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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-26-2005, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,255
Posted By flamingo 59
Fuel Line and Tank replacement

I have an old, bent up, clogged fuel line on my '59. The tank is original, rusty, and has leaks. Time to replace both. I have ordered and recieved my new stainless steel fuel line. I'm just now...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2005, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By flamingo 59
Still dying

Here's the problem im still having with my '59:

The car usually starts right up and idles a little high until the engine warms up, then purrs like a kitten. After about 10 mins of driving (on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2005, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,307
Posted By flamingo 59
Fuel line

Ok. Heres the problem im running into:
My bird will start and idle just fine. But if i try to drive anywhere, it seems like i get between about 2 and 4 miles, and it starts cutting out, and dies. No...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2005, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,135
Posted By flamingo 59
new radio wiring

Hey everybody, I just started installing my new radio/ cd player in my squarebird. The connection I used first to power it was the one going to the light in the SelectAire switchpanel. So, the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-30-2005, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,846
Posted By flamingo 59
The Squarebird Society

This sticker was on my old cracked windshield when I bought my car, but I have never heard of such an organization. Just thought I'd share. I wish there was some way to reproduce this thing so I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-29-2005, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: Help me fix my electrical! =(

Just wanted to say thanx again guys. She cranks up every time now!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-29-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: Oil Pan Removal

WOW. I logged on to make the exact same post, so yeah dont feel like an idiot!
Its become time for mine to have a new oilpan. My engine also wont seem to clear, and the whole car lifts. So I will...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2005, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By flamingo 59
Help me fix my electrical! =(

Alright here's what I've done w/ my electrical system on my 59:
- Rebuilt generator.
- Rebuilt starter.
- New starter solenoid.
- Brand new voltage reg.
- New res. coil.
- New plugs/wires.
- 1 year...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-27-2005, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: vinyl paint/still searching

I saw many colors of vinyl paint at my local Advance Auto parts store the other day. If you dont have an advance, you might try Autozone.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-27-2005, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: chrome wire wheels

Im definetely no expert here, but for your chrome, you might try some very fine steel wool to get that rust off. Its worked quite well on a few rusty pieces Ive had.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-26-2005, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,555
Posted By flamingo 59
Horn?!

What are some possible causes of my horn not working? I need this to pass inspection, but I have no idea where to start. Any help would be appreciated..
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-06-2005, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: electric windows

Alright, I had some success with my motors. Three out of four ain't bad. All I did was take them out, run them until they were warmed up, and then they would go both directions. Re-installed them and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-03-2005, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By flamingo 59
electric windows

Ive managed to only get the driver's side front electric window on my '59 to go up and down correctly. ALL 3 others will go down easily, but will not raise back up when the switch is flipped. I can...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-12-2005, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,018
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: WIper Motor vacum line routing

I also have a question. On my car, Ive discovered two vaccuum lines that have been cut. These are the two that come out of the firewall about 5 inches from the hood latches on each side. Should this...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,291
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: Generator problems or maybe not.........

Well I think its normal for your GEN light to lightly flash at idle (mine does), but I'm not sure about it going off when driving. Mine usually goes off as soon as I raise the rpm even a little. I've...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: Electrical Failures

Alright then, assuming there is no continuity in the wire, how would one go about resetting that circuit breaker?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-30-2005, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By flamingo 59
Wiper Motor

Pretty much the last thing I have left until I can get my car inspected is to get the windshield wipers working properly. The problem I seem to have is that when I turn the knob, the wipers will move...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-30-2005, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: Electrical Failures

Alexander, that helps a lot. Could you tell me what I should do with the circuit breaker that would get power to my windows/seats? The wire itself looks fine except for the one exposed part.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2005, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: Electrical Failures

Ok. The wire that is worn is red with a blue stripe. There are only two wires going to the window switches which have wire connectors (blue) on them. It was one of those. It leads to the front past...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-28-2005, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By flamingo 59
Electrical Failures

Hello squarebirders, been awhile since Ive been around but I have gotten a LOT done to my bird. She got new goodyears for X-mas and I bought a temporary permit to drive it.

While cleaning some...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-22-2004, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: What size tires/ wheels?

Thanks guys, I have access to some 15 in. mustang wheels that I'll try . Now I am wondering about tire dimensions. I want my bird to have good ride height, but at the same time i dont want the front...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2004, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,519
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: sloppy shifting

This is a great thread. Thanks for all the info. guys. My squarebird has the exact same problems with the loose shifting. One interesting thing Ive learned about my car is that, if the shifting lever...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2004, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By flamingo 59
What size tires/ wheels?

Just wondering what size tires you guys have on your squarebirds. Mine has these dinky 14-inch wheels on it. I really want to move up to 15-inches, but I'm not sure if the bolt patterns would be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2004, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,678
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: quick Carb question.

I have had trouble with my carburetor like you wouldnt believe. First, its a Carter, not the autolite. So i took it into the local carb shop, its been 6 weeks and theyre telling me it could only last...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2004, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,086
Posted By flamingo 59
RE: The Rambling Restoration Thread

Yeah I noticed that all of them said Holley 4 - barrel, so that doesnt help. So I guess what I need to know is are there any distinguishing physical characteristics of the 430 engine that could help...
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