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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-17-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Frango100
Hi Eric. No, i meant the steering gearbox, its...

Hi Eric. No, i meant the steering gearbox, its the one the steering shaft connects to. Its supposed to be filled with grease.
New fluid in the automatic transmission is also a good thing to do when...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Frango100
There should be a grease nipple on the steering...

There should be a grease nipple on the steering tube itself. Also the steering gearbox needs grease, it will be probably be all dried up in there.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-08-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Frango100
There was a special tool available which was...

There was a special tool available which was overrunning when the right torque was applied and no torque wrench was needed. In case this tool was not available, a torque wrench could be used with the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Frango100
Transmission rebuild

So slowly the parts to start my transmission rebuild are coming in. No idea yet what I will find inside, but the master kit is there and two used bands (looking at the pictures in very good state)...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-12-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Frango100
The Airesearch heat exchanger seems to be an...

The Airesearch heat exchanger seems to be an aviation part. A pitty that the P/N can´t be read anymore.
The cooling tubes with the fins up front should cool down the fluid quite well, at least as...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-11-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Frango100
Are you sure about this Dave? The recommended...

Are you sure about this Dave? The recommended B8A-19578-A seems to be a long life grease. Many seem to use wheel bearing grease instead. I had looked into this a year ago or so and filled the...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 01-27-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By Frango100
My electrical knowledge is not that good, but i...

My electrical knowledge is not that good, but i think that 600 m Amp in 75 seconds would be 8 m Amp per second (600 divided by 75).
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 01-26-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By Frango100
The original squarebird clock is an...

The original squarebird clock is an electrical/mechanical wind clock. It doesn´t draw a constant current. As soon as power is applied to the clock, it will wind a spring in a fraction of a second,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-26-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Frango100
On my 58 the distance is half an inch (the gap...

On my 58 the distance is half an inch (the gap between the front window metal frame and the quarter window metal frame).
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Frango100
Thanks Dave. I did rebuild my jeeps 5-45RFE...

Thanks Dave. I did rebuild my jeeps 5-45RFE transmission a few years ago. Indeed had to make some special tools to be able to compress piston springs and remove their snap rings. Very interresting...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-15-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Frango100
It most probably will be the best to tear down...

It most probably will be the best to tear down the transmission first and see what needs to be replaced. There is most probably some bearing with a problem, since it makes a strange noise in first...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-14-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Frango100
Thanks for the answer Dave. The problem is that...

Thanks for the answer Dave. The problem is that here in Brazil automatic transmissions are not that common yet, so there are also a few transmission shops. I had a problem with my Jeeps automatic...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Frango100
That sounds quite well possible Nyles. Some...

That sounds quite well possible Nyles. Some locally bought filter was used before, which is lower, so it can be that they just tightened the nut until the filter was fitting well, deforming the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Frango100
Thanks for the answer Eric. I think I have a WIX...

Thanks for the answer Eric. I think I have a WIX filter as well, but will have to check the P/N when I return home. The filter sticks out about a quarter inch more or less, doesn´t look ok.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Frango100
352 air filter element

I got a new air filter element via Rockauto, but when i put it in the housing, it will stick out a bit.
Doesn´t seem to be normal like this. Anyone who experienced the same?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Frango100
Transmission rebuild kit

My Cruise-O-Matic is not working 100% ok and when i measured the control pressure a while ago it was well below the values mentioned in the manual.
So i´m not in a hurry, but when i have some spare...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-12-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Frango100
Did you already check the differential fluid for...

Did you already check the differential fluid for metal glinsters? I wonder if a problem with the pinion bearing would cause a clunking noise though. And why would it only happen when shifting to 2nd...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Frango100
No, the eccentric on the booster doesn´t change...

No, the eccentric on the booster doesn´t change the pedal rod length. With that eccentric you can adjust the point the booster starts to work. If its not set well, you will feel a vibration in the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Frango100
Yes, some silicone will do, and you can also...

Yes, some silicone will do, and you can also still remove them easily when necessary later on.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-07-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Frango100
For some reason my bird doesn´t have the...

For some reason my bird doesn´t have the adjustable rod anymore, so I also had to put a "filler" shim inside the piston to make an adjustment. When I remember well I had put a 3 mm filler to make it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-06-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Frango100
It looks that you will have to adjust the rod in...

It looks that you will have to adjust the rod in between the pedal and the master cylinder. I had the same happening to me when i used a repair kit on the master cylinder and didn´t see that the new...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-30-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Frango100
I would first measure the switch itself to be...

I would first measure the switch itself to be sure its broken. It can easily be a wire problem as well.
Not sure if you can find a new switch, but for sure you can find a used one (Carl Heller,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-21-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By Frango100
Merry Christmas

Whising all my T-bird friends a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-09-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Frango100
Throttle linkage adjustment

So after changing the transmission fluid, i´m now trying to adjust the throttle linkage using the Pressure Method. At 1000 rpm it should read 80-85 psi in D1 or D2. I do get 80 psi at 1000 rpm in P...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Frango100
Indeed looks that the shift mechanism inside the...

Indeed looks that the shift mechanism inside the transmission has a problem. In "P" the park pawl should keep the wheels from turning, besides the fact that the manual valve should not allow any...
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