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Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion Today, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By byersmtrco
Most of the late model veh's that (come...

Most of the late model veh's that (come with)
rear disc have a small drum cast into the back side
of the rear rotor. They use an expanding rear band.

I agree though with the rear drum statement.
The...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By byersmtrco
Speaking of Hoses

I have the 61 up "ribbed" style surge tank.
I think the upr hose dia is different. If I just
get a Gates hose for a 62 TBird or full size
Ford or Merc, I should be fine right?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 8,259
Posted By byersmtrco
I think just the one on the wtr/pump could use...

I think just the one on the wtr/pump could use the 90 Deg.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 8,259
Posted By byersmtrco
Gates makes lengths of htr/hose (5/8 & 3/4) with...

Gates makes lengths of htr/hose (5/8 & 3/4) with a
90 deg bend on one end. Makes it nice on the Eng end.
Cut to length from there.
I'm going to do that when I run new belts & hoses.
Down the list a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-23-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By byersmtrco
Years ago, a buddy of mine had a 69 Super...

Years ago, a buddy of mine had a 69 Super Bee.
383 4 sp car. he wound up putting a 440 with Automatic
in it. We bought an early Mustang floor shifter from the
flea market. $5.00 . . . Worked perfect....
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-19-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By byersmtrco
I know this is an older thread, but if you...

I know this is an older thread, but if you still
need asst on this, talk to Henry @ Ace Automotive
in Santa Clara (Used to be Ace Fuel). They're right
by the San Jose airport.
Anything old Ford...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By byersmtrco
Thumbs up The shroud & a 6 or 7 blade will do it. You won't...

The shroud & a 6 or 7 blade will do it.
You won't need elec
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By byersmtrco
Correct; For example # 3517 would mean the manif...

Correct;
For example # 3517
would mean the manif date is the 35th week of 2017.
Its right by the DOT # that they register
when you buy the tire.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By byersmtrco
Thanks for that. Yeah, we've been lucky with the...

Thanks for that.
Yeah, we've been lucky with the elec part. It has only not worked once in 58 yrs. And I am TOO familiar with the procedure to get the lid open. On a 60, you go thru the rear wheel...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By byersmtrco
Chevy's are easier, but NOT cheaper. Not any...

Chevy's are easier, but NOT cheaper. Not any more.
Anymore it's LS,LS,LS !! Put an LS motor in it.
It IS a good engine though.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By byersmtrco
The shroud makes a HUGE difference. !!!!!!! It...

The shroud makes a HUGE difference. !!!!!!!
It would be REALLY cool to find a metal shroud off a full size Ford or Merc. It would look more orig AND fit better. There's about a 1" gap on the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By byersmtrco
That's some good knowledge there (re; the tire...

That's some good knowledge there (re; the tire machine)

I've been running the Cooper Trendsetters. Good tire, made in the good ol' USofA. Problem is, mine are old now. It's a 3/4" whitewall. But the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By byersmtrco
Years (Decades) ago, my dad ran the...

Years (Decades) ago, my dad ran the Michelin's
with the pinstripe white wall. I would LOVE to
find something like that.

Re; the picture of the bubble; Those "things" weren't on my car. They were...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By byersmtrco
Oh . . . I have a 4 row core

Oh . . . I have a 4 row core
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By byersmtrco
I run a 7-blade flex (Hayden I believe 18") with...

I run a 7-blade flex (Hayden I believe 18")
with a shroud. It will run out of gas before it will
over heat
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By byersmtrco
Agreed to all. The more I try to simplify...

Agreed to all.

The more I try to simplify things, the more complicated they get.
Typical old car right?

I've been going thru some serious . . . . Stuff lately (getting separated soon . . . blah...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By byersmtrco
Not gonna say anything about Cokers- But I would...

Not gonna say anything
about Cokers- But I would go another
route
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By byersmtrco
Thanks for the input. I saw some latches on...

Thanks for the input.

I saw some latches on ebay.
They looked like that video (No solenoids)
Maybe they were just missing. So I'm wondering,
with a 58 or 59, if those solenoids don't work how do...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By byersmtrco
Yet (another) 59 Convt Question

Hey all,

So, I'm watching this video.
Nice car BTW (I don't like the black top
on the white - But that's me)

My question is . . . At about 3:00 into the video
and they show the inside of the deck...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By byersmtrco
Can those latches be made to operate manually?...

Can those latches be made to operate
manually? Cable operated like the hood?
I know it would take some fab work, (making
cables etc)
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 06-25-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By byersmtrco
I didn't get a PM. My wk # is 925 828 8251...

I didn't get a PM.

My wk # is 925 828 8251 (830-530 Wkdays)

Cell 408 309 4944
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 06-22-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By byersmtrco
That's what I want. My electrical still works....

That's what I want.
My electrical still works. The deck unlocks,
and if I raise the lid manually (takes 2 men & a mule)
the tray will flip. Just no hyd power. I have a new
FoMoCo motor. When it was...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 06-20-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By byersmtrco
WTB 58-59 D/Lid Supts

Looking for 58-59 T/B style D/lid
lifts or supports. The spring loaded
canisters that hold the lid up.

I need them for temporary replacement
to use on my 60 (until I can get the top
working again)...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-14-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By byersmtrco
Thumbs up It would be cool if they had a cable release too,...

It would be cool if they had a cable
release too, like the hood as a backup.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-14-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 8,259
Posted By byersmtrco
There's one in the steering column under the...

There's one in the steering column under the hood.
Don't forget that one
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