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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,541
Posted By 3dpsycho
1958 thunderbird Rear sway bar

So, just got off the phone with Lance at Southwest and ordered my front Sway bar... but was informed that no way could he get a rear one for the 1958 tbird... anybody inventive enough to have figured...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,029
Posted By 3dpsycho
Markcross and the Retractable hardtop birds?... anyone know how he did this?

Wow, just saw that Markcross (http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin/member.php?u=274) had said he had made 2 tbirds a retractable hardtop... as I have all but 2 pieces needed for my soft top...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 05-22-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,028
Posted By 3dpsycho
Wanting to buy (or trade a set from a 60 ideally!) flipper lid hinges - manual 58/59

I have a 1958 I need the MANUAL hinges that flip up the small lid off the trunk lid for the convertible... I have a set from a 1960 that are used for a power set, but since I have a 58 plus I have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-03-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,019
Posted By 3dpsycho
come on guys ... ya gotta be more inventive

Wilcap turned out not to be a viable option so... ok... so the transmissions in these beast have removable bell housings... so one would technically be able to bolt up maybe another newer...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-22-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,023
Posted By 3dpsycho
sent them back

so, I sent the headers back from sanderson sadly without even trying based on the "luck" I have heard from other birders (thank you for being my genie pig!)... I've got about a week, maybe week and a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-17-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,023
Posted By 3dpsycho
Thank you 57ford/60thunderbird, I called crites...

Thank you 57ford/60thunderbird,
I called crites and they sadly did not know anyone who has tried their headers on a tbird and have no idea if they would be close ... they are definitely cheap enough...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-10-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,023
Posted By 3dpsycho
Thanks for offering up your car as a guinea pig...

Thanks for offering up your car as a guinea pig rustyNca... yeah, they should cut you a break as by now in addition to me at least a few of you have tried contacting them and should see the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-08-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,023
Posted By 3dpsycho
sanderson headers...

actually I have a pair they just sent to me I was going to try... ok so lets say I'm willing to cut into the shocktowers (is that the frame tube you are speaking of?) how far off is it hitting the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-23-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,023
Posted By 3dpsycho
so what were the clearance problems on sandersons...

so what were the clearance problems on sandersons headers... I know a few of you tried, and talked to sanderson myself about these, but no one has indicated the exact problem of fit... if they where...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-18-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,023
Posted By 3dpsycho
Apparently FPA made it work, so someone out there...

Apparently FPA made it work, so someone out there must be able to do this as well (hopefully someone a lot cheaper)... if anyone seeing this thread and dosn't know of an alternative maybe at least...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-15-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,023
Posted By 3dpsycho
Hmm... not good enough... 800 way too much for a...

Hmm... not good enough... 800 way too much for a squarebird or any other car really for just part of an exhaust... there has to be another way... certainly there has to be someone out there that has...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-14-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,023
Posted By 3dpsycho
Alternative to $$$ FPA Headers?

Hi, I got a 1958 tbird not only because of the incredible styling, but also because its a nice inexpensive classic to purchase and parts are easily obtainable.
Anytime though you want to do anything...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-21-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,019
Posted By 3dpsycho
Thank you so far for the responses... I wonder...

Thank you so far for the responses...
I wonder how much that Performance Automatic Street Smart would put me back?
Obviously as mentioned by one savy poster the price would kinda have to be justified...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-19-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,019
Posted By 3dpsycho
will a Chevy Transmission w/ Overdrive adapted up to a 352 fit in an AC tbird?

Putting back together a Dissembled tbird and Trying to get some better fuel economy... along with an eventual EFI setup, I was heavily contemplating putting in a transmission with overdrive since I...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,501
Posted By 3dpsycho
Engine swap

Hey that's cool
So Alan you are in Omaha as well!
I've got a 1958 I am in the middle of trying to know what to do... My 352...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-02-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,743
Posted By 3dpsycho
Booklet

Oh, the booklet byBill Ess is going under revision and will be available soon in the new edition.

http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/58tbirdconvertible/info.htm
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-02-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,743
Posted By 3dpsycho
Conversion

Bill is Awesome!!!! I have been talking to him and he is a great help!!! I have been jockeying between 3 different parties just for the parts I need to do this, and I have to say that everyone I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,743
Posted By 3dpsycho
booklet

I put an email out to the link you provided about the booklet asking if it will show the detail I am looking for, hopefully they will get back to me and I will order it... I also had talked to Mark a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,743
Posted By 3dpsycho
1rancher - your pics?

I know this is kinda an old thread, but 1rancher (http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin/member.php?u=79) said he might have had pictures of his conversion and the areas of modification... that would...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,045
Posted By 3dpsycho
hardtop conversion

Talked to Ken and he might be able to send me pictures of what the insides of what the convertible looks like in the trunk.
I have access to someone who is parting out their convertible and was going...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-26-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,045
Posted By 3dpsycho
removeable top

I see lots of references on the differences in frames, but not anything on how to go about it, where to cut, how to make a carson type foldable soft top out of conduit (or anything similar), kits, or...
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