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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 02:06 PM
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Posted By jopizz
They probably moved them to the engine...

They probably moved them to the engine compartment in 1960 due to moisture issues having them behind the grill. That's my guess.

John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By jopizz
They should be behind the front bumper at either...

They should be behind the front bumper at either corner.

John
Forum: Advertisements 11-17-2017, 08:49 PM
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Views: 28
Posted By jopizz
Concours Parts Discount Code

I just received an email notification from Concours Parts & Accessories http://concoursparts.com/ that from now until November 30th they are offering a 10% discount on all in stock orders over $300...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-17-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By jopizz
I live in New Jersey and I've had dozens of...

I live in New Jersey and I've had dozens of Northeast cars and I've never seen upper control arms rust where they have to be replaced. There is probably no heavier metal on the entire car. They can...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-17-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By jopizz
I wouldn't rely on the picture in the manual...

I wouldn't rely on the picture in the manual being 100% accurate. The picture of the governor in the 1959 manual looks different than the one in the 1960 manual even though they supposedly use the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-17-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By jopizz
They have different part numbers so there is...

They have different part numbers so there is something different between right and left. Also '63-66 are different from '61-62. As I mentioned before why do you need to replace the control arms....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By jopizz
Is the play in the handle or in the door handle...

Is the play in the handle or in the door handle stud itself. If the stud doesn't have any play but the handle does then the teeth on the stud may be worn. Try wrapping some tape around the stud and...
Forum: Events 11-15-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 164
Posted By jopizz
According to the Thunderbird Restoration Guide...

According to the Thunderbird Restoration Guide the rear taillight surrounds were part of the exterior chrome dress up kit. Also included were the windshield wiper well covers.

John
Forum: Events 11-15-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 164
Posted By jopizz
As far as I know the chrome tail light surrounds...

As far as I know the chrome tail light surrounds were part of the exterior chrome dress up kit along with the headlight surrounds and the hood scoop. I've seen a few cars over the years with that kit...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-15-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By jopizz
It sounds like you might be missing the spring...

It sounds like you might be missing the spring that goes between the inner door and door panel. Also, do you have the nylon piece that goes between the handle and the door panel.

John
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-14-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 81,210
Posted By jopizz
Paid Member ~ mh434

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Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-14-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By jopizz
In the back there are six three prong relays;...

In the back there are six three prong relays; part# C1SF-15672-A and two two prong relays; part# C0SF-15672-D. Those relays are readily available from the Thunderbird vendors. In the engine...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-13-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By jopizz
Use Type "F" transmission fluid. John

Use Type "F" transmission fluid.

John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By jopizz
Control arms don't normally go bad. Usually the...

Control arms don't normally go bad. Usually the bushings go bad and can be replaced. They are readily available.

Which top relay do you need. There are eight in the back and one in the engine...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-11-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 81,210
Posted By jopizz
Paid Member ~ Big Block Ford

Squarebirds is honored by Keith Forbes ~ Big Block Ford, Donor for a year of financial support as a Paid Member.

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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,385
Posted By jopizz
Glad to see that you finally had some success....

Glad to see that you finally had some success. I've never heard that storing a tire incorrectly can affect mounting it but who knows.



In the past I used to have two sets of hubcaps. One beat up...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,385
Posted By jopizz
I've never seen any shop have issues mounting 75...

I've never seen any shop have issues mounting 75 series tires. My local garage up the street mounts them for me all the time with just a basic tire machine. Almost every tire manufacturer still makes...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By jopizz
I would definitely remove the compressor and...

I would definitely remove the compressor and bracket. You don't need to do anything with the lower radiator hose. Unbolt the power steering pump bracket and move it slightly out of the way. If you...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,459
Posted By jopizz
The photo links work fine. John

The photo links work fine.

John
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,459
Posted By jopizz
Welcome to the Monte Carlo family. Hopefully...

Welcome to the Monte Carlo family. Hopefully you'll keep in touch and the new owner will join us.

John
Forum: New Members Welcoming 11-08-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By jopizz
Welcome, jcarey !!

Welcome to Squarebirds, jcarey! John hales from Texas and owns a 1960 Tbird Hardtop upgraded with a 1966 390 engine and C6 transmission! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Tbird. As a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-07-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,385
Posted By jopizz
If it matters to you to have a spare that matches...

If it matters to you to have a spare that matches I would take the deal and use the damaged tire as a spare. If it doesn't matter then I would put the damaged tire in the rear and take my chances. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-07-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 452
Posted By jopizz
It appears to be the correct transmission. Why...

It appears to be the correct transmission. Why the filter doesn't fit is still a mystery. Even if you are going to reuse the original filter I would still contact Rockauto and see about exchanging...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-06-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 452
Posted By jopizz
The data plate will only show what it came from...

The data plate will only show what it came from the factory with. There was one automatic option in '58, an MX unless it was an export. It would then have a two speed Fordomatic. The code should be a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-06-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 452
Posted By jopizz
It's possible someone changed your transmission...

It's possible someone changed your transmission with an FX or FM. In that case it would use a different filter but I believe the gasket is the same. Here's a picture showing where the o-rings...
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