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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By bpetska
Thanks guys. Bill

Thanks guys.
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By bpetska
Seat Belt Hole Location

I want to install seatbelts in the back seat. Anyone know the location where to drill the holes thru the floor?
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By bpetska
headliner install

I am working on replacing the headliner in my 60. I just can't seem to get it tight enough between the back window and the quarter window. The rest of it is tight. Just how much will it shrink if I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By bpetska
Installing Bumpers

I currently have my front and rear bumpers assembled with the brackets on. My question is what is the best way to install. All assembled or brackets put on and then the bumpers?
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1967 To 2005 Thunderbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,438
Posted By bpetska
replacing steering coupler on 1979 tbird

I need to replace the steering coupler (rag joint) on my 1979 tbird. I do not have a shop manual. How do I go about doing this?
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-25-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By bpetska
430 Starter Dilemma

I had the same thing happen to me and did what Dave said. Just installed the starter that way and all was good.
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-04-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By bpetska
Steering wheel

I would like to redo my steering wheel. How is the best way to remove the old paint?
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-27-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By bpetska
Door panel aluminum trim

Hi,
How is the best way to remove small scratches and small dings on the two trim pieces of aluminum that go under and in front of the arm rests on the door panels? Most of the scratches and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-11-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By bpetska
windlace

I was looking thru the vendor catalogs and notice two types of windlace. Cloth and vinyl. Which type is prefered? Is one easier to install than the other?
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-01-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By bpetska
Replacing dash pad on 1960

Hi Guys,
I did send my cvr to Dave Dare to change over to solid state. I will check the trl out on the replacement.
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-31-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By bpetska
Replacing dash pad on 1960

Hi Guys,
I will soon be replacing my dash pad and was wondering if anyone replaced one recently. How did it fit? Any and all tips are appreciated.
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-30-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By bpetska
430 driveshaft length

Hi Guys,
Just a fyi I took the drive shaft in and had it shortened to 49" centerline to centerline. It fits just fine now.
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By bpetska
430 driveshaft length

0X1,
If you would measure how far the yoke sticks our that would be great.
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By bpetska
430 driveshaft length

Hi Guys,
I took the yoke off the driveshaft and put it on the trans shaft bottomed out and backed it out 1"and measured centerline of differental to centerline of yoke. Got 49". I would think...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By bpetska
430 driveshaft length

Hi Guys,
I double checked and the yoke is bottoming out against the trans shaft and the driveshaft is still too long. The yoke measures centerline to end 7 5/16. The depth that the trans shaft goes...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By bpetska
430 driveshaft length

Thanks John,
Mine is 52". How about the yoke that slips into the trans shaft. Is it the same as 352? Seems like mine is not going in to the trans far enough. I will look at it again...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By bpetska
430 driveshaft length

Hi Guys,
For those of you that have the 430 engine, would someone please measure the length of the drive shaft? I believe that I have the wrong one.
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-17-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,341
Posted By bpetska
heater hose clamps

My car has A/C and I am trying to hook up the heater hoses to the heater core. There is not much room between the blower motor housing and the a/c housing. I have the worm drive clamps but there is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By bpetska
Emergency Brake Cables

Do you lube these cables and if so what is used.
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-25-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By bpetska
rear axle flange gasket

Thanks John. I was able to get the fel pro 55001 gasket here localy but the hole spacing is not right. I have a call in to Mac's and they are going to measure the hole spacing for me. The original...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-25-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By bpetska
Rear axle flange gasket

I am having a hard time finding the gaskets that go between the brake backing plate and the differential housing and the gaskets that go between the axle flange and the backing plate. Is it really...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-02-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,530
Posted By bpetska
wheels for disc brakes

Thanks for the replies. It appears that the wheels I am trying to use have a 1 5/8" offset towards the inside. I tried putting washers on the lug bolts to move the wheel out 1/2". No go. So the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-31-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,530
Posted By bpetska
Wheels for disc brakes

Hi Guys,
I am doing a disc brake conversion on my 60 bird with scarebird brackets, s-10 calipers and mustang rotors. I got wheels for a 1992 ranger that are 14" X 6" and they do not fit. They...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-15-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By bpetska
Thanks Eric. What did you use to glue the Dynamat...

Thanks Eric. What did you use to glue the Dynamat in with?
Bill
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By bpetska
a/c condenser coil box insulation

I have removed the ac box that holds the condenser coil from the firewall. I have taken it apart and cleaned the coil. there is some kind of insulation on the sides of the box and it is coming off...
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