This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #61  
Old 08-21-2013, 11:14 PM
Tbird1044 Tbird1044 is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Jul 31 2012
Posts: 1,042
Tbird1044 is on a distinguished road
Default

Where did you find the self adjuster kits and how much were they? I've seen the spring kits, but nothing for the self adjusters.
Nyles
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 08-22-2013, 12:36 AM
jopizz's Avatar
jopizz jopizz is offline
Excellent Auto Mechanic for over 40 years.
 
Join Date: Nov 23 2009
Posts: 4,759
jopizz is on a distinguished road
Default

They are not listed for 58-60 Thunderbirds since they were not available. If you check under 1961 Thunderbird you will find them. The part numbers are Wagner H2512, H2513 and Raybestos H2544 and H2545. Napa also has them under their own part number. Most auto stores will have them or can get them. You can also get them from Rock Auto. They run between $6 and $10 dollars each. You need two of each side. You also need four of the self adjuster springs; Wagner H412. They come in pairs. They don't come in the kit.

John
__________________
John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator
1959 Convertible

Thunderbird Registry #36223
jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 11-24-2013, 05:52 PM
V-John's Avatar
V-John V-John is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Mar 22 2013
Posts: 124
V-John is on a distinguished road
Default

I've been following this thread while doing my brakes. What a big help!

I've got the rear done and have started on the front left. After scraping off 50+ years of dirt and grease (about a pound of it) off the spindle, fender, and A-arms, I'm ready to paint and then rebuild. When I took the brake backing plate off, the remnant of the gasket that went between the spindle and plate fell apart/tore. I haven't found replacement gaskets anywhere online or at auto parts stores, but was wondering if anyone knows where to find them?
__________________
1959 T-Bird -Thunderbird Registry #46052
My Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dukejohnson99/
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 11-24-2013, 06:12 PM
Joe Johnston Joe Johnston is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Dec 23 2008
Posts: 662
Joe Johnston is on a distinguished road
Default

Can't answer your question, BUT...........while you have the backing plates off check the spots where the shoes rub and fill any grooves with weld and grind smooth or if there are small ridges grind them smooth. These areas need to be smooth for the shoes to float and now is the time for you to inspect and fix if needed.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 11-24-2013, 07:04 PM
jopizz's Avatar
jopizz jopizz is offline
Excellent Auto Mechanic for over 40 years.
 
Join Date: Nov 23 2009
Posts: 4,759
jopizz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by V-John View Post
When I took the brake backing plate off, the remnant of the gasket that went between the spindle and plate fell apart/tore. I haven't found replacement gaskets anywhere online or at auto parts stores, but was wondering if anyone knows where to find them?
Just buy some gasket material and make your own. They're nothing special.

John
__________________
John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator
1959 Convertible

Thunderbird Registry #36223
jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 11-24-2013, 10:39 PM
V-John's Avatar
V-John V-John is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Mar 22 2013
Posts: 124
V-John is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jopizz View Post
Just buy some gasket material and make your own. They're nothing special.

John
That was on my mind. Thanks.
__________________
1959 T-Bird -Thunderbird Registry #46052
My Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dukejohnson99/
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:59 AM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.