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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-26-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,454
Posted By rln31455
All of the above should be checked to correct...

All of the above should be checked to correct your problem. One more thing to consider is induction firing. The firing order is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. Cylinders 7 and 8 are next to each other physically...
Forum: FE Engines 07-15-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,662
Posted By rln31455
oil pump shaft

I think the retainer on the oil pump drive shaft was installed by the factory to prevent the shaft from falling out while the engine was inverted for assembly. I don't think it matters for daily...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-25-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,939
Posted By rln31455
There is a fullsize Ford fan shroud on eBay now. ...

There is a fullsize Ford fan shroud on eBay now. The auction #is 260132199510
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-27-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,867
Posted By rln31455
I used Testors model paint on my faded...

I used Testors model paint on my faded speedometer needle. Worked great. My speedometer matched my NOS temp and fuel gauges exactly.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-26-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By rln31455
I followed the steps for this adjustment in the...

I followed the steps for this adjustment in the service manual exactly as described. After I made these adjustment my trans operated exactly as it was designed to operate. The external adjustments...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-15-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,385
Posted By rln31455
I'm a retired GM mechanic. The head and exhaust...

I'm a retired GM mechanic. The head and exhaust manifold can be removed as a unit on the FE motor. It was also common to pull cylinder heads without removing the intake. We did that to beat the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-05-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By rln31455
A backfire through the carb can be caused by a...

A backfire through the carb can be caused by a lean condition. Suspecting the carb/fuel delivery is a good diagnostic path to follow. Another often overlooked cause of backfire is induction firing....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-11-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By rln31455
I have a sales brochure that describes full size...

I have a sales brochure that describes full size Ford "Diamond Lustre Finish" as baked-on enamel. I assume the T-birds used the same type of paint.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By rln31455
Seals, bands and clutches are relatively...

Seals, bands and clutches are relatively inexpensive. The internal components can add up to a lot of money. You can risk damage to these parts. It might go back together and be OK, but I wouldn't...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By rln31455
The residue is metal particles. Most likely from...

The residue is metal particles. Most likely from worn clutches or bands. The whine noise can be due to a number of problems. Pressure regulator (linkage adjustment), planetary set, front clutch,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-14-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,047
Posted By rln31455
RE: What Model Transmission?

Yes, that is the filter kit I installed on my car. I did not want to cut the trans cooler lines. I disconnected one of the cooler lines at the trans. I installed a short new piece of cooler line...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-14-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By rln31455
RE: The old becomes new again

The fullsize Fords had red valve covers on the 292 Y-block, blue valve covers on the 352 2 barrel carb, yellow on the 352 4 barrel carb. The Ford sales pamphlet described it as the "Thunderbird...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-11-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By rln31455
RE: Alex-problem with power steering ram

When seals have a spring, the spring always faces towards system pressure you are trying to seal. The spring side of the seal should face inward. These cylinders are difficult to seal. Be sure you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-05-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,047
Posted By rln31455
RE: What Model Transmission?

I had the same type of problems with the Cruise-o-matic in my '60 Sunliner. After a complete rebuild the shift points were erattic. I cleaned the governor several times. Shift points were perfect...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 12-04-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,059
Posted By rln31455
RE: Rust free 1960 For body parts

Are you interested in selling the A/C compressor? I'm looking for an old style compressor with the cooling fins. Thanks
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,047
Posted By rln31455
RE: What Model Transmission?

After a complete rebuild of my Cruise-o-matic and several fluid changes, my transmission would intermittently not up shift. I installed an external filter assembly. It is in series with the cooler...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 09-27-2004, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,423
Posted By rln31455
RE: New forum - 1957 to 1962 Fords

I was able to locate two NOS spring shims usuing www.partsvoice.com . You need a part number to do a search on this site. It was almost too easy! I thought it would take much longer to locate...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2004, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,423
Posted By rln31455
RE: New forum - 1957 to 1962 Fords

I have a question regarding the installation of a factory A/C system to my 1960 Sunliner. The system adds a lot weight to the vehicle. The Ford parts manual does not list different front springs...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2004, 12:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,170
Posted By rln31455
RE: Mystery of the 1960 Thunderbird fan shroud

I'm glad to see that the fan shroud fit as well as it did. The 1960 full size Ford that I removed the A/C system from, had about 75% to 80% of the fan blade enclosed within the shroud. I took...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2004, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,826
Posted By rln31455
RE: 1960 Fan Shroud

I currently have a fan shroud listed on ebay. It was from a full size 1960 Ford Sunliner. I'm fortunate to have an extra shroud, so I'm selling the extra unit to some one who needs it. I do know...
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