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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted Yesterday, 06:14 PM
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Posted By vernz
1959 J code coup for sale

Here was the plan - Retire and have all this time to work on my old cars. I did the retirement part, but there always seems to be something in the way of working on my cars. So it is time to move...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 78
Posted By vernz
Thanks John, you confirmed what I believe. The...

Thanks John, you confirmed what I believe. The car owner went to the effort to have all the inspection stickers and stamps placed in the right places yet painted the top the wrong color. Odd...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2018, 04:32 PM
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Posted By vernz
Thanks Ray, I had gone to those sites and that...

Thanks Ray,


I had gone to those sites and that is what resulted in my question. The two tone codes all are two letters with the second letter being the top color. They do not even list a H color...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 78
Posted By vernz
57 color code question

I'm new to the world of little birds (have 59 and 60 squarebirds) and am looking to take a leap into the world of little birds. Today I looked at a gorgeous 57. I could not find a single flaw of...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-06-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By vernz
What ac parts does he need? My 59 430 had air...

What ac parts does he need? My 59 430 had air factory installed but the compressor, and more importantly, bracket for the compressor were missing. I eventually found a bracket in Texas. If that is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By vernz
John, I have a 60 Golde top J code that came out...

John, I have a 60 Golde top J code that came out of California. When I went to register it in NY, I discovered that the title had one wrong digit in the number. I was expecting quite an issue to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By vernz
Thanks a ton for all the responses. I had not...

Thanks a ton for all the responses. I had not seen the picture of the so called data plate (that was on my list of questions). To me, that replacement plate is a deal killer. I also was not aware...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By vernz
I know that is not a true VIN. I believe it is...

I know that is not a true VIN. I believe it is their stock number that they call a "VIN".


Vern
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By vernz
Any information on a dealer?

I am drooling over a 1959 Thunderbird convertible in Flamingo Pink with White interior. The car is at Gateway Classics and is located in their St. Louis Showroom. Their "VIN" number is GCCSTL7721. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By vernz
Length of front brake hoses?

I'm continuing replacing the brake system on my 1960 Thunderbird and noticed that the new front rubber brake lines are about an inch shorter than the existing lines (the existing lines are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By vernz
OK, so I can get the springs from a 55-57, but I...

OK, so I can get the springs from a 55-57, but I am installing self adjuster mechanisms from a 61 and the diagram for that installation does not show the spring. I think the spring would still fit,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By vernz
Thanks John. I was wondering if that spring was...

Thanks John. I was wondering if that spring was really necessary.

Vern
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By vernz
Carl is correct. I need that secondary spring...

Carl is correct. I need that secondary spring that goes from shoe to shoe below the wheel cylinder. I looked at all the parts places and rock auto with no luck. If you look in the 1960 shop manual...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By vernz
need help finding a brake spring

1960 Thunderbird with original drum brakes. I pulled the drum on the front left wheel today for my complete brake replacement project. Lo and behold I found a broken lower retracting spring. For...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By vernz
I'd be very surprised if I don't have the...

I'd be very surprised if I don't have the original master cylinder in my 60. It does have factory A/C and power brakes along with a 1" bore MC. One of the T-bird parts houses I looked at while...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By vernz
Need help picking proper brake master cylinder rebuild kit

I finally got around to attempting to install a master cylinder rebuild kit that I bought a year ago or so and, lo and behold, it does not fit. This is in a 1960 Thunderbird with factory a/c and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By vernz
Thanks Carl! I'll be rebuilding the master...

Thanks Carl! I'll be rebuilding the master cylinder so I'll be sure to look for the filter and ensure the pushrod is properly adjusted. If I remember correctly, there are maximum and minimum values...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-10-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By vernz
Brakes heat, then no pedal free play?

My 59 Thunderbird with original power brakes and a/c loses pedal free play after the brakes heat up. When I get back in the car after driving about 10 miles, then letting the car sit, there will be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-09-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By vernz
Thanks for the replies. I think I will stick...

Thanks for the replies. I think I will stick with DOT 3. My main interest is DOT 5 was the fact that it is NOT hygroscopic, however I did not think about condensation in the master cylinder which...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-09-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By vernz
DOT 3 to DOT 5 conversion

I'm finally doing some work on my 1960 brakes. I'm going to install rebuild kits on all wheel cylinders and the master cylinder. I'm thinking of converting from DOT 3 to DOT 5 silicone fluid when I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-14-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,623
Posted By vernz
amazing old junkyard

There is an auto salvage yard about 10 miles from my house that I used to drive by every day on the way to work. I never payed much attention to it because all I could see were late model cars. The...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 03-15-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,379
Posted By vernz
Not only do I remember the ridge reamer, I have...

Not only do I remember the ridge reamer, I have one!

Vern
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-01-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By vernz
That would also fit the 430, right? Vern

That would also fit the 430, right?

Vern
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By vernz
My rebuild kit is from Raybestos (#MK208) and...

My rebuild kit is from Raybestos (#MK208) and included both the bumper and valve seat. The bumper is .483 diameter x .128 thick. Additionally, there is a hole, approximately .045, at the edge. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,137
Posted By vernz
Let me add that you need to make sure insulation...

Let me add that you need to make sure insulation on the internal wire between field windings is intact. My generator failed because the through bolt that holds the generator together chaffed through...
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