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by paul2748
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 Air Cleaner
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: 1956 Air Cleaner

Get hold of Hill's Restoration in Ohio - they have used parts
by paul2748
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 Thunderbird won't run when hot.
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: 1957 Thunderbird won't run when hot.

The head gasket is on correctly if the square corner is to the front and at the top
by paul2748
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Under Hood Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Under Hood Installation

Engine heat will not hurt the paint on the underside of the hood. I have driven my 56 in very hot weather for days at a time (west coast trip) and suffered no paint damage.
by paul2748
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 55 master Cylinder Question
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: 55 master Cylinder Question

That looks like a master cylinder that is used for two purposes - one side for brakes and the other for a hydraulic clutch. I believe Chevvy trucks used in in the 50's. The hot rodders used these.

Definitely not a Tbird part
by paul2748
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Scalloped Soft Top Iron On
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Scalloped Soft Top Iron On

What that looks like is what I have heard being referred to is Hide-em-Welt. You say iron on???. The welting is stapled on and the edges are folded over to hide the staples.
by paul2748
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 Holley 4000 Manifold Gaskets
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: 1956 Holley 4000 Manifold Gaskets

Can you post a picture of the gasket?
by paul2748
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Undercarriage detailing
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Undercarriage detailing

Get or rent power washer that has a soap attachment, put the car in the air and clean. I've done that and it comes out good.
by paul2748
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Drop Spindles
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Drop Spindles

If you are going to shorten the springs you have, do not use a torch. Use a cut off wheel or some kind of saw
by paul2748
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 Holley 4000 Manifold Gaskets
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: 1956 Holley 4000 Manifold Gaskets

I really don't know.
Kneetoe wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Thanks Paul,

On the thicker gasket there are 4 smaller holes - do these have a function?
by paul2748
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 Holley 4000 Manifold Gaskets
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: 1956 Holley 4000 Manifold Gaskets

56 used the thicker gasket, 55 used multiple thinner gaskets. In all likelihood, either would work.
by paul2748
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Windshield trim for 56-tbird
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Windshield trim for 56-tbird

Try Hill's in Ohio - lots of used parts
by paul2748
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 56 tbird hardtop headliner
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: 56 tbird hardtop headliner

????????
by paul2748
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Convertible top windlace
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Convertible top windlace

Upholstery shop
by paul2748
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 57 windshield dash trim
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: 57 windshield dash trim

The side upright pieces around the dogleg are chromed steel.
by paul2748
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Great price on distributors
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Great price on distributors

Wonder who is the manufacturer? Doesn't say they are Ford pieces. Just bought what looks like a good 57 for 600