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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-26-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,880
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Help with Ebay US please

Hi guys,

I'm trying to find an AMT promo model that matches the colour of Molly, which is white over meadowvale green.

I've found one which could be it, but the seller on Ebay won't ship to the UK...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Hi Mal, I am in Southampton and I just got the...

Hi Mal,

I am in Southampton and I just got the mx in my squarebird rebuilt. The guy said he originally ordered an fx kit, but realised it was wrong and had the mx kit the next day. The point being...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By DaveSouthampton
First meet and hubcap problems

Got Molly back after the trans rebuild. What a difference, even managed to accidently spin the wheels in reverse:D

Transpires I have a cruisomatic with MX case. The rebuild including removing and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveSouthampton
I had a WD40 like product handy so tried it on a...

I had a WD40 like product handy so tried it on a bit of paint that was at the edge of the panel and it worked. Cant quite tell if its done anything to the vinyl as eyes and light not great, so going...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Getting paint off the interior

Molly has blue paint flecks over some of her interior.

Its mainly on the drivers door card and a bit on the drivers seat. I have invoices for the seats being recovered a long time ago and they're...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By DaveSouthampton
What is this switch

I found this photo on my phone and remembered I meant to investigate it.

Molly is away having her tranny rebuilt so I don't have any of my manuals handy.

This switch is on the panel between the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By DaveSouthampton
trans

Got her jacked up today and managed to find some numbers on the trans
DIF 24
3H19: 24
C1AP7006B

Unfortunately I didnt get the service identification tag number :(

However I've figured out,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Success.... I've now found my trans dipstick...

Success.... I've now found my trans dipstick

http://www.thunderbirdparts.com/ford-thunderbird-transmission-dipstick-cruise-o-matic-from2-22-1962.html

So its from a later COM from the look of it....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-22-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Sooo... The C1 bit which is 1961 on the...

Sooo...

The C1 bit which is 1961 on the C1AE6015C is that it was a '1961 part' which was actually cast in Sept 1960. Which I guess is why its the part number lol. Which means I do have a 390 in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Thanks for that Dave. In my ignorance the number...

Thanks for that Dave.

In my ignorance the number C2AE9425C was on the inlet manifold... shows how much I know lol

I found this page that listed it, http://www.mustangtek.com/FordIntake.html

And I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-21-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Help with numbers and trans dipstick length

As I have trouble reversing with a warm engine, I'm having a guy look at it. However as there is a bit of confusion over the trans dipstick he wants to make sure I know what engine, trans etc. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,488
Posted By DaveSouthampton
It appears to go fine forwards at all times. On...

It appears to go fine forwards at all times. On Sunday morning I drove it the 3 miles back to my current storage. When I got there it did manage to go back very slowly, albeit better than it did...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,488
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Reversing when warmed up

I took my car out today for its first proper run.

I went pretty well until I got to work where it was struggling to reverse. It would move very slowly regardless of engine speed. Getting worse over...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-31-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,285
Posted By DaveSouthampton
I have this morning gone and spent quite a lot of...

I have this morning gone and spent quite a lot of money on cleaning and detailing stuff.

I've been doing quite a bit of research and I've bought a G3 Clay mitt. Its meant to be a lot easier to use...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-28-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Small Favour

I don't know if anyone can help, but I have a small favour to ask of someone in the US.

I'm trying to buy a model on Ebay.com that is identical to MY tbird, but the guy refuses to ship to the uk....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Thanks for that Jay I'm currently in Poland...

Thanks for that Jay

I'm currently in Poland until Tuesday so I dont have my shop manual etc. with me, but I assume this is just a case of undoing some bolts etc.

If so then I'll perhaps make sure...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By DaveSouthampton
oh and once I've got it polished and gleaming,...

oh and once I've got it polished and gleaming, I'll post a few pics :)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Towing

I've now got my registration , 262 UYG ( ugh lol ) , which will do for now, so I can venture out onto the UK roads :D

I'm a member of the AA ( a breakdown / recovery service ) so theres help...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-20-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Hi Marc. Hows it going ? Its just too good an...

Hi Marc. Hows it going ?

Its just too good an offer to pass up. I'm only going to get the bumpers done as they badly need it. The rest of it isnt too bad at all, and sure as hell doesnt justify all...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Removing stuff for chroming

A friend has offered that his friend, who owns a plating company, will chrome my bumpers for me "for a drink". I trust the guy and to be honest the bumpers are so bad he can't wreck them any more...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,823
Posted By DaveSouthampton
The DVLA ( Driver & Vehicle Licensing Authority...

The DVLA ( Driver & Vehicle Licensing Authority I think ) holds the records for all vehicles and drivers in the UK. I guess the equivalent of your DMV ?

When you import a vehicle you have to get it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,856
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Hi Ray, Thanks for that. Over here you fail...

Hi Ray,

Thanks for that. Over here you fail your driving test if you don't use the hand brake, plus my old dad would bend my ear if I didn't put it on even at traffic lights lol.

I have to push it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-12-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,823
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Well I finally got the car today and guess what I...

Well I finally got the car today and guess what I found in the trunk ... a plastic bag with an old front plate bracket in.

Just need to get the rubber bit now so that should save on shipping and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,856
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Where to jack the car up from

I finally got my t-bird today :D:D:D:D:D

Now the fun really starts, along with lots more postings on here I suspect ... so sorry in advance.

My car has come with a jack. It looks correct and has...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-10-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,823
Posted By DaveSouthampton
Thank you John :)

Thank you John :)
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