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Forum: Anything Goes! 10-07-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 52
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 319
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, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
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, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
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, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
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, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
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, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
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, 02:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,422
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, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
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, 04:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,437
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, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
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, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
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...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-28-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By scumdog
Talking That sounds great but I’ll leave it to Ray to...

That sounds great but I’ll leave it to Ray to decide what fun places we will visit!, maybe he has already got the Riverwalk on the list!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By scumdog
Off topic but I cannot believ how long and more...

Off topic but I cannot believ how long and more importantly, skinny those starter relay and ground wires are on a Squarebird!

My Flairbird ones are probably not any different in diameter but seem to...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 08-25-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,998
Posted By scumdog
Oops!

On the second line of my post ‘beaker’ should be ‘bracket’!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-23-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By scumdog
For what it's worth the 429 in my '55 F00 is...

For what it's worth the 429 in my '55 F00 is (from memory!) an Isky 270.

It has a Torker intake and 780 Holley.

I get good gas mileage on the highway, it hauls from idle BUT it is as hot a cam as I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,289
Posted By scumdog
Amongst other things check that the channel that...

Amongst other things check that the channel that the trunk weatherstrip fits into has not rusted through underneath where it is not obvious, a flashlight and mirror might assist with this.

Of course...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,422
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: 188
Views: 5,781
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: 191
Views: 4,289
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 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 08-07-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,998
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: 191
Views: 4,289
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: 136
Views: 26,437
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: 600
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.
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