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Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-16-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,219
Posted By ozbird
Feedback

Hi - just forgot to mention that the guys from Sanderson replied to my idea, in short FORGET IT.

So far its been fine for a few months and no leaks yet.

Graeme
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-05-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,219
Posted By ozbird
Hi ScumDog, Here is what I wrote ::: While I...

Hi ScumDog,

Here is what I wrote :::
While I have this in mind, check the link. I wonder if this stuff would be good to use in conjunction with the silicone? Thinking outside the box, 2mm cord stuck...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-05-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,219
Posted By ozbird
Got my headers

Hi All,

Just a few updates for you.

Got the engine mocked up in the engine bay - so far so good, went in with no major issues. Sanderson have come up with the goods here, I don't need to do any...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-01-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,219
Posted By ozbird
Headers

Hi there,

I have a set of Coated Sanderson headers coming over to Australia - will report back once installed.

cheers

Graeme
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-11-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By ozbird
I have a 62' hardtop, this is how I removed the...

I have a 62' hardtop, this is how I removed the rear seat:

- remove the seat base (the part you sit on) by squatting above the seat in the middle, reach down either side under the front section and...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-03-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By ozbird
I have a 62' and it has 66 disc brakes, direct...

I have a 62' and it has 66 disc brakes, direct bolt on with lower control arms and stub axle off the 66'.

Upper arms, ball joints and possibly spring length will be different between 62' and 63' but...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,569
Posted By ozbird
My car had the same long snout starter but I...

My car had the same long snout starter but I replaced it with a short starter from a later model. Only thing different is I removed the rubber mount as its not needed.

Graeme
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-20-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By ozbird
C4 would not be strong enough to manage the...

C4 would not be strong enough to manage the torque of the FE engine, at least without lots of work.

Stick with the tried and true C6.

Graeme
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-20-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By ozbird
Talking It will, drive shaft is direct swap. Check the...

It will, drive shaft is direct swap.

Check the link below and the image gallery on that link for lots of tips.

http://www.mediamulch.com/C6swap.html

Graeme
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,941
Posted By ozbird
look here for a starting point, my 62' with air...

look here for a starting point, my 62' with air is very similar to this one. Read the text as the cars without air are a little different they...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-24-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,825
Posted By ozbird
Red face Hi Mark, bit of a bummer but not the end the...

Hi Mark,

bit of a bummer but not the end the world, I am up to my 3rd engine build!

First, the power steering pump, if you had a leak it would have sprayed a very fine mist over the engine bay..all...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-20-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,941
Posted By ozbird
Done Both

Hi Mark,

I have tackled both things on my 62'.

- seat skirts, you need one of those pick tools, like here...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-14-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By ozbird
Red face Hi Mike, I have a 62 so pretty much the same as...

Hi Mike,

I have a 62 so pretty much the same as your car. You will see photos and threads about connecting heater hoses to the carb plate etc but mine is simple since the plate was long gone.

One...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-20-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By ozbird
Smile Hi, happy to help, actually the switch is the...

Hi,

happy to help, actually the switch is the windscreen wiper switch, located in the dashboard under the gauges. Turn once to the right for low speed and once again for high speed. Press in to get...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By ozbird
Question Hi, I have a 62; as well, it has working...

Hi,

I have a 62; as well, it has working washers. All I have to do to activate them is press in the windscreen washer switch and it starts up the pump. (I have not used it much, hmmm, or was it turn...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-22-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,051
Posted By ozbird
Hi Larry, why do you ask, if it works then move...

Hi Larry,

why do you ask, if it works then move on? If not, take it back and ask again.

graeme
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-14-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By ozbird
Just a thought, if the car now has a 61' block...

Just a thought, if the car now has a 61' block then the alternator from a 66 will not bolt right in. The reason is the boss is not drilled in a 61/62 block. You will have to fabricate a bracket or...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-14-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By ozbird
Please refer to this page and the site in...

Please refer to this page and the site in general, should assist in some areas at least.

http://www.tbirdgarage.com/Site_2/Technical_Details/Technical_Details.html

Graeme
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-10-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,224
Posted By ozbird
Hi Joe, you have scored some extra special...

Hi Joe,

you have scored some extra special treatment, I knew about most of the facts that Alan responded with but could not have documented them as well.

I have just recently put on a new exhaust,...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,224
Posted By ozbird
hi Joe, please check your workshop manual, from...

hi Joe,

please check your workshop manual, from memory there are schematics of the different exhaust layouts.

Graeme
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-31-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,388
Posted By ozbird
Hi Warren, I used : BOLT BLACK 5/16"-24 x 1"...

Hi Warren,

I used :
BOLT BLACK 5/16"-24 x 1" FLANGE HEAD, DOG POINT

but the hood had been off the car before so they may have been changed. Check the trunk bolts, they were the same on my...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-27-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,388
Posted By ozbird
Normal engine oil or lithium grease applied at...

Normal engine oil or lithium grease applied at regular intervals. Not too much as it will run over your paint!

Don't rely on WD40, that will displace what ever lubricant you have already applied....
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-17-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By ozbird
Hi John, 8 times might flood the engine,...

Hi John,

8 times might flood the engine, depending on the carb. I have a Holley Street Avenger 670cfm on my car and pressing pedal to floor once and starting without holding down pedal works for me....
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-30-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,971
Posted By ozbird
Hi Larry, good to hear that you have had a good...

Hi Larry,

good to hear that you have had a good result with the new engine.

With the problem with horn blowing when wiggling wires, sounds more like a short or pinched wire somewhere. It has to be...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-26-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,971
Posted By ozbird
Smile Brakes?

Hi Larry,

can you please rephrase your question, that way you will give us a chance to give you a decent answer? Please don't add another message, add to this thread.

Graeme:cool:
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