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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-20-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Deanj
I'll bet those look like that's how it should...

I'll bet those look like that's how it should have been by 1960. Those incandescent bulbs appear dated on the gauges. it's a choice of stock vs some very slick LEDs that make the cluster look more...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By Deanj
But that same engineer designed the vacuum...

But that same engineer designed the vacuum operated ash tray!

The original was missing from my 1960. I bought a momentary switch, bought the close to correct 3 different diameter tubing, some wire,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Deanj
Good and disappointing results with new 1895...

Good and disappointing results with new 1895 bulbs. All dash components are original, I believe.

First, the new 1895 bulbs were just the trick to make the clock illumination appear the same...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Deanj
Is that varnish as in nail polish? The LEDs...

Is that varnish as in nail polish? The LEDs would have been nice except for all the different Ks those come in. K meaning more Ks mean a whiter-blue light and less K are more yellow.

I just want...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 427
Posted By Deanj
I talked with someone who was a dealer and he...

I talked with someone who was a dealer and he reported the same. My problem was a bogus bead after one mounting. He recommended not to exceed 30psi, and not exceeding 60 MPH.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Deanj
The screws look slotted. Different from the 58....

The screws look slotted. Different from the 58. I wanted to go LED, but it seems very white. My wife likes the rosier look. The clock has 2 bulbs and because it is an enclosed unit, it is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Deanj
Fuel/Temp Gauge Removal

My '60 Fuel Gauge has 4 tiny black painted slotted or hex fasteners. These come out with a slotted screw driver I would assume? It doesn't look like a phillips head unless my eyesight is that bad. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 427
Posted By Deanj
Right-on! I found out the hard way. Next time...

Right-on! I found out the hard way. Next time I'm going with Diamondbacks.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Deanj
Well Dan, I think it's too good to be true, but I...

Well Dan, I think it's too good to be true, but I can't hear the click after greasing the U-joints. I could tell from looking at the dirt covering the fittings that these haven't been attended to in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Deanj
Thanks. If it's a wheel bearing, and I hope not,...

Thanks. If it's a wheel bearing, and I hope not, that's a job for a shop. U-joints can be pressed out, or hammered out on a vice if you think you're up to it.

I'm not sure why U-joints would...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Deanj
Put the spare on the right rear and it's not a...

Put the spare on the right rear and it's not a wheel issue. Also, it's heat sensitive because it only starts after warming up.

Heard a funny noise turning right and it could be the spare or as...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Deanj
Yeah, funny you should say that. I am running...

Yeah, funny you should say that. I am running Coker Classic radials with original wheels. In fact this is a replacement original wheel (from OX1) because I suspected a problem with one of my OEM...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-26-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Deanj
Double Rear Wheel Click

My '60 right rear wheel has a double click noise. It's not very loud and can be heard only with the passenger window down and a wall or curb to echo the noise. It's a double click, not a single...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Deanj
Let us know how you do. I have a right rear...

Let us know how you do. I have a right rear window frame that's rusting on the chromed piece which is at the lowest forward spot. (It seems there should be an appearance repair available so...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-19-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Deanj
First, you're right about new cars. They may run...

First, you're right about new cars. They may run perfectly, but most look like a bean on wheels. I like cars with personality.

I drive my T-Bird and about 2,000 miles a year. The original...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-17-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 979
Posted By Deanj
I swear I replied on the correct post about the...

I swear I replied on the correct post about the oil light. I confirmed that after I made the post.

Dean
Forum: Our Rides 06-14-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Deanj
Good photos of a very original looking Bird. I...

Good photos of a very original looking Bird.

I noticed your converted alternator has a 2 belt pulley. Do you know the pulley part number and where you purchased from?

I'm not even certain a 2...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-01-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Deanj
Once I installed Borla mufflers on my L48 1980...

Once I installed Borla mufflers on my L48 1980 Corvette 4 speed.

Before the installation, I installed an Erson cam 208/208 which had more lift and duration than the L48 cam, and a free flow cat...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-28-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 774
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Posted By Deanj
Thank you all very much! Golf and grill...

Thank you all very much!

Golf and grill outside, but feeling and being well is priceless!

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Deanj
Good job. I've heard mufflers "break-in". I...

Good job. I've heard mufflers "break-in". I always thought that was a stretch, but my Walkers definitely sound louder after a few hundred miles-and I quite certain it's all going out the tail...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By Deanj
Exhaust leak at the left exhaust manifold to...

Exhaust leak at the left exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe fixed.

The problem was a warped exhaust pipe flange that the shop ground flat, and then installed a beefier gasket with a raised ID lip. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Deanj
Now that makes sense. Im a fan of Stable, and I...

Now that makes sense. Im a fan of Stable, and I use it in the Thunderbird for Winter because shes driven sparingly.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Deanj
What I want to know is how the armed forces store...

What I want to know is how the armed forces store fuel for years without going bad.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-21-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Deanj
Thanks Eric. I would think the float wouldn't...

Thanks Eric. I would think the float wouldn't seal the top of the tank if that tab wasn't aligned. You sure can't tell from smelling gas because these cars smell of gas when everything is buttoned...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-20-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By Deanj
No Dave, the leak is between the manifold and...

No Dave, the leak is between the manifold and exhaust pipe. That actually made the shop feel better when this leaked the first time, knowing it wasn't the problem between the manifold and...
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