Thanks everyone. I actually started this one several years ago and kinda hit a dead end when my promised decal source didnt come through. I ran across these decals at the 2012 Toledo NNL show. Sorry but I dont know the manufacturer.
I know this is an old post, but as an owner of a 60 Starliner and a big fan of 60 Fords in general I can tell you that the 300 horsepower 352 4 barrel "THUNDERBIRD" engine has a black block and heads with med. Ford blue valve covers and air cleaner. The special 352 c. i. 360 horsepower engine that comes in the kit had black block and heads with gold valve covers and air cleaner.
Thanks, for the tires i cut a flat spot off the bottom with an xacto knife, heated the area till it was close to dripping rubber, then pushed it into a flat surface which causes the bottom to bulge out slightly.
My worst since I started building as an adult was also one of the most fun. Our club used to do an anual 8 hour build. From unopened box to finished model in 8 hours. Its amazing some of the shortcuts you can come up with if you need too!