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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-03-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 9,509
Posted By partsetal
I haven't seen specs on tightening when there are...

I haven't seen specs on tightening when there are rubber bushings. I normally tighten until the rubber deforms a little. The jam nut you show is used to lock against the nut so that the nut does...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-03-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By partsetal
Wow, that's a good find at a hardware store. I...

Wow, that's a good find at a hardware store. I always thought these were Ford designed parts with limited applications.
Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-02-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 9,509
Posted By partsetal
Cut the thickness of the washers by 1/2, that's...

Cut the thickness of the washers by 1/2, that's the only way they will fit.
Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By partsetal
I use a small piece of 'strip caulk' to seal the...

I use a small piece of 'strip caulk' to seal the holes, but epoxy or seam sealer will work also.
I also use Velcro to keep the trunk mat in position and to hang the Convertible trunk mechanism...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By partsetal
After cutting my hand several times on these...

After cutting my hand several times on these infernal screws while working on the seat nuts without the lift I've sworn never to use these screws. I now use velcro to keep the carpet in place.
Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By partsetal
A closer look at the ID plate shows that the...

A closer look at the ID plate shows that the plate has been bent/handled and is now retained by pop rivets, not the data plate rivets used in production.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By partsetal
Obviously not a Thunderbird VIN. A indicates 6...

Obviously not a Thunderbird VIN. A indicates 6 cyl, 9 the 59 model year, F is for the Assembly plant, Dearborn, and G is for the body type, Custom 300. If you google this VIN you can see the number...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By partsetal
Del, The long part of the nut goes in first,...

Del,
The long part of the nut goes in first, then you might need the bolt inserted to tilt it upward.
Carl
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By partsetal
You have to look at the color samples and then...

You have to look at the color samples and then ask if it is cloth or vinyl. Some colors are one or the other. Good source is Restoration Specialties in Windber PA.
Carl
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 09-25-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,994
Posted By partsetal
Another possibility is that the seal around the...

Another possibility is that the seal around the back of the panel is too fat. This will prevent the back of the panel from levelling with the roof.
Carl
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-20-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By partsetal
Squarebird used in dimentia therapy

I came across this WSJ article where a recreated 50's village in CA included a 59 Thunderbird. This is is a test of "reminiscence therapy" and the first in the US. The patients can sit in it or lift...
Forum: Thunderbird Production History 09-07-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By partsetal
NASCAR Thunderbird 1960

This Hemmings article is dated 2004 and I'm unaware that this information has surfaced on this forum. I'm not in agreement with some of the details presented, but 'to each his...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-30-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By partsetal
I have to agree that the drill rod would cause...

I have to agree that the drill rod would cause unnecessary wear on the cam. Here is a photo of the back side of the timing cover showing the mounting of the push rod and the brass tip.
Carl
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 08-29-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By partsetal
The pumps shown on Rock Auto will work but the...

The pumps shown on Rock Auto will work but the inlet and outlet ports will require modifications to your inlet and outlet steel lines. The pumps shown as Carter and Airtex are both Airtex types and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By partsetal
I have never seen the brass tip separated from...

I have never seen the brass tip separated from the steel rod so I'm not sure how it is fastened. The plug at the top is just an expansion plug, similar to what is used to seal water and oil passages...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By partsetal
Yes it can after removing the plug at the top of...

Yes it can after removing the plug at the top of the pedestal. If it is too hard to pull up, that is because the brass tip has mushroomed slightly and you may have to remove the timing cover and...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-22-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By partsetal
Is this the piece you need?

Is this the piece you need?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By partsetal
The owners manual directed that the reservoir be...

The owners manual directed that the reservoir be filled with brake fluid. You may still have brake fluid in the system. The system should be flushed with ATF until any BF residue is gone. I stick...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By partsetal
You can pony up 150. each and get the Sun Ray...

You can pony up 150. each and get the Sun Ray emblems already attached to brand new (Ford License) 59-60 Wheel Covers.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-25-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By partsetal
As Ray stated, the cover on the typewritten pages...

As Ray stated, the cover on the typewritten pages is incorrect. Since the first page indicates it is for an accessory kit, I would say that these were the instructions included in the kit used to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By partsetal
That dimension is provided by the maker of the...

That dimension is provided by the maker of the top and is specific for THEIR back curtain. I've seen them range from 19" to 21". Go to the ARO top website, a company that made them originally for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By partsetal
With the relay plug removed you can power one of...

With the relay plug removed you can power one of the terminals in the plug with a jumper from the battery to see if the solenoids will release.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By partsetal
Try this: Remove the adjusting screw at the...

Try this: Remove the adjusting screw at the bottom of the vertical rail (hockey stick), remove the stops at the back of the window (window piece and body piece); raise the window above the normal...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By partsetal
Just did this job yesterday with the engine in. ...

Just did this job yesterday with the engine in. There are two bolts on the left vertical edge, two nuts on the lower right horizontal, and one at the horizontal upper right. Remove those, organize...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By partsetal
The 430 used in the Thunderbird had a plain...

The 430 used in the Thunderbird had a plain surface there, but when the 430 was used in the Mercury and the Lincoln there may have been a port there. This same block and the valley pan later became...
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