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Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 07-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By Jimz Bird
Not to get TOO political but one of the things...

Not to get TOO political but one of the things that the supporters of President Obama like to point out is that HE saved GM. Maybe GM (Government Motors) was saved but it doesn't sound like it helped...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-22-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,123
Posted By Jimz Bird
It is in Fenton, MI. Anyone close to there? Dave...

It is in Fenton, MI.

Anyone close to there? Dave D.?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1960-Ford-Thunderbird-Tbird-Convertible-/261070883458?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3cc9098a82
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-21-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By Jimz Bird
Yank tanks

So, I was on the "Sydney Morning Herald" site this AM and ran across this article.
http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/yank-tanks-20120720-22doe.html

One thing I have always enjoyed about the folks...
Forum: Our Rides 07-21-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jimz Bird
Looks Great! I like the pinstriping. Very...

Looks Great!

I like the pinstriping. Very tastefully done and unique. Especially under the roof emblem.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,428
Posted By Jimz Bird
Actually, I think Dave is more than just two...

Actually, I think Dave is more than just two guys. He, as many others, wear many different hats depending on the discussion.

Most folks here, whether "purist" or "rat-rodder" or somewhere in between...
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 07-21-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By Jimz Bird
Astounding! It was amazing that off the line it...

Astounding!

It was amazing that off the line it just dug in and went. I guess it is that new "Traction-Lok".

I graduated HS in '65. A buddy of mine that graduated in '64 went to work at Lordstown...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 07-20-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Jimz Bird
Welcome Rich, Great little Bird Haven here. Good...

Welcome Rich,

Great little Bird Haven here. Good folks with a lot of diversity.

My Mable spent a couple of years in Nixa, MO. Are you from anywhere around there?
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jimz Bird
It was pretty easy to get just about any color...

It was pretty easy to get just about any color and interior combination back then.

Mine is ZE XG (Thunderbird Green/White Top and White/Brown interior)

The XG interior is not listed as a choice in...
Forum: New Members Welcoming 07-15-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Jimz Bird
Welcome Gene, Nice to see another 56 Guy. Cool...

Welcome Gene,
Nice to see another 56 Guy. Cool color. When I was a kid growing up in Ohio a guy had one that color and that was what hooked me.

Lots of good stuff here and well worth reading as much...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-07-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By Jimz Bird
Very Interesting I don't really have any answers...

Very Interesting

I don't really have any answers just a couple of observations.

In VA jury duty IS tied to voter registration. It might be that way in all states.

Observations:
The Government...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-04-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Jimz Bird
Thanks Tom, Every time I see you post I am...

Thanks Tom,

Every time I see you post I am reminded that I was fortunate to spend a few weeks in Christchurch in the early 70's.

I have fond memories of the people there and, of course, especially ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By Jimz Bird
Just to piggy back a bit: Just as Dave said the...

Just to piggy back a bit:
Just as Dave said the ballast resistor drops the voltage to the coil to something like 7-9 volts. It may sound like a good idea to not use it so you will get a hotter spark...
Forum: Our Rides 06-11-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,503
Posted By Jimz Bird
It seems to me that the 58-60 just lend...

It seems to me that the 58-60 just lend themselves to the two-tone treatment. The body lines are so definite that the paint "fits".

Ray's is probably the best fit I have seen. :D
Forum: Our Rides 06-10-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,503
Posted By Jimz Bird
I really like RED on the Birds.

I really like RED on the Birds.
Forum: Our Rides 06-10-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By Jimz Bird
Definitely an eye catcher!! NICE!

Definitely an eye catcher!!

NICE!
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-09-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By Jimz Bird
I use Google Chrome by default and it wouldn't...

I use Google Chrome by default and it wouldn't pull it up.

Had to use IE. (Currently running IE 8)

Also using XP SP3 on this machine.
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-08-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,083
Posted By Jimz Bird
Not just vehicles. With shutting down major NASA...

Not just vehicles. With shutting down major NASA projects and research along with our "buddies" at EPA and other 3 and 4 letter name agencies - they are stifling not just progress but human...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-06-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,140
Posted By Jimz Bird
TRUE DAT! You get to stack stuff on the dining...

TRUE DAT!

You get to stack stuff on the dining room table.
She put up with all the time you put in.
She took you to the hospital.
She PICKED UP YOUR TOOLS.

AND She is a cutie:D
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-05-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By Jimz Bird
I just ran across this for 58-60...

I just ran across this for 58-60 Birds:
http://thunderbirdsouthwest.com/index.php/parts-for-sale/77-1958-1959-1960-thunderbird-fan-shrouds.html

Shroud is $179.00 and 6 metal blade fan is $66.50.

I...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 06-05-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jimz Bird
Jed Zimmerman here on the Forum does 58-60 foam...

Jed Zimmerman here on the Forum does 58-60 foam but I don't know if he does Baby Bird stuff.

Ray or Dave D probably know.

He is Ca58tbird in Clearwater, MN.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-05-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,784
Posted By Jimz Bird
I don't know if this is good stuff or not but I...

I don't know if this is good stuff or not but I ran across it a while ago.

If I were to rebuild an auto, I would consider getting some of his stuff. He also has DVDs on 8.8 and 9" rear ends. T5...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 06-05-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,371
Posted By Jimz Bird
Good "tip" Paul - thanks. Here is the exploded...

Good "tip" Paul - thanks.

Here is the exploded from the CASCO catalog. It has the 2142 marked. Just as Paul said - it goes on the end of the pushrod. It looks to me as it would then fit in the...
Forum: 1955 To 1957 Little Birds - General Technical Discussion 06-04-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,371
Posted By Jimz Bird
Hi Doc, Glad the Ignition is good for you...

Hi Doc,

Glad the Ignition is good for you now.

Are you upgrading to disc brakes? Is this a stock MC?

I looked on MAC's and he lists the part # 1955-1957 B5A-2140-B which is correct.

Is there a...
Forum: Our Rides 05-30-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 36,470
Posted By Jimz Bird
Now that really gave me a "Grin from Ear to...

Now that really gave me a "Grin from Ear to Ear":D

KEWL!
Forum: Anything Goes! 05-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By Jimz Bird
Hmmmm, Could it be "Cigareets & Saki & wild, wild...

Hmmmm, Could it be "Cigareets & Saki & wild, wild Jo-Sans"?:D:p

I did a long tour in Vietnam from March '67 - Oct '68. I was at Cam Rahn Bay for 3 months and then Tuy Hoa on the Coast for 15. I...
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