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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By bygrace
Here it is. ...

Here it is.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LZqlEEjbK7Q

Mike
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By bygrace
Whoops. Me again. Wrong link. The one I meant to...

Whoops. Me again. Wrong link. The one I meant to send uses a microswitch hose-clamped to the steering column just above the brake pedal lever. A small right-angle sheet metal bracket is built to fit....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By bygrace
Here's a guy who used a microswitch and a hose...

Here's a guy who used a microswitch and a hose clamp to eliminate a hydraulic switch on his Mustang.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hXEB2oSIQRY
I put a normal-on (push for off) pushbutton switch from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-15-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By bygrace
I just made both mine. It was a Vintage Air unit....

I just made both mine. It was a Vintage Air unit. They were crumbling. It is a '60, so I'm not clear on any '58 differences. I used aluminum roof flashing material and a little oragami plus some...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By bygrace
Thanks Dave

Got it. Shims in front xmbr. Tight enuf to tap in. I read this a good while back but couldn't find it again. It's good to be sure. Mike
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By bygrace
Lower Control arm shims

My front-end shop is ready to install the used control arms I obtained to replace mine. I remember reading somewhere in the forum about the shims at the cross member. That they were necessary to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By bygrace
Oh, I forgot to say, I've tried the 1157...

Oh, I forgot to say, I've tried the 1157 taillight replacement LEDs (that just plug into the standard socket, one-for-one) in other cars, and they just don't get it. All you get is one bright spot...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By bygrace
I probably wasn't clear. Not that anyone would...

I probably wasn't clear. Not that anyone would want to do it but me, but just to answer the question.
The clear 921 lights in reverse because it's wired to the reverse circuit, as stock. The red LED...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By bygrace
I'm running a red LED in the backup lens right...

I'm running a red LED in the backup lens right now. It only functions as a tail light. So the three are lit equally since the red LED lights the white center red. There's a clear 921 bulb...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By bygrace
Right. The electronic flashers are basically a...

Right. The electronic flashers are basically a relay, with a clock chip. I put one in just to have a consistent blink speed. Instead of slower at idle with headlights on. Then you can skip the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By bygrace
I have always wondered how the typical round...

I have always wondered how the typical round truck/trailer LED taillight would fit behind the round T-bird lenses. Some of these contain 15 to 18 LEDs and are really bright, especially on the brakes....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By bygrace
Ho-Lee-Cow. Very interesting website. Thanks....

Ho-Lee-Cow. Very interesting website. Thanks. I've got the fever now. Now I wanna find my block number. See what the rebuilder put together.
I never met the guy I bought it from so I never knew much...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By bygrace
I read the website you suggested. Thanks. I'm...

I read the website you suggested. Thanks. I'm going to look into that block number on the front corner. See what kind of mixture I have. Thanks again. Mike S
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-28-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By bygrace
Well well. I always wondered what engine that is....

Well well. I always wondered what engine that is. All I knew was 'obviously not original'. I was just doing a set of plugs and I remembered reading about those numbers here on the forum. I guess I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-28-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By bygrace
My motor numbers

My heads read: C8AEH. Does that mean 1968? Does the H mean anything? I only see four characters discussed on the forum. Thanks.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-28-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,207
Posted By bygrace
I went thru some of this when putting a Sanden...

I went thru some of this when putting a Sanden compressor on my wife's '60. Getting stuck between vendors recommendations and a motor that doesn't fit an expected standard. I can't help you with part...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-25-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By bygrace
Okay then. That cinches it. I need that whole...

Okay then. That cinches it. I need that whole part, even with the later trans. Thanks.
Actually, before the rebuild, the trans ran out (in rpm) in first and second no matter how light the throttle....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By bygrace
Oh, and no, it never has kicked-down right. I...

Oh, and no, it never has kicked-down right. I guess my simplest question is did the VM transmissions have the spring-operated linkage? Or is this non-'60 trans supposed to kick down differently?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By bygrace
Sorry. To clarify. It's the same trans before and...

Sorry. To clarify. It's the same trans before and after rebuild. Some model after '61. Just never had vacumn to the modulator until the rebuilder hooked it up.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By bygrace
CruiseOMaitc kickdown questions

My wife's 1960 coupe is (mechanically) non-original. I never researched the numbers, but the motor looked like a crate replacement, all blue, top to bottom. Runs great. When the trans needed a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By bygrace
Cool day today, and going to be hot later, so got...

Cool day today, and going to be hot later, so got new shoes in with the self-adjusters according to the tips and info (part #s) provided here. Probably got the most help from the pictures. Oops, AND...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-14-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By bygrace
Got all my parts, ready to go on the first cooler...

Got all my parts, ready to go on the first cooler day. Can't handle the heat so well at 77. (Years, not degrees).
Thanks. Because of you all I may not be 'going under' for adjustments.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By bygrace
Yeah, If all else fails, read the manual?...

Yeah, If all else fails, read the manual? :-)
Measuring what I got sounds like a good idea too. Strangely, Concourse specifically lists 11" for late '58 and all '59 fronts. 11&1/32 for 1960 and early...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By bygrace
Yeah, drums can be a pain. I'd like to do disks,...

Yeah, drums can be a pain. I'd like to do disks, esp since those scarebird pioneers worked out all the part numbers and rim tips. But not in the middle of 'driving season' when we want to be using...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By bygrace
True, true, Dean. That's just one more reason...

True, true, Dean. That's just one more reason there's so much on here about the disk brake conversion. Although I've never had much, if any, pulling problem. There's plenty good reasons to do the...
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