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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By partsetal
That dimension is provided by the maker of the...

That dimension is provided by the maker of the top and is specific for THEIR back curtain. I've seen them range from 19" to 21". Go to the ARO top website, a company that made them originally for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By partsetal
With the relay plug removed you can power one of...

With the relay plug removed you can power one of the terminals in the plug with a jumper from the battery to see if the solenoids will release.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By partsetal
Try this: Remove the adjusting screw at the...

Try this: Remove the adjusting screw at the bottom of the vertical rail (hockey stick), remove the stops at the back of the window (window piece and body piece); raise the window above the normal...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By partsetal
Just did this job yesterday with the engine in. ...

Just did this job yesterday with the engine in. There are two bolts on the left vertical edge, two nuts on the lower right horizontal, and one at the horizontal upper right. Remove those, organize...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-11-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By partsetal
The 430 used in the Thunderbird had a plain...

The 430 used in the Thunderbird had a plain surface there, but when the 430 was used in the Mercury and the Lincoln there may have been a port there. This same block and the valley pan later became...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-11-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By partsetal
Your antifreeze leak is from the front, most...

Your antifreeze leak is from the front, most likely where the coolant reservoir bolts to the thermostat housing, or a small leak in the reservoir itself.
Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,831
Posted By partsetal
Don, I tried re-using an old cover that had a...

Don,
I tried re-using an old cover that had a badly rusted rear bottom frame. I switched the still soft foam to a clean frame and when I went to install the used cover I discovered the thread...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-04-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By partsetal
There is a small spring in the control mechanism...

There is a small spring in the control mechanism behind the door which breaks. Springs are available, but the channel of the vent frame assembly interferes with its' removal.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-03-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By partsetal
Howard, They do still make kits for earlier...

Howard,
They do still make kits for earlier Fords but NOT for the Squarebird. Friends have told me the operation in still in Lockport but I have not confirmed it. If you're ever able to contact...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-02-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By partsetal
Howard, CARTOUCHE™ brand upholstery, proudly...

Howard,
CARTOUCHE™ brand upholstery, proudly offered to you by MAC's Antique Auto Parts, carries the world’s largest selection of interior fabrics and colors for Antique Fords and Classic Fords in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-01-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By partsetal
Howard, Please verify the Mac's Information. ...

Howard,
Please verify the Mac's Information. I knew the Cartouche operation and a shipping/receiving operation was there recently. Your seat covers were not made by them, but you might meet...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-28-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By partsetal
Howard, Keep in mind that my cover has been...

Howard,
Keep in mind that my cover has been stretched which would make my numbers higher than a flat relaxed piece.
Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-28-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By partsetal
Howard, I'm working on the seats for my '60...

Howard, I'm working on the seats for my '60 Convert at present. I've saved the rear seat back for last as it seems the most difficult. I'm installing new foams and using vinyl backers instead of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-28-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By partsetal
It's great to have all this part number...

It's great to have all this part number information, but as a practical matter I've never seen an air cleaner with a part number. These have been swapped and modified for some 50 years. Of the 40...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-08-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By partsetal
The bushings have a ring or 4 nubs to prevent...

The bushings have a ring or 4 nubs to prevent them from going in too far. I've seen some nubs that were not clearly defined (worn die in manufacture?) so be careful pressing them in.
I had a...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 01-24-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By partsetal
Sent you a PM Carl aka partsetal

Sent you a PM
Carl aka partsetal
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By partsetal
Some facts-The Bendix Treadle-Vac was never used...

Some facts-The Bendix Treadle-Vac was never used on the Squarebird. What was used is the Kelsey-Hayes bellows type under the dash unit and the Bendix Master-Vac under the hood. The Kelsey Hayes...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-08-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By partsetal
As John said, there were bullet connectors in the...

As John said, there were bullet connectors in the back of the switch. The line that you suggest is a clocking indicator is actually a parting line for the switch portion of the assembly. This...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
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, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
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, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,010
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, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By partsetal
Why not try some roofing cement?

Why not try some roofing cement?
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