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Forum: Anything Goes! 10-28-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,667
Posted By 1rancher
keys

hi
i am enteraining the idea of getting a 2dr 1978-75?? town car id as a Lincoln continental. I say 75 because it looks like one i used to own but the taillights say 78. It appears to have a 400 cu...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-26-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By 1rancher
RE: Have you seen this

hay
scared is no way to live. I have told this story before but i cut the top off a 1959, but a soft top on, along with a balanced 428/3 X 2/ headers and healthy cam & 4 spd and ran the pi%$ out...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,309
Posted By 1rancher
RE: PERTRONIX

hi
back in the day, I ran stock coil, dual point accel dist. 428 cu, 3.10 rear way too much cam and a toploader 4 spd and got 16 mpg in a 1959 conv. the points lasted twice as long or better and it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-14-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,741
Posted By 1rancher
RE: Correct Size Tire and Carb Question

hi
Not sure what size will make the speedo correct but i have recently put some 15 X 31" tall tires on my 60 bird, they are on 1991 crown vic rims, tight fit, have yet to drive it but i am going...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,396
Posted By 1rancher
seat foam

hi
I was wondering if anyone on the site owned a 65 / 66 Mustang and if the seats were the same size as the 58-60 thunderbirds. I had noticed that seat foam for the birds is running about $100 and...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-02-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By 1rancher
RE: 54 thunderbird

hi
thanks for the pic. I use to have a 55 fairlane in the army for the short time i thought i could live without a 59 bird, that period lasted about 6 months. one day on my way back to the base...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-02-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By 1rancher
RE: 54 thunderbird

hi
Thanks but i am not a subcriber so i could not see the pic. did it have a pic with the fairlane trim?
thanks
Mark
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-02-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By 1rancher
54 thunderbird

hi
does anyone have or seen a pic of a early 55 thunderbird with the fairlane trim on the net, i understand it appeared this way at the car shows pior to production.
thanks
Mark
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By 1rancher
RE: cruise o matic transmission

hi
the driveshaft and yoke will work with no modification. the only thing that will need attention is the trans mount. i have / had a c6 in my 60 but never got the rear mount quite right for lack...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,511
Posted By 1rancher
RE: $$$$$$$$$ PIT LIVE& LEARN(pay)

hi
If you still think it is a fuel problem, you might check the gas line from tank to pump. I know on my 60 that back near the tank the line had rubed a small hole where it runs thru the channal of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-21-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,546
Posted By 1rancher
paint

Hi
Anyone got any ideas where i might find a can of spray paint in 1960 aquamraine. The local paint guys say they can make it and put in a can for about $40, just seems i should be able to come up...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-24-2005, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,596
Posted By 1rancher
RE: STILL won't run right!

hi
Possibly a stuck lifter not pumping up, cam lobe worn or a problem with the rocker or rockers, provided that you have eliminated the distrubor as a factor, and then there is that timming chain /...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-16-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,376
Posted By 1rancher
RE: coolant overflow at high rpm?

hi
It is also possible that the head gasket is slightly blown causing the compresion to blow back into the cooling system forcing the water out. at a low rpm the tank would be able to vent of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-03-2005, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,323
Posted By 1rancher
RE: question for 1rancher on your 4 speed t-bird

hi
the shifter came thru where the 2 pcs of the console fit together: heater controls / speaker-ashtray part. i used hurst shifters i think for 64 fords, I heated and bent the shifter back because...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-03-2005, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,393
Posted By 1rancher
RE: C6 transmission swap

hi
I put a c6 in my 1960 bird, drive shaft was fine as is. I ordered a trans for a 1966 tbird with the 428 from advance. the rest, trans mount, well its kind of just setting there with me...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-25-2005, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By 1rancher
RE: 4 speed toploader in a 60' bird...

HI
All kidding aside, the T-10 has reverse in the back case / seperate lever, so of course you could do the forward speeds on the col. and reverse with a cable, but if you already have a col. man....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-19-2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By 1rancher
RE: 4 speed toploader in a 60' bird...

hi
yes, i have had a 4spd in a squarebird. its a lot of fun. you will need a 4spd toploader or t-10 from a full size ford to get the lenghts right so you can use a driveshaft from sq. bird. i used a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-28-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By 1rancher
RE: interior

hi
Well i have a aquamarine conv that 1 day i would like to paint black. Changing the color is a little priceeee so i thought i might get it repainted in the aquamarine and buy the tan interior and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-28-2005, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By 1rancher
interior

hi
I was wondering if there were any restrictions on interior / exterior color combinations when these cars were sold, and if so where can i find the list?
thanks
mark
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-11-2005, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By 1rancher
RE: Rear springs

HI
Yes the shackles, the part name that escaped me at the time of the post, just flip the rear shackle, but like i said earlier, disconnect the shocks and get the wheels off the ground to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-07-2005, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By 1rancher
RE: Rear springs

hi
They are all good suggestions, now let me suggest the wrong, irresponsible way it is done. FLIP THE REAR SPRING CONNECTION. this will raise the car about 3 inches and cost nothing. I have ran...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-27-2004, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,816
Posted By 1rancher
RE: 390 or 428

hi
Back in 1978 i put a 428 cu. balanced with a crane blazer cam( .563 in .586 ex solid lifter) with a toploader 4spd. 60 to 65 mph in first gear, could'nt have taken much over 3 seconds to get...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-23-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,297
Posted By 1rancher
RE: Three Inch Drums

hi
Brian, what kind of milage are you getting with that transmission?
thanks,
mark
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-22-2004, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,297
Posted By 1rancher
RE: Three Inch Drums

HI
I read an article about the 1959 thunderbird nascar entry about 5 or more years ago where one of the modifications holoman / moody had done was to use spindles and brakes off a lincoln which had...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-10-2004, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,622
Posted By 1rancher
RE: Disk Brakes for my 59

HI BRIAN
I wish you all the luck with this and of course want to hear how you get the parts in there. "Steel tonneau cover", was this made from a thunderbird Trunk lid? I have been looking for a...
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