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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By joe1946
20MPG is very nice. Way to go. The best I have...

20MPG is very nice. Way to go. The best I have ever done was 17-18 in my 60. That was after a super tune on the factory carb. I've got a small vacume leak that I was told I should fix. It's got a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-17-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,790
Posted By joe1946
Sorry Hawkrod but it is a steel key. Sticks to a...

Sorry Hawkrod but it is a steel key. Sticks to a magnet and everything. He called it a back up key just in case the lock ever stuck again. You're right, it is stronger than a regular brass key and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,790
Posted By joe1946
The locksmith took all of about 8 minutes to get...

The locksmith took all of about 8 minutes to get the trunk open. There is a small piece of sheet metal that covers the tumblers and keeps dirt out. That's held in place by a wire spring. That had...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,206
Posted By joe1946
John, A question, that hole in the drivers side...

John,
A question, that hole in the drivers side fender by the windshield.Retractable antenna??
Thanks.
Joe
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-12-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By joe1946
I think PETROLHEAD has the right idea. Much...

I think PETROLHEAD has the right idea. Much easier than trying to talk the wife into it.
It sounds like funky locks are a common item.
Good luck.
Joe
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-11-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,790
Posted By joe1946
Thanks. The door locks don't work because the...

Thanks. The door locks don't work because the last owner helped prep it for paint and took the handles off. When reassembly time came around he couldn't figure out how the U shaped pieces went in. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,924
Posted By joe1946
Send me an Email at colbyhill@wildblue.net and...

Send me an Email at colbyhill@wildblue.net and I'll send you pictures with the caps and white walls. All on a platinum 60 HT. I really like the look and have only been caught once when some one asked...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,790
Posted By joe1946
Thanks for the help guys. I've never had any...

Thanks for the help guys. I've never had any trouble with it before so this was kind of a surprise. I'll try the up/down/left/right move. We'll see what happens. If I can't get it, my mechanic wants...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By joe1946
I hate to say it, but if your significent other...

I hate to say it, but if your significent other has a good sense of humor, put them in the trunk and hit it with the hose to be sure where the leak is. Otherwise, you've got to do time in the trunk...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,790
Posted By joe1946
Thanks guys, I'm not ready to try the slide...

Thanks guys, I'm not ready to try the slide hammer yet. That scares me!! Very nice paint on the car now!! I'm not sure if I've got enough extensions to make it. Anyone remember what size nuts those...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,790
Posted By joe1946
Trunk won't open!!

Is there an easy way to get at the trunk lock on a 60 HT?? I was at a show on Sunday and it started to rain, We threw all our stuff into the trunk very quickly and sat out the shower. I went to open...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 09-02-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
The boys(and girls) at Advanced Auto have been...

The boys(and girls) at Advanced Auto have been really good to me. The conversion kit is now on the way. I should have it by Thursday or Friday. I just hope already having the manual steering box...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 09-01-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
I started to look at all the parts that need to...

I started to look at all the parts that need to be changed over and got into the "Rare" listing. I'm going to try and cancel my order on the center link and order the conversion kit. The bank has...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-30-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
I'm not young any more either. I stumped Woodie...

I'm not young any more either. I stumped Woodie and he sent me on to other sites. I'm sure the parts are out there, it's down to whether or not I can afford them. I think it's time to take the Bird...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-30-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
Thank you very much. And I thought this was going...

Thank you very much. And I thought this was going to be easy. I've Emailed Woody to see if he can straighten me out on what I need and where to find it. Boy, am I upside down in this car now. Sound...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
I've found one part number for the drag link,...

I've found one part number for the drag link, power or manual. The only real difference that we can find so far is the steering ratio but how much different I can't figure out. Anyway I've ordered a...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
KULTULZ, I've got to assume there is a big...

KULTULZ, I've got to assume there is a big difference between boxes?? I'm going to save the power assist for someone else to screw with. I'm in too far on this one but have to keep going. I sure hope...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
That's just what I'm trying to do. I think all I...

That's just what I'm trying to do. I think all I need now is the manual center link and I'm home free. Any ideas for a source??
Thanks.
Joe
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
The ongoing saga of power assist steering. I...

The ongoing saga of power assist steering. I didn't rebuild, we found a rebuilt box and it helped the steering a lot. On main roads it feels fine but on back roads it feels strange like it wants to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By joe1946
Thanks guys. There always seems to be something...

Thanks guys. There always seems to be something but the old girl is well worth it.
Time to get the credit card out again.
Thanks.
Joe
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By joe1946
leaking bird

I washed my 60 Bird hardtop today and noticed the rubber mats on the front floor were wet on both sides under the dog leg. Is there supposed to be a gasket on the front of the door that would stop...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
Hi All, I found a steering box through Advanced...

Hi All,
I found a steering box through Advanced Auto. The only problem is it's manual steering. I'm hoping I can change over to manual from the power assist. Has anyone ever done this or have any...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
Would the Fairlane be close enough to the square...

Would the Fairlane be close enough to the square bird so my Bird manual woud give me a pretty good idea on how it came out?
Thanks.
Joe
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
Does anyone have a detailed description on how...

Does anyone have a detailed description on how the steering box comes out?? My mechanic offered to come over to my place and help me do it but I don't want to think what it's gonna cost.
Any help...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By joe1946
Bart, His name is Randle Meyer. His site is...

Bart, His name is Randle Meyer. His site is strangerssite.com. His address is:
Precision Products
24165 IH-10 West
Suite 217-282
San Antonio, TX 78257-1159
His site pretty much explains what he does...
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