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A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

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A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by rhinosoft on Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:57 pm

Hi All,

I have not been on this forum before, did not know about it until Dave sent me a link a few weeks ago. Good to see you fella's on here, I don't really like sharing the other forum with Chevvy owners Ha Ha, just joking...or am i? pig pale 

Since I gave up posting on Jets/Renegades I have been updating my build and adding comments on the US Vintage Thunderbird Forum, which has heaps of people and hits as you would know.

I have my car running again now and just fine tuning it, hope to have it out and about soon.

These are some of the things I have done over the last 12 months:

- rebuilt engine, 390 .30th over
- edelbrock heads/manifold
- roller camshaft
- hydroboost brake system (due to no vacuumn after engine tweaks)
- holley 670 street avenger (currently tuning it up to suit engine)
- front end alignment - bloody idiots don't know how to set camber/caster these days so still a work in progress

I may also replace the wire wheels with some nice Cragar or Schott wheels, anyone interested in 15" wire wheels with near new tyres which fit a 65/66 tbird and probably 61-64, not sure. Yeah, I have disc brakes off a 66'

Here is the carb I am working on, see the little screw, I think that controls the secondary idle adjustment. I will be playing around with that next.




Graeme


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Re: A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by 1965tbird on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:01 pm

Im happy to do the alignment for you

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Re: A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by starbird on Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:18 pm

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Re: A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by rhinosoft on Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:29 pm

No Pictures - I have been banned from posting pictures for 7 days apparently. On Parole Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad 

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Re: A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by BulletBird on Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:38 pm

Welcome Graeme , good to see you come over and spice things up.lol! 
Cheers Arthur.
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Re: A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by DaveG on Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:53 pm

Hi & Welcome Graeme
Sorry about not being able to post pics.....not aimed at you just some fools wanna stuff it up for everyone so had to go with the 7 day thing to stop the spammers.
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Re: A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by DaveG on Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:18 pm

The work you've done to your engine sounds really interesting. Hope it all works out as it should this time. I think either of those wheel choices will work really well. I'm looking at doing the same to mine cragar SS i think. I'm just in the process of lifting mine up approx 1~11/2" all round. Be good to see yours on the road again. most haven't seen your car so i think i'll rerun yours as car of the Month.
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Re: A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by rhinosoft on Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:57 pm

Hi Dave, sounds good - those schott wheels cost a heap but Are so nice. I love the edelbrock heads but they had to be thread-serted because threads were stuffed. .. All of them. They are cast in China but machined in USA according to my man here.
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Re: A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by DaveG on Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:11 pm

Edelbrock heads cast in China, it's a real sign of the times hey.
Good luck with it mate.
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Re: A Belated hi from Rhinosoft with a 62' Thunderbird

Post by Giobus on Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:51 pm

Hi Graeme,

Welcome to the forum, it's good to see the car is in its final stages.

See you on the road soon:D 

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