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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By vernz
Length of front brake hoses?

I'm continuing replacing the brake system on my 1960 Thunderbird and noticed that the new front rubber brake lines are about an inch shorter than the existing lines (the existing lines are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By vernz
OK, so I can get the springs from a 55-57, but I...

OK, so I can get the springs from a 55-57, but I am installing self adjuster mechanisms from a 61 and the diagram for that installation does not show the spring. I think the spring would still fit,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By vernz
Thanks John. I was wondering if that spring was...

Thanks John. I was wondering if that spring was really necessary.

Vern
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By vernz
Carl is correct. I need that secondary spring...

Carl is correct. I need that secondary spring that goes from shoe to shoe below the wheel cylinder. I looked at all the parts places and rock auto with no luck. If you look in the 1960 shop manual...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By vernz
need help finding a brake spring

1960 Thunderbird with original drum brakes. I pulled the drum on the front left wheel today for my complete brake replacement project. Lo and behold I found a broken lower retracting spring. For...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By vernz
I'd be very surprised if I don't have the...

I'd be very surprised if I don't have the original master cylinder in my 60. It does have factory A/C and power brakes along with a 1" bore MC. One of the T-bird parts houses I looked at while...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-16-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By vernz
Need help picking proper brake master cylinder rebuild kit

I finally got around to attempting to install a master cylinder rebuild kit that I bought a year ago or so and, lo and behold, it does not fit. This is in a 1960 Thunderbird with factory a/c and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By vernz
Thanks Carl! I'll be rebuilding the master...

Thanks Carl! I'll be rebuilding the master cylinder so I'll be sure to look for the filter and ensure the pushrod is properly adjusted. If I remember correctly, there are maximum and minimum values...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-10-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By vernz
Brakes heat, then no pedal free play?

My 59 Thunderbird with original power brakes and a/c loses pedal free play after the brakes heat up. When I get back in the car after driving about 10 miles, then letting the car sit, there will be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-09-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By vernz
Thanks for the replies. I think I will stick...

Thanks for the replies. I think I will stick with DOT 3. My main interest is DOT 5 was the fact that it is NOT hygroscopic, however I did not think about condensation in the master cylinder which...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-09-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By vernz
DOT 3 to DOT 5 conversion

I'm finally doing some work on my 1960 brakes. I'm going to install rebuild kits on all wheel cylinders and the master cylinder. I'm thinking of converting from DOT 3 to DOT 5 silicone fluid when I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-14-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,313
Posted By vernz
amazing old junkyard

There is an auto salvage yard about 10 miles from my house that I used to drive by every day on the way to work. I never payed much attention to it because all I could see were late model cars. The...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 03-15-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,423
Posted By vernz
Not only do I remember the ridge reamer, I have...

Not only do I remember the ridge reamer, I have one!

Vern
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-01-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By vernz
That would also fit the 430, right? Vern

That would also fit the 430, right?

Vern
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By vernz
My rebuild kit is from Raybestos (#MK208) and...

My rebuild kit is from Raybestos (#MK208) and included both the bumper and valve seat. The bumper is .483 diameter x .128 thick. Additionally, there is a hole, approximately .045, at the edge. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,651
Posted By vernz
Let me add that you need to make sure insulation...

Let me add that you need to make sure insulation on the internal wire between field windings is intact. My generator failed because the through bolt that holds the generator together chaffed through...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-01-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By vernz
Got the power seats working today (previously got...

Got the power seats working today (previously got the windows working by disconnecting the power seats). Was it a pinched or broken wire - no. Bad circuit breaker - nope. Shorted or otherwise shot...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By vernz
Need help with windows

Last week my son was driving the 59 T-bird and when he parked the car we started raising the windows. We got 2 of them up then all the windows stopped working. At the same time the power seat that...
Forum: Our Rides 05-22-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,618
Posted By vernz
That is a wonderful picture!! Vern

That is a wonderful picture!!

Vern
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-29-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By vernz
Thanks everyone. I went with one of the better...

Thanks everyone. I went with one of the better cover from california covers. I agree that indoors would be best but I already have 2 cars inside my 2 car garage. I have a tent outside that has...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By vernz
Need a car cover recommendation

My 59 is coming out of winter storage in a couple of weeks and unfortunately I have no garage space for it at home. In the past I have used car covers that I bought on line but the fit and, more...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 04-09-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,501
Posted By vernz
That is sure a beauty!! Maybe I can my ugly...

That is sure a beauty!! Maybe I can my ugly sister to look as good someday.

Vern
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 02-22-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,973
Posted By vernz
Don't give up on your original radio too quickly....

Don't give up on your original radio too quickly. I thought mine didn't work for about 6 months then turned it on and inadvertently left it on for a while. Suddenly I had sound. Turns out that I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-20-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By vernz
Dave, I'm the one who grew up in St. Clair...

Dave,

I'm the one who grew up in St. Clair Shores. I live in New York now though.

Vern
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-25-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By vernz
I certainly need anti-freeze this year. It was...

I certainly need anti-freeze this year. It was -30F yesterday in Glens Falls, NY, which is 10 miles north of me. We were a balmy -20F. I should have checked the temperature in my garage. On...
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