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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By simplyconnected
Henry, because Ford has invested in great...

Henry, because Ford has invested in great Automotive Engineers (mechanical and electrical), I always ask myself: 'What do the car manufacturers use?'

So many materials and practices have changed...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-22-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By simplyconnected
Controlling a bias-ply tire with all its squirm...

Controlling a bias-ply tire with all its squirm and only 32-PSI is truly a challenge. One way to help control this squirm is to actually produce squirm equally on both sides by using excessive...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By simplyconnected
John is telling it straight. Starters and flex...

John is telling it straight. Starters and flex plates need to match. The older starters were different and their flex plates were different diameter. Just because you can get bolts in, does not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By simplyconnected
It's time to work smart. When I work on...

It's time to work smart. When I work on suspension with no engine, I use a wire rope to help out. I use a good-size cable that can hold at least 1,000-lbs. That sounds like a huge cable but it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-04-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,896
Posted By simplyconnected
Did you ever do any canning? Canning produces a...

Did you ever do any canning? Canning produces a vacuum all by itself. Your radiator uses the same technique; first coolant is heated but when it cools down, the air inside contracts into a vacuum...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 06-03-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By simplyconnected
It's always good to welcome another Ohioan, Adam....

It's always good to welcome another Ohioan, Adam. Your '60 is stunningly gorgeous. I hope you have loads of fun driving it around this cruisin' season.

Ray tells me that you will be adding power...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-02-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,841
Posted By simplyconnected
I wish I could be more detailed but as the...

I wish I could be more detailed but as the pictures show, this is a Galaxie with a Y-Block (it came stock). I fabricated the Mustang power steering pump using a 'C' bracket that bolts to my water...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-01-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By simplyconnected
Add this to your list: Diameter of the pipes in...

Add this to your list:

Diameter of the pipes in your system,
The cam your engine is running,
The CI of your engine,
The compression ratio. <--Very high compression sounds like a shotgun every...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-31-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By simplyconnected
These are too rich for my blood. I will stick...

These are too rich for my blood.
I will stick with the Hеlla H4 halogen system for $26/each. That's still over a hundred bucks for 4. Bulbs are only two bucks each.
CLICK HERE...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-30-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By simplyconnected
Sorry Scott, but I didn't see your post until...

Sorry Scott, but I didn't see your post until now. My Memorial Day was wicked busy and I did an electrical job yesterday. I continue that job tomorrow.



Here is my Edelbrock FE aluminum intake...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 05-26-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By simplyconnected
Good point Michael, but these are 'ice cube...

Good point Michael, but these are 'ice cube relays' and none of mine have surge protection (because they really don't need it). The counter EMF (or fly-back voltage) is really nothing.

If my example...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 05-26-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By simplyconnected
Some of my buddies put the relays in their...

Some of my buddies put the relays in their Voltage Regulator can. Makes a clean job.
If you think about it, the VR already has power and ground. Only four wires are needed; two 18ga., and two...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 05-26-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By simplyconnected
Headlight Conversion Using Relays

Kenn Oie in Wisconsin asked me about retrofitting H4 headlamps in his Squarebird. H4 bulbs cast a lot more light but it comes at a cost of higher amperage (that our cars weren't designed for). ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,458
Posted By simplyconnected
Better keep looking. Something with tremendous...

Better keep looking. Something with tremendous force caused the roll pin to shear.

It wasn't the distributor because you said you can spin it with one finger. The only other thing it could possibly...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-25-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,057
Posted By simplyconnected
He ignored me too. I offered my phone number to...

He ignored me too. I offered my phone number to Tim as well. Then, nothing...

I don't mind helping anyone but I can't tie their shoes for them. I expect everyone to do the obvious first. If they...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-24-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,057
Posted By simplyconnected
Follow the Ford wiring diagrams and Shop Manual. ...

Follow the Ford wiring diagrams and Shop Manual. We now have 50 posts about a topic that is clearly covered in them. If you need clarification on something that is vague or not covered in the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-23-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,057
Posted By simplyconnected
Anything is possible (but not probable). First,...

Anything is possible (but not probable). First, make sure the red wire with the push-on connector is on the right hand side of the relay (as you're looking straight at it). Then, check the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-21-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,057
Posted By simplyconnected
Tim, I didn't have time to properly address your...

Tim, I didn't have time to properly address your electrical problem before. Now, it's raining in Detroit, so I do.

A little background first... Your key switch is only designed to handle only so...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-20-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By simplyconnected
My exhaust manifolds must be newer so I have to...

My exhaust manifolds must be newer so I have to agree with you, Eric. The Master Parts Manual shows this:
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By simplyconnected
Only the passenger's side (the RH side) is flat...

Only the passenger's side (the RH side) is flat because the heat riser valve bolts directly to it. The other side of the heat riser is domed to accept an exhaust pipe flange that may be 'off' by a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,458
Posted By simplyconnected
How do you know Comp Cams are iron? Better call...

How do you know Comp Cams are iron? Better call to find out.

I think it's a 'given' that the oil and filter must be discarded but why open the filter? The pump is far more important and the rotors...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-18-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By simplyconnected
There is an upgrade that will help a lot but it...

There is an upgrade that will help a lot but it requires a departure from 'pure stock'. To me, 'safety' rules supreme over everything else so I will explain.

Drum brakes are inadequate if you drive...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By simplyconnected
Mold release is normally a wax base. Try alcohol...

Mold release is normally a wax base. Try alcohol (on the product, not on yourself).
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,458
Posted By simplyconnected
There's nothing wrong with doing your own work....

There's nothing wrong with doing your own work. You may not have initial experience but do-it-yourselfers spend more time on their project which usually means it comes out very well.

Compression...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-17-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,458
Posted By simplyconnected
Since this is a Comp Cams product, you should...

Since this is a Comp Cams product, you should call Comp Cams at 800-999-0853. They will tell you what to get. In fact, Comp Cams sells gears to go along with their cams.

The pin that goes through...
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