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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-27-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By chris58
Thanks guys, John, no worries on hopefully...

Thanks guys, John, no worries on hopefully getting another enthusiast onto the forums, he's actually owned a 60 before so he knows what he's in for.
Nyles, exactly, down the track we'll see what...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-26-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By chris58
A big thanks

Hi all , due to some unforseen circumstances I've had to sell my 58.
Just thought I'd say a big thank you to all that helped me along the way.
Especially Dave(simplyconnected) for all the time and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By chris58
Well I have thrown a few at you over time I...

Well I have thrown a few at you over time I guess.
What I am wondering now is would it be worth going down the same path with the horn since I have the loom apart.
I did install a large fuse panel a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By chris58
Very true Dave, silly question. All good, I'm...

Very true Dave, silly question.
All good, I'm going to use 20 amp relays with 10-15 amp fuses which from what I've gathered should be more than enough.
Slow process unwrapping all the neatly hidden...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By chris58
Just a quick question, is it ok to take 12v off...

Just a quick question, is it ok to take 12v off the alternator or does it need to be a constant 12v direct from the battery and secondly what would be the ideal amp rating for all associated...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By chris58
Yep I did Dave, actually read through it twice...

Yep I did Dave, actually read through it twice last night.
Cheers Chris.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By chris58
Yeah it does seem someone has cleaned it with...

Yeah it does seem someone has cleaned it with something like wd40, definitely wasn't me. I'll get some contact cleaner an do that.
Haha so I take it the west Virginians are like our version of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By chris58
Thanks Dave, much clearer. I'll open the switch...

Thanks Dave, much clearer.
I'll open the switch and have a look.
It's very oily/greasy on the outside which hopefully is just due to excessive heat.
I'll give it a good clean on the outside install...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By chris58
Excellent Dave, thanks. Hopefully I've got this...

Excellent Dave, thanks.
Hopefully I've got this correct.
From the battery I run a cable to pin 30 on the relays.
The dash side of cut wires will be connected to pin 86 and fused accordingly. If I run...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By chris58
Thanks, I like the idea of the relays. Would...

Thanks, I like the idea of the relays.
Would anyone have a small wiring diagram of how that works and would be setup.
Thanks Chris.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By chris58
hot, smoking headlight switch

Ok guys, I've tracked down my under dash smoke and found my headlight switch is getting hot and smoking.
Is it just best to replace or can it be repaired.
Cheers Chris.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Thanks Ray, I'll have a read through it tonight...

Thanks Ray, I'll have a read through it tonight and go from there.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Ok excellent nyles, something I may as well do...

Ok excellent nyles, something I may as well do since it all apart.
Cheers Chris.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Haha, the car or the clock because I'm starting...

Haha, the car or the clock because I'm starting to think that the car could be debatable.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Ok, Thanks again. Nothing to be worried about...

Ok, Thanks again. Nothing to be worried about then.
Cheers Chris.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Ok, I have the dash out and have begun to tidy up...

Ok, I have the dash out and have begun to tidy up the wiring, quite messy behind there.
One concern I've come across though is my clock. It had stopped working which was fine but I noticed it started...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Excellent, thanks mate. I did recently have the...

Excellent, thanks mate. I did recently have the ignition switch out so that'll be worth checking.
Cheers Chris.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
How do I get the gauges out. Is it just a twist...

How do I get the gauges out.
Is it just a twist and pull the bezel off and I'd say there's screws behind.
My bezels don't budge.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Ok, definitely sounds like I've got some tidying...

Ok, definitely sounds like I've got some tidying up to do.
Hopefully finding the short doesn't take too long.
I probably should have pulled all this apart when I got the car but since everything...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Could quite easily be. I'll follow them up...

Could quite easily be.
I'll follow them up underneath the dash and check.
Will a stray wire touching one of the small breakers have a similar effect?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Funny you mentioned that, I've just noticed that...

Funny you mentioned that, I've just noticed that it's when I turn my headlights on, something is burning.
I can't see anything from underneath so a bit of digging and organizing is definitely...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Haha exactly John. It's not making any sense to...

Haha exactly John. It's not making any sense to me either.
Obviously something isn't right somewhere, the previous owner by the looks of it has really just stuffed a lot of the wires back without...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
Thanks John, let the pain begin. One step forward...

Thanks John, let the pain begin.
One step forward and two steps back with this car.
Cheers Chris.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By chris58
gauge cluster removal, need to find burning wire.

Hi all, as the title suggests I'm having some issues where every time I install my lower dash panel, turn the key on I've got something burning.
Doesn't do it without the lower panel which may be why...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By chris58
Excellent, the front kick panels look like a...

Excellent, the front kick panels look like a definite.
Nyles that rear speaker install is definitely different, I never thought about there.
I wonder how well it works.
Cheers Chris.
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