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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-23-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,459
Posted By Mickfly70
Angry Thanks guys. I missed the T-Bird gathering...

Thanks guys.
I missed the T-Bird gathering today as a kids birthday party went longer than expected so as I was driving up the hwy to see them I saw 8 coming the other way. 2 square birds and the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-22-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,459
Posted By Mickfly70
Fathers Day Photo

My '60 is nowhere near as good as Dans but I thought I'd share my Fathers Day Photo of the Day.

This is my 2 1/2 yr old Leah who always wants to go in the "Funderbird" whenever we go anywhere. We...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-16-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
Talking Thanks Dave. Good advice. Today I bypassed the...

Thanks Dave. Good advice.
Today I bypassed the "Cadillac Bendix Vacuum Booster" (actually I took the whole thing out and plugged up the vacuum tube from the intake.

I bled the brakes and gave it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By Mickfly70
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
Cool That's probably what I should have done. Well I...

That's probably what I should have done. Well I Set the park brake and popped the hood. But instead of thinking electrical I thought fuel or air. Actually I picked air and covered the intake (air...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
Unhappy Question: Once I started the tbird (accidentally...

Question: Once I started the tbird (accidentally with the shift stick due to wiring?) to move it onto the driveway I had to stop the engine with the stuck key.

How do you think I did it?

I'll...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
You got that right Dave. It fell apart as I...

You got that right Dave. It fell apart as I twisted it just then. (1st photo)

The 2nd photo is the new universal key switch. Im not sure it will fit into the dash. Not to matter as I intend to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
Here are some photos from last night. This is...

Here are some photos from last night. This is the old ignition. Thanks god for iPhones with good cameras as they take good photos for reassembly!

1st Photo: ACC.
There was a small black wire...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
Well the key was stuck in the "on" position. ...

Well the key was stuck in the "on" position. i.e. the first turn clockwise. It would turn to the further to the right (clockwise). It would not go to the vertical and pull out.

I started it up...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-10-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
Unhappy Thanks Ray. Found the diagrams. It might be a...

Thanks Ray. Found the diagrams. It might be a blessing in disguise. Looks like I might have to break the key off and change the ignition out with a universal one I have as a spare.

I'll keep...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-09-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
The switch on the steering column? Is that a...

The switch on the steering column? Is that a switch that only lets it start in Park or Neutral?

Another problem just happened. THE KEY IS STUCK IN THE IGNITION. I can't believe my luck. You...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-09-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
Peter, Can you confirm that the thick red wire...

Peter,

Can you confirm that the thick red wire on the right goes back to the +side of the battery? And the thick black on the left goes to the starter? Also where does that small dark brown wire...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Mickfly70
Question Starter relay

Can someone please post a picture of their starter solenoid as I need to sort out this "Starting in any gear" problem. Also as you can see from my solenoid there are 2 green wires that go back to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-21-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mickfly70
Thanks Dan I do have a spare "gear shift...

Thanks Dan

I do have a spare "gear shift steering wheel" assembly that came with the car. I thought it was just for the indicator ("blinker" for my Aussie and NZ mates) problem I have as well. It...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-20-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mickfly70
How do you think I did this?

Well I was parked in my spot at work with the rear facing a solid concrete wall about 6 inches away.

I had been talking to a local mechanic about how to start the tbird when it was hot. i.e....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-07-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mickfly70
I had that same problem. I tried to remove the...

I had that same problem. I tried to remove the big nut on the right side (i think its the trans level dip stick tube). Anyway I couldn't for the life of me remove it so I had to pay $238 to replace...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 05-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 52,568
Posted By Mickfly70
Marcelo, Sounds like she is a keeper. Not...

Marcelo, Sounds like she is a keeper. Not referring to "Lucille the Punisher" either.

I went to the ER this week too but is was to put 4 stitches in our 2 1/2 yr olds head. Just happened to be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,026
Posted By Mickfly70
I would take the thermostat out and test run it. ...

I would take the thermostat out and test run it. If the temp is back to normal then you have a faulty thermostat. (even if thermostat was new). If temp is the same (really hot) then you most likely...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-08-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mickfly70
Thanks Joe. I'll give that a go. I had actually...

Thanks Joe. I'll give that a go. I had actually lost the plastic piece for about a week but found it just today when I was vacuuming the the garage floor.

I suppose I better test the pump before...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-06-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mickfly70
Original vacuum water pump

Does anyone have a lead on an original vacuum water pump. Attached is a photo of the one I got from Rick but unfortunately my wife knocked it off the table in the garage and broke the inlet/outlet...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-14-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By Mickfly70
Do the brake fluid thing first TJ. I did it and...

Do the brake fluid thing first TJ. I did it and its free. ( Only if you use the bled brake fluid!)

Sounds like your wipers were exactly like mine. You'll have them fixed in 48 hrs.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,202
Posted By Mickfly70
Robert. If you want to save money on the wipers...

Robert. If you want to save money on the wipers (and a heap of time) try this:

This fix is for dry seals in the vacuum wiper motor.

Suck brake fluid up into the wiper vacuum motor. You will have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-24-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,423
Posted By Mickfly70
Hey. You didn't even wait for the...

Hey. You didn't even wait for the "checklist"

well done.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-24-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,052
Posted By Mickfly70
With all this talk about wiper motors......I was...

With all this talk about wiper motors......I was wondering for those that have a vacuum washer (not wiper - mine is working fine after a tip from the forum! brake fluid)

Anyway, I bought a used one...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-23-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,648
Posted By Mickfly70
I have just finished reading this book called...

I have just finished reading this book called "The Checklist Manifesto" Its about a doctor working for the WHO (World Health Organization) that tries to introduce checklist to the medical world. ...
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