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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By 430bird60
Been looking at flex-a-lite spacers. May have to...

Been looking at flex-a-lite spacers. May have to go to two spacers (1 inch and 1/2 inch). I haven't measured the pilot holes yet as the fan hasn't been removed. I'm getting ready to install rebuilt...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By 430bird60
Thanks Nyles. That is a big help. Ken

Thanks Nyles. That is a big help.
Ken
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By 430bird60
flex fan recommendation

My 17 inch flex fan is only 5/8 inch away from the radiator which makes it really hard to get to the fan bolts. I have a metal shroud that I am going to install and I am wondering if I can move the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By 430bird60
A/C Refrigerant

Has anyone had to convert their cars from R-12 to R-134 refrigerant? I also see that there is a refrigerant called Maxi-Frig 12A. I am interested to know what changes, if any , need to be made to the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By 430bird60
KUDOS to Thunderbird Headquarters

I purchased quite a few parts in 2012 from Thunderbird Headquarters. Enough so I could qualify for their discount. Included were door panels. Well, this past spring I began installing them and found...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By 430bird60
Horn Wire

Does the turn signal switch need to be removed in order to fish the horn wire down the steering column?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By 430bird60
I was able to get to the light above the ignition...

I was able to get to the light above the ignition switch by removing the fuel gage. Due to the position of that light I can understand why the lights bezel may not be as bright but I have to put my...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By 430bird60
Dash Cluster Switch Illumination

I replaced the inner bezels on my dash cluster switches with new green bezels. The ignition switch lights up fine but the headlight switch bezel does not. On the other side, the wiper switch lights...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-18-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By 430bird60
Well, the only thing I can figure is that I...

Well, the only thing I can figure is that I didn't get the new LED bulb properly seated in the socket. The turn indicator light is working fine now.
Thanks Dave. I also replaced the bezels for the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By 430bird60
Yes. Both front and both rear turn signals work....

Yes. Both front and both rear turn signals work. The only thing not working is the left turn indicator light. I'll get back at it this afternoon. Thanks

Ken
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-04-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By 430bird60
Thanks Dave. Maybe I dislodged the wire at the...

Thanks Dave. Maybe I dislodged the wire at the column. I'll check it tomorrow. Thanks

Ken
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-04-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By 430bird60
Turn Signal Indicator Light

I'm in the process of installing the gage cluster in my 60. Before I install the gages I wanted to test all of the bulbs. Everything is working with one exception. THE LEFT TURN SIGNAL INDICATOR...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 02-20-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,013
Posted By 430bird60
Anti-friction sliders

Has anyone replaced the anti-friction sliders on their sunroof cars with the magic sliders described in the technical resource library? Do they actually make the sunroof slide easier?

Thanks
Ken
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-17-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By 430bird60
John, Sorry, I don't think I made it clear about...

John,

Sorry, I don't think I made it clear about what I am trying to do. I bought new lenses that have a chrome ring around the lenses. The ring is pressed into a chrome (plastic) bezel. I can't...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-17-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By 430bird60
Hi John. Yes, the car does have a/c. I don't see...

Hi John. Yes, the car does have a/c. I don't see any place to attach it to the air duct other than removing a screw from the radio chassis which is what I will do. Any suggestion on separating the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-17-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By 430bird60
oil/generator light lenses

Hi all. I'm trying to replace the oil/generator light lenses. I've removed them from the instrument cluster but can't separate the lenses from the chrome bezels. It looks like there is a snap ring...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-25-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By 430bird60
Brake Shoes

I was not able to talk to a real person at Rock Auto so I went to their website and was able to obtain a return lable for the centrix shoes I purchased from them. Hope they will refund my money....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By 430bird60
Brake Shoes

I recently purchased Centric riveted brake shoes from Rock Auto. As I was installing them I noticed that the rivets on the front shoes were closer to the surface than the rivets on the back shoes. I...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 09-06-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By 430bird60
I was able to find the rear rubber seal which is...

I was able to find the rear rubber seal which is the same as the one described as item A in the Bird Nest catalog but can be purchased by the foot from Metro Moulded Parts, Inc. (www.metrommp.com)....
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-05-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By 430bird60
Thanks for the input. As I stated i did purchase...

Thanks for the input. As I stated i did purchase my weather stripping from the Bird Nest. MY concern is with the rubber that appears to mount closely behind the felt which is attached by a screw on...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-05-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By 430bird60
I purchased the seals from Bird Nest. Their...

I purchased the seals from Bird Nest. Their catalog shows only one rubber and one felt seal for the rear and the picture you posted shows three seals which my car has. Their part numbers don't...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-05-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By 430bird60
Sunroof weatherstripping

John
The rubber part #502C76 is the one I am not sure how to attach. The old one on my car is really deteriorated but looks like it went around the curves at the rear sides of the panel the same as...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-04-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By 430bird60
Sunroof weatherstripping

I am about to install weather stripping on my sunroof but don't have clear instructions. My sunroof actually has three (1 felt and 2 rubber) strips on the rear of the sunroof and I know there are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By 430bird60
Sun Visors

Thanks Ray. That helps and I will make another attempt.

Ken
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By 430bird60
sun visors

Having trouble installing sun visor brackets after replacing headliner. I didn't realize they weren't interchangeable until I read some of the posts. The part numbers on my brackets are BAP6304122-AW...
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