This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.

Go Back   Squarebirds, Rocketbirds, and Fifties/Sixties Ford Discussion Forum > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 25 of 379
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Deanj
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Deanj
Thanks. I probable won't replace it because it's...

Thanks. I probable won't replace it because it's such a robust piece. I'll have to wait until I can drive her again to see if there's any improvement from the polishing. It sure looks clean. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Deanj
The verdict on the Eastwood glass...

The verdict on the Eastwood glass sanding-polishing kit is:

Save your money. Go to a pro and get your glass improved.

This kit came with the diamond dust slurry mixer, a 3 inch hook and loop...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-06-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Deanj
Thanks. Well, I make as many bad decisions as...

Thanks. Well, I make as many bad decisions as good. There's no wavy areas ( I remember my dad's 1963 Bel Air, an ordered car, came with a distorted windshield ). I'm used to looking out of clear...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-05-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Deanj
Thanks John. I heard a novice can really screw...

Thanks John. I heard a novice can really screw this up, but these are nice upright windshields compared to today's front glass. I suppose the internet has a lot of YouTube videos on how to do this...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-05-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Deanj
Original Windshield or Crystal Clear

My original 1960 windshield has the look of a sandstorm survivor. It just seems inconsistent with the rest of the car. The side glass has been replaced and looks great for the most part except for...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-04-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Deanj
Fabulous Nyles. I see watching the video brings...

Fabulous Nyles. I see watching the video brings up other Thunderbird YouTube videos.

I notice the interior door pulls either pointing to 3/9 O'clock or 2/10 O'clock. Even in other videos there is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-02-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Deanj
Yes John, but I have some tough string. You're...

Yes John, but I have some tough string. You're correct, we shouldn't depend on this lock, it could discourage some curious folk and more important: I like things that work. I haven't used my...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-02-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Deanj
Now you tell me! :D I wondered what a decimated...

Now you tell me! :D I wondered what a decimated compartment liner looked like.

Actually, if someone is doing that, then they got past the door locks.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-02-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Deanj
Glovebox Lock

Another lesson learned-because I like everything to work whether I'll use-it or not. The glovebox latch and lock was replaced previous to my ownership of my 1960. After cruising Youtube I thought...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By Deanj
Nyles, you got it correct. The open end of the...

Nyles, you got it correct. The open end of the c-clip faces the turn signal lever. I think I actually rotated this around to the wrong way last time I took the steering wheel off because it wasn't...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By Deanj
Thank you both and thanks for the photos Nyles. ...

Thank you both and thanks for the photos Nyles.

I always thought the c-clip was buried up against the retaining clip at the base of the steering wheel. I'll check about the 3/8 inch spacing. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By Deanj
I need to re-visit the cancelling cam operation. ...

I need to re-visit the cancelling cam operation. I notice it takes almost 5/6th of a right steering wheel turn to cancel a right turn signal while only 1/3rd steering wheel turn left to cancel a...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 11-24-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,391
Posted By Deanj
I wanted to replace an instrument panel bulb just...

I wanted to replace an instrument panel bulb just above the ignition switch on my 1960. It's not replaced by removing the fuel and temp gauge because I can't figure that one out.

Do the same...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By Deanj
The engine compartment horns location is...

The engine compartment horns location is superior. Keep in mind if you have A/C and need to R&R the power steering pump, you'll need to remove the horns to get the pump to clear the bay.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-18-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By Deanj
Curious as to why these are located different...

Curious as to why these are located different from 1960 location? That's where both are located on the driver's side front engine bay. Or is it a convertible thing?

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Deanj
Wrapped the stud with foil tape and it's better. ...

Wrapped the stud with foil tape and it's better. (It's like replacing the shift detent plate. Instead of your shifter rotating 360 degrees, it just moves one space back and forth.) A rubber mallet...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Deanj
I double checked and I have all the hardware. ...

I double checked and I have all the hardware. The end of the handle has at least a half inch play. Before checking the end play, I was able to push it inward about a quarter inch toward the panel. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-15-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Deanj
Interior Door Handle

I've replaced my interior door handle (actuator handle) and still these fit loosely on the post. Is there some trick for tightening the fit? I don't have the same problem with the window cranks,...
Forum: Events 11-14-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By Deanj
I like the rear chrome treatment. It would have...

I like the rear chrome treatment. It would have been appropriate for the period.

What was the chrome dress-up? Just the air cleaner housing and valve covers?

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-13-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,559
Posted By Deanj
I often utilize the not so O.S.H.A approved...

I often utilize the not so O.S.H.A approved method of applying a deemed reasonable sum (established with experience) of "starting fluid" (ether) within the inner volume of the tire as mounted, and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-12-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,559
Posted By Deanj
Originally posted by jopizz: "In the past I used...

Originally posted by jopizz:

"In the past I used to have two sets of hubcaps. One beat up set to drive on and one pristine set that I put on at shows."

John

In the first year of operating a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,559
Posted By Deanj
They got it finally! It seems Firestone was...

They got it finally! It seems Firestone was expanding the tire's width at the bead and placing it under heaters. When they thought they waited enough, they let the tire revert to original shape and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,559
Posted By Deanj
Maybe I should have gone to Walmart. This is...

Maybe I should have gone to Walmart. This is ridiculous, but I'm glad Coker talked to them first and told me to contact this Firestone. That puts them on the line if these goof balls damage the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,559
Posted By Deanj
New tire arrived yesterday and I went to a local...

New tire arrived yesterday and I went to a local Firestone dealer at 3 pm for installation. Coker talked to Firestone in advance and felt the dealership could mount the tire properly. Firestone...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-08-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,559
Posted By Deanj
Done. I accepted Coker's offer. BTW, the Coker...

Done. I accepted Coker's offer. BTW, the Coker Classic wide white is a Michelin tire mold made in Mexico.

Interesting that I'm placing a matching spare with a checkered history in place of one...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 379

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:18 PM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, 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.