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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-14-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,319
Posted By 1960Bird
Got Brakes...

First I installed speed bleeders as I had to do the brake bleeding by myself. I tried the Shop Manual approach (see above) did not work at all. Then I installed a short length of brake tubing I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-04-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,187
Posted By 1960Bird
Hand Brake

I am finishing up a complete brake job, including the parking brake. All I have left to do is to attach the parking brake cable to the hand/pull brake in the car. Has anyone done this and if so...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-02-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,319
Posted By 1960Bird
The 1960 Shop Manual says...

After all this I dug out my 1960 Shop Manual.

Group 10-6 Section 3 of the Shop manual

"To Install the New Master Cylinder..."

"Install the brake fittings, gaskets and bolt on the forward end of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-28-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,319
Posted By 1960Bird
Thanks Everyone...

I'll let you all know how it goes.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-28-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,319
Posted By 1960Bird
Plug the master Cylinder?

Rhertel,
Are you saying that all I need to do is to plug the Master Cylinder brake line fitting and then pump the master cylinder and watch for the air in the reservoir, then when the brake pedal is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-27-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,319
Posted By 1960Bird
Thanks

Thanks for your help...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-27-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,319
Posted By 1960Bird
Master cyl. bleeding

I have installed a new master cyl. brake lines, all the tubing, shoes and drums...the whole nine yards. I now understand that I was supposed to bleed the master cyl. before it is installed (bench...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-16-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By 1960Bird
Need Hubs

I just got an e-mail from TB Headquarters and they no longer have front hubs. So, any of you folks out there have any good used ones that the holes aren't oversize. If you do let me know how...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-06-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By 1960Bird
Front hubs

Anyone know where one can purchase front wheel hubs, or is it possible to fix the hub if the stud holes are enlarged to the point where the studs are loose.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-15-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,131
Posted By 1960Bird
Not the right nut...

The Napa site is showing a front axle nut and lock etc...what I need holds the front wheel brake cylinder on.
Thanks.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-15-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,131
Posted By 1960Bird
Wheel Cylinder Nuts & Washers Needed

I need to replace the nuts and the tabbed washers that hold on the front wheel brake cylinders. I believe that the nut is a 1-3/16 inch, it is only about 1/4 inch thick. The washers have some tabs...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-01-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,516
Posted By 1960Bird
Front Brake Question

I have pulled the front drums off along with shoes, springs, wheel cyl's etc.

I have determined to get all new parts including the springs. My car has two top return springs, the adjuster spring...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-01-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By 1960Bird
Wipers

Just come off a vacuum line for the wipers...shouldn't need the vacuum type fuel pump type.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,750
Posted By 1960Bird
Thanks

Thanks...I used a 1 1/4 one came off OK, the other had to be chiseled off. Do you think that the 1 1/4 inch nuts and locking tab washers are available?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,750
Posted By 1960Bird
Wheel Cylinders

I am about to remove the front wheel cylinders on my 60...is the nut that holds them on a 1 1/4" or 1 5/16"?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-11-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By 1960Bird
Need Brake lines etc.

Well, we blew a brake line Saturday so I am planning to replace them all, steel lines and the hoses. Is there a good/quality source for these. I get a lot of parts at Mac's but a lot of times they...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-14-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,304
Posted By 1960Bird
RE: Sub Frame Connectors

Alexander,
You say that they rust from the inside out, well, I bet that is my problem as the rust is already on the outside of the rockers. Has anyone on the site ever replaced them? How difficult...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-14-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,304
Posted By 1960Bird
Sub Frame Connectors

Has anyone fabricated and installed sub frame connectors on their car? Or is there some other way to reinforce the unibody so the car doesn't flex. My car is flexing or sagging so bad that the doors...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-25-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,845
Posted By 1960Bird
RE: Engine Identification

Your 1958 Bird originally came with a 352 four barrel, it came from the Wixom Assembly Plant, it was the 5022 Bird made out of 35758 in 1958.

As to the 430's installed in 1958 production cars, I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-23-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,845
Posted By 1960Bird
RE: Engine Identification

It should be a 352...430's were not put in TBirds till 1959.


1960 HT 390, Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake, Shorty Headers, 2-1/2" Exhaust and 3.70 Rear Gears
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-02-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,469
Posted By 1960Bird
RE: Headers

Been there, done that. If you add a new intake, get the Edelbrock RPM intake, the performer is almost like a stock intake. My car runs better, although it is still no racer. I would guess 15's in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-22-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By 1960Bird
RE: She's Back from Paint and Ready to Show.

She looks Great! If I ever get the body work done my 60 it will be silver also.

1960 HT 390, Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake, Shorty Headers, 2-1/2" Exhaust and 3.70 Rear Gears
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,593
Posted By 1960Bird
RE: 400HP 390cid.

How much is your budget? 400 to 450 HP is not exactly cheap. Tell me what mods you have now.
mtl. cost estimate only:
For sure you will nead headers $400
Edelbrock RPM Intake $290
Cam $150...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-23-2005, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,381
Posted By 1960Bird
RE: Oil Change

The first time I changed the oil on my Bird I did the very same thing. Now I check for the gasket sticking every time I change oil and about half the time it is sticking. This is the only car I have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2005, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By 1960Bird
RE: Gas tank RUST...Restore or Replace...Need some opin

I had a fuel tank sealed on a 65 mustang several years ago, I was getting crap back into the carb. within two weeks...get a new tank.

steve

1960 HT 390, Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake, Shorty...
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