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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 01:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,372
Posted By scumdog
As most GM motors have the dizzy at the rear of...

As most GM motors have the dizzy at the rear of them I’m not sure how your expansion tank interferes with it.

Or have I missed something?? ( again!)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-11-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,355
Posted By scumdog
My 2-cents worth as ‘66 Thunderbird owner: The...

My 2-cents worth as ‘66 Thunderbird owner:
The detent plate is VERY hard, ( you can’t mark it with a file) I find it hard to imagine them worn down to the point the won’t lock the shift lever in...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-09-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,765
Posted By scumdog
Talking Persevere! You’ll get to the stage where you...

Persevere!

You’ll get to the stage where you have an ear to ear grin when you take the ‘bird for a cruise, these cars are like kids - put the hard work in early on and it pays off later.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,746
Posted By scumdog
I have a 429 with D0VE heads and running a good...

I have a 429 with D0VE heads and running a good cam and roller rockers and had no issues using stock valve covers.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,765
Posted By scumdog
A wise experienced auto-electrician once told me:...

A wise experienced auto-electrician once told me: ‘most carburettor problems are actually ignition problems’ and he has been correct so many times.

If your points and condenser are good and set up...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-06-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,407
Posted By scumdog
Yep, those bulletbirds sure look sharp with the...

Yep, those bulletbirds sure look sharp with the roadster kit, so sleek!

And in black is even better.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-06-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By scumdog
Sorta sums up my line of thought too. In my...

Sorta sums up my line of thought too.
In my experience those tapered fittings are a bear to get out of the hole.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,355
Posted By scumdog
I agree, I have one manifold that needed a crack...

I agree, I have one manifold that needed a crack welded up and I refaced it with a file but just to be sure I used some exhaust sealer that looks like toothpaste, (CRC Maniseal from memory), it dries...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-01-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By scumdog
The only rim failure I’ve had was a front 16” rim...

The only rim failure I’ve had was a front 16” rim on a stock ‘48 F1 pickup.

It was a crack that followed the circumference of the rim, about 5” long.
It was a scary moment as I was entering a curve...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,765
Posted By scumdog
Wow! They sound like New Zealand prices - and our...

Wow!
They sound like New Zealand prices - and our dollar is only worth about 67 US cents!

Persevere, you’ll get there in the end - and you’ve already replaced items that may (or may not!) have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,765
Posted By scumdog
This ‘turning around the distributor cap’ has me...

This ‘turning around the distributor cap’ has me puzzled.

Most caps either only fit one way or 180 degrees around.( I can’t remember which type the Ford FE cap is.)
In any event, as long as the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By scumdog
No but the beer’n’bourbon fund suffers at times!

No but the beer’n’bourbon fund suffers at times!
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-15-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By scumdog
Is that ‘squeal’ actually a squeal as in...

Is that ‘squeal’ actually a squeal as in mechanical - or is it the noise of a vacuum leak that may be linked to your engine revs dropping when you pull the car into gear?
(I’ve had vehicles that I...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,318
Posted By scumdog
Just check the phenolic spacer IS flat! I had a...

Just check the phenolic spacer IS flat!

I had a brand new one that was not flat which I discovered when I found a vacuum leak caused by it not sealing and I had to give it the sandpaper and glass...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-30-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,318
Posted By scumdog
60-60lbs sound like a LOT!

60-60lbs sound like a LOT!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By scumdog
I always use brass frost plugs when replacing a...

I always use brass frost plugs when replacing a rusted out steel one.
Just my 2 cents worth...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,318
Posted By scumdog
I didn’t see one ( but maybe I didn’t look!) but...

I didn’t see one ( but maybe I didn’t look!) but have you actually got a PCV valve in the hose to the carb or have you just got a hose going from road draft tube site directly to the carb base?
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,318
Posted By scumdog
I was talking about a plastic spacer but the same...

I was talking about a plastic spacer but the same treatment would work with an aluminium one - it would just take a little longer!

As far as a machine shop goes, I suspect the cost would be more...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-29-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,318
Posted By scumdog
Check your carb spacer is actually flat. Get a...

Check your carb spacer is actually flat.
Get a piece of thick flat glass about twice the size of the space and some1200 grit sandpaper.
Place the sandpaper on the glass and ‘skid’ the spacer...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-27-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,386
Posted By scumdog
Regarding the broken rolled-pin: is it possibly...

Regarding the broken rolled-pin: is it possibly the drive gear on the distributor shaft is not seated and supported by the engine block?
I.E. the pin is taking all the load of driving the oil pump...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-26-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By scumdog
Staying cool while driving along but getting hot...

Staying cool while driving along but getting hot when waiting at stop lights points to one of two things:
(A)insufficient air-flow or
(B)insufficient collant flow.
Both when motor at idle.

(A slim...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-25-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,318
Posted By scumdog
When I set timing I unhook the vacuum advance...

When I set timing I unhook the vacuum advance hose and plug it.
I then start the motor and turn the distributor to advance the timing until I get the fastest smooth idle and highest vacuum reading...
Forum: Anything Goes! 06-18-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
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: 499
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: 198
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...
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