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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-07-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By dgs
I did some online digging and found that yes, I...

I did some online digging and found that yes, I could dye these red (technically more like painting) but the proper supplies will run several hundred dollars ($800 is what a guy on a BMW forum had in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-04-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By dgs
The 215/75R14 are a bit wider but a bit shorter...

The 215/75R14 are a bit wider but a bit shorter than the original 800-14. The 225/75R14 are a bit wider but a bit shorter than the original, optional 850-14. They are the best alternatives in the...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-04-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By dgs
Don't necessarily need everything, but I do need...

Don't necessarily need everything, but I do need seats. Anyone know if the black could be dyed red? I'm guessing no, or at least not easily.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 04:36 PM
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Views: 136,184
Posted By dgs
No fair! :D I was excited to see you posted an...

No fair! :D I was excited to see you posted an update. I'm really looking forward to seeing this!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By dgs
Yeah, that doesn't make much sense does it. My...

Yeah, that doesn't make much sense does it. My 1996 BMW had a rubber isolator at the front of the driveshaft called a giubo and modern Mustangs do as well. I don't think any American cars of that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-25-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By dgs
There used to be a wonderful magazine named...

There used to be a wonderful magazine named Invention and Technology. Back in their spring of 2001 issue (available online here (http://www.inventionandtech.com/content/spring-2001-1)) they did a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-18-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By dgs
Thanks, the shop manual does mention rotating the...

Thanks, the shop manual does mention rotating the engine to clear the counter weights.

Busy week and weekend ahead, I hope to get a look at it after that.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-16-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By dgs
Oil Pan Change

I did an oil change on my T'bird a few weeks ago in preparation for the season and found that the drain plug did not want to tighten up. It looked like a self tapping plug (threaded end split two...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-09-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By dgs
Good info on radials vs. bias is hard to come by,...

Good info on radials vs. bias is hard to come by, but based on a general article I read years ago on the adoption of radials in the US, the change is toe should be zero to a max of 1/8" in.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-20-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By dgs
I honestly don't know. I'm not sure if that's...

I honestly don't know. I'm not sure if that's still true and if so, is all the glass that way or only from certain manufacturers. I had remembered seeing it on the forum, verified it by searching...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-20-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By dgs
Early in my Squarebird ownership, I jacked the...

Early in my Squarebird ownership, I jacked the front of my convertible up with the top down. I wasn't really thinking. I quickly noticed that the gap at the top of the rear edge of the doors had...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-14-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By dgs
If you search the site for "windshield...

If you search the site for "windshield replacement" you'll find multiple mentions that many of the replacement windshields do not have the top to bottom curve that you see in the center when looking...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-14-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By dgs
That's cool! Where did you find it on his site? ...

That's cool!

Where did you find it on his site? I looked around but didn't see any Squarebirds on any of the products.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,103
Posted By dgs
I got it. I had to twist and pull and wiggle and...

I got it. I had to twist and pull and wiggle and pull and use a pry bar and pull but it eventually came loose from the engine. Wiggling it out from there required a few more gymnastics and, yes,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,103
Posted By dgs
So I'm finally getting around to replacing this...

So I'm finally getting around to replacing this starter (life has gotten in the way until now) and I can't get the starter out. I've gotten all the bolts off and the starter pulls away from the...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 07-31-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By dgs
What interior is in it (color, leather or vinyl,...

What interior is in it (color, leather or vinyl, etc)?
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-03-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,869
Posted By dgs
Carl, I'm not sure how you came across this...

Carl, I'm not sure how you came across this thread, but it is over 12 years old. John is still running his business and has posted on his blog as recently as last November...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By dgs
Either 225/60R16 or 235/60R16 are close in height...

Either 225/60R16 or 235/60R16 are close in height to the originals and should clear with zero offset wheels. I run 235 width on my 8" wide 17" wheels with zero offset with only very slight rubbing...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-22-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By dgs
I realize that I'm late to the party, but I'd...

I realize that I'm late to the party, but I'd like to offer a different take on this. With differences in wheel and tire sizes, I believe that measuring from the wheel center to the body will be...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-11-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By dgs
I've had good luck with modern FWD cars. Modern...

I've had good luck with modern FWD cars. Modern cars simply last longer then the old ones.

My 1999 Honda Odyssey needed almost nothing from 40K to 205K, aside from tie rods, stabilizer links and a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-11-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,961
Posted By dgs
You'll need a EB Enterprises 121G...

You'll need a EB Enterprises 121G (http://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-capacitor.html), but they aren't available right now. :D
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-20-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By dgs
Hey, that's my website. :cool: That thing was...

Hey, that's my website. :cool:

That thing was for sale almost 10 years ago, I wonder where it is now?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-27-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,103
Posted By dgs
The Rock Auto part is branded "Pure Energy...

The Rock Auto part is branded "Pure Energy (https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=4700721&cc=1336632&jsn=292)", not sure who that is. I don't imagine many companies are rebuilding these old...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-24-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,103
Posted By dgs
At Rock Auto the same 12 month warranty applies...

At Rock Auto the same 12 month warranty applies to the rebuilt and the new. I suspect no one else has a longer warranty. Of course, that doesn't mean that I want to swap it out twice.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-23-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,103
Posted By dgs
Thanks for the suggestions, if I can get myself...

Thanks for the suggestions, if I can get myself into the garage before spring I'll give them a try.

As far as replacing the brushes, since the Rockauto rebuilt starter is only $30 after the core...
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