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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-15-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Frango100
It most probably will be the best to tear down...

It most probably will be the best to tear down the transmission first and see what needs to be replaced. There is most probably some bearing with a problem, since it makes a strange noise in first...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-14-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Frango100
Thanks for the answer Dave. The problem is that...

Thanks for the answer Dave. The problem is that here in Brazil automatic transmissions are not that common yet, so there are also a few transmission shops. I had a problem with my Jeeps automatic...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Frango100
That sounds quite well possible Nyles. Some...

That sounds quite well possible Nyles. Some locally bought filter was used before, which is lower, so it can be that they just tightened the nut until the filter was fitting well, deforming the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Frango100
Thanks for the answer Eric. I think I have a WIX...

Thanks for the answer Eric. I think I have a WIX filter as well, but will have to check the P/N when I return home. The filter sticks out about a quarter inch more or less, doesnīt look ok.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Frango100
352 air filter element

I got a new air filter element via Rockauto, but when i put it in the housing, it will stick out a bit.
Doesnīt seem to be normal like this. Anyone who experienced the same?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Frango100
Transmission rebuild kit

My Cruise-O-Matic is not working 100% ok and when i measured the control pressure a while ago it was well below the values mentioned in the manual.
So iīm not in a hurry, but when i have some spare...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-12-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Frango100
Did you already check the differential fluid for...

Did you already check the differential fluid for metal glinsters? I wonder if a problem with the pinion bearing would cause a clunking noise though. And why would it only happen when shifting to 2nd...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Frango100
No, the eccentric on the booster doesnīt change...

No, the eccentric on the booster doesnīt change the pedal rod length. With that eccentric you can adjust the point the booster starts to work. If its not set well, you will feel a vibration in the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Frango100
Yes, some silicone will do, and you can also...

Yes, some silicone will do, and you can also still remove them easily when necessary later on.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-07-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Frango100
For some reason my bird doesnīt have the...

For some reason my bird doesnīt have the adjustable rod anymore, so I also had to put a "filler" shim inside the piston to make an adjustment. When I remember well I had put a 3 mm filler to make it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-06-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Frango100
It looks that you will have to adjust the rod in...

It looks that you will have to adjust the rod in between the pedal and the master cylinder. I had the same happening to me when i used a repair kit on the master cylinder and didnīt see that the new...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-30-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Frango100
I would first measure the switch itself to be...

I would first measure the switch itself to be sure its broken. It can easily be a wire problem as well.
Not sure if you can find a new switch, but for sure you can find a used one (Carl Heller,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-21-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Frango100
Merry Christmas

Whising all my T-bird friends a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-09-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Frango100
Throttle linkage adjustment

So after changing the transmission fluid, iīm now trying to adjust the throttle linkage using the Pressure Method. At 1000 rpm it should read 80-85 psi in D1 or D2. I do get 80 psi at 1000 rpm in P...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By Frango100
Indeed looks that the shift mechanism inside the...

Indeed looks that the shift mechanism inside the transmission has a problem. In "P" the park pawl should keep the wheels from turning, besides the fact that the manual valve should not allow any...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Frango100
The 58 doesnīt have a vacuum modulator. And...

The 58 doesnīt have a vacuum modulator.
And regarding the shifter dial, it is the same as on the picture. I know for sure that 3rd gear was giving quite a lot lower rpm than it does now, so it must...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Frango100
So today took the Bird for a first test drive...

So today took the Bird for a first test drive with the new radiator and fresh transmission fluid.
The first to second shift, which was kind of weird before, is now as smooth as can be. Only it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Frango100
Thanks Dave. What is Silicone II, never seen that...

Thanks Dave. What is Silicone II, never seen that here.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-26-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Frango100
Problem solved. The paper like insulation...

Problem solved. The paper like insulation wrapping around one of the field coils was damaged and the field wire was touching the housing. The insulation wrapping is very brittle after so many years...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Frango100
Thanks for the answers guys. A new block would be...

Thanks for the answers guys. A new block would be a very rare find, not many cars where imported those years, so finding one is almost impossible. And if there is one, it would cost a fortune.
I used...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Frango100
So the stud arrived this week and I re-assembled...

So the stud arrived this week and I re-assembled the starter motor. Did a quick test on the bench and it worked well.
Re-installed it this morning and didnīt use the electrical fuel pump, just to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-24-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Frango100
Unpleasant surprise

When i took the starter motor out for rebuild, i had seen some strange looking surface on the engine block behind the starter motor. There was a bit of coolant leak from there, which i thought was...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-21-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Frango100
After i changed the master cylinder rebuild kit,...

After i changed the master cylinder rebuild kit, my brake pedal also went almost to the floor. I removed the master cylinder again and found quite a big difference in depth of the old and new master...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-18-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Frango100
Ok, thanks John.

Ok, thanks John.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-17-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Frango100
Transmission governor

I took the transmission governor out today to check for any wear/dirt in there and was surprised on how clean and new it looked. But when I compared the part with the manual, it seems that the...
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