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Forum: Anything Goes! 12-08-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 64
Posted By scumdog
Wow! Who would have expected snow in that part of...

Wow! Who would have expected snow in that part of Texas!
Cool pics though.
Whereas two days ago here in NZ I was sweating copiously on my Harley with the dash thermometer constantly hovering between...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-07-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By scumdog
What the heck's with that massive...

What the heck's with that massive centre-console???

(Amongst all the other 'what the hecks')
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-05-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By scumdog
Man I feel for you Aussie car guys. I though we...

Man I feel for you Aussie car guys. I though we Kiwis had it bad but it NOTHING like Aussie.
My hobbies are guns/hunting, motorcycles and hot-rods/classic vehicles and I'd be screwed with all those...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By scumdog
From my memory (which has been known to be faulty...

From my memory (which has been known to be faulty at times!) I used thick thread and the shank of a pop-rivet to hold the spring high enough that it wasn't putting pressure on the brush.
Once the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-22-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By scumdog
'Ute' is short for utility, a name/description...

'Ute' is short for utility, a name/description that in the early days was applied to any pick-up truck based on a car body/frame I.e Ranchero type vehicles, F100s etc were still known as pick-ups...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-21-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By scumdog
Quite a few American and English cars used to be...

Quite a few American and English cars used to be cute down into 'utes' way back years ago, Pontiac Laurentians, Ford Anglian etc. (mainly due to a relative shortage of utes at the time)

Now Japanese...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By scumdog
So what did you end up using to seal the header...

So what did you end up using to seal the header flanges to the exhaust ports?
Forum: Events 11-13-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By scumdog
Cool cars - aparr from the T- bucket type cars...

Cool cars - aparr from the T- bucket type cars having fenders ( and the licence plates of course!) it could easily be a NZ car show.

I noticed the red F100 still has its wipers in the left hand...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,559
Posted By scumdog
I live in a town of a bit over 4,000 people on...

I live in a town of a bit over 4,000 people on the other side of the world and I use a local tyre shop and have never had issues getting tyres fitted to any rims ranging from the standard T-bird rims...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By scumdog
Old original transmissons need the type F but...

Old original transmissons need the type F but recently rebuilt ones have different face material on the friction surfaces and modern fluids can be used with them.
Or so I'm led to believe.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-29-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By scumdog
Yep, the glovebox lid was the clue for me to come...

Yep, the glovebox lid was the clue for me to come to that decision too.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By scumdog
For my 385 series motors (460 429) I use an old...

For my 385 series motors (460 429) I use an old distributor with the drive gear removed, I have a section of steel that locks in place where the rotor arm fitted ( you could weld a nut onto it) and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By scumdog
Further to that, if storing the motor for some...

Further to that, if storing the motor for some time it is a good idea to back off the rockers/rocker gear until all valves are shut.
It will save your valve springs, no valves will be stuck open -...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By scumdog
Also check none of the valves are stuck open...

Also check none of the valves are stuck open before spinning the motor!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By scumdog
Ditto!

Just to add to what Dave said: in my younger days when getting around in a '4& F1 which was all original right down to the 6 volt system I used to at times refit the battery incorrectly after...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By scumdog
Are those axle flanges welded on?

Are those axle flanges welded on?
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By scumdog
It appears your fuel line run all the way around...

It appears your fuel line run all the way around to the rear of your carb and around it to the front whereas on my '66 it runs up from the fuel pump, heads behind the distributor and curves directly...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By scumdog
Talking Any one that never needs repairs, fixing or...

Any one that never needs repairs, fixing or adjusting!
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-18-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By scumdog
Talking Sorry Ray, I just thought everybody was joking...

Sorry Ray, I just thought everybody was joking about the 'trailer hitch'

It seemed pretty ohvious to me it was the suspension of something like a a squarebird or similar.
A very badly mutilated...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-17-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By scumdog
Talking My eyes!

Ah, so the engineering talent scouts have been in my workshop!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 22,581
Posted By scumdog
Well done Randy and great that Dave can help...

Well done Randy and great that Dave can help you.

You remind me of myself with all that thrashing around and huffing an grunting, ah the delights of getting older!!

Oh and your 'workshop' is not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-12-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By scumdog
If I leave my '66 for more than three weeks...

If I leave my '66 for more than three weeks between use I have to crank it for 10-15 seconds before fuel fills the carb, I guess the fuel just evaporates?

The rest of the time it cranks right up on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-12-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By scumdog
Dead right! I did not use any gaskets on the...

Dead right!

I did not use any gaskets on the face of the manifolds, just a thin smear of copper hi-temp RTV.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By scumdog
Good post, it sums up my experience with...

Good post, it sums up my experience with timing!
And my opinion re manifold vacuum.

IMHO: I believe if the motor just pings a little under heavy load you're pretty much on the button with your...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-07-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,155
Posted By scumdog
Love that flash paint job Sean, that style is...

Love that flash paint job Sean, that style is very suited to a squarebird and the chrome rims and whitewalls just finish it off.
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