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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By simplyconnected
I totally agree. A volt gauge is much more...

I totally agree. A volt gauge is much more useful because it shows battery status before cranking the engine. An AMP gauge does not. Also, a volt meter can be wired to any wire that turns on with...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 12-16-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By simplyconnected
WOW! That's a very nice job. You can work on my...

WOW! That's a very nice job. You can work on my car body anytime. Nice to see all that plastic filler replaced with real metal. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By simplyconnected
Michael, I think I found your...

Michael, I think I found your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 9,721
Posted By simplyconnected
Do you see this differently? I believe your...

Do you see this differently? I believe your shocks are forward of the axle and the axle is pointing UP in front (as it should).

Regarding your steering... Part 9-2 STEERING WORM AND SECTOR GEAR...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By simplyconnected
I think you answered your own question. Exactly...

I think you answered your own question. Exactly how much will adding a capacitor help?

We commonly use flyback snubbers to protect other electrical components in the system. A car's electrical...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2018, 02:38 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Yes, Eric. Your engine is also on an angle that...

Yes, Eric. Your engine is also on an angle that slants down in the back. For an ideal match, the rear axle should have the same angle as the engine/trans. This keeps the universal joints in unison...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By simplyconnected
Thanks for the helpful tip but are you sure about...

Thanks for the helpful tip but are you sure about that screw size of 10-28? Are you sure it isn't a 10-32 (or 10-24)?
The only common 28-thread per inch size I know of is, 1/4"-28. But, 1/4"-28 is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By simplyconnected
I love your picture and your Christmas lights,...

I love your picture and your Christmas lights, John. (I got ours up too.)
Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones. Happy New Year, too.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By simplyconnected
To find anything on the TRL, hold down the 'CTRL'...

To find anything on the TRL, hold down the 'CTRL' button and tap 'F'. This invokes the find feature in a new window. Then, type your subject like, 'clock', and all the instances of 'clock' will be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-14-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By simplyconnected
I do NOT agree with using a 'flyback diode'. Why?...

I do NOT agree with using a 'flyback diode'. Why? Because the first time someone reverses battery leads or a battery charger BACKWARDS, the diode will burn open.

Don't laugh, I've seen a guy who...
Forum: Advertisements 12-13-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By simplyconnected
I urge all Squarebird restorers to stock up on...

I urge all Squarebird restorers to stock up on these items. Many are HALF PRICE. Gaskets are the cheapest I've ever seen. Buy an extra oil pan gasket, rocker arm gasket and maybe a radiator...
Forum: General Announcements 12-13-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By simplyconnected
Our site host is having more problems and...

Our site host is having more problems and therefore going through changes. I anticipate more down time during the near future. - Dave
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 12-13-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By simplyconnected
In 1968, side marker lights were made...

In 1968, side marker lights were made mandatory.
This whole thing is fantastically unrealistic, from a company who has never built a car. So, don't hold your breath. - Dave
Forum: General Announcements 12-13-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By simplyconnected
As Webmaster, I would have posted about this...

As Webmaster, I would have posted about this outage but as I told Ray over the phone, we don't know why. All we know is that several sites went down including ours.

I was in contact with Vistitude,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-11-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By simplyconnected
To add to John's post... Find out why your fuse...

To add to John's post...
Find out why your fuse blew by giving a good inspection to your brake lamps. Then remove one battery cable before working under the dash. Sometimes a mirror helps too. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-10-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 9,721
Posted By simplyconnected
There is a locating pin (or deep dimple) in the...

There is a locating pin (or deep dimple) in the very center of your leaf springs that keeps the leaves from moving on the axle. The only other way to mis-locate the axle is by destroying the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-10-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By simplyconnected
It's easy to disconnect the vacuum line and plug...

It's easy to disconnect the vacuum line and plug it. Try it out!
I believe you do need a booster regardless of which system (drum or disc) you have. The firewall booster is a single stage 10". I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-10-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,514
Posted By simplyconnected
It pays off in spades when you take your time to...

It pays off in spades when you take your time to do the basics.

You assumed a wiring fault and we assumed you set your points and ignition correctly. I'm glad you got your engine running. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-10-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By simplyconnected
I don't mean to step on toes BUT, there are good...

I don't mean to step on toes BUT, there are good points regarding the issue of removing the bellows.

Bellows-type boosters simply helped the pedal, but not very much. That may have been ok when...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-08-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By simplyconnected
John is right on the money. You did not say how...

John is right on the money. You did not say how many quarts of trans fluid you put in but it holds ~11 quarts.

Why so many? Because all those parts use the trans oil to spread HEAT. In normal...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-07-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By simplyconnected
I have a long history of selling on eBay as well...

I have a long history of selling on eBay as well (I am 'simplyconnected' on eBay). Listing changes can be made at any time. Revisions to the listing are always shown with the date of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,840
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm sorry this happened to you. Bushings should...

I'm sorry this happened to you. Bushings should last at least 100K-miles. Bushing failure always shows up after the warranty period expired.

Mechanics rarely read the Shop Manual before installing...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By simplyconnected
That's my point. The computer age facilitated...

That's my point. The computer age facilitated this database. Before then, dealerships used catalogs and worksheets. CARFAX info gathering would have been far too expensive before computers.

The...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By simplyconnected
CARFAX rarely applies to classic cars because...

CARFAX rarely applies to classic cars because most of their history was around before computers. To read about CARFAX, would lead you to believe they know everything about all cars until you get to...
Forum: Thunderbird Production History 12-04-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,990
Posted By simplyconnected
Leon, please answer my post. I believe we have...

Leon, please answer my post. I believe we have many parallel lines in our careers at Ford and I believe we are close in age. - Dave
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