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Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By Joe Johnston
check the part numbers. I think odd number is...

check the part numbers. I think odd number is left and even number is right on nearly all R & L hand all parts.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 799
Posted By Joe Johnston
If this cam is changed, shouldn't the lifters be...

If this cam is changed, shouldn't the lifters be changed too?
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-01-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,137
Posted By Joe Johnston
The rubber that goes around the inside of the rim...

The rubber that goes around the inside of the rim is called a liner. Unfortunately they are not readily available, many using wire wheels resort to epoxy, or silicone as a way to try to seal the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-31-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,137
Posted By Joe Johnston
You need tubes. Like a motorcycle or bicycle rim...

You need tubes. Like a motorcycle or bicycle rim you have real wire wheels that can be "trued" in the same manner. Tubes are needed because air leaks out around the rim and the adjusting
nipple of...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Joe Johnston
I used the CASCO kit with the original booster...

I used the CASCO kit with the original booster for the front disks only. Everything is included in their kit including new matched rear wheel cylinders and a master cylinder. System works very well...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-23-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Joe Johnston
I wonder when ordered new with seat belts if the...

I wonder when ordered new with seat belts if the belts were something the dealers installed as part of the prep process prior to sale? My 63 SR has front belts, but no rear, no holes in the rear...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-20-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Joe Johnston
I grew up in rural northwest Ohio. The first...

I grew up in rural northwest Ohio. The first winter after getting a license we were encouraged to slide and recover from a slide in open parking lots. Often there were several new drivers waiting to...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-20-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Joe Johnston
Old vrs New

Just read the article about the standard high tech features of the 2019 Fusion posted above. As more and more of these accident avoidance and auto breaking features become common place, we really...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-13-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Joe Johnston
Paint supply stores can mix to the old colors....

Paint supply stores can mix to the old colors. Had 57 Inca Gold mixed in PPG brand and was exact to the chip in the old book and to the car. In my opinion this is something that should be purchased...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-18-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Joe Johnston
That's good news. Hope the info helps everyone...

That's good news. Hope the info helps everyone interested.
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-18-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Joe Johnston
Jan Feb issue of CTCI's Early Bird magazine has...

Jan Feb issue of CTCI's Early Bird magazine has and ad on page 6 displaying pumps from Thunderbird Gasoline

Road Rash Restoration
Walter Bell
920 224 2500
cbell1957@aol.com

I have no knowledge or...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-07-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Joe Johnston
FREE 1927 Automotive book

Book has been spoken for.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-31-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Joe Johnston
A couple of things I have experienced working in...

A couple of things I have experienced working in a machine shop and in rebuilding salvage wrecks in my home shop.

1-you get what you pay for
2-low cost combo units are lacking in features - but may...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-20-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Joe Johnston
Your changes are no different than the mods...

Your changes are no different than the mods street rodders or custom car builders do every day narrowing and tucking bumpers or filling the bolt holes. Any of these guys or retired tool and die...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-08-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Joe Johnston
Our daughter and family live in San Antonio! ...

Our daughter and family live in San Antonio! Sure was exciting last night for the kids. Our grand daughter is in kindergarten but their dog was afraid of the falling snow. Wasn't long though and...
Forum: FE Engines 12-06-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Joe Johnston
Good to see I had a few functioning memory cells....

Good to see I had a few functioning memory cells. Did a bit of googling and found a rough measurement of the stroke for a possible 332 would be about 3.25". As mentioned easy enough to get an opinion...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-06-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Joe Johnston
I would only consider keeping the original if the...

I would only consider keeping the original if the car was all original. It will look better with a clear new windshield matching the other glass. That said, there is a bit of "character" in seeing...
Forum: FE Engines 12-05-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Joe Johnston
You can roughly measure the stroke with out...

You can roughly measure the stroke with out tearing the engine down by using a plastic straw through the spark plug holes. Mark and measure the distance when piston is at bottom of stroke. Going from...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 12-03-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By Joe Johnston
This is an awesome piece of history and if not...

This is an awesome piece of history and if not fully documented already, needs to be!! First hand info from this time frame is almost non-existent!!!

Would love to read more!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,136
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
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, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
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...
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