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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By philbird60
that sounds pretty good to me. The cokers are...

that sounds pretty good to me. The cokers are really pricey.
No whitewall though, right?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By philbird60
Another tire thread

So I've finally had enough of the bias ply . It was fine till I started using the car more. Now I'd just like it to stop following every groove and dip in the road.
I'm hoping one of you gentlemen...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,520
Posted By philbird60
When I got it, it leaked some,stumbled,...

When I got it, it leaked some,stumbled, popped,and flooded from choke staying closed. It took a lot of messing with it. (New floats too).
I had a leak ,only when it was running, just drizzling...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-20-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,520
Posted By philbird60
I have to say, after really getting into it, the...

I have to say, after really getting into it, the 4100 is a far more modern carb than I originally thought, and with a lot of tinkering, can work really well.
I've noticed that the rebuild kits...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By philbird60
Fair enough. I guess that is best evidenced by...

Fair enough. I guess that is best evidenced by the truly insane convertible top mechanism. That it ever worked for more than 20 minutes out of the showroom is kind of a miracle.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By philbird60
Ha! You know, Eric, I caught that in the service...

Ha! You know, Eric, I caught that in the service manual.. I am not sure if correcting the time any time it's wrong can be considered "calibration", but it's right there on the page.
After going...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By philbird60
In search of Rube Goldberg

Hi everyone, Happy 4th of July! I've converted my wiper/washer systems to electric, but I have to say, I'm smitten by the original setup, and in my spare time would like to rebuild them to work as...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By philbird60
Wow, look at that.. You know, that's definitely...

Wow, look at that.. You know, that's definitely in my future. I have pillaged a disc brake setup from an early 70's cyclone, the knuckles look like they should work, height wise. I wasn't yet ready...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By philbird60
now I'm wishing I had gone to a dual chamber...

now I'm wishing I had gone to a dual chamber master. Is there a swap part from a later year, or is it a custom part? the cap that was on the new Wagner was definitely not intended to be used. my old...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By philbird60
Great suggestions guys! The master cylinder is a...

Great suggestions guys! The master cylinder is a wagner, which came with shipping plugs, so I re-used the original cap. It's clearly vented, given it's shape and design, but it's entirely possible...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By philbird60
I think maybe I wasn't thorough enough in my...

I think maybe I wasn't thorough enough in my first post.
Yes, I'm aware of the adjustable rod between the booster and master. The brake lights were hanging up worse with the original master...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-02-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By philbird60
Thanks for the ideas. I should have been more...

Thanks for the ideas. I should have been more thorough.. the booster is outside. It's the original, but at this point, it's one of 4 parts part of the brake system older than 8 months. The others...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-02-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By philbird60
Brake lights driving me nuts

Sometimes, the brake lights stay on. If you put your foot under the pedal you can turn it off.
I changed the master cylinder, and the stoplight switch. I'm glad I replaced the master, but that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By philbird60
It will however smell like a weedwhacker for...

It will however smell like a weedwhacker for awhile ;)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-24-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By philbird60
I know fuel injection is terrific, but the truth...

I know fuel injection is terrific, but the truth is, after some really painstaking rebuilding and tweaking of the OEM carb on my '60, I've found it to be amazingly smooth and responsive, and the heat...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-25-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By philbird60
I may have a solution

So, my problem is actually the control valve, not the box.. BUT, I'd still like something with a closer ratio. This article is super helpful. I'm tracking down a 79 cougar...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-25-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By philbird60
Thanks!

That was exactly what I was looking for. If anyone can do it, they can. This is one of those times I kind of miss GM.. there's so much information of swap parts. I put a '97 jeep box in my '68...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-24-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By philbird60
R&P

sure, I COULD do that.. but I don't want the car to be so heavily modded.. and, I should point out that the car is TOTALLY driveable as it is, but it's not really right. I haven't been to a hamburger...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-23-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By philbird60
it's definitely the box

there's not a lot of adjustment left, and and when you do get it tighter, it doesn't return to center like it should... so it's time for an overhaul.. just was hoping to upgrade at the same time.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-21-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By philbird60
interesting, and thanks!

I'm definitely hoping to retain the oem power assist setup, and either just swap the box, or the guts. I'm gonna keep poking around.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-21-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By philbird60
steering box rebuild or upgrade

Got a '60 tbird, and the steering box has a lot of play in it.
I can rebuild it, but I'd kind of like to put close-ratio guts in it if I'm going to tear into it. Anyone know of some swap parts. or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-27-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By philbird60
Wow, neat!

Wow, neat!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-27-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By philbird60
Oh, it's not a question of liking it or not.....

Oh, it's not a question of liking it or not.. just wanted to make sure there wasn't some maintenance procedure I was overlooking.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-26-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By philbird60
that's the one! weird. So it does nothing after...

that's the one! weird. So it does nothing after it leaves the factory?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-26-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By philbird60
schraeder valve from transmission?

On a 1960 T-bird with cruise-o-matic,
what is the steel tube that comes up from the transmission, and bolts to the back of the exhaust manifold, terminating with a schraeder valve ?
It definitely...
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