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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By RobD55
Re: 57 Tbird bonnet, (hood) release

Thanks Dominic.

Sorry for the late reply, got lost in the myriad of other issues with the bird once I got the hood up. I'm going to mod the latch bar with a another "emergency release handle...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-12-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By RobD55
57 Tbird rocker covers

Has anyone any advice on the best method to clean and polish up the 312 Y block Aluminium Rocker (Valve) covers? Mine are are looking rough and spoiling the overall engine bay aesthetic!
Cheers
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-13-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By RobD55
Angry 57 Tbird bonnet, (hood) release

Aagh, I've broken the cable for the engine hood release!!

Anyone know how I can get the hood open and replace the cable?

Rob
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-26-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By RobD55
Re: 57 Tbird fuel tank sender

Thanks everyone for all the good info and advice.
Have completed the job, sender out, tank removed, cleaned and flushed. Found the tank had a repair job but was still tight so no problem there....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-06-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By RobD55
Re: Radial Tires and Wire Wheels

I've got Raidal whitewalls on my 57 birds Kelsey Hayes wire-wheels, have not had any issues between purchase on 2009 and commencement of full resto in mid 2014.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-06-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By RobD55
Re: 57 Tbird fuel tank sender

Thanks again for all the good feedback and info. To answer in order: No, it is grit, generally cloudy fuel will be a sign of possible emulsion formation generally due to condensation in the fuel...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-05-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By RobD55
Re: 57 Tbird fuel tank sender

OK, thanks everyone.
I've just spent 5 years restoring the old girl and despite the care during body resto it seems there is probably blast grit in the tank and lines. I've rebuilt the carby twice...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-04-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By RobD55
Angry 57 Tbird fuel tank sender

Hi all,

I'm wanting to take the sender unit out of the bird's tank. When I got to it this is what I found. It looks as if there is an inner & outer spring clamp arrangement. I don't want to try to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-29-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By RobD55
Re: 57 Tbird dual action Vacuum/FuelPump.

Cheers guys,
Really appreciate the advice and fuel pump offer. I've disconnected and rearranged the vac hose arrangement for the heater. Many thanks
Rob
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-27-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By RobD55
Red face 57 Tbird dual action Vacuum/FuelPump.

G'day, can anyone tell me if the vacuum unit atop the fuel pump has any action in relation to the fuel pump itself? I've installed electric wiper motor and would actually like to disconnect the 2 x...
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