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Wudro,

What's the name of the tranny shop you used?
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Any thoughts on this guys?

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...obalID=EBAY-US

Too expensive? Not complete? Better off searching for individual parts?
By far, the biggest concern, when going to disk brakes, is whether 14" wheels will fit. I can tell you this for sure, this eBay offering uses rotors that are 11.72" in diameter. 14" wheels will never fit under this rotor.

Scarebird brackets use S-10 calipers and 11" rotors that WILL fit a 14" Granada/Mustang wheel. Most recently, Yellowbird (Leonard Wheeler) is using Summitracing.com steel 14" wheels with Scarebird brackets on his 1958 Squarebird. Yellowbird also wears the original 'sunburst' full wheel covers. By looking at his car on the street, nobody would know he has power disk brakes that stop like a modern car.

With the Scarebird system, you can keep using your original bearings, seals, grease cup, etc. They conveniently fit a Mustang rotor. Another consideration is the hub diameter. The Mustang rotor's hub matches your Squarebird's hub diameter. This rotor's hub is larger and may need to be machined to fit some wheel hubs. - Dave
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A lot of cool stuff recently on the forum! A huge variety that I can surely appreciate. Well, the Sun has shifted South and the Desert Rats are out and about. I've been seeing tons of Classics Cruising around and a couple of T-Birds as well. Hope to see some members at Good Guys and Barrett Jackson in the next couple months here in AZ.
I got my Pops to come out of retirement and meet me in the shop every Wednesday until June or so while the weather is nice. We'll work for a few hours then plan what to accomplish for the next week. In between I'll do what I can after work and on the weekends. Seems like a good routine! Here he is under the dash gettin busy. Plus a pile of parts I gotta make room for.
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While remaining indoors recently, I've polished all interior chrome including glove box door, window trim, door spears, rear view mirror, emblems etc. Polish plus Aluminum Foil has brought it back to near perfect condition. Carl at partsetal got me an excellent drivers door spear to replace my damaged one quickly and at a reasonable price. Also primed and painted both horns, license plate holder, heater box and motor. Bumped the motor and it works! I'm steady installing the black square inserts purchased from John Draxler at T-Bird Ranch on the Fender Ornaments (Finished) and the Tail Lights (Not even Close).
Nothing too major but taking care of a lot of small things that need to be done.
Removing the under dash trim I ran into this push button on the driver's side. Anybody ever seen this? (Above and slightly to the left of the E-Brake handle). It appears after market and I can't find any references in any of my manuals. My Dad said it's for the Ejector Seat, but with a hardtop...not so sure. Hehe. Any thoughts? It has 2 conductors and the wires were already cut so I couldn't trace them out...
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Aluminum foil is the way to go!
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:46 PM
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Stickers, Stickers, SO many Stickers...
All worth it though. Time to put the Bird to bed.
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Looking good and what a difference to the taillights . Good stuff
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Ahh yes. I spent several nights in front of the TV putting all the stickers in place. I was very happy with the results. The square ones went a lot faster than the triangular ones that needed to be trimmed. Nice job.
I also purchased the sticker set for the wheel covers. They look nice, but are even more trickier to get then installed straight.
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Hey guys and gals. Happy Holidays to all! It's a fun few weeks before the long grind begins.

An easy one for ya... Was the speaker grill on the center console painted black or the same color as the interior? If it matches the interior, any spray paint that comes close to the original blue?
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Happy Holidays to you too.

The grill was painted blue to match the console. Try this.

http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_th...underbird.html

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