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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Dano (Dan Leavens) sent me a legible copy from...

Dano (Dan Leavens) sent me a legible copy from his 1958 Manual. All the text can be read clearly by expanding the scanned copy. If anyone would like a copy, list your email address. Thanks again...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-10-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Thanks Dan.

Thanks Dan.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By Harry LePargneux
1960 Thunderbird Body, Trim and Sealant Manual

Does anyone have a legible copy of Section 2 Page 30 of the 1960 Body, Trim and Sealant Manual? This page shows the Front Body Pillar - Air Duct and Front Fender. The text on my copy is unreadable....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-14-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,333
Posted By Harry LePargneux
On my 1960, the backup lights do not come on...

On my 1960, the backup lights do not come on unless the headlight switch is turned on. They work when either the park lights or headlights are turned on.
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-25-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,957
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Hi Dan - all is well here. We had company from...

Hi Dan - all is well here. We had company from Arizona and I was unable to make it down for your S & S. Hope you and Marg are well and enjoying our wet summer. Harry
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-24-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,957
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Hi Ken I only replaced the seal that goes across...

Hi Ken
I only replaced the seal that goes across the back of the sliding panel (listed in the Bird Nest catalog as "B. Rear Felt Seal"). It sits along the back side of the panel raised slightly...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-18-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,678
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Installing a Pertronix, I ran a #12 copper wire...

Installing a Pertronix, I ran a #12 copper wire from the ignition switch to the coil. I left the resistor wire attached to the ignition switch in the event I ever need to go back to points. So far...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-14-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 39,693
Posted By Harry LePargneux
As Nyles said, cleaning the clock spring points...

As Nyles said, cleaning the clock spring points and light oil to the end of the gear pivot points got my clock working again. There is a good write-up in the Technical Resource Library.
Harry
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-23-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,926
Posted By Harry LePargneux
The headlight switch must be turned 'on' in order...

The headlight switch must be turned 'on' in order for the back-up lights to work. This switch must either be in the 'park lights on' position or 'headlights on' position. As Dave has suggested, you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-01-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By Harry LePargneux
That is true Dan, but I now have a "cooler" car...

That is true Dan, but I now have a "cooler" car because the quarter windows now work!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By Harry LePargneux
John - your suggestion was bang on! I cleaned...

John - your suggestion was bang on! I cleaned and adjusted the switch and all is good again. Thank you for your help.
Harry
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-28-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Power Window motor getting hot

While adjusting the power quarter windows on my 1960 Thunderbird, noticed one motor was getting warm when the ignition switch was on "Acccessory". Any idea why the motor would become warm when the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-07-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,138
Posted By Harry LePargneux
To rechrome both my bumpers cost $1700 Canadian...

To rechrome both my bumpers cost $1700 Canadian for what they called triple chrome show car quality in early 2014.
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-07-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,552
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Thanks Dan, the replacement panels and subsequent...

Thanks Dan, the replacement panels and subsequent paint job turned out well.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-18-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,967
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Turn your steering wheel all the way to the left...

Turn your steering wheel all the way to the left and your starter should come out easily.
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-04-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,077
Posted By Harry LePargneux
The bottom of the front drains are on the...

The bottom of the front drains are on the underside of the rocker panels, about an inch back from the front fender lip. They are about 1.5 inches wide and face the inside of the car. The rear...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 07-25-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,077
Posted By Harry LePargneux
The front drain holes are about even with the...

The front drain holes are about even with the back edge of the aluminum corner piece that surounds the opening and drain below the rear portion of the front fenders. The hoses down the C panels are...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 07-23-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,957
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Sunroof seals are available at the Bird Nest in...

Sunroof seals are available at the Bird Nest in Oregon.
If you put in new seals, let us know how they work!
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 07-23-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,077
Posted By Harry LePargneux
The front drain holes are about 1/2" wide by 1/4"...

The front drain holes are about 1/2" wide by 1/4" high at the front corners - close to the rear edge of the aluminum corner piece that surounds the opening. There are also drain hoses in the C...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,840
Posted By Harry LePargneux
My car was built June 23, 1960 and has the...

My car was built June 23, 1960 and has the 'extra' brackets you show. I never did find them on any diagram!
Harry
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By Harry LePargneux
I used flat washers with the same size hole as...

I used flat washers with the same size hole as the pivot shaft diameter. Cut the washers to fit on the inside of each side of the linkage assembly. Using J-B Weld, glue these washers so you take...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-10-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,526
Posted By Harry LePargneux
I had my bumpers re-chromed last spring at...

I had my bumpers re-chromed last spring at Fairmount Electroplating in Edmonton. Front bumper $525, 3 pieces of rear bumper $850, 4 bumperettes $290 (Canadian dollars, taxes excluded). Mine were in...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 04-07-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,077
Posted By Harry LePargneux
Clogged sunroof drain

One of my front sunroof drains was clogged resulting in water dripping into the car. I filled the drain with vinegar and let it sit for awhile, then used compressed air to complete clearing the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-27-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By Harry LePargneux
I also get 15 MPG Imperial with my 1960 352. Harry

I also get 15 MPG Imperial with my 1960 352.
Harry
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-22-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,945
Posted By Harry LePargneux
I don't plan on removing mine for awhile, but I...

I don't plan on removing mine for awhile, but I will let you know if I find any other useful ideas.
Thank you for your help.
Harry
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