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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-27-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By davidmij
Yeah Eric, I think maybe they made a replica of...

Yeah Eric, I think maybe they made a replica of the old race car and the old race car is long gone? Just a thought.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By davidmij
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,197
Posted By davidmij
I agree with John and Dave, let Mac's know that...

I agree with John and Dave, let Mac's know that they need to make an exception to their one year rule - it was their fault up front. Be sure and send them this link and our correspondence.

I always...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,194
Posted By davidmij
I just checked my receipts John and you are...

I just checked my receipts John and you are correct. I ordered the hose from Mac's Antique auto parts. Here were my part numbers from my...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,194
Posted By davidmij
I think I got my replacement hoses from...

I think I got my replacement hoses from Rockauto.com. Way better price, and fit perfectly. You might try them and get the one that fits a 59.

Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By davidmij
The washers worked great. The motor mount bolts...

The washers worked great. The motor mount bolts now have about a 1/4 inch between the bolt and the bottom of the perch slot.
However it raised the fan blade just enough to touch the fan shroud. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,931
Posted By davidmij
Thanks Dave, good points there. My radiator hose...

Thanks Dave, good points there. My radiator hose and cap are the highest points in the system still, and seem to be doing well for a while now.

I thought what you had said meant that the water pump...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By davidmij
thx gents, the 390 had the 2 bolt style on it...

thx gents, the 390 had the 2 bolt style on it because it came out of a 1967 car. I use the thicker 2 bolt style now. However the bolts sit approximately 1/8th of an inch from the bottom of the slot...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-15-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By davidmij
Oh wow, my mistake John. I was picturing in my...

Oh wow, my mistake John. I was picturing in my mind where the A frame ties into the cross member and thinking that that was where the cross member tied into the frame. Thus, the new bushing there...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By davidmij
oil pan touches crossmember

I just had all my front end bushings and ball joints replaced. When I checked it out I noticed that the oil pan was just barely toughing the cross member support. Before the repairs it was already...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,931
Posted By davidmij
When I removed my freeze plugs I was surprised at...

When I removed my freeze plugs I was surprised at all the mud like crud that was caked in there. If your engine has not been rebuilt lately definitely do that. Dave Dare, why do you say; "At idle,...
Forum: FE Engines 10-09-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,309
Posted By davidmij
Yes, you're correct about installing them. But...

Yes, you're correct about installing them. But they won't fit the T-bird. The 4 holes aren't on the same centers.

I think for now I'll use some standard bolt on traction bars. Eventually I can...
Forum: FE Engines 10-08-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,309
Posted By davidmij
So do you think some standard traction bars might...

So do you think some standard traction bars might work better on the back then?
Forum: FE Engines 10-07-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,309
Posted By davidmij
I think the u-bolts I have will be OK Bryan. If I...

I think the u-bolts I have will be OK Bryan. If I need longer ones I'll use a trailer place though, good idea.

I'm not sure about the height of the suspension. The tires are 28.5 inches and I added...
Forum: FE Engines 10-07-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,309
Posted By davidmij
Whoops! forgot the link. here they...

Whoops! forgot the link.
here they are
http://www.laurelmountainmustang.com/products/1967-70-traction-bars-under-ride-1pr?gclid=CJyIqoifk8ECFe0-Mgod7VcAWw
Forum: FE Engines 10-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,309
Posted By davidmij
traction bars

Hey people, since installing my Detroit Locker I'm getting axle wrap. Can anyone recommend some Under ride traction bars? I found these but I'll have to measure to see what length bar I need.
Also,...
Forum: FE Engines 09-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,440
Posted By davidmij
Steve, I did use gray. As for the open valve...

Steve, I did use gray.
As for the open valve train this was my first experience, and you are correct. Some oil did run out and pooled in the header wrap, it took a while to burn off!

I used gray on...
Forum: FE Engines 09-20-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,440
Posted By davidmij
Well it's all back together and running. I ran it...

Well it's all back together and running. I ran it without the valve covers to see that it was oiling nicely everywhere. Boy does that header paint smoke at first. My wrapped headers were getting a...
Forum: FE Engines 09-18-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,440
Posted By davidmij
Yeah, when I posted that I could just picture you...

Yeah, when I posted that I could just picture you shaking your head Dave. LOL
The part that concerned me the most is the hydraulic lifters. The rest should be fairly solid. I was told even the piston...
Forum: FE Engines 09-18-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,440
Posted By davidmij
Weeeell,,,,,,,I had a friend help me. We did a...

Weeeell,,,,,,,I had a friend help me. We did a mock up using some plumbers putty and put the heads on with the rockers etc. and hand turned it twice around. Didn't use the head gaskets so I added...
Forum: FE Engines 09-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,440
Posted By davidmij
My originals looked like that Dave, but the ones...

My originals looked like that Dave, but the ones I have are a little different, they're from a 1967 390 car though. Here's what they looked like. The were super oily and super clean, I'll try to...
Forum: FE Engines 09-17-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,440
Posted By davidmij
Thanks Dave! Mine is a 390 bored .030 over so I'm...

Thanks Dave!
Mine is a 390 bored .030 over so I'm good to go. I double checked piston to valve clearance too.

They are super clean as it was all rebuilt recently. Have no varnish, and excellent oil...
Forum: FE Engines 09-16-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,440
Posted By davidmij
rocker arm shaft assembly

I'm replacing my heads with an Edelbrock set, but I'm keeping my rocker assembly. (for now)

Per the Edelbrock instructions; "The intake valve has been moved away from the bore centerline compared to...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By davidmij
A happy little story

Saw this in the paper and thought I'd share it.

http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/stolen-1964-ford-thunderbird-found-33-years-later-090514
Forum: FE Engines 08-15-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,469
Posted By davidmij
Thx Dave, I think I can follow that. I wasn't...

Thx Dave, I think I can follow that. I wasn't able to work on it today. Family stuff with my dad's health, and getting a resume together this weekend. It'll probably have to wait once again until...
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