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Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By scumdog
So what did you end up using to seal the header...

So what did you end up using to seal the header flanges to the exhaust ports?
Forum: Events 11-13-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 167
Posted By scumdog
Cool cars - aparr from the T- bucket type cars...

Cool cars - aparr from the T- bucket type cars having fenders ( and the licence plates of course!) it could easily be a NZ car show.

I noticed the red F100 still has its wipers in the left hand...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-11-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,391
Posted By scumdog
I live in a town of a bit over 4,000 people on...

I live in a town of a bit over 4,000 people on the other side of the world and I use a local tyre shop and have never had issues getting tyres fitted to any rims ranging from the standard T-bird rims...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 453
Posted By scumdog
Old original transmissons need the type F but...

Old original transmissons need the type F but recently rebuilt ones have different face material on the friction surfaces and modern fluids can be used with them.
Or so I'm led to believe.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-29-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By scumdog
Yep, the glovebox lid was the clue for me to come...

Yep, the glovebox lid was the clue for me to come to that decision too.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By scumdog
For my 385 series motors (460 429) I use an old...

For my 385 series motors (460 429) I use an old distributor with the drive gear removed, I have a section of steel that locks in place where the rotor arm fitted ( you could weld a nut onto it) and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-28-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By scumdog
Further to that, if storing the motor for some...

Further to that, if storing the motor for some time it is a good idea to back off the rockers/rocker gear until all valves are shut.
It will save your valve springs, no valves will be stuck open -...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By scumdog
Also check none of the valves are stuck open...

Also check none of the valves are stuck open before spinning the motor!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By scumdog
Ditto!

Just to add to what Dave said: in my younger days when getting around in a '4& F1 which was all original right down to the 6 volt system I used to at times refit the battery incorrectly after...
Forum: 1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By scumdog
Are those axle flanges welded on?

Are those axle flanges welded on?
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By scumdog
It appears your fuel line run all the way around...

It appears your fuel line run all the way around to the rear of your carb and around it to the front whereas on my '66 it runs up from the fuel pump, heads behind the distributor and curves directly...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By scumdog
Talking Any one that never needs repairs, fixing or...

Any one that never needs repairs, fixing or adjusting!
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-18-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By scumdog
Talking Sorry Ray, I just thought everybody was joking...

Sorry Ray, I just thought everybody was joking about the 'trailer hitch'

It seemed pretty ohvious to me it was the suspension of something like a a squarebird or similar.
A very badly mutilated...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-17-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By scumdog
Talking My eyes!

Ah, so the engineering talent scouts have been in my workshop!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,768
Posted By scumdog
Well done Randy and great that Dave can help...

Well done Randy and great that Dave can help you.

You remind me of myself with all that thrashing around and huffing an grunting, ah the delights of getting older!!

Oh and your 'workshop' is not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-12-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By scumdog
If I leave my '66 for more than three weeks...

If I leave my '66 for more than three weeks between use I have to crank it for 10-15 seconds before fuel fills the carb, I guess the fuel just evaporates?

The rest of the time it cranks right up on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-12-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By scumdog
Dead right! I did not use any gaskets on the...

Dead right!

I did not use any gaskets on the face of the manifolds, just a thin smear of copper hi-temp RTV.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-08-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By scumdog
Good post, it sums up my experience with...

Good post, it sums up my experience with timing!
And my opinion re manifold vacuum.

IMHO: I believe if the motor just pings a little under heavy load you're pretty much on the button with your...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-07-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,807
Posted By scumdog
Love that flash paint job Sean, that style is...

Love that flash paint job Sean, that style is very suited to a squarebird and the chrome rims and whitewalls just finish it off.
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-05-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By scumdog
Sad times indeed and he was so young too.

Sad times indeed and he was so young too.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-02-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By scumdog
I would recommend you consider buying a second...

I would recommend you consider buying a second Pertonix kit and carrying it in the trunk.

When these things die they do so without warning.

(Or at least carry a good set of points and a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-02-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By scumdog
Maybe internal wear in the nss itself?

Maybe internal wear in the nss itself?
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By scumdog
I forgot to add in the excitement of discovering...

I forgot to add in the excitement of discovering the reason the CVR that I checked my instrument panel was grounded last night, It definitely was so I can cross that one off.
I also checked and it...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By scumdog
Check your battery if fully charged, I have a...

Check your battery if fully charged, I have a window that stays down if the battery voltage is low but works fine when the engine is running. (It took me a while to figure that one out!)
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By scumdog
An update to the CVR saga - I used that CVR and...

An update to the CVR saga - I used that CVR and it worked for a short while them died.
So I adopted a Simplyconnected mentality and decided to diagnose the problem this evening after work.

It turned...
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