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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-22-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By RustyNCa
Well, if it's a four barrel cast, that'd be...

Well, if it's a four barrel cast, that'd be original. If you're willing and can find an Edelbrock M390 3x2 intake it has a fill tube, but it won't look original...

However, I think it will look...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By RustyNCa
What about converting it to a triangulated four...

What about converting it to a triangulated four link or a centerdrive truck arm suspension? Like a Hot Rods to Hell setup?

http://www.hotrodstohell.net/index.htm
Forum: Events 11-14-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By RustyNCa
I don't really care for portholes on squarebirds,...

I don't really care for portholes on squarebirds, but your's is done really nice. I like how you did it.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By RustyNCa
I used to fight the same issue on both the 58 and...

I used to fight the same issue on both the 58 and the 65. I actually bought an electric pump to wire in like you did, never got around to doing it.

What I find odd, I went to dual Holley carbs on...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-06-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By RustyNCa
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. One of the...

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. One of the great things I have always appreciated about this forum, it's helpful, warm and very friendly. That was the founder's goal, and it seems to staying...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-02-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By RustyNCa
Was just curious, I've been running his bracket...

Was just curious, I've been running his bracket on my TBird since way back in 2007 or 2006.

If you click this thumbnail, it's one photo that kinda shows the CRAP bracket I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-02-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By RustyNCa
What's the advantage of it over the old style?

What's the advantage of it over the old style?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-25-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By RustyNCa
I agree completely regarding the residual valves....

I agree completely regarding the residual valves. I tried running them on my ratrod, they failed in short order. I have a number of friends that have also fought and gave up on them. They really...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-25-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By RustyNCa
I think the issue with the lower mount would be...

I think the issue with the lower mount would be the steering linkage? I was noticing yesterday while under my 58, that now has a 390/C6 combo in it, that the center links are rubbing the oil pan.

I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By RustyNCa
Maybe you have gotten really lucky and ended up...

Maybe you have gotten really lucky and ended up having a C6 in there and you do have a vacuum line to a modulator and the modulator has gone bad. Hard to tell from those close ups. But one easy way...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-25-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By RustyNCa
Did you pull the VC and check the umbrella seals?...

Did you pull the VC and check the umbrella seals? My 58 had a similar history and I did the same thing you have with yours, took a few weeks till a chunk of old umbrella seal worked it's way down...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-25-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By RustyNCa
Yep, been running their bracket for over ten...

Yep, been running their bracket for over ten years or so. Works great.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By RustyNCa
I know those are nice, but for the cost of those,...

I know those are nice, but for the cost of those, I think I could convert to rack and pinion and run those ebay headers and probably have spent less money?

The conversion to rack makes lots of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-16-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By RustyNCa
Well, that's disappointing, but not surprising....

Well, that's disappointing, but not surprising.

So, if someone had gotten rid of the steering box by converting to a rack, you think they would work?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-16-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By RustyNCa
So, this might be interesting. After you return,...

So, this might be interesting. After you return, them, someone on here, other than me, since I have already asked should contact the vendor on ebay and ask them the question I did, or some variation...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-14-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By RustyNCa
Hey, before you fit them, have you shown a light...

Hey, before you fit them, have you shown a light at the merge where all four come together and looked inside the exit.

Do you see any light?

Thanks
RustyNCA
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-14-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By RustyNCa
Looking forward to more news on how these fit. ...

Looking forward to more news on how these fit. Keep mindful of how close they come to the stock location eh? I might need to go this route on my 58 if they work.

Cheers
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By RustyNCa
What do you have now for pipes? I've read there...

What do you have now for pipes? I've read there isn't much point in 3" over the 2.5" for most engines?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By RustyNCa
Interesting that they come out of Rocklin, that's...

Interesting that they come out of Rocklin, that's a couple hours from me. I'd be interested to hear how they work, I'd like to run some in my 58, but I haven't been willing to drop the expense of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By RustyNCa
Interesting that Summit shows the Sanderson's fit...

Interesting that Summit shows the Sanderson's fit the squarebirds, when I talked with Sanderson directly they told me, no they don't fit 58 to 60 thunderbirds and their web site now doesn't show an...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-28-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By RustyNCa
Yes, the only issue I have had with the 1406...

Yes, the only issue I have had with the 1406 carbs, they seem to dissipate the fuel in the bowls faster than the Holleys so I end up cranking them longer?

But that could also be a symptom here in Ca...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By RustyNCa
I looked at the two flywheels I have, the 410 one...

I looked at the two flywheels I have, the 410 one did have numbers on the balancing weight (so it is externally balanced?) and I am sure not correct to use with my 390. The other I never found any...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By RustyNCa
One came with a Mercury 410 motor, the other was...

One came with a Mercury 410 motor, the other was a 71 or 72 truck if I remember right.

Here is some info on the 2 I have. They are thumbnails that will take you to a larger...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By RustyNCa
I guess how I worded it was confusing, but I...

I guess how I worded it was confusing, but I think I may understand your answers.

My 58 had, well still has, a 390 in it with a modern starter, but running the original transmission. That...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By RustyNCa
FMX to C6 question

Does anyone know, can you run the flexplate from the Cruise-a-matic to the C6 converter. IE, can I just leave in the flexplate that I have in there, or do I have to change it out?

I'm already...
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