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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-18-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Astrowing
Agree. It’s a bad design. The original upper arm...

Agree. It’s a bad design. The original upper arm bolts to frame showed galling evidence before I touched them. I had to clean up threads with tap and die so obviously the upper bolts are moving. The...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-18-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Astrowing
I think the axle always rolls some since it is a...

I think the axle always rolls some since it is a psuedo parallelogram with nothing fixed except length of upper and lower arms. The bottom bushing is compressed to try to roll the axle aft lifting up...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-26-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Astrowing
Cool!

Are there any markings on back of truck or car?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By Astrowing
Right clapper bolt

Got it out this afternoon. PB blaster and wire brush and rocking it back and forth with the impact wrench did the trick
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By Astrowing
I'm running the original Autolite 4100 carb....

I'm running the original Autolite 4100 carb. Venting could very well be different. In the US, the vapor pressure of gasoline is limited to either 7.8 or 9 psi depending on location and month. They...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By Astrowing
Mine evaporates in 2 weeks requiring some...

Mine evaporates in 2 weeks requiring some cranking. If I run it the next day, it starts right up with a bump of the starter. Fords in my experience always start easily.

Once this pesky hurricane...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-14-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By Astrowing
The clapper separation is determined by the...

The clapper separation is determined by the bushing between them. It is approximately 1 inch thick. I don't know if the axle is welded. The diagram only shows ubolt.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Astrowing
If any doubt I'd replace it. If it fails or...

If any doubt I'd replace it. If it fails or becomes intermittent , you have no headlights.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By Astrowing
Great! If the big U bolts have been off, the...

Great! If the big U bolts have been off, the differential might rotate. I don't know if there is a key to ensure they are positioned correctly.

Got left lower arm off today. The big clapper bolt...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By Astrowing
I measure 10 3/4 inches center to center. I...

I measure 10 3/4 inches center to center. I turned the arm to get a perpendicular measurement through the center axis of each bushing
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By Astrowing
I'm going back with new bushings and the coils....

I'm going back with new bushings and the coils. All the bushings and shocks were toast.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By Astrowing
Mine are off. I'll measure Friday.

Mine are off. I'll measure Friday.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-05-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Astrowing
The upper pivot bolts do have a welded nut in the...

The upper pivot bolts do have a welded nut in the frame that sounds like it has broken loose. There is a service bulletin that describes how to access it from inside the car behind rear seat.

I got...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-17-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Astrowing
Carl, what is diameter of rear springs?

Carl, what is diameter of rear springs?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-11-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,176
Posted By Astrowing
I got a set of the 5936s that Dave suggested....

I got a set of the 5936s that Dave suggested. Anxious to get them installed.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-04-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Astrowing
John's spring doesn't have a listing for the rear...

John's spring doesn't have a listing for the rear springs. He has 2 parts that might work, but we need spring dimensions.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-28-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Astrowing
Ok, does anyone have a source for the rear...

Ok, does anyone have a source for the rear isolators?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-27-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Astrowing
I'm a couple of weeks from getting them out. Will...

I'm a couple of weeks from getting them out. Will post my measurements. According to the manual the free unloaded length is 17.48 inches. The second part of specifying a spring is the spring...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-27-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Astrowing
58 Coil Spring isolator

Does the rear coil spring on the '58 use the same isolator as the front springs? I'm not finding any listings for them.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Astrowing
I have used a length of chain and a short 2x4 and...

I have used a length of chain and a short 2x4 and a sledge hammer to tap the axles out
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-10-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,945
Posted By Astrowing
If it had electric wipers, I'd say it's a...

If it had electric wipers, I'd say it's a variable delay add on.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-25-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Astrowing
Trunk mounted rear air conditioning perhaps

Trunk mounted rear air conditioning perhaps
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-19-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,595
Posted By Astrowing
I get a lot of oxidation on my negative battery...

I get a lot of oxidation on my negative battery post which can cause the symptoms you are seeing. Wire brush the posts and terminals and use dielectric grease.

I'm an Electrical Engineer and I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,937
Posted By Astrowing
Ok, does the ABS bracket raise and project 5 and...

Ok, does the ABS bracket raise and project 5 and 5 and does the 4 bolt m/c pattern match that of 58 with under dash k/h?

Or is the 4 bolt pattern different on full size Fords? Did full size Fords...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,937
Posted By Astrowing
Are any of these AC equipped cars? How much does...

Are any of these AC equipped cars? How much does the bracket move the assembly up and away from firewall?
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