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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By dgs
I got it. I had to twist and pull and wiggle and...

I got it. I had to twist and pull and wiggle and pull and use a pry bar and pull but it eventually came loose from the engine. Wiggling it out from there required a few more gymnastics and, yes,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By dgs
So I'm finally getting around to replacing this...

So I'm finally getting around to replacing this starter (life has gotten in the way until now) and I can't get the starter out. I've gotten all the bolts off and the starter pulls away from the...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 07-31-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By dgs
What interior is in it (color, leather or vinyl,...

What interior is in it (color, leather or vinyl, etc)?
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-03-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,529
Posted By dgs
Carl, I'm not sure how you came across this...

Carl, I'm not sure how you came across this thread, but it is over 12 years old. John is still running his business and has posted on his blog as recently as last November...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-15-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By dgs
Either 225/60R16 or 235/60R16 are close in height...

Either 225/60R16 or 235/60R16 are close in height to the originals and should clear with zero offset wheels. I run 235 width on my 8" wide 17" wheels with zero offset with only very slight rubbing...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-22-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By dgs
I realize that I'm late to the party, but I'd...

I realize that I'm late to the party, but I'd like to offer a different take on this. With differences in wheel and tire sizes, I believe that measuring from the wheel center to the body will be...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-11-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By dgs
I've had good luck with modern FWD cars. Modern...

I've had good luck with modern FWD cars. Modern cars simply last longer then the old ones.

My 1999 Honda Odyssey needed almost nothing from 40K to 205K, aside from tie rods, stabilizer links and a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-11-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,447
Posted By dgs
You'll need a EB Enterprises 121G...

You'll need a EB Enterprises 121G (http://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-capacitor.html), but they aren't available right now. :D
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-20-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By dgs
Hey, that's my website. :cool: That thing was...

Hey, that's my website. :cool:

That thing was for sale almost 10 years ago, I wonder where it is now?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-27-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By dgs
The Rock Auto part is branded "Pure Energy...

The Rock Auto part is branded "Pure Energy (https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=4700721&cc=1336632&jsn=292)", not sure who that is. I don't imagine many companies are rebuilding these old...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-24-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By dgs
At Rock Auto the same 12 month warranty applies...

At Rock Auto the same 12 month warranty applies to the rebuilt and the new. I suspect no one else has a longer warranty. Of course, that doesn't mean that I want to swap it out twice.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-23-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By dgs
Thanks for the suggestions, if I can get myself...

Thanks for the suggestions, if I can get myself into the garage before spring I'll give them a try.

As far as replacing the brushes, since the Rockauto rebuilt starter is only $30 after the core...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-22-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By dgs
It was a while ago, but I think I bought the kit...

It was a while ago, but I think I bought the kit first. I went in assuming that everything needed replacement, my front end felt pretty loose.

I bought my kit through Kanter, but I'm not sure I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-21-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By dgs
I think we did try to jump across the solenoid,...

I think we did try to jump across the solenoid, but it was several months ago so I don't remember for sure.

I agree, but I just wanted to see if anyone had any issue with the Rockauto part.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-21-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By dgs
I realized that I never came back to this. After...

I realized that I never came back to this.

After the dust settled on our move, I decided to take the T'bird out to get the fuel topped off before winter. Against my better judgement, I shut her...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-19-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By dgs
They're auctioning off the business and inventory...

They're auctioning off the business and inventory it seems.

Auction page...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-19-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By dgs
As a life long stick shift driver (my daily...

As a life long stick shift driver (my daily driver has been a stick since my first car in 1986 and 3 of my 5 cars today are), I'm embarrassed to say that I failed this.

However, in many modern cars...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-12-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By dgs
Regarding the front end rebuild, I took lots of...

Regarding the front end rebuild, I took lots of pics when I did mine almost 10 (!) years ago, they might be of help to you. You'll find them here...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,576
Posted By dgs
No, I was showing the front of each control arm. ...

No, I was showing the front of each control arm. There were no shims on the rear. These were before I took it apart, I put the same shims back in that I took out.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,576
Posted By dgs
For reference, here's a picture of my lower...

For reference, here's a picture of my lower control arms before I removed them.

Driver's side (front is to the right) with 3...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-17-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,439
Posted By dgs
I love your selection of images, the Squarebird...

I love your selection of images, the Squarebird looks fantastic will new wheels and maybe a bit of lowering. Interestingly, that black one in your first post isn't my car but it's my picture...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-22-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By dgs
I saw it too and I thought it looked fantastic in...

I saw it too and I thought it looked fantastic in person. The lack of chrome is a non-traditional choice and not everyone will appreciate it, I thought the charcoal with the cream was a great...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-08-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,160
Posted By dgs
I'm quite happy with the service that I get from...

I'm quite happy with the service that I get from JCTaylor and I find their usage restrictions quite reasonable. You are right, I wasn't happy with the restrictions other companies included, so I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-01-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,160
Posted By dgs
I have USAA for my regular car insurance and have...

I have USAA for my regular car insurance and have been largely happy, but couldn't use their classic insurance affiliate because of their strict restrictions. Shows, club events, parades, period. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-01-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By dgs
Thanks for all the good suggestions. I'm moving...

Thanks for all the good suggestions. I'm moving this weekend and up to my eyeballs in that, so trying things will have to wait until the dust settles there.
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