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Forum: Anything Goes! 08-07-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By lexdownunder
Cars With Tappets

Some amazing cars here from yesteryear.
Enjoy!!

Cheers
Lex

A few fire breathing dragons of yesteryear...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-17-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By lexdownunder
Love your comment about "best looking car in the...

Love your comment about "best looking car in the lot" Eric.
I couldn't agree more!!!
All these "modern" cars all look the same.....& boring.
Give me the classic look anytime.

Cheers
Lex
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-19-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By lexdownunder
Hi Russ Below is a post that I did after I...

Hi Russ

Below is a post that I did after I converted my 59 HT to front disc brakes.
Hope it will help you with your decision.

Cheers
Lex
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-06-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By lexdownunder
Hi Chris My gun sight emblems were loose & like...

Hi Chris

My gun sight emblems were loose & like you, I was thinking I could only get access by removing the headlights. Not necessary!!

You can access that bolt if you lay under the front bumper...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-22-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By lexdownunder
Smile Merry Christmas

From the land downunder, Susan & I wish all our squarebird friends a Merry Christmas & a safe & happy New Year.
Most importantly, Hug The Ones You Love!!

Lex & Susan
Tasmania
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-10-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,449
Posted By lexdownunder
lexdownunder & Combating Prostate Cancer

I was happy that after 12 months there had been 1900 views of my original post.

It's now been almost two years since that post & now it has had more than 6600 views.

I am overjoyed that my post is...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-05-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,230
Posted By lexdownunder
Disk brake conversion problem

Hi Boris

ABS 8" booster & dual m/c (disc/drum) ABS Stock No 9787, Item No 270556931229.
This booster/m/c is designed for the '59 TBird with a/con.
It comes complete with the bracket & is set to the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 04-18-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By lexdownunder
Hi Guys I didn't mean to alarm anyone that I am...

Hi Guys

I didn't mean to alarm anyone that I am having health problems and thank you all for your good wishes.

I would just like to let you all know though that there is nothing sinister going on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By lexdownunder
No Spark

All fixed & running beautifully.
It was the small ground strap that connects from the sliding points plate to the distributor case had come loose.
While I was at it, cleaned & reset the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-11-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By lexdownunder
No Spark

Hi Guys

I haven't used the TBird for a few weeks so went to fire it up today & go cruising but it was a "no go".

Motor turns as usual but no spark.

I had a local mobile auto electrician call in &...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-22-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,771
Posted By lexdownunder
Gee!! Some of you guys will be melting & some...

Gee!!
Some of you guys will be melting & some freezing.
Think I'd rather have the cold than really hot.
Western Australia was always hot on Christmas Day. Usually around 30 C/86 F to 34 C/93...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-22-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By lexdownunder
Such sad news Dan. Susan & I would like to...

Such sad news Dan.
Susan & I would like to express our sincere condolences to you & your family on the recent passing of your mother-in-law.
May you have some comfort in the knowledge that you are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By lexdownunder
Cigarette Lighter

Thanks Dave
All sorted. Was debris in the base. Works great now.

Cheers
Lex
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By lexdownunder
Cigarette Lighter

I am fairly sure that what I am asking here has been discussed before but on searching the TRL, I can't seem to find it.

On my '59, I have the original cigarette lighter holder & lighter which still...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-16-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By lexdownunder
Hug The Ones You Love

This is a very sad post but one I believe should be told.

I have three daughters & a son from a previous marriage, all living in Western Australia but with whom I have regular contact.

Last month I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-04-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,449
Posted By lexdownunder
lexdownunder & Combating Prostate Cancer

Hi Fellow TBirders

It's now been just over 12 months since my original post & I'm happy that there has been more than 1900 views to date.

I haven't had many questions or feedback from members but...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,782
Posted By lexdownunder
That's fair comment Dave. I wasn't aware there...

That's fair comment Dave.
I wasn't aware there have been problems with ABS supplying incorrect items.
Nothing worse than receiving wrong parts.
Thanks for the "heads up".

Cheers
Lex
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-16-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,782
Posted By lexdownunder
Hi Richard I'm in Tasmania & have a '59 HT that...

Hi Richard

I'm in Tasmania & have a '59 HT that I converted to front disc brakes 3 years ago.
This was a bolt on option.

Below is a summary that I posted on this forum after completing the job. It...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-09-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By lexdownunder
Hi Dan Absolutely loved Canada & Alaska. Can't...

Hi Dan

Absolutely loved Canada & Alaska.
Can't wait to do it again but with more free time.

Here is copy of email I sent to Ray Clark yesterday.

Cheers
Lex
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-07-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By lexdownunder
Susan & I have been in Canada & Alaska for the...

Susan & I have been in Canada & Alaska for the past five weeks so have not been checking this website.
We were so shocked & saddened to read about the passing of Jed.

Jed was one of the respondents...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-15-2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,357
Posted By lexdownunder
That's a very well said post on facebook by Judie...

That's a very well said post on facebook by Judie Dietzler.

Like the old saying, "of all the parts that make up a car, it's still the nut behind the wheel that is the biggest problem".

Our thoughts...
Forum: Anything Goes! 03-20-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 980
Posted By lexdownunder
Ground Wires

Thank you Dave for posting this kind of information.

Understanding the technical details of electrics is like rocket science to me & I'm sure to many fellow TBirders.

While I understand the basics...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-25-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By lexdownunder
Booster Fit

Hi Ryan

A couple of years ago, I completed the front disc brake conversion on my '59 installing the ABS 8" booster & dual m/c (disc/drum).
As you will see in the copy of my thread below, the ABS...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-02-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,168
Posted By lexdownunder
Hi Chris My '59 TBird is LHD & has a full road...

Hi Chris

My '59 TBird is LHD & has a full road license.

I had the disc brake conversion done when I was living in Western Australia in 2012. There was no problem in W.A. doing the conversion.
I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-02-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,168
Posted By lexdownunder
John Isn't it great when you realize that you...

John

Isn't it great when you realize that you aren't hallucinating after all.
I know that hallucinating feeling very well.
Last week, couldn't find my reading glasses anywhere.
Turned the house...
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