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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Tbird1044
John: When you say you jumped the relay, and the...

John:
When you say you jumped the relay, and the starter turned over, I assume you took a jumper from the Bat + to the "S" terminal of the starter relay. If this is correct and it doesn't turn over...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-26-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,469
Posted By Tbird1044
Ken: There are a couple companies out there that...

Ken:
There are a couple companies out there that deal with classic car AC systems. Here is a link to one of them: https://originalair.com/
I remember there is a good one in Florida and another in...
Forum: Our Rides 09-23-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Tbird1044
Great looking car and congrats on the 1st place...

Great looking car and congrats on the 1st place win. I thought the sheepskin seat covers were a nice "down under" touch. ;-)
Nyles
Forum: Our Rides 09-21-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Tbird1044
Here is a site with a lot of pictures by a real...

Here is a site with a lot of pictures by a real photographer. He is the son of one of the founders of the club sponsoring the Pageant. When you open the link, it will ask you for an email, but if...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By Tbird1044
MACs list these as radiator to hood seals. Not...

MACs list these as radiator to hood seals. Not quite correct, but looks like the right seals and has the same number as Larrys.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By Tbird1044
Meanwhile, does anyone know a suitable...

Meanwhile, does anyone know a suitable replacement for these vertical radiator side seals? I've checked the vendors but they don't seem to be being reproduced for 58-60. Thanks![/QUOTE]

Don:
Just...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Tbird1044
Definitely sounds like you are fuel starved. 1. ...

Definitely sounds like you are fuel starved.
1. Bad fuel pump- You can disconnect the fuel line to the carburetor and check pressure and volume. Each one is critical.
2. If the volume is low, I...
Forum: Our Rides 09-16-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Tbird1044
I'm pretty sure there were 2 58's entered and...

I'm pretty sure there were 2 58's entered and another one that did not get judged. The car next to mine was a 59 and took first place. It had just gone through a really good restoration that was...
Forum: Our Rides 09-15-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Tbird1044
2018 TBird Pageant in Anaheim

Went to the TBird Pageant in Anaheim, CA today and was pleasantly surprised at the number of Squarebirds, and the quality of restoration, at the Pageant. There were some great cars there. Last year...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By Tbird1044
Took the Bird out to the TBird Pageant in...

Took the Bird out to the TBird Pageant in Anaheim, CA today and ran the AC in both directions. Temps got up to about 86F outside, and with the AC on full blast, the engine temps would get up to the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-06-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Tbird1044
I just looked in the Trim and Sealant manual, and...

I just looked in the Trim and Sealant manual, and it appears there was a thick foam gasket that went between the body and trim panel where the bolt goes through. They also recommended using a...
Forum: Y-Block Engines 09-04-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Tbird1044
How to build a reliable, powerful Ford Y-block

Found this article and thought some might find it interesting:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/how-to-build-a-reliable-powerful-ford-y-block/ar-BBMS68k?li=BBnb4R5
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-03-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Tbird1044
Mike: Can't say for sure what Ford sealant manual...

Mike:
Can't say for sure what Ford sealant manual says, but I used dum dum strip caulk to seal the holes where the retaining bolts go through the body for the panel between the rear window and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-02-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,880
Posted By Tbird1044
1. On the Hood release, is it supposed to be...

1. On the Hood release, is it supposed to be spring loaded? When I pull it, I have to push it back in place so it can lock the hood when it be lowered.
Before I got the car, someone added a small...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-02-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Tbird1044
Ray: I looked around for John's updated site and...

Ray:
I looked around for John's updated site and blog and found some older listings, but nothing current. Could you post a link to his latest and greatest?
Thanks
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-01-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Tbird1044
Mike: Doesn't look too bad. I'd take a little...

Mike:
Doesn't look too bad. I'd take a little pic and just hit the metal in the rusted areas, just to make sure it's not cancer and there is solid metal. As you can see, they sealed the heck out of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Tbird1044
Mike: 1. The 2 parts are inserts that fit on the...

Mike:
1. The 2 parts are inserts that fit on the inside of the front bumper. See attached picture.

2. Anyone here who has done their own back glass R&R with new gasket?
I replaced all of my glass...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Tbird1044
The vent frames were $175 ea. to repair and...

The vent frames were $175 ea. to repair and rechrome. Any chrome work in L.A. has gone out of site price wise and it's hard to even find a shop that will do pot metal parts. I used a different shop...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-30-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Tbird1044
I had both of mine replated and they came out...

I had both of mine replated and they came out great. They were in pretty bad shape when I took them in. It took a while to find a plater that was good and still willing to do pot metal. Chip Foose...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-30-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Tbird1044
3 on the tree

I thought it was always a bit unusual to have a column shift on the TBird, but after looking at these muscle cars, I was really...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By Tbird1044
Kenn: From what I remember, the top post of the...

Kenn:
From what I remember, the top post of the vent assembly, where the set screw goes into, is a split post with an internal "tapered" thread. When you tighten the set screw, it causes the post to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By Tbird1044
John is correct. There is a top set screw that...

John is correct. There is a top set screw that when you tighten it, it will create enough friction to keep the vent wing open.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Tbird1044
I tried one of the cooling additives and in all...

I tried one of the cooling additives and in all honestly I didn't notice much if any difference.
Nyles
Forum: Our Rides 08-26-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Tbird1044
3 Squarebird Members go to Cruising Grand

3 of us all got together and went to the Friday night Cruising Grand show in old town Escondido. It was Kirby, Kim and Nyles. It was the longest trip my car ever made. 200 miles and not one tow...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-20-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,382
Posted By Tbird1044
I'm pretty sure there is a fine filter screen in...

I'm pretty sure there is a fine filter screen in the pickup tube inside the gas tank. This can plug off and starve the engine from getting fuel, and the visible fuel filter you are looking at will...
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