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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 06:48 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
And, your new bushings are different from Rock...

And, your new bushings are different from Rock Auto's offerings because?
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Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion Today, 01:29 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Yes, and the rear rotors were 10-3/4"...

Yes, and the rear rotors were 10-3/4" diameter.
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 11-13-2018, 04:09 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
I have to assume your wheels are either 14" (made...

I have to assume your wheels are either 14" (made for calipers) or they are 15". Stock wheels have a hard time with calipers unless the rotors are small.

Did your Model A come with an emergency...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 11-13-2018, 01:39 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Robin's 2010 Escape came from the factory with...

Robin's 2010 Escape came from the factory with drum brakes in the rear. They work just fine, just like Squarebird rear drum brakes, because rear brakes only do about 20% of the braking. Emergency...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-10-2018, 01:36 PM
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Views: 499
Posted By simplyconnected
Removing the hood is mandatory but not a big...

Removing the hood is mandatory but not a big deal, really. As said, there are a host of methods for putting things back the way they were.

I've used a spritz of spray paint in the corners of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-10-2018, 07:11 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Eric, I have some suggestions that I hope you...

Eric, I have some suggestions that I hope you follow when you install the new bushings.

For the upper control arm:

Do not hold the pivot shaft in a vise. Let it freely 'float' while the bushings...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-09-2018, 10:35 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
I'm runnin' behind too, John. Happy Birthday. I...

I'm runnin' behind too, John. Happy Birthday. I hope you have better weather than Detroit. It snowed last night and continuing throughout this morning. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-08-2018, 12:13 AM
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Views: 499
Posted By simplyconnected
At Wixom, engines came in on racks and...

At Wixom, engines came in on racks and transmissions came in on other racks because they came from different plants. Automatics were mated in an 'overhead' conveyor setup with the toque converter in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-07-2018, 03:24 PM
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Views: 499
Posted By simplyconnected
I LOVE the chain attachment in these pictures. ...

I LOVE the chain attachment in these pictures.
Please, do not use those intake manifold plates, mounted to the 1/4" carburetor bolts. Every time I see one it makes my skin crawl. I use bolts with...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
Here is a good example of how your upper arm...

Here is a good example of how your upper arm bushings should look. Notice how much urethane sticks out of the flange end and how deep the inner sleeve sits inside of it.

Also notice the picture on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
Yep, that's what I saw. These upper bushings...

Yep, that's what I saw. These upper bushings should have inner sleeves that are RECESSED into the urethane. I don't know why I'm looking at rust on new bushings. The first bushing on the left is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
Eric, I am looking at your pictures. Start with...

Eric, I am looking at your pictures. Start with the picture on the left. The left side bushing doesn't look straight or 'square' to the shaft. In fact it looks different from side to side. How come...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
September 28: September 28: October 24 Picture...

September 28:

September 28:

October 24 Picture captions show the stops:

October 30:

November 2:
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 11-04-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By simplyconnected
373518-s2 is a 1/2"-13 by 2-1/4" serrated bolt. I...

373518-s2 is a 1/2"-13 by 2-1/4" serrated bolt.
I would use a grade-8 1/2"-13 X 2-1/4" hex-head cap screw with a serrated washer. OR, this company makes them...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 11-04-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By simplyconnected
Jim, Macs Auto Parts is right in your back yard,...

Jim, Macs Auto Parts is right in your back yard, on the north side of Buffalo. They have most of what you need, like the seat switch...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-04-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
Henry, you have great pictures. Can I use them...

Henry, you have great pictures. Can I use them for reference?

I keep my arsenal of tools simple for reasons that;

they are expensive
I don't need specialty tools much
I don't want to store a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-02-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
No, that's NOT how it works and Ford Motor...

No, that's NOT how it works and Ford Motor Company says shims ARE required. Those bushings need to be driven all the way to their stops. If you don't, the bushings may become sloppy and you will do...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
That's right, I don't use a vise. Sometimes, I...

That's right, I don't use a vise.

Sometimes, I use TWO hammers, one as a 'back up'. This is 'bull work' which requires physical strength. The hammers I use are four or five POUND hammers. The...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
Now you know why I don't use a press. There are...

Now you know why I don't use a press. There are many ways to do this work. I explained my way in great detail. That's all I can do. Looks like you took a different direction and tried it your way. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-30-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
Eric, this will make better sense when you...

Eric, this will make better sense when you assemble the pivot shaft. Good pictures of the original setup will reveal an air gap between the control arm and the bushing flanges. These bushings do NOT...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-26-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By simplyconnected
Be careful. This can be done with ONE person if...

Be careful. This can be done with ONE person if you do it right. It's very important you do NOT twist the column when you pull it up. Twisting will change the Neutral Safety Switch position. This...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-24-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
Glad you're straight, now. It stands to reason...

Glad you're straight, now. It stands to reason that not every bushing is identical so there must be some provision for compensation. There is. That's where the shims come in. You many need to...
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 10-24-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By simplyconnected
"By having a separate China business, the company...

"By having a separate China business, the company intends to move more quickly and strengthen local leadership within the company."

Seems to me that Ford is setting up a more permanent shop in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-24-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm more concerned about the underside plate that...

I'm more concerned about the underside plate that these bolts go through.

My father engineered GM's first seat belt bolts. Starting from the bottom, they had 1/2"-13 threads, a larger shoulder (for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-24-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,307
Posted By simplyconnected
http://squarebirds.org/images_FrontSuspension/1959...

http://squarebirds.org/images_FrontSuspension/1959FordFrontSuspension.jpg
The illustration shows (front 3054) shims for the lower arm ONLY. That is because after you assemble your lower control arm...
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