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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-26-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,214
Posted By BCDSGT06
I had the same questions a couple years ago after...

I had the same questions a couple years ago after installing the Pertronix II.

After calling the company, I was advised to not cut anything and could leave the existing resistance wire connected...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2006, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Windlace color and length needed

The windlace that I just bought was already cut to length and sewn to a stiff cardboard or fiberboard strip approximately 1/2" wide. The strip is shaped to match the curves in the door opening with...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2005, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,549
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: quarter window blues

Thanks guys,I was ready to leave the window up and pull the power leads,but decided to give it one last try. I got it working now.
While I had the interior out in the rear I installed seat belts...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2005, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,549
Posted By BCDSGT06
quarter window blues

Utter frustration! I will try to keep this short,but believe me its a very long story.
So far I have replaced the switch,motor,breaker,2 rollers and a cat whisker to get to the point that I am at...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 04-07-2005, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,389
Posted By BCDSGT06
Transmission Pan

I need a good transmission pan and tube for a 64 CM transmission.This is on a 60 TBird. You can e-mail me at BCDSSGT06@aol.com. Thanks.
Randall
1960 Hardtop
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-06-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: More Qs: dash lights and horn

John,
Have you tried switching the bulbs in the speedometer? It sounds like you might have one of the dash lights in the high beam indicator position, giving you a constant light. With the high...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-06-2005, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Rear springs

Thank you all for the advice,air shocks it will be.

Before I got your replies, I called all the local auto outlets for 60 Thunderbird air shocks and found out there is no such animal. Then I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-04-2005, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By BCDSGT06
Rear springs

My 60 sits low in the rear. The springs look alright with all the clamps in place,but I guess they are just tired. What is the best way to get it back up level,new springs from a vendor or have the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2004, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: waffle plates

I used a felt tip "paint" marker pen that I got from an arts and craft store.It was easy to follow the outlines of the squares.Chrome polish on a rag wrapped around the tip of one finger took care of...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-27-2004, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,921
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Baby Driving Squarebird

I was eighteen when I bought the wheel covers from an auto supply store.All this time I thought they were Dodge Lancer,but Sandy may be right that they were Olds.They had vanes like the 60 Bird but...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-27-2004, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,921
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Baby Driving Squarebird

Randall
1960 Hardtop
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-25-2004, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,568
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: 16in. wheels

SKYD,
Who manufactures the wheels you used on your car? They really look sharp!!
Randall
1960 Hardtop
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2004, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,070
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Pertronix II again

Steve,
I called Pertronix back when I did this installation and they advised me that I didn't have to remove the resistance wire,just connect a 12ga.wire from the ign.terminal on the switch (top...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-08-2004, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,588
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: clock

Good deal !!
I just got my clock back in,but I couldn't revive the original and had to have it quartzed.Do you have 2 lights plugged in the back? Only one will plug into mine now,the other one hits...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2004, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Leaf Spring bushings

Barry,you can find the front bushing at most all of the Thunderbird vendors.Not to favor any one vendor,but Larrys Thunderbird (www.larrystbird.com) has the front listed for around...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,392
Posted By BCDSGT06
Header installation

I remember someone asking about headers on their T-Bird and Alexander posting a picture of the FPA shorty headers.

I just wanted to let anyone who might be thinking of installing a set that they...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2004, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,133
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: PCV Conversion, still confused.

My car came with the fitting at the rear of the intake,pcv valve and connected to a nipple on the rear of the carb spacer plate. Is that as good a location for vacuum as the manifold post in front?...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-07-2004, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,979
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Working on Squarebirds

My latest project is installing a new exhaust system and after much thought I finally decided to do the unthinkable and use shorty headers. The original cast iron manifolds will be blasted,painted...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-01-2004, 03:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,070
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Pertronix II again

If only it was that easy.Every time you say "ballast resistor",I go look under the hood and it's not there.Then I check the shop manual for the 60 Thunderbird and it says there is a "resistance wire"...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-30-2003, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,070
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Pertronix II again

Thanks very much guys for helping me with this stupid question.I have it installed and the Bird starts and runs fine but I am hung up on instruction #16 below.This is part of the instruction sheet.
...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-29-2003, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,070
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Pertronix II again

Thanks Alexander,I knew I could count on you to check this out,but I don't think I gave you enough information.The one that I installed is the Pertronix Ignitor II with the Flame-Thrower II coil and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-28-2003, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,070
Posted By BCDSGT06
Pertronix II again

Happy New Years everone.I installed this system with the coil this week except for the primary resistance wire replacement.I checked the shop manual,and it described how to change the wire from the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-12-2003, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,047
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: sloppy shifting

Thank you Alexander for the clear instructions and excellent illustration.I really like this site.
Randall
1960 Hardtop
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2003, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,047
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: sloppy shifting

I guess I will be the one to ask, how do you adjust the shift indicator? I installed a new lever today and fixed the oblong holes in the shift collar, but the collar will move up and down...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-18-2003, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,391
Posted By BCDSGT06
RE: Exhaust Manifold bolt removal tips needed...'58

I remember seeing a manifold removal question on FE Ford forum and advice given was to run the engine til it is hot to help remove the top bolts.I tried to find the complete post,but could not.I...
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