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Title: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on July 28, 2010, 04:20:55 PM
I have finally winged it and found a sheded FE sedan no rust has had a full re build at some stage

The photo does not do it justice its covered in red dust from that storm.
Found it under a car port near my home.

It has every nasco option i can think of.
Taxi rail, heater, parcel shelf, nasco mud flaps, rain deflectors, vaccum washer bottle, scuff plates, radio, rubber mats, spats, rear venetians,
New king springs. shocks. new exhaust, recod motor
came with fats as well with new yokohama tyres extractors heaps of other bits.
Took it for a lap brakes are a bit sticky ran like a dream with fresh fuel.
the only mods are electric wipers and booster.
Did have number plates FE138 but he handed them in (nob)
Paint is pretty good acrylic chrome is excellent.(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/28072010295.jpg)

Very very happy shame the wife doesnt share my happines.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: steamman on July 28, 2010, 04:23:50 PM
Nice ;D and the wife love it too ::)
Cheers
Deano


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Just40 on July 28, 2010, 04:38:21 PM
very nice....... ;)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: GOA350 on July 28, 2010, 06:05:59 PM
Congrats mate, hope it brings you and your wife plenty of enjoyment.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FC427 on July 28, 2010, 07:48:13 PM
HooN  you lucky Bastard  scoring such a great car ......FC427.....


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on July 28, 2010, 07:55:23 PM
Ill give you my wifes number to explain its a very good buy.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: EffCee on July 28, 2010, 08:31:31 PM
Well done hoon, great score.

Can sympathise with the wife not sharing your excitement :-\

Keith


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: hrpremier on July 28, 2010, 09:10:40 PM
Which one is the jealous emotion symbol .........

Jase


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Penguin on July 28, 2010, 09:25:42 PM
She must have been devastated when you arrived home with an FE and not an FC.   ;D

Very nice score fchoon - or is it fefchoon.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fe-ambo on July 29, 2010, 04:15:13 AM
Sounds like you got a great car car there, the extra options are a real tresure to find.

Cheers
Paul


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on July 29, 2010, 06:17:53 AM
Just had a look and its got the battery switch as well as the gear lever lock

brakes are still sticky id say it will be a re build thing.


And penguin when she met me i had a FC and still do so i have both.

(she likes the FC and not the FE)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: pedro on July 29, 2010, 07:05:41 AM
Quote
(she likes the FC and not the FE)

Well at least we know she has good taste then ;)

Good to see you finally got the old girl Pete and she's in even better nick than I expected, hard to come by cars in that good a condition with all the accessorys nowadays, I agree with you Jase there should be a smiley face type of symbol for jealousy coz I'd be using it right now, great score 8) 8).
                               Pedro


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on July 29, 2010, 10:13:17 AM
Its up the smash repairers getting a polish cos i was to scared of cutting through the acrylic.
drives unreal really quiet and no rattles just shit brakes. ;D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: customFC on July 29, 2010, 09:13:04 PM

(http://s4.postimage.org/Nyr9.gif) ($2)


Nice pick up.
Interested to see how she polishes up.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on July 30, 2010, 07:19:38 AM
I gave it a bit of a hand polish old paint but pretty good chrome on bonnet things a little pitted but pretty good all round.
More pics next week.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on August 02, 2010, 12:25:24 PM
To say i was blown away what a understatement this car is mint no marks at all one or 2 tiny paint chips chrome came up excellent

Very very happy ;D

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/100_2107.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/100_2105.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/100_2111.jpg)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fe-ambo on August 02, 2010, 01:31:30 PM
I hope the next time I wash and polish mine it comes up that nice  ;)

I am most impressed with the after wash photos. Now where was that I am jealous emoticon again?

Cheers
Paul


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: pedro on August 02, 2010, 01:41:54 PM
Shit it just keeps getting better and better Pete :o, the only way you could improve on this buy would be to find that they had hidden wads of money under the floorcoverings, can I borrow your jealousy emoticon Paul.
      Pedro


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on August 02, 2010, 01:59:07 PM
will have to check under back seat :D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DN2168 on August 02, 2010, 02:08:54 PM
What a terrific find Pete, you can drop it off at my place now.

Thanks,
           Dean ;D.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on August 02, 2010, 03:16:44 PM
The before photo did not do it justice at all

You would probably be even more pissed if you knew what i paid for it.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: ekute on August 02, 2010, 07:52:45 PM
That is just not fair!

Great score hoonman.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: customFC on August 02, 2010, 11:24:27 PM
(http://s4.postimage.org/Nyr9.gif)(http://s4.postimage.org/Nyr9.gif)
Wow, now I am twice as jealous.
That car has had a nice rebuild at some stage.
Can't understand how someone can spend that much attention on a car and then just leave it parked to gather dust.
1 persons loss is your gain.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on August 03, 2010, 07:10:00 PM
would like some history but it was last regod with police numbers so weather it has had a front end swap who knows.

All the shocks look brand new no marks or even tar on them front springs still have king springs sticker on them exhaaust has no dicoloration tip looks like it was put on last week.
The engine bay i started cleaning it today has had VH40 fitted and the harness fiddled with has had a valve lube bottle hooked up.
Either the oil bath air cleaner is NOS or been fully recod has a new sticker on it and very shiny clean paint.


Am trying to get time to do brakes next week.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: cam58tiger on August 06, 2010, 07:15:00 PM
That is so so sweet.



Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on August 07, 2010, 05:14:24 PM
Took it for a hot lap down the road yesterday

i should have stayed in the shed pulled up about 10 ks down the back road of the mine centre of rusty radiator cap blew off letting coolant go everywehere smoke pouring from front brake so a very slow trip back to the workshop and a few things to fix.

I am going to remove all wheel cylinders and have them re sleeved in stainless.
sorted radiator cap out today.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCV08 on August 11, 2010, 11:12:28 PM
Pete

Like all the other comments it is a great find.

Obviously gives you a buzz to think that all it needed was some TLC to bring it back to life.

Well done

Regards Craig


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on September 01, 2010, 06:22:46 PM
I bought the wife a eh sedan had over 20 grand in reciepts of new parts and before simmons went bust he bought a new set of f90 simmons with tyres so i decided to bolt them on the FE well what a mistake took it for a drive and the front drivers side tyre grabbed the guard and stuffed it i should have known better they looked smick but i put it back to original and decided no more mucking about ill leave it bog stock.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fe-ambo on September 01, 2010, 08:01:47 PM
OH NO.  :'( :'(



Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on September 02, 2010, 04:30:03 PM
Oh NO exactly and its acrylic and no one sells it no more so we are going to touch up with 2 pac.

really pissed about the whole thing.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: mc54 on September 02, 2010, 05:41:27 PM


I'll start by saying I know very little about paint.
I was under the impression that these cars were painted in acrylic lacquer. If so, I bought some Royal Marine about 9 months ago.

Beautiful car. Truly sorry to hear about the damage.

Mike


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on September 02, 2010, 07:09:53 PM
Its not that bad could have been worse.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FC427 on September 02, 2010, 08:46:24 PM
They were originally finished in Nitrocellulose lacquer [DUCO] Acrylic is easy to get most Auto one stores have it and a lot of spray painter supply Co still mix it ......FC427.....


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 18, 2011, 09:40:15 PM
Well its time is here i re honed the cylinders and fitted new cups just to get me bye until i can send them away to get sleeved.

the big girl is registred been hot lapping all arvo.
The generator is not charging now but that wont stop me will have a good look at it tommorow.

Swap meet at cessnock tommorow and after that im fitting some lowering blocks to the old girl.


I am going to get the spats painted and fit them up to the old girl as well..


drives very nice.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fe350chev on March 18, 2011, 10:09:12 PM
mine might look something like that one day with any luck.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 18, 2012, 07:14:28 PM
Its been a long time since a post in here.
But I narrowed a banjo diff yes ill say it again i narrowed a banjo diff to fit my simmons under it finally got it all back together.
Brakes are all re done properlly bead blasted all componets etch primed and painted all bit and re assembled.
Re built another better starter motor.

I drive her every weekend while im stuffing about trying to get the other cars done i wouldnt change anything about her (maybe half a coil in the front)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/001.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/003.jpg)


Pete


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: JB on March 18, 2012, 07:31:13 PM
Very neat and tidy... What could you possibly change to make it look any better!!!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 18, 2012, 07:54:25 PM
Spats next week..

I have repaired them just gotta paint them.

I love spats and new school rims..


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: mcl1959 on March 18, 2012, 08:55:40 PM
Nice colour combination - not often seen - I like it

Ken


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCV08 on March 18, 2012, 10:49:55 PM
Nice job Pete.

Looks good how it is.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: customFC on March 18, 2012, 11:09:13 PM
The bigger wheels look great.
A cool look!!
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DN2168 on March 19, 2012, 08:26:45 AM
Hi Pete,

FE looks awesome with the wheels, what size are they & what size tyres are you running?

Thanks,
           Dean.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Townee on March 19, 2012, 08:03:18 PM
Beautiful looking ride. Great work


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 19, 2012, 08:32:18 PM
Hi Dean

F90 simmons 16 X 7 running cheap arse blue streak or something they are 205 45 16 16s are a bastard of a tyre i have a set of new245 50 16 and i also have 225 50 16,s and they are all too  wide cos of the rim offset.
I have a full set of 215 55 16 and they are too tall  so i have 3 spare sets of tyres.

205/50/16,s would be perfect but not an option on the day.

Pete


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fink fc on March 20, 2012, 07:55:07 PM
Spoilt rotten,your cars Mad ,just love the OldSkool look,be good to see the EH i'm a big fan of the earlys,good stuff HOON ! 8)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 24, 2012, 07:27:56 PM
Spats are painted paint touched up shes finally all but finished
well so i thought rear brake lining has let go coming home from a drive rrrrrhhhhhgggg  bloody old holdens..

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/021-1.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/020-1.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/019.jpg)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: hawk on March 26, 2012, 07:02:30 PM
Pete,car looks great,do you have a rubber strip on the top edge of the spats?
 Regards,Greg


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 26, 2012, 07:08:33 PM
No I dont wanted the clean look so i fitted 12x3 sticky back foam tape works great and doesnt rub.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: waynos on March 26, 2012, 07:37:01 PM
nice.
shortening the banjo at home i love it.....
how did ya do the axles?
angle grinder haha?
just did my first  9 inch for our topolino altered.
love it when people ask "who shortened it?"


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 26, 2012, 07:55:57 PM
I do a fair bit of that sort of stuff machined the cut ends and chammfered in the lathe.
tig welded ends back on they were cut 100mm in so its just on the outside of the u bolt.
axles are 10mm shorten 1mm cut off wheel
there was enough spline to not have to respline.
No noises or vibrations very happy and a first for a holden no diff leaks.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: waynos on March 26, 2012, 09:04:26 PM
haha
the ol' 1 mm cut off wheel......
thats what i thought.
people say you cant do that sort of thing,
really ya arent changing the grain structure much at all
i'm a fabricator i really worry about all these technicalities,
at the end of the day its about safety hey,
and the know alls tellin you "ya cant do that"
can get stuffed in my opinion..............
awesome mate
love some ingenuity


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: waynos on March 26, 2012, 09:06:48 PM
haha
ya would have got it straighter than factory!
 8)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 25, 2012, 02:22:30 PM
Been a long while
But i got sick of the simmons.
So i had a set of white rims off NES,s car so i fitted whitewall flappers and put her back together today.

Looks better i think..
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20121125_132446.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20121125_132439.jpg)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: graham_fuller on November 25, 2012, 03:30:17 PM
Looks great. Can't go past the stock look with Spats.
Cheers,
Graham


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: hawk on November 25, 2012, 06:26:35 PM
Pete, looks good.

Just need the Like button.

Greg.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: collecta on November 25, 2012, 08:29:20 PM
 Love it  ;D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Stewy on November 25, 2012, 10:34:35 PM
Me too, But I am biased on the colours because its the same as FErgus

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCV08 on November 25, 2012, 10:45:31 PM
Very neat.

Love the look.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Not Happy Jan on November 26, 2012, 04:56:22 AM
Pete
Are they the flappers you got from Turkey ...
They look great !
Nick


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 26, 2012, 05:15:09 AM
They are the ones from turkey.
The first one took a bit of stuffing around as the rims have tubes so i pulled the valve out
And clamped one edge of the tyre down to my work bench sit the insert around the edge and use the palm of your hand to slap the insert back under the bead . I also used meguirs clear tyre shine it made it slippery and easy to insert.
This stuff also cleans the white to a beutiful finish..

Pete


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 30, 2012, 07:12:25 PM
The old girl is getting a bit rattly and condition of the engine was unknown .
So i seen one advertised about 10 minutes away that had a heap of work and has never been started .

 "Reconditoned Grey Motor - for FC or suite other Grey Motor vehicles
Re-bored and honed to 3 1/8
Engine block surfaced & ground
Crankshaft re-ground 20/20 - Complete engine balance
Camshaft re-ground 25/65 mild - Flywheel lightened machined & balanced
New gudgeon pins fitted to rods
Cylinder head port & polished, fitted with oversize valves & Speco inserts
Now suits Unleaded Petrol ( ULP )
Rockers re-bushed & reamed
Has Chrome Rocker Cover & Chrome sided plate

****** New Parts fitted *******
Piston & Rings
Camshaft bearings, Conrod bearings & Main bearing
Timing Gears & Harmonic Balancer
Welsh plugs & Gasket set

Also
Engine mounts
Twin manifold with Carburetors Fitted and linkages - Twin air cleaners
Extractors"
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/0177ngi_20.jpeg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/7868ch5_20.jpeg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/200225b_20.jpeg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/2097a0h_20.jpeg)
Cash talks
got it for a price i was happy with..
After a set of twin headers preferablly over the extractors if anyone wants to do a deal.





Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: jwm on November 30, 2012, 08:47:19 PM
Nice catch.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 26, 2012, 07:18:50 PM
Well
I have been fiddling today
Cut an FE blinker out on the waterjet the other day.
Im not a fan of the cheap chines chrome air cleaners so i thought i would do something different for my twin carbs.

Heres the link

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200167891864392&set=vb.200227970004820&type=2&theater




(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20121226_162028_zps62ad4034.jpg)
My bead rolling is getting a lot better.
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20121226_162035_zpsb767fde6.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20121226_162112_zps153b6095.jpg)
Yes that radiused back was as hard as it looked.. what a mission 5 stubbies it took to shape that (im on holidays )
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20121226_162139_zpsc2220091.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20121226_162150_zpsad731343.jpg)

The hardest part is shaping the front to look like its meant to be there lots of bashing tomorow.

Still gotta make a hold down set up for the air cleaner elements


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on December 28, 2012, 11:01:50 AM
Very cool Pete.

Looking forward to the finished product.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: customFC on December 28, 2012, 11:23:30 AM
Interesting.....different.....cool!
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: steamman on December 28, 2012, 07:55:01 PM
Old school cold air intake, love it :)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 28, 2012, 09:25:06 PM
I had a brain storm after a friends EH use to have one of those liquid nitrogen old school air con things .

Im really struggling shaping the front i have thrown 5 test ones out... 


A carton of beer and some shed time tommorow and i might have something i like.
I have a new clutch arrive, new water pump, 1  member has sent me a alloy rocker cover i got 4 litres of dark blue 2K to paint motor box and detail the rocker cover and intake.
Ordered some heat proof KBS coatings clear coat so i can bead blast the intake and thinking of doing the rocker cover and clearing it ?
I hate mis matching polished and bead blasted easy to keep clean.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on December 29, 2012, 08:54:48 AM
I think that looks cool Pete (loving the headlight surround at the front).


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: ACE on December 29, 2012, 08:55:48 AM
Looks like a U.S Mailbox.
ACE  8)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DN2168 on January 17, 2013, 06:50:59 PM
Did ya git ya pressie ??


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on January 17, 2013, 08:33:14 PM
Yeah mate thanks

I wrote on my FC build wall LOL

You didnt need to polish it i could have done than..

But its appreciated.


Pete


Title: Re: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 11, 2013, 08:55:37 PM
Well i didnt get the new motor in for port run but the old girl should make it .
Cleaned up wiring a bit .
Bead blasted front panel put some swages in it looks good new chrome bonnet latch.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/11/hypudybe.jpg)

Sent from my GT-I9210T using Tapatalk 2


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on June 03, 2014, 07:24:23 AM
Just saw a photo of this old girl on Facebook. She looks great on her guts!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on June 03, 2014, 03:50:39 PM
The mendooran car run was on was a top weekend ill put some pics on that post.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on June 03, 2014, 10:41:47 PM
Hey Pete,

Have you ever thought about cutting out a flash kit on the waterjet?

If anyone could do it, it'd be you. Just a thought.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on June 04, 2014, 06:41:05 AM
Hey Pete,

Have you ever thought about cutting out a flash kit on the waterjet?

If anyone could do it, it'd be you. Just a thought.

I have a NOS victoria one im trying to swap for a NOS detroit one ..


Wouldnt look the same flat...

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/001_zps160f7c02.jpg) ($2)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/009_zpsd47386b6.jpg) ($2)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/002_zpsd71a0d0c.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DN2168 on June 04, 2014, 06:34:42 PM
Awesome....that is all.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on June 04, 2014, 06:39:00 PM
Awesome....that is all.

Thats a first no smart arse comment  :D

If anyone sees a mallaby magnet between abermain and mendooran can i have it back.
Must of been the torential rain..


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Not Happy Jan on June 04, 2014, 06:59:13 PM
Awesome....that is all.
Pete, I think Deano was referring to the FX. :D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on June 04, 2014, 10:07:27 PM

If anyone sees a mallaby magnet between abermain and mendooran can i have it back.
Must of been the torential rain..
whoops


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on June 05, 2014, 05:38:32 AM
Pete, I think Deano was referring to the FX. :D

I know but theres always a extra comment  ;)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ole on June 05, 2014, 11:43:58 AM
Nice subtle touch on the front panel.


Title: Re: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 25, 2014, 08:36:52 PM
Got bored after todays car show
 as kids are at a party.

So went to work for a bit.
Hopefully it works
Plan on using a brand new 48mm dellorto
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/25/9b665b29bd63e1b61d15bf3f5ff55cd4.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/25/e0fc50e31288f24141c996d852bdee8e.jpg)


Title: Re:
Post by: GreyFC on October 25, 2014, 11:32:40 PM
This looks good Pete.  Do you have to modify the back of the air pump for the car by to fit or make a pipe that loops back?


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 26, 2014, 06:55:10 AM
This looks good Pete.  Do you have to modify the back of the air pump for the car by to fit or make a pipe that loops back?

Yeah it will do but when i did the EH with one on it i saved all the drawings in the water jet so its easy to cut a new one.
I use the original intake and modify both ends.
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/supa3_zps18e14f53.jpg) ($2)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/supa2_zpsb3b1b28b.jpg) ($2)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/supa1_zpsb606f8c4.jpg) ($2)
Not even sure its all going to fit so im just having a bit of a play as i havent seen any greys running M90,s im sure there out there but just wanted something different.
Pete


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on October 26, 2014, 12:17:50 PM
Pete, have you thought about fitting it on it's side? Have a look at "my blown grey" by jimbo492 in general technical, looks real neat and a lot less room required.
Regards, Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 26, 2014, 03:02:15 PM
I tried it on its side by the time it clears the headers its the exact same footprint.

Battery tray needs removing generator needs changing and regultaor .
It clears the bonnet hinge with a dellorto.

really dont want to muck up the reliability of the old girl it runs so sweet and never misses a beat .
But a supercharger whine would be nice...


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on October 26, 2014, 05:24:04 PM
You can buy a cd with a pre-recorded supercharger whine on it. Play it in the FE when you're driving her - problem solved  ;)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 26, 2014, 07:04:55 PM
Does it have a AM transmitter ?   ;D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: SC00P on November 04, 2014, 08:55:00 PM
Does it have a AM transmitter ?   ;D
LOL!! ;D ;D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 10, 2014, 06:57:33 PM
Getting excited to tow the van.
So i found my annoying noise which i suspected NES gave me a diff with original wornout wheel bearings how dare he...

So i replaced the rear wheel bearings
replaced front and rear unis
oil change
gearbox oil changed
The linkage rods are very worn so repaired them
tidied up an old tow bar  cut a new plug mount as per original
made a new tongue on the waterjet and fitted a shackle mount thingo as i couldnt get any second hand pig tail looking hitches.
Fitted crush tubes into the body welded top and bottom (photo before welded)
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So i havent looked to hard but is it going to be a drama wiring in the trailer plug as the FE has the blinkers and brake lights all in 1? im about to go grab the repair manual and have a look


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on November 10, 2014, 07:28:22 PM
Gunna look so cool


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: HAD 708 on November 10, 2014, 09:53:56 PM
The semaphore blinkers on the FE FC's make the blinkers go haywire!!!! good luck with it all! I was told you have to run a fresh line to both to get them to bypass the semaphore set up , otherwise your blinkers are stop lights !!
Brett


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on November 10, 2014, 10:11:45 PM
The vintage caravan forums should have diagrams for the FE/FC setup showing where to tap in & anything else required to overcome issues with the combined blinkers & brake circuit.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fe215 on November 11, 2014, 08:46:44 AM
I tow a vintage van behind my FE. I ran additional wires back from under the dash.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on November 11, 2014, 11:03:09 AM
Don't need wiring to hook it up and give us a look!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 11, 2014, 11:15:43 AM
Just found this




Hi Brendan.

There are 2 solutions to your problem.

The simplest, I think, would be to convert to the late FC set-up of amber rear blinkers. Sure you have to change the lenses, & some like the 50's look of the red rear blinkers, but you don't have to run any new wires.

To do this, you utilise the currently unused reverse light wire for the brake lights & use the old brake light wires for the new amber blinker lights. Under the dash, attach the  other end of this reverse light wire to the brake light switch & that's it. It's then simple to wire up the trailer socket, same as a late model car (in the boot).

If you currently use the white lenses as reversing lights, attach the reverse light wire from the reverse switch,  under the dash to the connector where the brake lights were connected to.

The alternate plan, if you wish to stay with the red rear blinkers is to run 3 new wires from the dash to the boot area.

1 wire from the brake switch for the trailer's brake lights.
2 wires from the blinker switch (LH & RH) for the trailer's blinkers.

You could, if you wanted to, run the 5 core trailer wire all the way to the dash to reduce the number of connections.

Hope this helps.

Dr Terry.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: hawk on November 11, 2014, 09:06:50 PM
You can keep the clear fe lenses and run narva phantom globes that look chrome coloured and flash orange.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-Clear-Narva-Phantom-Chrome-Front-Rear-Indicator-Bulbs-/380339949306


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 12, 2014, 05:38:34 AM
Thanks
You can keep the clear fe lenses and run narva phantom globes that look chrome coloured and flash orange.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-Clear-Narva-Phantom-Chrome-Front-Rear-Indicator-Bulbs-/380339949306


I allready have the pointed caddilac style lenses in amber to fit.
 i had all intentions of changing to a conventional blinker set up .
As there a lot of stupid people around our area that just cannot get their head around a brake light flashing.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: hawk on November 12, 2014, 06:05:09 AM
Thanks
I allready have the pointed caddilac style lenses in amber to fit.
 i had all intentions of changing to a conventional blinker set up .
As there a lot of stupid people around our area that just cannot get their head around a brake light flashing.
That"s the reason i converted my clear lenses to blinkers,to many close calls.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 12, 2014, 06:53:46 AM
I have had to keep driving to miss a turn on several occasions lately as i see the people behind have not slowed or spotted that i am turning.
And as soon as you drive anywhere they think old car its going to be slow i need to cut that thing off to get in front of it.
cannot wait for a bit of HP under my foot again..


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on March 14, 2015, 02:40:49 PM

I recall driving in my FC, stopped at traffic lights, and a bloke in a Ford Festiva just had to get into the next lane to race past to get in front of me.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: 2brite on March 15, 2015, 10:45:39 PM
My favorite is im slowing down to a red light and ppl are speeding up to a red light and i mean speeding
They then have to stop ,i drop it in second and cruise off on the green ha ha ha 
But that only lasts for a moment
Still i love it


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 22, 2015, 07:05:25 PM
Been lots on of late trying to keep motivated
FE has a new engine
Twin carbs
Headers
Ran the motor in now fitting the twins
All ceramic coated
De dagged the headers 6hrs later they look good.(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/22/f505e1a991a280c061e4d7d3e4e47e00.jpg)
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Fitted a new hoist.
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Aussie speed has a lot to answer for way out of square had to mill 3mm off the face to get the headers to fit and modify all retainer plates and exhaust flanges didnt clear 2nd in studs.
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Rare nasco heater tap.
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Re doing linkages
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on March 22, 2015, 07:27:20 PM
Ceramic coat looks magic.
3mm seems a lot. Would have been a bigger issue for me.
Love the heater tap too.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 22, 2015, 07:49:15 PM
Lets say if he was around yesterday I would have loved to of rammed it where the sun dont shine.
I had the pair bolted to a plate to keep thwm steady while I de dagged them so I never noticed the face they would have never sealed.
So that then put the inlet manifold out had to mill 3.5mm off it too.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on March 22, 2015, 08:51:03 PM
Testing weekend. Beautiful outcome.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on March 22, 2015, 10:05:31 PM
Noticed you have used round bar for the linkage rod, the guy who rebuilt my triples set them up with hex bar as he said there is no chance of any of the levers slipping under load. Posted shots on my build if want to have a look.
Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 23, 2015, 06:57:25 AM
I seen them Jim they are pretty.
Was going that way but thought i would just set it all up and tig the arms to the rod but may not be able to as i have to see if i can remove the rod with the arms welded on.
Might run the old set up to get me going first then go down the hex bar route.
I used braided lines for the heater and plan on doing the same as yours in black for the fuel.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on March 23, 2015, 10:31:49 PM
Just dawned on me!! Now you have headers, how are you doing the engine pipes?. Would be interested in what you come up with, I'm still looking for stainless pipes for mine.
Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 24, 2015, 08:13:48 AM
was going 2 50.8mm stainless mandrel bends down into a home made  collector then 2 inch stainless lukey muffler into 2 inch out the back


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on March 24, 2015, 04:31:00 PM
I think I talked to you before about it, that is what I'm planning as the donor car had 2" stainless tail pipe but just standard engine pipe and muffler. If you are willing can you bend me up a set of engine pipes when you do yours and let me know what price they would be.
Many thanks, Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 24, 2015, 05:31:37 PM
Jim I just bought mandrel bends off my supplier I have had them stashed for 2yrs so im just chopping and cutting as I go.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 25, 2015, 08:26:46 AM
came up with this set up this morning
milled the round bar with a flat on it then cut on the waterjet new arms from 3mm stainless.
Then i cut from 10mm s/s a piece with a D cut into it i will drill and tap the lump on the back and put a grub screw into it. its very snug fit atm ayway.
then i tig the 3mm to the 10mm at the desired angle solid as a rock then.

My mistake was trying to get the linkages to go on the outside but i couldnt get the travel i needed. so after seeing jims on the inside i copied that now everything works fine and i use original throttle set up just have to make a new shorter linkage rod.

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Not Happy Jan on March 25, 2015, 09:20:29 AM
unreal Pete


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on March 25, 2015, 09:26:02 AM
That looks real neat and should solve any slipping. Nigel had the same issues when he set mine up, that's why he went to the inside, full movement and looks neater.
Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 27, 2015, 06:34:01 AM
Hopefully I get to start her today.
A few more pieces to the puzzle.
Just need to fit grub screws to lock it all in place.
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I need to shorten the rod .
I asked on the grey motor page the best way to lock it all in but my mate spammed the page.
Do I put a spring on the rod between the front throttle link and rose joint and put a washer and split pin on the end that way its always locked in place.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on March 27, 2015, 07:15:08 AM
Mine is locked in place by a collar and grub screw at both ends. You could cut two more of the D's and use them.
Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on March 27, 2015, 07:21:26 AM
I am using the original return spring at the body linkage and a smaller spring at each carby linkage just to be sure of full return.
Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 27, 2015, 07:20:43 PM
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https://vimeo.com/123388749 ($2)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on March 27, 2015, 09:43:01 PM
Well done Pete, can't wait to get mine to that stage. What have you done to the engine? I was told mine was a fully reconditioned motor when I got the car but not sure what was done to it. It hasn't run for 6-7 years so I'm going to pull it down and check it out, get the head done and a mild cam to go with the triples.
Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 28, 2015, 07:45:26 AM
specs on the motor ..   
Re-bored and honed to 3 1/8
Engine block surfaced & ground
Crankshaft re-ground 20/20 - Complete engine balance
Camshaft re-ground 25/65 mild - Flywheel lightened machined & balanced
New gudgeon pins fitted to rods
Cylinder head port & polished, fitted with oversize valves & Speco inserts
Now suits Unleaded Petrol ( ULP )
Rockers re-bushed & reamed
 NewPiston & Rings
Camshaft bearings, Conrod bearings & Main bearing
Timing Gears & Harmonic Balancer
Welsh plugs


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on March 28, 2015, 09:51:51 AM
swap ya


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on March 29, 2015, 04:56:46 PM
Thanks Pete, when I pull it down I can check it all out and see what has been done. I doubt if it has been ported and polished or had the flywheel lightened and balanced,so if I can,
the plan is to get larger valves, double springs and hardened seats as well as port and polish. Spoken with Clive Cams in Melbourne, so The cam will be similar to yours,I'd like to weigh the pistons & rods as well as a few other things Weddo has suggested to aid in better oil flow.
Jim


Title: Re:
Post by: GreyFC on March 29, 2015, 10:02:20 PM
A crank, flywheel, balancer, piston and rod balance is $240 in Melb and worth it.  Also look at some stiffer single springs rather then doubles, cheaper and less stress.  If you need the head dine talk to Eddie at HSD he is the best and price is OK aswell but you can gatentee it will be amazing.

Also polishing is no good, you want the ports rough to aid atomization of the fuel, helps it burn better so never polish inside the inlet ports or inlet manifolds.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: weddo on April 01, 2015, 10:22:35 PM
Rough inlet and smooth exhaust


regards

Weddo


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on April 10, 2015, 04:43:43 PM
https://vimeo.com/124595722 ($2)
Pete at newcastle mufflers once again did a top job.
The little girl sounds awesome.
Mark from basset racing did the dyno tune we ended fitting variable jets got it singing pretty not to rich not to lean .
15 degrees of timing into her ran 84.5hp certainly no race car but double the amount it had before hand.
Lovelly to drive.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on April 11, 2015, 08:26:51 AM
Good stuff. Pipes looked really good too when I spotted it. Can't believe pipes can double the power Hahahah

AT LEAST YOU'VE BROKEN  18sec 1/4 Mile times now!!!


Can't wait to see the numbers on the 5L !


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: CraigFC on May 07, 2015, 03:45:33 PM
Looks great mate ;D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on September 23, 2015, 06:50:05 AM
Well what can i say.
I learnt a valuable lesson about buying a "fully recod" engine
Should have just built one myself to save the heartache and let alone the money wasted.
After having a fully recod ebay stromberg drop the vent tube into the engine i have had enough.
This is the 2nd "fully recod" carb to fail
Upon stripping the engine we found the below list of problems.
so i have ordered all the parts to put fuel injection onto the new engine.
Haltech computer , custom throttle bodys, LS injectors
MOB race engines which are 5 minutes from home have just opened up he seems extremelly knowledgable with greys. He has given me a hand to rebuild the old girl doing all the machining work what we found was laughable the engine was junk in the end all i saved was the pistons and block and head.
also upon stripping the engine bay i found some rust so a quick re build of the subframe and lower sill section was neccesary.
Yeah i wasnt going to touch it but have had issues with the generator and the engine bays a mess so i have ordered  a tiny alternator and smoothed out the engine bay to make her look pretty again.
This is just a prevenative build to stop the rust hopefully get it back together sooner rather than later so i can start assembling the ute.

specs on the motor ..  
Re-bored and honed to 3 1/8 (standard bore)
Engine block surfaced & ground  (NOT surface ground )
Crankshaft re-ground 20/20 - Complete engine balance ((crank was 30 thou under with big grooves so in the bin it went NOT balanced)
Camshaft re-ground 25/65 mild - Flywheel lightened machined & balanced (Camshaft overground had allready started wearing bad)
(Main cap bolts on crank were loose mitre ten spring washers had split fell into sump) crazy
New gudgeon pins fitted to rods
Cylinder head port & polished, fitted with oversize valves & Speco inserts (ported no new inserts fitted)
Now suits Unleaded Petrol ( ULP )
Rockers re-bushed & reamed
 NewPiston & Rings
Camshaft bearings, Conrod bearings & Main bearing
Timing Gears & Harmonic Balancer (Supposed alloy timing gears was a damaged old fibre one
Welsh plugs
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: CraigFC on September 23, 2015, 07:32:42 AM
Another quick tidy up, we will see.........


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on September 23, 2015, 09:20:35 AM
Another quick tidy up, we will see.........

It has to be im out of room..


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on September 23, 2015, 01:17:03 PM
Another quick tidy up, we will see.........

We all know about Pete's quick tidy ups...

Makes for great reading though.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 01, 2015, 07:22:56 AM
Been a busy week
Flat out trying to get this car sorted.
Imported a mini Alternator from the states
70amp and uses original mount
Original belt
Original adjuster so tiny.
Engines back together
Blocks been tapped for temp sensor.
All the injection turned up haltech computer throttle bodys ect.
Subframe was blasted pretty sad looking .
All parts bead blasted etch primed and 2k undercoated.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Longman on October 01, 2015, 03:09:08 PM
Fabulous work mate. Any chance you have templates or sell the repair sections for the lower front pillar area as seen in the pics above?


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 01, 2015, 06:07:53 PM
I dont have any templates mate i just winged it.
Sprayed the engine the colour of the car this afternoon in debeers 2k
I had the subframe blasted and powdercoated in zinc etch he got it down all the rails it sands beutiful you can bog over it very impresive.
Now to repair the swiss cheese.
The rares repair panels fit very well and are original thickness very impressed.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 01, 2015, 10:59:36 PM
Late night assembling
Painted it in 2k debeers blue
Fitted stainless button and socket heads
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New thermo shroud fits perfect ontoa stock radiator
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Title: Re: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 01, 2015, 11:02:49 PM
Fabulous work mate. Any chance you have templates or sell the repair sections for the lower front pillar area as seen in the pics above?
Hey longman i was just looking if you want a quick simple piece for either side i just noticed a grey motor rocker cover has nearly a perfect shape and 2 corners with the smaller radius are left and right check it out i wish id noticed it last week.

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Title: Re:
Post by: FCRB26 on October 03, 2015, 07:23:55 PM
Massive last few days all stone trays column cover 500 little pieces etch primed 2k primed then sprayed in satin black.
Subframe repairs completed came out awesome absaloutley stocked how good the spot welds and repair section came up.
Grille shell blasted nut serts fitted all slats mirror finished nos outer grille shell fitted tapped all threads and fitted stainless socket heads with spring washers.
Another big day tommorow get the subframe finished and in undercoat
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FATBOY on October 03, 2015, 07:32:41 PM
nice grille surrounds pete. its gonna look killa


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on October 03, 2015, 07:39:59 PM
impressive grille & repair work Pete.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 03, 2015, 09:13:08 PM
nice grille surrounds pete. its gonna look killa


It had some pitting but came up pretty sweet looks 100 percent on the old one.
I think doing engine and engine bay blue all smoothed out will make it pop they look so much better painted a light colour cos they are so small..
trying to de clutter the engine bay so its ultra clean..


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 04, 2015, 09:11:13 AM
Early morning repairs nice easy ones today
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 05, 2015, 12:56:56 PM
Only half a day spend the rest with the kids.
Rocker cover masked and 2 packed in the fins.
Modified some rb coils  fitted to engine.
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Took the 355 to paint and we will fit it all next week.

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Took the jeep for a blast to bunnings




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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on October 05, 2015, 05:02:21 PM
Nice work as always, Pete!

How did you mount the coils? This is what I'll do, too.

Love the poser gilmer belts  ;D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 06, 2015, 05:02:19 AM
Josh new coils arrive this week with inbuilt igniters and i will mount down low and loop a small lead up
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Title: Re:
Post by: GreyFC on October 07, 2015, 07:54:15 AM
Pete do you know your new cam specs?

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 07, 2015, 10:32:12 AM
I had them on the job card i just have to find where i placed that card ...  ???


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 11, 2015, 07:14:13 PM
Subframe all done ready for paint
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Cut and fitted the timing wheel

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Ls coils arrived will fit tomorrow
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on October 11, 2015, 07:23:53 PM
That's a good weekend.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 12, 2015, 06:23:17 PM
Coils done
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Crumpsnr on October 12, 2015, 06:40:43 PM
Neat mounting of the coils  :)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 12, 2015, 07:26:32 PM
You cannot understand how much that 2nd coil being uneven is doing my head in...


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Maco on October 12, 2015, 08:11:01 PM
Pete,

You may need to rework the Walking Stick! ??? ???

John


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: JB on October 12, 2015, 08:47:57 PM
Perfectionist much?? Lol
Everything you do looks the goods to us mate!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: mcl1959 on October 12, 2015, 09:10:08 PM
Oh Pete, you know you want to rework the walking stick. We all know you're going to do it to :D

Ken


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on October 12, 2015, 10:56:18 PM
There's an untapped market for that coil bracket, Pete!

Reckon it would work with a 202?


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 13, 2015, 06:01:09 AM
Im not modifying any more on the engine need to get it running then i shall move it.


There's an untapped market for that coil bracket, Pete!

Reckon it would work with a 202?

Wouldnt work on a red but i have an idea ill check it out for ya.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: JB on October 13, 2015, 07:07:46 AM
Yeah I can see how the number 2 coil lead isn't quite the same as the other 5... Mate if you changed the walking stick then they would all look the same.  :P


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ed on October 13, 2015, 09:32:03 AM

Pete,

Impressive work..

Just wondering how the coils are fired.. obviously the crank trigger provides the signal but do you need to run some sort of ECU?

Am thinking of doing this down the track to the 1UZFE with an after market ECU.

Cheers
Ed




Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 13, 2015, 12:29:52 PM
Im running a basic Haltech sprint computer so signal will come from ECU


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: weddo on October 13, 2015, 09:32:21 PM
Brilliant set up Pete, following with interest.

Post it on FB sites as a follow up as well.

regards
Weddo


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 23, 2015, 09:35:56 PM
Getting there with the old girl.
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Lots of rubbing ...


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 24, 2015, 09:09:10 AM
Looks great Pete straight

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 24, 2015, 04:58:18 PM
All finished on the subframe.
Self taught painter very happywith the finish.

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on October 24, 2015, 06:45:35 PM
Another big weekend Pete. Nice job.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: mcl1959 on October 24, 2015, 07:01:02 PM
Looks good Pete, just a suggestion on the colour of the front of the subframe. The radiator side panels look better black - this highlights the chrome on the grille. Painted side panels tend to wash out the chrome. When I painted the van (light blue) I left the front in colour, but then painted it black later.

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on October 24, 2015, 09:15:12 PM
Thanks Ken

i had thought about it but there was something i liked about the blue and chrome lighter colours it looks bigger or brighter behind in my eyes..
 i remeber when wayne AKA old mt isa boy did his FC ute rally appealled to me ..

can change later on if need be..


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 01, 2015, 08:52:12 PM
Firewall painted
Subframe is all fitted up very happy it lined up great.
Also be warned do not use ebay wheel cylinders fronts are 6 months old and leaking the wheel cups have strange grooves and are perished .
I found a set of stainless sleeved ones in the roof just need to get new pbr wheel cups.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on November 01, 2015, 10:02:41 PM
Onward & upward. Thanks for the tip on the wheel cylinders Pete.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 08, 2015, 07:04:01 PM
Another weekend gone.
All upper lower control arms
Sway bar
Crossmember all little bits and pieces sandblastes and etch primed then sprayed in valspar satin black.
Only a few hrs today but crossmember fitted with new rubbers and new bolts torqued up correct  spacers measured and fitted correctly.
New brake lines made and fitted.
Wheel cylinders blasted repainted rebuilt.
New wheel bearings and seals fitted.
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Spacer cut for the timing wheel timing wheel countersunk screws fitted ..

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on November 08, 2015, 08:04:08 PM
Great progress!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on November 08, 2015, 08:10:43 PM
That cross member looks like straight off the show room floor.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 10, 2015, 09:49:01 PM
Re assembling control arms the rubbers to stop the grease were shagged so instead of having to buy the kit off rares i ordered some 25mm silicon hose works great.
Also i bought a new sata spray gun with a smaller 1.4mm nozzle to try get an even better finish.
Hopefully engine in on the weekend.
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Trigger wheel all fitted perfect..
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 21, 2015, 09:35:43 PM
Got heaps done today.
I hate painting the steering box colours so i bead blasted and used a metal clear coat came out smick.
Did the column satin black.
Re painted radiator and 500 other bits black.
Fitted gearbox

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on November 21, 2015, 09:46:22 PM
You'll have nothing left to do tomorrow. It's looking good.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: 2brite on November 22, 2015, 10:42:11 PM
Just a curiosity question

Are all fe fc spot welded like that along the edge above where the wiper sits and below the bonnet rubber looks pretty yucky


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 23, 2015, 06:12:41 AM
Just a curiosity question

Are all fe fc spot welded like that along the edge above where the wiper sits and below the bonnet rubber looks pretty yucky

No they are not on the FC. It seems the employee worked how to use the spot welder properly after the FE.
I looked at a cactus FE ute up the wreckers its the same as mine.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on November 25, 2015, 07:54:38 PM
Brake lines done.
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Just started fuel tank to fit in existing hole with no mods.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: camxsmith on November 26, 2015, 07:25:04 PM
Wow ..  I like your handy work  on the brake lines nice and neat. Can not wait to see the fuel tank assembled..


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 06, 2015, 07:05:53 AM
Motor all fitted up.
All zinc plating came up mint thanks to neville.
Trying a lynx triple su manifold to make life easier .
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on December 06, 2015, 07:33:50 AM
Fine stuff Pete. It certainly is almost at the end.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on December 07, 2015, 11:24:15 AM
Very neat Pete. The zinc plating sure does look good.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 08, 2015, 09:30:38 PM
Todays drama
Nos lynx manifold wont fit without chopping the firewall.
So i started a new manifold.
Just hope the runners arent too long.
And yes the heater pipes are not done new longer rubber grommeted ones will be made
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Not Happy Jan on December 09, 2015, 09:12:41 AM
Great work Pete
Looks top quality!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Gary C on December 09, 2015, 07:33:07 PM
Pete I have same manifold and problem.

If you are in the mood make 2 and I will be happy to pay whatever costs.

I also have problems port matching and thought if you extend the runners ( allowing enough for solid 2mm gasket and about 3mm into ports) through mounting plates to locate into ports the problem might be solved.

Thanks,Gary.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 10, 2015, 05:28:05 AM
Pete I have same manifold and problem.

If you are in the mood make 2 and I will be happy to pay whatever costs.

I also have problems port matching and thought if you extend the runners ( allowing enough for solid 2mm gasket and about 3mm into ports) through mounting plates to locate into ports the problem might be solved.

Thanks,Gary.

Hmm im having enough trouble racking my brain to make 1 let alone 2  ;D

Im averaging 1 or 2hrs of a night or at 3am before work to get it done.
I reckon i have the port matching solved so 40mm throttle bodys. 38mm runners giving me 34.8 ID so i will chamfer outside mounting plate 2.6mm and im thinking of machining up a cone that slips into the original groove on the head and machining a rebate into the intake flange.
Havent got that far.

I mocked up my rare REPCO efi manifold last night.
So next big problem will be injectors im steering away from the XR6 turbo ones to stumpy little LS ones and im not going to use the billet fuel rail i bought in favour of a factory style LS fuel rail in stainless as i can get it heaps small and run a factory efi pressure reg so it looks less modern.
I have gone with stainless for the manifold but will ceramic coat to make it all look period kinda..

Excuse the cable ties i didnt have any long bolts

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: JB on December 10, 2015, 06:14:19 AM
 :o :o :o that looks good!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on December 10, 2015, 06:53:42 AM
Amazing work Pete


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FireKraka on December 10, 2015, 12:42:52 PM
Seriously Pete I am amazed at what you come up with and the level of the workmanship, can't wait to see this one finished mate.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Gary C on December 11, 2015, 09:54:48 AM
No worries Pete..it was worth having a shot at.

Thanks, Gary.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 13, 2015, 07:11:37 AM
Manifold all welded up now for the non fun bit
Linkages are racking my brain how to make it look neat.
I have come up with an idea tho.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on December 13, 2015, 07:47:26 PM
Hey Pete I can seeeee yooooooooo
can't wait to see this one finished mate.
Yeah he's gotta at least get ONE finished soon hahahahahha


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 13, 2015, 08:32:42 PM
Hey Pete I can seeeee yooooooooo Yeah he's gotta at least get ONE finished soon hahahahahha

Why do you think i dont sleep at night the only car thats driving is the army jeep and look how that ended up big engine bay fire charging battery and lithium jump pack was still on it without me seeing it. had lunch came back over to a decent fire.
so all day was wasted re wiring engine bay new leads new rotor and cap re do all terminals clean alternator need to repaint a few things.. >:(


so the Ute will be rolling this week and hopefully get linkages and injectors done on the FE this week coming.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: weddo on December 13, 2015, 11:23:48 PM
You will have to water jet some small rear quarter badges to replace those manifold retainers Pete

regards

Weddo


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 16, 2015, 09:18:36 PM
Fiddly bloody linkages cut out .
Now to assemble.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 19, 2015, 07:27:47 AM
Well this is fun not ..(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/923be2bbbbbf3c7214244afea26a7e5b.jpg)
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Waiting for 8mm heims to do the main idler.

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on December 20, 2015, 01:58:47 PM
An engineering master piece looking forward to complete assembly

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on December 20, 2015, 10:39:53 PM
An engineering master piece

...... and a fine display of patience & perseverance.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 21, 2015, 10:45:45 AM
My wife thinks im the most impatient person alive until it comes to car parts .. :D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 23, 2015, 05:11:58 PM
Well i changed the arm on the throttle body .
Drilled and tapped fitted grub screws.
Made and fitted balancing screws.
Now onto the idler arm.
Some dick ordered 8 left hand m5 heimes so waiting on new ones to show up.

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 23, 2015, 09:48:39 PM
Home made injector rail just needs mounts and pressure regulator fitted.
Injector bosses next to be fitted in the morning.
Home made heim template because im missing 3 to jig up with.


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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on December 24, 2015, 03:28:27 PM
So what are you getting for Christmas then!!??


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 24, 2015, 10:02:13 PM
So what are you getting for Christmas then!!??
Hopefully a fc wagon  :D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FATBOY on December 25, 2015, 07:54:34 AM
lol my missus would happily sell you my fe wagon the mood that she is in
looking good pete


regards fat


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 26, 2015, 07:02:22 AM
I have my eye on 1 complete..

Snuck out the shed and finished fuel rail and mounts also finished injector ports into the manifold.
Everything seems to clear the injector wiring will clear.
The tps sensor will clear.
Will have to relocate throttle arm return spring is the only set back.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: mcl1959 on December 26, 2015, 12:55:11 PM
That's just beautiful - so neat and clean
Ken


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 26, 2015, 05:08:14 PM
Thanks Ken.

Let's hope it runs  ;D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 27, 2015, 01:50:12 PM
This mornings job done.
Just needs a acid bath then some etch primer then satin black.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FireKraka on December 27, 2015, 08:16:43 PM
Your insane Pete do you ever sleep buddy I love that you have these ideas in your head and then turn them into reality

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on December 27, 2015, 10:43:02 PM
Your insane Pete do you ever sleep buddy I love that you have these ideas in your head and then turn them into reality

Regards
Neil H

Thanks Neil no time for sleep cars to build. :D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DN2168 on December 28, 2015, 01:31:26 AM
Weld porn.... ;D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: customFC on December 29, 2015, 03:01:47 PM
"You're an ideas man"
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on January 11, 2016, 10:49:07 PM
Getting closer
The wife went away so went to work late and cut pressure reg bkt
Finished fuel rail
Finished tank ready to wire
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on February 09, 2016, 09:39:38 PM
Making fuel line clamps very tedious

Also found a roof rack which i will powdercoat.
Was cheering to find one..

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on February 19, 2016, 06:49:46 PM
Got one of the first batches of yella terra roller rockers few glitches but all fitted now.
New roof basket all powder coated needs longer legs so will make them next week.
Rims are powder coated  going tubeless found some 20mm valve stems.
Manifold is finally finished vaccum ports fitted
My little helper was out in the shed with me ..



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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on February 19, 2016, 09:12:38 PM
Jeez Pete, I wish I had half your talent!! the whole setup looks fantastic. The roller rockers look like they were always there, can't wait to see the finished product. What is the capacity of the fuel tank?the FE is looking almost as cool as the FC. All you have to do now i find a couple more FE's and you will have a full set of both.
Regards, Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: fcwrangler on February 19, 2016, 09:24:12 PM
Just had a look on Yellaterra's site, they have a few photo's of the roller rocker setup. They have two shots of your engine, looks good.
Jim


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on February 19, 2016, 09:45:10 PM
Amazing .............


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: camxsmith on February 19, 2016, 10:24:47 PM
Pete I have to say I have loved following you posts. Your skills are truly grand and the out put looks amazing. So please  keep the posts coming. Great work. ;)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on February 19, 2016, 10:38:20 PM
Your cute little helper is in the way! I taught mine to fetch beers earlier than that age!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on February 20, 2016, 06:41:22 AM
Your cute little helper is in the way! I taught mine to fetch beers earlier than that age!

Nearlly 2 yrs dry so she hasnt seen me with a beer that she remebers anyway..
Sometimes i miss it but i get a hell of a lot more done without it.



Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on February 20, 2016, 02:06:06 PM
I can't remember cleaning my garage but have a headache now!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on February 25, 2016, 09:24:26 PM
Manifold is done and final fitted.
Cut new stainless manifold clamp plate doo dads
Also new arp stainless studs arrived.
Also re painted hub cap centres outers tomorrow and the fins got the syringe treatment too.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: zulu on February 26, 2016, 12:42:24 AM

That's all looking very tidy Pete, engine bay looks very clean without carbies

Fins look cool, I was watching those on ebay if they are the ones, look forward to seeing it, are you going to the Nats with it?


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on February 26, 2016, 05:37:37 AM
That's all looking very tidy Pete, engine bay looks very clean without carbies

Fins look cool, I was watching those on ebay if they are the ones, look forward to seeing it, are you going to the Nats with it?

Yep they are the ebay ones i was  pretty happy with the price 360 freshlly chromed.

Unfortunately i cant make it to the nationals due to a real loud whine coming from my wife.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Longman on February 26, 2016, 12:44:51 PM
Beautiful work Pete.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 10, 2016, 10:06:05 AM
Well fitted the H fins really like them.
Repainted hubcaps.
Fuel lines finished.
Battery tray finished just needs paint.
Bit of bling for my battery box.
Started running battery cable and wiring.
Found  a cool esky for my roof rack on throw out day.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: camxsmith on March 10, 2016, 10:27:30 AM
Great work Pete, Love those fins


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on March 10, 2016, 11:03:41 AM
Some nice touches there Pete. I had one of those original ESKYs too.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 10, 2016, 11:08:42 AM
Wow a Mallaby Esky that's neat.  ;D

Looking good Pete. I can see success.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Rick 123 on March 10, 2016, 04:12:20 PM
Hi Pete, I have left you a private msg on facebook, When you get a chance to read it can you get back to me.
Cheers
Rick


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 10, 2016, 08:22:54 PM
Hi Pete, I have left you a private msg on facebook, When you get a chance to read it can you get back to me.
Cheers
Rick

Replied mate was on the mower for 2 hours..


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Rick 123 on March 12, 2016, 07:27:58 PM
All good pete, let you know how I go on Wednesday, Thanks


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 14, 2016, 03:38:29 PM
Glove box job this morning seems to all fit pretty well.

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: RET on March 14, 2016, 04:19:02 PM

Paint it satin black tomorrow.


I see a glove box and I want to paint it black...

(With apologies to The Rolling Stones :D)


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 14, 2016, 05:38:45 PM

I see a glove box and I want to paint it black...

(With apologies to The Rolling Stones :D)

Settle petal i only just made it  :D
Have to paint the battery box and bracket also the glove box tomorrow afternoon weather permitting.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Longman on March 14, 2016, 07:24:48 PM
You're doing it to me again Pete, you're making me feel completely inadequate! That's my missus job! beautiful work.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 19, 2016, 08:07:17 PM
Ha ha Longman
Im a dumb arse that can weld thats all.

Just for you RET
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 21, 2016, 06:53:27 AM
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Oggz on March 23, 2016, 08:34:57 PM
Been a few years since I frequented this place, but the first thing I see is that engine bay, bloody hell it was like seeing a naked lady for the first time, fuel injected grey is a wet dream come true. Had to go back and read more, you my sir, have class  :D

If you ever feel like making a few more of those set ups, don't be shy to advertise here, I get the feeling there would be many takers

Cheers
Oggz


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 24, 2016, 05:15:52 AM
Been a few years since I frequented this place, but the first thing I see is that engine bay, bloody hell it was like seeing a naked lady for the first time, fuel injected grey is a wet dream come true. Had to go back and read more, you my sir, have class  :D

If you ever feel like making a few more of those set ups, don't be shy to advertise here, I get the feeling there would be many takers

Cheers
Oggz


Lets just hope it all works first.. :D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on April 11, 2016, 07:28:25 PM
Well i got the FE to my mates dyno shed
Ready to wire it.
She's in safe hands.

We ran the little datto i was doing some sheet work on flamin nice.

And my little caravan got some love completely stripped inside back to bare timber started again.
The painter is a young fellow he did 9 days straight painted inside cuboards did any repairs needed absolute mint job 1600 cash really really impressed.
Its now creamy  cream not white.
 Now to re cut the flash in aluminum so it doesnt expqnd like the stainless hopefully
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: camxsmith on April 11, 2016, 07:46:34 PM
Gee Pete I'm always impressed with what you get up to..  it like ya just living the dream  :P


Title: Re:
Post by: FCRB26 on May 02, 2016, 09:15:36 AM
Slowlly getting wired .
The engine bay is all but done
And my little caravan is all finished annexe will be finished today
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: DJ on May 02, 2016, 12:05:51 PM
Very nice Pete. The van looks fabulous. Lots of thought behind the detail.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: graham_fuller on May 02, 2016, 12:32:42 PM
Pete,
Both Van and Engine Bay look great.
Cheers,
Graham


Title: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on May 02, 2016, 02:53:45 PM
Live the FC tail lights on the caravan!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on July 31, 2016, 06:29:39 PM
Bought the FE home

Slowlly piecing it back together.
A lot better bolting it back together with m6 guard bolts and everything nutserted .

Made 90rwhp in the end but smooth as silk and starts first go cold like a modern car.
Fuel pump is whisper quiet very happy.

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: NES304 on July 31, 2016, 07:59:52 PM
Maaasssive increase in power!


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: CraigFC on August 10, 2016, 12:03:34 PM
Love it ..... love them all  ::) ;D


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on August 11, 2016, 07:13:18 AM
Hi All


Nearing the home stretch with the FE

It runs simply Fantastic cannot believe how well it runs stone cold it just runs perfect no coughing no farting.
We had a issue after it came off the dyno it had a noticeable stutter from idle. We thought it may of been to much air getting in.
Turns out it was fuel pressure. i had used a RB25 fuel pressure reg which is 45PSI turns out the LS 6ltr injectors need 58PSI so a quick search on google turns out a RB26DETT regulator is adjustable.
Lucky i am changing the one off the FC sedan for a aftermarket one so changed them out and cranked it up a bit and it is perfect now.
Only drama i have mucked up the tune by increasing fuel pressure so will need a quick clean up on the dyno again.

I have been re assembling panels, Cleaning up the wiring trying to finish it. I have misplaced the tags off the car somewhere  ???

The video attached (if it works ) is 6am in the morning 5 deg to show how well it runs cold. Amazing that a engine almost 70yrs old can run like this.
we made 91RWHP but with the increase in in fuel pressure mark the dyno man thinks it will make more.

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on August 11, 2016, 09:14:04 AM
Love the smell of napalm in the morning. Nice hum.


Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: mcl1959 on August 15, 2016, 07:52:37 PM
Idling it sounds grey motorish, but wow when it revs, that sounds amazing :o  :o

Ken


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on September 10, 2016, 07:19:53 AM
Been a while between posts
I have been re assembling the FE slowlly.
We have lots happening at work so not much shed time.
I had to re dyno the car after i increased fuel pressure made 90rwhp so took it for its first drive drove really well very very smooth power transition.
Only 1 glitch it surged going up a hill so can only assume it was because it was low on fuel or the pump sock is too close to the bottom of the swirl pot.
Front end was a pain to align as theres no screws its all m6 nutserted now definetly a lot stronger together as you are not scared of stripping like the screws do.
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on February 20, 2017, 08:51:23 PM
Supposedly get it back sunday.
Had it since late August wiring it.
🤐🤐🤐🤐
Looks good
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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 26, 2017, 04:45:03 PM
Finally got the fe back off the lecco took agggges but its smick.
So in 2 weekends i have fully rebuilt 2 wiper motors a delco for the ute and a trico for the fe .
Fitted the radio and speedo cable just need to sort the heater.

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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on March 26, 2017, 07:24:40 PM
Looks shmick Pete.

You're running the little 12v electric heater in the FE?


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 26, 2017, 08:44:57 PM
Looks shmick Pete.

You're running the little 12v electric heater in the FE?

Nah Bosch in this one


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on March 30, 2017, 07:08:25 PM
Gotta love de beers 2k




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Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 30, 2017, 10:11:26 PM
 8)

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: FCRB26 on February 07, 2019, 05:07:39 AM
Hi All

Been in Hiding for a while with work commitments.

Sold the FE regrettably and still not sure why i sold it.
Recentlly had a re tune using TPS and Map mix and it made 98rwhp totally tranformed it.
The new owner has been driving it lots of late getting many kms on it.

Would buy it back in a heart beat.


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: 59wagon on February 09, 2019, 01:50:08 PM
Whoa, that would've been a big call Pete.  Sorry to hear you regret it, but maybe one day you can get it back?

Thanks for the journey you took us on during the rebuild - it was fascinating and some real outside the box stuff went into this, not to mention the workmanship and detail.  I still refer to this thread for ideas every now and then.

All the best,

John


Title: Re: FE sedan
Post by: Errol62 on February 09, 2019, 08:09:53 PM
Very good luck to the new owner. At least now Im not as jealous of your fleet Pete.


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