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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By del
Hi Nyles Yes I'm hanging on to the 6 blade & the...

Hi Nyles Yes I'm hanging on to the 6 blade & the shroud...I'm just hoping that I won't need them any more. And yes I saw that item in Larry's but wasn't exactly sure what it was. They list B8348A on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By del
radiator side seal

Thanks Dano! I really enjoy this sort of work because I find the payback to be amazing! Such a pleasure to install all new bumpers and gaskets and getting it back to looking nice. Since the rad will...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By del
I have abandoned trying to drain the block using...

I have abandoned trying to drain the block using the drain plugs. After managing to work the driver's side petcock loose and open 3-4 turns, nothing drained out. Poked up in there with a piece of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By del
About that drain plug...

My radiator finally gave it up the other night at a local cruise-in, so I pulled it yesterday for re-coring. While that's getting done I thought I'd explore draining the block. The shop manual...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-12-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By del
Thanks Dano. I don't know how well this kit would...

Thanks Dano. I don't know how well this kit would work for a color change, but for a refurbish it works great.
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-05-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By del
refurbished my seats

I used a kit from www.autoleatherdye.com (https://autoleatherdye.com/) to refurbish my front seats this spring and I'm real happy with the results. Seems to be wearing well. The kit cost about $75...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-30-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,786
Posted By del
finally got around to it

Finally got around to grinding those 4WD calipers so that the hose can connect and stay out of the way. I guess it would be interesting to know if there are any other casting differences between the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-16-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By del
1959 Galaxie at Estate Sale

Maybe they'll be accepting offers...
http://carnabyestatesales.blogspot.com/p/retro-lancaster-sale.html
Forum: Events 08-13-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By del
Join a local T-Bird Club!

There is probably a T-Bird Club somewhere nearby. Join in! That local club will include folks that are passionate about their cars and anxious to help keep T-Bird enthusiasm alive and well!


I agree...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By del
my 2 cents on gas

Hi Kirsten,
Welcome on here! I use non-ethanol gas pretty much exclusively with the highest octane I can get. Non-E gas is easily available here usually 91 octane and I do use lead additive half...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,786
Posted By del
some answers

Hi Mike,
I had to refer to my files for some of these answers and some are just my opinion based on doing this job once, but here you go...
1. I have not yet adjusted the hoses.
2. It is possible...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By del
A Couple of Cowl Questions

Greetings All -
Doing a little under hood cleaning...
What is the best stuff to use to replace the stuff in the groove shown in pic 1 and
Does/did the cowl drain go where the arrow is pointing in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,786
Posted By del
Dave in all the photos, the left /driver's side...

Dave in all the photos, the left /driver's side wheel is on the ground, but your suggestion makes sense in any case. Yes that light spot is a rub mark and yes the calipers have a notch that the end...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,786
Posted By del
photos of brake hose dilemma

Thanks to Dave Dare's phone call, here are some photos of my brake hoses. My right side hose hose has pulled loose of the caliper twice. Has not happened on the left side. I believe (?) they are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,786
Posted By del
Hi Dave - Happy Summer! Yes my mistake you are...

Hi Dave - Happy Summer! Yes my mistake you are correct the part number is Raybestos not Bendix. All due respect, I don't think there is something "really wrong". I've put nearly 2000 miles on her...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,786
Posted By del
good question

Hi John, if that question is for me, I haven't a clue what the torque spec would be. You? I got that sucker as tight as my 67 yr old sphincter would allow. :D
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,786
Posted By del
update on disc brake conversion

Greetings All ~
Wanted to share an update and see if anyone else has had a similar problem. My conversion is a year or so old - mustang rotors, s10 calipers and related recommended fittings. I have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By del
sounds about right

Hi Kim,
I'm not familiar with the radio conversion that you mentioned but that price sounds about right, as compared to the Gary Tayman AM/FM conversion. That one uses stock dash plate and radio...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By del
learn something new every day...

I have experienced similar to Carolina TB when draining the system re qts of capacity. Never knew about the drain plug in the block. Thanks John
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-18-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By del
you can do it!

Hi Bent,
I did the disc conversion on my T-Bird which was equipped exactly like your car last spring and I'm very happy with it. I went with the mustang rotor, S10 caliper option to keep my stock...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-06-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By del
FWIW - all my seat trim screws look like the one...

FWIW - all my seat trim screws look like the one in your first picture with the washer.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-14-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By del
Yes I suppose that could be true. I'm guessing...

Yes I suppose that could be true. I'm guessing but there's probably no way to inspect w/o removing the intake manifold?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-07-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By del
PCV and Edelbrock 1406

Hi Marshall,
I'm considering doing the same on my '60 because of fumes sitting at stop lights, but I'll need to bring the hose around to the front since that's where the PCV port is on my Edelbrock...
Forum: Our Rides 03-28-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By del
nice tail lights!

Wow - nice! What are those tail lights off of?
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-07-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By del
welcome

Hi Tim & Welcome!
Well, it could be a number of different things and you are probably in for some investigation and electrical testing but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that they are probably...
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