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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,394
Posted By Joe Johnston
Cant believe they don't have a band that goes...

Cant believe they don't have a band that goes around the tread and draws up tight to expand the tire to the wheel with air pressure. We changed them by hand on the farm and used a rope around the...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By Joe Johnston
Storage reminder

Time for my annual Fall storage reminder:

For those who will be storing their Little Birds over winter, consider adding these things to your check list:

1-before storing loosen the steering column...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-30-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Joe Johnston
I've been down this road and also think safely...

I've been down this road and also think safely fixing a badly rusty structure is a task that is expensive and should not be tackled by just anyone. Its one thing if you have the time, money and space...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Joe Johnston
As you mount new fuel lines, remember to allow...

As you mount new fuel lines, remember to allow for flex because the engine moves when driven. A steel line hard mounted from the engine to the firewall will break. That is why there is always a short...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By Joe Johnston
Yes it does cost a bit more than regular but...

Yes it does cost a bit more than regular but still worth it to me. Often use it in my new cars too, but I don't realize 20% more mileage from the 20% increase in price over E-10 regular. Not really...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Joe Johnston
There is the exhaust crossover in the intake...

There is the exhaust crossover in the intake manifold, too. It may contribute to the burning of the intake paint.

It is common practice to block this crossover when rebuilding a Y-Block - gasket...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By Joe Johnston
In FL many WAWA and Racetrack stations have E-0...

In FL many WAWA and Racetrack stations have E-0 available, especially the newer stations, but often it does not show up on websites. Here it costs about 20% more, but its all I use in the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Joe Johnston
Drawtite brand hitches were available in the day....

Drawtite brand hitches were available in the day. I had and sold a couple and are occasionally available on E-Bay. Someone here may have one for sale also and reply to you.

An oil cooler is always...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Joe Johnston
To test the wring just unplug both wires from the...

To test the wring just unplug both wires from the switch, touch them together and brake lights should light up.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Joe Johnston
Should be able to do it with air pressure.

Should be able to do it with air pressure.
Forum: 1967 To 2005 Thunderbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-28-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Joe Johnston
If the car is on a good concrete garage floor,...

If the car is on a good concrete garage floor, eyeball it to a carpenter's framing square. Will be close for the short term.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-25-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Joe Johnston
As an option (and with no intent to sidetrack...

As an option (and with no intent to sidetrack this thread), I have seen these original voltage regulators modified with new electronic internals. Use the old cover and it looks original. I have not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Joe Johnston
Make sure the dash is clean. If Armor All or...

Make sure the dash is clean. If Armor All or similar products were used on it, wash it several times with a detergent, wipe a couple with alcohol won't hurt either. Use the adhesion promoter and...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-12-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Joe Johnston
As mentioned, we feel very thankful and...

As mentioned, we feel very thankful and fortunate. There are wide spread MAJOR power outages in some areas of the state and little or no cell phone service. 10+ days of outages are expected, and no...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-11-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 287
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Views: 12,345
Posted By Joe Johnston
Y'all must have lived in the "high rent"...

Y'all must have lived in the "high rent" district. We were on the other side of the tracks and had only had a two holer! We lived on a farm and always had plenty of corn cobs though! :eek:
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Joe Johnston
I have a 63 Sport Roadster and one of the best...

I have a 63 Sport Roadster and one of the best things to have on hand is the Convertible Top Manual. Buy it, Download it or whatever, but read it several times, make the jumpers, label the relays and...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-05-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Joe Johnston
Larry - private message sent. J

Larry - private message sent. J
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-05-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Joe Johnston
I am going to jump in here ONE time and step on...

I am going to jump in here ONE time and step on some toes!

Larry - you have to follow the advice given to diagnose a problem, and you have several with this wiring mess. You THINK the switches are...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-31-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 831
Posted By Joe Johnston
Here in FL regular is up 20 - 30 to $2.35...

Here in FL regular is up 20 - 30 to $2.35 $2.49. HOWEVER our ethanol free or E0 has not changed and still was $2.78 this afternoon. Driven by availability, demand, or politics??? May need to get...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Joe Johnston
some steering wheel restoring companies also...

some steering wheel restoring companies also offer a resizing service for original wheels. Another concern is the resizing, welding and re-plating of the horn ring to match. Never had it done, but I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-26-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 831
Posted By Joe Johnston
Hope the wind continues to subside. Our daughter...

Hope the wind continues to subside. Our daughter lives in San Antonio and we are in constant contact with her. Raining harder here in Naples FL than where she lives - but that will definitely change...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 08-05-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Joe Johnston
Can anyone post a sketch of a cross section for...

Can anyone post a sketch of a cross section for the correct weather strip with dimensions??
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Joe Johnston
"Baaaaak in the day............" cars towed a lot...

"Baaaaak in the day............" cars towed a lot of trailers. On our farm we often put 3 wagons with 12+ TONS of grain behind our 64 Galaxie with a bumper hitch just like pictured below. :eek:

Was...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Joe Johnston
I have no experience with any one making the...

I have no experience with any one making the modifications - but there is a well known local shop - guess the only thing to do is to call them and ask about what you need done, turn around times, and...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Joe Johnston
From stock to a high tech upgrade are all good...

From stock to a high tech upgrade are all good options. In MY opinion, you should ask what you would like your system to do and look like when done, what is the budget, and then proceed accordingly....
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