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Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 09-14-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
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: 108
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: 108
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: 5,225
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: 328
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: 134
Views: 26,003
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: 385
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: 385
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: 362
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: 524
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 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-25-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,733
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: 288
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: 3,946
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: 5,225
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: 143
Views: 4,246
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: 3,946
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 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,733
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: 3,946
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: 134
Views: 26,003
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: 536
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.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,246
Posted By scumdog
I agree, I have one manifold that needed a crack...

I agree, I have one manifold that needed a crack welded up and I refaced it with a file but just to be sure I used some exhaust sealer that looks like toothpaste, (CRC Maniseal from memory), it dries...
Forum: Anything Goes! 08-01-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By scumdog
The only rim failure I’ve had was a front 16” rim...

The only rim failure I’ve had was a front 16” rim on a stock ‘48 F1 pickup.

It was a crack that followed the circumference of the rim, about 5” long.
It was a scary moment as I was entering a curve...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,946
Posted By scumdog
Wow! They sound like New Zealand prices - and our...

Wow!
They sound like New Zealand prices - and our dollar is only worth about 67 US cents!

Persevere, you’ll get there in the end - and you’ve already replaced items that may (or may not!) have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,946
Posted By scumdog
This ‘turning around the distributor cap’ has me...

This ‘turning around the distributor cap’ has me puzzled.

Most caps either only fit one way or 180 degrees around.( I can’t remember which type the Ford FE cap is.)
In any event, as long as the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By scumdog
No but the beer’n’bourbon fund suffers at times!

No but the beer’n’bourbon fund suffers at times!
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