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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 02:43 AM
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Posted By Tbird1044
I know this is really basic, but have you tried...

I know this is really basic, but have you tried greasing the ball joints and then work them back and forth a few times?
Who was the manufacturer of the ball joints? I read several posts on line...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 73
Posted By Tbird1044
Johnny: Your comments about taking a long time...

Johnny:
Your comments about taking a long time crank and next day would not start concern me. It almost sounds like your battery could be low or weak causing low voltage to the Pertronix and no...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Tbird1044
I've gone through most of the same changes as you...

I've gone through most of the same changes as you did, however, I bought one of the aftermarket fan shrouds. I changed the location of the flex fan accordingly to optimize cooling. It seems to do...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Tbird1044
I looked at my car (1960) to check the sail panel...

I looked at my car (1960) to check the sail panel moldings and found that they must have made a change, as my panel molding just extends flat behind the drip rail molding. The repos worked fine for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-07-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Tbird1044
I can so relate to this post. Nyles

I can so relate to this post.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-07-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Tbird1044
I'm not 100% sure of what your are looking for. ...

I'm not 100% sure of what your are looking for. I had some pics of my hood latch, but they don't show the cable retaining clips.
As I recall, the hood cables are the same cables used for your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-05-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Tbird1044
I used the MA 739's and they work great. I'll...

I used the MA 739's and they work great. I'll attach a spec sheet that compares them to the standard shock. Very close.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-03-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Tbird1044
Mine look a little different, as there was a...

Mine look a little different, as there was a channel for the kick panel to slip into, but they are definitely the same shape.
Nyles
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-01-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Tbird1044
Great set of pics. Looks like it was a great day...

Great set of pics. Looks like it was a great day for cruising.
Nyles
Forum: Our Rides 05-25-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By Tbird1044
Memorial Day Cruise

Anybody going for a cruise in the Bird on the Holiday? If so, hope to see some nice pictures.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Tbird1044
Dean: I has some similar issues and finally...

Dean:
I has some similar issues and finally figured out I had the wrong sending unit. Bought another one and things worked fine.
I did check the sending unit when it was out of the gas tank by...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Tbird1044
Russ: Just as a side note, at the top of the...

Russ:
Just as a side note, at the top of the window channel by the vent wing, is a small nylon bushing to guide the window in the up position. I've seen these nylon bushings break, which exposes a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Tbird1044
You're testing my memory, but here goes: 1. ...

You're testing my memory, but here goes:
1. Lower the window until can get to the bottom roller tracks and rollers on the bottom of the window frame.
2. Remove the clip that is attached to the pin...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Tbird1044
Are you replacing all of the glass or just...

Are you replacing all of the glass or just certain pieces? Door glass and 1/4 windows are one thing, and the windshield and rear window are totally different. The 1/4 windows are the ones that will...
Forum: Our Rides 05-09-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Tbird1044
Nice Ride

Took the TBird out for a drive on a beautiful California day. Headed down to Huntington Beach and then on to Balboa Island. Car ran great as the temp was in the low 70s. Still gets a little warm...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By Tbird1044
I would definitely look at the dip stick tube and...

I would definitely look at the dip stick tube and also the connection to the pan.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By Tbird1044
Is the trans leaking all the time or only when...

Is the trans leaking all the time or only when running and you have pressure on the lines?
If you paid to have the cooler lines replaced, I'd probably take it back, put it up on a hoist, clean the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-23-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Tbird1044
Chris: I don't have any dimensions, but I did...

Chris:
I don't have any dimensions, but I did find some pictures of the gas pedal bolted in. These may be enough to get you close to the original mounting. It looks like there were nuts welded to...
Forum: Events 04-20-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By Tbird1044
2018 Fords Forever

Here is a link to the 2018 Fords Forever car show at Knotts Berry Farm in So....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Tbird1044
In the TRL, there is FOMOCO instruction to...

In the TRL, there is FOMOCO instruction to install factory air conditioning in a car. There are some good drawings that may help you. If you haven't looked at it, it may be worth...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Tbird1044
First of all, are you 100% sure it is the motor? ...

First of all, are you 100% sure it is the motor? I think I posted a procedure to check the motors by connecting directly to battery voltage. I have found that the majority of problems is with the...
Forum: Our Rides 03-27-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Tbird1044
Here's a picture of a partially painted bumper,...

Here's a picture of a partially painted bumper, color matched to the car. I thought it looked great.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Tbird1044
I put 15 X 6 spoke rims with 225 X 75 X 15 tires...

I put 15 X 6 spoke rims with 225 X 75 X 15 tires on mine. There are 2 things I found:
1. The wheels and tires clear the fender skirts with no problems, but to get the tire on and off, I need to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Tbird1044
I'll post a picture of the back of the dash just...

I'll post a picture of the back of the dash just for clarification. Not sure it will help at all. The bulb for the ign switch/light switch is directly above the ign switch so it seems reasonable it...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-21-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Tbird1044
History of the Ford T-Bird

Found this listed in a Hemmings email: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/03/21/recommended-reading-thunderbirds-an-illustrated-history-of-the-ford-t-bird/?refer=hccweekly

Looks like the book could...
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