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  • simplyconnected
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    Originally posted by NYsquarebird58 View Post
    ...I just don't know anyone locally that could help out...
    Heyyyyyyyyyy... How bout MONIKA!!!

    I mean, if she truuuuly loves you.... (LOL)

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  • Astrowing
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    Sorry to hear about the injury. It is a good reminder to all of us to be careful and double-think what we're fixing to do before we do it. Hoping for a speedy recovery!

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  • NYsquarebird58
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    Mike, thanks for the kind words.

    Ray, I was thinking about that, but I just don't know anyone locally that could help out. All I have left on the brakes is to mount the booster, MC, proportioning valve, plum the hard lines and do a brake job on the rear drums. I really wanted this bird ready for the June 10 car show. That car show is actually the reason why I went searching for a project car and came across a T-Bird. I hate missing deadlines. One way or another I'll get this bird there (even if I got to push it)

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  • YellowRose
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    NYsquarebird58's Brake System Overhaul and Disc Brake Conversion

    Hi Marcelo, I see you got the word on what they are going to do about that finger. Also that you will be out of commission for awhile as for working on your Tbird until you heal up. That is to bad because I know you wanted to get her on the road. Is there anyone close to you that could do the work for you while you supervised? That would be nice if there were. Don't push it though because you do want that finger to heal as best as it can.

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    Surgery ...

    Sorry to hear about your injury. The harder you work at the PT the better your range of motion will be. the bird will be there when you heal up. Now you will have time to spend thinking up new projects for her. Cheers, Mike

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  • NYsquarebird58
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    UPDATE: Saw a specialist today; going in for surgery on Wednesday. They're going to remove the bone fragment, attach the tendon and insert a temporary steel rod to immobilize the joint for 6-8 weeks. After that, it's physical therapy. The doc says that once healed, I should regain 95% of the mobility back, but it'll take some time. He also said that I wont be wrenching on the T-Bird anytime soon Bummer.............

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  • NYsquarebird58
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    Here's a pic of the new booster and jeep bracket mated to the master cylinder. I have a chrome one, but decided it stood out to much in my engine compartment, so I picked up a zinc coated booster.

    (big thanks to lawyercalif for the jeep bracket)

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  • NYsquarebird58
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    Originally posted by Mickfly70 View Post
    Marcelo, Sounds like she is a keeper. Not referring to "Lucille the Punisher" either.

    I went to the ER this week too but is was to put 4 stitches in our 2 1/2 yr olds head. Just happened to be driving home in the tbird when I got the call so that was the vehicle I used to drive to the hospital.

    Get better soon so you can get back to work showing us graphically how to put disks on our rides.
    "Lucille the Punisher" - I LIKE it!

    Sorry about the baby; hope he or she wasn't in too much pain. Sometimes going to the hospital is the scariest part. I was terrified as a kid and even as an adult I'm not a big fan.

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  • Mickfly70
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    Marcelo, Sounds like she is a keeper. Not referring to "Lucille the Punisher" either.

    I went to the ER this week too but is was to put 4 stitches in our 2 1/2 yr olds head. Just happened to be driving home in the tbird when I got the call so that was the vehicle I used to drive to the hospital.

    Get better soon so you can get back to work showing us graphically how to put disks on our rides.

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  • NYsquarebird58
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    Thanks guys!! The most frustrating thing about this, is not knowing when I can get back to the T-Bird. Iíve got a month until the big car show and I still have plenty to do. Iím not gonna push it though; I want this to heal right.

    Thankfully my girlfriend was right inside (sheís the best). We rushed over to the ER and she was by my side through it all (even when they were stitching me up). When we got back, it was dark and I still had all my tools and parts strewn about on the driveway just the way I left them. She put them all away for me and went around with a flash light to make sure nothing was left behind.

    Iíll keep you guys posted; hopefully the specialist gives me good news tomorrow.

    (Dave, Iíll be calling you tonight when I get back from the Christening.)

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    (Quote) Hey Richard, did Christine ever send you to the hospital???
    Marcelo's car needs a gang sign and an infamous name like,
    Dave (QUOTE)

    Hey Marcelo,
    Hope everything is OK! These old girls (Thunderbirds) have a bad tendency of bitting especially if they think you are spending to much time with another women!
    Richard D. Hord

    P.S. Dave, "Christine" has bit a couple of times but just a bite!

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  • simplyconnected
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    Originally posted by NYsquarebird58 View Post
    Had a little bit of a setback working on the T-bird today... I fractured a piece off of my joint,..
    OMG! That IS serious, Marcelo. Was GF with you taking the pic's? I hope she was. Women have that certain special ability to make it feel better.

    I'm sorry to hear about your injury. Take things slow and follow your doctor's instructions. I kind of figured something was awry because you didn't call me today. I didn't know you stuck your finger in the wrong hole.

    I KNEW I should have bought an expensive camera like yours. Mine doesn't have the all-important, 'X-Ray' feature, like yours. Good pics and good job.

    Can you tell where on the caliper your new wheel is hitting? It should clear all the way like Ray's and Howard's. Maybe you have 'casting flash' that's sticking up, but I don't know.

    Hey Richard, did Christine ever send you to the hospital???
    Marcelo's car needs a gang sign and an infamous name like,

    The Punisher.


    Sorry, Marcelo. I had to go there... 'Here, you hold this while I hit it with a hammer...' - Dave

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  • YellowRose
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    NYsquarebird58's Brake System Overhaul and Disc Brake Conversion

    Marcelo, I am sorry to hear about your injury. I hope that you will heal quickly and be able to get back to working on the conversion. As was said, mind the Doc and do not try to do to much to soon. That conversion will wait until you are able to get back to it again safely. What you have accomplished is looking good though!

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  • lawyercalif
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    Sorry to hear about your injury. It's real easy to get distracted and get hurt. I've done it more times than I care to remember. Let's hope you heal quick and get back to those brakes soon.

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  • Jimz Bird
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    Mannnnnnnnn wadda ya doin', eh?

    After going through this back thing I know just how you feel.

    Annoyed, but like big time annoyed. It is just something to slow you down but you'll get back to it. It IS aggravating.

    Now, (just like everyone "hounds" me) do what the doc says and don't push it too much even though you want to.

    That about sums it up, eh?

    But on to better things. You're making great progress and this is bound to be a great resource thread.

    Take care and if I didn't mention it - Mind the Doc

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