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Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By scumdog
Is that ‘squeal’ actually a squeal as in...

Is that ‘squeal’ actually a squeal as in mechanical - or is it the noise of a vacuum leak that may be linked to your engine revs dropping when you pull the car into gear?
(I’ve had vehicles that I...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,090
Posted By scumdog
Just check the phenolic spacer IS flat! I had a...

Just check the phenolic spacer IS flat!

I had a brand new one that was not flat which I discovered when I found a vacuum leak caused by it not sealing and I had to give it the sandpaper and glass...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,090
Posted By scumdog
60-60lbs sound like a LOT!

60-60lbs sound like a LOT!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By scumdog
I always use brass frost plugs when replacing a...

I always use brass frost plugs when replacing a rusted out steel one.
Just my 2 cents worth...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,090
Posted By scumdog
I didn’t see one ( but maybe I didn’t look!) but...

I didn’t see one ( but maybe I didn’t look!) but have you actually got a PCV valve in the hose to the carb or have you just got a hose going from road draft tube site directly to the carb base?
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,090
Posted By scumdog
I was talking about a plastic spacer but the same...

I was talking about a plastic spacer but the same treatment would work with an aluminium one - it would just take a little longer!

As far as a machine shop goes, I suspect the cost would be more...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,090
Posted By scumdog
Check your carb spacer is actually flat. Get a...

Check your carb spacer is actually flat.
Get a piece of thick flat glass about twice the size of the space and some1200 grit sandpaper.
Place the sandpaper on the glass and ‘skid’ the spacer...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,126
Posted By scumdog
Regarding the broken rolled-pin: is it possibly...

Regarding the broken rolled-pin: is it possibly the drive gear on the distributor shaft is not seated and supported by the engine block?
I.E. the pin is taking all the load of driving the oil pump...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-26-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By scumdog
Staying cool while driving along but getting hot...

Staying cool while driving along but getting hot when waiting at stop lights points to one of two things:
(A)insufficient air-flow or
(B)insufficient collant flow.
Both when motor at idle.

(A slim...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-25-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,090
Posted By scumdog
When I set timing I unhook the vacuum advance...

When I set timing I unhook the vacuum advance hose and plug it.
I then start the motor and turn the distributor to advance the timing until I get the fastest smooth idle and highest vacuum reading...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-18-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By scumdog
I live on an island with a population of about...

I live on an island with a population of about one million people, my house is on the main highway at the relatively unpopulated south end of the island

On any given day during the week I will see 4...
Forum: Ford Electrical Problems ~ General Technical Discussion 05-26-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By scumdog
I did this on my '66 but used a two-in-one relay...

I did this on my '66 but used a two-in-one relay which made wiring just that little bit easier.

Well worth the effort and as the relay is hidden by the windcreen washer bag it is a discrete...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-15-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By scumdog
I keep a box trap in my garage, baited with...

I keep a box trap in my garage, baited with raisins!

Each rat caught gets a .177 air-rifle pellet through the head and a place in the ‘rat garden’ (buried about a foot down)
Should be a good crop of...
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-06-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By scumdog
The gold one is nice but the inner end of the...

The gold one is nice but the inner end of the tail-lights should be rounded of in my opinion. And that finned alloy panel on the dash looks decidedly amateurish...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,126
Posted By scumdog
Possibly just plain too much timing advance when...

Possibly just plain too much timing advance when the vacuum advance is hooked up?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-27-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,126
Posted By scumdog
Possibility of a hole in the diaphragm? i(nside...

Possibility of a hole in the diaphragm? i(nside the vacuum can) - put a hose on it and suck to see if air comes through.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-25-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By scumdog
Be aware there’s a chance one or more valves MAY...

Be aware there’s a chance one or more valves MAY have become stuck in its guide.

To be 100% sure there isn’t I would suggest removing the valve covers and rocker shaft and give each valve a good rap...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-22-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,126
Posted By scumdog
I suspect you can check if a lobe has flattened a...

I suspect you can check if a lobe has flattened a lot quicker than pulling the cam!

A dial gauge will show you which valve is moving less than the others, in fact you would probably see which rocker...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-19-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By scumdog
Have you checked the face of the exhaust ports on...

Have you checked the face of the exhaust ports on the head for defects?
The drivers side manifold on my ‘66 was cracked when I bought it in ‘05, I had it welded and used a grinder and large fine...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-19-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,126
Posted By scumdog
Before that do a compression check, it might...

Before that do a compression check, it might point the way to the faulty cylinder if there’s one noticeably lower than the others.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By scumdog
Yes, in addition to that I wonder if some...

Yes, in addition to that I wonder if some Stateside guys realise the scarcity of old American car parts in places like Aussie, NZ, Malta and other countries well away from the US.
And while we got...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-08-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By scumdog
That blue T=bucket (?) with the four blowers and...

That blue T=bucket (?) with the four blowers and two engines looks like the one a New Zealander built a few years ago.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-05-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By scumdog
My 2-cents worth: The pedal on my ‘66 is about 2”...

My 2-cents worth: The pedal on my ‘66 is about 2” off the carpet when the brakes are hard on - but that’s with barely enough pressure on the pedal to squeeze a lemon.

And at that level of pressure...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-02-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By scumdog
I've watched that episode not that long ago on...

I've watched that episode not that long ago on the re-run channel, I thought at the time the Thunderbirds producers must have bought a big bunch of Squarebird models !
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-28-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By scumdog
Yes to the Vauxhall (a ‘56) and I guess most...

Yes to the Vauxhall (a ‘56) and I guess most people have only see cars with 2 master cylinders and have a bit of a head scratch on seeing a third!
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