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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-02-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,477
Posted By Tbird6
Great conversion! Any chance you could post some...

Great conversion!
Any chance you could post some about the brackets you used?
Diagrams?
Any more details on which pump can be used and fit our FE engine brackets?
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-02-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,477
Posted By Tbird6
Thanks for the pictures. I have not seen the old...

Thanks for the pictures.
I have not seen the old Y-block installed in a Squarebird before?
The single exhaust threw me off until you mentioned it was a 292.

The links mentioned are interesting but...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-01-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,477
Posted By Tbird6
Looks like a nice conversion! I see the U-joint...

Looks like a nice conversion!
I see the U-joint going to the rack. Can you explain what you did to the column? I think you could replace it with an aftermarket unit but the T-bird column is kinda...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-12-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By Tbird6
One other thing to check? My 1959 use to run out...

One other thing to check?
My 1959 use to run out of fuel after driving some distance. If I let it sit for 30 minutes or so it would start right back up.

Finally traced it to a wrong gas cap. I had...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-12-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tbird6
The polishing kits won't do anything for your...

The polishing kits won't do anything for your sandstorm problem. The glass is pitted-NOT scratched. Two completely different types of damage. This type of damage is the worst especially at night when...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By Tbird6
Might try this? It's been out for...

Might try this?
It's been out for years.

https://www.blackmagicshine.com/tire-care/bleche-wite-tire-cleaner/?locale=en

Oops! I just read they were bought out and have now changed the product and it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By Tbird6
Thanks Jopizz for the Rock Auto discount! Do we...

Thanks Jopizz for the Rock Auto discount!
Do we need a code when checking out?
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Tbird6
Do you make any adjustments so the car will run...

Do you make any adjustments so the car will run on 27%?
I don't think a regular gas powered car could handle that high of a percentage?
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tbird6
Thanks for the recommendations and those Hankook...

Thanks for the recommendations and those Hankook H724 radials have a 70,000 miles warranty? Maybe not such a cheap tire after all?
Here is the 14" version. UTQG 500-A-B, S Speed...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tbird6
Jopizz that sounds like the way to do it. Can you...

Jopizz that sounds like the way to do it.
Can you recommend any cheap 14" radials?
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-02-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Tbird6
Leave it in park and readjust the neutral safety...

Leave it in park and readjust the neutral safety switch. Make sure it will start in P and in N. It's a balancing act but focus on both positions allowing the car to start.
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-22-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Tbird6
That's great for 1959! What modern car or truck...

That's great for 1959!
What modern car or truck use riveted shoes?
I give you a clue? NONE!

I do lots of old car work and no re-builder will warranty riveted shoes only bonded ones.
In fact the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-21-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Tbird6
Another vote to ditch the rivets and go with...

Another vote to ditch the rivets and go with bonded brake shoes.
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-16-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By Tbird6
Hopefully the hard lines won't leak on you. I...

Hopefully the hard lines won't leak on you.

I never could get the solid tubing setup to last and not leak. There is enough movement between the control valve and the cylinder that the hard lines...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-02-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By Tbird6
Yes thank you for those great details! They...

Yes thank you for those great details! They always pop up to get ya!

I have an early electric conversion but think it's time to upgrade.
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By Tbird6
No help on the shifter adjustment but can you...

No help on the shifter adjustment but can you post pictures of how you converted to a dual master cylinder and power booster?

People have done it several ways but not sure which way to go?
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-24-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By Tbird6
Sure would be nice to see the install with some...

Sure would be nice to see the install with some pictures?

I am sure it would help us!
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-12-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,055
Posted By Tbird6
Boy those are pretty! Let us know how they fit...

Boy those are pretty!
Let us know how they fit and sound.
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Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-08-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By Tbird6
That's an important point! Moon/Sun Roofs do not...

That's an important point!

Moon/Sun Roofs do not seal. They divert the water coming around the roof into the supporting pan.
Then there are 4 drains to put the water on the ground.

So check your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By Tbird6
Replace the headlight switch. . . .

Replace the headlight switch.
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,055
Posted By Tbird6
Hard to say but they look like they tried to have...

Hard to say but they look like they tried to have them fit as many cars as possible so probably not great for any one model.

I do see Square bird headers and they do look a good bit...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,797
Posted By Tbird6
Right no PCV valve just a road draft tube and...

Right no PCV valve just a road draft tube and yours looks to be blocked off. This is very bad. I would install a PCV to clear the internal engine vapors and burn them thru the carb. Right now you are...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 07-24-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,661
Posted By Tbird6
Sure it has A/C? I don't see the big box on the...

Sure it has A/C?

I don't see the big box on the firewall but maybe it's been taken off?
I can't see it being worth more than $500 at most. No value after it's restored either. Now if this was a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By Tbird6
Are you running radial tires? There is some...

Are you running radial tires?

There is some evidence that radial tires load the rims a lot more than the old bias ply tires did. If these are old wire wheels and you are running radials that might...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Tbird6
Just a suggestion about posting pictures? I have...

Just a suggestion about posting pictures?

I have been on many forums for many years. They are all full of kittens and other things because ANY hosting service you use is pure crap! They will all...
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