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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 896
Posted By mvonhobe
Unhappy Moisture (condensation?) in distributor

It's summer in Colorado and the general weather forecast for most of it is "chance of afternoon thundershowers".
Hot weather + rain = condensation inside my distributor cap (Pertronix ignition...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-22-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,423
Posted By mvonhobe
Thanks, gentlemen!

Thanks, gentlemen!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-15-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,423
Posted By mvonhobe
Question External key hole lock cover

Many thanks to fellow Birder, Carl Heller, for providing me a replacement key hole lock cover for my driver's door. It includes the cover, stem, and spring.
And I haven't a clue how to install it! ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By mvonhobe
My '59 needed some tranny work and I learned that...

My '59 needed some tranny work and I learned that a local shop is run by a fella who worked for Ford back in that day. He even had a couple parts on his shelf. He also has another, even older,...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 02-07-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,195
Posted By mvonhobe
The flip-up keyhole shield on the drivers side...

The flip-up keyhole shield on the drivers side door is missing on my '59. That's the part I'd love to have. If you need to sell the complete door lock assembly instead of just the flip up cover, I...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 01-26-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By mvonhobe
Jack still available and for sale?

Jack still available and for sale?
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 01-26-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By mvonhobe
Looking for a complete squarebird jack...

Looking for a complete squarebird jack...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,329
Posted By mvonhobe
Red face 352 out, 390 in.

I took my '59 to a local shop 5-1/2 years ago; the guys have "real" day jobs and come to the machine shop afterwards to do what they love. I told them I had a '59 with a 352 that needed rebuilding. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,433
Posted By mvonhobe
Gracias, amigo!

Gracias, amigo!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 100,119
Posted By mvonhobe
I had the tranny worked on by a local yokel who...

I had the tranny worked on by a local yokel who started working at Ford in the late 50's! That solved most of the remaining issue. Still, though, now and again it still really needs to be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,893
Posted By mvonhobe
Wink [QUOTE=scumdog;57895]- how do you KNOW 100% that...

[QUOTE=scumdog;57895]- how do you KNOW 100% that they don't open while you are driving along?QUOTE]

My butt lets me know, fer shure, when my secondaries kick in, as well as when they don't! More...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,433
Posted By mvonhobe
Red face Floor vent knob search

Hay-low Squarebirders,
I've looked at the parts sources referred to but haven't found what I need yet.....

A roundish black knob for pull/push floor vent mechanism down near one's shin bone area in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By mvonhobe
What's the difference between:

A "Door panel", a "¼ Trim Panel" and a "Kick panel"?
I'm thinking the "¼ Trim Panel" is in the rear seat area?
I'm simply looking for the entire paneling for the doors which I think is the "Door...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-14-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,232
Posted By mvonhobe
I experienced the same scenario Jopizz describes...

I experienced the same scenario Jopizz describes prior to installing my new detent plate and related items. The sloppy shifter needed to be in JUST the right place sometimes for the key to start 'er...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,569
Posted By mvonhobe
Trunk mat installation

Let us know which material you end up going with and how the installation went. That's on my list of things to do next month!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-04-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,569
Posted By mvonhobe
Trunk mat installation

Technical library has an article on this:

http://www.squarebirds.org/trunk_mat.htm
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-04-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,325
Posted By mvonhobe
Canon City Glass 740 South 9th Street Cañon City,...

Canon City Glass
740 South 9th Street
Cañon City, CO 81212
719.275.1086
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-03-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,236
Posted By mvonhobe
Windshield washer "conversion"

Has anyone ever managed to convert the washer switch to the left of the dash into an electrically functioning switch to operated a typical, generic, after-market, 12v windshield washer?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-03-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,325
Posted By mvonhobe
Windshield costs

A few years ago I'd ordered a replacement out of Salt Lake City; it seemed reasonably enough priced at just under $600, crated and delivered. When the delivery guy slid the crate out of the truck it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-26-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 100,119
Posted By mvonhobe
Detent place, et.al.

I ordered a detent plate way too long ago - got it mailed to me directly from Alex, bless him!
FINALLY tackled the project; I'd ordered a new shift collar and shift lever and bushings - ordered by...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-20-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,848
Posted By mvonhobe
Talking Mystery word

Looks like "upholstery" to me....

Shame about all those cute little "nauga's" who died to give their hides to your car!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,755
Posted By mvonhobe
Exclamation Gabriel Shocks

Whoa, FeFranco....

That Gabriel number you posted, #G63398, corresponds to the following TRUCKS on the Gabriel site!

Ford F-150 All Super Cab (Exc. Lift Kit) 1978 - 1979
Ford F-250 All From...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,224
Posted By mvonhobe
Shroud

Hay-low Dano,

I'd been a member of this board some time back - guess I "fell off" or something. Some of my earlier posts from a coupla years ago are still in the "archives", including my all-time...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-18-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,224
Posted By mvonhobe
Fan Shroud, suspension (sway bars) & shocks

I contacted Lance (see e-mail address following) about fan shrouds. He says they're in production now (for 1958-1960) and are priced at $179 +shipping. (For me in Colorado, he estimates shipping at...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-30-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,620
Posted By mvonhobe
RE: Starter motor removal

SOMEWHERE on this site is/are thread(s) related to my struggle and frustration w/ removing the starter. Coupla things:
You MAY gain some clearance by turning the steering wheel one way or other (I...
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