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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By simplyconnected
Many members repeat this story Lex posted as he's...

Many members repeat this story Lex posted as he's telling it straight. I might add, S-10 calipers and pads are very available everywhere.

The pads come in a wide variety ranging from soft to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By simplyconnected
There is something wrong with this. If the...

There is something wrong with this. If the manifold is solid and flat, the eight bolts should have no problem making a good seal against the heads (evidenced by millions of Ford cars that came from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 01:34 AM
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Views: 128
Posted By simplyconnected
Russ, this is an area where many of our members...

Russ, this is an area where many of our members went the extra mile and they converted to power disk brakes. The retrofit is not cheap because you need new wheels as well BUT the reward is a brake...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By simplyconnected
Our '59 Galaxie has a small vent tube coming off...

Our '59 Galaxie has a small vent tube coming off the filler neck. It's really 3/16" steel brake line. The tube loops high into the trunk void and exits next to the license plate, inches from the fuel...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-18-2018, 04:05 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Happy Birthday, Mike.

Happy Birthday, Mike.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,222
Posted By simplyconnected
Geoff, I seriously considered merging this with...

Geoff, I seriously considered merging this with the last Lower Control Arm thread you generated. The last one (http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=20578)had many pictures but your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By simplyconnected
I gotta be careful what I say because Robin (my...

I gotta be careful what I say because Robin (my wife) is a member here. She's a good ol' girl, best I ever had but still, keep it under your hat or I'll spend another week in the dog house. It's...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By simplyconnected
No apologies necessary, Jon. I'm married as...

No apologies necessary, Jon. I'm married as well... twice. The first one got me when I was extremely young (21) and dumb. The second one got me when my resistance was low. Of course, I agreed...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By simplyconnected
I agree with Nyles in that, the way window motors...

I agree with Nyles in that, the way window motors go bad is usually caused by internal dirt mixed with grease. Brushes get stuck in this mess and can no longer move freely. Sometimes the commutator...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By simplyconnected
Just a side note to Ray's post... Memberships may...

Just a side note to Ray's post...
Memberships may be paid in check, chickens, or whiskey.

The checks (or cheques) go to Driller (John Peters) in W. Virginia.

Chickens go to Ray in Texas. Send all...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 04-17-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By simplyconnected
Thanks for this valuable advice but I believe we...

Thanks for this valuable advice but I believe we established that long ago.

The first steps in overhauling an engine involve stripping the block down to 'bare', baking/tanking to get it clean then...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-14-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By simplyconnected
Tom, to save money, car companies back in the day...

Tom, to save money, car companies back in the day depended on steel spot welds and screw connections to return the negative ground back to the battery. So, there is none.

I suggest you make your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-13-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By simplyconnected
Looks close enough for me... Is this what you...

Looks close enough for me... Is this what you get when you lay the part on the block? If not, take a picture with a scale included (over the plate).
It doesn't matter to me whether you use a metric...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By simplyconnected
That's a nasty gear. Are these Ford gears?

That's a nasty gear. Are these Ford gears?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By simplyconnected
Simply, lay the plate down with a scale and take...

Simply, lay the plate down with a scale and take a few pictures.

We normally talk in terms of, 'hole centers'. Ex: What is the distance (center to center) of the mounting bolt holes? Let the scale...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By simplyconnected
There is no confusion. You may need to remove...

There is no confusion. You may need to remove ONE plug, not two. The other hole needs to be drilled and tapped. The thrust plate only covers a 'lip' of the cam hole.

When I took the first two...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 04-11-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By simplyconnected
Giacinto, I'm pensioned from a very long career...

Giacinto, I'm pensioned from a very long career at Ford Motor Co. I worked in two Ford foundries, two Ford engine plants and Dearborn Assembly. In my retirement, I overhaul Ford engines and I fully...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By simplyconnected
Jon, you have been given wrong information. I...

Jon, you have been given wrong information. I posted a couple pictures but they are not 'straight-on' shots. Here is one that may make more sense The arrows show the oil galleries. The thrust...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-10-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By simplyconnected
Maybe there was a revision but I have a...

Maybe there was a revision but I have a different, more recent part number. It covers (1960-62) 352 and (1961-63) 390 Thunderbirds:
C3SZ 9430-A (RH)
C3SZ 9431-A (LH)

Notice that this part number...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 04-10-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By simplyconnected
In any purchase, I am ever reminded of a very...

In any purchase, I am ever reminded of a very important phrase, caveat emptor: a principle in commerce: without a warranty the buyer takes the risk.

Product details are important in any transaction...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 04-10-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By simplyconnected
I got excited with the first part. Then, with...

I got excited with the first part. Then, with all your stipulations and restrictions, I cannot tell whether you can supply four-left hand and four-right hand pistons for $875.

I don't know what the...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By simplyconnected
There's a big difference between controlling flow...

There's a big difference between controlling flow and controlling pressure. Disk brakes hardly use any flow. Rear brakes are the same when the shoes contact the drums. Getting the shoes to the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By simplyconnected
This topic was discussed by Alexander back in...

This topic was discussed by Alexander back in 2004 when they were looking for a faster cam:


The 352, 390 and 427 blocks are nearly identical except for bore diameters. So yes, the same thrust...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm asking because you can drill and tap two...

I'm asking because you can drill and tap two holes in the front of your block, buy a ten dollar thrust plate and then use a more modern (and cheaper) cam. When that happens, you can then buy a 'true...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By simplyconnected
Jon, do you plan on changing cams?

Jon, do you plan on changing cams?
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