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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
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 Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
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: 1,022
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: 73
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: 302
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: 108
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: 512
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: 548
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: 512
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: 512
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: 248
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: 153
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: 629
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: 164
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: 163
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: 5,413
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: 203
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...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-13-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By scumdog
I run a mechanical temp gauge in my F100, the...

I run a mechanical temp gauge in my F100, the sender is screwed into a fitting on the side of the C6 pan.

I also run two coolers, the reason for that is because I screwed up the mounting position of...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-10-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 734
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Posted By scumdog
Thanks Dave and Ray! I like your expression there...

Thanks Dave and Ray!
I like your expression there Dave, I must remember to use it
: ‘ May your tank always be full’!

At the moment cruising in the high country in our Subaru Brumby (Brat in the US)...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-22-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By scumdog
Yep Bill, you are probably right! My knowledge of...

Yep Bill, you are probably right! My knowledge of HK HT HG is not that great - but I love the Monaros of the generation.
And on second thoughts the ute is a EJ not a EH.
The Cortina was a 1600 from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-22-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By scumdog
If you get a replacement item check that it is...

If you get a replacement item check that it is nice and flat.

The one I bought wasn’t and I had to rectify it by sanding it on a glass plate,

(if the spacer is not flat you will potentially have a...
Forum: Our Rides 01-20-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By scumdog
Cool Nice clean looking car and I love the wheels!

Nice clean looking car and I love the wheels!
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-20-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By scumdog
Close but no coconut! Its actually a small- block...

Close but no coconut!
Its actually a small- block Chevrolet.

And if you look closely it’s been fitted with a set of Cleveland heads as well as the valve covers you mentioned!

And now you’ve seen...
Forum: PC Help Desk 01-19-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By scumdog
Yep, Yellowbird (Leonard) and I communicate via...

Yep, Yellowbird (Leonard) and I communicate via Skype regularly - as do our wives.
We also use FaceTime from time to time.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By scumdog
Most of my later posts have been on Anything Goes...

Most of my later posts have been on Anything Goes so I guess you miss them even though most involve trips in our '66 Town Landau!
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