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Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By jopizz
That much of a drain is most likely the starter....

That much of a drain is most likely the starter. I assume it's a foreign made part. Remove the starter cable from the solenoid and turn the key to start. Check your voltmeter. If there's no drain...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By jopizz
Since the B8S pulley is 7.10 diameter and the...

Since the B8S pulley is 7.10 diameter and the P8BM pulley is 6.12 diameter it's easy enough for Rob to measure and see which one he has.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By jopizz
Ray, I wouldn't jump to conclusions. It's...

Ray,

I wouldn't jump to conclusions. It's possible there was an engineering change and the P8BM-8509-C replaced the original two groove pulley, B8S-8509-A. As you can see Fuz's book does not list...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By jopizz
The trans has nothing to do with it. Whoever...

The trans has nothing to do with it. Whoever swapped the engine could've used either flexplate. Counting the teeth is the only sure way to know which one you have. There's a replacement gear that you...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By jopizz
Larry, What type of starter did you remove. The...

Larry,

What type of starter did you remove. The old style starter that originally came on your '64 is on the left. The other is the new style starter that would've come on your '69 motor.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By jopizz
When you crank the engine it bypasses the...

When you crank the engine it bypasses the resistor and gets full 12V from the solenoid so I doubt that's your problem. You should bypass the resistor anyway as it needs full 12V to run correctly. You...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By jopizz
I removed and installed the rams/pump as a unit....

I removed and installed the rams/pump as a unit. I filled the pump and pre-bled it before I put it back on. I still had to bleed the system when I installed it but not as much.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By jopizz
Your welcome. I've had that book in my library...

Your welcome. I've had that book in my library for about 40 years and have used it many times.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By jopizz
I agree with Nyles. Make sure your battery is...

I agree with Nyles. Make sure your battery is fully charged. If you have a voltmeter put it on the + terminal of the coil and check it with both the car cranking and the key in the ON position. I...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 06-19-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 32
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, Billy !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, Billy! William hales from California and owns a 1962 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 06-19-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By jopizz
Did you check the 1958 top adjustment book in the...

Did you check the 1958 top adjustment book in the Technical Resource Library. It has detailed pictures of the top linkage.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By jopizz
Put a test light on the + terminal of the coil...

Put a test light on the + terminal of the coil and crank the engine. If it lights then you are getting power to the coil and it's not a switch problem. If it doesn't light you will have to trace the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-18-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By jopizz
All the Thunderbird vendors carry reproduction...

All the Thunderbird vendors carry reproduction keys. Mac's, Larry's Thunderbird, Thunderbird headquarters, etc. They are also available on Ebay.

John
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-18-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By jopizz
If they kept the original flexplate from your '64...

If they kept the original flexplate from your '64 390 then you need the early style starter. If the flexplate is from the '69 390 then you need the later style starter. They can't be interchanged. If...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-18-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 97,331
Posted By jopizz
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Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-18-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By jopizz
Scott, The front brake drums are part#...

Scott,

The front brake drums are part# C2SZ-1102-A and the rears are C2SZ-1126-A. You can also use Raybestos 2620R for the rears with 11 x 2 1/2 brake shoes. They are about $30 from Rockauto. All...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 06-17-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, bttofte !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, bttofte! Thomas hales from Wisconsin and owns a 1966 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 06-14-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By jopizz
In the Technical Resource Library there is a...

In the Technical Resource Library there is a tuneup and lube chart.
http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/1958-1960%20Lube%20Chart.jpg

John
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-10-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 97,331
Posted By jopizz
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Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By jopizz
It helps to prime the fuel pump. You can take the...

It helps to prime the fuel pump. You can take the line that goes to the carburetor off and pour gas down it to prime the pump.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By jopizz
There's a relay on the passenger side rear...

There's a relay on the passenger side rear firewall near the hood latch. If you have no power to the deck solenoids I would check that. You can also bypass it to see if the deck will unlatch.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By jopizz
The shop manual has the most detailed...

The shop manual has the most detailed instructions there is. I don't know what else to tell you.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By jopizz
Eric, The regulator assembly comes out the...

Eric,

The regulator assembly comes out the bottom opening. You need to remove the clip that holds the roller to the window frame and unbolt and remove the middle rail. Here's the parts diagram that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By jopizz
Eric, Do you have the shop manual. It has...

Eric,

Do you have the shop manual. It has detailed instructions on how to adjust the quarter windows. It's possible you have a distorted rail which is causing the roller to pop out. You may also...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 06-09-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, Gene Cooper !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, Gene Cooper! Gene hales from Arizona and owns a 1959 Tbird convertible! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbird. As a Paid Member if you have anything you want...
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