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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 117
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Posted By DKheld
Sounds similar to what I went through when my...

Sounds similar to what I went through when my tank had rust in it.

Had mine boiled out and coated - big mistake. The product used to coat the tank couldn't stand up to the ethanol in the gas and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,473
Posted By DKheld
Here are a few old pictures of...

Here are a few old pictures of mine.....

https://storage03.dropshots.com/photos3/photos/260234/20090929/183405.jpg

https://storage03.dropshots.com/photos3/photos/260234/20090929/183203.jpg
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,473
Posted By DKheld
http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/Technic...

http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/GasTank6.jpg

That's a "push on" style connector that goes on the threaded fuel tank sending unit.

Old cigarette lighter...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By DKheld
Take in to consideration in this pic that the DB...

Take in to consideration in this pic that the DB tire is 10+ years old and the CC is about 2 years old.
https://storage04.dropshots.com/photos8000/photos/260234/20150919/b_155755.jpg

I don't have a...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-07-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By DKheld
Love it - The Beast of Turin makes another...

Love it - The Beast of Turin makes another appearance. :eek:

Amazing to see those big horsepower engines twist those little ladder framed cars. All on bicycle wheels!

:D .......cool
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By DKheld
Wow - :eek: - going to take a look at mine before...

Wow - :eek: - going to take a look at mine before my next trip.

Mine probably would have failed by now and no strange noises lately but worth a look.

Thanks for passing along the info and as you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By DKheld
Rats - thanks John. I'll be on the lookout but...

Rats - thanks John. I'll be on the lookout but it's way down on my to do list - Henry mentioned it first so he deserves first shot.

I see them from time to time on flea bay but by the time you pay...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By DKheld
Roughly $60 each new - ouch - anyone have a cheap...

Roughly $60 each new - ouch - anyone have a cheap source?

https://www.macsautoparts.com/assets/macs/images/size/160x160/sku/64-31132.jpg

(this image borrowed from Mac's)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,473
Posted By DKheld
Tom - I had not seen that type sealer "in person"...

Tom - I had not seen that type sealer "in person" but my new Jeep has it - exactly as you describe - like toothpaste.

Eric - no paint on the original manifolds as far as I know. They were just left...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By DKheld
I'm with Dean on this one. Look and so far...

I'm with Dean on this one.

Look and so far quality seem fine on mine (only about 2,000 - 3,000 miles so far) but handling is far worse than my Diamond Backs. Two places I notice it the most are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,473
Posted By DKheld
Eric, I learned the hard way that installing...

Eric,

I learned the hard way that installing gaskets on the exhaust manifolds is a bad idea.

Here's my old post about the gaskets. Hope you decide to leave them out and have your manifolds...
Forum: Our Rides 08-02-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By DKheld
Shazam! Wish mine was a convertible...... WoW -...

Shazam!

Wish mine was a convertible......

WoW - :eek: - ditched the Kelsey Hayes in favor of the Sun Rays!
(exactly the route I'm planning)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By DKheld
My '60 didn't have any external mirrors from new....

My '60 didn't have any external mirrors from new.

I wanted to add a drivers side mirror and debated the location. Finally decided to put it on the door - on the fender just seemed to stick out...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,473
Posted By DKheld
Thanks Nyles ! Since that pic I've added a...

Thanks Nyles !

Since that pic I've added a double hose guide at the back corner of the valve cover under the wiper vac hose for an even "cleaner" look.

I have a pic of a Tbird with supposedly...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-01-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By DKheld
Here you go Dave - some rainy day...

Here you go Dave - some rainy day reading

http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/wheels/wl101.htm

Same style suspension as the Tbird - front A-Arm/coil spring and rear leaf although the MG has oil filled lever...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,939
Posted By DKheld
Ooops Thought I remembered the screw in was...

Ooops

Thought I remembered the screw in was standard on the 4100 from 58-60 and a different screw in type on the 430.

Gettin' old - :rolleyes:

So guess it's the glass bowl on the fuel pump (if the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-01-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By DKheld
That is interesting Ray - thanks for...

That is interesting Ray - thanks for posting.

Guess I've been lucky - no problems so far. About 10K and 10 years on the first set of tires but only using 2 OEM Tbird rims on the rear - the other 3...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,939
Posted By DKheld
I agree with John but the shop might say they had...

I agree with John but the shop might say they had it fixed and now it's a new issue....

Guess you could always ask how long they tested it before they called it fixed.

Does sound like the classic...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By DKheld
I'm actually adding A/C to my Tbird that did not...

I'm actually adding A/C to my Tbird that did not originally come with A/C.

Project has really drawn itself out with all the other stuff I have going on.......:rolleyes:

I bought an R-134...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By DKheld
Not on the Tbird but I did convert my 1987 R-12...

Not on the Tbird but I did convert my 1987 R-12 truck to R-134.

Haven't tried that particular R-12 replacement but tried a few about 10 years back and didn't have any luck. Freeze 12 was one I tried...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By DKheld
Not the factory data plate but one issued when a...

Not the factory data plate but one issued when a car is rebuilt or restored and the original is lost or not on the car. Be interesting to see if that matches the vin stamped on the inner fender. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-28-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,939
Posted By DKheld
X2 with John - switch or solenoid are the most...

X2 with John - switch or solenoid are the most likely culprits.

Any evidence of mice in the car or under the hood?? - those critters can make shorts in the wiring and really cause havoc.

I'd...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 508
Posted By DKheld
Wow - now my Cokers aren't that bad. I don't...

Wow - now my Cokers aren't that bad. I don't like the handling as well as the DB's but I feel I can drive the car without worry.

Yes - the tires had to be mounted whitewall side first by hand then...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By DKheld
I see you have a '59 - must have changed a little...

I see you have a '59 - must have changed a little bit in '60 - my owners manual shows the temp and fuel gauge on p 12.

I'm thinking you are referring to the vents on either side of the passenger...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By DKheld
You guys are running cool.... Was about 90 deg...

You guys are running cool....

Was about 90 deg here late last week and high humidity. Temp stayed around the M in temp most of the 40 min ride. Sitting in the driveway afterwards the gauge went to...
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