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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By Frango100
But the handbook is considering the original...

But the handbook is considering the original transmission with its original clutch material. On a rebuild transmission, the clutches use modern friction material,
which doesn't require the type F.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By Frango100
So in the near future i will have to buy fresh...

So in the near future i will have to buy fresh fluid for the rebuild transmission. Now that it will have modern friction materials, there should be no reason to go with type F (which we don't have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 44
Posted By Frango100
Workings Cruise-O-Matic

As a bit of a gear head, i like to understand the workings of the Cruise-o-Matic.
Most part i do understand, but not the part of the one way clutch.
I know it is used in first gear in the D1...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Frango100
Regarding the clunk, i would first have a look at...

Regarding the clunk, i would first have a look at both drive shaft CV joints for play.
Regarding pictures, will not have much time, even to work on the project, but later i will share some pictures.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Frango100
As Bill Petska had indicated, Fatsco has a lot of...

As Bill Petska had indicated, Fatsco has a lot of parts for our Cruise-o-Matics. Just ordered a bushing kit and some other small hardware from them.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Frango100
If you want to have a new...

If you want to have a new...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Frango100
Isn't this the car? :...

Isn't this the car? : http://www.fossilcars.com/ford/thunderbird/889017. A/C and radio are not working.
Indeed, it seems that the car is not in the original paint color nor the original interior...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Frango100
Im by no means a specialist, but this VIN seems...

Im by no means a specialist, but this VIN seems strange. Just checked their site, but the VIN should be:
H9YJ107399, which makes more sense.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Frango100
My clock was also not working when i got my Bird....

My clock was also not working when i got my Bird. Cleaning of the points did the trick.
Now i only need to get the radio working again.:rolleyes:
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-25-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Frango100
Anyone knows were they sell the transmission...

Anyone knows were they sell the transmission bushings for a middle case MX? I saw on e-bay a set for the large case.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Frango100
I had some time today to disassemble the...

I had some time today to disassemble the transmission and already found some problems. The primary sungear shaft came out with one of the seal rings cut in half. Later on i found the other half. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-23-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Frango100
I don't know how handy you are, because you can...

I don't know how handy you are, because you can tackle this job yourself. I just started the tear down of my COM. Dave (simplyconnected) has put quite some pictures on here he took when he did his...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Frango100
No nail polish. I used some yellow varnish on my...

No nail polish. I used some yellow varnish on my headlight sealed beams, but also on other bulbs.
It is a kind of epoxy resin, very durable and fixes very well on glass surfaces. Here they have many...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Frango100
You can buy bright white LED's and use a colored...

You can buy bright white LED's and use a colored varnish to give them the color you want. No heat build-up but more light.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-14-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Frango100
Just started the transmission tear down last...

Just started the transmission tear down last week. Unfortunately i have very little time to work on it, so it will take a long time to finish this project. Taking pictures as many as possible, but...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By Frango100
That panel looks amazing Nyles.

That panel looks amazing Nyles.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-04-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By Frango100
Thanks John, i have bought a set of horns from...

Thanks John, i have bought a set of horns from Carl Heller last year and yeh, they have a nice "go out of my way"sound:D.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By Frango100
Since the plastic part, which holds the shift...

Since the plastic part, which holds the shift indicator and the horn contact, was cracked and glued together, i got one of e-bay in a very nice shape. When i remember well, i did remove the switch...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,547
Posted By Frango100
I'm not aware of a website from him, i normally...

I'm not aware of a website from him, i normally contact him via his e-mail: hellerc1@verizon.net
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-01-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,547
Posted By Frango100
To post pictures, or you need to use a pictures...

To post pictures, or you need to use a pictures serving host and mention the link here, or be a paying member and you can post directly on here.
The turn lever is supposed to return to neutral...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Frango100
I did some search on e-bay, but only found one in...

I did some search on e-bay, but only found one in worse condition then mine for $ 299,00.
Carl Heller has a set of newly chromed for $ 350 each i believe.I will try first over here to get it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Frango100
Thanks for the answers guys. Yes Nyles, its...

Thanks for the answers guys.
Yes Nyles, its indeed the wind wings who have the bubbles on the aft sides. I will see if i can find someone who does the chroming here. But regarding the painting, here...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-22-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Frango100
Bubbles on window frames

Hi guys, i'm having several small corrosion bubbles under the chrome of the front and rear window frames. Re-chroming seems to be difficult, since the material is already not that thick. Did someone...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-17-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,547
Posted By Frango100
Hi Eric. No, i meant the steering gearbox, its...

Hi Eric. No, i meant the steering gearbox, its the one the steering shaft connects to. Its supposed to be filled with grease.
New fluid in the automatic transmission is also a good thing to do when...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,547
Posted By Frango100
There should be a grease nipple on the steering...

There should be a grease nipple on the steering tube itself. Also the steering gearbox needs grease, it will be probably be all dried up in there.
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