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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By vernz
Thanks everyone for all the great input. I...

Thanks everyone for all the great input. I installed the rebuilt carburetor and the car starts and runs perfectly. Prior to installing it I backfed fresh fuel through the fuel lines to the tank and...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By vernz
Forgot to mention. I do have radials rather than...

Forgot to mention. I do have radials rather than the original tire size. I'm not as worried about the actual vs indicated speed being off a bit. I was more concerned about the significant...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By vernz
Thanks for the input. That was interesting about...

Thanks for the input. That was interesting about the speedo cable wearing in over time. I'll go ahead and replace the cable first. If that doesn't help I will go ahead and work on the speedometer...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By vernz
57 speedometer calibration

I keep learning new things about my new '57. I took it out a couple of days ago with a gps unit to see how close the speedometer was to reality. The indicated speed needed to hit actual speeds...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By vernz
Problem with fuel, now questions about what's best for winter

I've been having trouble getting my 59 J-code to keep running There is a fuel delivery problem. After eliminating other potential problems I sent the carb out to be rebuilt. The rebuilder...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By vernz
Thanks for the responses. I did not know about...

Thanks for the responses. I did not know about the steering column and it is a good idea to change out the brake fluid. I contacted Cenpeco about their oil and was told they have an abundance of...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By vernz
Oil for a 312?

I'm going to get the oil changed for the first time for my 1957 312. I read through the technical resource oil questionnaire and everyone that posted seems to have a 58 to 60 Tbird. Does anyone...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By vernz
Can't keep my 59 running where should I start?

My 59 J-code suddenly started running very roughly while driving at about 40 mph. It hesitated badly whenever I gave it gas. I barely made it home. Since then it has quit on me a number of times...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By vernz
Looking for recomendations for a car cover

My new 57 will need a car cover and I want something that provides some protection beyond just a dust cover. Does anyone have any recommendations?


Thanks, Vern
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 08-29-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By vernz
I went over and looked at the pump in my '59. It...

I went over and looked at the pump in my '59. It has a "C" in a circle on top of it. If I was a guessing man I'd say it might be a

Carter. Mechanic told me he got 3 pounds of vacuum on the pump...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 08-29-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By vernz
Thank you John and Carl, first for straightening...

Thank you John and Carl, first for straightening me out on the vacuum issue (not a 430 problem) and secondly for the fuel pump leads. I would be interested in the rebuilt kit if I have a airtex...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 08-29-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By vernz
Thanks!! Do you know if that pump has what I...

Thanks!! Do you know if that pump has what I need for vacuum? I'm still running vacuum wipers. I rebuilt them and they work great.


Vern
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 08-29-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By vernz
Source for fuel pump or rebuild kit

On my way to get the required annual inspection my 59 bird with 430 died and would not restart. looks like a fuel supply issue. It died only 0.1 miles from the mechanics shop. If it turns out to...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By vernz
I am getting a shop manual with the car. I am...

I am getting a shop manual with the car. I am also getting a porthole hard top in white. The soft top is blue. I've heard of the winch systems and will look into that. I had read the post about...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By vernz
OK Ray. I will scout out a nice background for...

OK Ray. I will scout out a nice background for the Tbird. I don't actually have it home yet. I have vintage license plates on order for it which I will receive by the end of the week. Then she...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By vernz
New 55 - 57 owner with questions

Well, I went and did it. I bought a 57 with D code engine. This is my first foray into the world of Y engines (I have a 59 and 60 with 430 MEL engines). During my test drive of about 15 minutes,...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-18-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By vernz
I've rebuilt a couple of Victrola reproducers...

I've rebuilt a couple of Victrola reproducers with great results. The sound volume and clarity was much better after the rebuild. There are company's that sell the required parts for very little...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By vernz
Thank you Joe. That helps me a lot in deciding...

Thank you Joe. That helps me a lot in deciding what to offer for the car.


Vern
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By vernz
Please help with question on 57 brakes

A couple of days ago I test drove a 1957 Tbird that I am considering buying. It is a nice driver quality car, but I was concerned with the pedal pressure required for braking. The car has original...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-14-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By vernz
I will take those off your hands. PM sent. Wait...

I will take those off your hands. PM sent. Wait - a link, you don't have them. OK. Ignore the PM.


Vern
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-14-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By vernz
Current pictures of the car are now attached to...

Current pictures of the car are now attached to my original post. Thanks so much Ray for plugging the gap with the 2010 calendar post.



Vern
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-13-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By vernz
1959 J code coup for sale ~ $9000 OBO

Here was the plan - Retire and have all this time to work on my old cars. I did the retirement part, but there always seems to be something in the way of working on my cars and I really don't have a...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By vernz
Thanks John, you confirmed what I believe. The...

Thanks John, you confirmed what I believe. The car owner went to the effort to have all the inspection stickers and stamps placed in the right places yet painted the top the wrong color. Odd...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By vernz
Thanks Ray, I had gone to those sites and that...

Thanks Ray,


I had gone to those sites and that is what resulted in my question. The two tone codes all are two letters with the second letter being the top color. They do not even list a H color...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By vernz
57 color code question

I'm new to the world of little birds (have 59 and 60 squarebirds) and am looking to take a leap into the world of little birds. Today I looked at a gorgeous 57. I could not find a single flaw of...
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