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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-17-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By Deanj
I swear I replied on the correct post about the...

I swear I replied on the correct post about the oil light. I confirmed that after I made the post.

Dean
Forum: Our Rides 06-14-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Deanj
Good photos of a very original looking Bird. I...

Good photos of a very original looking Bird.

I noticed your converted alternator has a 2 belt pulley. Do you know the pulley part number and where you purchased from?

I'm not even certain a 2...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-01-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By Deanj
Once I installed Borla mufflers on my L48 1980...

Once I installed Borla mufflers on my L48 1980 Corvette 4 speed.

Before the installation, I installed an Erson cam 208/208 which had more lift and duration than the L48 cam, and a free flow cat...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-28-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 757
Sticky: Happy Birthday!
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Posted By Deanj
Thank you all very much! Golf and grill...

Thank you all very much!

Golf and grill outside, but feeling and being well is priceless!

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-26-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By Deanj
Good job. I've heard mufflers "break-in". I...

Good job. I've heard mufflers "break-in". I always thought that was a stretch, but my Walkers definitely sound louder after a few hundred miles-and I quite certain it's all going out the tail...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By Deanj
Exhaust leak at the left exhaust manifold to...

Exhaust leak at the left exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe fixed.

The problem was a warped exhaust pipe flange that the shop ground flat, and then installed a beefier gasket with a raised ID lip. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Deanj
Now that makes sense. Iím a fan of Stable, and I...

Now that makes sense. Iím a fan of Stable, and I use it in the Thunderbird for Winter because sheís driven sparingly.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-22-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Deanj
What I want to know is how the armed forces store...

What I want to know is how the armed forces store fuel for years without going bad.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-21-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Deanj
Thanks Eric. I would think the float wouldn't...

Thanks Eric. I would think the float wouldn't seal the top of the tank if that tab wasn't aligned. You sure can't tell from smelling gas because these cars smell of gas when everything is buttoned...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-20-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By Deanj
No Dave, the leak is between the manifold and...

No Dave, the leak is between the manifold and exhaust pipe. That actually made the shop feel better when this leaked the first time, knowing it wasn't the problem between the manifold and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By Deanj
Thanks Eric. Perfectly clear. I didn't even...

Thanks Eric. Perfectly clear. I didn't even know there was another gasket type since I always installed donut types. I can see why my shop wants to use a copper crushable gasket. They said the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-18-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By Deanj
Since the new exhaust system installation, the...

Since the new exhaust system installation, the exhaust manifold exhaust pipe connection leaked and was repaired twice. My shop said something about trying a copper crush gasket before maybe...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-18-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Deanj
The part number is 9787 for a power booster and...

The part number is 9787 for a power booster and duel master at ABS Brakes. I used this to convert regular brakes to power.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By Deanj
I wanted a louder exhaust when I was young. It...

I wanted a louder exhaust when I was young. It always turned out pretty annoying. The truth is noise is tiring. Everyone has different tastes, and I find my Thunderbird with a stock exhaust is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Deanj
Thanks Ray and Nyles. I recall the previous...

Thanks Ray and Nyles.

I recall the previous owner explaining he set the sending unit so the tank wouldnít be empty before the needle pointed to E. So he had a problem with the tank going empty...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Deanj
I had the fuel sending unit replaced with the new...

I had the fuel sending unit replaced with the new fuel tank installation. Is there a way to calibrate the sending unit other than trial and error?

The old unit only read to 3/4 full with a full...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-14-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By Deanj
The first time I replaced the aftermarket...

The first time I replaced the aftermarket mufflers on my '60, I used Larry's "stock" replacements. These are okay, but very large. I had to position these on an angle and still half the muffler...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-11-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By Deanj
I inspected the dipstick tube connection on the...

I inspected the dipstick tube connection on the tranny and it was solid with no leaks. I returned my car to the shop where they said only one transmission line needed tightening. They said they ran...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-08-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By Deanj
I recommend converting to an alternator. It...

I recommend converting to an alternator. It charges at idle, and exceeds the generator output 2:1. Use 4 gauge wire for the power wire and ground on the back of the alternator. You'll be able to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-06-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Deanj
Exactly. The new Wagner hoses were thinner than...

Exactly. The new Wagner hoses were thinner than the old hose, which makes me think maybe those oldies were on the car over 20 years. I kept adjusting the right brake to make contact sooner and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-05-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Deanj
Brakes Stop Pulling

My front brakes no longer pull to the left after replacing both front brake hose. I doubted that this was the problem because it seemed too "easy". Started with the hoses and planned to check the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-03-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By Deanj
Thanks Nyles. The transmission lines are...

Thanks Nyles. The transmission lines are connected on the same side, too, I believe? I remember removing and re-installing the dip stick tube when I changed the fluid. Ironic my gasket and work...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By Deanj
Nyles, it doesn't appear to be leaking under...

Nyles, it doesn't appear to be leaking under pressure. You're right about that. I've experienced leaking power steering lines under pressure, and they leak real good while the engine is running. This...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-02-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By Deanj
Once again my Cruise-O-Matic is leaking and...

Once again my Cruise-O-Matic is leaking and really good. It leaks from the passenger side right around the filler tube area, and I'd rather hear a possibility or two before hauling it back to the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-28-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Deanj
Thatís just the problem. The shop that welded...

Thatís just the problem. The shop that welded the new exhaust couldnít braze the junction, and thought a new part was the solution.

Dean
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