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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-08-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Tuxedo
1960 Bird

Ok... gotta sell this thing as i've finally come to the realization that I just don't have the time to get her up and running again. Asking price is $1,700... but please make all offers known and be...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-17-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,483
Posted By Tuxedo
My '60 supposedly only has 56k on it... but it...

My '60 supposedly only has 56k on it... but it was poorly stored and needs mucho work. The gentleman I purchased it from bought it in the mid sixties, drove it sparingly until he parked it in the...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 07-08-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By Tuxedo
What color is it?

What color is it?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-25-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,287
Posted By Tuxedo
Mine are yellow... and are definitely original. ...

Mine are yellow... and are definitely original. In the following thread, also said to be an early car... they appear to be blue... or maybe yellow.
...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-25-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,287
Posted By Tuxedo
My '60 is a relatively early '60 with a serial of...

My '60 is a relatively early '60 with a serial of 102168. I also have the screwed on quarter panel hash marks.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-25-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,287
Posted By Tuxedo
Ok... so yellow is correct, but so is blue and...

Ok... so yellow is correct, but so is blue and prime? I plan on keeping mine original yellow, but found it odd that other presumably original '60 birds had blue.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,287
Posted By Tuxedo
Valve Cover Color

What is the correct color for valve covers for a '60 t-bird? I know my covers have never been off, and hence never repainted and they are yellow. I do however see blue on cars that appear to be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-18-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Tuxedo
I paid $40 for the master cylinder kit including...

I paid $40 for the master cylinder kit including shipping. Admittedly, that was more than what Larry's and Mac's charge I believe... but that is another story.

As far as the wheel cylinders go,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-17-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Tuxedo
Got the rebuild kit from AutoZone and had pops...

Got the rebuild kit from AutoZone and had pops put it back together with a quick hone. I pulled the driver side wheel cylinder off and white powder poured out... very dry and probably aren't...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-09-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Tuxedo
Ok, so based on the writing on the passenger side...

Ok, so based on the writing on the passenger side of the master cylinder "1 DIA", I have the 1" diameter version. I'm going to remove it tonight hopefully and see what it looks like on the inside...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Tuxedo
'60 Master Cylinder Kit

I noticed that there are 2 rebuild kits available for a '60 with power steering. How do I find out which one is the right one for a '60 with power steering and no AC?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-03-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,281
Posted By Tuxedo
Smile Get a second opinion, please. From the sound of...

Get a second opinion, please. From the sound of it, it seems as though all of the areas where the "cracks" are are notorious for collecting road grime. Could be that the mechanic is seeing oil...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-24-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tuxedo
Just pulled up a pic of a radiator from an '81...

Just pulled up a pic of a radiator from an '81 bird and it looks as though the oil lines are on the drviers side. Aren't the lines for a '60 on the passenger side?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-21-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tuxedo
Barry... thank you VERY much. I'm going to look...

Barry... thank you VERY much. I'm going to look into the '81 bird radiator as that is much closer to what I'm looking to spend. I think Summit's price for the one I was looking at was about...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-21-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tuxedo
Thanks for the measurements... helps a lot. ...

Thanks for the measurements... helps a lot. Based on the prices I've been given to recore my original, I have presented myself with two choices:

1. Buy a universal one from Summit and make it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-20-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tuxedo
Radiator

Does someone have the measurements for a '60 radiator that they can share? Mine is still in the shop and I don't have access to it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-03-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By Tuxedo
Yep, I literally "clipped" one of the fins with...

Yep, I literally "clipped" one of the fins with my finger nail and it immediately started to drip. I originally thought I could just braize it since it was so small, but it got bigger and bigger...
...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-03-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By Tuxedo
Thanks to all for the input. JohnG... I...

Thanks to all for the input.

JohnG... I tried to fix the one I have and what started out as a hairline crack, just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The original crack was caused by my finger...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-02-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By Tuxedo
Ok.... so I still haven't found anyone who lists...

Ok.... so I still haven't found anyone who lists a radaitor for my squarebird. I got a quote to recore the original of $300-$350 which is, in my eyes crazy... next stop... finding something that...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 03-06-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By Tuxedo
I you were closer, you'd have my cash in your...

I you were closer, you'd have my cash in your pocket.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-25-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By Tuxedo
Squarebird Radiator

Does anyone make a repro radiator for a '60 bird? Maybe even an aftermarket one?
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-15-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By Tuxedo
Stock Wheels

Looking for 2-3 stock steel wheels for a '60 bird... in NJ. Anybody have any extras that they are willing to donate for a small fee?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By Tuxedo
Windshield Washer Pump

Here's a dumb question for you (at least the first one)... I pulled off the windshield washer pump from my '60 to clean it the other day. It seems as though the wheel that engages on the belt is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-01-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,096
Posted By Tuxedo
The car does have power brakes. I'm assuming I...

The car does have power brakes. I'm assuming I should block off the windshield washer system from the fuel pump?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,096
Posted By Tuxedo
352 Diagram

I'm in the process of getting my '60 running and could really use a detailed engine diagram. There are way more vacuum lines that I am used to and I'll bet that a few of them are causing the engine...
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