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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-16-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,745
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Sorry to any purist

Forget a show..........Last summer I was leaving a gas station and some guy decides to run across the parking lot........and jump right in front of me with his arm outstetched like he was one of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-16-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,117
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Now that I hope I have calmed the waters

The company that makes realistic chrome paint is called "Alsa " corporation.

I work for a place that sends off bumpers to have them rechromed........and $6,500 sounds mighty steep.......even for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-14-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,995
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Sub Frame Connectors

Are you sure its the car sagging that is the problem?? These cars have very heavy doors that can be affected by other things such as worn pins....striker plates out of ajustment....or worn rear...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Refurbish the Gold on your Instrumentation - Easy &

Your guages look great........HEY !! Is that a rear-view mirror mounted on the dash??? I LOVE IT ! My neighbor across the street gave me some kind of "polishing" powder recently and I polished all...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-05-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Have a what would you do question regarding my 58

That rattling noise could come from the fact that at the time there was no oil circulating.........thus making the valves tick as well as the lifters. My original 58 engine with 67,000 miles on it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-01-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: tired...

I took my whole dash off to recover and dye it........put it all back together........it took me all weekend to get everything just right........and I even replaced any type of rubber hose on the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-17-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Headliner Colors

When I ordered mine they suggested Bone for darker colored cars. My interior was Turquoise and White.........so I ordered a white one. It gave the interior a very clean look. Its all a matter of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-10-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Interior Colors

I recall seeing one years ago that was a "100pt" show car with a sunroof. It had the same combination of Tan and Cream. To make things sweeter........it had a 430 engine.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: 429 in a squarebird

If a 430 can fit.......why not !! Im not sure how big the block is on a 429.........but my guess would be that it would fit.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,126
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Gauges

Its a gorgeous car..........but I wonder if they going all out on the Pink ,white, and black look. Ive heard the reason for the change was that the white guages were easier to read at night.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes........that is a picture of the long "bar" type bracket.......and yes the picture is confusing.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,126
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Gauges

No.......only the 58 had black faced instruments as well as black window switches,knobs.....and a black gearshift knob.

BTW.....there is a good picture on there of the underside.......and you can...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You should have the one long "bar" looking piece......and two almost triangular looking pieces. The long piece will bolt to the frame in front of the radiator.....and the other two will bolt to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Bush replacements?

I have a rebuilt generator......and I still get the slightly dimming headlights........its the nature of the beast.....12 volts Im not sure of.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Bush replacements?

Thanks peeeot......Its been about 20 years since I did the dirty deed and I couldnt remember if I took the pulley off or not...(the least amount of work the better)....but replacing the brushes was...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The picture is correct.........that long piece is used to line the bumper up from side to side......the other two large brackets are used to line the "tilt" of the front bumper. All three are needed...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-24-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Bush replacements?

Years ago I replaced the generator brushes in a Mercury Comet. It had a generator similar to these T-birds (if not the same) You have to remove the pulley..... Then remove the 2 very long bolts that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-21-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,921
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Drive Pinion Seal

All this talk about rearends made me check mine a few weeks ago and when I removed the drain plug....the fluid level was right at the plug. Ive been driving the car for almost 2 years now and have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,921
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Drive Pinion Seal

Perhaps soaking it down for a few days with WD 40.....or the lubricant of choice (I like "PB Blaster).....may help it along. PB Blaster has some kind of catalyst in it that dissolves rust......its...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: ;How hard is it to take the gas tank sending unit o

Well.........the whole concept of having to hook a lap-top up to your car to "talk" to it freaks me out. Then there are all the warning lights and codes.....eeeekkkk !. I guess its all good and well...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,846
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: FORD-O-MATIC Design Progression

All I can remember was my father being concerned once about the "bands" in his 61 T-bird trans.........that needed to be ajusted. He asked the same of my 58 when I first took it out. It just needed...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,544
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Seat Foam

They usually take the seat covers off.......cut pieces of foam to "build up" your old foam.......then restitch the seat cover seams. If they are leather they can be "reconditioned" and dyed if...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-19-2006, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,921
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Drive Pinion Seal

My 58 shop manual shows them taking out the whole pinion to get the nut loose. It seems there are alot of bearings up inside that can be damaged.....which will cause vibration later.....and bearing...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-19-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,846
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: Cruise-O-Matic question

I may not be right on this........but I dont think the "Cruise-o-matic" came out until 1958.......as did the 352-332. The 430 was used in the Lincoln and was an option for the 59-60 bird. The blocks...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-19-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By 58tdactyl
RE: wipers

Your wiper motor is vacum driven. Check the air lines going to it for cracks or holes......and make sure they havent come loose from the motor itself. Somewhere on this site is a picture of how its...
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