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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By Astrowing
I did not locate a true roller chain for my 58,...

I did not locate a true roller chain for my 58, so ended up going with an original type chain. I left my camshaft alone.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-22-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Astrowing
Awesome! Thanks. I had same question. The...

Awesome! Thanks. I had same question. The drawings donít have sufficient detail.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-13-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,301
Posted By Astrowing
I just did my original front drums on my 1961...

I just did my original front drums on my 1961 F100 finishing last weekend. Used a sledge hammer to tap out the lug studs. The new drums are right at 11 inches compared to 11.125 with the originals. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-26-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Astrowing
Thanks everyone! Thatís it. Iíve got a lot of...

Thanks everyone! Thatís it. Iíve got a lot of work to do with mine. Someone put a wider weatherstrip on it. More like the 72 Cougar from what I remember. So Iíll work to get 1/2 inch or less.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-25-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Astrowing
When the window is properly adjusted, could...

When the window is properly adjusted, could someone measure the distance between back of side window metal trim and front of quarter window metal trim? Thanks
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Astrowing
Thanks! Iíve decided that the weatherstrip I...

Thanks! Iíve decided that the weatherstrip I thought was original was from some other hard top car. Drivers window is too far forward so iíll Adjust window reward first. Vent window will probably...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-31-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Astrowing
58 hardtop Rear quarter front edge weather strip

I ordered replacement weatherstrip for front of the rear quarter windows from Dennis Carpenter but itís too narrow to bridge gap to front window. Itís about 3/4 of the width of original....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-31-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Astrowing
Yes, you have internal leakage and need a rebuild.

Yes, you have internal leakage and need a rebuild.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-18-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Astrowing
Agree. It’s a bad design. The original upper arm...

Agree. It’s a bad design. The original upper arm bolts to frame showed galling evidence before I touched them. I had to clean up threads with tap and die so obviously the upper bolts are moving. The...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-17-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Astrowing
I think the axle always rolls some since it is a...

I think the axle always rolls some since it is a psuedo parallelogram with nothing fixed except length of upper and lower arms. The bottom bushing is compressed to try to roll the axle aft lifting up...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-26-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Astrowing
Cool!

Are there any markings on back of truck or car?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,696
Posted By Astrowing
Right clapper bolt

Got it out this afternoon. PB blaster and wire brush and rocking it back and forth with the impact wrench did the trick
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,696
Posted By Astrowing
I'm running the original Autolite 4100 carb....

I'm running the original Autolite 4100 carb. Venting could very well be different. In the US, the vapor pressure of gasoline is limited to either 7.8 or 9 psi depending on location and month. They...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,696
Posted By Astrowing
Mine evaporates in 2 weeks requiring some...

Mine evaporates in 2 weeks requiring some cranking. If I run it the next day, it starts right up with a bump of the starter. Fords in my experience always start easily.

Once this pesky hurricane...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-14-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,696
Posted By Astrowing
The clapper separation is determined by the...

The clapper separation is determined by the bushing between them. It is approximately 1 inch thick. I don't know if the axle is welded. The diagram only shows ubolt.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Astrowing
If any doubt I'd replace it. If it fails or...

If any doubt I'd replace it. If it fails or becomes intermittent , you have no headlights.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,696
Posted By Astrowing
Great! If the big U bolts have been off, the...

Great! If the big U bolts have been off, the differential might rotate. I don't know if there is a key to ensure they are positioned correctly.

Got left lower arm off today. The big clapper bolt...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,696
Posted By Astrowing
I measure 10 3/4 inches center to center. I...

I measure 10 3/4 inches center to center. I turned the arm to get a perpendicular measurement through the center axis of each bushing
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,696
Posted By Astrowing
I'm going back with new bushings and the coils....

I'm going back with new bushings and the coils. All the bushings and shocks were toast.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,696
Posted By Astrowing
Mine are off. I'll measure Friday.

Mine are off. I'll measure Friday.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Astrowing
The upper pivot bolts do have a welded nut in the...

The upper pivot bolts do have a welded nut in the frame that sounds like it has broken loose. There is a service bulletin that describes how to access it from inside the car behind rear seat.

I got...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-17-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By Astrowing
Carl, what is diameter of rear springs?

Carl, what is diameter of rear springs?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-11-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,397
Posted By Astrowing
I got a set of the 5936s that Dave suggested....

I got a set of the 5936s that Dave suggested. Anxious to get them installed.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-04-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By Astrowing
John's spring doesn't have a listing for the rear...

John's spring doesn't have a listing for the rear springs. He has 2 parts that might work, but we need spring dimensions.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-28-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By Astrowing
Ok, does anyone have a source for the rear...

Ok, does anyone have a source for the rear isolators?
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