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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-14-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By kimmc
steering wheel fit....

I asked the mfg about steering wheel fit (I don't like the 18" stock wheel either!). Here's my msg and their reply.

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:12 AM, "kimmc@softcom.net"...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-10-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,419
Posted By kimmc
'59 convertible system...how much fluid?

When I filled my all new system (pump, hoses, and rams) last year I did it on the bench top. That made it much easier and the inevitable small spills were more easily cleaned up. Once filled...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 01-23-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By kimmc
A/C parts for 1958-60 TBird on CraigsList

A/C parts for 58-60 TBird advertised on San Francisco Bay Area Craig's List. See Post Id No. 5968511512 if interested. (It is not my ad). Kim
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 12-14-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,043
Posted By kimmc
spindles, 1959

L & R spindles from my car. Converted to disc brakes. Good condition. Can send pics. In CA near Sacramento. $125 for pair + shipping (probably about $30 by surface; will get exact cost for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,293
Posted By kimmc
Seat foam

I bought front & back seat foam from TBird Headquarters for Ruby. The back seat would not go in correctly; seemed too big to fit properly. Plan to take it to a different upholsterer (better one) to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,078
Posted By kimmc
Ruby is ready for the road...

I have wondered if a modern AC system could be adapted or modified to fit inside the large OEM box that contained the evaporator and hung on the firewall. Just thinkin'.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,078
Posted By kimmc
Ruby is ready for the road...

Yes, with the Classic Air system you will have to lose the passenger side vent below the dash by the kick panel. I took out the driver side vent to make more room beneath the dash and for the AC...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,078
Posted By kimmc
Ruby is ready for the road...

Donna drove me to the cruise night at the A&W on Thursday evening. Beautiful back road drive with the top down through the local wine country. We got lots of people checking out the car on both the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,078
Posted By kimmc
Ruby is ready for the road...

OX1, Ray C. and John Byers: Sorry for the slow response. I will try to answer the questions about the Classic Auto Air system and the fan shroud.

There is a heated air dump on the passenger side...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,078
Posted By kimmc
Ruby is ready for the road...

To OX1: You commented about the lost glove box space with the Classic Air A/C system. I am attaching 2 pictures to show you the difference between the OEM box and the one that comes with the A/C...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,078
Posted By kimmc
Ruby is ready for the road...

Thanks everyone for your comments about "Ruby".

OX1 and Ray: Yes, I used the Classic Air kit designed for the Squarebirds. While our car had OEM A/C, I removed it and replaced it with a modern...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,078
Posted By kimmc
Ruby is ready for the road...

Well, it's true. After restoration & and updating systems on a '59 convertible I bought 3 years ago this month for my wife, it's been tested and is road ready. Today was my deadline (I finished...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By kimmc
steering wheel center hub

John P. and c4clewis. Well, I could not wait for tomorrow. I went out to the shop tonight, looked in the box of extra parts and there was the missing piece. I wondered where that thing went! So,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By kimmc
steering wheel center hub

Thank you John P. Frankly I don't remember that part so I will look into that tomorrow. I'll also check the box of extra parts! Thanks again. Kim
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By kimmc
steering wheel center hub

Months ago I removed the center hub (pics attached) with no problem in order to clean up the steering wheel. Now, when I tried to re-attach it, the clips inside the hub won't hold the hub in place. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-04-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By kimmc
weatherstrip questions...

Thank you ArizonaJack. Your pictures are exactly what I wanted to see. Thanks too for the pictures of the weatherstrip on the package tray of the folding top mechanism. Those will help too. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-30-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By kimmc
weatherstrip questions...

I have a '59 convertible and am beginning to put on the new weatherstrip. I've attached a picture of 2 pieces that I think go beneath the package tray but I am uncertain of the proper orientation. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-27-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By kimmc
glove box interior stainless trim pieces....

The dash pad in my car was in good condition when I bought it several years ago. It was probably replaced in the late '80's or '90's by the previous owner, but there is no record of that. Maybe he...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By kimmc
glove box interior stainless trim pieces

Thanks everyone for the replies and the picture. My car is an early '59 so that explains the lack of trim. I am going to start looking for the trim. Thanks again. Kim Mc
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By kimmc
Windshield fit question...

Dan & Joe; Thanks for the replies. The car had some light damage on a rear corner but nothing in the front or sides. The fit of both doors, fenders, & hood all appear good (nice even gaps between...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-08-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By kimmc
Windshield fit question...

The weatherstrip leading edge across the top of my convertible windshield stands up (proud) of the glass. It did not look correct to me so I checked a little more closely yesterday. I am sure it is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By kimmc
convertible package tray question...

My '59 convertible package tray has a "U" shaped notch at each end that fits over the top link bar (picture attached). I thought there was a seal that fit in this notch but my Thunderbird parts...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-20-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By kimmc
replacement lenses for gauges...

I recently posted that Bob's Bird House had contacted me to say that the lens set they had once stocked was no longer available. I didn't like the looks of the ones I found on Ebay so I decided to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By kimmc
convertible top parts needed...

Here are some pictures that I was unable to attach in my last post.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By kimmc
convertible top parts needed...

Earlier this month I posted a thread that I was looking for convertible top mechanism repair parts. I promised I would get back with any info that might help some of you. Several of you said,...
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