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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By orwin
430 Starter - no joy

Well I tried the advice. My starter drive must not be like the example. There was no way to get any kind of tool into the gap to release the pins. The other idea (spinning up w/grinder) did not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-22-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By orwin
430 Starter Dilemma

Hello - I haven't posted in a while, but I'm now doing final reassembly of my '60 430HT. After 10 years, bodywork, paint and chrome are all done, It's nice to work on ***clean*** parts. It is a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,104
Posted By orwin
retract starter drive?

Hello - I foolishly put power on my starter motor while it was on the bench. Now the starter drive is "out" and won't go back. I understand from this thread that when the motor drives the gear, the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-23-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By orwin
60 HT build - windows, progress

Well I finally got all the glass in - roof rails, seals, fuzzies. Adjusting 6 pieces in 3 dimensions. Thought I would share progress on my 60 430HT and some pics of gadgets to run the windows up...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-07-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By orwin
Nyles, I just finished this job on my bird. ...

Nyles,

I just finished this job on my bird. The body/paint guy had installed them and they were done wrong. He had them too far out at the front, which prevented the vent windows from closing all...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-22-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By orwin
Window filler panel

The brackets are called "Retainer, back window weatherstrip" in the assembly manual." You can see that the 2 inner ones press on the weatherstrip to keep it from moving. The manual doesn't even...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-20-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By orwin
Rear window filler panel

Nyles, You and I are doing very similar builds and are almost at the same point in reassembly. I came across the same problem and questions.

That section on my car was the only part rusted out,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,337
Posted By orwin
Door handles and gaskets

OK - here is what I had to do to the repro door handles. I used a Dremel tool with a 1-1/2" metal abrasive disk to cut the slot. You can see the handle is clamped in a vise between a block of wood...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,401
Posted By orwin
Thanks for info - They will go back in...

Thanks for info - They will go back in separately. Here's a pic of it coming out in 2007, now ready to go back in soon! The accessories are on the engine just for the picture.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,401
Posted By orwin
Engine reinstall with or w/o trans?

I originally pulled the engine (430) out with the trans attached, per the service manual. It was scary (probably 1000 lb) coming out.

Now after $$$$ on bodywork and paint, I'm wondering if I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,090
Posted By orwin
Gaskets needed

After buying a "kit", here are the results:


Trunk seal was unusable, not even remotely like the original cross-section. I sent it back, bought new one from DC
Door fuzzies - clips were no good...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,090
Posted By orwin
Door seals

I have learned the hard way that DC parts are usually the best. My body guy installed the door seals and at first the doors wouldn't close without 100s of lbs. of pressure! He said he had seen this...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,337
Posted By orwin
Door handles

Getting ready to install new door handles - minor problems and a question. I bought repro door handles from Dennis Carpenter, very nice quality and made in USA to boot. They don't come with all the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,765
Posted By orwin
I have done these felts recently on my 60 HT. ...

I have done these felts recently on my 60 HT. Beware, none of these repros are exactly like the original. The first set I bought - "no name" brand had soft clips that wouldn't go into the slots in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-22-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By orwin
Well thanks to all for info! Looks like these...

Well thanks to all for info! Looks like these weren't assembled in a jig, so varied from day to day. Not going to get much water splashed in them so I will leave them as is. I'd STILL like to see...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By orwin
splash shields

Hello, I am finally reassembling my 60HT. I got it back from the paint shop in December and now is the fun part. The car was very original and I took lots of pictures along the way. The splash...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By orwin
Help with vent window rivets

Hello,

TBird1044's post was very useful, especially the advice re. the velcro. But I have my vent assemblies off the car and am totally stuck on the rivets.

1. The little "tip" assemblies from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,933
Posted By orwin
The previous diagram doesn't show the parts...

The previous diagram doesn't show the parts Brandon is looking for. See below for column diagram with A/T linkage, etc.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-16-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,069
Posted By orwin
Right. Picture the reverse of this - 900lb of...

Right.

Picture the reverse of this - 900lb of 430 + COM going back in. Although the shop manual suggests that the trans can go in first by itself. One slip and... :mad:



John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,069
Posted By orwin
Here is the engine compartment, painted with my...

Here is the engine compartment, painted with my detail gun. I now have the disc brakes and steering installed. The car needs to be stripped to bare metal and painted. I could continue and reinstall...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,069
Posted By orwin
Painting - Opinions wanted

My 60 HT restoration is about ready for paint. It is completely disassembled, but the front and rear suspension have been redone and the steering is installed so it can be rolled around.

The...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-02-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By orwin
Smile Disc Brakes 430 M/C clearance

Have been following the disc brake threads for a while, and progressing on my 430HT. I used the kit from Hotrods&Brakes, and pretty much followed the articles by Gary Hamm and DKHeld and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,604
Posted By orwin
Pedal, bumper?

Mac's online says "not correct for 1960" but it does look EXACTLY like my pedal. For 10 bucks, I'll take a chance. Can anyone check if there is the rubber "stop" bumper? I also ordered one from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By orwin
You may be disappointed with the wiper action...

You may be disappointed with the wiper action without the original oil pump. When my 430 HT was running the wipers were somewhat marginal.

When I bought the car the original oil pump with vacuum...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,604
Posted By orwin
More brake questions

Thanks Eric,

It didn't look like that cross shaft had ever been apart so I suspected it never had a spring. But how about the rubber "bumper"? There is a rectangular hole in the top of the pedal...
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