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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-31-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Hello friends, Today was a bittersweet day. My...

Hello friends,

Today was a bittersweet day. My squarebird was sold to a gentleman in Miami and was just picked up today. Monika and I are buying our first home together and we really needed the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-08-2013, 11:11 PM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
I just received my exhaust valve spacer from...

I just received my exhaust valve spacer from Mac's and gaskets from Rockauto.

Gettin' ready for the Spring...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2013, 09:33 PM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Here’s the new reman A1 Cardone distributor I got...

Here’s the new reman A1 Cardone distributor I got from Rockauto. My only complaint is the vacuum advance. Good thing I have a new spare to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Aw-shucks, Dave. Thanks for the kind words....

Aw-shucks, Dave. Thanks for the kind words. Alexander created a special place here that is really not like any other.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2013, 01:35 AM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
It's been just over a year now since I took home...

It's been just over a year now since I took home my bird. In a year I've learned so much and am very thankful to the community and the good friends I've made.

This old bird has tested and fought me...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2012, 09:45 PM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Mac's sells the spacer for $22.95. I'm gonna pick...

Mac's sells the spacer for $22.95. I'm gonna pick one up.

Part# B9AE-9A427-SP
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2012, 09:04 PM
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Views: 25,420
Posted By NYsquarebird58
We hit a high of 61 today so I figured I’d get...

We hit a high of 61 today so I figured I’d get back outside and start diagnosing my power loss issue. I started with the heat riser valve. It looks like it’s missing some pieces externally. At first...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2012, 03:11 AM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Dave, thanks for the checklist. I don’t know...

Dave, thanks for the checklist. I don’t know where my brain was today, I completely forgot to check the slop on the timing chain. I had to run out and pick up a waterproof car cover to protect...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2012, 02:35 AM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
The car has a new tank, sending unit, fuel lines,...

The car has a new tank, sending unit, fuel lines, fuel pump and the carburetor is about 2 years old. The plugs, wires, rotor and cap look pretty new, but I did not install them.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,420
Posted By NYsquarebird58
Installed the Pertronix and a new coil today in...

Installed the Pertronix and a new coil today in hopes that it would correct the drivability issue I’ve been having. Other than the engine starting faster and a bit snappier throttle response, it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2012, 01:32 AM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2012, 01:30 AM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Thanks, Dave. I was remembering you and I talking...

Thanks, Dave. I was remembering you and I talking about a special tool needed to remove some of the bezels in the cluster.

For the ignition switch, I used a large flat head screwdriver and for the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,420
Posted By NYsquarebird58
Yes, I found it; thank you!

Yes, I found it; thank you!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
I had to pull the cluster to get full access to...

I had to pull the cluster to get full access to the ignition switch, so I figured, “While I’m here, might as well inspect and organize the wiring and clean up the instrument cluster.”
...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Last week was a productive one. I sorted out my...

Last week was a productive one. I sorted out my electrical issues and now I’ve got working interior lights. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-07-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 143
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Thanks, Doug. It feels good when you get it “just...

Thanks, Doug. It feels good when you get it “just right”. I couldn’t be happier with it. Now I just have to keep em’ clean.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-02-2012, 09:22 PM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Lucille’ got some new shoes!

Lucille’ got some new shoes!

They’re powder coated 15” x 6” Wheel Vintiques wheels wrapped in 3” white walled Diamondback 215/75/R15's with ’42 Ford dog dish hubcaps and beauty rings. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-24-2012, 11:42 AM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Allot of it has to do with what wheels you’re...

Allot of it has to do with what wheels you’re running. You could probably run 225 or even 235’s with less backspacing to your wheels. The less backspacing you have, the further out thee wheel is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Eric, thanks, my finger is getting better. I got...

Eric, thanks, my finger is getting better. I got the hard cast off yesterday and the rod comes out in 4 weeks. After that, physical therapy,



I am so far very pleased with DB’s customer service....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,420
Posted By NYsquarebird58
The Diamondback's were $876 + 80.43 for shipping...

The Diamondback's were $876 + 80.43 for shipping ($956.43).

I could not get Coker's in this size with 3" white walls. The closest I could get were 2.75" white walls for $1,068 shipped from summit...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,420
Posted By NYsquarebird58
Same thing here! They told me 2-3 weeks and I got...

Same thing here! They told me 2-3 weeks and I got them a week and a half later.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,420
Posted By NYsquarebird58
Got my Diamond Back wiiide white walls in today....

Got my Diamond Back wiiide white walls in today. They're 215/75/R15 with 3" white walls!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f73/marcelo82ny/1960%20Ford%20Thunderbird/IMG_3408.jpg
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-25-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By NYsquarebird58
Eric, I'm using a Wysco dual 8" booster I got...

Eric,

I'm using a Wysco dual 8" booster I got from "Old Irish Dave"

I just realized that I don't have enough threads left over to mount a bracket on to my booster like how Ray has it, so I think...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-25-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,420
Posted By NYsquarebird58
Thanks, Ray. It was your build that inspired me....

Thanks, Ray. It was your build that inspired me. Thanks for taking the time to post a detailed parts list in the Members section. Question: where did you get your proportioning valve bracket that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-24-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,420
Posted By NYsquarebird58
Almost ready to do a complete overhaul and disc...

Almost ready to do a complete overhaul and disc brake conversion.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f73/marcelo82ny/1960%20Ford%20Thunderbird/IMG_3226.jpg
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