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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-23-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By ncbird
Booster bracket

As Dave says the dealer installed bracket alone will not solve the problem. It was designed to be used with the factory firewall mounted booster and bracket. It fit the firewall bolt pattern and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By ncbird
Options

Red head steering in Seattle is who I have used for all my steering components including rebuilding the steering box itself. They are the only one I know who cut the power steering cylinder open and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-12-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By ncbird
Grease

If I remember correctly my rebuilder told me to use shc100 which is a synthetic aircraft bearing grease. High moisture resistance and good at low temperature.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-06-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By ncbird
hot rod truck

If my bird had 440hp and 6 speed automatic
I would think it pretty trick. To have that in a new truck with the sophisticated execution Ford accomplished makes me smile every time I get in.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-06-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By ncbird
I had a 99.5 w/7.3 that I put 230k on and sold in...

I had a 99.5 w/7.3 that I put 230k on and sold in Sept. The turning radius left much to be desired but I loved that truck. The steering box suffered with larger tires and so I installed a custom one...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-05-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By ncbird
steering rebuild

I finally have all my steering components rebuilt and ready to
go back on the car. The shop I use is a highly regarded shop in the Northwest I originally stumbled on because of their custom steering...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,287
Posted By ncbird
Small case 3g

Small case 3g
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-19-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,784
Posted By ncbird
Front sway bar

Ditto on Lance and his wife being great people. If you want a good story
ask about the desk in the showroom. In my discussion with him he was pretty adamant about the front bar being up graded if...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-04-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,074
Posted By ncbird
Brakes

Saw this one on flipboard the other day. Note the master cylinder.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,829
Posted By ncbird
3g

I have the c.r.a.p. bracket and have what is called a "small case" 3G. Fits fine. Grant
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Posted By ncbird
Lokar

I am with John I would think you should be able to use the existing column. Check out Lokar they show shifter linkage for the Ford automatic.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-03-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,009
Posted By ncbird
Juliano's

Juliano's has been providing seat belts to the street rod market for years. They now have an outlet dedicated to seatbelts SeatBeltStore.com
They may be able to make you a shorter set. Cant hurt...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-27-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,752
Posted By ncbird
borgeson

I have looked and have not come up with a good swap and my re builder says there is not a direct swap. Borgeson makes some modified box's but I would probably use one of their couplers. They make all...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,512
Posted By ncbird
cage nut

Looks like a standard cage nut from that Bird Nest picture. I suspect Hillman makes a replacement and they are the major supplier to hardware
stores. I would start in the specialty fastener section...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 03-09-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 104,173
Posted By ncbird
steering arm stop

Well I have dropped all the steering so i can send the cylinder, control valve and steering box out to Red Head
steering in Seattle. They built the box in my F250 and are big with the superduty...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By ncbird
take your time

I put mine on by myself with the car up on jack-stands. The passenger side goes on easy and I did them from the top. The driver side I put in from below. If you have a helper on the driver side it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-29-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,540
Posted By ncbird
insert photo

The insert is not flat it has a definite crease in the middle and the horizontal bar accentuates it. The center bar actually tapers from the middle out. Here are a couple of pictures I took to show...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-10-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By ncbird
ford part

David you may want to look at ford part # C5TZ-9B339-B. This was used on some pu's with both light and optional gauge pack. They are not cheap but are an alternative. Update us on what you do and if...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,175
Posted By ncbird
According to ultrastang site 52 3/4 flange to...

According to ultrastang site 52 3/4 flange to flange and 36" for distance between spring perchs. Most 9" appear to be wider and the perchs 43" apart. Again the ultrastang sits has somd really good 9"...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-26-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,175
Posted By ncbird
info

The Mustang guys have put up some very usefull history and info on the Ford 9in. Look up kevinstang and ultrastang 9 inch. They answer a lot of the questions about the different 9 in and how to ID...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-23-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,216
Posted By ncbird
intake

I have a 4 barrel manifold from my 60 you can have for 20.00. (Fuel to go get it) plus shipping. I would also agree on an aluminum replacement as best advice. Grant
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-12-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,416
Posted By ncbird
The piece on top of the spring is the anti squeek...

The piece on top of the spring is the anti squeek pad with the large raised locator. It fits on top of a std center bolt which fits into a metal bushing in the bottom. I would place the block on the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,416
Posted By ncbird
blocks

Speedway has blocks from 1/2" to 4". The 4" are common in lift kits.
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 08-01-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 104,173
Posted By ncbird
offer

Thanks for the offer Dave, I do wish we were closer. I bought a baby mig a while back just for this kind of project. It is a 120v so I can take it to the car. My other mig is 240 and a beast. I will...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 07-30-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 104,173
Posted By ncbird
observations

Pulled a stock spindle and checked the stop on the steering arm. Crawled under the car (its on jack stands) and have the following observations. The steering arms on the Versailles are shorter and...
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