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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 05-22-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By MikeL
This car is still available. It absolutely drives...

This car is still available. It absolutely drives like a new car and it is ready to go for the Summer.
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-19-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By MikeL
Still for sale. Price lowered to $23,000. This is...

Still for sale. Price lowered to $23,000. This is a SUPER NICE original car!
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-18-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By MikeL
FOR SALE: 1960 T-BIRD w/21,000 Miles

FOR SALE: 1960 THUNDERBIRD
Mileage: 20,800
Price:$25,000
Location: Jacobus, PA

Outstanding, low mileage original car. This car was stored from 1967 through 2001 when I purchased it with only 17,000...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-12-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
Transmission Problem Update

Before doing anything more radical, I thought it might be worth giving the Lucas Transmission Fix additive a try. Usually, I'm not a big believer in "Miracle Cures" but I read many good reviews of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-24-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
I appreciate the additional suggestions, but I...

I appreciate the additional suggestions, but I don't think it is a problem with the converter or debris.

Because the noise only occurs when shifting into reverse and the transmission behaves...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-22-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
I think I should just end this discussion here....

I think I should just end this discussion here. I've wasted enough of everyone's time trying to figure this out.

I may have given a wrong description of the noise by saying that it was similar to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-21-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
No, the parking brake was not on. I wasn't...

No, the parking brake was not on. I wasn't present when the transmission shop was looking at the car but the owner did tell me he heard the noise. He also suggested I should replace the transmission...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-21-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
Sorry guys, but I must disagree about the cause...

Sorry guys, but I must disagree about the cause of this noise.
I just went out and tried the car again. Twice, I got the noise when shifting into reverse. It was very pronounced and I actually felt...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-21-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
In response to your request for more information...

In response to your request for more information about the noise my car is making, I am providing the following details:

-The car has only 20,000 original miles and I have owned it for 15 years...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-18-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
I'm still stumped on this transmission noise. I...

I'm still stumped on this transmission noise. I replaced the transmission mount which made no difference. The original mount was somewhat deformed after 56 years but it did not seem too bad. I also...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-16-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By MikeL
1964-1966 LH Engine Mounts: FREE

I have 2 brand new left hand engine mounts for 1964-1966 T-Birds that I received in error from Rock Auto. They do not want these parts returned in order to send me correct replacements.

If you can...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
I checked the u-joints before taking the car to...

I checked the u-joints before taking the car to the shop and the shop checked them again. They are fine. The noise I hear occasionally when shifting from park or neutral into reverse is not like the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
Here is an update on my transmission noise. I...

Here is an update on my transmission noise. I took the car to a local transmission repair shop where the owner has 45 years experience in the business.

He was able to duplicate the noise I was...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
Yes, the sealer I added was meant for use in...

Yes, the sealer I added was meant for use in transmissions. I've also noticed that when I shift into park, I get a noticeable metallic "clink" sound which I'm not certain if I had before.

I've made...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
Thanks for the information regarding the selector...

Thanks for the information regarding the selector shaft leak. I did not realize the seals are always exposed to fluid. The leak I have would not happen all the time and I thought it might be caused...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,531
Posted By MikeL
Cruise-O-Matic Questions

I'm hoping to get some input and advice about the transmission in my '60. The car only has 20,000 miles on it and the transmission operates perfectly when driving the car but I'm experiencing some...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-20-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By MikeL
Here is the link to the original...

Here is the link to the original article:
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/03/pee-wees-misadventure/474408/
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By MikeL
Not all Squarebird owners are COOL

This picture is from a current article in the ATLANTIC. I couldn't resist...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,498
Posted By MikeL
Thanks for the information and advice. Now that I...

Thanks for the information and advice. Now that I know the repair is possible to perform with the transmission in the car, all I have to do is build up the determination to get it done....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-27-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,498
Posted By MikeL
Transmission Leak at Selector Shaft

My '60 has developed an annoying leak at the seal where the selector shaft enters the transmission case. This is probably to be expected considering the seals are 55 years old. I've found a good set...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-22-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By MikeL
Splash Shields

I checked my '60 and found that the rubber does contact the insides of the fenders but not by much. The rubber seals extend out from the metal shields by about 1-1/4" to 1-1/2". The rubber does not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By MikeL
New Exhaust System

I just completed replacing the ORIGINAL exhaust system on my '60 and I'd like to pass along some information.
I purchased my new system from Pat Wilson's and I'm glad to report that the fit was...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-10-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,463
Posted By MikeL
Squarebirds in Sweden

A friend of mine in Sweden who owns a '60 T-Bird convertible
sent me the following link to a Swedish car care products company. They feature a nice looking convertible in their product demo videos....
Forum: Our Rides 03-06-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,052
Posted By MikeL
I'm glad that everyone enjoyed the information...

I'm glad that everyone enjoyed the information about my car. Thanks for all the nice comments.

I have a little more information regarding the stainless trim piece on the doors. Both doors have the...
Forum: Our Rides 03-05-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,052
Posted By MikeL
1960 Survivor Story

I thought you guys might enjoy the following information about my '60 T-Bird. Back in 2001, I bought this all original car which had been stored and unused since 1967. I did the necessary work to get...
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