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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-23-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,429
Posted By GWP
RE: Interior C Piller Flutted Chrome Trim Wanted

George 60HT,
The trim parts I am speaking of or the interior shinny metal pieces on each side of the rear glass located at the lower roof side panels. The side panels (C pillars) are the parts of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-22-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,662
Posted By GWP
RE: Posting images **Computer dumba__ here !!!**

FYI
I completed the installation of the power seat this past Sat. There was no indentation on the back side of the side trim panel for the power seat switch. I guessed at a location by combining...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-21-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,429
Posted By GWP
Interior C Piller Flutted Chrome Trim Wanted

I am considering installing custom fabricated retangular courtesy lights on the interior lower flutted trim panels on the C Pillars.

Since I like everything (if possible) to be reversible, I would...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,662
Posted By GWP
RE: Posting images **Computer dumba__ here !!!**

That is OK. It is too cool here in Houston for me to work on it now anyway. When you take the measurements, place a straight edge across the front side trim of the seat (left and right of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-16-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,635
Posted By GWP
RE: Rear bumper removal

If you need to see the photos of the bumper/brackets on/off the car, email me and I will send them to you.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-16-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,682
Posted By GWP
RE: Now that I hope I have calmed the waters

SOS Pads.

They will not put chrome where there is none, but it is the best thing you can use and cheap. Scrub good and use a wash cloth with water hose to get the soap off after the scrubing. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,635
Posted By GWP
RE: Rear bumper removal

I forgot to mention the shims. I had some also. Hard to hold them in place when reinstalling the bumper. I did the job by myself. So, I left mine out and it lines up better now than before. One...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,635
Posted By GWP
RE: Rear bumper removal

TC60,
I removed mine for replating recently. Without all of the details, since I did not write down my exact steps, I still can tell you the basics.

First:
1. The bumper comes off WITH all of it's...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-11-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,662
Posted By GWP
RE: Driver's Power Seat Switch Location measurements ne

John,
You can send a picture to the webmaster email address on the main site for posting. Is the 4 1/2" from a straight edge across the front of the metal seat sides or? Another measurement could...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-10-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,662
Posted By GWP
Driver's Power Seat Switch Location measurements needed

I am going to install a power seat mechanism on the driver's seat in the near future. What are the measurements to locate the correct placement (drilling the 9/16 hole, or 1/2" hole enlarged except...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,195
Posted By GWP
Another Trick: Brighter Tail Lights using Chrome Mylar

Last year another guy in the Vintage Thunderbird Club of Houston, was following me back from the Houston AutoRama Car Show after we droped off our cars we had on display. He ask me "what the heck...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,893
Posted By GWP
RE: 1960 352 Carb. EFA OBB F

I plan on at least trying to buy a rebuild kit this weekend. My '66 Town Hardtop (white w/turquoise interior) is in storage now (I alternate which two I have in my garage at home), but I go to it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By GWP
RE: Refurbish the Gold on your Instrumentation - Easy &

If you like my mirror modification (reversable), look under the Forum Subject "Interior Rear View Mirror Custom Relocation". It is near the end of the first page on Forum Subjects. Several photos...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By GWP
Flib-Flub? Both Front & Rear Antenna on 1960 HT Ad!

Look close. The 1960 HT car in the B&W ad has a Front AND Rear Antenna! The ad is on the History in Advertising: 1958-1959-1960 Thunderbird DVD. I noticed because I am about to install a new rear...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By GWP
Refurbish the Gold on your Instrumentation - Easy & Che

I am sometimes a stickler for the little things. If I can do it, all the better. If I can do it cheap, even better yet.

You almost never see the Squarebirds with the correct chrome/gold on the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,893
Posted By GWP
RE: 1960 352 Carb. EFA OBB F

I will have to decide if I want to do this before the Houston Auto Show (big new car show) at the end of Jan. because I have been invited to show my '60 Bird and '61 Lincoln in a small section of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,893
Posted By GWP
RE: 1960 352 Carb. EFA OBB F

I did forget to mention that on the driver's side of the carb, there is a molded in number. The only one that I see with the carb in place on the engine.

It is: A
1.12

I have rebuilt some...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,893
Posted By GWP
RE: 1960 352 Carb. EFA OBB F "Hesitation on Initial Ac

Under the Technical section of the Squarebird main page, there is a picture of the carb. tag from an original 1960 carb. My tag looks just like it except for two letters.
The tag on the SB site...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,905
Posted By GWP
RE: 1959 Convertible Question

I am curious. What is meant by Full Power? Windshield header release/engagement powered or? I had a Skyliner years ago and it ws Full Power of course.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,893
Posted By GWP
RE: 1960 352 Carb. EFA OBB F "Hesitation on Initial Ac

This problem remains a mystery. I tried turning the needles in all the way - the engine continued to run, but died after about 2 min. Not sure if that told me the power valve is good or not. I put...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-07-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By GWP
RE: What is the deal with floormats ?

I don't remember exactly when I bought my black floormats, but it was within the last 6 months because it was after I bought my car in May. I bought them from "Thunderbird Headquarters"...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-05-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,893
Posted By GWP
RE: 1960 352 Carb. EFA OBB F "Hesitation on Initial Ac

Interesting.
I plan on spending some time on the problem tomorrow. I will first try to turn in jets in all the way to see if the engine dies or continues to run. I want to see if it is the power...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-04-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,893
Posted By GWP
1960 352 Carb. EFA OBB F "Hesitation on Initial Accelo

I have a problem with hesitation, during initial accel from a stand still, to the point of the engine wanting to die if I do not remove pressure from the accel pedal and play with it until the car is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-04-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,570
Posted By GWP
RE: My new neighbor working on my old Dodge

What ever Lola wants, Lola gets!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-04-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By GWP
RE: Trim Pc

More thoughts on your gauges.

I think that you only need a temp gauge and an amp gauge inside the car. If your factory temp gauge is calibrated (use a remote lasor temp indicator - cheap from...
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