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Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 732
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: 59
Views: 732
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: 59
Views: 732
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: 1,086
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: 1,086
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: 52
Views: 1,126
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: 150
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: 79
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: 52
Views: 1,126
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: 52
Views: 1,126
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...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-14-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By simplyconnected
Thanks for getting back with your story. Many...

Thanks for getting back with your story. Many times, we never hear back. You can tell from my prior posts that I like Lance Herrington, too.

If it took you a couple hours to install your front...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By simplyconnected
Bolt your lower control arm directly to the #2...

Bolt your lower control arm directly to the #2 crossmember, first. That's the round piece your engine mounts are welded to.

Then, shim the FRONT to take up any gap between the front bushing and the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-13-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By simplyconnected
If your TEMP gauge works I would head toward the...

If your TEMP gauge works I would head toward the fuel tank. Ground the wire on the tank and watch your gauge. If it comes up to 'F', the unit in the tank needs attention or you could have a badly...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-12-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By simplyconnected
If you want it to appear 'stock' then John's...

If you want it to appear 'stock' then John's suggestion stands. If you don't care, any 40-amp relay will work. I recently added 12-V electric start to my emergency generator with a small...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-12-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By simplyconnected
I'm glad y'all had a good time. Texas is a great...

I'm glad y'all had a good time. Texas is a great place with loads of attractions to visit. I hope your guests saw some real cowboys and Indians. - Dave
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 05-11-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By simplyconnected
Trump said he wants automakers to build more...

Trump said he wants automakers to build more vehicles in the United States and export more vehicles.

I agree and so do many Ford stockholders. Ford announced at their stockholders meeting, only TWO...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-11-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By simplyconnected
Boris, I got your email and I tried to reply but...

Boris, I got your email and I tried to reply but your email address kept failing. Make sure your email address is correct.

CLICK HERE (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=18985) for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-11-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By simplyconnected
Ok, which side is it for real? A transmission...

Ok, which side is it for real? A transmission leak should be easy to detect.

Lay some cardboard under your car from the front bumper to the tail shaft. Park your car over it and MARK the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-11-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 732
Posted By simplyconnected
What do modern cars use? <--This is always my...

What do modern cars use? <--This is always my 'go-to' question.
Modern cars use wire harnesses with a copper ground wire included, from the battery to the trunk. They do not depend on spot welds or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-10-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By simplyconnected
Exactly. I pulled the radiator back toward the...

Exactly. I pulled the radiator back toward the engine about 1-1/4" which gave me plenty of room on the front side of the radiator.

For spacers, I used 3/8" water pipe, cut with my angle grinder. It...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-08-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By simplyconnected
No. The electric fans usually come with a...

No. The electric fans usually come with a shroud.

I mounted my fan on the front of the radiator for a few good reasons:


Cooler air is more dense which means the fan blades 'bite' into the air...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-08-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 220
Posted By simplyconnected
How many horsepower can one belt drive? Here's...

How many horsepower can one belt drive?
Here's the formulas:


746-Watts = 1 electrical horsepower
Power (in Watts) = Current times Voltage


So, let's say you have an alternator that produces...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-08-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 220
Posted By simplyconnected
Better traction.

Better traction.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-08-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By simplyconnected
They're not too bad if you have the right...

They're not too bad if you have the right parts.

Check and see if you have a heat riser. It normally installs on the passenger (RH) exhaust manifold. The manifold end of the heat riser is flat by...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 05-07-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 220
Posted By simplyconnected
Two things: Maintenance- Many times the...

Two things:


Maintenance- Many times the voltage regulator fails but the generator is still ok. Either way, no power. Who actually checks the VERY inexpensive brushes in their generator or...
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