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by paul2748
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 55 Axle Change Out
Replies: 13
Views: 3593

Re: 55 Axle Change Out

Spook - are the spring pads in the same location as the TBird? Just completed axle change on the 55 baby bird. Axle: the Maverick with V8 and five lug wheels is a bolt on. Be sure you get the small axle spigots on the axle that fit through the mav brake drums, or order two with new bearings and seal...
by paul2748
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 57 Wire Harness
Replies: 2
Views: 77

57 Wire Harness

A friend asked me the other day. Does the engine harness plug in at the firewall on a 57 or is it like the 55 and 56 that the wires run through the firewall? I have a 56.
by paul2748
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Fel Peo Y Block Head Gaskets
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Fel Peo Y Block Head Gaskets

I have four head gaskets (of course never used) Fel Pro 799 PT. 17.00 each, 30.00 a pair. Take them all for 55.00. plus shipping
From Midland Park NJ. Were a part of two engine kits. Pic available email or PM me
by paul2748
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Soft Top Side Rail Clip
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Soft Top Side Rail Clip

it doesn't come up either on Concours or CASCO so it's not reproduced I guess. I don't know what it is for.

What repo top do you have.
by paul2748
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Oil Bath Air Cleaners
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Oil Bath Air Cleaners

Look inside. The level is stamped in there
by paul2748
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 Distributor / Vacuum Advance Positioning Question
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: 1957 Distributor / Vacuum Advance Positioning Question

I wouldn't turn over the engine at all. Use a 1/4 drive, 1/4 inch deep socket and extension to move the oil pump rod a little at a time until the distributor drops in where you want it positioned.. Rocking or using the starter moves the engine off top dead center so you have to start moving the wire...
by paul2748
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Diamond Back Classic 14" Custom 428
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Diamond Back Classic 14" Custom 428

I bought a set of DB last year although not the ones you are inquiring about. When I started looking at DB's options I focused on the UTQG rating, which is traction, mileage, etc. Google this and you will see what the various items are and then make the comparison to decide what is best for you. I w...
by paul2748
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 Distributor / Vacuum Advance Positioning Question
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: 1957 Distributor / Vacuum Advance Positioning Question

It really doesn't matter what position the distributor is in as long as the wires are in the correct firing order. Does the car run correctly? That is the test. The only other thing to worry about is if there is enough room to turn the distributor if you have to make some minor adjustments to the in...
by paul2748
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hardtop shield
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Hardtop shield

The shields work, but even with these you can get scratches if you do not clean both the deck and the shield of any dust or dirt before installing
by paul2748
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Y Block & FE Carter Fuel Pump
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Y Block & FE Carter Fuel Pump

This pump is new - never used. It fits any Y Block from 55-62 and FE's. Does not have the filter on the bottom so it will fit an early TBird. Does not have the extra vacuum chamber. 35.00 plus shipping. Box is shopworn, otherwise the pump has never been used. Gasket included.

SOLD
by paul2748
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 Thunderbird dash pad recomendation
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: 1957 Thunderbird dash pad recomendation

Personally, I would stay away from Mac's. Customer service has gone downhill and shipping charges uphill since the brand x guys took over, from what I have heard. Stick with one of the Thunderbird suppliers like CASCO, Hill's, Larry's, Concours
by paul2748
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 12 Volt Battery for 55?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: 12 Volt Battery for 55?

The 12 volt battery used in a 56 was 29NF. Just replacing the tray (not a hard job to do) should suffice to use the stock size battery. I am not sure all the mounting bolt holes are the same between 55 and 56
by paul2748
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: '55 Vinyl Replacment
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: '55 Vinyl Replacment

While I know that a upholstery novice can do it (some of my club members have) I think that it is job for a professional, especially one who has experience with early Birds. I know a couple of novices who tried it had to buy more than one dash pad. I understand the biggest problem is getting the "wi...
by paul2748
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 56 Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: 56 Battery

The battery size is 29NF. Unless you buy one of the terribly expensive reproduction batteries the ones currently on the market are commercial vehicle batteries that do not have the six caps as per original. Ford used to have this battery, but it had to be ordered as the dealers did not usually stock...
by paul2748
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glyptal?
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Glyptal?

I've heard about it in reference to coating the inside of the engines to improve oil flow like was mentioned above. Never used it.