Squarebirds, Rocketbirds, and Fifties/Sixties Ford Discussion Forum

Squarebirds, Rocketbirds, and Fifties/Sixties Ford Discussion Forum (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/index.php)
-   Our Rides (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=33)
-   -   '59, gift to my daughter (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=14768)

YellowRose 04-19-2013 09:21 PM

'59, gift to my daughter
Hi John, Your pictures are not showing up. We would love to see them!

simplyconnected 04-20-2013 12:13 AM

I never heard of anyone welding springs, because it just doesn't work.

I assume you will replace both front springs with new ones. If you have any questions, we can help. BTW, you don't need a spring compressor. You need the body high on jack stands and a small jack (like a scissors jack) under the "A" arm to let it down. The hardest part is separating the lower ball joint, and that's usually not too hard.

BTW, I see your pictures just fine. - Dave

YellowRose 04-20-2013 04:10 AM

'59, gift to my daughter
I don't know why I was not seeing them earlier, but I am now. Strange...

V-John 04-20-2013 11:22 AM

I've been reading up on how everyone, and the Repair Manual, says to change the springs. Yes, I plan on replacing them and I think practically everything to do with the steering just to feel a whole lot safer. Thanks to the forum I've been getting ideas about where to order from.

There's a small car show this afternoon just up the street from us. My daughter is disappointed that Tony is still down. But, I told her that maybe someone will have a Squarebird and we can get some pointers and ideas on things. If there is I'll post some pics. I'll even ask if it's in the Registry.

Last night I watched West Side Story for the first time. Now I know see where she got Tony from. A real coincidence that it comes on TCM right after she names her car.

simplyconnected 04-20-2013 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by V-John (Post 74408)
...Last night I watched West Side Story for the first time. Now I know see where she got Tony from. A real coincidence that it comes on TCM right after she names her car.

So... her car is named after a former Jet who works in a candy store in NY? Well, ok. Wait 'till she finds out "Tony" is really a feisty and classy girl car. It's been many years since this old bird was in her glory. I'm glad you're bringing her back. - Dave

V-John 04-21-2013 03:36 PM

Megan likes 'Tony' because he was a girl-getter, and he got her on first sight!

I took the carb off today and cleaned that filth and everything else that was on it. Putting it back on the angle of it was more pronounced. I just read an older post about the wedge spacer and also the wedge gasket. I'll have to take a closer look at that thick gasket to see if it angled and put on wrong.

I went to that little car show put on by the Boy Scouts yesterday. They only had one T-Bird. It was a really good turnout on a cool sunny day.

klattu 04-21-2013 04:38 PM

Make Prom the goal !

YellowRose 04-21-2013 04:50 PM

'59, gift to my daughter
That wedged shaped spacer goes on with the thick part towards the radiator and the thin side towards the firewall.

V-John 04-21-2013 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by klattu (Post 74444)
Make Prom the goal !

She's already set on using my mom's Porsche

V-John 04-22-2013 10:52 PM

My carb gasket is even all around. It's about 3/8-1/2" thick. I ordered the wedge from Tbird HQ today. Their online catalog showed $40, but the parts guy said they're $50 now. I should get my heat riser tomorrow.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.