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  • TBird Update

    New gas tank, cleaned fuel lines.
    Changed under-hood fuel lines, new filter(s) etc.


    I was (STILL) having problems. I didn't realize I was chasing another gremlin.
    Turns out, the Pertronix unit was failing. I hadn't heard of them having intermittent
    problems, but this one was. It's given me problems over the years (I wasn't sure
    what it was)
    So, I put points and a stock coil back in & she runs like a swiss watch.
    At some point I will send the carb (Edel/Carter 625)
    over to Ace Fuel in Santa Clara, but for the moment,
    it's working fine.

    Next step is the brakes.
    I'm going to do a complete rear brake job. Whl/Cyls, drums, shoes
    All hardware. Then I'll chk into a new Master cyl, Prop Vlv & Booster

    We have an old school trans shop here in town. I'll have him adj the
    bands and service it. Stupid old thing still works pretty good.
    If I'm pedal to the metal, it'll chirp the tire into 2nd.

    I also plan on new tires. Good luck finding 225-70R14's in a whitewall
    huh ? I will not pay the $$ coker wants for BFG throwbacks.

    After all is good driving-wise, then I gotta get that stupid top working

    So . . . So far so good.
    John Byers
    1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
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  • #2
    Mr. Byers glad to see all is good. Also good to hear that " If I'm pedal to the metal, it'll chirp the tire into 2nd"
    Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
    Thunderbird Registry
    58HT #33317
    60 HT (Sold )

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    • #3
      You can make your in whitewalls with tire stickers on the Internet

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      • #4
        Hankook Optimo H724 were pretty inexpensive

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        • #5
          I've discovered that Diamondback has a 225x75 14 that was produced for them to apply their custom white walls of any size.
          Carl

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          • #6
            Carl yes I have some buddies that have purchased and installed Diamond Backs and are happy with the ride and price
            Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
            Thunderbird Registry
            58HT #33317
            60 HT (Sold )

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            • #7
              Since you have your brakes apart, you might want to put in the 1961-63 self-adjusters. Works great.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bygrace View Post
                Since you have your brakes apart, you might want to put in the 1961-63 self-adjusters. Works great.
                Now (THAT ) is a good idea !!! I had forgotten about that.
                I'll do that
                I will look into those Diamondbacks too
                John Byers
                1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
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                • #9
                  If you use self-adjusters for the rear brakes do not use a residual valve on that line. The self-adjusters depend on the shoes returning while residual valves keep the shoes against the drums.
                  I use 11" self-adjusters on my cars (with no rear residual valve). - Dave
                  My latest project:
                  CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

                  "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
                  --Lee Iacocca

                  From: Royal Oak, Michigan

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                  • #10
                    Good to know (the residual valves). Figures. But fortunately I dont have any pedal height problems.
                    I did front adjusters when I needed front shoes. So likeyou byersmtrco, Now I have to remember to do the back adjusters when the time comes. Don't feel like going in there until then.

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