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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 07:53 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Just to be clear, you do not need to disconnect...

Just to be clear, you do not need to disconnect the hydraulic line. I am talking about separating the master cylinder from the booster, not the firewall. It isn't hard and there are only four nuts. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
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There are a few things going on here. I'm not...

There are a few things going on here. I'm not going to preach about bleeding all the air out but I always advise everyone to 'BENCH BLEED' any dry master cylinder before assembly.

When the M/C is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 02:23 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
The discounts sound wonderful but how does his...

The discounts sound wonderful but how does his prices compare with Bob's in California?
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-19-2017, 07:57 AM
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Sticky: Joke of the Day
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Posted By simplyconnected
My retirement advisor...

My retirement advisor...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-18-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By simplyconnected
You can. That works but try this first: Simply...

You can. That works but try this first: Simply remove the contents of the clappers. They add nothing to the strength of the rear end assembly.

That single move will relieve the stress on your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-18-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By simplyconnected
Of course the assembly needs to roll and yes, the...

Of course the assembly needs to roll and yes, the upper and lower arms are different lengths. So are your front suspension control arms.

The same geometry holds true in the front and rear...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-15-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By simplyconnected
Pulling them off? Are you missing the 'E' clip...

Pulling them off? Are you missing the 'E' clip on the back of the handle?

Without the clip extraction tool, all the handles should be a bugger to get off because of the clip.

John is right, you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-12-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By simplyconnected
Good man, John. #1 and #2 both work as they...

Good man, John. #1 and #2 both work as they should thanks to your troubleshooting and repair! Glad it all worked out for you. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-10-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By simplyconnected
Thank You Frank, for getting back with this...

Thank You Frank, for getting back with this valuable information. A few things come to mind.
Did you replace your rear springs? This would set a new height to the rear of your Squarebird.

In my...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By simplyconnected
1958 Rear Suspension

I want to know more about this:



That was three months ago. It seems like every time we get close to an answer, the thread dies or it gets replaced by some other topic.

Our '58 Squarebird owners...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-09-2017, 02:10 AM
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Sticky: Happy Birthday!
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Posted By simplyconnected
Happy Birthday, John.

Happy Birthday, John.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-08-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,406
Posted By simplyconnected
Huh??? Ford mounts five tires in less than one...

Huh??? Ford mounts five tires in less than one minute to match line speed.

That really means, the correct tire is matched with the correct wheel, the tire rotation direction is correct for each side...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By simplyconnected
FRONT BAND ADJUSTMENT 1. Remove trans oil pan and...

FRONT BAND ADJUSTMENT
1. Remove trans oil pan and back off the adjusting screw lock nut and adjusting screw far enough to insert a wide metal block in between the servo piston rod and the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-04-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,406
Posted By simplyconnected
Yes John but I wasn't talking about HIS rim. I...

Yes John but I wasn't talking about HIS rim. I was talking about ANY rusty rim. It's still a common occurrence. I've seen this happen to alloy wheels as well. Once corrosion starts, that rotary...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-04-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,406
Posted By simplyconnected
Are you having issues? If not, come on... we have...

Are you having issues?
If not, come on... we have all had a nail in our tire that did cause a slow leak. That's not something that poses a big surprise. And as far as that is concerned, yes our...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By simplyconnected
Simply wire the indicator light with the front...

Simply wire the indicator light with the front turn signal light. Done! - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By simplyconnected
I need more information, Eddy. Do you have power...

I need more information, Eddy. Do you have power brakes with a firewall bracket? If not, this kit does not include a firewall bracket and the booster will hit your steering column.

Is this booster...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-02-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,406
Posted By simplyconnected
Silicone II is made by General Electric. If it's...

Silicone II is made by General Electric. If it's good enough for NASA, it's good enough for me. We all depend on silicone sealer whether you know it or not. We depend on urethane as well. Your whole...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-02-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,406
Posted By simplyconnected
Glad I could save your tire, Deanj. Believe it,...

Glad I could save your tire, Deanj.

Believe it, John. Silicone is impervious to extreme hot and cold. It also flexes easier than rubber. The best part is, it comes off easily when the bead is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-02-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By simplyconnected
Yes, they have pretty paint on most rebuilt...

Yes, they have pretty paint on most rebuilt starter motors. Some vendors do not install new brushes, bearings, etc., because they only need the starter to make it beyond the warranty period. You...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,406
Posted By simplyconnected
At Ford, our tire machines mount all the tires...

At Ford, our tire machines mount all the tires with the rim face up. First, they spritz soap on the tire (there is no brush or rag involved). Then the tire falls on the rim. A 'crowder' pushes the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By simplyconnected
I like the electronic flasher units but these...

I like the electronic flasher units but these solid state units work differently than mechanical OEM flasher units.

The price is good but they are silent. They depend on; the customer will use ALL...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By simplyconnected
There's no 'magic LED' that can take the place of...

There's no 'magic LED' that can take the place of an 1157 bulb because LEDs draw hardly any current. The flasher unit won't work without proper current draw.

To work around this, we install a large...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 10-31-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By simplyconnected
What happens if the voltage regulator loses (or...

What happens if the voltage regulator loses (or partially loses) ground?

Again, we have two power supplies going on. The battery (and it's ground) is one. The generator (and it's ground) is the...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By simplyconnected
Connections are tight, John. Remember, turn...

Connections are tight, John. Remember, turn signals interrupt brake lights. He has a bad turn signal switch plate. I haven't seen his but I can imagine too much current messed up the switch.

The...
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