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  1. Temperature Gauge

    Where is the needle supposed to be on a 59 temperature gauge at full normal operating temperature? Should it be dead center or around 3/4 towards...

    Started by 1959retractable, 09-26-2016 10:53 PM
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  2. '58 352 Solid Lifter Camshaft

    Now that I can finally start putting my engine back together, I need a new camshaft. The old one is not only rust pitted, but in the week it took to...

    Started by Breadbox, 02-27-2017 03:23 PM
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    02-28-2017 11:15 AM Go to last post
  3. Need Correct Belt Diagram for 1959 Skyliner 332CI With P/S and AC

    Recently, I bought a '59 Skyliner 332 CI equipped with AC and PS. I noticed the generator only had one belt attached but the pulley has two channels....

    Started by XCentrick, 02-22-2017 10:26 PM
    1959, 332ci, belts, patterns, routing
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    02-22-2017 10:26 PM Go to last post
  4. voltage regulator

    I want to replace my voltage regulator but the are sold as 30amps 35amps and 40amps. Does anyone know what voltage the original generator output was.

    Started by zrone90, 09-24-2016 04:08 PM
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    09-30-2016 06:41 PM Go to last post
  5. Another engine block color question

    I have a 1958 with a 332 engine. It is my understanding the block was painted a one year only light blue teal color. The block is now Ford dark blue....

    Started by zrone90, 09-16-2016 05:05 PM
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    09-18-2016 06:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Engine Block Color

    I am working on a "frame-off restoration of a 59, and just had the engine rebuilt. Can anyone tell me what the correct color is for the block, air...

    Started by Mark Lentz, 09-15-2016 05:12 PM
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    09-16-2016 01:05 PM Go to last post
  7. losing power on hills

    My '58 352 with a cruise-o-matic drives fine on the straight away, but loses power on the hills. I have to down shift to low, but still have reduced...

    Started by 123finboy, 07-04-2016 10:48 AM
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    09-02-2016 10:35 AM Go to last post
  8. Correct Throttle Linkage

    Could someone post some photos of the correct throttle linkage for a 59 with a 352 engine and Cruiseomatic transmission? I would like to see how it...

    Started by 1959retractable, 08-14-2016 10:46 PM
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    08-15-2016 10:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Question center port intake manifold 1957 ford retractable 312

    the center port gets so hot it burns the paint off --it reachs 275 degrees is that safe--I wired the buterfly open on the exhaust that help a little...

    Started by jlaner64119, 07-21-2016 12:08 PM
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    07-22-2016 09:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Carbureator, Intake Manifold and Exhaust Manifold for 1959 Ford with 352 engine

    Hi, I have a 1959 Skyliner with a 352 engine that runs great. I am looking to replace my 2 barrel intake manifold and carb with a 4 barrel. ...

    Started by Finster, 11-23-2010 07:59 AM
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    05-26-2016 04:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Orignal Cooling Fan

    I just purchased my first Skyliner, a '59, and would like to know if there were different radiator fans originally available (4-blade, 5-blade?). ...

    Started by 1959retractable, 05-23-2016 10:38 PM
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    05-24-2016 01:59 PM Go to last post
  12. 2 Barrel 57' Choke Tube Question

    I have a 57 Skyliner with a 2 barrel carb that looks like a factory carburetor. I recently noticed that the choke isn't hooked up. There isn't a...

    Started by SDSkyliner, 04-17-2016 09:33 PM
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    04-17-2016 10:16 PM Go to last post
  13. What type of oil to use in a Skyliner

    Hi, Over the years I have heard many different suggestions as to what type of oil to use in a classic car. I have heard some people say straight 30...

    Started by Finster, 03-28-2016 04:01 PM
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    04-03-2016 03:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Car dead - battery fine.

    Hi, I am asking this for a neighbor of mine as I have done a few times in the past. He has a 59 Retractable and is having a problem where there is...

    Started by Finster, 03-24-2016 09:42 AM
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    03-28-2016 03:47 PM Go to last post
  15. power steering reservoir

    Hi, I want to take off and paint my power steering reservoir on my 59 ford. I guess the color is argent. How does it come off? Is the attach...

    Started by Finster, 01-19-2016 01:59 PM
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    03-14-2016 12:22 PM Go to last post
  16. Cosmetic finish of a master cylinder

    Hi, Is the master cylinder(either a factory one or after market dual bowl one) supposed to be painted or in original metal type finish. Another...

    Started by Finster, 01-13-2016 03:45 PM
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    01-30-2016 07:55 AM Go to last post
  17. Fender bolts

    Hi, I'm asking this for an older member who doesn't use a computer much. He noticed at car shows this year that a majority of Skyliners had black...

    Started by Finster, 01-06-2016 12:26 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-27-2016 12:59 PM Go to last post
  18. Spark Plugs

    I am due to service my 59 352 retractable.Do you guys have a preference for a particular brand of spark plug.I have some Champion RF11YC.But am more...

    Started by Garry, 11-30-2015 09:03 AM
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    12-03-2015 01:35 AM Go to last post
  19. Fuel Pump

    Where is the best place to get a fuel pump for a 59 with a 332 engine.

    Started by Cecil, 11-19-2015 08:42 AM
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    11-20-2015 03:41 AM Go to last post
  20. Crankcase Ventilation Tube

    Hi Folks, Skyliner with 352 engine. What does it mean when I have excessive smoke coming from my crankcase ventilation tube. When I'm stopped a...

    Started by Finster, 09-21-2015 06:45 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-26-2015 02:51 PM Go to last post

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