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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 11:11 AM
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Posted By pbf777
If I may ask, what is the intended goal? ...

If I may ask, what is the intended goal?

Scott.
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-20-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By pbf777
Can't see the cylinder heads clearly enough, but,...

Can't see the cylinder heads clearly enough, but, I would say a big block Chevrolet with Ford Cleveland type valve covers grafted on. ;)

Do I win the free prize? DO I, Do I, DO I????

To bad...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-17-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By pbf777
I'm not sure I would use the word "efficient"...

I'm not sure I would use the word "efficient" with this devise, but, with a large enough unit, one would surely have a "run-a-way" train on their hands no doubt!

As far as any true commercial...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-16-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By pbf777
Look at the u-tube video, look at the small tire...

Look at the u-tube video, look at the small tire diameter on the go-cart, and consider the vehicle speed (watch that thing go!); what speed are those tires rated for? :eek:

Scott.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-16-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By pbf777
Well......? Apparently, there were some loss of...

Well......? Apparently, there were some loss of life incidents attributed to the use of the product.

If you Google it, look at the go-cart installations! Now that's relatively high on the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-16-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By pbf777
Yeah sure!:D The manufacturing facility for...

Yeah sure!:D

The manufacturing facility for these units was only two miles or less from our shop, on Kent St. I believe, in Orlando, Florida.

There were several different sizes (H.P.)...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-12-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By pbf777
The "pinion angle" is determined by establishing...

The "pinion angle" is determined by establishing the differential angle of the output shaft of the transmission and the input shaft/pinion shaft of the differential. The as measured angle of the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-18-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By pbf777
I believe we have been over this territory...

I believe we have been over this territory previously, so I will only state: In my opinion, the "Y"-Block was a fine engine as engineered, in the context of it's time. But it does suffer from design...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-18-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By pbf777
I'm not so sure I'd say :confused: that the...

I'm not so sure I'd say :confused: that the T-Bird & full-size vehicles such as Fairlane "shared the same frame" w/ only "a few outriggers were moved", as I feel this might be an oversimplification...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-18-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By pbf777
I believe your T-Bird would have the...

I believe your T-Bird would have the "small-bearing" size, and perhaps a double check vs. disassembly and measuring (best) is to establish that your unit has 3/8" dia. "T-bolts" w/ 9/16" hex...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-13-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By pbf777
I believe the original component consisted of a...

I believe the original component consisted of a "rattle-cap" vent device screwed into the housing on the driver's side tube towards the top and angled somewhat rearward. The original is somewhat...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-13-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By pbf777
I wouldn't empty the entire can into the housing,...

I wouldn't empty the entire can into the housing, but it would be fine to use, as it will evaporate into the atmosphere thru the now open vent fairly quickly, particularly with the heat created in...
Forum: FE Engines 12-06-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By pbf777
The date code as cast in the block may be found...

The date code as cast in the block may be found on the external surface above the pan rail and below the oil filter adapter (left/driver's side). Often caked in sludge deposits and even once cleaned...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By pbf777
Often suspension components, such as control...

Often suspension components, such as control arms, are positioned within it's receiver mount by the relative press location/positioning of the bushings within the subject component; meaning the arms,...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,310
Posted By pbf777
Keep in mind, this value may also include...

Keep in mind, this value may also include clearance sums in the camshaft drive to distributor driven gears including an end thrust sum in each, and other clearances present within the distributor...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-13-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,746
Posted By pbf777
They did try the strap around the tire to no...

They did try the strap around the tire to no avail. They theorized the tire was stored in such a fashion as to compress it's width. Dean[/QUOTE]


Yes, if the tires have been stored stacked,...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 11-06-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,722
Posted By pbf777
I will have to ask about the oil pan. [/QUOTE] ...

I will have to ask about the oil pan. [/QUOTE]


Just a few topics for your inquiry if you wish:

What is the intended capacity of the currently installed oil pan?

...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-06-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,746
Posted By pbf777
Where is the concern? ................... Again,...

Where is the concern? ................... Again, I wouldn't worry about it until you come to that bridge.Dave[/QUOTE]

............OR DITCH!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

Scott.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-04-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,746
Posted By pbf777
I'm not looking at the damage to the tire, but...

I'm not looking at the damage to the tire, but particularly, any obvious visual external damage to a tire's sidewall or as described bead surface is to be reviewed with concern. When considering what...
Forum: Golde Top (Sunroof) Forum 11-02-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,722
Posted By pbf777
Congratulations on your efforts with this...

Congratulations on your efforts with this project! :)

Love the individual runner stack intake system! Perhaps this manifold is of a plenum design vs. I.R.? What are the throttle bore diameters?...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By pbf777
I admit, I don't get out much, but at the...

I admit, I don't get out much, but at the airports around here, they have maned fuel trucks which deliver the fuel to the planes on the tarmac; not fuel pump stations in which one taxi's their plane...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-17-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By pbf777
Yes, generally one would want to mount the...

Yes, generally one would want to mount the electric pump (universal/remote/inline) to the rear of the vehicle as these units are more efficient at pushing fuel vs. siphoning; as close to the tank as...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By pbf777
The difficulty has to do with the intended...

The difficulty has to do with the intended application or use of the fuel, not the actual act of the transfer/sale from vender to end user. Selling one gallon (or less, generally) containers of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-14-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By pbf777
Well, I guess YOU just lack any extensive...

Well, I guess YOU just lack any extensive personal experience in purchasing fuels not intended or approved for "street" use, for consumption in your personal street driven automobile. My intention...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-13-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By pbf777
Note that "100 octane airplane gasoline" is not...

Note that "100 octane airplane gasoline" is not available for automotive applications particularly if known to be used on the streets of the good old U.S.A., per E.P.A. & the road tax collector. ...
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