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Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com Yesterday, 01:01 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Yep, Brian and Cherie Wheeler are here for the...

Yep, Brian and Cherie Wheeler are here for the cruise. We were on Woodward 1/2-hr after they arrived.

Although the official Woodward Dream Cruise start happens on Saturday, hundreds of cars are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 12:55 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,353
Posted By simplyconnected
It's too thin to be undercoating or pitch. Looks...

It's too thin to be undercoating or pitch. Looks like POR-15 (rust converter), then it sat under water for an extended time.

Kirsten, I hope your leak is not due to holes around the backlite. Get...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-14-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,353
Posted By simplyconnected
The amount of dirt in that filter would never...

The amount of dirt in that filter would never stop the engine. That filter looks great.

Ray, you may have a misconception about fuel starvation. There is a fine-mesh screen at the end of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,805
Posted By simplyconnected
When I retrofit rack-and-pinion steering, I had...

When I retrofit rack-and-pinion steering, I had the engine out so I could sit on the #2 crossmember. I pulled the steering shaft up then cut the tube and inserted a nylon bushing for my lower...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,353
Posted By simplyconnected
A brand new fuel tank costs $200 delivered to...

A brand new fuel tank costs $200 delivered to your door. That should have been your fix but because I do NOT believe in throwing parts at a problem, I asked you to determine if you had spark or not....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,353
Posted By simplyconnected
Both were not bad. They are separate from each...

Both were not bad. They are separate from each other and they rarely ever go out together. They ARE commonly changed together when the mechanic doesn't know how to troubleshoot. This was my concern...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,805
Posted By simplyconnected
Mike, originally I tried the 7" dual diaphragm...

Mike, originally I tried the 7" dual diaphragm booster, then switched to the 8" dual diaphragm booster. I'm glad I did because of two truths; you want to use the largest booster that will fit and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,353
Posted By simplyconnected
Generator or voltage regulator? I hope your guy...

Generator or voltage regulator? I hope your guy knows how to troubleshoot. Up until now, he hasn't bolstered my confidence. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-08-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By simplyconnected
You're so right, Nyles. The closer I look at...

You're so right, Nyles. The closer I look at this product the more I dislike it.

Check out the next three pictures. Metric bolts must have a hardness number on the head (like 8.8 or 10). SAE...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm not so sure about that. Ford never made...

I'm not so sure about that. Ford never made their ball joints. They bought them from MOOG, TRW, Federal Mogul, etc. What brand is this? I don't see the box. A licensed part should have a Ford...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,353
Posted By simplyconnected
Starting fluid is commonly sold at all auto parts...

Starting fluid is commonly sold at all auto parts stores and I've seen it at box stores, hardware stores and dollar stores. It IS flammable which is why it works. Gasoline fumes are flammable too. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,805
Posted By simplyconnected
S-10 brakes come in a variety of choices. There...

S-10 brakes come in a variety of choices. There are dozens of pad offerings at Rockauto.com. My personal preference includes the softest pads I can find because they normally stop in the shortest...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,805
Posted By simplyconnected
That's a pretty good post, del. Brake Calipers -...

That's a pretty good post, del.
Brake Calipers - At first, we used the 4WD (S-10) style. I have them on my Galaxie. Then, Scarebird suggested using 2WD calipers. Turns out, the difference is where...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By simplyconnected
Good point, Nyles. We don't know if his...

Good point, Nyles. We don't know if his replacement joint had a stud with the correct taper or how it was torqued. All we see is a nut with less than 75% thread depth.

Come to think of it, I've...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-06-2018, 01:25 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
It's been hit and miss for me on the computer...

It's been hit and miss for me on the computer since your birfday, Ray. Happy Birthday, Big Guy. Robin sent you an E-card on your birthday but I'm just catching up, now.

Happy Birthday to Alan...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By simplyconnected
This makes a good case for buying 'name brand'...

This makes a good case for buying 'name brand' products. I notice, your OEM nut has more threads as well which is why it is taller.

Always give your parts a good visual inspection before assembly....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By simplyconnected
I never checked, John. All know is there's no...

I never checked, John. All know is there's no rust on any of them.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By simplyconnected
Howard Prout was kind enough to give me a set of...

Howard Prout was kind enough to give me a set of full sunburst caps that he bought from JC Whitney, years ago.
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-03-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By simplyconnected
Thanks, Eric. I wondered if any rear wheels...

Thanks, Eric. I wondered if any rear wheels failed but the article didn't address that detail.

A couple things come to mind... How come I have never seen a domestic wheel do this? Certainly, we...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By simplyconnected
Good question, John. After all the bolts are...

Good question, John. After all the bolts are torqued, it's ok to take one out and put it back in without going through the torque pattern.

Bolts that go through the water passages can be sealed...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By simplyconnected
IMG_20180801_163931.jpg looks like an air cleaner...

IMG_20180801_163931.jpg looks like an air cleaner gasket that sits on top the carburetor.
IMG_20180801_163952.jpg is windlace that goes around the inside of your door...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,353
Posted By simplyconnected
There are two places in the US that I will never...

There are two places in the US that I will never have my car serviced.

Chicago - I'm from Chicago but grew up in Detroit. Chicago mechanics charge two grand, no matter what is wrong with your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,353
Posted By simplyconnected
Does your Temp gauge work? Did you notice where...

Does your Temp gauge work? Did you notice where the needle pointed when the car died?

I'll stick my neck out here and say, if you don't have a fuel issue then your problem may be a bad coil or...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-01-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By simplyconnected
Oh boy Eric, this got me going. Tire mass is...

Oh boy Eric, this got me going.
Tire mass is directly fixed to the road and is unsprung weight. Wheels are bolted to the spindles (also unsprung) before body suspension.

Earlier this year, we saw...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,353
Posted By simplyconnected
Yeah but John, you speak from great experience....

Yeah but John, you speak from great experience. Most mechanics today rarely work on classic or cars without an onboard diagnostics port. The last thing they suspect is rust in the gas tank. I guess...
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