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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 167
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Posted By Tbird1044
Kirsten: I think it has already been suggested,...

Kirsten:
I think it has already been suggested, but the only way to fix a water leak in the trunk is first to identify where the leak is. You need to lock yourself, or a really good friend, in the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By Tbird1044
I had my transmission rebuilt, last year, by a...

I had my transmission rebuilt, last year, by a shop that specializes in a lot of the older Ford transmissions. When I picked up the car, I asked them what fluid I should use in the transmission. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Tbird1044
Yes, you are right. The third stud only goes...

Yes, you are right. The third stud only goes through the cover plate and the nut tightens against the rubber gasket. A washer helps to protect the rubber. I looked at mine again today in better...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,505
Posted By Tbird1044
I recently contacted Borgeson to see if they had...

I recently contacted Borgeson to see if they had a kit available for a 60 TBird and they replied back that they did not. I found a reference on their site for one that would fit a 55-57 TBird but...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Tbird1044
David: I do believe that if you want to replace...

David:
I do believe that if you want to replace the rubber seal behind the steering column plate, the column would have to come out. The option is to cut a splice in the new seal where the steering...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tbird1044
Eric: The shift collar has 2 wear points. One...

Eric:
The shift collar has 2 wear points.
One is where the pin attaches to the shift Lever arm. This can be drilled oversized and a larger pin installed to solve that problem. I used a shoulder...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Tbird1044
Keep in mind that if you end up using more than...

Keep in mind that if you end up using more than one spacer, the pilot hole size on the water pump is larger than the pilot hole for the fan. I got bit on this one and is why I remember the size...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Tbird1044
Take a look at this post and will guide you to...

Take a look at this post and will guide you to proper spacing/location of a fan using a shroud: http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=22919

Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,911
Posted By Tbird1044
Mike: Ray turned me on to idea of using Google to...

Mike:
Ray turned me on to idea of using Google to do some searches. I put in "squarebird.org" ABS and 460 and came up with these 2...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By Tbird1044
Dave: In the one picture that somewhat shows the...

Dave:
In the one picture that somewhat shows the heads on the bolts, it sure doesn't look like a grade 8 bolt, unless there are different international markings. I'm pretty sure grade 8 is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tbird1044
Kirsten: As Dave already stated, twice in this...

Kirsten:
As Dave already stated, twice in this thread, baring a catastrophic failure, if you have gas and spark, the engine should run or at least make an attempt to start. Troubleshooting an...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By Tbird1044
I totally understand the quality of inferior...

I totally understand the quality of inferior parts, but I question why the threads would strip out unless there is a lot of pressure or tension put on threads. If any of you changed a lower a lower...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Tbird1044
Makes a great map reading light also. Oh yeah,...

Makes a great map reading light also. Oh yeah, what's a map??
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Tbird1044
Dean: The select air controller is secured to a...

Dean:
The select air controller is secured to a separate plate behind the center console cover. You may need to remove the front section of the center console to gain access. The picture shows the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Tbird1044
Diamondback Tires

John:
I looked at DB site and found this: https://dbtires.com/classic-car-tires/tire-making-process/

It appears they still take an existing tire and vulcanize the whitewall to the tire. If you got...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Tbird1044
I'm not 100% sure of this, but I seem to remember...

I'm not 100% sure of this, but I seem to remember that the tire shop recommended the Coker American Classic over the standard Coker tire. When you look at their site, the American Classic says "made...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tbird1044
Eric: In order to replace the shift tube selector...

Eric:
In order to replace the shift tube selector arm, you will need to remove the entire steering column from the car. The steering shaft that goes into the steering box is all one piece and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tbird1044
Windshield washers were not standard equipment. ...

Windshield washers were not standard equipment. They were an option. The washer system on these cars was really complicated and rarely used by today's owners. It is very difficult to find original...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Tbird1044
The mirrors on these cars were never great for...

The mirrors on these cars were never great for functionality, no matter where you mount them. I put dual mirrors on my car and mounted them on the fenders. I did purchase both mirrors with convex...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Tbird1044
Driver seat spacers go between the top of the...

Driver seat spacers go between the top of the seat frame rails and the seat itself. The spacers are supposed to go in the front bolts for the seat to give the seat a little bit of an angle slanting...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tbird1044
Here is a picture of neatly run heater hoses, the...

Here is a picture of neatly run heater hoses, the way the factory did it.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tbird1044
That's a nice touch to use the preformed 90's...

That's a nice touch to use the preformed 90's hose where it connects to the heater core. I'll have to remember that next time I change hoses.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-27-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Tbird1044
Hi Chris: #1. Get 2 people to help you. One to ...

Hi Chris:
#1. Get 2 people to help you. One to hold each side of the hood and the third to remove the 4 bolts. If you plan on doing it in a garage, you will need enough room above the "open"...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-27-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Tbird1044
Dean: Sounds like your clock was grounding out...

Dean:
Sounds like your clock was grounding out through the lights when you had it removed. The clock spring points probably closed but didn't have enough current flow to reset them, hence the clock...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-23-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Tbird1044
That's a good point for checking your lower hose...

That's a good point for checking your lower hose from the radiator to the water pump.
If you recently had the engine overhauled, did you take any pictures during the reassembly.
The Ford FE head...
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