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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Deanj
I love those stories. I saw someone in...

I love those stories. I saw someone in Squarebird Forum used some "Hi-temp Lab Metal" as a sealer.

My guy used a metal gasket which he's warranteed for a year as a matter of everything he did. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Deanj
My shop reported that the auto machine shop...

My shop reported that the auto machine shop milled it twice to get it flat. My mechanic said the correct bolt torque wouldn't seal the leak. Is the problem in the heads?

I assume the bushing you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Deanj
ABS has the booster part # 9787. It,s everything...

ABS has the booster part # 9787. It,s everything but the porportion valve. Designed for Squarebird.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Deanj
Job is finisned. Exhaust good, but milling the...

Job is finisned. Exhaust good, but milling the warped exhaust manifold didnít remedy the leak. It still needed a gasket.

Brake lines replaced and good as transmission lines.

Transmission...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-16-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Deanj
Well of course John. I just like having things...

Well of course John. I just like having things work.

It's the same reason I installed windshield washers, power brakes, an alternator, a locking glove box, etc.

I got one instrument light by...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-16-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Deanj
New Exhaust, too

My shop "almost" got the new exhaust finished save for an exhaust manifold leak. There's nothing that defeats a new exhaust system than an exhaust manifold leak. Now I can tell it was on the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-13-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Deanj
Why is that? If it's a cover not intended for...

Why is that? If it's a cover not intended for the elements, then you screwed up. You need a body man's opinion. If the cover affords protection from the elements, then the thing speaks for...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-13-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Deanj
Present a claim to the car cover manufacturer...

Present a claim to the car cover manufacturer and/or seller. both the seller and manufacturer are on the line. There are 3 warranties with every product: Express, Implied warranty of fitness, and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 799
Posted By Deanj
May I say I installed a mild performance cam on a...

May I say I installed a mild performance cam on a Chevy 350 over 20 years ago. It made the worst noise I ever heard while breaking in, and then the noise disappeared and everything was fine. It...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-08-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Deanj
Fuel Pump Vacuum Pass-through

Is the 352 fuel pump vacuum line a pass-through to the defunct wiper system? I had connected the power brake booster to this vacuum source on the passenger side of the engine. Would there be any...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-07-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Deanj
Brake Hose Surprise

Frozen and fragile. That's really what we're dealing with on 50 plus year old cars. I've conceded the outcome on four projects I start on my 1960 Thunderbird. 1 in 4 projects work perfect, 2 in 4...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-07-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Deanj
Roger that, and I would like to convert my 1960. ...

Roger that, and I would like to convert my 1960. I've been using the old vacuum windshield wiper line as the vacuum source for my PB booster. So I can find a new source for the brakes and use this...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-03-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
Almost completed the Big 3. Engine already...

Almost completed the Big 3. Engine already grounded to the chassis-thatís the factory ground. Used 4 gauge wire with an 80 amp buss fuse in an ANL fuse holder to complete the alternator output, then...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-02-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,137
Posted By Deanj
I believe the backspacing on a 14" wheel is 4". ...

I believe the backspacing on a 14" wheel is 4". Check out this wheel site: https://www.wheel-size.com/size/ford/thunderbird/1962/

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-30-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
Where might I might run the rear ground bolt to...

Where might I might run the rear ground bolt to beside all the way to the fender? The battery ground? That seems circular.

Beside switching to an ANL fuse holder, what change exactly are you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-30-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
Dave, I thought John said the small red wire...

Dave, I thought John said the small red wire could be attached to the rear output terminal. Would that serve as extra protection since it isn't fused my way?

But isn't the battery ground to the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
Which ground wire? The battery ground is...

Which ground wire? The battery ground is attached to the rear of the alternator mount bolt just like it grounded to the generator. The alternator, I assumed, grounds on its own mounting. I didn’t...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
I know during the 6 miles I drove with the bad...

I know during the 6 miles I drove with the bad regulator I turned everything on. When I checked the alternator the next day it read 18+ and 17+ volts with everything on but the brake lights.

My...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
There's only one other wire to consider since...

There's only one other wire to consider since there's 3 wires. 2 hot going to the solenoid, and one white going to ? I believe I attached that to the yellow wire that goes to the GEN light. That...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
John, it's a 63 amp 10si. Coincidental because I...

John, it's a 63 amp 10si. Coincidental because I was just thinking I could have attached the red battery wire to the rear "bat" terminal. I just connected it to the existing wire at the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
Dave, I'll send what I have. But...The...

Dave, I'll send what I have.

But...The positive battery cable is connected to the front post of the solenoid. The fused 4 ga wire connects from the rear alternator "bat" terminal to the front...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-28-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
Surprise! OíReillys lifetime warranted the...

Surprise! OíReillys lifetime warranted the alternator. I still had to find a longer standard belt tensioning bolt, and drill the case so the old generator bolt would pass through the case to the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-27-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Deanj
Internal Voltage Regulator

One thing after another.

I converted my car to an alternator 2 years ago. After driving 10 miles and returning home yesterday, my '60 Hardtop's GEN light came on bright as day. I shut the engine...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Deanj
I use Type F automatic transmission fluid in PS. ...

I use Type F automatic transmission fluid in PS. Motorcraft recommends this in Ford transmissions built before 1996 and for PS.

You might check how clean the fluid is. My reservoir doesn't have a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Deanj
That's a great question Ken. I can say there...

That's a great question Ken. I can say there doesn't seem enough illumination in the first place and I have an alternator. My cigar lighter and wiper aren't that bright with a new bulb in place. ...
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