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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2018, 04:50 PM
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Posted By del
Thanks Carl!

Thanks Carl!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2018, 10:20 AM
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Posted By del
Lower Radiator Mounts

When I removed the radiator I found that the lower left radiator mount capture nut had rusted out. After fishing out the remnants with a magnet-on-stick I ordered replacements. They have different...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
Thanks Scott! I did check into the pricing for...

Thanks Scott!

I did check into the pricing for a new aluminum Edelbrock intake manifold, just in case I got the the point of having to remove mine if I butchered the hole beyond repair. Really...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-30-2018, 10:51 AM
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Posted By del
Reassembly underway!

Those tips were very helpful Joe - Thanks! I now have nice clean threads. The new grade 8 bolts are about 1/8" shorter than the originals so they won't bottom out. It goes in all the way nice and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
I see threads!

I used a variety of implements to chisel the old bolt out and have finally exposed the threads. Had to grind a chisel point on that tool in the center which turned out to be the most useful.

So...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
no luck yet with extractor

My first attempts with the spiral style extractor were not successful. I tries two different sizes, but so far that sucker won't budge. More to come...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
Any used one of these?

Anyone have luck with the type in the upper-left? How exactly do you use it?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
Is that the broken easy-out in the SIDE of the...

Is that the broken easy-out in the SIDE of the threads (at about 6 o'clock) ???
No, that is where my original attempt to drill out the broken EZout with a regular HS bit slipped off.

IF the hole you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2018, 08:27 PM
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Views: 1,561
Posted By del
some success today

Yes, it is! Obviously, not part of the plan for fall activity, and if I don't get her back together pretty soon, I'm going to have to push it out of the way so I can get my snowblower out from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
No tap yet. Maybe today? Thanks for that...

No tap yet. Maybe today?

Thanks for that detailed explanation on the pattern. I'm heading to the garage with some cardboard and will report back later :)

Here are some pics of the inside of those...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
broken surge tank bolt update

Dave's carbide bit arrived safe and sound, and meanwhile...

I learned that I didn't have anything suitable to cut 1/4" steel plate so off to a local fabricator to get the cuts made. They indicated...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
and yes that would be wonderful if you could send...

and yes that would be wonderful if you could send me the bit!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
Not yet. Tomorrow I hope. Got the MAP gas today...

Not yet. Tomorrow I hope. Got the MAP gas today and need to give the area a good degreasing. Also got a piece of 1/4" plate and some hopefully suitable saw blades. Also got the cheese!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By del
Personally, I'd pay $ for a cup holder that fit...

Personally, I'd pay $ for a cup holder that fit into the speaker area. I abandoned that speaker some time back, so to me the space is up for grabs and probably would be a better looking solution than...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-07-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
Dave - OK I'll add American cheese to my shopping...

Dave - OK I'll add American cheese to my shopping list! :) I did try to feel around in there for the end of the bolt or ez out and didn't detect anything.

Regarding carbide / carbide tip drill bit,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By del
Total cost was $1450 - $100 to fill the divots,...

Total cost was $1450 - $100 to fill the divots, $1350 for remaining corrosion cleanup and re-chroming.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
Joe - I don't think I'm equipped and I'm positive...

Joe - I don't think I'm equipped and I'm positive I'm not experienced enough to consider the silver soldering but thanks! Wish I was.
Dave - your explanation about the drill guide was great. Upon...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By del
windlace replacement old vs new

Hi - John - I replaced the original windlace in my 60 4 years ago. I can't remember for sure which vendor I used, but there was a pretty big difference between the original and the replacement when I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By del
Smile Just to close out this thread, I found a local...

Just to close out this thread, I found a local fabrication guy back in February who was happy to weld in some metal and fill in the bumper guard mounts, but he needed to do it in his spare time as he...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
Thanks for the pep talk Dave! Lots of info there...

Thanks for the pep talk Dave! Lots of info there to digest, and I'm still gonna be stressing until I get that sucker out. I have a propane torch that works OK for soldering but I think I need a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
well, I've probably shot myself in the foot here...

Yes Nyles, those are the ones. Thanks!

Things were moving along pretty well with the engine compartment cleanup until today, when one of the bolts for the expansion tank broke when trying to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
Hi Nyles Yes I'm hanging on to the 6 blade & the...

Hi Nyles Yes I'm hanging on to the 6 blade & the shroud...I'm just hoping that I won't need them any more. And yes I saw that item in Larry's but wasn't exactly sure what it was. They list B8348A on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
radiator side seal

Thanks Dano! I really enjoy this sort of work because I find the payback to be amazing! Such a pleasure to install all new bumpers and gaskets and getting it back to looking nice. Since the rad will...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
I have abandoned trying to drain the block using...

I have abandoned trying to drain the block using the drain plugs. After managing to work the driver's side petcock loose and open 3-4 turns, nothing drained out. Poked up in there with a piece of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By del
About that drain plug...

My radiator finally gave it up the other night at a local cruise-in, so I pulled it yesterday for re-coring. While that's getting done I thought I'd explore draining the block. The shop manual...
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