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Forum: Anything Goes! Today, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Tbird1044
That could make sense. Just never saw anything...

That could make sense. Just never saw anything like this.
Nyles
Forum: Anything Goes! Yesterday, 01:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By Tbird1044
Randy: Glad you are doing okay. Don't work too...

Randy:
Glad you are doing okay. Don't work too hard, as this is supposed to be retirement.
Kirby and I are planning on attending T-Bird's and Woodies night in Escondido on Aug. 24th. Maybe you...
Forum: Anything Goes! Yesterday, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 22
Posted By Tbird1044
Mercedes CLK GTR competition

I saw this car at the concourse show on Rodeo Drive on Fathers Day. Nice car, but I was wondering if anyone knows what the little red thing is just below the windshield on the drivers side. It...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-19-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Tbird1044
Jon: I have all the admiration in the world for...

Jon:
I have all the admiration in the world for all of you that are restoring these cars across the pond. We all know how hard and expensive it is getting the right part that fits without dealing...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By Tbird1044
If you take your paint code to a good automotive...

If you take your paint code to a good automotive paint shop, they should be able to mix the color to match your car. The main problem with this is that it does take into the effect of paint fade. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By Tbird1044
Two things I found when messing around with w/s...

Two things I found when messing around with w/s washer system:
1. The vacuum switch for the washer is prone to leak. I took the switch apart and used a flat plate with fine sand paper and cleaned...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Tbird1044
There is large "C" shaped spring on the top side...

There is large "C" shaped spring on the top side of the lever that helps to keep the vent in place. These springs can break or pop off of their mounting which would not allow the vent to stay in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By Tbird1044
I pretty much followed the same path as Scott,...

I pretty much followed the same path as Scott, however I got lazy and spent the big bucks for the aftermarket fan shroud. I installed a Flex A Lite 2018 (18") fan, 6 blade, with appropriate spacers...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By Tbird1044
Good point Dave. I looked at theoringstore...

Good point Dave. I looked at theoringstore website and used the part number John listed and it showed it was made from EPDM. Then on the compatibility list, it shows it is recommended for brake...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By Tbird1044
This could be a great fix for a long time ongoing...

This could be a great fix for a long time ongoing problem. I hope we get some feedback when some of the members try it. It should go in the TRL.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 963
Posted By Tbird1044
Clock

If your clock is not working and you also want to try and fix that, there is something called a clock spring inside. This is a setup that has a set of contact points attached to a spring that winds...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 963
Posted By Tbird1044
Shipping Costs

As already stated, I would contact all of the parts suppliers and see if you can get them to mail you a free catalogue. That could be a big help for you.
I would also check to make sure that they...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 963
Posted By Tbird1044
Eric: To remove the door handle, there is spring...

Eric:
To remove the door handle, there is spring type C clip (see picture) on the backside of the handle. It fits in a groove on the shaft to hold the handle in place. It needs to be pushed back,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Tbird1044
Johnny: Since you are down in the S.D. area,...

Johnny:
Since you are down in the S.D. area, there is a really good guy down there that really knows these old TBirds. He owns a couple and also does repairs on them. His name is Ken Harkema and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By Tbird1044
Great to hear the TBird Headquarters helped you...

Great to hear the TBird Headquarters helped you out. When I discovered the problem, it took a while to convince them of what was wrong with the panels. I even offered to go the manufacturer and show...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Tbird1044
Tim installed an oil cooler about 3 years ago and...

Tim installed an oil cooler about 3 years ago and did a nice post on the project. Here is a link: http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=94326
You could always send him a message to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By Tbird1044
Geoffrey: What it sounds like is that when the...

Geoffrey:
What it sounds like is that when the engine warms up and you have the car in "drive" the engine idle is rough.
Here are some simple and quick tests:
1. Have you tried adjusting the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-02-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tbird1044
I looked in the TRL and also through this thread,...

I looked in the TRL and also through this thread, but didn't see contact info for John Vermeersch. Could you please post it?
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-01-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Tbird1044
Hi Geoffrey: Agreed, a fan with more blades will...

Hi Geoffrey:
Agreed, a fan with more blades will definitely help, but not necessarily make the temperature issue go away. Most of us have been installing a 6 or 7 bladed "flex" fan. A flex fan will...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Tbird1044
Do you have the starter that originally came with...

Do you have the starter that originally came with the 390? Somewhere back in the days, Ford changed the design of the starter which also means it takes a different flex plate. There are guys on the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Tbird1044
That's sure a lot easier than replacing a wheel...

That's sure a lot easier than replacing a wheel bearing. Good luck and let us know what happens.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Tbird1044
Stefan should still be around as I bought a rear...

Stefan should still be around as I bought a rear 1/4 panel from him about 2-3 years ago. He has quite an inventory of used parts.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Tbird1044
I did find a used assembly on line and also a...

I did find a used assembly on line and also a rebuild kit available from https://originalair.com. The kit includes a new glass, o rings and brass washers and sells for $51.99. The kit parts number...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Tbird1044
Back in the day when cooling system flushes were...

Back in the day when cooling system flushes were more common, shops had a tool that would pump fresh water through the block and then used air pressure to really force/purge the water through the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Tbird1044
A while back, someone tried to associate...

A while back, someone tried to associate temperatures with the T E M P indicators on our gauge. Here is what they came up with (see pic below).
I do like the idea of removing the sending unit,...
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