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Forum: Anything Goes! 04-02-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Penelope
Thunderbirds...

And this is the reason for my handle on here, and why my license plates are :

Rgo and Argo

For those of you in the States / Canada if you haven't seen the series, the catch cry was:

"Thunderbirds...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-26-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Penelope
Cheers for the suggestions guys, one weekend when...

Cheers for the suggestions guys, one weekend when Wyldie and I get some time, we are going to try and replicate the problem so that we know exactly what we are dealing with. Much easier to diagnose...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-13-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Penelope
Thanks Dave, I will give this a try and let you...

Thanks Dave, I will give this a try and let you know the outcome.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-13-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Penelope
Thank you guys, I'm not running the Pertronix on...

Thank you guys, I'm not running the Pertronix on this one....yet... and I have swapped coils as that was my first "unqualified" thought. As Michael (Wyldie) knows, auto electrics is all voodoo to me...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-13-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Penelope
Engine cut out

A couple of weekends ago I took one of my T-Birds for a long drive to a car show. The weather was hot, and the entry line to get in was long as usual. Bottom line is the engine cut out. Temperature...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-22-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Penelope
I'm not much of an engineer but my guess would be...

I'm not much of an engineer but my guess would be a whole lot of metal fab, including filling up holes in the block and drilling / tapping new ones OR in the heads maybe, and if thats the way they...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-22-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Penelope
Hi Tom, I think that Holden sedan is a HG as the...

Hi Tom, I think that Holden sedan is a HG as the HK had a metal grille, and that one is plastic (I think). Looked to be a great day though! Was that a small photo bomb in the same shot by a 250...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-18-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Penelope
Aint no holding you back Ray! Sniffed another one...

Aint no holding you back Ray! Sniffed another one out, great work and I cant wait to hear from Walter. I am currently winning the bid on an old gas pump sign with 1 day to go.
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-15-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Penelope
Dan, our resident sniffer dog, yellowrose has...

Dan, our resident sniffer dog, yellowrose has been on the trail as well, and he is drawing a blank on company info as well so we are reliant on someone remembering it.

He has found a gas globe (used...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-14-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Penelope
Thunderbird Gasoline Company

I stumbled across this sign on flea bay and whilst I am sure its a reproduction, it has a date (1959) on it which would be unusual touch for a repro.

I tried to do some research on the interwebs,...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-12-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By Penelope
Thank you all, its a labor of love no doubting...

Thank you all, its a labor of love no doubting that. Collected and picked from all over Australia and the US. Eric, the older of the spark plug testers I got from Detroit. Nearly everything works,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-11-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,355
Posted By Penelope
[QUOTE=Dan Leavens;113095]Bill glad to see that...

[QUOTE=Dan Leavens;113095]Bill glad to see that you sold them and recovered some$$]

Wish I did Dan, one of the neighbours friends was visiting for the wedding the T-Birds did, so I ended up giving...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,355
Posted By Penelope
As an update, my headers have headed off to the...

As an update, my headers have headed off to the land of the long white cloud (North Island sorry Tom) to be fitted to a Mercury Cougar that doesn't have a steering box in the way.

I am told they fit...
Forum: Our Rides 01-09-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Penelope
Cheers Tom, and we were invaded by Kiwi's for the...

Cheers Tom, and we were invaded by Kiwi's for the wedding as our neighbours are ex North Island (Hastings). There were about 20 Kiwi's there from both islands.

Couldn't talk any of them into...
Forum: Our Rides 01-08-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Penelope
Thank you Dan and Ray, cheers for the tips Ray,...

Thank you Dan and Ray, cheers for the tips Ray, I'm on it!!
Forum: Our Rides 01-08-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Penelope
Cheers Chris, the air cons worked very well. The...

Cheers Chris, the air cons worked very well. The '59 got a bit hot but the '60 was fine. Bear in mind I was in Perth city traffic in the middle of a very hot day and I am happy with that result, so...
Forum: Our Rides 01-07-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Penelope
Wedding

I was asked by our good friends and neighbours to use the T-Birds for their daughters wedding. Here are some shots the day before after a scrub up and polish in our back yard. Both performed well and...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-21-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 734
Sticky: Happy Birthday!
Views: 82,267
Posted By Penelope
Thank you gentlemen, it brought me a dinner with...

Thank you gentlemen, it brought me a dinner with my wonderful family and a voucher for Ford Falcon spares for my current project, and a headache today....

I'm happy!
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-05-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Penelope
Spot on Tom, my neighbour is from the Shaky Isles...

Spot on Tom, my neighbour is from the Shaky Isles (North Island) and he is aghast at all the nanny rules we have for everything over here. it just keeps getting worse. I can tell you as an employer I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-04-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Penelope
Asbestos concerns when importing

The latest barrier to Aussies importing cars from the US (and other countries) is upon us. The Border Force department of our Customs service is now hot on all asbestos products being removed from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-17-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Penelope
I would like to get a white '58 with A/C to...

I would like to get a white '58 with A/C to complete the set, then I'd be a happier man:D
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Penelope
Cheers for that Eric, just tried the same thing...

Cheers for that Eric, just tried the same thing with an old engine mount...unsuccessfully. Same story for old rubber tube. I will beat this!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Penelope
I had the same issue on my '60 and permanently...

I had the same issue on my '60 and permanently deleted the mechanical pump when i had the engine rebuilt recently and I installed a Holley "red" electrical fuel pump. Suffice to say that with the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-05-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 301
Sticky: Joke of the Day
Views: 18,263
Posted By Penelope
Joke of the Day

In deference to the note by administrators, here is today's joke of the day, and it is most definitively automobile related. It is the joke of the auto industry in fact...

I give you the Zundapp...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-05-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Penelope
R.I.P Richard, thoughts are with his family.

R.I.P Richard, thoughts are with his family.
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