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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Dakota Boy
https://dbtires.com/classic-car-tires/ All my...

https://dbtires.com/classic-car-tires/

All my friends with wide whites swear by these. Their cars are drivers, so most have given up on bias plys, even though the bias ply tires have that really...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-27-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Dakota Boy
the clock has "points" that can get...

the clock has "points" that can get stuck.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Dakota Boy
I have a C6 in my car. Engine is a 460 though. ...

I have a C6 in my car. Engine is a 460 though. Bell housing is right up to the firewall crossmember, and I have a Hurst shifter on the console for it. Bell housing ribs were removed on this...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 508
Posted By Dakota Boy
https://dbtires.com/conversion-chart/

https://dbtires.com/conversion-chart/
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 508
Posted By Dakota Boy
my buddy with a 1960 Chevy bought Diamondback...

my buddy with a 1960 Chevy bought Diamondback wide whites for his car last year. 14" rims. He has no complaints.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Dakota Boy
I fought cooling issues for a number of years...

I fought cooling issues for a number of years before dropping some cash on a new 4-row triple pass design from US Radiator. Problem solved. Perhaps a new 3-row replacement would have been...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-30-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Dakota Boy
I did contact them, and the 5.75" units would fit...

I did contact them, and the 5.75" units would fit our cars
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-30-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Dakota Boy
https://vintagecarleds.com Found these last...

https://vintagecarleds.com

Found these last weekend. I have not made a purchase yet, but they have the correct "look" for older cars.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-28-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Dakota Boy
I believe there are some nuts that have to be...

I believe there are some nuts that have to be accessed from inside the car. Remove the interior piece that has the windshield washer button and take a look inside the access holes.

I'm pretty...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Dakota Boy
I have experienced this as well. The "vented"...

I have experienced this as well. The "vented" gas caps let air in but not out. Sorry I don't have any good solutions. I have a new tank as well.
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 04-14-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dakota Boy
Authentic Automotive in Cudahy, WI. The owner...

Authentic Automotive in Cudahy, WI. The owner Jim Plimpton is known as "Dr. Ford". Just thought I'd throw out another option.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By Dakota Boy
summit fan shroud kit

Here's a photo. Car is still under wraps from winter, but is coming out soon. My car has a 460 engine, so the fan location (in respect to distance from the radiator) may be different on a car...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-07-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Dakota Boy
Doesn't sound too much different than my own...

Doesn't sound too much different than my own experiences! It is teaching me patience.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-26-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,279
Posted By Dakota Boy
That was an Accel distributor and coil in the...

That was an Accel distributor and coil in the photo. Engine is a 460. Since this photo was taken, I have changed to an MSD distributor and MSD coil.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-03-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By Dakota Boy
Thunderherd; are you considering using the...

Thunderherd; are you considering using the FiTech "fuel command" unit? It is interesting, but in the installation instructions it still mentions that a return vent line is needed
Forum: Our Rides 02-26-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,463
Posted By Dakota Boy
By the way, I bought a four-row radiator from US...

By the way, I bought a four-row radiator from US Radiator last July and all my overheating issues are gone. I have an aluminum shroud on it, with a 6-blade fan which is probably overkill now.
Forum: Our Rides 02-26-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,463
Posted By Dakota Boy
Lets see a side profile shot of your car with...

Lets see a side profile shot of your car with that scoop on it
Forum: Our Rides 02-26-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,463
Posted By Dakota Boy
I'll be watching this hood scoop mod here.... ...

I'll be watching this hood scoop mod here.... I need to do that myself at some point, as I am also out of room under the hood. The cowl scoop is the direction I am leaning at the moment.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By Dakota Boy
http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.ph...

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=15372

check out the W in this car
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-14-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Dakota Boy
Get the heavier front sway bar for your car if...

Get the heavier front sway bar for your car if you don't like the "boat on the water" feel of it. It does help.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-14-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Dakota Boy
Hew Scumdog, what temps are you seeing on your...

Hew Scumdog, what temps are you seeing on your gauge?

I also have a C6; a 2800-3000 stall converter, and a trans cooler in front of the radiator that is about the same size as yours.

I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Dakota Boy
lighted ash tray. The height of luxury in 1959

lighted ash tray. The height of luxury in 1959
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-08-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Dakota Boy
my front end height didn't seem to change when I...

my front end height didn't seem to change when I put in the new springs; maybe mine weren't bad, but they definitely looked old.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-07-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Dakota Boy
yours look fine; there is a raised ridge that...

yours look fine; there is a raised ridge that stops them from being pressed in further.

I don't recall any shims being on my car either.

That plate on top of your springs sounds like someone...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-05-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dakota Boy
Eastwood sells a kit. I didn't have the...

Eastwood sells a kit. I didn't have the patience for it. The old glass is very hard.
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