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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 12:38 PM
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Posted By sidewalkman
Behind the back seat, on the doors under the door...

Behind the back seat, on the doors under the door panels, firewall, trunk floor, underside of trunk. Pretty much any place you have rattles it helps, but under the carpet is the best, gets rid of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-14-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,138
Posted By sidewalkman
So it's another winter, what's the plan for this...

So it's another winter, what's the plan for this year?
Now that my engine compartment is spiffy clean, there's no more exhaust or oil leaks I'm going to tackle the interior. Not really that much to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By sidewalkman
It's a snap, circle where the bolts are sitting...

It's a snap, circle where the bolts are sitting before, put them in the same place after. It's also a chance to clean the bottom side of the hood, but I did it myself, mind you I have monkey arms!!!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By sidewalkman
I used 1/4" think washers that a friend of mine...

I used 1/4" think washers that a friend of mine made me, they were about 2.75 diameter, then Nylok nuts. It's a bit of a pain to get in behind because the shocks are there and misc lines. Drill a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,573
Posted By sidewalkman
Well done, you have more patience than I...

Well done, you have more patience than I definitely. Last winter I did the blown exhaust gaskets, heads had to come off after I snapped 4 of the 8 bolts that I could actually reach off into the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-29-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By sidewalkman
'' I looked at that first, my sequencer requires...

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I looked at that first, my sequencer requires a common ground off the lights, I thought I'd just ground it to the body where the lens housing bolts on inside the trunk but apparently that won't...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-29-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By sidewalkman
Thanks John I've already got all three lights...

Thanks John

I've already got all three lights jumped so they all are all 3 functions, but I'm going to try to add a sequencer, I'll start with brake and signal and then just signal, see what I like...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By sidewalkman
Attention wiring gurus!

Hi Gang

I'm changing up the tail light configuration, thanks to Carl I've got 2 wire sockets for all 6 tail lights. Currently I have no reverse light (but adding a small external) and now have 6...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-26-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By sidewalkman
There is a contact inside the column beneath the...

There is a contact inside the column beneath the steering wheel, it gets dirty or corroded and the horn only works intermittently, it's way easier to reroute the wire to a button then it is to take...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-26-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By sidewalkman
There is a lot more stainless in a 60, the band...

There is a lot more stainless in a 60, the band under the dash that continues onto the door panels is all stainless in a 60, and a few other minor changes. More cosmetic in the interior and exterior.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-25-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By sidewalkman
Over and above that, be aware that the 58 is a...

Over and above that, be aware that the 58 is a one year only coil rear springs model, 59 and 60 both moved to leaf springs. I've never found the interior of a 58 to be particularly attractive
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By sidewalkman
from the look of your floorpan it has been...

from the look of your floorpan it has been redone. Stock has thick rubber like sound deadening over everything including the tunnel hump!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By sidewalkman
It's a 1406, great carb, but you'll probably have...

It's a 1406, great carb, but you'll probably have to add a small nut and bolt in the linkage to get the secondaries to fully open at full throttle.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By sidewalkman
I love it when a plan comes together

I love it when a plan comes together
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By sidewalkman
If you look under the car, there really is no...

If you look under the car, there really is no room for mufflers and have them tucked until after the rear axle. Honestly I don't see a point to exiting the exhaust out the side, lake pipes are cool...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 715
Posted By sidewalkman
Something other than a T-Bird

Something other than a T-Bird
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By sidewalkman
It's easiest just to pull the gauge, it's...

It's easiest just to pull the gauge, it's literally 3 small slotted screws, you'll need a screwdriver small enough, like the one you get in an eyeglass repair kit. It's a 5 minute job, while you're...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,573
Posted By sidewalkman
I've never used anything on the bolts and nothing...

I've never used anything on the bolts and nothing has ever seeped out. I guess if you're worried about it some Teflon tape of plumbers putty? I worry that the engine gets really hot and the stuff...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 715
Posted By sidewalkman
window regulator, Misc. wiring harness, all the...

window regulator, Misc. wiring harness, all the stuff that was replaced when the PO switched to power windows. Some interior chrome pieces, a fan coupling extension
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By sidewalkman
check the wiring behind the gauge too, if anyone...

check the wiring behind the gauge too, if anyone has had their hand behind the dash they get unplugged really easily.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By sidewalkman
I had a 65 Comet, small block with headers and a...

I had a 65 Comet, small block with headers and a 3" Thrush straight through muffler, it set off car alarms when it revved but surprisingly no drone when cruising
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By sidewalkman
You can't miss it, front of the intake manifold,...

You can't miss it, front of the intake manifold, behind the distributor, has a wire (maybe red / white) coming out of it. It's brass on top and the only one there
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By sidewalkman
I have the aftermarket fiberglass skirts, the fit...

I have the aftermarket fiberglass skirts, the fit really sucked, but gentle heating and persuasion got them perfect, you might just have to gently maneuver the metal skirts to get them to align.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By sidewalkman
check the bulb first! Mine was blown. Both Brake...

check the bulb first! Mine was blown. Both Brake and Gen light should come on with the key.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 715
Posted By sidewalkman
If they're in good shape chrome them, then...

If they're in good shape chrome them, then they're worth something!
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