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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-30-2018, 05:16 PM
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Views: 133
Posted By 430bird60
A/C Sight Glass O-Rings

My 60 has the original a/c system. Compressor is rebuilt and I plan to replace the hoses. I'm looking for the o-rings that go in the sight glass. I've checked with many a/c shops including Original...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-30-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,002
Posted By 430bird60
Relacement filter for a/c drains

Anyone know which thread MERIDIOUS was referring for replacement filters for the a/c drains on the evaporator box? Thanks.
Ken
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By 430bird60
a/c compressor

Well my compressor is a york and it needs to be rebuilt. Original Air has a kit with a Sanden compressor which includes a mounting plate and the two hoses that attach to the compressor-$500.00....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-26-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By 430bird60
a/c compressor

Carl at partsetal also said Borg Warner had owned York. I looked at the original air website and they have a york that looks like mine but I will have to call them tomorrow. The Bird Nest told me to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-26-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By 430bird60
compressor gasket kit

I'm having trouble finding a gasket/seal kit for my a/c compressor. I really don't know what compressor I have. The data plate is worn but I can see that it indicates Borg Warner A210 and it is cast...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-05-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By 430bird60
I know the pump has a screw in filter on the...

I know the pump has a screw in filter on the oulet side. I am not aware of a sediment bowl. But, that is not to say there wasn't one. My pump has the inlet and outlet at 90 degrees of one another. I...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-04-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By 430bird60
Is that setup for the 430 with a/c. I didn't...

Is that setup for the 430 with a/c. I didn't realize there was a sediment bowl. But, I am interested if it is correct. Thanks

Ken
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-04-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By 430bird60
My car didn't have the original fuel pump when I...

My car didn't have the original fuel pump when I purchased it. It has an electric pump back by the tank. There is a rubber hose from the line on the frame to the carburetor. I want to put an original...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-04-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By 430bird60
Thanks John. I forgot to mention that my car has...

Thanks John.
I forgot to mention that my car has a/c so I don't know if that makes a difference. I appreciate the illustration.
Ken
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-04-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By 430bird60
Fuel Line To Pump

I'm looking for the fuel line that runs up the front of the 430 engine and feeds the fuel pump. I've checked with some vendors and Carl at partsetal but have not found one. Does anyone have photos of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-30-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,039
Posted By 430bird60
Okay. Thanks, John. I didn't think they were...

Okay. Thanks, John. I didn't think they were undercoated.

Ken
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-30-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,039
Posted By 430bird60
Under Hood Insulation

I'm getting ready to touch up the underside of my 60's hood. Going to replace the insulation with roofing paper. Around the edge of the opening for the air cleaner it looks like there is some sort of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
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, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
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, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
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, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
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, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
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, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
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, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
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, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,309
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
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