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Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion Today, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By scumdog
Most of my later posts have been on Anything Goes...

Most of my later posts have been on Anything Goes so I guess you miss them even though most involve trips in our '66 Town Landau!
Forum: Our Rides 01-08-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By scumdog
Talking They look flash Bill, a credit to your...

They look flash Bill, a credit to your car-grooming skills!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-26-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By scumdog
Yep, nothing like that first 'legal' drive...

Yep, nothing like that first 'legal' drive huh?

Well done and enjoy some cruising.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-24-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By scumdog
It's 7:15 Christmas morning here so Merry...

It's 7:15 Christmas morning here so Merry Christmas to all you Thunderbirders out there!
Overcast but fine and 70F, just nice.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-20-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By scumdog
It cost me NZ $1055 to get the two bumpers and...

It cost me NZ $1055 to get the two bumpers and the chrome strip above the windscreen chromed.
And that was on my 1964 105E Anglia! (Google one to see their size)

So your prices seem pretty...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-17-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By scumdog
Great stuff Ray, I really enjoyed it! And the...

Great stuff Ray, I really enjoyed it!

And the footwork of the lead singer was pretty flash. (Downunder for great)
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-08-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By scumdog
Wow! Who would have expected snow in that part of...

Wow! Who would have expected snow in that part of Texas!
Cool pics though.
Whereas two days ago here in NZ I was sweating copiously on my Harley with the dash thermometer constantly hovering between...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-07-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By scumdog
What the heck's with that massive...

What the heck's with that massive centre-console???

(Amongst all the other 'what the hecks')
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-05-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By scumdog
Man I feel for you Aussie car guys. I though we...

Man I feel for you Aussie car guys. I though we Kiwis had it bad but it NOTHING like Aussie.
My hobbies are guns/hunting, motorcycles and hot-rods/classic vehicles and I'd be screwed with all those...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-28-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By scumdog
From my memory (which has been known to be faulty...

From my memory (which has been known to be faulty at times!) I used thick thread and the shank of a pop-rivet to hold the spring high enough that it wasn't putting pressure on the brush.
Once the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-22-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By scumdog
'Ute' is short for utility, a name/description...

'Ute' is short for utility, a name/description that in the early days was applied to any pick-up truck based on a car body/frame I.e Ranchero type vehicles, F100s etc were still known as pick-ups...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-21-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By scumdog
Quite a few American and English cars used to be...

Quite a few American and English cars used to be cute down into 'utes' way back years ago, Pontiac Laurentians, Ford Anglian etc. (mainly due to a relative shortage of utes at the time)

Now Japanese...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,337
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: 296
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: 1,740
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: 562
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: 241
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: 432
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: 432
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: 432
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: 22
Views: 803
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: 690
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: 301
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: 393
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: 444
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...
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