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Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-18-2020, 01:03 AM
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57 Inner tie rod installaton

Reinstalling power steering linkage. The inner tie rods have a slight bend in them. When they are attached to the tie rod ends, looking from the front of the car, are the inner tie rods "bent" up...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-08-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By valhalla4771
57 oil pan seal

I'm getting ready to reinstall my oil pan. After cleaning off the old gasket I had placed the pan (bolt holes down) on a level surface. I was expecting the rim to be pretty much flat. However I...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-03-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By valhalla4771
57 oil pan bolt hole stripped

Anyone have experience repairing stripped bolt hole on 57 oilpan? Seems like I should be able to tap the repair. Yes?
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-01-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By valhalla4771
57 oil inlet tube to oil pump

I'm reinstalling the oil pan and oil inlet tube to the oil pump. The gasket kit I bought has the seal for the tube connection to the oil pump. I can see the old seal still inside the pump. No idea...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 09-20-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By valhalla4771
57 Steering linkage parts unknown

I'm reassembling my steering linkage on my 57 with power steering. Despite my pre-removal photos I cannot identify the parts in the attached photo. The metal shallow cone shaped "washers" fit into...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 09-17-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By valhalla4771
Another photo of the odd bolt

Another photo of the odd bolt
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 09-17-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By valhalla4771
57 Unknown bolt marking

I removed the bolt from the lower rear of block passenger side that holds the sparkplug separator. Bolt has unusual markings...a C with an underscore on the right side top. Also attached by the...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 09-12-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By valhalla4771
Ahh, success! Pickle fork was like magic. thanks.

Ahh, success! Pickle fork was like magic. thanks.
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 09-10-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By valhalla4771
57 Steering Linkage

I'm trying to replace steering linkage on my 57 which has power steering. I can't get either of the two ball studs on the spindle connecting rod to separate from the steering arm to idler arm rod,...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 08-01-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By valhalla4771
57 Generator bracket bolts

Anyone know the correct length of the two bolts that hold the generator bracket to the front of the block? These bolts don't seem to appear in any of the illustration manuals and are not referenced...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 06-08-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By valhalla4771
brake booster - 57 tbird

What is the purpose of the brake booster and how does it work?
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 04-30-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,061
Posted By valhalla4771
muffler heat shield for 57

Are the heat shields that fit between the muffler and the undercarriage worth the investment? I'm installing new mufflers and this would be the time to install heat shields if they actually work.
Forum: Refinishing / Restoration Tips 11-13-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,588
Posted By valhalla4771
Re-Chrome service

I need bumpers and smaller parts re-chromed. I live near Denver and the EPA has chased all the chrome shops out of Colorado. I'd prefer to do a first hand visit to a shop, but I may have to ship...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 11-01-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,343
Posted By valhalla4771
Hotwire a 57

I pulled the steering column to get the dash out. I disconnected all the wiring and gauges from the dash so I can get it recovered. I reinstalled the steering column so I can steer. Now I'm trying...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-27-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,012
Posted By valhalla4771
Plenum removal

Still working on getting the dash out.
Next step calls for removing the plenum chamber. I've unhooked the defroster control, and removed 4 long hex screws holding the plenum against the firewall,...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-27-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,202
Posted By valhalla4771
I guess the magic oil worked over night...the...

I guess the magic oil worked over night...the steering column came out with minimal fuss this morning. On to the next problem.
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-26-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,202
Posted By valhalla4771
57 steering column removal

I'm taking out the steering column on my 57 to remove the dash. I have the steering wheel off, horn wire disconnected, 6 wires out of the steering column disconnected, screws holding the column to...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By valhalla4771
Yeah, I pretty much knew that was the answer, but...

Yeah, I pretty much knew that was the answer, but was hoping for the proverbial miracle short-cut.

Here's the next question. in order to get the dash out, I have to disconnect the wiring harness and...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-23-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By valhalla4771
Dash re-cover on 57

My dashboard, instruments, et al , are in pretty good shape, but the cover needs to be replaced. I have the windshield out. Can I recover the dash without taking the whole dashboard out of the car?
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 05-23-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,833
Posted By valhalla4771
57 lighter fuse

The lighter on my 57 doesn't work. First thought is fuse, but I can't find it. I pulled the lighter assembly and it looks like this starting from the knob:
knob
"LIGHTER" bezel
the element that...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 05-22-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By valhalla4771
Aha! Looked at all the other manuals. Owner's...

Aha! Looked at all the other manuals. Owner's Manual has exactly what I needed. Thanks.
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 05-21-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By valhalla4771
57 fuses

Where can I find where all the fuses are located and what amp specified for each?
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 05-15-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By valhalla4771
57 parts unknown

3 questions:
1. I'm new to this forum. When I logged in I got a notice I had an unread message. When I clicked on the "read" button, I got a notice saying I didn't have the proper software to read...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 05-11-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By valhalla4771
I'll do some poling around, thanks.

I'll do some poling around, thanks.
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 05-11-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By valhalla4771
OK, thanks.

OK, thanks.
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