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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By Deanj
There's nothing as good as running your classic...

There's nothing as good as running your classic car as often as possible. I notice mine won't start promptly after sitting a few days.

During the Winter for whatever reason, State Farm does not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Deanj
Looks exactly, except for character, like my...

Looks exactly, except for character, like my Eaton.

Dean
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By Deanj
You're lucky. Those of us who just have to have...

You're lucky. Those of us who just have to have 14" wide white walls (1958-1961) pay dearly for a sometimes mediocre tire. I can see why some owners go with the 1" whites.

Funny, I remember my dad...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-22-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Deanj
I want to know exactly how you accessed the...

I want to know exactly how you accessed the neater switch light. I tried removing the console extension and found it very stubborn.

Dean
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-22-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Deanj
Interesting. How long before they ask for a pack...

Interesting. How long before they ask for a pack of "Luckies"?

Dean
Forum: Our Rides 09-16-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Deanj
Yes Nyles, I have a Palm Springs Rose 1960. It...

Yes Nyles, I have a Palm Springs Rose 1960. It isn't anywhere the pink color in your photo. My friends will always call it pink just to bug me, but it's a very pale pastel that women love for some...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-05-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Deanj
I've read and tried nearly everything from...

I've read and tried nearly everything from aluminum foil to extra fine steel wool. I like the triple extra fine steel wool with chrome polish because it has a tendency to shear and minimize pits...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-01-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Deanj
"New versions" of Traffic Light Viewers made of...

"New versions" of Traffic Light Viewers made of sheet prism plastic are for sale. These are sold from Light In Sight: http://www.lightinsight.com/.

I could never see traffic lights from my...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-30-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Deanj
3 speed column shifters have their own...

3 speed column shifters have their own personality. Once you get over the fact that you're not going to do any serious shifting, you'll find the easy going column shifter simple and fun. If you own...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By Deanj
You might want to match it with and to the other...

You might want to match it with and to the other side. I replaced mine with a Philips head screw from a spare vent window. It seems the Allen head have a tendency to get rounded out.

Dean

I see...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Deanj
Yes, I had it connected to the starter relay. I...

Yes, I had it connected to the starter relay. I remember you suggested that it loop to the rear BAT terminal, and so I re-wired mine that way. I keep reading all kinds of suggestions about where to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Deanj
Amazing how little goes without a hitch. With...

Amazing how little goes without a hitch. With the new alternator in place, I replaced the burned out GEN no. 57 bulb and started my car and everything was good. GEN light went off with the engine...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Deanj
Good advice from all of you. I destroyed the...

Good advice from all of you. I destroyed the internals of my old external voltage regulator so it wouldn't even have a chance of conflicting with the internal unit in the alternator. It remains for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-25-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Deanj
Alternator Again?

The new exhaust manifold gaskets are on and on the same day the GEN light came on. This 1960 is starting to wear.

With only the headlamps on and 2 miles from home, the GEN light came and started...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-20-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Deanj
I'm not familiar with FE engine cams, but I have...

I'm not familiar with FE engine cams, but I have some general cam advice. Once I installed an Erson in my 4 speed 1980 L48 350 Corvette. What great results as I opted for a cam I could use with the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-18-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,317
Posted By Deanj
That is very generous of you Eric. Thanks, I'll...

That is very generous of you Eric. Thanks, I'll try the copper gaskets first and then re-examine what the heck I do next if that fails.


You and others from this forum are very kind and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,317
Posted By Deanj
I don't know why milling didn't work for mine...

I don't know why milling didn't work for mine other than something isn't flat.

It would be nice to know if 390 style fit. Maybe it's a better product. Even the flange gasket is the doughnut 3...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-16-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,317
Posted By Deanj
Driver's side exhaust manifold to heads leaking...

Driver's side exhaust manifold to heads leaking again. This was milled flat twice, and then still required a gasket. Always something.

I know the car didn't come with gaskets, but I noticed the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-13-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Deanj
I'm still in the process of replacing the...

I'm still in the process of replacing the instrument lights with LED's. It is a trial and error process. How? Not every LED replacement bulb will fit everywhere. One exception is the shift...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,444
Posted By Deanj
Anybody notice the drain plug on the passenger's...

Anybody notice the drain plug on the passenger's side? My 1960 is on the driver's side, but I have an oversized plug meaning either a new pan or plug.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Deanj
As Ray said below, if your engine was rebuilt,...

As Ray said below, if your engine was rebuilt, the exhaust valve seats were probably hardened. There's no need for a lead additive. Just run your engine on 91 octane or higher, Premium.

If you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Deanj
I still canít get to that Selectaire light bulb. ...

I still canít get to that Selectaire light bulb. The radio was easy compared to removing all the screws in the console piece that surrounds the control head.

Why would this be the crazy way to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Deanj
My first employer (out of college) had a huge map...

My first employer (out of college) had a huge map on the wall of our territory. We kept individual county map booklets that were indispensable. I kept those in case of a nuclear war. Just kidding....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Deanj
Great photo. I can see why some owners install...

Great photo. I can see why some owners install an extra light above the switch in the radio access plate.

Dean
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Deanj
Selectaire/Gauge Light Bulbs

I checked the manual and the tech library for installing a light bulb behind the Selectaire switch. Can someone instruct me? I couldn't reach anything behind the face plate with the radio out...
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