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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-18-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Firewall Painting

The big problem I saw with the rattle can is that it's not hardened against even fuel etc. I was told that at least with it shot with a gun it was better able to deal with stuff than straight from a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By bdrussell
RE: any idea what a good 292 y block motor is worth?

Thanks for the help. It's a complete running all orginal boat motor except for the carb, has a Carter AFB Performance carb on it.

the boat hull is either a 60 or 61 according to what I found on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Better braking dual cylinder options?

Or you could go with Wilwoods up front with a GM dual master cynl and a prop valve which is what I did. But I don't think you can run any rims smaller that 16" on it the way I went.

I do have some...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Firewall Painting

I had the same problem on mine, I took one of the light trim rings to a local paint shop and had them color match some paint. They offered to put it in a spray can, but that wouldn't be hardend to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By bdrussell
any idea what a good 292 y block motor is worth?

I know have one sitting next to my broke olds 455 motor
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Have a what would you do question regarding my 58

Okay, thanks guys, do I need to lift the motor a bit to pull the pan?

Is there any reason to go with any kind of high vol pump.

I know in my olds I am running a high vol pump with oil...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-05-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By bdrussell
Have a what would you do question regarding my 58

I recently lost all oil pressure in the orginal 352 engine in the car. Found out I broke the oil pump shaft. By the time I got the car off the highway out of traffic the motor was rattling.

As...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-18-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By bdrussell
If anyone out there is looking for a 58 HT, There is on

I talked with the guy over the weekend, I was curious what it was for $8,000.

He is an older gent in his 70's that apparently can't work on it anymore so he has decided to just sell it. He said it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-14-2006, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,608
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Got car out of garage and cleaned it up!

I have the jack from out of my 58, I don't plan on putting it back in the car .... couldn't say if it is the orginal or not, but I would guess it is.

By the way, what is the thing behind the spare...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,035
Posted By bdrussell
So how do you deal with a broken oil pump shaft?

My 58 with the 352 apparently broke the pump shaft in two on Sat..

You can see half the shaft still in the pump when you look down from the top. Does one try to remove the shaft with a mag? etc. or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-14-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Any Members Near Sacramento?

Would Redding be closer to Fair Oaks than San Jose?

If you ever come up for Kool April Nights in April :+ you should look me up.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By bdrussell
RE: T-bird Gone Wild

Yeah, but i really like the look of the junkyards, the smooth fat lip look is great stuffed under the skirts. I imagine I will eventually end up with a set of those or if I can afford them some...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-08-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By bdrussell
RE: T-bird Gone Wild

I guess the yellow 58 with 17" must be mine.

They are a set of 2004 Mustang GT Wheels. Picked them up at a local tire shop as a set of take offs for $200. They are the correct bolt pattern but the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-06-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By bdrussell
RE: T-bird Gone Wild

Looks like they started with a pretty nice convt. Interesting that they mated it with a 540. Can anyone tell did they put the tBird skin on the BMW, or just the motor? I can tell you that my TBird...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-06-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,392
Posted By bdrussell
So, any helpful sites on going from Gen to Alt?

I am pretty sure my generator died, it wasn't doing the job anyway...

I have a mount ordered to mount the alternator, but I know nothing about what it takes to convert over to an alternator. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,051
Posted By bdrussell
RE: disc brake conversion and/or exhaust replacement

Yes, mine was supposed to be all orginal when the guy gave it to me. It only has a very small front sway bar and nothing in the rear. It needs something bigger and better at this point.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-02-2006, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,051
Posted By bdrussell
RE: disc brake conversion and/or exhaust replacement

Where did you get the sways?

Are they 1 1/8 or bigger?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,051
Posted By bdrussell
RE: disc brake conversion and/or exhaust replacement

Or you could go the route I did. I am running 14" wilwood rotors and four piston calipers on stock spindles. The only car I have that stops better is the BMW.

I was the first conversion the shop...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Radio conversion

I bought one of those for my olds mobile....you want it :).

I was never happy with the quality or performance I got from it.

If you want a 58 am radio to play and cut around with I have one in my...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-30-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Removal of electrical switch assembly for power win

I used a set of the special small plastic pry bar deals I bought from a magazine. They are supposed to not mar things.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Removal of electrical switch assembly for power win

I just removed mine to clean the switches and I just popped it out from the top, however mine only had one hold down on each side?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Looking for a pwr window mtr that will fit a 58

No, I had one side rebuilt already and when they pulled the last motor apart I guess the windings in it are cooked and it def smells burnt.

All the rest tests out fine, Breaker, Switches and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-25-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By bdrussell
RE: Looking for a pwr window mtr that will fit a 58

Hmm, I searched and only found one. Bid on it at least.

Thanks
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By bdrussell
Looking for a pwr window mtr that will fit a 58

I was able to get one side repaired but I guess the windings are burnt up in the other motor and they tell me that can't be delt with.

Thanks for your help

BRussell
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-23-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,361
Posted By bdrussell
I need a pwr window mtr for a 58 Tbird, the windings ar

burnt up in mine, can't find a way to get it remaned..
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