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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-05-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By Fireball
I built mine with leds, none of them visible...

I built mine with leds, none of them visible without crawling under the dash. The blue portion can easily be switched to red or green just simply connecting another wire into feed, and if you look...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 02-02-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,174
Posted By Fireball
Valve stem seals

Todays task was to change stem seals, these were my key to success. I made an adapter from old sparkplug to pressurize the...
Forum: Our Rides 02-02-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,328
Posted By Fireball
How do you like my new interior lights, kinda...

How do you like my new interior lights, kinda spooky?

http://images108.fotki.com/v1623/photos/1/924051/11313810/photo-vi.jpg
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-30-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By Fireball
Awesome set, thanks for sharing

Awesome set, thanks for sharing
Forum: Our Rides 01-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,328
Posted By Fireball
I'm quite happy of the result after two weekends...

I'm quite happy of the result after two weekends effort in my engine...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 01-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,456
Posted By Fireball
I decided to build an PCV valve controlled...

I decided to build an PCV valve controlled system. Here you can see the 90 degree nipple replacing the stock draft tube, and the other end will go via PCV valve to designated port in my Edelbrock...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 01-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,456
Posted By Fireball
Thanks Howard, that tube is missing. I crawled...

Thanks Howard, that tube is missing. I crawled under my car and there's an approx. 1" 3/8" hole in the block but no tube. That solves one mystery where the smoke was coming last summer. I might just...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 01-06-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,456
Posted By Fireball
Crankcase ventilation?

Please show me your 1960 430 MEL ventilation setup, my car has only a breather filler cap and I wonder was there originally something more to it that someone has ripped off during the years?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-05-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By Fireball
If my memory serves correctly, some years need a...

If my memory serves correctly, some years need a special tool and some can be done with regular compressors. Try searching the forums it must have been discussed here.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-14-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By Fireball
Found an innovation in my fuel tank

Some previous owner has been really creative with the fuel sender float, neat idea I must say.

http://images107.fotki.com/v70/photos/1/924051/11313810/0232-vi.jpg
Forum: Special Announcements 12-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,001
Posted By Fireball
My copy arrived today to snowy Finland. Thanks...

My copy arrived today to snowy Finland. Thanks Ray for choosing our puppy as July "girl" :D Bunch of beautiful cars I must say.
Forum: Our Rides 10-31-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,108
Posted By Fireball
Smart moves, both the frame connectors and loop....

Smart moves, both the frame connectors and loop. Now you get more energy put directly towards the rear suspesion and pavement instead of body flex. Caltracks could help some with the upcoming...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-25-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By Fireball
My choice for motel

Neat pic from jalopyjournal site

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/59/225731616_42b03fd006_o.jpg
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 10-25-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,362
Posted By Fireball
BINGO! So afterall my timing was retarded (and so...

BINGO! So afterall my timing was retarded (and so am I). As John said I was still thinking it backwards on the balancer :p

Case closed.
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 10-25-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,362
Posted By Fireball
Thanks for the confirmation of the vacuum John....

Thanks for the confirmation of the vacuum John. The following tech bullet confirms my numbers are "normal". I still need more cigar and beer to figure out why my distributor had to be turned that...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 10-25-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,362
Posted By Fireball
How do you set timing? Vacuum hooked or not?

I'm used to set the timing with vacuum disconnected from distributor. Now my Ford made me wondering if this is the right method on our cars also? There seems to be at least 10 degrees difference on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-24-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 116,474
Posted By Fireball
Such a pleasure to watch someone with the talent...

Such a pleasure to watch someone with the talent to commit into build this deeply. Thumbs up.

I'm waiting to see the chop being done, is the plan to sunk the window deeper into firewall or...
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-24-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Fireball
John got it right, thats what I need. I'll...

John got it right, thats what I need. I'll contact Carl thanks.
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-23-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Fireball
WTB: Just one nut from center console missing

Guys, I'm in need of the chrome nut that holds the vent knob in place on the console. Seen in this picture left side of the round heater control...
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 10-07-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fireball
Thank you so much John, this makes it too easy...

Thank you so much John, this makes it too easy for me.
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 10-07-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fireball
Thanks John, was there any major tinkering with...

Thanks John, was there any major tinkering with distributor vacuum, throttle linkage or fuel line fittings?
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 10-07-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fireball
Carb recommendation?

What carb do you recommend on top of stock 430 MEL? 600 cfm or more, vacuum secondaries or mechanical, Holley or Edelbrock/Carter, manual or electric choke?
Forum: Our Rides 10-05-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,328
Posted By Fireball
Hello Gentlemen Season here is pretty much over...

Hello Gentlemen

Season here is pretty much over so I thought to share my impressions of the first summer behind Squarebird wheel, with some pics if you don't...
Forum: Our Rides 07-08-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,108
Posted By Fireball
Looks like a sleeper to me, very nice job!

Looks like a sleeper to me, very nice job!
Forum: Our Rides 05-12-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,328
Posted By Fireball
Heres more pics of the...

Heres more pics of the show

http://public.fotki.com/LancerSTW/oulu-show-2013/
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