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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By bygrace
Seems like the best place for something to hang...

Seems like the best place for something to hang on might be between the seat and the console. (Where anything you drop ends up anyway.) Perhaps a wedge of semi-ridgid foam attached to the bottom of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-29-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,474
Posted By bygrace
Additional pulley.

I had to find a pulley with a shallower, less pointed cone than the original, since it fits over the original. As I mentioned, there's a slice of a fan spacer inside. Wish I could tell you more....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-29-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,474
Posted By bygrace
Sorry, I just walked thru a yard until I found...

Sorry, I just walked thru a yard until I found it. Seems like it was a Chrysler product. It was also a 2-shieve, but I cut one off. You might be able to find a real 3 shieve pulley. It's just on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-29-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,474
Posted By bygrace
You're quick Ray. Thanks. Somebody can probably...

You're quick Ray. Thanks. Somebody can probably improve on this mount. Its just that some mount kits seem over priced and complicated. This one is cut out with a jigsaw. Mike
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-28-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,474
Posted By bygrace
Sanden mount

I put in an all-Vintage Air A/C around 2005, and made a pretty easy mount. Not a lot of fabrication at all. They didn't have one for FE's then. Might now.
It consisted of a small plate bolted to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,461
Posted By bygrace
Sounds like a plan. Pretty much what I did for...

Sounds like a plan. Pretty much what I did for the rack. Except I only welded one side, the flush side was just clamped in when bolted up. Might do both for the sway bar...
Thanks
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-08-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,461
Posted By bygrace
frame thru-bolts

OK. I get it. Curly-cues. Thanks.
I was hoping for a better idea than my method of welding in tubes like you said, where a frame thru-bolt is needed. Your curly-cue reference sounded like it might...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-07-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,461
Posted By bygrace
curly-cues???

Sorry to make you rewind to your 8/29 discussion, now that you're on to an ignition topic, but I have to ask about your mention of Ford's use of "curly-cues" to reinforce the boxed unibody frame...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-24-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
rack travel

I guess you'd have to compare it to the ball-stud travel on the original setup. Or any fixed point on the center link. Kinda late for that if everything is taken out (I think I saw pix with no motor,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-24-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
pump and rack specs

Amid all the pump and rack specs, I would be interested in checking for the proper range of travel for the moving center on these various racks. For full right-to-left turning ability, that is. The...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-23-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
Sounds like a nice pump. Let us know how it...

Sounds like a nice pump. Let us know how it works. Lately, I've been looking at the electric power steering that simply replaces the middle of the steering column. Servomotor, controller and all in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-23-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
Rack specs

Wow Mike, youre a real specs guy. I just went ahead and put 'er in. I'd say the specs are pretty equivalent. Yer right, any tilt to assist in aligning to the steering column has to be built into the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-23-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
rack, pictures, etc.

Just Google "1994 Corsica steering rack". The Auto Zone #6448 & 6449 comes up plus numerous others. Some have good pictures of the rack. I found my pix of mounts, clamps, and the tie rod mount, but I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-23-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
forgot about your questions

Oh, the rack. I'll find the rack. It came in a couple of ratios I recall. It's shown in all kinds of articles now on the web. It was actually in a little Buick when I found it in a yard. ( abt a 93...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-23-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
pump, u- joints, etc

Right, the newer pumps that are built to run a rack would be a better match. I just didn't know that at the time, and once it was together, you know... Making a pump mount can't be that hard, I've...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-22-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
Corsica rack

Just to finish up: I used two Borgensen joints and a connecting shaft to hook up the column to the rack. I had to re-route my left side exhaust header pipe. You may not need to, cuz my pipes are for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-22-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
continued

The column was a real treat. I cut off the steering box and used the shaft. I made an end cap that held a bearing. I made a floor mount to support the column. Noticing that there was going to be a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-22-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By bygrace
Another Corsica rack

Back in 2000 I put a Corsica rack in my wife's 60 hardtop. We had the car since 1993 and the steering was a mess. (Leaks, slop). I saw that rack with the movable center and no integral tierods while...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By bygrace
Here it is. ...

Here it is.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LZqlEEjbK7Q

Mike
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By bygrace
Whoops. Me again. Wrong link. The one I meant to...

Whoops. Me again. Wrong link. The one I meant to send uses a microswitch hose-clamped to the steering column just above the brake pedal lever. A small right-angle sheet metal bracket is built to fit....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-12-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By bygrace
Here's a guy who used a microswitch and a hose...

Here's a guy who used a microswitch and a hose clamp to eliminate a hydraulic switch on his Mustang.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hXEB2oSIQRY
I put a normal-on (push for off) pushbutton switch from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-15-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By bygrace
I just made both mine. It was a Vintage Air unit....

I just made both mine. It was a Vintage Air unit. They were crumbling. It is a '60, so I'm not clear on any '58 differences. I used aluminum roof flashing material and a little oragami plus some...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By bygrace
Thanks Dave

Got it. Shims in front xmbr. Tight enuf to tap in. I read this a good while back but couldn't find it again. It's good to be sure. Mike
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By bygrace
Lower Control arm shims

My front-end shop is ready to install the used control arms I obtained to replace mine. I remember reading somewhere in the forum about the shims at the cross member. That they were necessary to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By bygrace
Oh, I forgot to say, I've tried the 1157...

Oh, I forgot to say, I've tried the 1157 taillight replacement LEDs (that just plug into the standard socket, one-for-one) in other cars, and they just don't get it. All you get is one bright spot...
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