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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-20-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By simplyconnected
It's important that seat belt bolts are at least...

It's important that seat belt bolts are at least 1/2" in diameter AND they go through a good size 'backing plate' (that is usually spot welded to the bottom of the floor pan). - Dave
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-19-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 297
Sticky: Joke of the Day
Views: 16,354
Posted By simplyconnected
They walk among us...

They walk among us...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-18-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 712
Sticky: Happy Birthday!
Views: 79,015
Posted By simplyconnected
We have SEVEN birthdays today! Here they are in...

We have SEVEN birthdays today! Here they are in chronological order:


Bob M (79),
Paul Schaak (78),
cmunoz11018 (63),
Kim and Theo (50),
onclebens13 (41),
comcot (35) and
Andretti (28)
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-18-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By simplyconnected
Your headlight switch includes an internal...

Your headlight switch includes an internal self-resetting circuit breaker. Somewhere, you have a short circuit. The short may be caused by a pinched wire between sheet metal parts. Start looking in...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-16-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 297
Sticky: Joke of the Day
Views: 16,354
Posted By simplyconnected
Hip Replacement

...a lesson in using foreign parts...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By simplyconnected
Jon, I live in Michigan where our winter temps...

Jon, I live in Michigan where our winter temps commonly fall well below freezing (like right now). This doesn't affect our classic cars because they are put to bed for the season but our daily...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-12-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By simplyconnected
I only use a trans cooler when absolutely...

I only use a trans cooler when absolutely necessary, like if you change from a stick to an automatic or if you use a radical stall converter that is designed to slip at low-med rpms. Otherwise, the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-12-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By simplyconnected
Frango100, you're right. Ford and GM steering...

Frango100, you're right. Ford and GM steering boxes use different lube. Ford recommends Ford gear lube, C3AZ-19578-A, but a high-quality non-fibrous disc-brake bearing grease works just...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By simplyconnected
90W (same as your rear differential). Buy a...

90W (same as your rear differential). Buy a name-brand oil.
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-10-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 712
Sticky: Happy Birthday!
Views: 79,015
Posted By simplyconnected
Happy Birday, Tom. May your tank always be full....

Happy Birday, Tom. May your tank always be full. - Dave
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 02-10-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By simplyconnected
Use something that will hang on like a thin...

Use something that will hang on like a thin coating of white lithium grease. It's more important to lube the roller pins. Again, use white grease.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By simplyconnected
IMPORTANT: You need at least a DUAL DIAPHRAGM 8"...

IMPORTANT: You need at least a DUAL DIAPHRAGM 8" booster for power disk brakes. Here is a picture and a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-08-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By simplyconnected
If you can measure ninety thousandths, you need...

If you can measure ninety thousandths, you need at least .100" shim(s). Here's why:

The rubber bushings have an inner steel insert, a sleeve with teeth that surround the bolt. When tightened, the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-07-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By simplyconnected
Your bushings look fine, Nyles. The tops of your...

Your bushings look fine, Nyles. The tops of your springs should have a RUBBER insulator, not metal. Maybe the reason you found metal is because someone else rebuilt your 'A' arms in the past. This...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 02-05-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By simplyconnected
Having more information is always better for us...

Having more information is always better for us but in this case it doesn't matter. The Ford part you want is BA 7621478-C. It is 'cut to fit' and used on all car lines, on the bottom or other...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By simplyconnected
I assume you're talking about the rubber 'bed'...

I assume you're talking about the rubber 'bed' that the glass sits in. The proper answer is, our vendors sell a product that fits inside the channel. Here's a link to Mac's but they aren't the only...
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 02-02-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By simplyconnected
Ford made cars for 100 years. This is the result...

Ford made cars for 100 years. This is the result of the bean counters trying to make money. Ford doesn't make brake parts, they buy them. Chinese suppliers are not like western counterparts and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-31-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By simplyconnected
Electric current takes the path of least...

Electric current takes the path of least resistance. <--take this to the bank.

1157 bulbs use a common ground wire between the stop/signal filament and tail light filament.

So, if your ground (or...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-29-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 712
Sticky: Happy Birthday!
Views: 79,015
Posted By simplyconnected
Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Bill Denzer (W.denzer), in Ohio.
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 01-27-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By simplyconnected
You guys know how a relay works. When energized,...

You guys know how a relay works. When energized, the clapper immediately draws-in magnetically. Ford clocks are identical BUT as soon as the clock 'clapper' draws up the coil contacts break...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-26-2018, 11:53 AM
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Sticky: Happy Birthday!
Views: 79,015
Posted By simplyconnected
A little birdie told me it's Ian Nelson's...

A little birdie told me it's Ian Nelson's birthday today! I hope I'm not too late because he's in beautiful and warm Perth, Australia.

Happy Birthday, Ian (ian26157). - Dave
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 01-26-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By simplyconnected
You can look at it that way Dan, but it's also a...

You can look at it that way Dan, but it's also a 'contract benefit'. That means, the workers gave up something else to get it.

When they go to the table, Ford doesn't simply give up benefits for...
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 01-25-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By simplyconnected
"Ford's fourth-quarter results were driven almost...

"Ford's fourth-quarter results were driven almost entirely by North America, which accounted for $1.6 billion out of $1.7 billion of pre-tax profits...

Ford said its U.S. employees represented by...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-15-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By simplyconnected
If this is your first automatic trans teardown,...

If this is your first automatic trans teardown, you need a few things:


Take lots of pictures as you go.
Have an experienced transmission guy help you.
Specialty tools are required but they can...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 01-15-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By simplyconnected
AGM battery - NOT for classic cars.

Robin's 2010 Escape needs a battery. Her OEM battery lasted seven years!

Upon removal of the battery and its covers, the Motorcraft label revealed 'AGM' which means, Absorbed Glass Mat design. This...
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