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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-12-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By JohnG
Am reporting back on two non functioning...

Am reporting back on two non functioning regulators.

#1: a member generously sent me an older , used one which I hoped to have as a backup. Unfortunately it was DOA.

But, along with the...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 10-12-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 964
Posted By JohnG
I would not assume anything, even though some...

I would not assume anything, even though some parts are "new".

Included in that comment is the distributor itself. I would take the cap and rotor off, grab the shaft and see if I could feel any...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By JohnG
"On a lighter car built for speed, I advance...

"On a lighter car built for speed, I advance ignition timing much sooner than the same engine in an F-150 truck for example."

Dave, how are you accomplishing this? Advancing the at-idle timing, or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By JohnG
have done that with success . . . found a scrap...

have done that with success . . . found a scrap piece of pipe material, screwed it into that and then applied air with the air nozzle while holding multimeter leads.

If you use DOT 5 fluid, they...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-05-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By JohnG
that fix worked fine for me. You don't have...

that fix worked fine for me. You don't have enough room
to do much else.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By JohnG
perhaps they buy it from someone else and slap...

perhaps they buy it from someone else and slap their own label on it.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By JohnG
the oil you have MIGHT be ok. Check it out. The...

the oil you have MIGHT be ok. Check it out. The limitations were primarily aimed at 10W-30 as it was used in the cars with catalytic converters (the source of the issue). 20W-50 may not have been...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By JohnG
you should be able to look up the additives to...

you should be able to look up the additives to any oil you are considering, and thus take the guesswork out of it.

You can also simply buy a container of additive and do something like one container...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By JohnG
a thought might be to determine where your true...

a thought might be to determine where your true TDC is and then establish a mark accordingly.

This is sometimes done by drilling out a sparkplug and putting a rod down to contact #1 piston, and then...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By JohnG
I spent some time today with the charging system ...

I spent some time today with the charging system (raining).

My original problem was voltage too low at road speed with high beams on. Down around 12.2.

I adjusted the point gap by the "Arm" post...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-25-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By JohnG
thanks . . . good test . . . have seen the...

thanks . . . good test . . .

have seen the generator put out 14.2 volts so not worried about that at this point in time.

business cards: new points only. Gets any sheen or oxidation off.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-25-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By JohnG
I did polarize it. Worked fine for a week then...

I did polarize it. Worked fine for a week then ceased. Been
on the shelf for about 10 years. Sometime I will dig into it and see what failed.

Points on new units still need to be cleaned, just...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-24-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By JohnG
not a mark on it. Only info is "Made in U.S.A" ...

not a mark on it. Only info is "Made in U.S.A" and "10-74"

I do recall trying it once and it worked fine for a few days and that was it. I had forgotten about it.

Pristine - clean as a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-24-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By JohnG
I have nothing at all against used, nor...

I have nothing at all against used, nor repainting the cover and adding a decal. I just want it to function properly.

I have a brand new repro that has been on the shelf for some time and it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-23-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By JohnG
voltage regulator recommendation?

hi everyone

I need to get a voltage regulator for my '58. I am still using the factory generator/regulator set up.

Is there anyplace I might find a Ford NOS one?? I would rather that, or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-11-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By JohnG
John and Ray, good information - thanks! I have...

John and Ray, good information - thanks!

I have a 2016 MACs catalogue which shows the seat cover set I need as $469. Then the 2017 Fall catalogue at $505. Now the online price of $585, a 25%...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-11-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By JohnG
Thanks! Do Squarebird members get a discount...

Thanks!

Do Squarebird members get a discount from any vendors?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-11-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By JohnG
Seat cover recommendations?

I have a red and white interior (XG). I am at a point of wanting to replace the seat covers as the drivers is cracking on the rear and the colors were never quite correct. Also my rear foam is at...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-11-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By JohnG
I did the same as Carl. Had a number of small...

I did the same as Carl. Had a number of small rugs for keeping anything from being dinged. (if you have paid to have them rechromed, the thought of them getting damaged in any way might bring on...
Forum: Thunderbird Production History 09-01-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By JohnG
which peddle was that . . . ?

which peddle was that . . . ?
Forum: Thunderbird Production History 08-31-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By JohnG
It was informative for me to learn my car has...

It was informative for me to learn my car has amazing compactness and maneuverability. ;)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-30-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By JohnG
if you get near to giving up on them, try giving...

if you get near to giving up on them, try giving each a brief jolt with 24 volts (2 batteries). It might loosen things up. Nothing to lose.

After that, Carl is your man.

john
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 08-26-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By JohnG
For Sale: 1959 Squarebird

Spotted at Out-Of-Town Auto Sales in Ellsworth, Maine (Downeast)

Teal green, original color but has been painted. Paint could use a careful buffing. Upholstery has been replaced with correct...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-30-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By JohnG
I wonder if the engineers saw the vaccum driven...

I wonder if the engineers saw the vaccum driven Trico motor as being incapable of moving a larger wiper, which would have both more weight and more drag? Particularly in a snow situation.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-29-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By JohnG
You're definitely right! The wipers look like...

You're definitely right! The wipers look like they got stolen off of a Crosley!

Does anyone know if other mid-late 50's Fords had similarly small wipers?
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