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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-14-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By bobs58
IT'S OVER!!!

As Roy Orbison sings "It's Over", I'm finished with Lucifer, my 1958 Thunderbird. I was warming up the engine in my garage so that I could get a wheel alignment this morning when the engine suddenly...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By bobs58
RE: Suspension question

I think I understand your problem now since I went through the same exercise. The large bolt that goes through the A-arm from the front has a small head and also appears to be somewhat recessed into...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-28-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By bobs58
RE: Suspension question

It appears that you have replacement ball joints that have bolts holding them on. Furthermore, it also appears that the nuts are rounded off and the socket keeps slipping. Now you need to go to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-27-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By bobs58
RE: TRUNK HINGE SPRING

Check the archives. I recall a picture being posted showing how the factory recommended using the bumper jack. Strange but true.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-27-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By bobs58
RE: Suspension question

Been there, done that, got the scars on my hands to prove it.

1. I used an air chisel to remove the rivet heads and then punched them out with a hammer and pointed punch. I tried using the drill...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-22-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By bobs58
RE: Wish List

How about trunk opening springs and a special tool to remove/install them? An add on fan shroud that needs no modification.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By bobs58
RE: Almost Done!

Thanks again as always. Thiw will save me hours of trial and error trying to make the parts fit together properly.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By bobs58
RE: Almost Done!

Remove the 2 pull knobs and 2 screws holding the cover plate with the chrome trim that attaches to the left and right under dash trim. Mine has a "support" bracket that the cable control head is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-04-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By bobs58
Almost Done!

I was able to actually drive several miles today and actually made it home too without any excitment or strange noises. Stop almost all the bleeding (A/T and P/S leaks).

I'm putting the final...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-12-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By bobs58
C-6 tranny fluid

My 1958 has a transplanted C-6 tranny in it. It's leaking at a connection where the Bozo Brothers connected a rubber hose from the radiator cooler to a steel line going to the transmission. I plan...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-08-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,397
Posted By bobs58
RE: A/C cable connections

My original heater control valve cable was 30" long. I went to the engine compartment valve setup. All my cables are between the central control head and the metal heater plenum that bolts over the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-07-2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,397
Posted By bobs58
RE: A/C cable connections

Been there, done that. Several of my cables had big loops to fit under the dash. Used a lot of WD-40 over several days to lubricate the cables. Ditto for the sliding controls for the temperature...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-06-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By bobs58
RE: shift collar removal

I put the whole mess back together this weekend and the turn signal switch was actually quite easy to put back together with the 2 little springs.

The most difficult operation was getting the 2...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-02-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,318
Posted By bobs58
RE: 1960 fuel filter

The inline glass bowl filter looks just like the ones used on the Little Birds. Probably also used on the middle '50's sedans.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-01-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By bobs58
RE: shift collar removal

I only found 2 on the carpet in the front floor under the steering column. There appears to only be a need for 2 springs to hold the black plastic sliding turn signal switch in a neutal (centered)...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-01-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By bobs58
RE: shift collar removal

I used Alexander's steps to remove the steering collar but got stumped on pulling the turn signal switch wires through the steering column. I disconnected the wires after removing a good part of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By bobs58
RE: Fan Shroud Source?

I know this is not an answer to your shroud question but have you considered adding a coolant additive? I added the goop and distilled water to my '58 with the 390 engine and it runs really cool. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-15-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By bobs58
shift collar removal

Well, the Bozo Brothers struck again. No wonder my horns ALWAYS sounded and I had to disconnect the wires. Bozo only used one insulator instead of two on the steering wheel. They also soldered the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By bobs58
RE: P/S ball stud

Famous last words! I'll let you know how it falls on the difficulty scale. Today I installed the heater core and the external (under hood) heater valve. Defroster vents were real fun to install...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-05-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By bobs58
P/S ball stud

My P/S ball stud repair kit arrived yesterday. I had previously been under the car and while my assistant turned the steering wheel back and forth, noted that there was a lot of play as the stud...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-25-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By bobs58
RE: 1959 carpeting

My '58 interior was replaced prior to my purchase by a local upholstery shop. All side panels were plain white vinyl sheeting. Carpet was not molded and is plain flat red carpet that has wrinkles...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-22-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,683
Posted By bobs58
RE: How much is a 1960 2d HT bringing in todays market?

This website gives estimates of all antique and classic cars from A to Z. I believe it is just a starting point to value a vehicle rather than give specific and absolute values. Once you get a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-21-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,419
Posted By bobs58
RE: 1959 Defroster

I just replaced the heater core on my '58 and removed the 2 defroster ducts. They appear to be 2 thick cardboard "stampings" that are then glued(?) together. The attaching "ears" were ripped off so...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-20-2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,683
Posted By bobs58
RE: How much is a 1960 2d HT bringing in todays market?

This website is a good place to start. It works for all kinds of old cars.

http://www.manheimgold.com/car_lo.html
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2005, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By bobs58
RE: Power steering kit need help

Do you think this $20 tool from Autozone might work on removing the ball...
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