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Forum: FE Engines 09-07-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,863
Posted By 65cobra03
390 rocker arm's

I am in the process of rebuilding a 390 I am asssuming the engine is a 67 or 68 It is out of a 67 ford ranchero It has adjustable rocker arms I have never seen an FE engine with them they have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By 65cobra03
rear deck closing down

Hi
The rear deck lid on my convertible is slowly coming down on it's own there are no visible leak's on the cylinder's where is the fluid going to let it move down Bad solenoid ??????
...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By 65cobra03
convertible top fluid

What is the best fluid to use in conv top system My pump say's use shock oil or atf but the book say's use brake fluid ??? I am tempted to use mercruiser power trim fluid as the function is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By 65cobra03
amazing old junkyard

I toured this Junkyard last nov 2013 It was unbelievable there had to be 1500 to 2000 40 50 60 70's car's &truck's of all description's and some in pretty fair shape took a ride down in July...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By 65cobra03
junkyard

I live 20 miles from that area and would love to go there can you give me more info by pm or e-mail
benjaron@aol.com

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Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By 65cobra03
1965 thunderbird engine compartment

Hi
thank's for the tip's guy's the Thunderbird Ranch website is a fantastic source of info on all the model's
this 1965 restoration will be a class act
...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By 65cobra03
65 thunderbird Engine compartment

Hi
A friend of mine is doing a restoration on a 65 hardtop. what is the correct color for the engine compartment firewall and fender well's It was soda blasted b4 he got it & not a trace of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-08-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By 65cobra03
1960 conv deck/top

Hi
It was indeed the limit switch on the passenger side next to the deck lock
It was adjusted to the highest limit and the contact tab looked to be bent slightly downward I think i have it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By 65cobra03
1960 deck/top

Hi
Now it get's hairy Took the car out for a jaunt came back . for the heck of it the pump started & deck came up This is the second time for this scenario It seem's the deck fail's after i...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By 65cobra03
1960 convertible deck /top

Hi
Thanks for all the responses. Great info. I am assuming the relay's are behind the rear seat If i am correct what is the procedure to remove the seat back It appears to be attached to the arm...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By 65cobra03
deck lid

Hi
thanks for the response i printed the diagram but ??? where exactly is the relay located on the car that you feel might be the problem
...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By 65cobra03
1960 convertible deck/top

Hi
The deck lid on my 60 conv unlock's but the pump does not kick in to raise it when closing it the pump does kick in where / which relay or micro switch would most likly be the culprit
...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-21-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,170
Posted By 65cobra03
swaybar upgrade

Hi
I installed both front and rear Wow! what a difference in handling & cornering Some welding is required for the rear Well worth the upgrade
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Forum: 430 MEL Engine 12-08-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,394
Posted By 65cobra03
engine running poorly

Hi
My engine started cutting out then catching then when i stopped It would not restart We first checked for spark & there was plenty. We disconnected the fuel line at the carb & spun the...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 12-05-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,394
Posted By 65cobra03
Engine running poorly

Hi
Your symptoms are almost exactly what mine were when i had a fuel pump pushrod / cam failure . I cannot get mine to run at all now on the engine actuated fuel pump I have tried new pump's as...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 05-17-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,132
Posted By 65cobra03
fuel pump

Hi
Fuel pump's & push rods have been extensivly posted for the 430 mel
Do yourself a favor & install an electric fuel pump with an inline filter & wire it to a toggle switch at the dash in an...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 11-09-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,679
Posted By 65cobra03
fuel pump

hi
I am still in northern ny The t- bird is in Fl I will check the exact location of electric pump & get back to you in a few week's i know it was tight but was not a big deal it's been three...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 11-06-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,679
Posted By 65cobra03
fuel pump pushrod

hi
You have to punch a hole in the pressed in cap & pry it out , After removal pound back in shape & solder up the hole & repaint if desired
I have been down this road & gave up after wasting...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-21-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,415
Posted By 65cobra03
puking anti freeze

Hi Howard
Will be happy to send you pic's but i am still in my NY home & the t-bird is in marco isle fl Will be migrating south mid Nov.
Yes my car has factory air w/430 a rare option on a...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-17-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,415
Posted By 65cobra03
puking antifreeze

Hi
My 1960 conv w/430 had an aftermarket temp controlled electric fan installed on the front of the rad. On hot days at an idle temp will go up but not enough to expand coolant & gurgle out the...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 01-31-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,446
Posted By 65cobra03
fuel pump woes

Hi colo66
The rod i bought & installed is marked C1VY9400A on the pkg. I can kick myself for not measuring it b4 installation I am assuming i have the shorter of the 2 could you measure...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 01-29-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,446
Posted By 65cobra03
fuel pump woes

Hi
Thanks bcomo for the tip on the check valves I checked them out earlier & they are intact I am sure my problem is a worn eccentric
I do get a slight amount of vacuum so the (new) push rod...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 01-27-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,446
Posted By 65cobra03
fuel pump woes

Hi
The fuel pump is brand new & came from Larry's thunderbirds part's
The push rod came from classique cars unlimited. It has the bronze tip & supposedly was n.o.s I did not check the length...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 01-26-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,446
Posted By 65cobra03
fuel pump woes

Hi
When i bought my 60 conv / 430 it had an electric fuel pump installed
& would not run on the mech pump I put a brand new mech pump on & it ran on it for a very short while. I then pulled...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 12-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,639
Posted By 65cobra03
tech info

Hi
Being rather new to your site i was unaware of info avail in your tech library you guy's do a great job This library gave me all the info on my 1960 430 conv it is indeed an original 430 ...
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