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Forum: Our Rides 05-10-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,034
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Yes basically there is one supplier of parts Mark...

Yes basically there is one supplier of parts Mark II Enterprises, used parts have 60 years of use/abuse so you just have to suck it up and pay the money. And while the $AU is at 73cUS it gets...
Forum: Our Rides 05-09-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,034
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Where does the time go!!!!

Nearly three years since I last posted time really does get away and my Mark II is finally getting closer Hope to have colour on in the next few weeks
Forum: Our Rides 07-27-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By 1960_430_AU
The 60 MEL Golde that Ken built is the one I...

The 60 MEL Golde that Ken built is the one I imported in 2011
I have the build album and judging sheets
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-23-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,794
Posted By 1960_430_AU
I have had fluid leaking from the yoke before At...

I have had fluid leaking from the yoke before

At the rear there is a plug like a freeze plug
The fluid can leak past there. We have used epoxy to seal them successfully. I would replace the seal at...
Forum: Our Rides 07-23-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,034
Posted By 1960_430_AU
"lives again" ? Not yet anyway Had a few major...

"lives again" ? Not yet anyway

Had a few major issues to deal with so work has been slow.
Late Feb I had a heart attack so that slowed things.

Fighting fit now, well almost

Here's some pics of...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-14-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,014
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Hi Mark Being here in Oz and sourcing parts can...

Hi Mark
Being here in Oz and sourcing parts can be frustrating and expensive at best.
Diagnosis is way better than random replacement.
Get the electrical right first!
Did your mechanic hook up a fuel...
Forum: Our Rides 12-24-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,034
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Thanks guys it's taken 10 months to get to this...

Thanks guys
it's taken 10 months to get to this point and now i start on the repaint who know how long that will take

Dave, the teapot is not too bad to work with, the biggest problem with them are...
Forum: Our Rides 12-23-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,034
Posted By 1960_430_AU
1956 Continental Mark II lives again

Yaaahooo!!!!
After a protracted rebuild the engine is in and runs perfectly (huge sigh of relief)

There were still a couple of things that were to cause greif though
One of the steel lines, the one...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Happy Holidays !!!

As we get to the Christmas season before the US I thought I beat everyone to it.
Tom (Scumdog) I know you get there first

Wishing every one and their families the best of the season and a great...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-20-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,618
Posted By 1960_430_AU
I kinda feel like I'm buying eggs Martin put me...

I kinda feel like I'm buying eggs

Martin put me down for 2 dozen :D

Richard
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-19-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,618
Posted By 1960_430_AU
They look great So how do we place orders? And...

They look great

So how do we place orders?
And whats the cost per set?

I can see me ordering enough for both my 60's

Richard
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-18-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By 1960_430_AU
I had the chain just clear of the rockers not by...

I had the chain just clear of the rockers not by much but it was clear
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-17-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Unlike the Tbird the trans on Mark II's can't be...

Unlike the Tbird the trans on Mark II's can't be removed without the engine out as it has an "X" frame.

I put the engine and trans in on my own using a rachet strap on the crank pulley to tilt as I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-17-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By 1960_430_AU
If your still going to bare metal the rest of the...

If your still going to bare metal the rest of the car I would do that, put down sealer and then install the engine.

I like to have the engine in and running prior to doing the final paint, just in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,178
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Hope this can help out The headliner isn't that...

Hope this can help out
The headliner isn't that hard to do just fiddly take you time and you'll be fine

Richard
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-20-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,719
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Oh and there's another Aussie thing Caravan =...

Oh and there's another Aussie thing

Caravan = Travel trailer? :D


Richard
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-20-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,719
Posted By 1960_430_AU
There have been a few occasions where the...

There have been a few occasions where the contacts in the battery disconnect fail leaving you unable to start the car, but only a rare occurance.

I have this type of switch in my '34 inside the car...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 04-30-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By 1960_430_AU
One thing I noticed on this was a RED ID...

One thing I noticed on this was a RED ID plate
Only other that I have seen was the "Show Car Conditioning" plate
I emailed to try and get a pic but have had no response yet

Richard
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-30-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Almost looks like someone lost the safety/lock...

Almost looks like someone lost the safety/lock ring from a bottle of oil conditioner as they were filling.
Doesn't look like an engine part to me

Richard
Forum: Our Rides 04-17-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,494
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Looking great, every build blows out. I went to...

Looking great, every build blows out.
I went to change the coolant in my Mark II and now I have the engine in a million pieces.
Things kind of get out of hand that way :D

Richard
Forum: Our Rides 04-17-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Thanks guys Matthew it's not a Lincoln it's a...

Thanks guys
Matthew it's not a Lincoln it's a Continental, They set up a whole new division to build these cars
As far as what won....a 1964 Mercury Maruader original 50k car

Richard
Forum: Our Rides 04-16-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By 1960_430_AU
All Ford Day Victoria Australia

Hi Guys
I've been flat out with work and haven't posted for a while.
I went to All Ford Day here in recently with my Continental Mark II
As the show caters for mainly locally built Fords with the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,130
Posted By 1960_430_AU
I have a set here that are in good condition, I...

I have a set here that are in good condition, I bought a new set from Concourse.
I have no use for them but think the freight (back) to the US might be the killer.
They are black and white
I have all...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By 1960_430_AU
Here's another one with 56 Continetal Mark II's...

Here's another one with 56 Continetal Mark II's they were shipped in fleece lined bags. Only one bag has ever been seen
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,035
Posted By 1960_430_AU
[quote=simplyconnected;62159] It tickles me to...

[quote=simplyconnected;62159]

It tickles me to hear stories about how restorers struggle to find parts, then 'make do' with what they can. That's why I have the utmost respect for you guys in...
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