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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Good to know about the 100 octane at airports....

Good to know about the 100 octane at airports. I'll call and see if the local airport has it. If they do and depending on cost, I'll use it in my Mustang and get a re-tune. I think it'll be good for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Ethanol free gas

I just learned about this, seems ethanol free gas is still available in many states. I have to go about 30 + miles one way to get some, but it'll be worth it. Can't see driving that far just to get...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
So would it be safe to assume that a shifter that...

So would it be safe to assume that a shifter that fits a C4, or C6 will work with a COM?

Thanks again.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
You might want a whole new set of rims and tires...

You might want a whole new set of rims and tires just for every day use. Used rims and tires can be had for next to nothing at junk yards.
It would be a whole lot less trouble to swap out rims with...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
I wonder if the C6 vs the COM will have...

I wonder if the C6 vs the COM will have significant differences in how to set up the floor shifter. I think, at the very least, I'll need to do a lot of trial and error fitting and fabricating for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
That looks good. What trany do you have? What...

That looks good. What trany do you have?

What did you have to do to the shifter arm on the trany?

Are you using a cable, or a rod for the linkage from shifter to trany shifter arm?

I don't see a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-09-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Floor shifter options

I'm considering putting in a floor shifter for my COM. It must be one that locks in Park.
What are my options and what are the considerations in making this happen.

Thanks again.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
[QUOTE=partsetal;111482]Why not try some roofing...

[QUOTE=partsetal;111482]Why not try some roofing cement?[/Q

I've found lots of rust and holes in the well. There's no good way, other than a lot of body panel removal, to get in there and clean and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
I've looked over the area under the wiper screen...

I've looked over the area under the wiper screen and looks like there's nothing there that I would need to be able to get to in order to fix anything. Just seems like a moisture and debris trap that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Took off the wiper screen and looks like this is...

Took off the wiper screen and looks like this is the main suspect. The windshield gasket is also cracking and I'm sure it is also contributing to the leak.

I did not have the intention to do a full...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Just wondering if people are routinely using an...

Just wondering if people are routinely using an additive.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Trying to water proof the interior

I've started on cleaning the interior of the car. I have the carpet out and looks like the rust isn't as bad as I thought. The rust is limited to the front floor pans. Left side is badly rusted out...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
My understanding is that the vacuum ports on the...

My understanding is that the vacuum ports on the pump are for the wipers. Mine are not working, so I can't say for sure.

I bought a pump on ebay a few months back for about $40. It has the two...
Forum: Our Rides 09-28-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
I've gone through about 30 cars in the last 10...

I've gone through about 30 cars in the last 10 years or so, ranging from several Mustangs (still have a '01 supercharged, convertible 5 speed, built the engine and trany on it, with 55K original...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-28-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Dave, I am truly impressed with your ability to...

Dave,

I am truly impressed with your ability to explain how to do things in writing. This is not an easy thing to do. I mean this sincerely!!
As always, I appreciate the help.
Thank you.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-28-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Couple of things I'm curious about: One is........

Couple of things I'm curious about:
One is..... does it mean anything if the bendix continues to spin after it disengages.
And second, I sometimes hear the bendix continue to spin for a second or so...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-25-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
I tried something similar to this where I plumbed...

I tried something similar to this where I plumbed the draft tube into a vacuum port on the carb. I worked great to get rid of the fumes, but the setup acted as a massive vacuum leak and the car ran...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-25-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Starter disengages during cranking

The engine is a 390 with a COM with vacuum modulator in a '60 T-Bird.

The starter disengaging during cranking is an intermittent issue, but I'd hate to be stranded somewhere because of it.
I've...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Hi All, I realize the bad reputation ebay parts...

Hi All,
I realize the bad reputation ebay parts have, but I have bought 1000's of items on ebay and I am happy with them.

I realize there is a lot of garbage out there being peddled on ebay, so ebay...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
So far I've pieced together most of what I'll...

So far I've pieced together most of what I'll need for about $150 on ebay. This does not include inner tie rods and shocks.
Still, this is less than half of what the T-bird vendors are wanting for a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Rebuilding the front end suspension and replacing bushings

Next on my to-do list is to rebuild the front end. This will entail new ball joints, tie rod ends, all new bushings and new shocks.

I'm wondering if there's anything to watch out for while doing...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-16-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
I did not consider the movement causing a leak in...

I did not consider the movement causing a leak in time, but I can see how it's probably inevitable. We'll see.
Thanks
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
All done

Done with the steering ram, valve reseal. Put in new valve to ram hard lines, made my own for about 10 X less than the cost of buying from a vendor. No leaks, looks good.

Just want to say thank you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Thanks again.

Thanks again.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Infinite Monkeys
Steering control valve to ram fluid line routing

I was about to plum the valve and the ram and realized I did not take note of how the lines were connected before removing them. According to the manual the back port on the valve goes to the back...
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