This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #1  
Old 08-16-2012, 11:23 AM
yellow98cobra's Avatar
yellow98cobra yellow98cobra is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: May 28 2012
Posts: 308
yellow98cobra is on a distinguished road
Red face I want to Thank Everyone & Apologize

I want to thank everyone who has responded and assisted me in my repairs to this car, Thank You and Thank the TRL without this I would not have been able to get done what I have so far. Let me apologize for the stupid questions and lack of my mechanical abilities. I am not a mechanic in any sense and reading the manual (which assumes that there is some working knowledge to mechanical repairs) when it goes into hooking up tachometers and pressure gauges (I do not have any of this equipment) throws me for a lose (I hate say it but if I had a tachometer I would not know what to hook it to). I can follow directions when it comes to replacing things IE: fuel tanks, ignition switches and even the springs on the carburetor put making any adjustments to the linkages, idle screws etc... I do not know how to do that. Please donít stop responding to my questions but please keep in mind that I am blank sheet of paper and the more basic and complete instructions you can give me really helps. Thank you again, Eric
__________________
Yellow98Cobra
1960 Thunderbird HT
Data plt# 63A Z 56 15 H 3 4
There are 4 pictures of her here, plus a couple of my namesake.
http://squarebirds.org/yellow98cobra/resized/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-16-2012, 11:41 AM
jopizz's Avatar
jopizz jopizz is online now
Excellent Auto Mechanic for over 40 years.
 
Join Date: Nov 23 2009
Posts: 5,629
jopizz is on a distinguished road
Default

Eric,

No need to apologize. We've all been there at one time.

John
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-16-2012, 03:07 PM
simplyconnected's Avatar
simplyconnected simplyconnected is online now
Slow Typist
 
Join Date: May 26 2009
Posts: 7,599
simplyconnected is on a distinguished road
Default

John is right, we all start knowing nothing. When I was a kid, I had an interest in muscle machines and was very thirsty for as much information as I could get about how an engine worked and how to make one better. Fortunately for me, a guy down the street was putting a 421 super duty in his '64 GTO. I had that guy ****ed for years and we've been friends ever since then. That friendship led to many more restorer friends.

A good way to learn from first hand experience is to join a local club. There is always someone working on their ride, or club members who are willing to help you with yours. Even if you have dyslexia, that doesn't mean you can't become a great mechanic. It just means you probably cannot read instructions.

Squarebirds.org is a very friendly site; a family of members packed full of extensive automotive experience and knowledge. We are willing to help anyone and everyone who genuinely needs or asks for help.

We strongly encourage all Ford owners to buy the Shop Manual and use it. Ford's top engineers wrote these books and they are wonderful for reference but they can't possibly cover everything. You owe it to yourself to read yours and understand as much as you can. If you have a problem with a topic, we are here to help.

Some forum users refuse to buy the book and try to 'save some money' by gleaning as much info from forums as possible. That isn't fair to us and we end up covering the same topics hundreds of times.

We go by the book and support it with additional pictures our members donate. Most questions not in the book are covered within the TRL and our Search function. That is why most 'heavy duty' members don't chime in. They already have... hundreds of times. The info is there for anyone who wants it.

When someone cites a section and page number and you refuse to read it, or ask questions about it, you don't have a Shop Manual. - Dave
__________________
My latest project:
CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
--Lee Iacocca
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-16-2012, 03:07 PM
tbird430's Avatar
tbird430 tbird430 is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Jun 18 2007
Posts: 2,625
tbird430 is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

I agree Eric.

People helping people, that's what we are about. I don't know everything about these fine cars either. I'm always learning something new or forgetting something old... LOL!!

-Jon in TX.
__________________

The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

VTCI Member#6287.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-16-2012, 04:31 PM
frank58 frank58 is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: May 28 2006
Posts: 360
frank58 is on a distinguished road
Default

Eric, please don't apologize, as has been said, we have all been there.
Everyone here really loves to help... no question is stupid, so ask away.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 PM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.