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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Dakota Boy
C6 transmission. the shifter comes with a...

C6 transmission. the shifter comes with a cable which is attached to the shift arm on the transmission. Gear indicator was lost, and I don't really care about that anyways. I made a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Dakota Boy
You'll have to make a hole in the console for it....

You'll have to make a hole in the console for it. The shifter I have is a Hurst V-matic 2.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By Dakota Boy
you might need a longer pushrod. I needed a...

you might need a longer pushrod. I needed a longer one when I got rid of the original master cylinder and went to a dual master.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Dakota Boy
My car has rear wheel openings that were taken...

My car has rear wheel openings that were taken from a 1962 Chevy C60's front fenders. That might be sacrilege.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Dakota Boy
Check your oil pan to see if the steering linkage...

Check your oil pan to see if the steering linkage has been rubbing on it....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Dakota Boy
try looking at Kanter.com for all of this.

try looking at Kanter.com for all of this.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,223
Posted By Dakota Boy
try...

try these:
http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/Tbird1.htm
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Dakota Boy
^^ where there's a will, there's a way ^^ :D

^^ where there's a will, there's a way ^^ :D
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By Dakota Boy
1. Center your wheels/steering wheel so the car...

1. Center your wheels/steering wheel so the car would be going straight, if it was moving. 2. Now pull your steering wheel and position the C-shaped cancelling cam open end to be facing 9 o'clock....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Dakota Boy
All good information guys. thanks- My...

All good information guys.

thanks-

My friend may be joining the site soon. He also has a square' that he is working on.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Dakota Boy
1954 Lincoln; question regarding 12volt conversion

I know this is in the wrong category, but the 58-60 section gets the most attention here....

A friend of mine is converting a '54 Lincoln from 6-volt to 12-volt, but is wondering how to deal with...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,425
Posted By Dakota Boy
I cut open the old radiator today. I suppose...

I cut open the old radiator today. I suppose its condition is average for a 59-year-old radiator. Photos attached. The transmision cooler construction was not what I was expecting to see. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,425
Posted By Dakota Boy
I have an external trans cooler; not in the...

I have an external trans cooler; not in the radiator itself.

As far as the A/C thing goes; I will say the new one does not sit any further out towards the front of the car. The 4-row version is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,425
Posted By Dakota Boy
old radiator = going down the interstate at...

old radiator = going down the interstate at 75mph/3000rpm the temp was 200-205 F.

New one under the same conditions = 160 F. (Thermostat is a 160)

I am going to cut the tanks off the old...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,425
Posted By Dakota Boy
So.... I have installed the new radiator and took...

So.... I have installed the new radiator and took a test ride today. Now I have all the cooling capacity in the world; or so it seems.

Anyone considering one of these for their own Square'...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,953
Posted By Dakota Boy
your axles have 28 splines

your axles have 28 splines
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-03-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,425
Posted By Dakota Boy
I called them on the phone during west coast...

I called them on the phone during west coast business hours. Be prepared to pay another 70 for shipping. Then wait 2-3 weeks for it to be built.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-02-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,425
Posted By Dakota Boy
I ordered a 4-row "optima" core radiator from US...

I ordered a 4-row "optima" core radiator from US Radiator yesterday. I just got tired of looking at my temp gauge all the time.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-01-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,953
Posted By Dakota Boy
Nobody in Brazil uses or sells slide hammers? ...

Nobody in Brazil uses or sells slide hammers? I can rent a kit for free from one of the big auto parts stores here in the States.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Dakota Boy
There was a member on here who made them, but I...

There was a member on here who made them, but I think he passed away recently.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Dakota Boy
I had a Glo-brite on my car when I bought it. ...

I had a Glo-brite on my car when I bought it. That lens was a bit brighter than the other Ford ones; if I recall correctly.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-15-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Dakota Boy
Use an "impact screwdriver" to get those big...

Use an "impact screwdriver" to get those big screws loose. Harbor Freight sells them for not too much $.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-15-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,953
Posted By Dakota Boy
Replace the bearings if the age of them is...

Replace the bearings if the age of them is unknown.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-03-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Dakota Boy
The stall on my converter is around 2600-2800. ...

The stall on my converter is around 2600-2800. Tire size is 275/60-15.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-03-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Dakota Boy
28 splines. I have a 28" tall rear tire with...

28 splines.

I have a 28" tall rear tire with 3.50 gears. C6 transmission. 70 mph is around 2800 rpm.
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