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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-13-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Fuz, Thanks very much! That is great...

Fuz,

Thanks very much! That is great information I couldn't get anywhere else. And thanks, Ray, for helping to resize the photo and tbird, jopizz, and Anders. Now I'll be able to make a more...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-10-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By Rob Sumowski
I'm new, too, Rick, and these guys have helped me...

I'm new, too, Rick, and these guys have helped me with many things. I've been here for maybe a year or so, and I post as I run into problems or have questions that no one else can answer. Good and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-10-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 987
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Squarebirds bucket seat backs- white or other?

Hi Guys,

This is a spin off from my earlier post about my quest for accurate replacement vinyl.

Are the backs of your bucket seats white (and ribbed in a 58/59 to mirror the front of the seat) or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Okay, I called Larry's and Concours: Concours...

Okay, I called Larry's and Concours:

Concours said that the original black/white vinyl seat covers had white horizontal pleats on both the front and back of the bucket seats.

Larry's disagreed,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-08-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Best replacement vinyl?

Hi Guys:


I have been looking through catalogs (Larry's, Concourse, Thunderbird Headquarters) trying to determine the best quality and most accurate seat covers to buy for my 1958 Bird. I'd like to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-10-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Thanks so much, guys! I just sent Carl a private...

Thanks so much, guys! I just sent Carl a private message.

I really appreciate your help.

Rob
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-10-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Yes, the belt is off and broke. I know what you...

Yes, the belt is off and broke. I know what you mean...doesn't make sense, but the metal of the pulley actually separated from itself. My mechanic and I looked at it together yesterday. He says...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By Rob Sumowski
1958 water pump pulley

Hi Guys,



My water pump went down in a deafening blaze of glory during rush hour the other day. I attracted more attention than usual- and plenty of smirks from fellow drivers- as I slunk low in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-12-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,437
Posted By Rob Sumowski
What type of motor oil do you use?

Hi Guys,

Would y'all please tell me the types of motor oil you use in your Squarebirds?

My 1958 has a 352/300. I have seen some articles- even one in a classic car magazine- touting Pennzoil...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Thanks guys! Richard, this is welcome news. ...

Thanks guys! Richard, this is welcome news. It's also great to hear that I can change the faceplate of the 59 by using my existing 58 faceplate. Thanks, Jopizz.

That's about the first problem I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-04-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By Rob Sumowski
58 vs 59 speedometer

Hi Guys,

The death knell tolled today when Concours called to tell me my 58 speedometer is beyond repair and is being sent back to me...presumably to be used as a doorstop or a paperweight.

I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,048
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Thanks very much, guys! I have the vents open...

Thanks very much, guys! I have the vents open and working. It is indeed an awkward little assembly but, once oiled, it works if I manipulate it a bit while opening and closing. What a difference! ...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-16-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Thanks Ray! Those are promising leads. I...

Thanks Ray! Those are promising leads. I appreciate it.

Rob
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-16-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Seeking vent window handle post

I am seeking a vent window handle post for the right vent window on my 58...that's the small piece that goes through the hole on the vent window mount that the handle connects to. Does anyone have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By Rob Sumowski
vent window handle

Hi Guys,

My new right vent window handle (58) arrived from Larry's yesterday...no instructions or connecting bolt to go from the window mount to the handle.

What type of bolt or piece should I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-12-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,048
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Good advice... Does anybody know where the vent...

Good advice...

Does anybody know where the vent knob is? I haven't seen one on my 58.

I have the little round black knob level on each vent. I didn't know there was a separate vent...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,048
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Leonard, Yes, it appears that I do have the...

Leonard,

Yes, it appears that I do have the levers and everything looks to be in good shape. Though they aren't rusted, I can't yet make them move, so they might just need some liquid wrench.

Is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,048
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Yes. Those are the vents I'm talking about. ...

Yes. Those are the vents I'm talking about. Thanks!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,048
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Fresh Air Vents 1958

Greetings to all,

I am wondering if anyone can help me understand the operation of the fresh air vent on a 1958 Bird with no air conditioning. I have found scant information about this system...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 09-05-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Dear Ray, Richard, and Dan, Thanks very much for...

Dear Ray, Richard, and Dan,

Thanks very much for your warm welcome. I have been living on this site going over old posts in an effort to avoid bothering you guys with tired old questions.

I...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-29-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By Rob Sumowski
Rookie's first post- 58 sun visors

Hello to all,

After many months of searching and lots of research, I bought a 1958 Squarebird Friday afternoon. It has a 352/300, was restored in the early 1990s, and is not perfect, but she's...
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