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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By jopizz
I don't see anything with the right side that...

I don't see anything with the right side that would cause the hose to come loose. I think I would just try a new banjo bolt. I agree with Dave regarding the left side. Pull the clip and see if you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 316
Posted By jopizz
Beside the whitewall I don't recommend riding on...

Beside the whitewall I don't recommend riding on 14 year old tires. Maybe for a trailer queen it's ok but I wouldn't trust them on the highway.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By jopizz
I'm pretty sure those tiny black screws are...

I'm pretty sure those tiny black screws are slotted and not phillips. At least on my '59 they were. Maybe during the '60 model year they changed them. Anything's possible.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By jopizz
Contact Carl Heller (partsetal). He should have...

Contact Carl Heller (partsetal). He should have some used ones.

John
Forum: New Members Welcoming 07-13-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 22
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, ssj335 !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, ssj335! Kirsten hales from New York and owns a 1959 Tbird Hardtop! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbird. As a Paid Member if you have anything you want to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By jopizz
I understand about being a GM guy. Other than old...

I understand about being a GM guy. Other than old Fords I've driven Chevys all my life. Sorry to hear about your personal issues. Unfortunately there's nothing simple about any Squarebird...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 316
Posted By jopizz
Real whitewall tires are not glued on. In fact if...

Real whitewall tires are not glued on. In fact if you cut into the sidewall of most blackwall tires it will be white underneath. There are many videos on YouTube showing how to grind down the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 316
Posted By jopizz
How could the whitewalls come off? They are part...

How could the whitewalls come off? They are part of the tire rubber. It's not possible. Can you post a picture?

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 316
Posted By jopizz
Most people go with 215/75 14 radials. They are...

Most people go with 215/75 14 radials. They are available in wide whitewalls. They are slightly smaller tires than the 800 x 14 belted. You can also go 225/75 14. A few different companies make them...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By jopizz
Why don't you just replace the trunk cylinders...

Why don't you just replace the trunk cylinders and/or trunk solenoid so the system works as designed. You first posted about this problem back in 2016. At that time you were looking for a temporary...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By jopizz
The service person Dave Hodges talked to did not...

The service person Dave Hodges talked to did not indicate if Ford had issued a TSB outlining the soaking of the seals or the mechanics had found this out on their own. Obviously leaking control...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 07-11-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, eepayphone !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, eepayphone! Earl hales from Texas and owns a 1965 Tbird Hardtop! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbird. As a Paid Member if you have anything you want to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By jopizz
With all due respect something that has worked in...

With all due respect something that has worked in a practical application for multiple years trumps any list you can provide. If I worked on cars solely based on what it says on paper and not by...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By jopizz
Is it vented or non vented? Original rims should...

Is it vented or non vented? Original rims should be non vented.

John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By jopizz
It usually has a KH right on the front between...

It usually has a KH right on the front between the mounting holes.

John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 24
Posted By jopizz
I use 30lb roofing felt or tar paper as it's...

I use 30lb roofing felt or tar paper as it's called. You can get it at any home center store.

John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 340
Posted By jopizz
There was no frustration at all on my part. I was...

There was no frustration at all on my part. I was just sitting in front of my computer with the A/C on. You're the one doing all the work.

John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 340
Posted By jopizz
It sounds like you've done everything right to...

It sounds like you've done everything right to prove that the sender is the problem. Before you buy a new one I would remove the old sender and check the float. If it's loaded with gas you may not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By jopizz
The fact that Dave Hodges installed that seal...

The fact that Dave Hodges installed that seal many years ago and it hasn't leaked tells me that neither the brake fluid nor the Type F transmission fluid did it any harm. That's a lot longer than...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By jopizz
As I pointed out Dave Hodges had success with...

As I pointed out Dave Hodges had success with certain seals that I referenced in my post. Since his rebuild has lasted multiple years without failure I will assume that the seals he used and the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 340
Posted By jopizz
That was just a sealer to prevent water from...

That was just a sealer to prevent water from getting into the unit. Usually it's soft enough where you can reuse it. If not rope caulk or something similar will work just fine.

John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 340
Posted By jopizz
Spectra makes the new fuel tanks so I would go...

Spectra makes the new fuel tanks so I would go with their sender.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By jopizz
Steering Control Valve Tech Tip

I was speaking with Dave Hodges ~ ayrwoof who gave me a tip regarding leaking power steering control valves. It appears that Ford was having the same issue back in the 50's and 60's. According to...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By jopizz
My suggestion is to remove the line from the fuel...

My suggestion is to remove the line from the fuel pump to the tank and connect a line from the fuel pump to a gas can. If it feeds gas from the can then the pump is ok and you may have a blockage in...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 340
Posted By jopizz
In this era of smartphones anything's possible....

In this era of smartphones anything's possible. LOL

John
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