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Royce

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360 horse 352
« on: September 05, 2020, 02:51:43 PM »
Can somebody direct me to a site that lists all the parts that would come on the 360/352 that would be different than the standard 352.
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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 03:26:59 PM »
I had a '60 Ford Galaxy and I still love the body design, over all other 60's Fords.

Mine only had a 300 HP, 352, from a '58 Bird with a FMX trans. It was originally a 223 - 6, 3 speed.

Here is a little info:

V8 (Serial No. Code R):

Cast-Iron, Overhead valve design
352 cubic inch displacement
Compression ratio: 10.6:1
360 brake horsepower @ 4600 rpm
Bore: 4.00 Stroke: 3.50 inches
Holley four-barrel carburetor
5 Main bearings

I think they had the first shorty cast manifolds, too.

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/super-rare-superstar-1960-ford-starliner-360hp-high-performance-v-8/
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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 03:40:37 PM »
There was a post a while back on 352s, some of the discussion was about rods

Was it ever determined if the hi-po 352 rod was larger like the 390 rod ??

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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 03:54:21 PM »
I have an uncle who owned a Thunderbird with the 352HP, and it had the exhaust manifolds like the 390/406, solid lifters, Holley carb, and I don't remember the intake manifold.  Ran really strong  Loved gas, too.  Really not good mileage, but that was probably due to being driven hard.  Joe-JDC
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Royce

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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 04:05:52 PM »
The article was just what I needed  Thanks..
 I have a chance to buy one if I can get a clue to what it is worth..
1955 Thunderbird Competition Coupe Altered Chassis "War Bird" 383 Lincoln Y block 520 hp
1955 Thunderbird 292 275 hp Y Block
1956 Ford Victoria 292 Y block
800hp 476 cu in Edsel MEL.. 2 time EMC winner
1957 Mercury 2dr Wagon "Battle Wagon" drag car  Currently engineless,  Boss 9 transplant coming soon.
1957 Thunderbird Glass body Tube Chassis drag car 333 cu in 500 hp Ford Y block
1958 Mercury Monterey  430cu in 400hp 3x2 Super Marauder
1961 Starliner 390/375 clone
1960 Starliner 352/360hp, real one
1966 Falcon Pro Touring project

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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2020, 05:09:17 PM »
I had for a short while (in 1966) a (black) '60 T bird with that engine. As Joe mentioned it really loved gas. As a high school kid, I was always broke with that car. 10 mpg maybe? A weekend trip from Fairfax, Va. to Ocean City would require careful financial planning and an egg between your foot and the go pedal. The lack of a vacuum advance, of which I knew nothing then, would have had a huge impact on that.
(When I fitted vacuum advance on my current 428 it was an across the board 20% improvement in mpg)
Fun car...
edit: From the square bird link perhaps the 360 hp wasn't offered! Maybe that bird only was a 300 hp version, I was only 17 years old...
My memory is the gas mileage kept me broke!
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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2020, 05:21:53 PM »
The December 1959 issue of Hot Rod had an extensive article about the new 360 hp 352, along with lots of pictures and if I remember a pretty good run down of the unique parts. I’m pretty sure someone scanned the issue in on the FE Facebook page quite a while ago, maybe if you search online you might find a scanned copy of it.
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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2020, 12:42:29 PM »
Here's some pics of an honest to goodness 352/360.

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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2020, 02:29:55 PM »
Ebay has a intake road draft tube and a set of short headers (62 part number) look under 390.

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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2020, 07:55:49 PM »
That piston looks like it weighs a ton.


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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2020, 08:48:14 AM »

Before the 360HP Ford had any manufacturer offered an engine as completely engineered with unique parts from air cleaner to exhaust manifolds? Seems to me this was the first to have what became all of the standard bits and pieces that constituted a muscle car engine.

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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2020, 08:52:40 AM »
Royce, wondering if the seller is Mark Spade? I hunted one of these engines for about a year for our '60 Starliner. I found a few, finally found one for sale. Paid the guy $4500 for the complete engine minus carb and air filter. I felt like that was a pretty fair deal.

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Re: 360 horse 352
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2020, 09:26:54 AM »
No it is not Mark Spade.. This car had a very correct restoration about 7 yrs ago.. It went back to a shop to fix some paint issues.. The car had the work roughed in when the owner died and the car sat on dirt floor storage since.. It looks like it is a legit 360 horse as all the correct bits that i can see are there.. But the car really needs to be re-restored  Motor is stuck and any part that was not painted is rusty and the interior is musty and all the other ills you find in a car that has been in damp storage. The owners children have finally gotten around to offering it for sale, but all they know is how much the owner spent on building the car.. The reckoning will come when they see the current condition.. Right now they want low 20s for it
1955 Thunderbird Competition Coupe Altered Chassis "War Bird" 383 Lincoln Y block 520 hp
1955 Thunderbird 292 275 hp Y Block
1956 Ford Victoria 292 Y block
800hp 476 cu in Edsel MEL.. 2 time EMC winner
1957 Mercury 2dr Wagon "Battle Wagon" drag car  Currently engineless,  Boss 9 transplant coming soon.
1957 Thunderbird Glass body Tube Chassis drag car 333 cu in 500 hp Ford Y block
1958 Mercury Monterey  430cu in 400hp 3x2 Super Marauder
1961 Starliner 390/375 clone
1960 Starliner 352/360hp, real one
1966 Falcon Pro Touring project