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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Deanj
Thanks- I forgot your original post, I suspected...

Thanks- I forgot your original post,

I suspected my seal leaks, but my leak seems more persistent when the transmission gets a topping off by the shop like when they replaced the lines to the heat...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-09-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Deanj
Would you explain the part and procedure for the...

Would you explain the part and procedure for the shaft seal? I'd appreciate hearing how you did it. Photos would be nice, also.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-03-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,777
Posted By Deanj
Not original? The more and more I fool with this...

Not original? The more and more I fool with this car the less original it is. I still like things stock if not original, but many repairs cry out for upgrades and/or changes. I've given up and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-01-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,777
Posted By Deanj
I tried, and succeeded somewhat, with putting...

I tried, and succeeded somewhat, with putting Hushmat or Roadkill under some of the interior carpet. I laid some in the trunk and behind the door panels. It's pretty much impractical to get...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Deanj
I like that idea Carl! How did you seal the...

I like that idea Carl! How did you seal the holes? Epoxy?

Dean
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 11-29-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Deanj
It definitely has that late 70s Town Car flavor. ...

It definitely has that late 70s Town Car flavor. Shivers.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Deanj
Very interesting. The first time I saw those...

Very interesting. The first time I saw those screws poking out the bottom of my car I thought the worst. Then either Dave or John confirmed this was the correct method to install carpeting. I even...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-15-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,777
Posted By Deanj
Where can Dynamat be positioned other than under...

Where can Dynamat be positioned other than under the carpeting? I have relatively new carpet and don't intend to pick it up. Where else, interior or trunk, can Dynamat be positioned?

Dean
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 11-13-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By Deanj
I've owned cars with both types of...

I've owned cars with both types of parking-emergency brakes. There are cable actuated caliper type acting on the disc, or "mini" drum type housed inside the rear rotor. My guess is the way to go is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-02-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Deanj
Replaced my shifter a couple years ago, but that...

Replaced my shifter a couple years ago, but that was during mini column rebuild. The original plastic has crazing and discolored. After installation of the shifter, I had trouble with the roll pin...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-28-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Deanj
Good to see some guys have some spare time a few...

Good to see some guys have some spare time a few extra bucks to spend.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Deanj
There's nothing as good as running your classic...

There's nothing as good as running your classic car as often as possible. I notice mine won't start promptly after sitting a few days.

During the Winter for whatever reason, State Farm does not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Deanj
Looks exactly, except for character, like my...

Looks exactly, except for character, like my Eaton.

Dean
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Deanj
You're lucky. Those of us who just have to have...

You're lucky. Those of us who just have to have 14" wide white walls (1958-1961) pay dearly for a sometimes mediocre tire. I can see why some owners go with the 1" whites.

Funny, I remember my dad...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-22-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Deanj
I want to know exactly how you accessed the...

I want to know exactly how you accessed the neater switch light. I tried removing the console extension and found it very stubborn.

Dean
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-22-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Deanj
Interesting. How long before they ask for a pack...

Interesting. How long before they ask for a pack of "Luckies"?

Dean
Forum: Our Rides 09-16-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Deanj
Yes Nyles, I have a Palm Springs Rose 1960. It...

Yes Nyles, I have a Palm Springs Rose 1960. It isn't anywhere the pink color in your photo. My friends will always call it pink just to bug me, but it's a very pale pastel that women love for some...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-05-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Deanj
I've read and tried nearly everything from...

I've read and tried nearly everything from aluminum foil to extra fine steel wool. I like the triple extra fine steel wool with chrome polish because it has a tendency to shear and minimize pits...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-01-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Deanj
"New versions" of Traffic Light Viewers made of...

"New versions" of Traffic Light Viewers made of sheet prism plastic are for sale. These are sold from Light In Sight: http://www.lightinsight.com/.

I could never see traffic lights from my...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-30-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Deanj
3 speed column shifters have their own...

3 speed column shifters have their own personality. Once you get over the fact that you're not going to do any serious shifting, you'll find the easy going column shifter simple and fun. If you own...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Deanj
You might want to match it with and to the other...

You might want to match it with and to the other side. I replaced mine with a Philips head screw from a spare vent window. It seems the Allen head have a tendency to get rounded out.

Dean

I see...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Deanj
Yes, I had it connected to the starter relay. I...

Yes, I had it connected to the starter relay. I remember you suggested that it loop to the rear BAT terminal, and so I re-wired mine that way. I keep reading all kinds of suggestions about where to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Deanj
Amazing how little goes without a hitch. With...

Amazing how little goes without a hitch. With the new alternator in place, I replaced the burned out GEN no. 57 bulb and started my car and everything was good. GEN light went off with the engine...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Deanj
Good advice from all of you. I destroyed the...

Good advice from all of you. I destroyed the internals of my old external voltage regulator so it wouldn't even have a chance of conflicting with the internal unit in the alternator. It remains for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-25-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Deanj
Alternator Again?

The new exhaust manifold gaskets are on and on the same day the GEN light came on. This 1960 is starting to wear.

With only the headlamps on and 2 miles from home, the GEN light came and started...
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