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Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-25-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,961
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Quartz Clock Works Best

title says it all. I could make the original work "ok", but proved unreliable. It was great to learn how it all works, but in the end, biting the bullet for a quartz clock is the better answer. ...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-13-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Cool Sorry about picture postings

Sorry about the ads coming up in the pic posts. That was before I learned to properly post pictures to the forum without those irritating ads from photo-bucket. When I get the time, I will re-post...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 06-11-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
PCV on '61

I removed the down draft tube and inserted the PCV below the carburetor. Works great. I have a very slight bulge in the hood since the air filter is raised up a bit, but it's only noticable if you...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-05-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,961
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Testing Clock

Hi guys:

How can I test my clock on a test bench? I know I can connect one lead, presumably RED from a 12v power supply. Where would I touch ground to complete the circuit?

I have a test clock I...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 11-03-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,961
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Is there a tutorial on cleaning clock?

Does anyone have a tutorial on how to clean the points and mechanism? is it so simple as maybe using canned air to blow out any dust dirt, and maybe spray a little silicone or dry graphite into the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-17-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,367
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Bullett Bird

Hi Randy:

It won't be until the weekend. I'll get out the 35mm digital and head to the beach and see what I can get before there's too much sun.

~g
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,379
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Rocket Bird Restoration Manual

It seems to me that somewhere i read someone had authored a full restoration manual for out lovely vehicles.

I have the original shop manuals, and Steve Christie's engine rebuild manaul, both of...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 10-16-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,367
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
GeoffInCarlsbad

Hi Ray:

I committed to offering some pictures for the calendar and I am happy to do so.

I just read the following from your link below:

Set it to 3,000-6,000 pixels, or 3-6MP or higher...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Disc Brake Conversion

Hi Randy:

Here is a link to a thread where doing a disc brake conversion on a Bullet Bird took place. Yadkin et al are very, very knowledable and I suggest you read through the thread and ask your...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-01-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Black to Black Red to Green/White

John:

Thanks for the correction. I have re-configured to the correct way: Black to Black, Green & White to Red (power) to complete the circuit. ...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-01-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
OK! thanks for the correction!

Perfect! I will go try that right away.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-01-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Pics of Test Bench

Hi guys:

Thanks for your responses. So, to valide/in-validate my methodology, I am posting pics below showing how I made these tests. I think this is how I did it for my Rear Window motor, but...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-31-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Deck Lid/Flip Lid Motor

I have deduced that the issue with the Truck Lid not closing when erecting the top is that the Deck Lid Motor (or I also see it called the Flip Lid Motor) is not working.

I do get 12v to the 4...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Great Website

Ray:

That is a great site!

~g
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,701
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Honored & Happy

Hi Ray

It would be an honor. I'll check it out and set something out. When is your deadline?
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,701
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
New Wheels

15" TrueSpoke Wire Wheels
215/75R15 American Classic Radials.

Because Front Drums have weights, I had to put 5/16" wheel spacers in the front. I had to make sure that I had at least 5 full...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,701
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Backspace on my 15" Wheels

I believe they are 3.25".
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,701
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
My Thoughts Exactly

Hi DGS:

Yes, that's my thought as well. Everything then is in OEM spec (or close to it). I'm picking up on Friday, will post pics once I get them mounted on the car.

Thanks for all of your...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,701
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Exploring going 15" Wheels

Hi:

Instead of going with 14" wheels, I am considering keeping the 15" wheels, and going with 215/75R15. The diameter of those tires more closely matches the 8.00-14:

According to Coker:
the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,701
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
American Classic Radial 8.00-14

American Classic Tires offers an 8.00-14 Radial.

I found a local (Fallbrook, CA) supplier who also sources these tires, and similar.

Because they are local, I will be going through them and...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-27-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,701
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
DiamondBack v. Coker on '61 Bird

I am seeing mixed reviews regarding Diamond Back Radial and Coker's American Classic Radials.

I am preparing to replace my tires. The Cokers are appealing because they come in 8.00-14, OE size,...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-25-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,709
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Final Update

Took '61 to a reputable restoration shop. Here's what we learned:

1) Drums that were turned by general automotive shop were not in round. Restorer sent them to a specialist and came back round....
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-14-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Hilltop Classics

Hi:

Hilltop is in Escondido, CA. They can be reached at: www.hilltopclassics.net

~g
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-14-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
All Ford Parts

You may want to try All Ford Parts out of Valley Center, CA. They have access to over 100 Ford T-Birds of a variety of generations. She may have what you need.

Send me a PM and I can provide the...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 07-08-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Progress on the top

Hi guys:

Thanks, Dave, I have the schematics from both the shop manual and the Jim Osbourne Convertible Top Maintenance and Repair guide, so I think I am good on documentation.

I am not...
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