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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:19 AM
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Views: 272
Posted By StealthSRT10
I also went to the biggest flex fan i could get....

I also went to the biggest flex fan i could get. Living in houston there is always heat and traffic. it defiantly moves more air.

Flex-a-lite (4817) 17 7-Leg Belt Driven Flex Fan,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
Thanks for all the input. The distro came with...

Thanks for all the input.

The distro came with the gear on it. it measured the same as the FoMoCo one as far as alignment on the shaft. i do think that the tolerance was a bit wide considering i...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-26-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By StealthSRT10
I had the same issues with heat in traffic down...

I had the same issues with heat in traffic down here in Houston, Tx. I added the 6 blade flex fan and it moves alot of air but the oil cooler did help i have to say.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-26-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
Well i think i may have a bad cam bearing so i...

Well i think i may have a bad cam bearing so i will be tearing down the engine to see what situation im in.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-31-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By StealthSRT10
It really depends on a few factors. 1. which...

It really depends on a few factors.

1. which flowmaster muffler you get (ex. 40 series, or 50, or 10) lower the number the louder it is.

2. if they are Delta flow. supposed to cut down on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
the shaft looked fine. the oil pump seemed...

the shaft looked fine.

the oil pump seemed ok.

I cleaned it all and going to start car back up and if new distro makes the same noise then i know im due for a full break down likely.

I installed...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
pulled the pan and there is a little bit of fine...

pulled the pan and there is a little bit of fine shavings. I found one small rolled up thing piece of metal that was like thick tin foil. no clue what it came from.

I did find that the oil pump...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
here is my thought. I am going to pickup another...

here is my thought. I am going to pickup another one of those distros. Going to swap my oil pump shaft with a new one. inspect the oil pump. install all of it back together with the pertronix 1281...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
Here is a breaking development. apparently the...

Here is a breaking development.

apparently the replacement distro came with a cast iron gear. so now i need to find out what my issue is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
trying to get ahold of Cam Research Group today...

trying to get ahold of Cam Research Group today to order my cast iron gear.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
Awesome guys. thats for the pictures and...

Awesome guys. thats for the pictures and everything.

i have the ignition coil already and i like the idea of getting rid of the points.

I suppose i will attempt to get the distro gear and put it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
after reading through the fourm somemore. i see...

after reading through the fourm somemore. i see alot of people using the pertronix setups. I already have a accel ignition coil. But im looking on amazon and there are many pertronix igniter 2...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
thinking about this distributor

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performance-Products/555/40058/10002/-1?ymm=4294829529+4294829830+4294827097

thinking about getting this distro. I think the adjust-ability may allow me to hook my vacuum...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
Its ok that is a steel gear. That is what comes...

Its ok that is a steel gear. That is what comes on oem distros. i need cast iron or composite. I appreciate the effort tho.


I am currently out of stock, as they are on back-order to me from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-21-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
So after additional research. I believe the...

So after additional research. I believe the camshaft is indeed Iron. I was mistaked. I need to find a composite or cast iron distro geat at .467" . only been able to find them at one...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
I believe the new camshaft is steel. It is a COMP...

I believe the new camshaft is steel. It is a COMP Cams 265DEH.

The distro was a Spectra or Spectre. something like that. only one that oreillys offered. Not sure if there is a difference in a 1959...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By StealthSRT10
perfect thanks so much. i always forget to check...

perfect thanks so much. i always forget to check there for non oem things.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
So, here are my questions: How did the roll pin...

So, here are my questions:

How did the roll pin fail?
it broke on the inside of the gear on both sides at the point where it touches the shaft

Did it shear off?
yes

Did it simply fall out?
no....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By StealthSRT10
Anyone have pictures or pricing for the rear sway...

Anyone have pictures or pricing for the rear sway bar / installed? would be interested in that. also the front it sounds like its a different setup than oem. My car leans like a motoGP bike around...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By StealthSRT10
ya i would be interested to know how the led work...

ya i would be interested to know how the led work as well. Can you run those with the oem generator or does it require an alternator?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By StealthSRT10
personal opinion is just delete the mufflers...

personal opinion is just delete the mufflers althoghter. depending on if you want it quiet or not of course. I run true dual straights dumped at a angle before the rear tire on both sides. like the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
Side note- there was no excessive wear on the...

Side note- there was no excessive wear on the distro gear. it appeared that the alignment was good with the cam.

Side note 2- the distro lasted about 100 miles before failure.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By StealthSRT10
So was driving last friday and car died. after...

So was driving last friday and car died. after all trouble shooting i found out that the cotter pin that holds the distro gear in place broke. It is a new distro. apparently after some research it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-10-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By StealthSRT10
How were you able to move the radiator back with...

How were you able to move the radiator back with the way it mounts at the bottom? Spacers and longer bolts?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By StealthSRT10
i ended up buying some aluminum rims and tires...

i ended up buying some aluminum rims and tires from a guy off craigslist they are 14 inch off a 67 mecury cougar. i have seen the same rims on 60's mustangs. they are a hell of alot lighter. i had...
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