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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 05-14-2014, 08:14 PM
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Views: 686
Posted By Irishman
Coolant Expansion Tank

Just throwing this out there in case anyone is interested.

I purchased a coolant expansion tank off Ebay for my 60 Tbird.

Turns out I don't need it.

I had totally forgot about it until I saw it on...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Posted By Irishman
I saw that Bird down there! I stopped by a few...

I saw that Bird down there!

I stopped by a few times to check out the interior thinking each time "Ah...that's what its meant to look like!".

:D
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-11-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Posted By Irishman
Well, we started inspection of the engine...

Well, we started inspection of the engine today.

Upon removal of the freeze plugs there was much junk that needed to be cleaned out of the block...so I also flushed out my new radiator. That should...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Posted By Irishman
I had half a day to test drive the car and...

I had half a day to test drive the car and performed the usual up and down the driveway, then up and down the street, then around the block, then around town routine.

It ran pretty well, but it was...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Posted By Irishman
Lone Star Roundup Adventure

I've been going at it like a madman for the last while trying to get my 60 Thunderbird ready to go to the Lonestar Roundup.

The muffler shop had it for a bit longer than I would have liked so I only...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 04-07-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By Irishman
Brand New Headliner for sale

So I placed an order at MAC's a month ago and was told the headliner was out of stock. No biggie, I just ordered it from Bird's Nest and had it in two days.

Lo and behold if a headliner doesn't...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,084
Posted By Irishman
Car stalls when put in gear.

So I'm in major panic mode right now trying to get my 60 Thunderbird in a driveable condition to go to the Lone Star Roundup on Thursday. Its a long drive which has me even more nervous.

It has a...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By Irishman
I picked up the old dog and bone (phone) and...

I picked up the old dog and bone (phone) and called them.

Kind of abrupt guy but he informed me one item was out of stock and the rest of my order was shipped eta Saturday.

I'm glad I didn't "wait...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-19-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By Irishman
MAC's Autoparts

Has anyone used these guys and what are they like?

I placed an order at the start of the week and received a confirmation email.

Maybe I'm just used to ordering parts online and receiving status...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,690
Posted By Irishman
I managed to finally fire up my 60 Thunderbird at...

I managed to finally fire up my 60 Thunderbird at the weekend.

Money is tight, so I'm having to source parts that fit my dwindling budget...

Anyways, upon firing up the 352 I sourced my radiator...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By Irishman
Thanks John! This part falls under the category...

Thanks John!

This part falls under the category "smalls things make a big difference".

:)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By Irishman
Question 1960 Cruise-o-matic Test Gauge Size?

There is a threaded housing on the rear of my cruise-o-matic.

From reading the shop manual it looks like where you attach a test gauge for diagnostics.

I already have the cooler lines and...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-04-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By Irishman
Carl was able to get me the carb linkage but I'm...

Carl was able to get me the carb linkage but I'm still in need of the "kickdown" rod for the Cruise-o-matic.

Turns out it was a 352 engine (the seller was mistaken).

So, yes, David...if you have...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 02-23-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By Irishman
Unhappy Wanted: Carb Linkage

I have my 1960 Tbird and sourced a 390 engine.

Now I'm missing the linkage and bracket from the carb to the pedal rod and to the transmission rod.

I'm pretty much dead in the water until I find...
Forum: Our Rides 02-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,306
Posted By Irishman
My 60 Thunderbird made it home!

Thanks to a friend who was able to go haul my 1960 Thunderbird, I now have it at my house.

Upon closer inspection, the body is maybe "average". It needs a lot of work to get it to paint stage. ...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 02-11-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By Irishman
Thanks for the welcome. I live in Rockwall (20...

Thanks for the welcome.

I live in Rockwall (20 miles east of Dallas).

I was originally restoring a 1947 Chevy Stylemaster but somewhere along the line I realized I liked fins!

So off goes the...
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