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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-30-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Padded dash install question

I purchased mine thru Hill's auto,for my T-bird.

They had a large assortment of colors.

They do not give them away...........

I use them because there service is good, and they are very...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-29-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Padded dash install question

Great idea,thanks.

Patrick
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-28-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Padded dash install question

Thank You, mine is just a fine coat of rust on the under side [patina]. It has never been painted. I probably should paint now that it is off.
I do have a new wire loom, and the grounding issue is a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-28-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Hood Hinges

The hood that came with it had a rather large hole punched in it for a the air cleaner on the larger motor.
With the car came a large pile of parts and a fiberglass hood.
I had to reshape the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-28-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Padded dash install question

DmsFrr,
I am noting in your photos that the under side of your dash is painted. Mine is not. Did you paint it ,or was painted from the line?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-28-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Padded dash install question

Thanks DMSFRR, that is what I was looking for.

I was not sure if the two bends on the side panels were correct.

Before I got this car it had been used as a drag racer. It had, I am told ,a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-27-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By Patrick brophy
Padded dash install question

I am working on replacing the cracked a worn out dash pad on my 1957 thunderbird.
The dash was not in the car when I got it, so I am unsure of the correct configuration of a bracket.
Where the dash...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-25-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Hood Hinges

With the huge amount of grief this hood has given me, I am about to resort to a 2x4.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-23-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Hood Hinges

OK than, it will be put together as is.I hope this one fits better than that fiberglass one it is replacing. I could not get that one anywhere near fitting.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-22-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Patrick brophy
Hood Hinges

I found a real hood to replace the fiberglass hood that was giving me fits.

Upon doing some prep work for primer paint I found an area that is under the hinge between the two bolt holes that have...
Forum: Late V8 12-21-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By Patrick brophy
1 14 inch Kelsey Hayes wheel

I am looking for (1) 14 inch Kelsey Hayes wheel for a 1957 Thunderbird. I need it for a spare tire.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-08-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,782
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: California pcv ??

OK, just got a huge bit of help from a neighbor who runs a machine shop who just happened to stop in this morning.
I was in the process of measuring the height of the base plate to the air cleaner...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-07-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,782
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: California pcv ??

It is a ECZ 9426-B
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-07-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,782
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: California pcv ??

First OEM is not an issue. This is going to be a driver.

When I received the car in parts it came with a air cleaner off a 1956 Tbird, but it still should have fit . It don't.

The new Holley...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-07-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,782
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: California pcv ??

I do not know how much taller it is,as I don,t have the OEM .I was also let to believe that it came with a Motorcraft carburetor. I received the car in pieces.
As it sits right now the hood fails...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,782
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: California pcv ??

The reason asked about the spacer is the new Holley carburetor is a little taller than the one that was on it. I am running into a clearance issue closing the hood. It is that close.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,782
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: California pcv ??

If I were to go that route, I have a Holley 4160 .
It has a large vacuum port at the rear or the carb that is capped with a rubber cup. Would that do the same as the gizmo in the photo ?

What PCV...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-19-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Bird fan shroud modification

Fascinating guy.
It is a pleasure to watch someone make something with their hands, rather than buying it.
I was drooling at his tools.
I had read an article about that paragon spacer, but had...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,782
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: California pcv ??

KULTULZ, in the next to last photo in the link you provided from the Yblocksforever.com forum Ted Eaton has a setup shown that is pretty simple,and it would be great for my purpose.
I have a 1957...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-27-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,277
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Highway speed vibration ('57 Thunderbird)

Yblock57,private message sent.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-08-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Hood bumpers

Great, that was what I was looking for regarding the measurement between the two sets of bumpers, front to back.
I had what I thought was a correct set that appeared to be in the place I would...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Patrick brophy
Hood bumpers

I am in the middle of getting my 1957 Thunderbird ready for paint.I am working on the hood gaps now,and I need some information.

My car was pretty rough when I started out, and many things needed...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,371
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Adding turbo to classic FE block

And in the far corner wearing the red trunks........:D
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-26-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Fender Skirt Seals

I will ask at the paint store. I have never painted complete car before ,so I have asked those guys a million questions, and they they have been very helpful. Same with the body work.
I feel like I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-24-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Patrick brophy
Re: Fender Skirt Seals

I never thought about the above issues regarding flaking and the flexibility aspect. I was just questioning the color issue.
Glad I asked.
Thanks for the heads up.
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