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Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-08-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Griffin
Thanks for the info, and your offer Dave. The...

Thanks for the info, and your offer Dave. The electrics work fine. It is only a slow leak and the top still works. I'll see if I can source one locally and then look further afield.
Mark
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 03-08-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Griffin
Hi guys I think I've found that hydraulic leak....

Hi guys

I think I've found that hydraulic leak. It appears to be coming from the lower of the two solenoid switches next to the pump. The hole where the wire inserts is full of fluid. Are these...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-25-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By Griffin
I finally had a chance to test my temperature...

I finally had a chance to test my temperature gauge as per your instructions. The needle rests on the C when the sender wire is off but goes quite a bit past the H when the wire is grounded. This...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By Griffin
Thanks guys I'll give what you suggest a try....

Thanks guys

I'll give what you suggest a try. I'm considering installing an accurate digital temperature gauge somewhere inconspicuous as I really like to know what's happening under the bonnet...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By Griffin
Temperature gauge behaviour

Hi Guys

No doubt like most of you I drive with one eye on my temperature gauge especially in Sydney's hot weather.

My gauge has always read a bit high - a bit over half way when driving. But on a...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-30-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Griffin
Definitely Dot-3. I checked with the previous...

Definitely Dot-3. I checked with the previous owner when I bought the car. DOT-5 is silicone based isn't it? The puddle was on the passenger side of the car behind the rear wheel but further out from...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-29-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Griffin
Nothing is ever straightforward!!! I checked the...

Nothing is ever straightforward!!! I checked the fluid level in the top motor and it didn't require much to top it up. The motor and pump have been replaced at some stage and it now uses auto...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-23-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Griffin
Seasons Greetings everyone. Have a Merry...

Seasons Greetings everyone. Have a Merry Christmas and let's hope that 2014 is fantastic for all of us.

Mark
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-23-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Griffin
Thanks John. This will now have to wait until...

Thanks John. This will now have to wait until after Christmas now. By the way, when topping up the pump with brake fluid, do you just fill the reservoir to the top?

Regards and Merry Christmas

Mark
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-22-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Griffin
Thanks John Will do. The fluid on the ground is...

Thanks John

Will do. The fluid on the ground is definitely clear rather than red and so I assume that it is brake fluid. Is it a big job to replace these o-rings?

Mark
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 12-22-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Griffin
Checking the top hydraulics

Hi all

I just noticed today that there was a small puddle of fluid on the ground beneath where the pump for the convertible top is located in the trunk. The underbody in that area is moist also. My...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-11-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 676
Posted By Griffin
A sad day for the car industry in Australia

Hi Guys

General Motors, the parent company of our Aussie car manufacturer Holden, has just announced that it will cease making cars locally in 2017. This is hard on the heels of Ford announcing that...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-28-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By Griffin
Thanks Ray. I'm really looking forward to getting...

Thanks Ray. I'm really looking forward to getting them. Also, thanks very much for the work you've put in with these calendars. I realise that getting something like this together every year takes...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-27-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By Griffin
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Although we don't...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Although we don't celebrate it downunder I remember fondly the times we celebrated it with our 'adopted family' when we lived in Ohio for a couple of years.

Regards
Mark
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-19-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,490
Posted By Griffin
Thanks John I have the seal along with the valve...

Thanks John

I have the seal along with the valve and core so if I have to pull it out I may as well do the lot. By the way, is any type of sealant used when attaching to valve to the core?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-19-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,490
Posted By Griffin
Hi Guys This brings me to a question of my own....

Hi Guys

This brings me to a question of my own. When I first bought my car I noticed that it had a leak in the passenger side footwell. I by-passed the hoses to the heater and the leak stopped. I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-10-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By Griffin
A very cool ride, even if he only got to drive it...

A very cool ride, even if he only got to drive it in the first episode.
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-10-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By Griffin
Now that takes me back. I remember Danger Man...

Now that takes me back. I remember Danger Man here in OZ as a kid. Patrick McGoohan was John Drake. He later starred in The Prisoner in the mid 60's although the car of choice in that series was a...
Forum: Anything Goes! 11-05-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Griffin
Hi all We are back now after almost five weeks...

Hi all

We are back now after almost five weeks in Europe. I don't think I mentioned that we took my mother (who is 89 years old) with us. We did the cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest along the...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-03-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Griffin
Greetings from Amsterdam

Hi guys

Julia and I have just spent 4 days in Amsterdam. What an amazing city! We are loving every minute. We are now on a 15 day river cruise on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers going to Budapest....
Forum: Our Rides 09-26-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,188
Posted By Griffin
That's my favourite colour combination! Enjoy...

That's my favourite colour combination! Enjoy your very classy rise.

Cheers
Mark
Forum: Our Rides 09-23-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By Griffin
Thanks guys. It's always nice to get a...

Thanks guys. It's always nice to get a compliment.

Cheers

Mark
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-22-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,410
Posted By Griffin
Some good news at last

Hi all

I just wanted to start a new thread with something positive. I took my Bulletbird out for a decent drive yesterday. It was a glorious sunny day and perfect for top down driving. The motor...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-20-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By Griffin
Hey Ray and Joe, I think I have might have one...

Hey Ray and Joe,

I think I have might have one of those Bulletbirds! Maybe I should give it a bath tomorrow, take it to somewhere scenic and take a few snaps? At the moment, most of the photos I...
Forum: 1961 To 1963 Bulletbirds, Rocketbirds - General Technical Discussion 09-19-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,643
Posted By Griffin
Thanks for the encouragement everyone. A bit of...

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. A bit of top down cruising is exactly what I intend to do. I never did get around to changing the heater core. Oh well, at least it can wait until next...
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