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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By OX1
I had some plastic pieces spray chromed. This...

I had some plastic pieces spray chromed. This grill
(for my dads 84 LTD) was $600, but each of the little
squares in grill had to sanded, and then sprayed 3 times....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By OX1
So what you are saying (that is directly...

So what you are saying (that is directly applicable to my car) is the 59,
430 non AC needs an update to the original 2 groove pulley for WP/Gen??

Seems right, as Section 4B here, does talk about a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-22-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By OX1
Excellent idea Dave, as those right around the...

Excellent idea Dave, as those right around the 90's early 00's had very similar weight, solid rear axle, full set of steering links (with even an idler arm like SQ's), and upper and lower A-arm...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-22-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By OX1
Are you suggesting you need 4 grooves total on...

Are you suggesting you need 4 grooves total on the WP, what would all 4 be for?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-21-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By OX1
It's not slop from bad parts, it's multiple part...

It's not slop from bad parts, it's multiple part tolerance buildup (no rack and pinion), softer rubber bushings in suspension than you have in today's vehicles, taller sidewalls that squirm more,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By OX1
Any idea what they might charge? One of the last...

Any idea what they might charge? One of the last pieces on my 59 that is not redone, is those panels.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By OX1
I can see bit of toe in, since we have all that...

I can see bit of toe in, since we have all that slop on the many pieces of the steering linkage, but why would you not run a hair of neg camber (or zero at least) and as much caster as you can crank...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By OX1
I bought parts to go a bit different route, just...

I bought parts to go a bit different route, just in
case I ever get to the AC.

Linc 430...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-10-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By OX1
I suspected this issue when I first got my bird....

I suspected this issue when I first got my bird.
But I was going disk, so did not bother to replace
lines on drums to fin out.

Glad to hear that that was most likely it, as except
for the lines,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-20-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By OX1
How does that work since the original is unibody?

How does that work since the original is unibody?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By OX1
No doubt. Unfortunately, the stock 9" cases were...

No doubt. Unfortunately, the stock 9" cases were weak in the 3rd pinion bearing area and that little chunk liked to crack off and test the strength of the rest of it.

Had a whole bunch of them on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By OX1
One thing I would not do is set the diff angle...

One thing I would not do is set the diff angle exactly the same as a 9. The nine has one of the lowest pinions on the planet. Probably at least some change in driveshaft angle, vs diff angle between...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 04-12-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By OX1
Trustworthy 430 Rebuilder?

Can we make that a sticky so that others know they are avail and not that rediculous in price, for the guy that wants his original engine, no matter how much it costs over the super common 390?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-10-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By OX1
I didn't even know they made those. Good thing I...

I didn't even know they made those.
Good thing I guess, as I would have been dissappointed.

Not surprised though, several of the repro parts I
have gottne over the years are not even close to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By OX1
I recently had a rear section of an upper bucket...

I recently had a rear section of an upper bucket seat, sewn in to the original seat cover. They used fabric from another seat, that I bought just for that back section. I was stunned when the guy...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By OX1
Best part about upgraded sway bars is the frame...

Best part about upgraded sway bars is the frame mount
bracket. The original way is mounts, seems marginal
for even the stock bar with rubber bushings....
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-21-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By OX1
Full Black Leather Interior

My parts car came with a full leather interior (not in the car)
Seats were recovered. The dash pad is newer, but oddly
has AC hole cut (but not radio hole). Some of the side pieces
and maybe the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-27-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By OX1
When I was looking, it was tough to get a built...

When I was looking, it was tough to get a built AOD that
kept the lockup converter for more than 350ish HP. This
was about 7 years ago, but I think most recommend
eliminating lockup if going much...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By OX1
Wouldn't that just change the brake pedal...

Wouldn't that just change the brake pedal height?

Anyone have experience driving one of these new. My mom got her 60 new, but I didn't think to ask how the brakes
were from ages -4 to 13 (and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By OX1
I have Lincoln 155 for 30 years still works...

I have Lincoln 155 for 30 years still works great.
Bought a monster linc 255 for over 1/4 inch work on
suspension links and frames for my offroad rigs.
Have a new miller 211 with spool gun, mig...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-24-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By OX1
This stuff welded a lower bellhousing "ear" (half...

This stuff welded a lower bellhousing "ear" (half of it anyway)
on a later model 302 block. I busted the outer edge
of it off, mounting block to engine stand with an off center
"tube" from stand,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-13-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,638
Posted By OX1
Sounds like a really neat setup, would love to...

Sounds like a really neat setup, would love to see
that in action if you have any links to videos.

But I'm not sure how much it relates to the woes of
seasoned home hobbiest (with their own...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-06-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,638
Posted By OX1
Oh I see. Has nothing to do with stiffer wheel....

Oh I see. Has nothing to do with stiffer wheel.
The undercut on a T-bird rim is 1-3/4 below rim edge on
outward side, and 1-1/4 below rim edge on inner side.
Does make mounting easier on inner...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-06-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,638
Posted By OX1
And what reason is that?

And what reason is that?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,638
Posted By OX1
I meant why can't you remove tires on/off the...

I meant why can't you remove tires on/off the front with stock rims. I did it several times with no issues.
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