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Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com Yesterday, 07:58 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
This is the car Ford pulled out of Wayne...

This is the car Ford pulled out of Wayne (Michigan) Assembly Plant. Thanks for your devoted loyalty, Ford.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-12-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By simplyconnected
If the leak advances, pull the axle and check for...

If the leak advances, pull the axle and check for a torn seal. They should not leak. - Dave
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-12-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 680
Sticky: Happy Birthday!
Views: 74,268
Posted By simplyconnected
Thanks, Ray. I thought only Blue Eyes (Frank...

Thanks, Ray. I thought only Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra) and I were the only ones who shared our birthday... LOL

Welcome to the club and Happy Birthday, Robin.
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-11-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By simplyconnected
My prayers go out to the victims of this terrible...

My prayers go out to the victims of this terrible tragedy in California. This is so sad to see in pictures and on the news.

I did call Randy and offered him a place if he is burned out. We...
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 12-07-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By simplyconnected
Notice, Ford isn't clamoring to bust down...

Notice, Ford isn't clamoring to bust down Canada's doors for this deal. Mexico doesn't have an Environmental Protection Agency. I doubt they have child labor laws.

We're talking about electric...
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 12-07-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By simplyconnected
This is a bunch of crap and exactly what Trump...

This is a bunch of crap and exactly what Trump has been fighting. Ford told Trump that 700 jobs would be created in Flat Rock because Ford moved the Focus to Mexico from Wayne (MI) Assembly.

Now,...
Forum: FE Engines 12-06-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By simplyconnected
I agree with all about measuring the stroke. ...

I agree with all about measuring the stroke. Here are the differences in FE engine strokes:

332 cu in (5.4 L) FE 3.300 in (83.8 mm)
352 cu in (5.8 L) FE 3.500 in (88.9 mm)
390 cu in (6.4 L)...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-06-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By simplyconnected
This is strictly, personal preference. The...

This is strictly, personal preference.

The picture window in our 1948 house looks like one of those carnival mirrors, with waves all over it. Robin would kill me if I replaced it. Truth is, the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-06-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm going to offer my thoughts but do what you...

I'm going to offer my thoughts but do what you want.

In Squarebird days, Ford's Glass Plant used batches of heated and rolled glass, cooled and cut into squares. Huge grinding and polishing...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-05-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By simplyconnected
I have a suggestion... Either extend your inline...

I have a suggestion...
Either extend your inline fuse holders or mount a small fuse block somewhere accessible. Since you have the dash out, now is the time to do this important change. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-05-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By simplyconnected
Your wiring looks great! I love the terminal...

Your wiring looks great! I love the terminal strip too.

I support what John posted and I would like to add:
If you look on the CVR terminals, one is marked 'IGN'. If you wire that to your...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-02-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,889
Posted By simplyconnected
Geoff, I cover this in one of my sites: Click...

Geoff, I cover this in one of my sites: Click Here (http://www.squarebirds.org/simplyconnected/390Build/TimingSetRemoval.htm)

I made the damper puller I used. It cost me about a buck to make.

The...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-01-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 680
Sticky: Happy Birthday!
Views: 74,268
Posted By simplyconnected
OMG, it's Keith Daleen's Birthday today

A little birdie (Facebook) tells me it's Keith's birthday. So, Happy Birthday Keith.

I left birthday wishes on Facebook but it doesn't hurt to put them here as well. I hope you thoroughly enjoy...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-01-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By simplyconnected
I hope you didn't misunderstand me, the upper...

I hope you didn't misunderstand me, the upper arm's pivot shaft bolts to the sub-frame of your unibody car. Control arms don't have a frame as they are one piece of stamped steel.

So far I have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-01-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By simplyconnected
Here's your first clue:The steering column is...

Here's your first clue:The steering column is rotated! Reset the steering column by pulling it up to your chest as far as it will go, rotate it correctly, tighten it, THEN do the linkage adjustment...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By simplyconnected
Holy cow. All sheet steel is inaccurate. The same...

Holy cow. All sheet steel is inaccurate. The same die stamping different coils of steel will produce different parts because of spring-back, different steel thickness (even in the same coil of...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By simplyconnected
Wait a minute before you start whacking with...

Wait a minute before you start whacking with hammers.
Window and seat motors never run for very long. They aren't like heater motors that may run for many hours. No, window motors only go about 50...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By simplyconnected
Bushings do not go in as far as the collar. ...

Bushings do not go in as far as the collar. There is a step in the outer shell. This step is a stop:

https://www.macsautoparts.com/assets/macs/images/size/600x/sku/64-30953.jpg

Compare this with...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By simplyconnected
I agree with John and I'm in Detroit. The only...

I agree with John and I'm in Detroit. The only control arms I have ever seen replaced were ones involved in a collision.

When I do a control arm job, I use my steel stamp set to mark the 'F'ront...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-29-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,889
Posted By simplyconnected
When you do the test the result will speak for...

When you do the test the result will speak for itself. I want to know, how many crank degrees of slop you have?

There are many areas that are not covered well in the manuals. This is one of them....
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By simplyconnected
It's basically bathtub calk made by General...

It's basically bathtub calk made by General...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By simplyconnected
Your seat bottom hooks into these. One may be too...

Your seat bottom hooks into these. One may be too straight but not necessarily. You will know when you put the seat bottom back in place. If it lifts out too easily, bend it back down...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By simplyconnected
Make a simple tool out of coat hanger. Bend it...

Make a simple tool out of coat hanger. Bend it into a '7' as shown in this picture:

http://squarebirds.org/users/simplyconnected/InertiaStarter/DSCN4034.jpg

Notice that I put the wire tool between...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,889
Posted By simplyconnected
As John correctly advised, 'follow your Shop...

As John correctly advised, 'follow your Shop Manual'. I find it much easier to remove the radiator just so it doesn't get damaged. Everything bolted to the water pump and chain housing must be...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By simplyconnected
Brushes are identical between both starter...

Brushes are identical between both starter motors. Since the 430 starter has the components rotated inside it is important you keep the 430 housing with the same 430 brush holder plate in the rear....
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