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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By c4clewis
What sidewalkman said. If you dont have a spark,...

What sidewalkman said. If you dont have a spark, check the battery and make sure you have at least 10v while cranking. The petronix wont fire with much less than 10. If your battery is good, it's...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-14-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By c4clewis
I had 2 testers go bad in 2 weeks. Dont discount...

I had 2 testers go bad in 2 weeks. Dont discount bad parts. Ground it like was suggested above.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-19-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,154
Posted By c4clewis
I would try cleaning out the carb as well. The...

I would try cleaning out the carb as well. The 1406 top comes off with the torque bolts really easy. You may have gotten a piece of fuel line or some casting caught in the passages. (New electric...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-17-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By c4clewis
Suprisingly, the best cleaning I've gotten is...

Suprisingly, the best cleaning I've gotten is from the premoistened Armorall wipes that come in the plastic can. Better than even the expensive spray cleaners.

My bet is the UV has damaged the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-14-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,137
Posted By c4clewis
Solved

After getting settled in after yet another move and meeting Ray at the South Texas Thunderbird Club meeting last night, I can say with definity that it was the loose lower A-arm bolts that were...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-14-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By c4clewis
"The alt needs more than that to sense your key...

"The alt needs more than that to sense your key is on but the LED is limiting current at .02-amps"

That's about what I figured. Just passing on the lesson learned.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-13-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By c4clewis
LED light bulb swap lessons learned

Two things that came up as I have switched just about every bulb over to LED's in the Tbird.

1) You need an ELECTRONIC NO-LOAD flasher. Once I installed the bulbs, there was not enough amp draw to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-17-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By c4clewis
It looks like Jon has a Gerotor style pump which...

It looks like Jon has a Gerotor style pump which is much quieter than others. I have found the Holley pumps to be LOUD!!!

If you start with a cheap, loud pump, you will put a lot of time and effort...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By c4clewis
I take it you have not installed the trim...

I take it you have not installed the trim yet?

You DO NOT want it too tight before you install the trim. The window trim clamps the headliner around the flanges that it attaches to and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-07-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By c4clewis
Take out all the spark plugs and then you donít...

Take out all the spark plugs and then you donít have to fight the compression.
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-09-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,642
Posted By c4clewis
Unhappy Dang, I ordered a lot of parts from up there in...

Dang, I ordered a lot of parts from up there in the last 2 years.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,248
Posted By c4clewis
Awesome. I take it there is a noticeable...

Awesome.

I take it there is a noticeable difference in your temps then?
I won't need to order for a couple of months, please keep us updated on how it holds out through the summer.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-03-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,248
Posted By c4clewis
Let us know how it looks, fits, and functions. I...

Let us know how it looks, fits, and functions. I don't get home until December, so I'll use you as the guinea pig!

2-3 weeks isn't a bad turnaround time.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-03-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,248
Posted By c4clewis
Where/how did you order it? I've tried the email...

Where/how did you order it? I've tried the email from their website, but something is wrong with the page.

Did you call them directly? (trying to call from overseas so I'll have to find a good...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-31-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,248
Posted By c4clewis
Did you ever get your temps down? I'm down in...

Did you ever get your temps down? I'm down in Louisiana, and with the engine .30 over, headers, and A/C, I can't keep the temps down with the stock radiator. I've had the original radiator cleaned...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-19-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,137
Posted By c4clewis
Dave, as far as I can tell, I think this was the...

Dave, as far as I can tell, I think this was the cause of the wheels cracking. I only had a few days to drive it once I got the bolts tightened down, and boy did it make a difference. I wish I had...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By c4clewis
Make sure you get those shims in AND the bolts...

Make sure you get those shims in AND the bolts TIGHTENED!!! I went through several wheels because a shop never tightened them. I couldn't figure out what what causing the wheels to break, yes...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-04-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,137
Posted By c4clewis
Got the time to put the car up and check the...

Got the time to put the car up and check the lower control arm bushings that the shop welded tonight. I have had the car at 4 different shops.

1) Where the arms were powder coated and put back...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-04-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,978
Posted By c4clewis
You are right. 4.25 to 4.5 inch backspace on...

You are right. 4.25 to 4.5 inch backspace on 17x8's fit well.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-04-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,043
Posted By c4clewis
Air Bag Kit

The topic comes up from time-to-time and I happened upon this kit for what looks like quite a cheap price.

http://www.airbagit.com/Air-Suspension-kits-Front-axle-p/fbx-f-for-40.htm
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-03-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,506
Posted By c4clewis
Be careful and don't get it too tight before you...

Be careful and don't get it too tight before you put in the trim. The trim takes up more slack than you might think and if the headliner is stapled too tightly the windshield center trim "may" cause...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-03-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,137
Posted By c4clewis
Bushings a cause?

I am still waiting for a reply from Coker.

I do have another question however. The shop I just got her back from noticed the wheels were toed-out when I dropped her off. I had them look at the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-02-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,137
Posted By c4clewis
I've been away from home for the past 5 weeks. I...

I've been away from home for the past 5 weeks. I am sending a follow-up email to Coker tonight to see what they found. I will keep you posted. I am leaving for a the better part of a year soon and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-02-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,501
Posted By c4clewis
Dean, this isn't about 'whose brand of oil is...

Dean, this isn't about 'whose brand of oil is best'...

True, but if you read further on this "lawsuit", it is people who bought the cheapest thing on the shelf and didn't read the labels. The...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,319
Posted By c4clewis
I went with Classic Auto Air. The system is a...

I went with Classic Auto Air. The system is a modern one that sits up under the passenger side dash (you lose your glovebox). It really doesn't weigh a significant amount, much lighter than the...
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