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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
Okay. I'm back working on the bird and I do not...

Okay. I'm back working on the bird and I do not have this problem solved. After a number of short trips I determined that the driver-side rear wheel brake is locking up.

I am working with a...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 06-02-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,246
Posted By kevin_tbird
Ouch. Broken sunroof component

Guys -

I am searching for a sunroof component. The lever that rotates the rear of the sunroof up (passenger side) is broken. Don't know when it happened, but now I know why it leaked water when I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-31-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
I should be able to bleed each brake cylinder and...

I should be able to bleed each brake cylinder and avoid bleeding the MC, right? The stop switch is downstream of the piston.

Kevin

Interestingly I had no brake fluid leak when I changed stop...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-30-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
I replaced the brake switch. The car brakes and...

I replaced the brake switch. The car brakes and the light goes off after braking. I did not bleed the brakes after changing the switch. Should I need to?

Interestingly enough now I have a little...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-27-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
The check valve I am talking about is the power...

The check valve I am talking about is the power steering vacuum check valve. I was wondering if it could be causing a slight apply to the brake booster.

I'll be looking for another MC as well.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
The light came on again and then later toured...

The light came on again and then later toured itself off. Cracking the brake line at the front of the MC has always solved the light problem.

I was reviewing the manual and it said a faulty check...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By kevin_tbird
I checked the cable and found no tight bends. ...

I checked the cable and found no tight bends. Thr interior cable has no marks or rough point. Lubrication with graphite helped, but did not solve the bounce. My biggest concern is that the speedo...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
I've gone through the entire system again...

I've gone through the entire system again checking each linkage. The piston rod between the booster and MC was at the high end of the range. I moved it to the low end. Small adjustment to the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
This is a new switch.

This is a new switch.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By kevin_tbird
speedometer jump - needs calibration

my speedometer is very touchy. The readings jump around a lot. It reads high by at least 20MPH.

The speedometer does read higher as I go faster. There is a new driven gear and drive gear (I'm...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
My 1960 looks just like the top right picture...

My 1960 looks just like the top right picture with one mounting tab and the mounting bracket staked to the can with two stakes. The stakes are in opposing corners - not in a straight line. We have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
Note: this is a completely stock POWER brake...

Note: this is a completely stock POWER brake setup, everything is factory. The brake light sticks on. I am not getting much power assist either.

The brake light is stuck on again. I measure the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
I'll send measurements on the orig CVR...

I'll send measurements on the orig CVR shortly.

When adjusting the fuel gauge it has two sticky spots during the sweep. When it reaches just above 3/4 full I have to gently tap the case with a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
I am using a potentiometer to adjust resistance...

I am using a potentiometer to adjust resistance in the circuit and it is connected in series with the gauge. One ground runs from the battery to the pot and then to the gauge. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-24-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
My bench setup now has a 12v motorcycle battery...

My bench setup now has a 12v motorcycle battery that is putting out 12.26v. The amp draw on the circuit is 1.54 amp. Voltage measured at the CVR ign terminal is 12.15v. Output voltage from the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
Dave I am using two 6v lantern batteries. They...

Dave

I am using two 6v lantern batteries. They output 11.54v.

With the circuit complete I measure 10.2-11.2v probing at the CVR ignition terminal. I have voltage fluctuating between 2.5v and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-21-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
Dave Testing on the bench with the entire...

Dave

Testing on the bench with the entire circuit set up and an ampmeter between the CVR and the fuel gauge I get .79 amp (digital amp meter).

The gauge reads zero with the amp meter installed.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-20-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
Resistance readings at 72 degrees ambient. CVR...

Resistance readings at 72 degrees ambient. CVR and Gauge disconnected from vehicle.

CVR
IGN terminal to case 60.5 ohm
output terminal to case 60.5 ohm
IGN terminal to output terminal 0 ohm

Fuel...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-20-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
No. When the brake light sticks on, pulling up...

No. When the brake light sticks on, pulling up on the pedal has no effect.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By kevin_tbird
The master cylinder was bench bled and the brake...

The master cylinder was bench bled and the brake pedal has no play in it. The Booster output shaft was set to spec by making a gauge according to factory specifications.

BTW. The old shoes were...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
Back to my vehicle. After adjusting the CVR it...

Back to my vehicle. After adjusting the CVR it is running at about 50% duty cycle and cycling between 0v and 12v. The question is why the GAUGE performs differently when the CVR is grounded.

I'm...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
Before I go to the IVR3 I'd like to get the stock...

Before I go to the IVR3 I'd like to get the stock style working. This car has everything stock, right down to the correct style screws that you cannot see.

Simply connected: I'm not trying to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-18-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
Pictures. Oh yah those pictures. Actually I...

Pictures. Oh yah those pictures. Actually I didn't take pictures or take anything apart. A little diagnoses indicated that the starter relay was stuck open. New relay so I'm not sure why, but a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
I spoke with the electrical guy at the birds nest...

I spoke with the electrical guy at the birds nest (great guy) and he gave me some trouble shooting tips. The best one was to use a 12v test light to check the CVR instead of the gauge. If it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By kevin_tbird
Thanks for the replies. I have a steady 12v...

Thanks for the replies. I have a steady 12v input. Output goes to 12v and then fluctuates between 0-4 or 0-6v output. I've tried (electrically) adjusting the fuel gauge using the instructions in...
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