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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-19-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Joe Johnston
This hobby is a sickness and you have experienced...

This hobby is a sickness and you have experienced "Mission Creep"! I think nearly everyone has experienced this infectious disease which makes you feel "while I am doing something, this also should...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Joe Johnston
Professional looking and a nice neat job! Very...

Professional looking and a nice neat job! Very economical too!! Did he take any more pictures and if so this would make an excellent article for the VTCI Scoop Magazine!!
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 06-28-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Joe Johnston
It is pretty straight forward. I do not recall...

It is pretty straight forward. I do not recall needing any grinding when I did my conversion and have retained 14" wheels.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-08-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Joe Johnston
Did you use teflon tape on the sender's...

Did you use teflon tape on the sender's threads?
Have you checked continuity of the sender's base to ensure a good ground connection?
Have you supplied power to the wire going to the dash to make...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-25-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Joe Johnston
While doing the above I would also drizzle Marvel...

While doing the above I would also drizzle Marvel Mystery Oil over everything before using the mallet on the rockers just to lube things a bit with light oil. Sounds like it should be an easy one to...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
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: 1,332
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: 67
Views: 2,273
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: 67
Views: 2,273
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: 9
Views: 750
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: 442
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: 264
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: 264
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: 284
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: 341
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: 341
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: 242
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: 435
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: 770
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: 388
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: 12
Views: 1,143
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: 1,395
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: 12
Views: 1,143
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: 2,256
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: 2,658
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...
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