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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Tbird1044
Yes. The original valve covers were yellow on...

Yes. The original valve covers were yellow on the 1960 with the 352 engine. Crazy colors, but that is what the factory did.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Tbird1044
I had the same problem with mine and one day it...

I had the same problem with mine and one day it dawned on me that I could maybe tweak the opening of the main air cleaner housing up a bit. It was actually quite easy and I was able to get the air...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-11-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Tbird1044
Wow, I installed a new set of leaf springs and it...

Wow, I installed a new set of leaf springs and it raised my rear bumper by about 1 1/2". The springs I removed had been rebuilt and re-arched years ago. You probably already checked your U joints...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-31-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Tbird1044
If the old seals fit okay and it's not a window...

If the old seals fit okay and it's not a window adjustment problem, I would say they sent you the wrong seals. I replaced mine and just made a measurement from the edge of the metal frame (seals...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-19-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Tbird1044
Ray: I ordered 4 calendars and received them...

Ray:
I ordered 4 calendars and received them promptly. Once again you did a great job and I'm sure I'll get a lot of enjoyment turning the months during the year. Thanks for all your effort in...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-16-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Tbird1044
Randy: I have 3 other friends down in the...

Randy:
I have 3 other friends down in the Oceanside area. 2 of them had mandatory evacuations and the 3rd was on constant alert. So far they are all fine and the 2 that had to evacuate have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-14-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Tbird1044
I do have some waffled insulation to go back in...

I do have some waffled insulation to go back in the trunk lid, but never got around to installing it yet. The insulation was removed when I had the trunk lid sandblasted.
Something you might try is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-14-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Tbird1044
Nope. The trunk light wire runs along the driver...

Nope. The trunk light wire runs along the driver side hinge. The white wire is for a rear speaker on the deck under the window. The second one is tubing running to the air shocks.

Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-13-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Tbird1044
I couldn't say if it is correct or not, but I...

I couldn't say if it is correct or not, but I layed the floor mat down first and then put in the side boards. The floor mat was a bit oversized, so the side boards helped to hold down the edges. I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-03-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Tbird1044
1958-1960 Squarebird Youtube Video

Came across this video and found it really interesting. Watch it if you want. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWHl93A4vGc

Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By Tbird1044
Glad things worked out. People make fun of us...

Glad things worked out. People make fun of us old guys driving around with our turn signal on all the time. ;-)
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By Tbird1044
I took some pictures of the C clip and marked the...

I took some pictures of the C clip and marked the old steering wheel with dimples before I removed the clip. When I put things back together with the new steering wheel, things worked well. I also...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Tbird1044
Chris: Here are some pics I found. Hope they...

Chris:
Here are some pics I found. Hope they might help you out.

Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Tbird1044
Smoked glass for our TBirds

Just had a friend come back from the SEMA show in Las Vegas, and he found a glass shop that actually offers "smoked" glass for our Birds. Usually the choice is either clear or green tinted. He got...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Tbird1044
Here's a picture of the camshaft eccentric which...

Here's a picture of the camshaft eccentric which may help to clarify John's statement. With the low point of the eccentric on the bottom, it definitely makes the pump go in easier.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By Tbird1044
Frank: We'll see what some of the old timers say...

Frank:
We'll see what some of the old timers say about this, but I recently had my trans rebuilt by a shop that works on a lot of the old Ford COM's etc and when I ask them what they use for fluid,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-26-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Tbird1044
After spend Big $$$ for the rims and wide...

After spend Big $$$ for the rims and wide whitewalls, I think I would go with what the installers are recommending. I was very impressed with the shops knowledge of mounting and balancing of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-14-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Tbird1044
I was having the same problem with the fuel bowls...

I was having the same problem with the fuel bowls going dry in a very short period of time. I pulled the carb off of the car and set it on the workbench, filled the bowls with fuel, and checked it a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-12-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Tbird1044
It was just one of the many small challenges to...

It was just one of the many small challenges to overcome to get the bird back on the road. During the restoration, I bought a lot parts, knowing I would need them eventually. Unfortunately, when I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By Tbird1044
I put the 15 X 6 wire rims on my car with...

I put the 15 X 6 wire rims on my car with 225X75X15 Classic whitewalls. I measured everything out as my main concern was the clearance of the fender skirts on the rear. I had plenty of room, so I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Tbird1044
That is pretty much what I do with the idle...

That is pretty much what I do with the idle adjustment screws. I start with a balanced adjustment on both screws and then slowly lean out the mixture until I can tell a small decrease in engine RPM....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Tbird1044
It may be worth it to take the manifold to a good...

It may be worth it to take the manifold to a good shop and get them blancher ground flat. Chances are the head surfaces are in good shape.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Tbird1044
This is just a heads up.... I bought one of the...

This is just a heads up....
I bought one of the Canadian new tanks and it was about 2 years before I got to installing it and actually putting fuel in it. I had the tank installed, but didn't want...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Tbird1044
Yes, they are. I put a 6 blade flex fan on and...

Yes, they are. I put a 6 blade flex fan on and changed the spacers to get it positioned properly in the shroud. It appears to pull more air at idle.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Tbird1044
Got the car all back together today and started...

Got the car all back together today and started it up to see if there was any change. The temperature outside was 84F, and I had the car in the garage and let it idle for about 1/2 hour. The...
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