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Forum: Anything Goes! Today, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jopizz
It's the same as the color on the cap. The...

It's the same as the color on the cap. The florescent lights in my garage make it look bluer. I don't have any outside pictures but it's greener in the sunlight. The seat covers and door panels are...
Forum: New Members Welcoming Today, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, rtogt1 !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, rtogt1! Gus hales from California and owns a 1959 Tbird Hardtop! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbird. As a Paid Member if you have anything you want to...
Forum: Anything Goes! Today, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 52
Posted By jopizz
This is what I used on my '59...

This is what I used on my '59 interior.
https://www.amazon.com/SEM-Marine-Turquoise-Plastic-Coating/dp/B003QLFMLW

As you can see the match is very close. I sprayed everything but the seats and door...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum Today, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,236
Posted By jopizz
I would follow the instructions in the TRL for...

I would follow the instructions in the TRL for adjusting the front and rear height.
http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/MSL_M-201_P7.pdf

If it sags in the rear try...
Forum: Anything Goes! Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 52
Posted By jopizz
You need a compressor that has a decent capacity...

You need a compressor that has a decent capacity as far as a tank goes (at least 20 gallon) so you get a constant pressure. I also recommend an in-line filter and water separator since you live in a...
Forum: New Members Welcoming Today, 12:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, RJay !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, RJay! Reid hales from Idaho and owns a 1959 Tbird as well as three 1960 Tbirds! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbirds. As a Paid Member if you have anything...
Forum: New Members Welcoming Today, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 13
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, Coppurdad !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, Coppurdad! David hales from Maine and owns a 1960 Tbird Hardtop! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbird. As a Paid Member if you have anything you want to...
Forum: New Members Welcoming Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 17
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, Geirmidtun !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, Geirmidtun! Geir hales from Norway and does not own a Tbird. It's always great to have another overseas member. If you are interested in buying a Tbird, let us know what year,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,517
Posted By jopizz
Yes, that's correct. Do not overtighten. About 10...

Yes, that's correct. Do not overtighten. About 10 ft. lbs. is plenty.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,517
Posted By jopizz
The gaskets and bushings are not on the spool...

The gaskets and bushings are not on the spool correctly. The larger lip of the seals go toward the inside of the spool. The metal bushings go on the outside of the seals. The right side of the spool...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-19-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 104,477
Posted By jopizz
Paid Member ~ Eric S

Squarebirds is honored by Eric Sabatier ~ Eric S, Donor for a year of financial support as a Paid Member.

We give our deepest thanks to our contributors for making Alexander's site the greatest...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By jopizz
If it's not a fuel delivery problem I would look...

If it's not a fuel delivery problem I would look at the carburetor. Do you have the original Carter AFB. If so they are very easy to work on. I would take the top off and see how dirty the bowls are....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By jopizz
How old is your gas tank. My first thought is...

How old is your gas tank. My first thought is that the screen in the tank may be clogged. It seems like a fuel delivery problem to me. It could also be a bad fuel pump.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,517
Posted By jopizz
Page 1-65 and 1-66. John

Page 1-65 and 1-66.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-17-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By jopizz
It probably came with a disc/drum master cylinder...

It probably came with a disc/drum master cylinder since most people order it because they are doing the front disc conversion. A drum/drum master cylinder will have both reservoirs the same size. A...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-17-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By jopizz
I assume you are staying with the drum brake...

I assume you are staying with the drum brake setup. Did you order the drum/drum master cylinder instead of the disc/drum master cylinder. You need to disconnect the rear brake line from the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By jopizz
I don't remember there being a petcock in the...

I don't remember there being a petcock in the block, just drain plugs. Someone must've added that. I would open it as far as it can go. If nothing comes out try putting a wire through the hole. It...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By jopizz
That doesn't look like a weatherstrip issue to...

That doesn't look like a weatherstrip issue to me. It looks like the header bow is too far forward. It could just be the angle of the picture. Is it sitting flush on the windshield header? Are the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jopizz
New seat covers cost around $600 plus...

New seat covers cost around $600 plus installation. A can of vinyl spray costs about $15. You have to weigh cost vs. longevity. If the seat covers and foam are new and I can get away with spraying...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jopizz
Yes, you can dye the outer part. How long it...

Yes, you can dye the outer part. How long it lasts is another story. Since the driver seat gets most of the wear it may have to be redone at some point.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jopizz
1960 Thunderbirds never had an all white...

1960 Thunderbirds never had an all white interior.

John
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-12-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By jopizz
There is no substitute for indoor storage,...

There is no substitute for indoor storage, especially where you live. If you can't afford to rent a garage then you are going to watch your car deteriorate before your eyes. The bodies on cars built...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By jopizz
Yes, but just make sure you have all the air...

Yes, but just make sure you have all the air bled out of it or it won't hold in the upright position.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-08-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,985
Posted By jopizz
Driving in D2 would make no difference as it...

Driving in D2 would make no difference as it idles the same in both positions. I would recommend driving in D1 as the pickup is much better. I would say the carburetor adjustment or the cooler...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-08-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,541
Posted By jopizz
I would never borrow money to invest in a classic...

I would never borrow money to invest in a classic car. By the time you pay interest you will wind up paying twice what it's worth. You can buy a nice rust free Squarebird for the same amount it will...
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