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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 04-01-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By cdhowell
Buy a silver Sharpie at Wally World and go over...

Buy a silver Sharpie at Wally World and go over the raised part of the numbers. Do not color it in solid so they light up at night.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-31-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,945
Posted By cdhowell
Blue Thunder makes aluminum heads and intake. As...

Blue Thunder makes aluminum heads and intake. As well as Survival motorsports for heads.
Forum: FE Engines 03-27-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,642
Posted By cdhowell
Some early blocks were not drilled for Hydraulic...

Some early blocks were not drilled for Hydraulic lifters. Something to check for. As to which is the better block. Assuming you will also bore the cylinders. Have it sonic checked for cylinder wall...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-10-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By cdhowell
Go to Alldatadiy.com. For $27 a year you will...

Go to Alldatadiy.com. For $27 a year you will have all the info about your truck.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-06-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By cdhowell
What is your overall opinion of the Sandersons?

What is your overall opinion of the Sandersons?
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By cdhowell
Check both ends of the ground cables.

Check both ends of the ground cables.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,325
Posted By cdhowell
The 66 has a decent braking system. Upgraded sway...

The 66 has a decent braking system. Upgraded sway bars will improve handling. You should have a C6 tranny. Gear vendors makes an Over drive unit that will go on there to improve mileage. Not cheap...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By cdhowell
You can but I am afraid it is a waste of time....

You can but I am afraid it is a waste of time. And most control modules are not refundable. A new one would need programmed.
Spend a little to have it scanned.
The trouble code is just the starting...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By cdhowell
B codes are the body control module. This is the...

B codes are the body control module. This is the area of your problems.
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-27-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By cdhowell
The problem you describe sounds like the...

The problem you describe sounds like the instrument control module. Need to start by scanning B codes.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-22-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 49,529
Posted By cdhowell
Any pics of the Sanderson headers ? Nice to see...

Any pics of the Sanderson headers ? Nice to see something other than FPA. Any comments on pricing, fit and quality? Enquiring minds want to know.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By cdhowell
I recommend to install a drain while the third...

I recommend to install a drain while the third member is out. Either weld a bung into the bottom of the housing, or drill and tap the lowest point of the third member. Most 4 speed tranny drains are...
Forum: FE Engines 12-01-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,096
Posted By cdhowell
You should not be past 38* all in. And again are...

You should not be past 38* all in. And again are you using ported vacuum ? If you are and it increases timing 14* at idle, your throttle blades are open too much.
Forum: FE Engines 12-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,096
Posted By cdhowell
Your "initial timing" means without the vacuum...

Your "initial timing" means without the vacuum hooked up to the distributor. Turn your idle back up a little and retard the timing to 10* at 650 rpm. Then hook up your "ported" vacuum to the...
Forum: FE Engines 11-20-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,001
Posted By cdhowell
I question the Ignition timing. BTC is Before top...

I question the Ignition timing. BTC is Before top dead center. These specs are a good starting point. Research tuning with a vacuum guage.
Forum: FE Engines 11-18-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,001
Posted By cdhowell
The 20 minute run is to break in the aftermarket...

The 20 minute run is to break in the aftermarket cam. You do not want to do that under load. Fix your fan clutch. You should also be using an oil high in zinc.
Forum: New Members Welcoming 11-10-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By cdhowell
What part of AZ?

What part of AZ?
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-09-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,496
Posted By cdhowell
This should help you under stand the ignition...

This should help you under stand the ignition system better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W94iksaQwUo

Now you need the right plug to spark at the correct time. #1plug 6* BTC.

Once this is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-25-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,759
Posted By cdhowell
Unless you are the original owner and know...

Unless you are the original owner and know nothing has changed then no. Should be 28 spline small bearing.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-15-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By cdhowell
There are left and right adjusters as well. The...

There are left and right adjusters as well. The wrong one will cause the brake to tighten every time you step on the pedal.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-07-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By cdhowell
The car can still be stripped and placed on a...

The car can still be stripped and placed on a rotisserie. The word "Total" needs to replace "Frame off " in the restoration.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-02-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,496
Posted By cdhowell
I think your answer is in post #1 and #4. Sound...

I think your answer is in post #1 and #4. Sound like the Brake booster is leaking causing a vacuum leak and a lean condition. This would explain the high temps as well.
Forum: Ford News from Autoblog.com 09-26-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By cdhowell
Got one coming into the shop for retracting...

Got one coming into the shop for retracting running boards. the test drive should be fun.
Forum: New Members Welcoming 09-18-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By cdhowell
What part of AZ. i'm in Casa Grande.

What part of AZ. i'm in Casa Grande.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,715
Posted By cdhowell
I have vibration coming from bad wheel bearings....

I have vibration coming from bad wheel bearings. Without the weight of the wheel and tire it is not noticeable on jack stands.
Try a different set of tires before you buy new ones.
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