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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-08-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,726
Posted By roadpatrol
Thank you, I will try that , if that dosent work...

Thank you, I will try that , if that dosent work I have a set of red leather seats that I can put in but the only problem is the padding around the back seat dosent match.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-07-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,726
Posted By roadpatrol
My Bird also has the cloth vinyl interior, black...

My Bird also has the cloth vinyl interior, black and grey , the code is 76 . It is mostly intact but the cloth on the back seats is pretty stiff is there a product that I could use on it to soften...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,797
Posted By roadpatrol
I had the same problem with mine. I unbolted it...

I had the same problem with mine. I unbolted it from under the dash and let it hang so I could get to it. Then I sprayed pblaster on it getting it down into the sleeve the handle slides in. I did...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,113
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: TBird Audio Records from 1958 - Want Copies?

Darn, I thought I was on to something, although I cant help but wonder if a semi-metallic shoe would make the birds stop better.



Rick
60 Hardtop
Front Brakes
12.6 Volts
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2006, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,113
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: TBird Audio Records from 1958 - Want Copies?

I noticed they mentioned ceramic metallic brake shoes in the first recording, perhaps that is why they say the brakes are better since
that type of material is superior to the organic lining most...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-21-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,194
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Lowering a Square Bird

You could try low profile tires.



Rick
60 Hardtop
Front Brakes
12.6 Volts
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,028
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Simple Cubic Inch Displacement Formula I use.

An even easier formula is pi (3.14) X half the bore squared X stroke X number of cylinders. IE... pi x r (radius squared ) gives circle area, X height (stroke) gives volume of cylinder, then X # of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2006, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,694
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Some Q's on a 1960 Thunderbird

I`m looking in an old Motor`s repair manual 1953 to 1963 at an exploded view of the trans and it shows an o-ring on the shifter shaft...looks like it shouldnt be too hard to get out. You might...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,141
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Generator Light is staying on !

Bill,
You might want to hook up a voltmeter to see what your voltage is when the gen light is on. The voltage should be between 13.6 and 15.



Rick
60 Hardtop
Front Brakes
12.6 Volts
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2006, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,136
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Wagner Lockheed M/C Rebuild kit?

My pleasure, sometimes the parts are hiding in plain sight :D


Rick
60 Hardtop
Front Brakes
12.6 Volts
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-21-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,444
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: power inverter

I just bought a vector inverter, the cheapest one, like 17.99 to use in my work truck and when I went to use it it was very hard to plug into the lighter socket but once I got it in it worked...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-21-2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,136
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Wagner Lockheed M/C Rebuild kit?

Napa has the kit for 18.99 and or a new master cylinder for 94.99
this link is for the 1 inch bore but they also have the 1 1/8 bore...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-16-2006, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Another brake light problem

Hi,
Did the brake lights work before you replaced the M/C? It is possible to bleed the M/C on the car, as a matter of fact I had to bleed mine to get it working, you just pump and hold, then crack...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2006, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Powerwindow mtr on a 58 TBird

Hi,
Do you by chance know what wires do what on the motors?I am also having dificulty and the test you suggested sounds like a good place to start.
Thanks in advance

Rick
60 Hardtop
Front...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-30-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,444
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Fuel tank inside????

Thats great to hear I`m glad I was able to help just as I`ve been helped by everyone on this site.I got a pic of the inside of the gas tank if there is a way to add it to this thread
Rick
60...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-28-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,444
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Fuel tank inside????

If it`s a vent issue it should move gas while the gas cap is off. And if I remember right the vent tube is attached to the filler tube and runs up right up under the gas cap. When I first got my bird...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,444
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Fuel tank inside????

I actually cut my old gas tank open last week and inside was a small pipe that runs from the fuel line fitting to the bottom of the tank , at the end of the pipe is a screen. There is a vent that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,166
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: New Diecast Models

I had a spare left hand mirror laying around and discovered that it is the same as the right side mirror.Left part #b17696a right part #b17696acv cv standing for convex in the Thunderbird...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2006, 12:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,166
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: New Diecast Models

Speaking of mirrors I installed a right hand mirror on my car, since I drive a truck for a living it just seems unnatural to drive with only one mirror. I put a picture on my site if anyone wants to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Doorsill scuff plates

In the first step of chrome plating the piece is plated with copper ,then nickel , then chrome ,so I am guessing most of the chrome and nickel has worn off and only the copper is left which gets...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-12-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Window Motors

I took the switches apart last summer to clean them, then later discovered the circuit breaker under the hood had dirty connections . I remember having trouble recalling how they went back together...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-12-2006, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By roadpatrol
Window Motors

The driver door window is acting strangely, if I play with the switch for like 15 minutes it will work then it stops working...I took the motor out and spun the shaft and now it will work one way...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-07-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Ran on Saturday

My Bird had a dead chicken under the back seat when I got it, plus a half dozen eggs it laid on the floor behind the driver`s seat.

Rick
60 Hardtop
Front Brakes
12.6 Volts
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-07-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Ran on Saturday

George
I`ve been giving this alot of thought, as far as I know bad valve seals will cause oil to leak into the combustion chamber and cause oil burning. Fuel in the oil is normally caused by a lot...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-06-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,465
Posted By roadpatrol
RE: Mirror

That sounds cool, I held my extra on the fender and it looked like it would fit ok :-)
Rick
60 Hardtop
Front Brakes
12.6 Volts
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