Welcome to the site, Chad. Miker's recommendation is a good one. IF there is a Forum member near you, their availability to help should prove to be invaluable. While this site focuses on y-block engines, all topics related to the vehicles they came in are appropriate. Consider sharing your geographic location.
The Classic Thunderbird Club International has assembled a Restoration Manual that is over 400 pages in coverage. While I don't recall a breakdown list of bolts for the engine, the manual is amazing in the coverage of information pertaining to '55, '56, and '57 'Birds. While the Restoration Manual entries were begun in the early '90s, entries continue to be added. Several years ago, a topical index for the manual was developed that is invaluable to locating where in the manual (many times more than one location) the information is addressed. The manual is not inexpensive, but the information and accompanying pictures are really GooD.
Many of our Forum members own 'Birds. While some are purists, many are focused on drive-ability, reliability, and enjoyment in their regular use.
Our Y-Blocks Forever
web site has provision for email communication. Unfortunately, some of us find that it does not work for us. My experience is that I cannot successfully send initial communications to a Forum member using the web site's email system. However, IF I receive an email from a Forum member, I have had success in replying to their communication.
A valuable feature of this web site is the Archive of previous topical entries. The Archive is located within the Explore
category (next to the heading Home
) using the name Search
which is below Tags
in the first column on the left under Explore
. Locating the Search
heading is the difficulty some have. You may have to use the column on the right to scroll down on your computer to move below the title Tags
Click the link below for the C.T.C.I. web site. Consider clicking the heading, 'Car Tech" for the technical offerings. https://www.ctci.org/
This site has been enormously helpful to me. Welcome aboard!
a.k.a. Charlie Brown
near Syracuse, New York