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by partsetal
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1959 Thunderbird convertible rust repair
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: 1959 Thunderbird convertible rust repair

Your goal would be to replace the 'boxed' section of the inner rockers with new metal. I've had success in fabricating bent pieces of 14 ga that can be inserted and welded together to form a box channel. I've seen where others insert steel rectangular tubing and weld this in position. With either of...
by partsetal
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1960 convertible hydraulic hoses
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: 1960 convertible hydraulic hoses

I've used Hydorelectric and never had a problem. The lower deck piston "T"s have a short leg so the fitting does not contact the body, this was a recent change.
by partsetal
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1960 Tbird for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: 1960 Tbird for Sale

Where is it located and how can we find out the price??
by partsetal
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: Calling all 430 V-8 Experts!
Replies: 3
Views: 3218

Re: Calling all 430 V-8 Experts!

The 430 in the Thunderbird has additional engine mounts added to the existing 352 setup. For a Concourse restoration yours must have these. You don't mention if these are in place. I've owned 430 cars that had these mounts cut out so that the 352 could be installed in the 430 J code chassis. The 430...
by partsetal
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: 60 window replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: 60 window replacement

The frame at the top and back are one and they are held to the bottom frame by two screws. Remove these two screws and using a block of wood on each side of the glass, mount this in a vice and tighten the vise. Now, using another block of wood and a hammer, remove the bottom frame by hammering on th...
by partsetal
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: 60 convertable top
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: 60 convertable top

You have to modify universal body clips that have the center threaded post. An auto body supply store is a good place to start, also Restoration Specialties.
by partsetal
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: 60 convertable top
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: 60 convertable top

I've seen these clips brazed on several pieces of stainless top header trim, and presumed it was factory to assure positioning of the trim.
by partsetal
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted:- 1961 TBird a/c compressor and clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Warren,
Sent you a PM.
by partsetal
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1960 Battery ground boltdown location ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Battery Ground

The negative cable from the battery bolts to the block using one of the generator hold down bolts. There is a 10 ga wire from the inner fender clamp (for the starter cable) to the back of the cylinder head on the 352, and to the starter bolt on the 430.
by partsetal
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: "60 T-bird power steering need.
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

60 Power Steering

Yes the 60 had 5/16 fittings. No they are not supposed to leak. There are plenty of used and rebuilt units around as well as rebuild/seal kits. No need to try to fit something else.
by partsetal
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: Gear Shift Selector Stuck in Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2321

Stuck in Park

I'd first disconnect the shift rod at the bottom of the steering column and see if the shift lever is free or not. If the problem is there then you have to disassemble the steering hub to investigate farther. If the shift linkage to the trans will not move, then I'd focus on the transmission for a s...
by partsetal
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: Lincoln 430 Carburetor Linkage
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

I've worked on several 430's and the linkage always has some slop in it. Adjusting the linkage so that the throttle plates come back to their adjusting screw is a simple procedure assuming the linkage is correct for the engine and the carb.
Carl
by partsetal
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: Help with trunk switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

The 59 Trunk switch to open the deck lid is located at the bottom of the dash, left side, just a bit to the left of the hood release.