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Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 08-28-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
I had to do that as well

Yes, I had to jack up and move the engine to the driver's side in order to get to the exhaust manifold bolts. I snapped the head of one of the bolts, so I had the pleasure of drilling out and...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-20-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,684
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Not much I can do then.

Since I do not frequent this forum often any longer, I missed this upgrade opportunity. Nothing I can do then. If it's problematic, then delete any messy posts.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-19-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,684
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
photobucket

I think I was using PostImage. I didn't change anything since posting, so I am unsure why those would go away.

Sorry, but those pics are long gone now.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-18-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,684
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
No parts mismatched and everything in manual

There are no mismatched parts installed and everything has been done in accordance to the 1961 Shop Manual and with parts specific to the year/make/model of this vehicle. If you read the article I...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 04-17-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,684
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Front Strut Rod Bushings - 1961 v. '62-later

I wore out my 61 front strut rod bushings. I installed them in 2016, and now they are shot (again). From this thread, it looks like I can replace those bushings with 62-63 bushings. Before I do...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-29-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
61 Seat Belts

My '61 did not have pre-drilled holes or punch outs. I just measured to approximate where they should be, and drilled out holes. Works just fine. Now these are simply lap-belts, not 3-point belts....
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-23-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Seat Belts

When I raised the car up, there were no punchouts for seat belts, fore or aft. I also looked beneath the carpet. So I just measured some consistent spots to drill holes and I was on my way. When...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-22-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Get the Shop Manual

Hi,

per the suggestions below, the recommendations of getting a shop manual is paramount to troubleshooting most to the issues with your car.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-22-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
manifold gaskets

I just went through this with my 61. My passenger side manifold was warped and then I discovered a crack in one of the flanges. So I replaced the exhaust manifold. When I did, I brought the new...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-22-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Seat Belts

I had to add them to my '61 front & back. Just created my own holes for the bolts.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-06-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Leak Update

Ok, update....

Well, pushed up the motor, got a socket around the first bolt, and SNAP! Off with its head while my knuckles slammed into the plenum. Just great. So, I knew I was in trouble right...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-26-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
There looks like a metal gasket in there

I'll have to check again, but there looks like a metal gasket in between the manifold and the block.
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-25-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Manifold Condition

I ran out of daylight, so I'll get on that over the weekend. At first pass it looks like bad gasket. Might be that the surface was not trued when put on (it is not the original) and may need...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 01-25-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Finding a leak in an Exhaust

Hi all:

I could hear a serious chug-chuging sound on the passenger side exhaust manifold area. I needed to verify where the leak really is. I used the following method, with pictures, to do this. ...
Forum: FE Engines 01-23-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
A man's got to know his limitations

Ok, a man's got to know his limitations. New Edelbrock 1406 w/electric choke, under the new Edelbrock chrome 14" Air Cleaner Assembly, new Pertronix Distributor w/Ignitor II sparked by new chrome...
Forum: FE Engines 01-18-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Great success.

Since I am now going to more modern equipment, we are going hot rodding! LOL! New Billet Distributor next on the list as well as new timing chain.

John, thanks for all of your advice and counsel. ...
Forum: FE Engines 12-30-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Firewall

Hi John:

Yes, I found an opening in the firewall where I can feed a wire through and I will be plugging into the fuse box. I just need to go get some additional wire. I'll splice and dice and be...
Forum: FE Engines 12-30-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Where to run Electric Choke

These 1406's have an electric choke. I need to run the (+) to a key-activated source. Current wire not long enough to feed back to the fuse box. Is there a key-activated (+) under the hood...
Forum: FE Engines 12-29-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
To what did you hook that spring?

Hi John:

To what did you hook the spring into? I am thinking I need to modify theseparate piece that the autolite had on it to take the spring...
Forum: FE Engines 12-29-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
OK!

Ok! Then I probably then don't need that adapter they sold me (it was only a few bucks. I will see if I can get that to work today!

I'll post when done.
Forum: FE Engines 12-29-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
1406 Edelbrock

Hi John:

so, for XMAS, wifey was kind enough to order me an Edelbrock 1406 for my '61 T-Bird. Since I found this quote, you must be familiar with this. I did the install last night and got stuck...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-12-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Talking So far, all is well

Everything works fine. I am working in my garage tonight with a low ceiling/garage door, so I can not retract the roof; however, I exercised the trunk opening and closing, with the deck lid flipping...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-12-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Thanks for all the great help...

All set. thanks to all who contributed to the success of this project.

I was able to knock the shaft out, but with a few solid raps on the shaft. Used a 3/8" x 6" steel rod, from a previous...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-12-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
Pressed in...

great I was thinking they were pressed in and tried knocking it with a rubber mallet to make sure I didn't mushroom the end of the shaft, but was cautious in case I was wrong, and didn't tap it hard...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-11-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By GeoffInCarlsbad
61 Convertible Deck/Flip Lid Gearbox Housing

Hi Folks:

The gearbox housing on the deck/flip lid motor drive broke. You can see it in the pictures. In order to take off the old housing, I had to remove the entire assembly, and remove it from...
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