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Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By johnpaulny
Thank you, very helpful information.

Thank you, very helpful information.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-11-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By johnpaulny
Thanks for reply, I actually don't want a wide...

Thanks for reply, I actually don't want a wide whitewall.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-10-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By johnpaulny
What tires?

Anyone have a suggestion for whitewall tires for a 63 convertible? Coker seems to be common choice but I'm wondering if there is a less expensive, but decent, tire. Thanks
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-28-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By johnpaulny
Thanks. I've seen some info about this as well.

Thanks. I've seen some info about this as well.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-28-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By johnpaulny
Thanks for the reply. It may be the dipstick. I...

Thanks for the reply. It may be the dipstick. I have had the car 3 years, 3 oil changes and always 6 quarts (with filter). Driven about 500 miles total and no problems so I'm going to assume it's...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-26-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By johnpaulny
oil capacity

I've always filled with 6 quarts when changing oil and filter, per the specifications for the 390 engine. I've come across a lot of information about using 5 rather that 6 quarts because all the old...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-04-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By johnpaulny
Thanks, John. I had a 64, now have a 63. I'll...

Thanks, John. I had a 64, now have a 63. I'll change that.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-04-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By johnpaulny
alternator wiring help

I'm installing my new alternator and am unsure about the wiring connections. I'm not sure how to describe the old setup. The four wires all come together at one connecting unit that has two screw...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnpaulny
Great to hear. Thanks again for the help. John

Great to hear. Thanks again for the help. John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-22-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnpaulny
I got it off, but one of the bolts that holds the...

I got it off, but one of the bolts that holds the bracket was so close to the fan pulley that as I unloosed it it pressed against the edge and about a 2 inch arc of the edge of the pulley snapped...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnpaulny
OK, thanks, I'll give it a try.

OK, thanks, I'll give it a try.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnpaulny
The spacer is turning with the bolt. If it's...

The spacer is turning with the bolt. If it's stripped, how do I get the bolt out? It's definitely not turning freely, in either direction, I have to use my torque wrench because I can't get enough...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnpaulny
It's the one that goes into the block. It goes...

It's the one that goes into the block. It goes through the top of the alternator, then through what appears to be a spacer of some sort, then into the block.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-21-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnpaulny
1963 generator or alternator

The generator light on my 63 had been flickering, would go off with acceleration, and is now on solid all the time. I hooked up my battery charger/diagnostic and the battery is fine (12.6 volts) but...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By johnpaulny
Thanks Dave, very helpful. John

Thanks Dave, very helpful. John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-18-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By johnpaulny
oil pressure light

My oil light started flickering at stops today. I've had the car for about a month. It's a very babied car, 60000 miles, and two mechanics believe this to be true. Runs perfectly, no smoke. The...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,715
Posted By johnpaulny
Thanks John. I'm too accustomed to modern cars -...

Thanks John. I'm too accustomed to modern cars - I haven't dealt with carburetors in a while.
John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,715
Posted By johnpaulny
I got my car back. Mechanic replaced...

I got my car back. Mechanic replaced points/condenser with Pertronix electronic ignition. He said points needed to be changed if I hadn't done that anyway. He also fixed timing. He test drove it,...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-20-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,715
Posted By johnpaulny
Thanks for the suggestions. Same sequence of...

Thanks for the suggestions. Same sequence of events today (first start no problem, restart attempt after warm no go). I noticed that when driving, after it warmed up, during stops at traffic...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-20-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,715
Posted By johnpaulny
Now I'm not so sure the problem is vapor lock....

Now I'm not so sure the problem is vapor lock. I've only had the car 2 days so today was second drive. First start today it fired up immediately, runs smooth as silk. Drove it for about 20 miles, no...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-19-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,715
Posted By johnpaulny
Thanks Dave, very helpful. I have to have the...

Thanks Dave, very helpful. I have to have the car inspected this week and I will ask my mechanic to take a look at what you describe. John
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-18-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,715
Posted By johnpaulny
vapor lock

I had my '63 convertible delivered today - very happy, a true 60000 mile car. Then the fun went south. I drove for a while, stopped at a store and 10 minutes later the car cranked endlessly. It is...
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126
Posted By johnpaulny
Thank you both. Interestingly, it started after...

Thank you both. Interestingly, it started after an emergency maneuver trying to avoid a head on collision from some idiot on the wrong side of the road, probably texting.
Forum: 1964 To 1966 Flairbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-05-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126
Posted By johnpaulny
convertible top stuck in down position

I put the top down last weekend and it worked perfectly. When I tried to put the top up, the normal motor noises started but just after the decklid was barely open it got stuck. It's making a...
Forum: 1967 To 2005 Thunderbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-02-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,403
Posted By johnpaulny
air filter for '64

Does anyone know the correct K & N air filter part number for a '64 390. According to their website the diameter is 10", but I measured the opening in the housing and it's not quite 10". I'd hate...
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