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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-15-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
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: 3
Views: 82
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...
Forum: Advertisements 01-15-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By simplyconnected
Robin's 2010 Escape needs a battery. Her OEM...

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...
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 01-15-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By simplyconnected
We lost a legend. Dan set the pace for the rest...

We lost a legend. Dan set the pace for the rest as he was the first to win races in four series — sports cars, Indycars, Formula One and NASCAR. He raced in multiple series concurrently throughout...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-14-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By simplyconnected
Cruise-O-Matic transmissions are not common over...

Cruise-O-Matic transmissions are not common over here, either. Most of the transmission mechanics who know these gear boxes are retired or gone because your transmission is 60 years old.
We have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-14-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By simplyconnected
I strongly suggest you contact a good...

I strongly suggest you contact a good transmission shop. Here's why:

Transmission kits can fit a host of Ford transmissions because they are very similar inside. Most kits do not come with 'steels...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-12-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By simplyconnected
In my youth, Dad purchased a new Pontiac Safari...

In my youth, Dad purchased a new Pontiac Safari (wagon) for our family of 7. It came with a nasty vibration.

The dealership was stumped. We live close to Pontiac, Michigan and Dad was one of their...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-12-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm with Nyles. New springs raised my car and now...

I'm with Nyles. New springs raised my car and now it doesn't scrape in driveway aprons any more.

To answer your question directly, in a perfect world, your pinion angle should match your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By simplyconnected
You may need to remove just a bottom panel, not...

You may need to remove just a bottom panel, not the dash. The eccentric shoulder bolt is #2462:

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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By simplyconnected
I like your choices and your suggestions, Henry....

I like your choices and your suggestions, Henry. When I go to Harbor Freight I don't ever look at the welding section for the same cautions you pointed out. Wait a minute, I lied. I bought soapstone...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-08-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By simplyconnected
Russ, is the new M/C piston depth that much...

Russ, is the new M/C piston depth that much different from your original M/C? I would think you can simply adjust with the brake pedal bolt (which IS the eccentric). Simply loosen it and turn. You...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 01-07-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By simplyconnected
Window rollers were a 'purchased part' that many...

Window rollers were a 'purchased part' that many car companies also used. It's like the hydraulic brake light (pressure) switch. Chevy used the same one and so does my Harley.

So far, I have only...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-07-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 686
Posted By simplyconnected
Here's how it works... The Scheduling Department...

Here's how it works... The Scheduling Department supplies a TRAY of VIN plates to the Body Shop. They never hand the line worker a plate and say, 'here, make this one next.'

A few factors are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-07-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 686
Posted By simplyconnected
You're welcome, Ray. The business of using Budd...

You're welcome, Ray. The business of using Budd to build an entire body is risky for Ford. Think of it... Ford tries to keep close tabs on their parts for many reasons. I'm sure 'pirated' parts is...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-07-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By simplyconnected
John Young was one I looked up to. He was all...

John Young was one I looked up to. He was all Navy starting in their ROTC and ending as Chief of NASA's Astronaut Office. He retired, but still showed up at their meetings for several years.

John...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-07-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By simplyconnected
Did you bench bleed your new M/C? BTW, a one-inch...

Did you bench bleed your new M/C?
BTW, a one-inch bore should work just fine. Actually, it's easier to push but the pedal stroke is a little longer. - Dave
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-06-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 686
Posted By simplyconnected
This business of manufacturing cars has a...

This business of manufacturing cars has a definite order that is always followed. Each car is purchased before it is made. Ford takes sales orders from dealerships then submits that to their...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-03-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By simplyconnected
For most non-mechanical people this information...

For most non-mechanical people this information is going to be boring but I want to talk about some of the features of this rack gear...

Squarebirds have a separate piston so we all know how they...
Forum: Our Rides 01-03-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By simplyconnected
That puts him 15-20 miles from Toronto. Very...

That puts him 15-20 miles from Toronto. Very close to Toronto's airport.
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-02-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 293
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Desperation...

Desperation is...
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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-02-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By simplyconnected
Bryan, you can see the bolt ends through the...

Bryan, you can see the bolt ends through the frame members. My brackets are simple "L" shaped with clamps around the rack gear. The mid section moves side-to-side while the ends are stationary. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-02-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By simplyconnected
This car is a '59 Galaxie. There isn't much...

This car is a '59 Galaxie. There isn't much difference but it came with a Y-Block. I should have put an FE in its place but I wanted to build the Y. I should have gone with my FE instinct because...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-02-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By simplyconnected
From inside my car, everything looks bone stock. ...

From inside my car, everything looks bone stock. I converted my stock Town & Country radio to play AM/FM/MP3 (with full 'seek' function ala: Gary Taymann Electric), I converted my vacuum wipers to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-31-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By simplyconnected
All good thoughts and ideas, gentlemen. It comes...

All good thoughts and ideas, gentlemen. It comes to mind that frame members were stick welded on a trunion line by WOMEN. I worked in Dearborn Frame Plant and I'm talking about Mustang (Fox body),...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-31-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By simplyconnected
I respectfully disagree. My tie rods are as...

I respectfully disagree. My tie rods are as close to the #2 cross member as the OEM links were, if not closer.

Notice there is no engine or trans. When they are installed, the R&P setup sits...
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