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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-17-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By sidewalkman
mine do the same thing, I have all the springs...

mine do the same thing, I have all the springs (new ones) and it still has play. I'll try your tip. But I think it's simply a factor of an old car.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By sidewalkman
I am sing green LEDs in my instrument panel for...

I am sing green LEDs in my instrument panel for all the lights, even the radio, heater and shift indicator. They're not dimmable but don't need to be. The look is pretty cool. I tried to find red, to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By sidewalkman
I think the original question was does anyone...

I think the original question was does anyone make a replacement tail light assembly with LED similar to the ones available for the Baby Bird. I'm pretty sure the answer is no. As said above there...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By sidewalkman
Um, 13.00 for the cleaner, and then 21.00 for the...

Um, 13.00 for the cleaner, and then 21.00 for the shipping. you know they're paying at most 5.00 for the shipping. I never understand why companies that might make a good product use shipping as a...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 10-26-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By sidewalkman
Let us know what happens after you install them.

Let us know what happens after you install them.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-26-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,401
Posted By sidewalkman
Make sure if your installer is mounting the new...

Make sure if your installer is mounting the new tires they aren't idiots. Mine was, and the first tire he tore the sidewall and bead to shreds, then replaced it with an old Coker he found someplace....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-24-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By sidewalkman
So either way I'm looking at a prop valve. I was...

So either way I'm looking at a prop valve. I was thinking I'd need it in any case since the front brakes always do the majority of braking since the weight transfer is to the front.

I'll also look...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-24-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By sidewalkman
Thanks Dave, although I'm confused. Mostly...

Thanks Dave, although I'm confused. Mostly because I haven't seen what the cross over looks like but I'd imagine it looks like a small port on the intake? Can you describe what you mean by...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By sidewalkman
Brake MC question

Probably a stupid question, but I'm asking it anyway.

I'm going to hopefully over the winter upgrade to a new double master and 8" Vacuum Boost but I see there are 2 flavours (Canadian for flavors),...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By sidewalkman
I'm pulling the top of the motor off, I have the...

I'm pulling the top of the motor off, I have the luxury of having a spare 60 352 so I'm going to liberate the heads off of it to compare which is better, then plane and replace, same with the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By sidewalkman
For a Squarebird, 60 but I want a 59 grill. 62...

For a Squarebird, 60 but I want a 59 grill. 62 Roadster would be next.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By sidewalkman
Darn Canadians eh!

Darn Canadians eh!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-12-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By sidewalkman
Was under it for 3 hours last night. the drivers...

Was under it for 3 hours last night. the drivers side outside lower nut on the stud for the exhaust pipe is being a puke. Might be stripped. it loosened about a 1/4 inch then I run into the socket...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By sidewalkman
I've put it off long enough

I'm finally going to tackle the exhaust manifolds. The PO rebuilt the engine about 8K ago, and I'm thinking he noticed an exhaust leak and instead of dealing with the undoubtedly warped manifolds, he...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By sidewalkman
I don't think Geoffrey noticed your almost 4800...

I don't think Geoffrey noticed your almost 4800 posts!!! It's almost a full time job!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By sidewalkman
I thought that was adjusted with staples to a...

I thought that was adjusted with staples to a strip at the bottom of the pillar, regardless and this isn't on a Bird but a comet I did the headliner on, when I steamed it it shrunk a bit, got rid of...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By sidewalkman
Hey Geoffrey, you likely caught John at a bad...

Hey Geoffrey, you likely caught John at a bad moment, but he has a point. There is no 'wiring' inside the cap that would be affected by pushing on the cap. it can only be a problem between the cap...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,401
Posted By sidewalkman
Pretty sure stock is only 6"

Pretty sure stock is only 6"
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By sidewalkman
Do you have cruise control or something on yours?

Do you have cruise control or something on yours?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By sidewalkman
Depends on the look you're going for, I'm...

Depends on the look you're going for, I'm thinking a short Lokar shifter could be installed to look like it belongs there. The big Hurst looking units seem more dragster than T-Bird, but it's all a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By sidewalkman
Hey Ray What's that coffee can looking thing on...

Hey Ray

What's that coffee can looking thing on the fender skirt by the solenoid?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-02-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By sidewalkman
Hi Nyles I just replaced the pink thru the...

Hi Nyles

I just replaced the pink thru the firewall to the bullet connector, the pink is the resistor, the other will carry the full 12V. Pretty simple job once you figure out how to take out the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-23-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By sidewalkman
THanks guys, Ray your pdf was dead on, I cross...

THanks guys, Ray your pdf was dead on, I cross matched the number and got the red leather paint. I'll let you know if it's a match and post pics of the finished job over the winter.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-23-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By sidewalkman
Pertronix finally done.

Fairly straight forward job, replacing the resistor wire took the longest. For those that don't know, there is a center chrome inner rig, the outside has a chrome ring, then the ring with the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-22-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By sidewalkman
Thanks John, it shows my color as code 85 Red,...

Thanks John, it shows my color as code 85 Red, but I need to cross reference that to something I can buy. I found a site once that had an actual color code.
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