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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By partsetal
You have to look at the color samples and then...

You have to look at the color samples and then ask if it is cloth or vinyl. Some colors are one or the other. Good source is Restoration Specialties in Windber PA.
Carl
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 09-25-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,444
Posted By partsetal
Another possibility is that the seal around the...

Another possibility is that the seal around the back of the panel is too fat. This will prevent the back of the panel from levelling with the roof.
Carl
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-20-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By partsetal
Squarebird used in dimentia therapy

I came across this WSJ article where a recreated 50's village in CA included a 59 Thunderbird. This is is a test of "reminiscence therapy" and the first in the US. The patients can sit in it or lift...
Forum: Thunderbird Production History 09-07-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By partsetal
NASCAR Thunderbird 1960

This Hemmings article is dated 2004 and I'm unaware that this information has surfaced on this forum. I'm not in agreement with some of the details presented, but 'to each his...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-30-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By partsetal
I have to agree that the drill rod would cause...

I have to agree that the drill rod would cause unnecessary wear on the cam. Here is a photo of the back side of the timing cover showing the mounting of the push rod and the brass tip.
Carl
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 08-29-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By partsetal
The pumps shown on Rock Auto will work but the...

The pumps shown on Rock Auto will work but the inlet and outlet ports will require modifications to your inlet and outlet steel lines. The pumps shown as Carter and Airtex are both Airtex types and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By partsetal
I have never seen the brass tip separated from...

I have never seen the brass tip separated from the steel rod so I'm not sure how it is fastened. The plug at the top is just an expansion plug, similar to what is used to seal water and oil passages...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By partsetal
Yes it can after removing the plug at the top of...

Yes it can after removing the plug at the top of the pedestal. If it is too hard to pull up, that is because the brass tip has mushroomed slightly and you may have to remove the timing cover and...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-22-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By partsetal
Is this the piece you need?

Is this the piece you need?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By partsetal
The owners manual directed that the reservoir be...

The owners manual directed that the reservoir be filled with brake fluid. You may still have brake fluid in the system. The system should be flushed with ATF until any BF residue is gone. I stick...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By partsetal
You can pony up 150. each and get the Sun Ray...

You can pony up 150. each and get the Sun Ray emblems already attached to brand new (Ford License) 59-60 Wheel Covers.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-25-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By partsetal
As Ray stated, the cover on the typewritten pages...

As Ray stated, the cover on the typewritten pages is incorrect. Since the first page indicates it is for an accessory kit, I would say that these were the instructions included in the kit used to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
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: 649
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: 818
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: 432
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: 405
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: 405
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: 2,219
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: 276
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: 1,556
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: 1,556
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: 1,556
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: 1,556
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: 1,556
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...
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