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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-14-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Dakota Boy
Get the heavier front sway bar for your car if...

Get the heavier front sway bar for your car if you don't like the "boat on the water" feel of it. It does help.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-14-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Dakota Boy
Hew Scumdog, what temps are you seeing on your...

Hew Scumdog, what temps are you seeing on your gauge?

I also have a C6; a 2800-3000 stall converter, and a trans cooler in front of the radiator that is about the same size as yours.

I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Dakota Boy
lighted ash tray. The height of luxury in 1959

lighted ash tray. The height of luxury in 1959
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-08-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Dakota Boy
my front end height didn't seem to change when I...

my front end height didn't seem to change when I put in the new springs; maybe mine weren't bad, but they definitely looked old.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-07-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Dakota Boy
yours look fine; there is a raised ridge that...

yours look fine; there is a raised ridge that stops them from being pressed in further.

I don't recall any shims being on my car either.

That plate on top of your springs sounds like someone...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-05-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Dakota Boy
Eastwood sells a kit. I didn't have the...

Eastwood sells a kit. I didn't have the patience for it. The old glass is very hard.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By Dakota Boy
My C-shaped piece had a worn area on it from...

My C-shaped piece had a worn area on it from years of use. I flipped the piece over to the other un-worn side, and the canceling function worked better. If you watch how it works, I suppose a few...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,213
Posted By Dakota Boy
someone had put a couple of those plastic spring...

someone had put a couple of those plastic spring "helpers" on my car's original front coils at some point in the past. I replaced the coils with new ones several winters ago.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Dakota Boy
C6 transmission. the shifter comes with a...

C6 transmission. the shifter comes with a cable which is attached to the shift arm on the transmission. Gear indicator was lost, and I don't really care about that anyways. I made a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Dakota Boy
You'll have to make a hole in the console for it....

You'll have to make a hole in the console for it. The shifter I have is a Hurst V-matic 2.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Dakota Boy
you might need a longer pushrod. I needed a...

you might need a longer pushrod. I needed a longer one when I got rid of the original master cylinder and went to a dual master.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Dakota Boy
My car has rear wheel openings that were taken...

My car has rear wheel openings that were taken from a 1962 Chevy C60's front fenders. That might be sacrilege.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Dakota Boy
Check your oil pan to see if the steering linkage...

Check your oil pan to see if the steering linkage has been rubbing on it....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Dakota Boy
try looking at Kanter.com for all of this.

try looking at Kanter.com for all of this.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,074
Posted By Dakota Boy
try...

try these:
http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/Tbird1.htm
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By Dakota Boy
^^ where there's a will, there's a way ^^ :D

^^ where there's a will, there's a way ^^ :D
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By Dakota Boy
1. Center your wheels/steering wheel so the car...

1. Center your wheels/steering wheel so the car would be going straight, if it was moving. 2. Now pull your steering wheel and position the C-shaped cancelling cam open end to be facing 9 o'clock....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Dakota Boy
All good information guys. thanks- My...

All good information guys.

thanks-

My friend may be joining the site soon. He also has a square' that he is working on.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Dakota Boy
1954 Lincoln; question regarding 12volt conversion

I know this is in the wrong category, but the 58-60 section gets the most attention here....

A friend of mine is converting a '54 Lincoln from 6-volt to 12-volt, but is wondering how to deal with...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,952
Posted By Dakota Boy
I cut open the old radiator today. I suppose...

I cut open the old radiator today. I suppose its condition is average for a 59-year-old radiator. Photos attached. The transmision cooler construction was not what I was expecting to see. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,952
Posted By Dakota Boy
I have an external trans cooler; not in the...

I have an external trans cooler; not in the radiator itself.

As far as the A/C thing goes; I will say the new one does not sit any further out towards the front of the car. The 4-row version is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,952
Posted By Dakota Boy
old radiator = going down the interstate at...

old radiator = going down the interstate at 75mph/3000rpm the temp was 200-205 F.

New one under the same conditions = 160 F. (Thermostat is a 160)

I am going to cut the tanks off the old...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,952
Posted By Dakota Boy
So.... I have installed the new radiator and took...

So.... I have installed the new radiator and took a test ride today. Now I have all the cooling capacity in the world; or so it seems.

Anyone considering one of these for their own Square'...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,661
Posted By Dakota Boy
your axles have 28 splines

your axles have 28 splines
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-03-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,952
Posted By Dakota Boy
I called them on the phone during west coast...

I called them on the phone during west coast business hours. Be prepared to pay another 70 for shipping. Then wait 2-3 weeks for it to be built.
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