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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 03:26 PM
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Posted By jopizz
I used to have one of those. I thought it was...

I used to have one of those. I thought it was great until you stopped pedaling.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 242
Posted By jopizz
Assuming that all your chrome is above average...

Assuming that all your chrome is above average and the paint is really nice the price is probably in the $10K-12K range. Your interior is very nice. Unfortunately the value of Squarebird hardtops has...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 60
Posted By jopizz
On 1959's the pump is on the driver side power...

On 1959's the pump is on the driver side power steering pump bracket, not on the generator as it is in 1960.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 242
Posted By jopizz
Replacing inner rocker panels is not a matter of...

Replacing inner rocker panels is not a matter of the materials used, it's the labor involved. Whether you use prefab rockers or 2 x 4 stock there is considerable cutting and welding that's involved....
Forum: Anything Goes! Today, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11
Posted By jopizz
In the Northeast a garage is a must for storing...

In the Northeast a garage is a must for storing classic cars. No car cover will be able to provide enough protection from the elements. Most cars rust from the bottom up, not the top down. There's no...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 242
Posted By jopizz
Just remember that those are not reinforced for...

Just remember that those are not reinforced for convertibles as full size Fords are not unibody but body on frame. Full size Ford convertibles have an X frame for reinforcement. They will probably...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 60
Posted By jopizz
It's a rather complicated system to do a simple...

It's a rather complicated system to do a simple task. I think the engineer was taking LSD when he designed it.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 60
Posted By jopizz
You will have to pull the switch panel off and...

You will have to pull the switch panel off and see if the vacuum hoses are hooked up. You will also have to look under the hood to see if the washer pump is still there. It is mounted on the front...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 242
Posted By jopizz
Don't be shocked if the body shop quotes you...

Don't be shocked if the body shop quotes you repairs that are well over $2000. Doing panel replacement and painting is very expensive.

John
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By jopizz
I've found that a minor fluctuation like that is...

I've found that a minor fluctuation like that is ignition related. I would check your point gap. Do you have a dwell meter. It may have nothing to do with the shaking but I would check it anyway. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 242
Posted By jopizz
I don't have a body shop that I use. If there's...

I don't have a body shop that I use. If there's welding that needs to be done I can usually find someone locally who will do it for me and I do the final prep and painting myself. The problem you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 242
Posted By jopizz
The rust that you have is not surface rust that...

The rust that you have is not surface rust that can just be sanded down. It will have to be cut out and repaired or it will get worse. It is typical of Squarebirds to have rust in these areas. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 242
Posted By jopizz
Unfortunately the quality of the repro patch...

Unfortunately the quality of the repro patch panels leave a lot to be desired. Especially the quarter panels. They don't really fit as well as the factory panels. Depending on how much rust there is...
Forum: Anything Goes! Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 99,426
Posted By jopizz
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We give our deepest thanks to our contributors for making Alexander's site the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,999
Posted By jopizz
I don't see anything with the right side that...

I don't see anything with the right side that would cause the hose to come loose. I think I would just try a new banjo bolt. I agree with Dave regarding the left side. Pull the clip and see if you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 401
Posted By jopizz
Beside the whitewall I don't recommend riding on...

Beside the whitewall I don't recommend riding on 14 year old tires. Maybe for a trailer queen it's ok but I wouldn't trust them on the highway.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By jopizz
I'm pretty sure those tiny black screws are...

I'm pretty sure those tiny black screws are slotted and not phillips. At least on my '59 they were. Maybe during the '60 model year they changed them. Anything's possible.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By jopizz
Contact Carl Heller (partsetal). He should have...

Contact Carl Heller (partsetal). He should have some used ones.

John
Forum: New Members Welcoming 07-13-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, ssj335 !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, ssj335! Kirsten hales from New York and owns a 1959 Tbird Hardtop! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbird. As a Paid Member if you have anything you want to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By jopizz
I understand about being a GM guy. Other than old...

I understand about being a GM guy. Other than old Fords I've driven Chevys all my life. Sorry to hear about your personal issues. Unfortunately there's nothing simple about any Squarebird...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 401
Posted By jopizz
Real whitewall tires are not glued on. In fact if...

Real whitewall tires are not glued on. In fact if you cut into the sidewall of most blackwall tires it will be white underneath. There are many videos on YouTube showing how to grind down the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 401
Posted By jopizz
How could the whitewalls come off? They are part...

How could the whitewalls come off? They are part of the tire rubber. It's not possible. Can you post a picture?

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 401
Posted By jopizz
Most people go with 215/75 14 radials. They are...

Most people go with 215/75 14 radials. They are available in wide whitewalls. They are slightly smaller tires than the 800 x 14 belted. You can also go 225/75 14. A few different companies make them...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By jopizz
Why don't you just replace the trunk cylinders...

Why don't you just replace the trunk cylinders and/or trunk solenoid so the system works as designed. You first posted about this problem back in 2016. At that time you were looking for a temporary...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By jopizz
The service person Dave Hodges talked to did not...

The service person Dave Hodges talked to did not indicate if Ford had issued a TSB outlining the soaking of the seals or the mechanics had found this out on their own. Obviously leaking control...
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