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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 05:15 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
What year engine is the new cam made for? Ford...

What year engine is the new cam made for? Ford made huge changes over the years so be a lot more specific in your description.

The Shop Manual offers a procedure for installing the cam. There...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-23-2018, 09:32 PM
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Views: 4,493
Posted By simplyconnected
Kyle is correct. Ford cars (since before 1954)...

Kyle is correct. Ford cars (since before 1954) don't need spring compressors because the lower control arm is so long. And as Kyle noted, follow your Shop Manual. This procedure is plainly covered...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-23-2018, 07:07 AM
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Views: 4,493
Posted By simplyconnected
What do you mean by, 'the display was different...

What do you mean by, 'the display was different than other cars'?

Once your 'A' arms are out they may be serviced on a bench. You can make this job easy or hard. At first, I used simple 2" pipe...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-21-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 69
Posted By simplyconnected
Did you get one of those, "$100 coffees"? Lance...

Did you get one of those, "$100 coffees"? Lance has an air field in back of his place where customers fly in. Lance is quite a guy to speak with. Last time, he was telling me about how a couple...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By simplyconnected
I would start by taking John's advice. This is...

I would start by taking John's advice.

This is every easy to prove. Use a 2-gallon gas can and run a fuel line hose from it to your fuel pump. All auto parts stores carry fuel line. Two gallons...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-18-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 92
Posted By simplyconnected
Glad everyone had a good time. Ray's sentient...

Glad everyone had a good time. Ray's sentient chance paid off at Mission San Jose and the rain. Good show, Ray. You make a wonderful host.

My daughter went to the Alamo for her senior trip many...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,493
Posted By simplyconnected
Here they are in 1/4"-28 NPT as well: CLICK HERE...

Here they are in 1/4"-28 NPT as well: CLICK HERE (http://zerksplus.com/thread-forming/)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,493
Posted By simplyconnected
Eric, most of our ball joints and tie rod ends...

Eric, most of our ball joints and tie rod ends have a sheet metal cap formed into the assembly with a hole for a zerk fitting.

The most common classic car zerk fitting is 1/8"-27 NPT. That means...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-12-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,493
Posted By simplyconnected
We commonly use two sizes, 1/8" and 1/4": CLICK...

We commonly use two sizes, 1/8" and 1/4":

CLICK HERE (https://www.amazon.com/Hydraulic-Grease-Zerk-Fittings-Assortment/dp/B0009A10UK) for Amazon's offerings. We commonly call them, zerk fittings. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,250
Posted By simplyconnected
I also have cars I will put rear sway bars into. ...

I also have cars I will put rear sway bars into. Let's do a 'what if'...

Normally, at least one side of the frame is accessible. Let's say we use bolts that are 3/8" or .375" in diameter.

3/8"...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-07-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,250
Posted By simplyconnected
Mike explained it well... Imagine, you have...

Mike explained it well... Imagine, you have millions of frames to make, all of which have a steering box and other supports for bracketry. These frames are pressed in two pieces for the front left...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-07-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By simplyconnected
Notice the back of your regulator has two long...

Notice the back of your regulator has two long resistors. They are extremely fragile because they are brittle. When mounted, the resistors are protected but many are destroyed when handled.

I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-06-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By simplyconnected
You got me thinking, Tom... Years ago when...

You got me thinking, Tom... Years ago when regular gas was outrageously high at US$1.00/gal., mid-grade was a dime higher and premium was twenty cents higher. That's about 20% more for 93...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-06-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By simplyconnected
Rockauto.com offers several sets of Dana ring and...

Rockauto.com offers several sets of Dana ring and pinion sets like this one for Squarebirds... US$156.79 (list price):
DANA 2020496 SVL One of our most popular parts
Rear; Ford Axle; with 3.50 Gear...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-05-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By simplyconnected
Ford polished their steel bumpers then nickel...

Ford polished their steel bumpers then nickel plated directly on to the steel. Nickel is hard and it is the reflective shine you see.

Chrome is plated on top the nickel to preserve it from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-05-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 29,919
Posted By simplyconnected
My neighbor was a retired trucker. He added a...

My neighbor was a retired trucker. He added a leaf to his Granada because that's the ride he really wanted.

Some cars came with a single leaf. Stacked leaf springs are 'progressive' meaning, the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-05-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By simplyconnected
When gears wear to the point where a correct...

When gears wear to the point where a correct pattern is impossible, it's time to pop for a new ring and pinion set.

I've seen gears worn to the point where the edges were sharp, like knives. That...
Forum: Y-Block Engines 09-04-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By simplyconnected
The book is written by two of THE foremost...

The book is written by two of THE foremost authorities on Y-Block engines. They have dedicated themselves to this engine because they are passionate about it as evidenced in the following...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-04-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By simplyconnected
Rear end gear setup is extensively covered in the...

Rear end gear setup is extensively covered in the Service Manual, with examples. It needs to be done correctly. Nowhere in the manual will you find a pattern that is 'good enough'. Instead, they...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-04-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 29,919
Posted By simplyconnected
Where did you buy your springs? We have a good...

Where did you buy your springs?
We have a good vendor in our list who sells quality 6-leaf springs. I know because I have two sets from McVeigh in Michigan. - Dave
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-04-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By simplyconnected
The horns should blow, just the same as if you...

The horns should blow, just the same as if you use the horn ring. This jumper wire bypasses wiring to your steering wheel. Refer to your wiring diagram.

The diode information will eliminate any...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-03-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By simplyconnected
I thought the topic was about a jolt from the...

I thought the topic was about a jolt from the horn.

If you want to troubleshoot the horns you can do it at the horn relay. Simply run a ground wire to the center terminal of the horn relay. A...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-03-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By simplyconnected
The shock you are feeling is what we call,...

The shock you are feeling is what we call, counter electromotive force (CEMF) or 'fly back'. It happens when the coil field is charged, then disconnected when the switch (your horn ring) opens. ...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-03-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By simplyconnected
This is a job that I leave4 to my gear and axle...

This is a job that I leave4 to my gear and axle guy for these reasons:


He has shims and left over parts from many jobs, so he can hit the pattern right on the nose.

He has the specialty tools...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-03-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By simplyconnected
Go to the Technical Resource Library and find...

Go to the Technical Resource Library and find this electrical drawing: Click HERE (http://www.squarebirds.org/Diagrams-Schematics/1958-1968_Wiring_Diagrams/58wiring_diagram.jpg)

Click on the...
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