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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-04-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By Charles Nix
expansion tank

Just what I needed to know. Thanks for the quick reply.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By Charles Nix
removal of expansion tank

If anyone has removed their expansion tank for repair, I am looking for the best way to do it. Looks like to me the bracket bolts are hard to get to. Does the front belt and pulley have to be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,612
Posted By Charles Nix
running hot-check timing

Started my problem solving last year by having the radiator rodded out to ensure it had good flow. The overheating problem persisted, so I put a shroud and 6 blade fan (with fan spacer) from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By Charles Nix
Brke problems

Just went through the same thing with mine after replaceing a leaking master cylinder. The brake pedal rod was out of adjustment.......corrected the probelm by shimming the master cylinder away from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By Charles Nix
Brake problem finally fixed

It dawned on me this morning that I might be able to get brake rod clearance by shimming the master cylinder away from the fire wall. After putting a 1/8 " thick washer behind each stud and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By Charles Nix
Disc brake conversion

Thanks.........will definitely do.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By Charles Nix
adjusting brake push rod

After reading up on how to make the adjustment on the brake push rod, it appears that it's quite an ordeal just to get to the cam bolt. Is it easier to do than the shop manual makes it appear? I'm...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By Charles Nix
brakes still locking up

Well.................thought I had the problem solved, but not so. Brakes still locking up. Thanks to Dave's explaination, it now makes sense to me that the brake pedal rod must be pushing on the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By Charles Nix
Brake problem fixed

Thanks for the advise. After your response, I checked the front wheels when the brakes were hot, and the wheels would hardly turn. I adjusted the shoes and that fixed the problem. The mechanic (?)...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,272
Posted By Charles Nix
Seat Foam WAY too big

I recently reupholstered my front and rear seats and could not believe how much too large the seat foam was - especially the two front seat sets. Ended up having to cut the front foms pieces (both...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By Charles Nix
Brake problems - 60 Bird

I recently had a new master Cylinder installed (old one was leaking into the cabin). After bleeding the system, I have much better braking until the brakes get hot, but once hot, the brake pedal...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-31-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By Charles Nix
carpet replacement

I got some sticky foil back insulation at the DFW Swap meet last weekend to put down under the carpet. Thanks for the info. on Rockauto, but have already purchased carpet and reuphostery kit.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-25-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By Charles Nix
removing console

Thanks......your input was very helpful. The seats are out and the carpet partially peeled back in front. I'm happy to report that front floor pans are 98% rust free. Hope I don't find any mouse...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-23-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By Charles Nix
remove center console - 60 bird

Has anyone removed the center console before on a 60 hardtop? I see screws along the sides above the chrome strip, but was wondering where other hidden screws were located. Any help would be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-15-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 29,914
Posted By Charles Nix
Air shocks - NO!

I have them on mine, and the ride is terrible - stiff and bouncy. That's why I posted this thread. A mechanic I know says he can insert a 1" aluminum block bolted to the body and through the rear...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 29,914
Posted By Charles Nix
Sagging

Will do.......thanks.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By Charles Nix
overheating

Got it.........thanks.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By Charles Nix
Glass etching and buffing

I was told by a glass company in Dallas that there is no way to buff out etching/markings in window glass effectively. They said that what is on the market now just fills the marks with polimer, and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By Charles Nix
Overheating

What I settled on was a mixture of 70% distilled water and 30% coolant along with a bottle of water wetter. I installed a temperature quage and she's running at 162 degrees. But, it's definitely not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 29,914
Posted By Charles Nix
Sagging rear end & Shock Absorbers

Any thoughts on how best to raise sagging rear end on 60 H.T. about 1 to 1.5 inches?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By Charles Nix
60 front windshield

Does the Ranchero front windshield fit the T-Bird? I have a 60 model with scratches on the windshiel from the wiper arms being run with no blades. Has anyone had success getting scratches buffed...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-04-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By Charles Nix
gaskets

My 60 is in the paint shop, too. I just delivered to my painter last week two new bomb sights for the front fenders and a new driver's side mirror. The mirror came with a gasket, but not the bomb...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-04-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By Charles Nix
coolant advice needed - 60 T-Bird

Is it ok to run distilled water and water wetter (half and half)? I have read that this will cool better than using coolant and distilled water. I'm looking for maximum cooling for the upcoming...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,725
Posted By Charles Nix
Problem solved -envalve installed

I ran across a product on the internet called a "envalve". It replaces the PCV valve and was guaranteed to stop blowby (my car engine had been converted to a open PCV system before I bought it). ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-30-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By Charles Nix
Thanks for the help.

Thanks for the help.
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