the rear of the intake is probably the firing order.

Alexander, are the 4100 Carbs still available?. I think I need one for my '59. I've rebuilt mine twice, still not behaving. Or is there another good replacement..
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I recently had my Holley (incoorrect but it came with the car) rebuilt by a guy who does nothing but rebuild carburetors, and he has been doing it for over 20 years. He told me the carb was made in 2002 and had a machine that trued the various pieces to take out any warpage or uneveness. You may want to get it rebuilt by someone locally or an advertiser in Hemmings or another hobby magazine. Nothing like having a carburetor that came with the car and all the fittings and linkage bolt right up.
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