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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By simplyconnected
A 4-barrel will have two shafts, one for primary...

A 4-barrel will have two shafts, one for primary and the other for secondary.

This carb only has one shaft. It's a 2-barrel.

There is nothing wrong with a 2-barrel carb. I have had 389 Pontiacs...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By simplyconnected
15W-40 means, 15 viscosity in WINTER, not...

15W-40 means, 15 viscosity in WINTER, not 15-weight. With regular oil changes, I never heard of oil that 'gums up' an engine. Old oil, loaded with acids and ash will gum up (especially hydraulic...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By simplyconnected
The square-shaped extractor allows you to finesse...

The square-shaped extractor allows you to finesse the broken bolt in BOTH directions whereas the twisted type will only work in one direction. The 'trade-off' is, instead of digging in with several...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-21-2018, 06:49 AM
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Dano, I hope you're warm and dry up there in...

Dano, I hope you're warm and dry up there in Canada. Happy Birthday and I hope for many, many more to come. You do a lot for Squarebirds.org behind the scenes. We appreciate all your help and hard...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By simplyconnected
Is that the broken easy-out in the SIDE of the...

Is that the broken easy-out in the SIDE of the threads (at about 6 o'clock) ???
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By simplyconnected
Vernon, I'm in the same boat you are because we...

Vernon, I'm in the same boat you are because we both live straight across Lake Erie from each other. Condensation is the culprit that forms rust. In old formulations, water sank straight to the...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By simplyconnected
It's true that ZDDP attacks catalytic converters...

It's true that ZDDP attacks catalytic converters and that it has been removed from MOST motor oils. However, in heavy oils, ones with 40 or more in the numbers, ZDDP has only been reduced. Other...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By simplyconnected
Do yourself a favor, John. Replace with a new #57...

Do yourself a favor, John. Replace with a new #57 bulb if that one is old. You see how important that little 'idiot light' really is. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By simplyconnected
Before pulling parts off, let's test the gauge...

Before pulling parts off, let's test the gauge and wiring. You'll need a helper. Warm up the engine then shut the key off.
(A Red/White wire can mean, a red wire with a red stripe OR a red wire with...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By simplyconnected
Ok, did the 5/16" tap arrive as well? Get a stiff...

Ok, did the 5/16" tap arrive as well?
Get a stiff piece of shirtboard and mark 'top' on one side. Face the word 'top' toward the surge tank flange. I like to work from the bolt hole that is not...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By simplyconnected
Those are all good suggestions. I run a 292 with...

Those are all good suggestions. I run a 292 with Rotella 15W-40. Any oil with '40' or more in the numbers should have elevated ZDDP numbers for your flat tappets.

The same tappets are used in ALL...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By simplyconnected
The GEN light is a very simple circuit. It starts...

The GEN light is a very simple circuit. It starts at the key switch, feeds the light bulb and continues to the 'ARM' lug on your voltage regulator. That bulb socket is NOT grounded and it has two...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 420
Posted By simplyconnected
#3 is a cheap beam clamp (not for automotive). ...

#3 is a cheap beam clamp (not for automotive). We use it to hang conduit with a strap, along a building beam.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-18-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By simplyconnected
I don't mean to step on toes here but I assumed...

I don't mean to step on toes here but I assumed the air was purged out.

The idea of the expansion tank is that it is the highest point in the cooling system's liquid level. Even so, what did Ford...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-17-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By simplyconnected
Clicking solenoid coils and other coils that...

Clicking solenoid coils and other coils that simply won't energize are due to the classic symptom of LOW VOLTAGE.

I'm going to assume your grounds are good but a loose or painted solenoid mounting...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By simplyconnected
If you have crud in your coolant jackets, it will...

If you have crud in your coolant jackets, it will only get clogged in the head gasket holes. This is the importance of keeping fresh name-brand antifreeze in your system. It contains a mild...
Forum: Y-Block Engines 10-14-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By simplyconnected
God love ya, Ernie. You would have been 15 or so...

God love ya, Ernie. You would have been 15 or so back in 1980. At that time, everyone was dumping their muscle cars because gas became expensive, they started using gasohol (with lower BTUs in the...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 10-13-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By simplyconnected
Then Ernie, I suggest you definitely buy the...

Then Ernie, I suggest you definitely buy the Scarebird spindle brackets, the ABS kit #9787, S-10 calipers and pads, a combination proportioning valve, 3/8" & 7/16" IFF nuts and a 3/16"-diameter coil...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 10-11-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By simplyconnected
I can be a little thick at times but... Your...

I can be a little thick at times but... Your profile doesn't list a Thunderbird. Your first post in this thread referenced '59 T-Bird wheels.

Is this brake setup for a Squarebird or a full-size...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By simplyconnected
Make sure your flange doesn't have a crack. It...

Make sure your flange doesn't have a crack. It happened to me on my Y-Block. The housing neck was cast iron and I couldn't find the leak for the longest time. Tried a different one and it's been...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 10-10-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By simplyconnected
I realize you want the look of stock but you may...

I realize you want the look of stock but you may end up shooting yourself in the foot if your brakes aren't done right.

I pick a modern car of similar size/weight and ask, 'what do the automakers...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 10-08-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By simplyconnected
You might want to ask Ray down there in San...

You might want to ask Ray down there in San Antonio. He's running power disk brakes with Granada wheels. I think he got them from one of your bone yards for cheap.

Those wheels were used on a HOST...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 10-08-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By simplyconnected
To add to John's answer, once you cover the wheel...

To add to John's answer, once you cover the wheel with a full wheel cover, how would you know what is behind it? Full wheel covers like stock sunbursts cover everything.

Ford cars and truck like...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-07-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By simplyconnected
I think I have one in 3/16". Want me to send it...

I think I have one in 3/16". Want me to send it to you? BTW did you heat it up yet? - Dave
Forum: Y-Block Engines 10-06-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,747
Posted By simplyconnected
By my NOT being a purist, I've put off a lot of...

By my NOT being a purist, I've put off a lot of folks. Seeing and driving our classics on the road really tickles me but pure stock cars from the day are in dangerous competition with modern cars...
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