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.
  #31  
Old 12-11-2013, 02:49 PM
pirate pirate is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 28 2004
Posts: 18
pirate
Default axles

All Squarebirds had large bearing 28 spline axles, which the axles were larger than the regular Ford. Police cars, taxies and station wagons had the same. Much stonger setup than the regular.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-16-2013, 11:08 PM
tommy cruise tommy cruise is offline
tommy cruise
 
Join Date: Feb 4 2013
Posts: 77
tommy cruise is on a distinguished road
Default 59 t-bird differential

.Hi all, I just finished a complete rebuild of my rear, changed gearing from 3.10- 3.50 with a new trac-lok. It made a big difference on low end and run very nice when cruising. Of coarse it didn't stop there ended up changing brake cyl's, new spring kit all new brake lines, alternator brackets were wrong, and gas pedal linkage was not set proper. runs like a totally different car. Question does anyone know where I can get a double master cyl. that's compatible with original brake system. Thanks to everyone for all the good information. You all are the BEST" Tommy"
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12-16-2013, 11:36 PM
jopizz's Avatar
jopizz jopizz is offline
Excellent Auto Mechanic for over 40 years.
 
Join Date: Nov 23 2009
Posts: 4,882
jopizz is on a distinguished road
Default

Tommy,

Sounds like you've been busy. Glad to hear that all the changes you've made have worked out. As far as a dual master cylinder a drum/drum master cylinder that fits a '68 Mustang will work. They are readily available. It should come with a new push rod. You will probably have to modify the rod where it connects to the brake pedal. I believe the hole is a different size. I was planning on adding one to my '59 but haven't got around to it yet.

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
  #34  
Old 12-17-2013, 01:06 AM
tommy cruise tommy cruise is offline
tommy cruise
 
Join Date: Feb 4 2013
Posts: 77
tommy cruise is on a distinguished road
Default 59 t-bird differential

Quote:
Originally Posted by jopizz View Post
Tommy,

Sounds like you've been busy. Glad to hear that all the changes you've made have worked out. As far as a dual master cylinder a drum/drum master cylinder that fits a '68 Mustang will work. They are readily available. It should come with a new push rod. You will probably have to modify the rod where it connects to the brake pedal. I believe the hole is a different size. I was planning on adding one to my '59 but haven't got around to it yet.

John
John I was busy and froze my butt off. We had heat but on a dirt floor it was cold, but my son had some free time so I had to do it. I think I'm good to go, but will feel better with a double, had a bad wreck in early 60's lost brakes. Thanks for the information. John Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year to you and family. Tommy"
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 12-17-2013, 01:44 AM
jopizz's Avatar
jopizz jopizz is offline
Excellent Auto Mechanic for over 40 years.
 
Join Date: Nov 23 2009
Posts: 4,882
jopizz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tommy cruise View Post
John Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year to you and family. Tommy"
Tommy,

Thanks and the same to you and yours. Let's hope for a short winter and an early spring.

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
  #36  
Old 12-17-2013, 09:00 AM
Dakota Boy's Avatar
Dakota Boy Dakota Boy is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Jun 30 2009
Posts: 1,501
Dakota Boy is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a dual (drum/drum master; no power brakes) cylinder that I added to my car a few winters ago. It was for a late 60's Mustang, like John says above. I think it stops fine; once I got all four wheels adjusted. Purchased at NAPA.

I also had to mess around with the pushrod like he said.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 12-17-2013, 03:04 PM
tommy cruise tommy cruise is offline
tommy cruise
 
Join Date: Feb 4 2013
Posts: 77
tommy cruise is on a distinguished road
Default 59 t-bird differential

Quote:
Originally Posted by jopizz View Post
Tommy,

Thanks and the same to you and yours. Let's hope for a short winter and an early spring.

John
Thanks John" I second that . John one more question. My power booster is under dash. Do I get a 68 mustang w/power brakes and any engine, or am I supposed to ask for a special model and engine. Thank You Tommy"
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 12-17-2013, 03:11 PM
jopizz's Avatar
jopizz jopizz is offline
Excellent Auto Mechanic for over 40 years.
 
Join Date: Nov 23 2009
Posts: 4,882
jopizz is on a distinguished road
Default

The engine doesn't matter. You want the one for manual brakes, 1" bore.

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
  #39  
Old 12-17-2013, 03:28 PM
tommy cruise tommy cruise is offline
tommy cruise
 
Join Date: Feb 4 2013
Posts: 77
tommy cruise is on a distinguished road
Default 59 t-bird differential

Quote:
Originally Posted by jopizz View Post
The engine doesn't matter. You want the one for manual brakes, 1" bore.

John
John I can't thank you enough. I'll let you know how it turns out. I probably won't be doing it for another month. Tommy"
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 11:39 PM.

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.