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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By Dream Weaver
Thanks for the info this looks like it is very...

Thanks for the info this looks like it is very close to the color I'm looking for. I'll be visiting my local supplier where I had the paint matched this weekend to see what they can do.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-16-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By Dream Weaver
Dash pad

OK guys so I am getting ready to replace the dash pad on my 60 hard top. Since new pads are only available in black or white, and I need turquoise, there will be some dying involved. However I can...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-30-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By Dream Weaver
Thanks. Is there any significance to the other...

Thanks.
Is there any significance to the other numbers? Like the 21 on one head and 39 on the other? Or the 17:4 and 44 on the block?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By Dream Weaver
Thanks for the info have gone back and removed...

Thanks for the info have gone back and removed the heads new dimension is 4.0" bore with a 3.5" stroke. This matches up with the 352 numbers. Another question: on the side of the block there are a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By Dream Weaver
engine specs

Just finished taking the main parts of my engine apart in order to measure the bore and stroke to determine what the motor is. I know that it is not the original 352 and was told that it came out of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-22-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By Dream Weaver
Thanks for the info it will come in handy

Thanks for the info it will come in handy
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-20-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By Dream Weaver
Windows (sides)

Getting ready to re-assemble my 60 bird so I thought that I would ask a question or two knowing that you, the experts, would be able to guide me. I am assuming that it is better to install the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-17-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,114
Posted By Dream Weaver
more info

Sorry for the quick response earlier but supper was ready had to eat. All I did was take a length of heavy steel, long enough to span the center hub opening, then position the clamp so that I was...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-17-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,114
Posted By Dream Weaver
It was a large 10" heavy clamp. Clamped the...

It was a large 10" heavy clamp. Clamped the center to my bench and persuaded it with a hammer. After a bit it relented.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-18-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,114
Posted By Dream Weaver
Hi all jumping in sort of late just wanted to let...

Hi all jumping in sort of late just wanted to let you all know how I got the drums off my 60. I removed the entire assembly and used a large "C" clamp to apply pressure to the hub on my bench then...
Forum: FE Engines 08-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,144
Posted By Dream Weaver
I am in the process of restoring a 1060 but prior...

I am in the process of restoring a 1060 but prior to me purchasing the car someone swapped motors. I have not pulled the heads off yet so I can measure the bore and stroke so I am not sure what I...
Forum: FE Engines 08-05-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,144
Posted By Dream Weaver
If you do in fact replace your 352 what plans do...

If you do in fact replace your 352 what plans do you have for the motor?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,408
Posted By Dream Weaver
Question?

Shouldn't there be a number 0 in front of the J if it is a 60? On mine there is and all my research indicated that this is one of the indicators of the cars model year.:confused:
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By Dream Weaver
Thanks for the congrats on doing my own painting....

Thanks for the congrats on doing my own painting. I did finally come to the hard decision to sand and re-spray both sides of the car as I was not totally happy with the out come. I had some orange...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-08-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By Dream Weaver
Painting the two year project 60 Bird

A short while ago I posted a question I posted a question looking for suggestions on the best way to approach painting the large 1960 Thunderbird. I did get a couple but the best was to use the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-04-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Dream Weaver
Thanks Richard I'll be sure to inquire about the...

Thanks Richard I'll be sure to inquire about the retarding reducer
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-03-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Dream Weaver
Thanks for all the suggestions, and even though I...

Thanks for all the suggestions, and even though I have Popeye and Brutus for protection from Tinkerbell I think I'll stay away from the Mary Martin/Peter Pan harness approach. The 2x6 on pails is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-03-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Dream Weaver
Painting the roof separate is a good idea but...

Painting the roof separate is a good idea but reaching the center is the problem. I have sprayed one coat of primer and discovered that it is a log way to the center when you don't have the option...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-03-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Dream Weaver
This will be base coat clear coat Turquoise

This will be base coat clear coat Turquoise
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-02-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Dream Weaver
Post Painting the large 60 Tbird

I am getting close to being ready to paint my 60 T-bird and would like some practical suggestions as to the best way to complete this project. I have painted several cars and trucks in the past and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-20-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,515
Posted By Dream Weaver
Thanks Richard how do I contact partsetal? Never...

Thanks Richard how do I contact partsetal? Never mind I figured out how to make contact .
And to answer jopizz’s question it is indeed on a hard top
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,515
Posted By Dream Weaver
Question 1960 T-bird restoration

I know that many (or at least some) of you are parting out your old cars. I am doing a full ground up restoration of a 1960 Thunderbird and I have run into a part that none of the part supply houses...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-04-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,631
Posted By Dream Weaver
What I did

When I brought my 60 home from a junk yard the trunk latch was rusted tight. I removed the rear seat and use a 3/8" drive socket set and a chain of extensions to remove the two bolts that hole the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dream Weaver
Question Old to New

I have everything and I mean everything off and out of the car. I have taken many many photos along the way but since there are sooooooo many parts I fear that I may forget some. I guess that I'll...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dream Weaver
Question Turning old into new

I acquired a 1960 Tbird a couple of years ago and have been working on a complete restoration ever since. I have spent many hours perusing your posts and have found many helpful hints for the months...
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