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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 461
Posted By partsetal
Type A ATF was used 'back in the day' as a...

Type A ATF was used 'back in the day' as a replacement for type F.
Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 461
Posted By partsetal
John is correct on the B-41 filter. The other...

John is correct on the B-41 filter. The other one is also for a medium case Cruise-O-Matic but for later years, not the Large case. The part number trail from the Ford part to aftermarket gets...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 11-01-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By partsetal
Forward adjuster problem

Working with a Sunroof panel and I find an adjuster screw on one side is missing. I have a complete panel for parts but can't figure out how to remove the adjuster screw. The hole in the center of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By partsetal
People in the trade ID starters by their 'Lester'...

People in the trade ID starters by their 'Lester' number. The Lester number for the 352 starter is 3115, while the Lester number for the 430 is 3117. Since these starters have no identity when they...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By partsetal
I would check that replacement starter for fit...

I would check that replacement starter for fit before changing the drive. The stud appears to be in position to hit the exhaust manifold. If it does, you can probably return it. If you can't...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 10-12-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 959
Posted By partsetal
Most of the off-shore produced caps today have...

Most of the off-shore produced caps today have aluminum contacts. The originals were brass and Mac's still has them but at a slightly higher price. Seems like a better choice to me.
Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By partsetal
Why not try some roofing cement?

Why not try some roofing cement?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By partsetal
One solution would be to put a short piece of...

One solution would be to put a short piece of 5/8" over the intake fitting. Then put the 7/8" piece over the pump and the 5/8" piece
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By partsetal
Currently the new kits cost about half the price...

Currently the new kits cost about half the price of a new pump. One reason for the pump not working is that rust from the tank may be stuck in one of the one-way valves in the pump. Best practice...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By partsetal
One notorious place is in the wiper well. There...

One notorious place is in the wiper well. There are low spots where debris and water collect, allowing water to leak down the firewall. Once you remove the screen you can feel the rust with your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-25-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By partsetal
The shoe to shoe spring is not available from the...

The shoe to shoe spring is not available from the major suppliers of brake hardware, but your Thunderbird dealer should stock them.
\Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-22-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By partsetal
At a Bendix brake seminar that I attended many...

At a Bendix brake seminar that I attended many years ago, I remember the presenter explaining that the bonded lining, because of the high heat process and adhesives needed to bond the lining material...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By partsetal
Be aware that the metal lines were appropriate...

Be aware that the metal lines were appropriate for the '60 and the fittings are 5/16". The rubber lines are correct for the 58-9 and the fittings are 1/4" and would need adapters to fit the '60.
Carl
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-13-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By partsetal
Here is another video from the cockpit:...

Here is another video from the cockpit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWPe4A0FSO0
Notice the stock wheel and horn ring.
Carl
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-13-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By partsetal
Here is another video that shows the '59 a little...

Here is another video that shows the '59 a little more prominently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ser-fqlT22M
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-11-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By partsetal
Squarebird at Speed

I came across this video of recent racing at Goodwood in the UK. In the classic touring class you will see a 59 Thunderbird dicing it up with some imports and a Studebaker! Check it out at:...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By partsetal
I install them with the brackets on, but loose so...

I install them with the brackets on, but loose so that adjustments can be made and then tightened in position. Two bolts at the rear a bit difficult to reach, but it can be done.
Carl
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-07-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By partsetal
This may not be the photo you're looking for but...

This may not be the photo you're looking for but it is a chrome skirt on one of my stored project cars.
Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-03-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By partsetal
Puncture the seal with a straight seal pick on...

Puncture the seal with a straight seal pick on opposite sides, then using angled seal picks rotate and lift the seal out. If this does not work, insert a thin screw into the hole and pull it out...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-06-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By partsetal
Apparently the assembly was designed to deal with...

Apparently the assembly was designed to deal with leaks. There are two drain tubes at the front which drain into the cowl plenum and and two at the rear which drain in the wheel well area. I found...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-05-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By partsetal
I've checked both my sunroof cars and one is...

I've checked both my sunroof cars and one is missing the felt like strip that attaches to the front of the opening, there is a series of closely spaced holes around the opening, presumably to fasten...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By partsetal
The roof rail weatherstrip has a screw into the...

The roof rail weatherstrip has a screw into the header that will hold it and the sealant on the weatherstrip if any will do the same. Sometimes there are locating screws visible from the top and...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-13-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By partsetal
SWEDEN: Power Big Meet

This year I was invited to attend the 40th Anniversary of the Power Big Meet held in Lidkoping Sweden. This event is strictly for American cars and has to be the world's largest. Held 6,7,& 8 July...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-25-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By partsetal
What you're experiencing with the tack strip is...

What you're experiencing with the tack strip is typical. The correct options are limited, while some installers claim that the rubber/plastic tack strip commonly available will do the job when...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By partsetal
I'd like to add some clarity- the 18912A antenna...

I'd like to add some clarity- the 18912A antenna lead in grommet is not for the Squarebird, tho it does fit other Ford vehicles. 359451S is the bung shaped hard rubber grommet that goes on the left...
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