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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-08-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By johns60
Dash lights

I almost never drive my 60 bird at night, but I took it out last night and noticed how dim the instrument lights are. The rheostat seems to work, but the lights are very dim even on the highest...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,477
Posted By johns60
A must do if you are in Los Angeles is The...

A must do if you are in Los Angeles is The Peterson Auto Museum.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-27-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By johns60
Dearborn

I have a brand new Dearborn fiberglass shroud that has never been used.
I bought it for my 1960, but my mechanic built a special oversized radiator so I didn't need it.

First $150 takes it,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,462
Posted By johns60
Radiator Shroud

I have a new in the box Dearborn fiberglass radiator shroud that is for a 62-63 Galaxie. It is a $250 item from Dearborn. I never used it because I had a whole new oversized radiator built for my...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-21-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By johns60
Air Conditioning

For those of you who get Hemmings Classic Car, in the January issue, on page 80 John Dulin asks if there is any way to increase the speed of the blower on an A/C 1960 Bird. Does anyone know of a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-01-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By johns60
Saga ended

The windshield saga has ended. The windshield was replaced Tuesday by the local Safelite shop here in Las Vegas. They have a guy who specializes in older vehicles. The windshield is the new style,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By johns60
windshield

I was not present when the crack happened, but I am pretty sure it was a stress crack because there is no sign of anything hitting the glass and the crack can be felt on the inside, but not the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By johns60
Windshield

Bad luck, one thing leads to another. While my 60 hardtop was on lift replacing the fuel pump, the front windshield cracked, possibly due to stress. So I am going to need a new windshield. Does...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,479
Posted By johns60
fuel pump

I have a 1960 Thunderbird with the vacum wipers. I was told it has a 1966 390 engine. The fuel pump has failed and I need a new one. The old one does not have a canister type fuel filter, and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-18-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By johns60
A/C compressor

If your bird is a driver, do yourself a big favor and switch to the new Sanden compressor. I am very happy with it. Takes much less power, and runs very smoothly. No jerking as with the original.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-09-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By johns60
Power Steeting

The power steering return hose started leaking badly on my 1960. I ordered a new hose with the metal fitting at one end. I assume this just bolts on to the control valve and clamps to the reservor....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-07-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,306
Posted By johns60
It is not necessary to bleed brakes when...

It is not necessary to bleed brakes when replacing pressure switch
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-22-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,251
Posted By johns60
starter

I replaced the starter solenoid, but have had trouble with the new one.
Occasionally, the entire electrical system will go dark (no lights-no nothing) when you try to start the car. However a good...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-14-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,604
Posted By johns60
Ground

Possibly better grounding will help my slow starting issues.
Exactly where do you recommend attaching the ground from the negative battery terminal to make the starting easier? Do I understand this...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,342
Posted By johns60
brake light switch

Anything special I need to know about replacing the brake light switch?
I assume there is no need to bleed the brakes after replacing it. Is that correct?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-19-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By johns60
Exhaust

When I had the oil changed in my 1960 yesterday, they told me the left side exhaust hanger was broken ahead of the differential. Sure enought the left side exhaust is hanging low.

I called...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-22-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By johns60
After you get the aluminum radiator installed...

After you get the aluminum radiator installed please post a report on the change it made in your cooling.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,774
Posted By johns60
Waffle plates

The best way to repaint the black section of the waffle plates is with a scripto paint marker. It works like a marker pen, but has real paint. Shapen the applicator tip a little with a razor blade...
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