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Forum: Anything Goes! 09-30-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By tarps3
That's interesting but perhaps it's a somewhat...

That's interesting but perhaps it's a somewhat unfair coparison.

The '59 is much wider and therefore its engine mass doesn't encounter the '09 in a comparable location.

If you look at the video,...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-27-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,047
Posted By tarps3
Well you know how I feel about that issue and how...

Well you know how I feel about that issue and how others would like this to be strictly a "technical site" without what they term "chit-chat".

I don't care about that attitude - I have a shop...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,047
Posted By tarps3
Tim I owned a '64 Galaxie for many, many years...

Tim

I owned a '64 Galaxie for many, many years and performed an EXTENSIVE restoration on it.

It was in my family for over 24 years. I've owned a couple of them actually.
I love the '60...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,745
Posted By tarps3
Now aren't all these replies 'off topic' too...

Now aren't all these replies 'off topic' too since this started out as a "rant"? So let's rant!

just sayin...

Anyway, I think I'm pretty much done here.
I've been posting for many years - before a...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-10-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,745
Posted By tarps3
:p:rolleyes::cool::o:):D;):mad::confused::( there...

:p:rolleyes::cool::o:):D;):mad::confused::(

there...i think that's all of 'em.


lighten up folks.
Forum: Advertisements 08-07-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,132
Posted By tarps3
sounds familiar... after going thru 2 BRAND NEW...

sounds familiar...
after going thru 2 BRAND NEW repro tanks I finally took the last one to a local radiator shop.

they did the same thing as yours:
take it apart and re-solder all the seams. Both...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,985
Posted By tarps3
i bet it will get better gas mileage! and it's...

i bet it will get better gas mileage!

and it's definitely easier to work on.

Good job Ray!

now THAT'S a custom TBIRD!!!:D
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,516
Posted By tarps3
if you bypass the resistor, you are feeding a...

if you bypass the resistor, you are feeding a full 12 volts to the coil.

If you're using the stock coil, it's designed to accept much less than that and you run the risk of burning out the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-05-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By tarps3
people often do things like that for the sole...

people often do things like that for the sole purpose of being noticed or looked at.

When they get mad at you for looking, just say:
"what? you didn't get enough attention from your mommy"?

Usually...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,170
Posted By tarps3
I've used copper gaskets on any 352's and 390's...

I've used copper gaskets on any 352's and 390's I've owned and they seem to work well.

Several places carry them:
JC Whitney, Summit, etc.

About $25 a pair if I remember correctly.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-05-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By tarps3
Mike, Those rear quarter windows are almost...

Mike,

Those rear quarter windows are almost impossible to adjust correctly.
I've seen perfectly restored cars with the same gap you are talking about beween the rear and front glass.

I tried for...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-04-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By tarps3
ummmmm..... EEEWWWW!!!!

ummmmm.....

EEEWWWW!!!!
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-04-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By tarps3
very good!!! Gotta remember that one!

very good!!!
Gotta remember that one!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,814
Posted By tarps3
hey, if it was easy, ANYONE could do it. The...

hey, if it was easy, ANYONE could do it.

The meaningful things are often the most difficult.
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-30-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,632
Posted By tarps3
you are right about the man-made...

you are right about the man-made sponges.

However, the natural sponges work great!
That's what I use. They get extremely soft when wet and won't take off anything but grime and dirt.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,526
Posted By tarps3
yes - I'm a true renaissance...

yes - I'm a true renaissance man.:rolleyes:

funny thing - chicks don't seem interested when I try to dazzle them with my concrete knowledge - go figure:)
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-30-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,526
Posted By tarps3
Actually mortar has very little strength and its...

Actually mortar has very little strength and its primary purpose is to allow leveling of the masonry wall (and to fill gaps between the blocks). It adds nothing to the strength of the wall/block...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-29-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By tarps3
sounds like the cops in my...

sounds like the cops in my area...:mad::mad:
Insecure men on steroids shouldn't be given a gun.

gotta get myself a bull I guess!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-23-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By tarps3
the gaskets are correct. search for those...

the gaskets are correct.
search for those previous posts and they explain it.
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-21-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By tarps3
they ought to throw folks in jail for texting...

they ought to throw folks in jail for texting (typing!) while driving.

It's akin to negligent manslaughter.

I ride a motorcycle several days out of the week and I can't count the number of times...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,115
Posted By tarps3
your stock wiring should have a wire coming from...

your stock wiring should have a wire coming from the other side of the ballast resistor to the + side of the coil instead of the "new wire" I'm showing.

I think that's the wire you said had fallen...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-21-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By tarps3
my office is near a college campus. Those pics...

my office is near a college campus.

Those pics remind me of what I can expect in about another month around here....

texting+driving the fast new car you received for graduating high school+not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-21-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,115
Posted By tarps3
here is a very crude drawing of what I was...

here is a very crude drawing of what I was talking about.
The ceramic ballast resistor can be removed from the circuit.

it is only there to protect the "stock coil".
If you have a Flamethrower coil,...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-20-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,960
Posted By tarps3
I like the 'in-progress' pic best...the one...

I like the 'in-progress' pic best...the one showing the pinstripping before adding the gold infill.

I'm sort of a minimalist so maybe that's why the gold infill turns me off somewhat. Still very...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-20-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By tarps3
Hey! they weren't that rusty - only surface...

Hey! they weren't that rusty - only surface rust!:D:D:D
right Ray?;)

(I sent those wheels to Ray as a 'thank you' for his work on the site).

They do look much better after sandblasting and...
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