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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,746
Posted By roger59tb
I'm Back

My '59 352 broke a pushrod on 6/30/15. After several weeks of helpful offers from different guys here, I got discouraged and pushed the car in the garage, where it has been untouched since. In the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-29-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,689
Posted By roger59tb
Pertronics

I put on a Pertronics II and have had no issues (although the car has not been used much since.) There was some discussion on the HAMB board about whether the coil should be placed vertically or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,130
Posted By roger59tb
Dave - Your comments about safety are well taken....

Dave - Your comments about safety are well taken. There is no car that's worth a trip to the hospital or the morgue. In my case, my mechanic and his hoist have proven safe and reliable through a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,130
Posted By roger59tb
The consensus seems to be that whether we're...

The consensus seems to be that whether we're talking about the 352 OR the 430, it's preferable to separate them from the tranny before removal and put them back together in the car. I think my...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,746
Posted By roger59tb
John - New lifters @ $64, valve guides @ $104,...

John -
New lifters @ $64, valve guides @ $104, valves @ $160, hardened seats @ $100, same pushrods. Total job was $703 + tax. I'll find out tomorrow exactly what was done.

Valve covers were on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,746
Posted By roger59tb
Prior to blowing the pushrod, the car started and...

Prior to blowing the pushrod, the car started and ran smoothly (once the Edelbrock carb was dialed in.) After the pushrod went, a compression check showed 125# in each of seven holes. After the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,746
Posted By roger59tb
Progress Report:

I had my 352 heads done with hardened seats at a local shop and now the car won't start at all! I have fire and I have fuel (but no compression) so it seems that I have a ring problem. I found a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-19-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,347
Posted By roger59tb
I'd suggest that you look at Craigslist for the...

I'd suggest that you look at Craigslist for the L.A. area and for the surrounding area. There are several good prospects (including one in particular, in La Crescenta) that would bear consideration.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,815
Posted By roger59tb
G.H. -- My information about an installer was...

G.H. -- My information about an installer was obtained last year (2014) and is presumably still good. They recommended that I talk to Ted at Picture Car Warehouse in Northridge, CA, (818) 341-8975....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,815
Posted By roger59tb
As a non-techie, I agree 100% with your...

As a non-techie, I agree 100% with your recommendation to go after-market with your A/C needs, for exactly the reasons that you list. There seem to be only two big rivals in this arena, Vintage and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-01-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,746
Posted By roger59tb
Yadkin, John, Dave, Nyles, Restifier, My heads go...

Yadkin, John, Dave, Nyles, Restifier,
My heads go into the shop today. If it's halfway affordable, I plan to get the valve seats hardened. If my problems are solved, then I win. If not, there's a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,746
Posted By roger59tb
Dave - Thanks for all your input. I appreciate...

Dave -

Thanks for all your input. I appreciate it. I did not call Comp Cams because I can't speak on the phone due to the advanced state of my Parkinson's Disease. Besides, I am not enough of a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,746
Posted By roger59tb
Sorry if I misled you; a push rod broke, not a...

Sorry if I misled you; a push rod broke, not a connecting rod (less serious than a conn rod but still a problem financially.) I'm hoping and assuming that the damage is limited to the area of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By roger59tb
How do I reach Pat Wilson? I could use a new...

How do I reach Pat Wilson? I could use a new exhaust on my '59.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,746
Posted By roger59tb
Broke A Pushrod

I just broke a rod in my '59 T-Bird 352. I fished out both pieces with a magnet; it appears that there was no shrapnel, as the broken ends can be butted together with no evidence of missing rod...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-13-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By roger59tb
Thanks, again!

Thanks again, guys, for all your helpful advice! In particular, thanks to: Nyles, RustyNCa, John Pizzi, Simply Connected, and Yellow Rose. Got my column in and the suspension pretty well sorted...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-12-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By roger59tb
Re-Bushed My Car

Yesterday I had the Bear shop in Covina replace the bushings in the front of my '59 T-Bird -- and now it finally feels streetable. I bought all the parts on Ebay ($157). I can't guarantee that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,529
Posted By roger59tb
Too cool!!

That coupe pictured in post #15 is way cool!! .... or as we used to say "It's too cool for school!"
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,529
Posted By roger59tb
Don't Do It!?

Prevailing wisdom has changed over the last 75 years: most experts today say to put your worst tires on the front and your best tires on the rear. If you blow out a tire on the front, the steering...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,529
Posted By roger59tb
Nyles - 9:00 am thurs?

Nyles - See you at 9:00 AM Thursday, 6/10?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,529
Posted By roger59tb
Remington Bias WWW Tires For Sale

I got my new Diamondback radials and they make all the difference in the world in the Bird's ride. Now I have a set of Remington bias WWW tires on the floor of the garage. The old tires have about...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,529
Posted By roger59tb
Time To Re-Bush

This week, my '59 Bird goes in for front end re-bushing. Did I read somewhere here that nothing on the front end should be tightened until the job is done and all parts have been installed? When...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-06-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 30,375
Posted By roger59tb
Rear Suspension Update

Today I finished up with the rear on my '59 Bird (352 cid with a continental kit and half the aftermarket A/C remaining. Here's a progress report after putting in McVeigh leaf springs and air shocks...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-05-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By roger59tb
Chris, Give it a week to see if someone else will...

Chris, Give it a week to see if someone else will step up and help you with your A/C delivery difficulty. If no one does, send me a PM. Roger
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-02-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 30,375
Posted By roger59tb
McVeigh Rear Springs

Following Dave's suggestion here on the forum, I got a set of rear springs from McVeigh and following Nyles' suggestion I got a set of rear air shocks. The shocks went in fine; the springs are half...
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