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Forum: New Members Welcoming Yesterday, 07:07 PM
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Posted By jopizz
Welcome, Coppurdad !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, Coppurdad! David hales from Maine and owns a 1960 Tbird Hardtop! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbird. As a Paid Member if you have anything you want to...
Forum: New Members Welcoming Yesterday, 05:31 PM
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Views: 13
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, Geirmidtun !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, Geirmidtun! Geir hales from Norway and does not own a Tbird. It's always great to have another overseas member. If you are interested in buying a Tbird, let us know what year,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,497
Posted By jopizz
Yes, that's correct. Do not overtighten. About 10...

Yes, that's correct. Do not overtighten. About 10 ft. lbs. is plenty.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,497
Posted By jopizz
The gaskets and bushings are not on the spool...

The gaskets and bushings are not on the spool correctly. The larger lip of the seals go toward the inside of the spool. The metal bushings go on the outside of the seals. The right side of the spool...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-19-2018, 12:23 PM
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Views: 104,436
Posted By jopizz
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By jopizz
If it's not a fuel delivery problem I would look...

If it's not a fuel delivery problem I would look at the carburetor. Do you have the original Carter AFB. If so they are very easy to work on. I would take the top off and see how dirty the bowls are....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By jopizz
How old is your gas tank. My first thought is...

How old is your gas tank. My first thought is that the screen in the tank may be clogged. It seems like a fuel delivery problem to me. It could also be a bad fuel pump.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,497
Posted By jopizz
Page 1-65 and 1-66. John

Page 1-65 and 1-66.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-17-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By jopizz
It probably came with a disc/drum master cylinder...

It probably came with a disc/drum master cylinder since most people order it because they are doing the front disc conversion. A drum/drum master cylinder will have both reservoirs the same size. A...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-17-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By jopizz
I assume you are staying with the drum brake...

I assume you are staying with the drum brake setup. Did you order the drum/drum master cylinder instead of the disc/drum master cylinder. You need to disconnect the rear brake line from the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By jopizz
I don't remember there being a petcock in the...

I don't remember there being a petcock in the block, just drain plugs. Someone must've added that. I would open it as far as it can go. If nothing comes out try putting a wire through the hole. It...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By jopizz
That doesn't look like a weatherstrip issue to...

That doesn't look like a weatherstrip issue to me. It looks like the header bow is too far forward. It could just be the angle of the picture. Is it sitting flush on the windshield header? Are the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jopizz
New seat covers cost around $600 plus...

New seat covers cost around $600 plus installation. A can of vinyl spray costs about $15. You have to weigh cost vs. longevity. If the seat covers and foam are new and I can get away with spraying...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jopizz
Yes, you can dye the outer part. How long it...

Yes, you can dye the outer part. How long it lasts is another story. Since the driver seat gets most of the wear it may have to be redone at some point.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jopizz
1960 Thunderbirds never had an all white...

1960 Thunderbirds never had an all white interior.

John
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-12-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By jopizz
There is no substitute for indoor storage,...

There is no substitute for indoor storage, especially where you live. If you can't afford to rent a garage then you are going to watch your car deteriorate before your eyes. The bodies on cars built...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By jopizz
Yes, but just make sure you have all the air...

Yes, but just make sure you have all the air bled out of it or it won't hold in the upright position.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-08-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,977
Posted By jopizz
Driving in D2 would make no difference as it...

Driving in D2 would make no difference as it idles the same in both positions. I would recommend driving in D1 as the pickup is much better. I would say the carburetor adjustment or the cooler...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-08-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,539
Posted By jopizz
I would never borrow money to invest in a classic...

I would never borrow money to invest in a classic car. By the time you pay interest you will wind up paying twice what it's worth. You can buy a nice rust free Squarebird for the same amount it will...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-07-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By jopizz
I would check with a local upholstery shop. You...

I would check with a local upholstery shop. You may find out it's a lot cheaper to have them do it than to buy the materials and do it yourself.

John
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-07-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By jopizz
It's difficult to test the regulator without it...

It's difficult to test the regulator without it being on the car. However I also think it's probably ok. Going by the picture of your engine compartment it appears it may be an original Fomoco...
Forum: Our Rides 09-06-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By jopizz
David sent me a couple more pictures of his '60...

David sent me a couple more pictures of his '60 convertible.

John
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-05-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By jopizz
Without seeing your bumpers in person it's only a...

Without seeing your bumpers in person it's only a guess what will and won't work. My suggestion is to go to your local auto store and buy some chrome polish. Try it on a couple different spots on...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-05-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By jopizz
You have to remove the left and right side...

You have to remove the left and right side console pieces so you can remove the radio brackets. Then remove the radio knobs and nuts. The diagram should help. I'm not sure about the belt but it...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 09-05-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, WNC Bird !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, WNC Bird! Ken hales from North Carolina and owns a 1962 Tbird Convertible! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbird. As a Paid Member if you have anything you ...
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