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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 04:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,738
Posted By scumdog
Nah, unless it was marginal to start with you...

Nah, unless it was marginal to start with you wont know the difference, the 600cfm carb should be fine to get you going.
Forum: Anything Goes! Today, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 35
Posted By scumdog
I put 35psi in all round. 215x70x15" on 7" from...

I put 35psi in all round.

215x70x15" on 7" from memory!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-15-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,328
Posted By scumdog
Talking My plans? Summer looms so just doing more miles...

My plans?

Summer looms so just doing more miles in the '66 is what I want to do!

Oh, and now I'm a professional car detailer I hope to get the old girl looking sharper!
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 11-02-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By scumdog
Tried to edit above !!

Tried to edit above !!
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 11-02-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By scumdog
Even in NZ

Even 15,000 miles from the US they are being stripped for parts.....

1965 Thunderbird too rusty to sell as a complete car on Facebook Hot rod Classifieds in NZ, tried to copy and paste but didn't...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 11-02-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By scumdog
Smile Ray, if I had the $$$ I would buy it in a...

Ray, if I had the $$$ I would buy it in a heartbeat!

It would stand out here in NZ like (as they say) a pit-bulls bollocks!
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-30-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By scumdog
What about the abs plastic one piece flex fans?

What about the abs plastic one piece flex fans?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,600
Posted By scumdog
Summit Racing has a packet of six thread chasing...

Summit Racing has a packet of six thread chasing taps for $15:99, might be worth buying a packet?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By scumdog
Talking Only for amateurs! Lol..

Only for amateurs! Lol..
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By scumdog
Based on Holley experience you shouldn’t do the...

Based on Holley experience you shouldn’t do the nut and bolt thing unless you want a big ‘dead spot’ when you put the pedal to the floor.

People frequently look down the carb, wind the throttle open...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,600
Posted By scumdog
Well done! IF the hole you drilled has taken out...

Well done!

IF the hole you drilled has taken out all the EzY-out AND is centred you could try using drill bits of increasing sizes until the last drill is just ‘kissing’ the original thread on the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-17-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By scumdog
Pah! Here it’s NZ $2:50 a litre now, more for 95...

Pah! Here it’s NZ $2:50 a litre now, more for 95 octane and 98 will be climbing past $2:75 a litre I dare say!
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-07-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By scumdog
Nice! Nice scenery and sound track, would have...

Nice!
Nice scenery and sound track, would have loved to have seen even more classic cars - good to see a few motorbikes using that road. (Mrs SD and I both ride Harley’s)
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-03-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 645
Posted By scumdog
I have a similar issue, the fender top indicators...

I have a similar issue, the fender top indicators blink - until I use the brakes, then they ‘pulsate’
I put it down to the extra current drain of the brake lights going on?

The same thing happens if...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By scumdog
I have always used GTX 20-50 in our ‘66...

I have always used GTX 20-50 in our ‘66 Thunderbirds, never had issues regarding its ‘thickness’.
I don’t see an issue with the apparent slow increase in oil pressure, unless it was accompanied by...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-23-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By scumdog
With the leds (l.e.d.s) on my F100 I wired a...

With the leds (l.e.d.s) on my F100 I wired a relay to the headlight switch, the relay supplies power to the leds, I ran the ground-wire for the relay to an on/off switch under the dash.

That way if...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-23-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By scumdog
What a trip!!!

Well we’ve finally stopped travelling long enough for me to respond to Rays initial post. (I blame Yellowbird for being too enthusiastic a tour driver!)

We had a blast with meeting Ray and being...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-14-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By scumdog
I noticed that too - and laughed at your...

I noticed that too - and laughed at your comments!


The green ‘flames’ above the grille doesn’t fit in with the rest of the paint.
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-07-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By scumdog
Hmm, NZ $2:39 a litre for 91 here Chris and $2:50...

Hmm, NZ $2:39 a litre for 91 here Chris and $2:50 a litre in Wanaka. (Popular tourist vacation & skiing destination 3 hours inland from here)
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-06-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By scumdog
Gas price in NZ!

Gas has just gone up in price again, by my calculation the lowest octane gas is just over US$6 for a US gallon, I hate to think what the high octane stuff I use in the Thunderbird costs! (Cost me...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-06-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,720
Posted By scumdog
I simply carry a spare points/condenser set up in...

I simply carry a spare points/condenser set up in the trunk of my Thunderbird ‘just in case’ my Pertonix dies.
The Pertonix in the Mallory twin-point in my F100 did die a few years back so when I...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-06-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By scumdog
Useless info.

Here in NZ a r&p set costs $400+ and you literally only get a ring-gear and pinion!

If made by Zoom etc it would cost even more.
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-02-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 27,209
Posted By scumdog
Talking I love that model of Thunderbird (biased maybe?)...

I love that model of Thunderbird (biased maybe?) and really love that deep, rich blue colour!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-29-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By scumdog
Whoops! Sorry, I neglected to note that it was a...

Whoops!
Sorry, I neglected to note that it was a 430 you were dealing with, my apologies!

(BTW in my defence I’ve never dealt with one of those motors!)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By scumdog
I doubt there is one - all the Ford V8 (except...

I doubt there is one - all the Ford V8 (except for flat-heads) I have dealt with did not have push-rods.
Older Chev V8s do however have one and from memory they can be removed through the hole in the...
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