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    Hi i Hope you can help me, i have resontly both a 1960 Ford Thunderbird its J-code im having some trouble with the engine its making some noise from the cranckshaft now i have taking the engine out and taking it apart the cranckshaft is not looking good so my question is where can i get a new or used one ?

    Best regards Morten from Denmark

  • #2

    Velkommen !!!

    My wife's family is from Denmark - near Varde (Hundstrup) - been there visiting a few times and all over the countryside - wonderful country and friendly people - sure wish I could visit again soon.

    Try contacting one of the Tbird used parts vendors here on this forum. Carl Heller (partsetal) or possibly John Draxler (tbirdranch) - you can send them a PM (private message) through the forum. I'm sure they can help with the part or let you know of a source to find one.

    For a new one I would guess Summit racing or Jegs might be able to help and both places should be familiar with shipping internationally. I would email them to be sure you are getting the correct crankshaft. My car has the 352 so I am not too familiar with the 430 J code parts.

    Hope that helps,


    Danish version - probably not so good as your English

    Min kones familie er fra Danmark - nær Varde (Hundstrup) - været der på besøg et par gange og over hele landet - vidunderlige land og venlige mennesker - sikker på ville ønske jeg kunne besøge igen snart.

    Prøv at kontakte en af ​​de Tbird brugte dele leverandører her på dette forum. Carl Heller (partsetal) eller muligvis John Draxler (tbirdranch) - kan du sende dem en PM (privat meddelelse) gennem forum. Jeg er sikker på de kan hjælpe med den del, eller lade dig vide af en kilde for at finde én.

    For et nyt ville jeg gætte på topmødet racing eller Jegs måske kunne hjælpe, og begge steder bør være fortrolig med shipping internationalt. Jeg vil maile dem til at være sikker på du får de rigtige krumtapakslen. Min bil har de 352, så jeg ikke alt for bekendt med de 430 J koden dele.

    Håber det hjælper,
    Last edited by DKheld; December 31st, 2011, 10:57 AM. Reason: adding Danish version


    • #3
      430 engine

      You might be able to get the crank turned down at a machine shop and put oversize bearings if it is not too bad.Tom


      • #4
        Hi Eric

        Thanks for your help summitracing and Jegs has no crank for 430 engine, I could not find anyone who makes new cranks in the U.S. or Denmark, but I've found a used engine and transmission here in Denmark (Kalundborg) about 1 1/2 hour drive from where I live, I will pic it up on Saturday. I live in North Sjælland around Hillerød 30 km kilometers from Copenhagen with my girlfriend and our son is 1 year


        • #5
          What is wrong with your crankshaft? Have you measured the pins and mains? Very rarely is a new one needed. Tp tbird suggests you have your original machined. I agree.
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