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Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,130
Posted By Doc Love
New Seats

My wife asked to replace the bench seat with bucket seats.

We purchased new white vinyl Low Back Classic seats from ProCar along with the adjusters and '65 Mustang mounting brackets.

The install is...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,001
Posted By Doc Love
Electric Wiper Motor

This past weekend I replaced the OEM vacuum motor with an electric unit from Newport Engineering.

It was not what you would consider an easy task, but we finally got it finished.

The new motor...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 01-28-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,001
Posted By Doc Love
Thanks Joe, I've purchased from CASCO in the...

Thanks Joe,

I've purchased from CASCO in the past, wasn't sure if they offered the conversion.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 01-27-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,001
Posted By Doc Love
Joe, I few questions regarding the electric...

Joe,

I few questions regarding the electric wiper conversion.

Was the kit complete? Who did you purchase it from? Did the installation go smoothly? Was the kit complete? Would you do it again?
...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 01-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,139
Posted By Doc Love
'57 soft top options

I would like to add a soft top to our '57. I think it had a soft top at one time but I'm not certain.

Did '57's have a power soft top option?
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 01-26-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,001
Posted By Doc Love
Has anyone changed over to electric wipers? I...

Has anyone changed over to electric wipers?

I see the kits advertised in various publications.
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,287
Posted By Doc Love
Thanks, we really did not have much choice with...

Thanks, we really did not have much choice with the fan. The centerline of the 351 water pump pulley is 3 or 4 inches higher than the stock configuration. It would not line up with the center of the...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-25-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,287
Posted By Doc Love
I haven't had a chance to post here for a while....

I haven't had a chance to post here for a while. The distributor/wires, brakes, exhaust, cooling system, parking lights and wheels/tires are new. I've had to rewire quite a bit under the hood and...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 06-04-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,988
Posted By Doc Love
'57 Brake Master Cylinder

First I would like to thank you all for your help with our project, the ignition switch problem is solved.

Today we have an issue with the master cylinder (new from MAC's Auto Parts) and the brake...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 05-15-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,978
Posted By Doc Love
'57 Ignition Switch Removal

I need to work on the ignition wiring, a previous owner has hacked it badly, looks like I will need to remove the ignition switch to fix it properly.

So before I try anything I thought I would ask...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,547
Posted By Doc Love
Wire Wheels

We are considering wire wheels for the '57 and I've been searching around for them.

It seems like Tru-Spoke is the only choice, I can't seem to get Dayton to respond to my requests.

Are there...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 04-26-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,042
Posted By Doc Love
Thanks Joe, I sent the booster to Mac Auto in...

Thanks Joe,

I sent the booster to Mac Auto in NY, I considered rebuilding it myself but decided against it. It's supposed to ship today, hopefully will see it soon.

I don't expect any 'spirited'...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 04-26-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,042
Posted By Doc Love
'57 TBird Power Brakes

I'm rebuilding the brakes and getting ready to start with re-assembly.

This car has a unique power brake booster, one I have never seen before.

Ford calls it a HYDRO-VAC system, it has a...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-09-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,287
Posted By Doc Love
The Vette is an absolute BEAST to drive, 450hp...

The Vette is an absolute BEAST to drive, 450hp and no power anything. One really needs to pay attention with it.

We had been looking for a '57 TBird for almost two years and most of what I looked...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-06-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,287
Posted By Doc Love
The Tbird was originally black (AA) with red...

The Tbird was originally black (AA) with red interior (XH), but sometime in it's life it got a make over. My wife likes the yellow so I will try to save it, it's not real good, an older paint job....
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-06-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,287
Posted By Doc Love
This car was originally Raven black with red...

This car was originally Raven black with red interior, at some point in it's life it got a make over. My wife likes the yellow so if I can save the paint I will (it's not real good). Further she...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,287
Posted By Doc Love
I'd like to keep it as close to stock as...

I'd like to keep it as close to stock as possible, further I don't think a disc brake conversion is necessary. We've had several cars over the years with stock drum brakes and never had any issues.
...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,287
Posted By Doc Love
Thanks for the replys, although I am not sure if...

Thanks for the replys, although I am not sure if disc brakes are in my future I like the enthusiasm.

I've attached a few pics, the car was someones hot rod. I don't know what happened to the...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,287
Posted By Doc Love
New Member Needs Help

Hello, my first post on this site. Glad to see the Squarebirds open this forum to the two seaters.

We recently purchased a '57 that has been modified by a previous owner. It has a late model 351...
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