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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-04-2015, 06:55 PM
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New Mexico Thunder Birds 58-60

My wife and I are in New Mexico for the next week. Starting in Albuquerque this friday the 6th and working or way North as the week progresses. Any Birders out there. I would love to see what you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Proper way to drain the radiator/block?

So my 60 is garaged, but will it not be running for a while. To keep the rust from taking over, I am thinking about draining the radiator and block. A) I do not know the mix or the age of the fluid....
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-20-2015, 03:39 PM
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Views: 1,191
Trip Through the River Rouge Plant

Found it on You Tube. Quite a Ford PR piece. Well done.
Amazing to watch. 30 min.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-01-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
slow and low

I like seeing it lowered in the front. I keep seeing the 58,59,60"s lowered in my mind. Still working to get my '60 running, but would love to lower it a bit in the final manifestation
Forum: Our Rides 03-06-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,278
what is that?

So as a newbie, I have to ask.In the photograph of the engine, the thing on the driver's side, close to the radiator, wing nut on top. Q:What is it? I do not have that part as I recall. Mine is a 60,...
Forum: Our Rides 03-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,278
Time machine

Truly a time machine trip. One would expect the smell of a new car as one opened the door.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-27-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Left hand key

I have wondered if it was from the "early" days when you were pulling out the choke and pehaps even advancing the spark by hand if you wanted to go back that far. Older models also had the starter...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Why the left hand key on fords?

My first Ford was a 1970 F350 Flatbed w/a 370. Still have it. I was surprised by the key being on the left side of the dash. Thought that maybe it was a farm thing. Put it in granny gear and walk...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-24-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,287
a small world

I just found this post. Been outta touch for a few days. I sent "Olevet" an email. This is why the web can be so great. Hope we can work something out that is a win-win. We just need some warm...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-19-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,247
Glad to see that someone is getting some car...

Glad to see that someone is getting some car building done. Too cold for the shop. I see the opportunity to use these models for working out concepts and color schemes in the future. Nice.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-19-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,114
Quite the pot-hole. Your on your way to that...

Quite the pot-hole. Your on your way to that low-rider that you have always wanted to build.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-17-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,114
Brass for the beating

I keep all sorts of brass around the shop. I use it between the hammer and the object of my cursing. The result is less damage to the parts that I care about. I also keep it around the drill press...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-09-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Colortune testing device

It was the colortune device that we used "back in the early 80's"
The little mirror was plastic and a poor reflector at best. We were tuning SU carbs. I preferd an air flow meter and just listening...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-06-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
fine tuning the engine

I know that a testing device was made so that one may see the color of the burn inside of the combustion chamber, by use of something like a glass plug if I recall. I wonder if these mystery glass...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-23-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,287
58-60 hoods

Thank you both gentlemen. My odds just became much better. :) My hood has rusted through and then water ran into the back support/frame work and ran down to the nose. From there it proceeds straight...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-22-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,287
Hood differences between 58',59'60

I am in need of a good hood for my 60. Are there differences between the 58,59, and 60? Will one work on the other? Still in search. Mine has rusted trough in some strange places. Not over the carb. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Not my 60' bird on the calender. Oh how I wish,...

Not my 60' bird on the calender. Oh how I wish, but mine has a ways to go. The more I look her over, the more I see what is in really good condition. I count my blessings. Thank you all for the info....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Valve cover Ford vs Thunderbird embossing

So as I see videos and photographs of the squarebirds, I see variations on the valve cover embossings. What came stock to the engine from the dealers? I see Ford, I see Thunderbird, I see chrome, I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-23-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,064
Fuel line options on a 1960 Thunderbird

While going through and rebuilding and cleaning the fuel system of my 1960, I discovered the new tank under my car (Merry Christmas) and then the electric fuel pump that replaced the manual pump....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
My wipers may not be adequate at low speeds?

"do you still have the vacuum wiper motor? The fuel pumps were dual acting and used to create a vacuum to help the w/s wipers during low engine vacuum."
Question: So in this case if pump is on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
vaporlock

At this point, I have yet to run the vehicle, so my vapor-lock problem is all theoretical. Should I stick to the OEM pump or keep the in-line electric? I was excited to see a new fuel tank for sure....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Vapor-lock ways to solve?

While changing my oil filter on my (new to me) '60 squarebird, I notice the fuel pump has no connected lines in or out. (Magic car?) From a letter to a garage, I knew that the previous owner in the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,808
We will keep him in our prayers.

We will keep him in our prayers. Good thing do happen.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,592
MIA pages or 1960 Thunderbird Shop Manual lite

So I set down w/ the 1960 Thunderbird Shop Manual that came w/the car. I've been hunting the spec sheet on the engine for a while now.:confused: Usually this data is at the beginning or the end of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,592
Thank you all so much...

Thank you all so much for all the great words of wisdom. You guys make my day! I'll make ya proud, I promise.
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