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Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-19-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By simplyconnected
In an engine plant, all the parts are the same...

In an engine plant, all the parts are the same and clearances have been engineered beforehand. The moment your parts are milled, stock dimensions have changed which also changes the geometry.

I have...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By simplyconnected
Rings naturally rotate as the piston runs up and...

Rings naturally rotate as the piston runs up and down. At times, all the gaps align, but momentarily. So, ring gap placement is only temporary.

First things first. I normally use a rubber mallet...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By simplyconnected
Before we marry the inner and outer cowl top,...

Before we marry the inner and outer cowl top, Ford applied a sealant between panels that did two things; we spot welded through it and the sealant expanded in the paint ovens.

Water usually drains...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By simplyconnected
CLICK HERE...

CLICK HERE (http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?color=Indian%20Turquoise&tditzler=42006&rows=50) for a paint chart.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-18-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By simplyconnected
Wait a minute... Explain what your engine...

Wait a minute...
Explain what your engine overhaul included. I've never heard of one that produced a dead cylinder.

Did you also rebuild the heads? How do you know the head is bad? - Dave
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-17-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By simplyconnected
Did you plug the vacuum line going to your...

Did you plug the vacuum line going to your transmission's vacuum modulator? Sounds feasible to me that things go wrong when you use the trans., but all I can do from this chair in Michigan is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-16-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By simplyconnected
Tack strips are there to hold a headliner. Did...

Tack strips are there to hold a headliner. Did you say this is a convertible?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,038
Posted By simplyconnected
I do! Now that I see the frame clip, it looks...

I do! Now that I see the frame clip, it looks good. Your calipers look good and your rotors look excellent.

I want to address the wheel you are NOT having issues with first, namely the LH...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By simplyconnected
If your idle screws are doing nothing, you have...

If your idle screws are doing nothing, you have the throttle screw (not the idle mixture screws) turned down too far. That opens the butterflies past the idle ports, rendering the idle screws...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-14-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By simplyconnected
If the engine is running, so is your torque...

If the engine is running, so is your torque converter so that is NOT the root cause. You say it runs smooth in Park. Is that at idle speed or elevated RPMs? Does the vibration start BEFORE the car...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-14-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By simplyconnected
Taking pictures makes the job take TWICE as long....

Taking pictures makes the job take TWICE as long. That's why most restorations have NO pictures.

Most of this work is done on a bench so maybe you can set your camera on a tripod, and press the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-13-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By simplyconnected
JohnG has a good memory. Some years ago, I...

JohnG has a good memory. Some years ago, I converted my hydraulic Brake Switch to a pedal-mounted mechanical setup in our '59 Galaxie.

The goal of this retrofit is to make a lot of current...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-12-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By simplyconnected
She was and still is a beautiful car, Eric. You...

She was and still is a beautiful car, Eric. You must be doing something right. BTW, I love the Blue Ridge Parkway. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By simplyconnected
The answer is easy (if you think about it). Back...

The answer is easy (if you think about it). Back then, 'plastics and polymers' were in their infancy. The right compound wasn't invented until later. I won't pretend to be an expert on chemicals or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-11-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By simplyconnected
John, with all due respect to you and Dave, I...

John, with all due respect to you and Dave, I must defer to the experts who make 'O'-rings. Parker Hannifin has always been Ford's 'go-to' company. As Nyles pointed out, Parker has a handbook of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By simplyconnected
Wait a minute... Seals and fluids must be...

Wait a minute...
Seals and fluids must be compatible. Normally, seals made for use with DOT-3 will bloat terribly when exposed to petroleum-based products. We also found that silicone-based fluids...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 364
Posted By simplyconnected
Remove the fuel tank sending unit. No need to...

Remove the fuel tank sending unit. No need to replace wires yet.
Once you get the float assembly out, the whole picture will become clear. It is a variable resistor that should measure ten-ohms...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-10-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By simplyconnected
Now we're getting somewhere. It's easy to...

Now we're getting somewhere. It's easy to understand why your performance is really poor.

The prop valve is good and so are your new hoses. What calipers are you using? Are they single or dual...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-09-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 773
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Posted By simplyconnected
Happy Birthday Anders, we don't hear much from...

Happy Birthday Anders, we don't hear much from you since you moved from Gothenburg. Come BACK! BTW, how is Ruthy? - Dave
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-09-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By simplyconnected
You leave a lot of important information out of...

You leave a lot of important information out of your description of your system.

Thunderbirds came with disk brakes, starting in 1965. Is your booster a two-stage or single stage? In other words,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-07-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,038
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm a bit confused. Rock auto doesn't sell a...

I'm a bit confused. Rock auto doesn't sell a Bendix #36646 but they do sell Raybestos BH36646. It is 15-1/3" long, which should be plenty long enough to fit either 4WD or 2WD S-10 calipers on your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-06-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By simplyconnected
Most folks want a 'plug in' relay panel. In...

Most folks want a 'plug in' relay panel. In other words, once you unplug your original relay panel, how does the new one plug in? I suppose you could cut the wires off the OEM panel and butt splice...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By simplyconnected
Some members use a 'junk yard' washer bottle with...

Some members use a 'junk yard' washer bottle with electric pump in it. Junk yards crush them on a daily basis. Then, wire a small switch and relay to the existing chrome washer button on the 'dog...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-03-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,943
Posted By simplyconnected
John is a good friend of mine on a few levels. ...

John is a good friend of mine on a few levels. He has a deep love for Ford engines and has worked with Ford Racing teems, to prove performance ideas and products. Being a true 'Ford guy', John loves...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-01-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By simplyconnected
A '65 what? Mustang? Truck? You were wise to get...

A '65 what? Mustang? Truck?

You were wise to get them as a unit. 390 mounts are backward compatible, even though Ford added an 'extra' hole in the block.

Your '65 390 may have a C4 transmission....
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