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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Tbird1044
Dean: I has some similar issues and finally...

Dean:
I has some similar issues and finally figured out I had the wrong sending unit. Bought another one and things worked fine.
I did check the sending unit when it was out of the gas tank by...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Tbird1044
Russ: Just as a side note, at the top of the...

Russ:
Just as a side note, at the top of the window channel by the vent wing, is a small nylon bushing to guide the window in the up position. I've seen these nylon bushings break, which exposes a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Tbird1044
You're testing my memory, but here goes: 1. ...

You're testing my memory, but here goes:
1. Lower the window until can get to the bottom roller tracks and rollers on the bottom of the window frame.
2. Remove the clip that is attached to the pin...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Tbird1044
Are you replacing all of the glass or just...

Are you replacing all of the glass or just certain pieces? Door glass and 1/4 windows are one thing, and the windshield and rear window are totally different. The 1/4 windows are the ones that will...
Forum: Our Rides 05-09-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Tbird1044
Nice Ride

Took the TBird out for a drive on a beautiful California day. Headed down to Huntington Beach and then on to Balboa Island. Car ran great as the temp was in the low 70s. Still gets a little warm...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tbird1044
I would definitely look at the dip stick tube and...

I would definitely look at the dip stick tube and also the connection to the pan.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tbird1044
Is the trans leaking all the time or only when...

Is the trans leaking all the time or only when running and you have pressure on the lines?
If you paid to have the cooler lines replaced, I'd probably take it back, put it up on a hoist, clean the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-23-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Tbird1044
Chris: I don't have any dimensions, but I did...

Chris:
I don't have any dimensions, but I did find some pictures of the gas pedal bolted in. These may be enough to get you close to the original mounting. It looks like there were nuts welded to...
Forum: Events 04-20-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By Tbird1044
2018 Fords Forever

Here is a link to the 2018 Fords Forever car show at Knotts Berry Farm in So....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Tbird1044
In the TRL, there is FOMOCO instruction to...

In the TRL, there is FOMOCO instruction to install factory air conditioning in a car. There are some good drawings that may help you. If you haven't looked at it, it may be worth...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Tbird1044
First of all, are you 100% sure it is the motor? ...

First of all, are you 100% sure it is the motor? I think I posted a procedure to check the motors by connecting directly to battery voltage. I have found that the majority of problems is with the...
Forum: Our Rides 03-27-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By Tbird1044
Here's a picture of a partially painted bumper,...

Here's a picture of a partially painted bumper, color matched to the car. I thought it looked great.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Tbird1044
I put 15 X 6 spoke rims with 225 X 75 X 15 tires...

I put 15 X 6 spoke rims with 225 X 75 X 15 tires on mine. There are 2 things I found:
1. The wheels and tires clear the fender skirts with no problems, but to get the tire on and off, I need to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Tbird1044
I'll post a picture of the back of the dash just...

I'll post a picture of the back of the dash just for clarification. Not sure it will help at all. The bulb for the ign switch/light switch is directly above the ign switch so it seems reasonable it...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-21-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Tbird1044
History of the Ford T-Bird

Found this listed in a Hemmings email: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/03/21/recommended-reading-thunderbirds-an-illustrated-history-of-the-ford-t-bird/?refer=hccweekly

Looks like the book could...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-16-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Tbird1044
If you can't get the yellow out by cleaning, you...

If you can't get the yellow out by cleaning, you might try using a white vinyl paint. The vinyl paints are very durable and easy to use. Just a thought.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-12-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Tbird1044
I seem to remember having a similar problem and...

I seem to remember having a similar problem and ended up cleaning and lubing my light sockets. Its been a while, but if you pull the black rubber back to expose the backside of the socket, there is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-08-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tbird1044
I have posted this in the past, but will again...

I have posted this in the past, but will again post my experience with seat covers and foam. I purchased the preformed foam from TB Headquarters and the seat covers from Larry's which makes their...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-07-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Tbird1044
This Gives me Hope

Quite often I get the feeling that the younger generation doesn't share our passion for historical cars and then I found this. Nick Jonas is the proud owner of a red 60 convertible Bird and he loves...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-05-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By Tbird1044
1959 Skyliner

Found a nice article on a Skyliner and thought I would share: https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hcc/2015/03/Mechanical-Masterpiece---1956-Ford-Skyliner/3747401.html?refer=hccweekly

Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Tbird1044
Just as a side note, grade 8.8 is a metric term...

Just as a side note, grade 8.8 is a metric term and is comparable to a U.S. Grade 5. 10.9 is equal to a grade 8 bolt. I agree with Dave that either should work fine.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-22-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Tbird1044
I had to trim the bottom of the seal where it is...

I had to trim the bottom of the seal where it is beveled so it wouldn't catch on the pillar post. No big deal, but the seal was catching on the lip of the pillar post. This may depend on how your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-17-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Tbird1044
Here are some pictures I found. Can't say that...

Here are some pictures I found. Can't say that it is "Ford" correct, but seems to be a standard location. The red carpet is mine and I reused the holes that were in the car when I bought it.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-15-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Tbird1044
Thanks Leonard: I did finally find this site...

Thanks Leonard:
I did finally find this site which carries Energy Suspension, Daystar, Prothane and Super Pro. The nice thing about this site is that they actually give you dimensions of the dust...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-13-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Tbird1044
Ball Joint Rubber Boots?

Does anyone have a source for just the rubber boots for the lower ball joints? I bought a set from Larrys, but they are too small, and most of the sites I can find, that sell the boots, give no...
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