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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 420
Posted By DKheld
Wow - now my Cokers aren't that bad. I don't...

Wow - now my Cokers aren't that bad. I don't like the handling as well as the DB's but I feel I can drive the car without worry.

Yes - the tires had to be mounted whitewall side first by hand then...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By DKheld
I see you have a '59 - must have changed a little...

I see you have a '59 - must have changed a little bit in '60 - my owners manual shows the temp and fuel gauge on p 12.

I'm thinking you are referring to the vents on either side of the passenger...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By DKheld
You guys are running cool.... Was about 90 deg...

You guys are running cool....

Was about 90 deg here late last week and high humidity. Temp stayed around the M in temp most of the 40 min ride. Sitting in the driveway afterwards the gauge went to...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-16-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By DKheld
Chris, I have too many hobbies - way too many....

Chris,

I have too many hobbies - way too many. Among other things I tinker around with old pinball machines. They have solenoids for many things like flippers, ball eject, etc probably similar to...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-15-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,877
Posted By DKheld
Hut 1, Hut 2, Hike! Oh no - Hazzard is down at...

Hut 1, Hut 2, Hike!
Oh no - Hazzard is down at the 45 yard line and Terri is gong to score.
No wait - Hazzard is back up and cuts her off at the 40.
I think Terri got a first down though -...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 420
Posted By DKheld
Yeah - I'd get some new ones. Only had 15K miles...

Yeah - I'd get some new ones. Only had 15K miles or so on mine when the one broke the belt - the tires looked almost new but I replaced them all since they were all 10 years old.

With yours at 14...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,025
Posted By DKheld
That's really similar to the problem I ran into...

That's really similar to the problem I ran into with the Granada calipers. The OEM Granada hose stuck out toward the upper spring perch and I was afraid that the first time the suspension had a good...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-13-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By DKheld
Victrola

Anyone else have a Victrola?

I have my Grandad's old Pathe'. Been working on it a while and just sold my Player Piano so want to get the head on the Victrola restored. Mostly just needs the seals...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-13-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,877
Posted By DKheld
I'm missing Randy and Hazzard - hope all is well...

I'm missing Randy and Hazzard - hope all is well ???
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-13-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By DKheld
Thanks guys - sure is nice to have the Parkway at...

Thanks guys - sure is nice to have the Parkway at your back door and the old Tbird to enjoy it with.

:D
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 420
Posted By DKheld
About 1984 my Dad put new K-Mart G-78-14 bias...

About 1984 my Dad put new K-Mart G-78-14 bias plys on the Tbird with Port-a-walls. You had to plan your lane changes - car was all over the road. I just figured that was the way it drove (I was used...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By DKheld
I used an 18 inch flex fan off a '72 Tbird with a...

I used an 18 inch flex fan off a '72 Tbird with a 400ci engine.

Fan part # is D2VY8600A

I needed a shorter spacer since I was changing pulleys to add A/C. Found what I needed from Flex-a-lite. I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-12-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By DKheld
Then and Now

Same spot along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Top pic is from 2004 just after I finished my front disc conversion bottom is 2018 - about 15K miles later.

Hummm.... might switch back to my original...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By DKheld
Yep - as John mentions - take a look at the third...

Yep - as John mentions - take a look at the third pic - maybe you have a different engine?

The vacuum junction block is just behind the distributor.

One steel line comes out of the vacuum junction...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-09-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By DKheld
https://storage03.dropshots.com/photos4/photos/260...

https://storage03.dropshots.com/photos4/photos/260234/20120617/b_180631.jpg


Hummm - similar lines to one of mine (but twice the size :D )

Very nice looking car and interesting article.

Thanks for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By DKheld
Here's the info you need on the fuel tank sending...

Here's the info you need on the fuel tank sending unit - accessed via the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By DKheld
Here's the main vacuum line coming from the...

Here's the main vacuum line coming from the manifold to the brake booster and on to the reserve tank. The orientation of the check valve is important (still have the original check valve on...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By DKheld
I've had good luck using the original booster on...

I've had good luck using the original booster on my Squarebird.

https://storage03.dropshots.com/photos2/photos/260234/20051126/b_015151.jpg

It's been a little over 13 years since I converted mine....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-02-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By DKheld
At one time I tried one of the "universal"...

At one time I tried one of the "universal" conversion brackets.
Probably said "CRAP" a few times. :D

https://storage03.dropshots.com/photos300/photos/260234/20130323/201054.jpg

Alt hit the block...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-01-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By DKheld
Replaced my OEM 352 with a '64 390 (engine only...

Replaced my OEM 352 with a '64 390 (engine only though).

https://storage03.dropshots.com/photos300/photos/260234/20130518/104254.jpg

Not sure how much external "stuff" you are transferring over to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By DKheld
There is a formula for air flow based on fan...

There is a formula for air flow based on fan distance to the radiator. No I'm not kidding......... :eek:

AF = B0 + B1X1 + B2X2 + B3X3 + B4X1X2 + B5X1X3 + B6X2X3 + B7X12 + B8X22 + B9X32,

where AF...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By DKheld
Anytime I see a disc brake question I just have...

Anytime I see a disc brake question I just have to read what's going on. I converted my '60 Squarebird to front disc's about 15 years ago. No nice brackets or boosters and very little info back then....
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-16-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By DKheld
Nobody drives a classic any more

At least that's how it seems.

One of my favorite breakfast spots is about 40 min from the house (and about 2000 feet higher). Decided to make the trip in the Tbird this morning. Didn't see another...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-16-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By DKheld
Been chasing cooling issues too. Think some of...

Been chasing cooling issues too. Think some of mine is from the shop not cleaning the block properly when the engine was rebuilt. I bought the engine from someone but had no info on the build. Runs...
Forum: Our Rides 06-14-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By DKheld
Great to see another '60 Tbird out and...

Great to see another '60 Tbird out and about.

(and driving them is just as much fun :D )

Like that color combo too - very nice.
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