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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By sidewalkman
I had one of those generator lights loosen on the...

I had one of those generator lights loosen on the forks and turn into the spokes, over the handlebars I went!!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By sidewalkman
I did not know that. Weird gadget regardless,...

I did not know that. Weird gadget regardless, reminds me of those bicycle lights with the generators on them that attached to the forks when I was a kid!! Bearing on the top of mine was pooched so it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By sidewalkman
If I'm sitting in traffic it's at the M, middle...

If I'm sitting in traffic it's at the M, middle of the M, but driving it's just at the start of the E, before the shroud and the thermostat it ran at the M while driving.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By sidewalkman
Check passenger side by the generator there is a...

Check passenger side by the generator there is a weird little pump thing that the vacuum pushes to the belt, and it's the washer pump. The vacuum line runs across the front, behind the rad and then...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By sidewalkman
I bought a 2 piece original, there's another...

I bought a 2 piece original, there's another piece covers the top that I didn't get but when all 3 are on it looks stock, radiators didn't change.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By sidewalkman
If you've kept the vacuum wipers do yourself a...

If you've kept the vacuum wipers do yourself a favour, disconnect the washer vacuum line, the thing is a mile long, always cracked and leaks. Leave the washer pump in place for authenticity if you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By sidewalkman
I wish I was a Chevy guy, unfortunately I'm a...

I wish I was a Chevy guy, unfortunately I'm a Ford fan, and a fan of British cars. Grew up having either british sports cars, or Fords.
I think it started because people always said fixed or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 420
Posted By sidewalkman
I've put the 225X75 Cokers on mine. So far so...

I've put the 225X75 Cokers on mine. So far so good but make sure all the date codes are the same, and the older cokers get the harder it is to keep the white bright. So get cokers from someone that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By sidewalkman
I bought an 18" Flexolite, comes in colours,...

I bought an 18" Flexolite, comes in colours, you'll also need a spacer, I think mine is 1.5 inches but take a measurement. BUT it really didn't do much for getting hot at idle. I added a 160 degree...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By sidewalkman
I use a JBL Bluetooth speaker, even came in red...

I use a JBL Bluetooth speaker, even came in red to match my interior, but you don't get a ton of volume. I don't want to put an additional holes in my interior and regardless of what radio you get...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,347
Posted By sidewalkman
Hey Ray Are they still available as a unit? I'd...

Hey Ray

Are they still available as a unit? I'd like to add a left side one to the bird.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By sidewalkman
It would increase flow but I've never found it...

It would increase flow but I've never found it necessary
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By sidewalkman
Did you pull a lead and test it for spark?...

Did you pull a lead and test it for spark? Easiest just pull a plug and hold it near ground, should arc across
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By sidewalkman
cooling issues

As you know our Birds run hot, I've added a flex fan with spacers to get it closer to the rad, flushed the cooling system and pulled the rad to straighten every fin, still ran hot when stopped, did...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 945
Posted By sidewalkman
The screen is a bit of a job to get to, loosen...

The screen is a bit of a job to get to, loosen motor mounts, lift the motor enough to fit a 2" block in the motor mount between it and the engine, lower the jack undo all the pan bolts and lower the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By sidewalkman
I tried everything to get at my manifolds with...

I tried everything to get at my manifolds with the heads on the car to no avail. There is a know design flaw with the top bolts, the way they pass through makes them seize. I broke off 2 when I was...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By sidewalkman
I did, no worky! I'll trace the wires, probably...

I did, no worky! I'll trace the wires, probably unplugged something when I was rerouting wires to clean up the engine compartment. easy fix I think. the one thing I love about our cars is the basic...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-14-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By sidewalkman
Should be cool enough to not overheat anyway.

Should be cool enough to not overheat anyway.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-14-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By sidewalkman
Love that is still has the factory Washer pump...

Love that is still has the factory Washer pump installed.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-13-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By sidewalkman
Cars running and for the first time has no...

Cars running and for the first time has no exhaust leaks. Thanks Dave, turned out my intake manifold gaskets didn't have the cutout for the bypass so added a small exact fit piece of thin sheet metal...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-12-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By sidewalkman
Thanks Eric!

Thanks Eric!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By sidewalkman
Hey Eric What's your master cylinder off of?...

Hey Eric

What's your master cylinder off of?

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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By sidewalkman
Ha, I like that test, simple. Gen light works...

Ha, I like that test, simple. Gen light works fine. I didn't Teflon tape it. I tried 2 senders so I doubt it's that, but I'll ground it and then like trace the wiring back. I have everything...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By sidewalkman
Oil pressure idiot light

Hi Gang, I can't seem to get the idiot light to work, I've replaced the sender, and the bulb, it was working now stopped. Thoughts?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-06-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By sidewalkman
When I first got my car the wipers barely worked,...

When I first got my car the wipers barely worked, first thing I did was disconnect the original (although really cool) washer system, stored it away in a box, and ran new vacuum lines straight from...
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