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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-03-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By sidewalkman
I by no stretch of the imagination am a purist,...

I by no stretch of the imagination am a purist, my car, my way. I want the interior to look pretty original, but I've done things like green LED replacing all the dash bulbs and I'm hiding a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By sidewalkman
I looked at their website, their quality of work...

I looked at their website, their quality of work is outstanding. My comment wasn't referring to them, but the owner they're doing the bird for. But kudos to anyone regardless of what they do to a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By sidewalkman
Tried that, but going through the Dynamat made a...

Tried that, but going through the Dynamat made a god awful stink.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By sidewalkman
As the hole I put in the palm of my hand can...

As the hole I put in the palm of my hand can attest, the awl method is the fastest and easiest way. I painted the screw heads as well when I put them in.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By sidewalkman
I agree, eBay certainly has changed how I buy...

I agree, eBay certainly has changed how I buy things, but it's situations like this when clearly the car is not as advertised, and even after advising them as such they continue without a notice to...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 11-28-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By sidewalkman
speaking of cars on EBay

This thing looks like quality front to back!!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-Ford-Thunderbird-Hardtop/283274510634?hash=item41f47a012a:g:udIAAOSw0~pb-Evn:rk:13:pf:0&vxp=mtr
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By sidewalkman
It's either hot or a 'rebuild', where the T-Bird...

It's either hot or a 'rebuild', where the T-Bird was written off by the insurance company and they used a 'clean' VIN off a car in a wrecker to re-insure it. Happens all the time unfortunately and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By sidewalkman
Yet another reason to stay far away from any...

Yet another reason to stay far away from any vehicle being sold on EBay.

The more popular it gets the lower their standards and practices.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By sidewalkman
Nice, I've done 2.25", when I was under it I...

Nice, I've done 2.25", when I was under it I noticed that the PO had obviously dragged the rear bumper and it's got a tear in the bottom right corner, and it's not perfect regardless, so I'm thinking...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-23-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By sidewalkman
Nice, you need to hack off the tail pipes though

Nice, you need to hack off the tail pipes though
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-23-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By sidewalkman
I agree with BW, whatever floats your boat, but I...

I agree with BW, whatever floats your boat, but I always wonder when someone buys a classic style ford, and because they are a dime a dozen and don't present as many fitment issues drops in a GM...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By sidewalkman
Behind the back seat, on the doors under the door...

Behind the back seat, on the doors under the door panels, firewall, trunk floor, underside of trunk. Pretty much any place you have rattles it helps, but under the carpet is the best, gets rid of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-14-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By sidewalkman
So it's another winter, what's the plan for this...

So it's another winter, what's the plan for this year?
Now that my engine compartment is spiffy clean, there's no more exhaust or oil leaks I'm going to tackle the interior. Not really that much to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By sidewalkman
It's a snap, circle where the bolts are sitting...

It's a snap, circle where the bolts are sitting before, put them in the same place after. It's also a chance to clean the bottom side of the hood, but I did it myself, mind you I have monkey arms!!!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By sidewalkman
I used 1/4" think washers that a friend of mine...

I used 1/4" think washers that a friend of mine made me, they were about 2.75 diameter, then Nylok nuts. It's a bit of a pain to get in behind because the shocks are there and misc lines. Drill a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,714
Posted By sidewalkman
Well done, you have more patience than I...

Well done, you have more patience than I definitely. Last winter I did the blown exhaust gaskets, heads had to come off after I snapped 4 of the 8 bolts that I could actually reach off into the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-29-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By sidewalkman
'' I looked at that first, my sequencer requires...

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I looked at that first, my sequencer requires a common ground off the lights, I thought I'd just ground it to the body where the lens housing bolts on inside the trunk but apparently that won't...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-29-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By sidewalkman
Thanks John I've already got all three lights...

Thanks John

I've already got all three lights jumped so they all are all 3 functions, but I'm going to try to add a sequencer, I'll start with brake and signal and then just signal, see what I like...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By sidewalkman
Attention wiring gurus!

Hi Gang

I'm changing up the tail light configuration, thanks to Carl I've got 2 wire sockets for all 6 tail lights. Currently I have no reverse light (but adding a small external) and now have 6...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-26-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By sidewalkman
There is a contact inside the column beneath the...

There is a contact inside the column beneath the steering wheel, it gets dirty or corroded and the horn only works intermittently, it's way easier to reroute the wire to a button then it is to take...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-26-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By sidewalkman
There is a lot more stainless in a 60, the band...

There is a lot more stainless in a 60, the band under the dash that continues onto the door panels is all stainless in a 60, and a few other minor changes. More cosmetic in the interior and exterior.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-25-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By sidewalkman
Over and above that, be aware that the 58 is a...

Over and above that, be aware that the 58 is a one year only coil rear springs model, 59 and 60 both moved to leaf springs. I've never found the interior of a 58 to be particularly attractive
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By sidewalkman
from the look of your floorpan it has been...

from the look of your floorpan it has been redone. Stock has thick rubber like sound deadening over everything including the tunnel hump!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 799
Posted By sidewalkman
It's a 1406, great carb, but you'll probably have...

It's a 1406, great carb, but you'll probably have to add a small nut and bolt in the linkage to get the secondaries to fully open at full throttle.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By sidewalkman
I love it when a plan comes together

I love it when a plan comes together
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