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Forum: Anything Goes! 06-18-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
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: 225
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: 131
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: 228
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: 55
Views: 1,448
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: 55
Views: 1,448
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: 389
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: 55
Views: 1,448
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: 587
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: 55
Views: 1,448
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: 1,229
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: 183
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: 526
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: 208
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: 737
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!
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-26-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By scumdog
The battery in our ‘66 Thunderbird was put in it...

The battery in our ‘66 Thunderbird was put in it in 2006 on arrival in NZ by the company that shipped it over here when they discovered the old battery had died in the journey over.
It cost my $100...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By scumdog
Just thought I’d add that the lucky entrants...

Just thought I’d add that the lucky entrants prize at the BH is a ‘56 F100 in a nice metallic orange - I posted a pic earlier.
It was bought in Reno, driven to L.A. then shipped to NZ to be prepared...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-20-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By scumdog
Not sure about the three cylinders in this case...

Not sure about the three cylinders in this case but rally cars often have two brake master cylinders, on for front brakes and the other for the rear and are fitted with a ‘balance bar’ so the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-20-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By scumdog
The drivers side exhaust manifold was cracked...

The drivers side exhaust manifold was cracked when I bought my ‘66, I had it welded, draw-filed it flat and as extra insurance used a smear of hi-temp RTV around each port.
And have never had any...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-10-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By scumdog
Even on the ‘58 Chev it would take a bit of...

Even on the ‘58 Chev it would take a bit of figuring out for the youth of today that are used to a petro clap on the side of the rear quarter panel.

Likewise on some of the earlier ‘birds.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-03-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By scumdog
Just for your info: Our ‘66 with stock 390 and...

Just for your info: Our ‘66 with stock 390 and Cruisomatic ( but with fully rebuilt carb and new vacuum can on the sissy) got up to 18mpg with a full trunk and four people on board when Mr & Mrs...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-27-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By scumdog
Cool stuff there, well done! BTW: Has anybody...

Cool stuff there, well done!

BTW: Has anybody out there noticed how hard it is to find Flairbird ‘collectible’ stuff?
Took me ages to find a ‘66 Tbird kitset model.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By scumdog
In reference to Dave’s last post: here in NZ we...

In reference to Dave’s last post: here in NZ we refer to the bolts as UNF for the fine thread bolts and UNC for coarse thread bolts

And d^#*€~!!! if you somehow end up with a Whitworth bolt in the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-24-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,887
Posted By scumdog
Yellowbird (Leonard) on this site did just such a...

Yellowbird (Leonard) on this site did just such a conversion on his stock ‘58 Thunderbird last year, he would be worth contacting.
(I cannot recall if he posted the procedure on here or not and at...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-22-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By scumdog
Yes, I was aware of this issue, probably 100’s of...

Yes, I was aware of this issue, probably 100’s of them out there in the Us.

We also have issues of well known brands of independent front suspension kits that have components that are not...
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