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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By simplyconnected
Do you accept that as a valid answer? Classic...

Do you accept that as a valid answer?

Classic Auto Air needs to make good with a proper fit on their expensive kits. Twenty inches is waaaay too long for a door cable. Electric wires can be cut to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 12:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,884
Posted By simplyconnected
The pickup in my classics looks like an inverted...

The pickup in my classics looks like an inverted cup with a flat screen across the bottom.

The EFI pickup in my Mustang has a mesh 'bag' around it. The whole thing sits in a large 'dish' that always...
Forum: Anything Goes! Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,486
Posted By simplyconnected
Richard, if you believe your CVR is...

Richard, if you believe your CVR is malfunctioning, send it back to me, no questions asked and no paperwork is necessary because I recognize my work and the components I use. My address is:
Dave...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By simplyconnected
If your frame is straight, new springs will...

If your frame is straight, new springs will restore your car to the correct height. Spring sag is very common in all classic cars. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm glad you have your engine out and at the...

I'm glad you have your engine out and at the machine shop. While there, I hope you have removed ALL plugs from the water and oil galleries so that it can be tanked and thoroughly cleaned. Replace...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-18-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,854
Posted By simplyconnected
Hey, don't let this guy fool you. Eric is a true...

Hey, don't let this guy fool you. Eric is a true gentleman, an excellent mechanic with experience on foreign and domestic cars and he is the disc brake pioneer who we used to finally tweak our front...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,933
Posted By simplyconnected
I used a simple Harbor Freight angle grinder to...

I used a simple Harbor Freight angle grinder to cut both sides of a round shaft into a 'Double-D'. Cut a rough shape, then whittle a little at a time while checking with a dial caliper or micrometer....
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 08-16-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By simplyconnected
Yep, Brian and Cherie Wheeler are here for the...

Yep, Brian and Cherie Wheeler are here for the cruise. We were on Woodward 1/2-hr after they arrived.

Although the official Woodward Dream Cruise start happens on Saturday, hundreds of cars are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-16-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,884
Posted By simplyconnected
It's too thin to be undercoating or pitch. Looks...

It's too thin to be undercoating or pitch. Looks like POR-15 (rust converter), then it sat under water for an extended time.

Kirsten, I hope your leak is not due to holes around the backlite. Get...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-14-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,884
Posted By simplyconnected
The amount of dirt in that filter would never...

The amount of dirt in that filter would never stop the engine. That filter looks great.

Ray, you may have a misconception about fuel starvation. There is a fine-mesh screen at the end of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,933
Posted By simplyconnected
When I retrofit rack-and-pinion steering, I had...

When I retrofit rack-and-pinion steering, I had the engine out so I could sit on the #2 crossmember. I pulled the steering shaft up then cut the tube and inserted a nylon bushing for my lower...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,884
Posted By simplyconnected
A brand new fuel tank costs $200 delivered to...

A brand new fuel tank costs $200 delivered to your door. That should have been your fix but because I do NOT believe in throwing parts at a problem, I asked you to determine if you had spark or not....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,884
Posted By simplyconnected
Both were not bad. They are separate from each...

Both were not bad. They are separate from each other and they rarely ever go out together. They ARE commonly changed together when the mechanic doesn't know how to troubleshoot. This was my concern...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,933
Posted By simplyconnected
Mike, originally I tried the 7" dual diaphragm...

Mike, originally I tried the 7" dual diaphragm booster, then switched to the 8" dual diaphragm booster. I'm glad I did because of two truths; you want to use the largest booster that will fit and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,884
Posted By simplyconnected
Generator or voltage regulator? I hope your guy...

Generator or voltage regulator? I hope your guy knows how to troubleshoot. Up until now, he hasn't bolstered my confidence. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By simplyconnected
You're so right, Nyles. The closer I look at...

You're so right, Nyles. The closer I look at this product the more I dislike it.

Check out the next three pictures. Metric bolts must have a hardness number on the head (like 8.8 or 10). SAE...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm not so sure about that. Ford never made...

I'm not so sure about that. Ford never made their ball joints. They bought them from MOOG, TRW, Federal Mogul, etc. What brand is this? I don't see the box. A licensed part should have a Ford...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,884
Posted By simplyconnected
Starting fluid is commonly sold at all auto parts...

Starting fluid is commonly sold at all auto parts stores and I've seen it at box stores, hardware stores and dollar stores. It IS flammable which is why it works. Gasoline fumes are flammable too. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,933
Posted By simplyconnected
S-10 brakes come in a variety of choices. There...

S-10 brakes come in a variety of choices. There are dozens of pad offerings at Rockauto.com. My personal preference includes the softest pads I can find because they normally stop in the shortest...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,933
Posted By simplyconnected
That's a pretty good post, del. Brake Calipers -...

That's a pretty good post, del.
Brake Calipers - At first, we used the 4WD (S-10) style. I have them on my Galaxie. Then, Scarebird suggested using 2WD calipers. Turns out, the difference is where...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By simplyconnected
Good point, Nyles. We don't know if his...

Good point, Nyles. We don't know if his replacement joint had a stud with the correct taper or how it was torqued. All we see is a nut with less than 75% thread depth.

Come to think of it, I've...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-06-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 795
Sticky: Happy Birthday!
Views: 89,333
Posted By simplyconnected
It's been hit and miss for me on the computer...

It's been hit and miss for me on the computer since your birfday, Ray. Happy Birthday, Big Guy. Robin sent you an E-card on your birthday but I'm just catching up, now.

Happy Birthday to Alan...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By simplyconnected
This makes a good case for buying 'name brand'...

This makes a good case for buying 'name brand' products. I notice, your OEM nut has more threads as well which is why it is taller.

Always give your parts a good visual inspection before assembly....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By simplyconnected
I never checked, John. All know is there's no...

I never checked, John. All know is there's no rust on any of them.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By simplyconnected
Howard Prout was kind enough to give me a set of...

Howard Prout was kind enough to give me a set of full sunburst caps that he bought from JC Whitney, years ago.
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