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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-28-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,567
Posted By sidewalkman
Hi Gang, resurrecting this old thread as I've...

Hi Gang, resurrecting this old thread as I've found out some new information. In the picture in the thread of the linkage mine had a bolt in the linkage that I didn't know what it was for, since then...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-27-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By sidewalkman
Leather dye / paint

Hi Gang, I'm looking to refresh my front seats, they're stock all leather (Red) and I'm looking for the spray dye in the aerosol can, I can find it for almost any European car but not for mine....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By sidewalkman
On the transmission front, a lot of the...

On the transmission front, a lot of the adjustment is done from the kickdown rods on the firewall, don't mess with them too much, on mine turn it 2 turns one way and you have slippage, 2 turns the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By sidewalkman
Install a fan shroud off a 1961-63 T-bird, makes...

Install a fan shroud off a 1961-63 T-bird, makes all the difference.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By sidewalkman
I'm running 225 / 75 14

I'm running 225 / 75 14
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-20-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By sidewalkman
I bought green LED off ebay, replaced every bulb...

I bought green LED off ebay, replaced every bulb behind the dash, in the radio and on the shift indicator and heater control. Looks really cool at night especially. Lots of light because of the white...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-20-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By sidewalkman
I took the hood scoop in for a paint match, and...

I took the hood scoop in for a paint match, and it was close but not quite right, I think the best you can hope for in a paint match is close, unless you're getting the whole car resprayed you will...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
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: 505
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: 20
Views: 803
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: 505
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: 20
Views: 803
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: 18
Views: 595
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: 356
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: 722
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: 20
Views: 803
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: 438
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: 19
Views: 2,961
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: 296
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: 935
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: 993
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: 188
Views: 5,834
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: 775
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: 455
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: 788
Posted By sidewalkman
Should be cool enough to not overheat anyway.

Should be cool enough to not overheat anyway.
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