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Title: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 22, 2019, 11:20:34 AM
Hi guys, names adam,new member to the forum but have looked up info here in the past, have been playing around with old holdens (mostly fe-fc and hk-t-g)since i was a teenager (37  now) i work for an engine builder in the albury/wodonga area and have a soft spot for hot greys will post some photos up of my toys, i have a 59-1/2 fc special which is going for its second rwc test tomorrow, and we managed to squeeze 130rwhp out of the old fc L block, it is pretty cranky and piggy to drive but wouldnt have it any other  way
Also have an fe panel van that was my paddock basher as a kid, just lucky i never wrecked it, its fitted with a 383 sbc and commodore 6spd but still going through th conversion process


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 22, 2019, 11:53:43 AM
Myfc https://imgur.com/gallery/Kkc49p4

(https://i.imgur.com/HSkKfqu.jpg)


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 22, 2019, 12:07:20 PM
Myfc https://imgur.com/gallery/CXgbSiu

(https://i.imgur.com/ywWwyMn.jpg)


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 22, 2019, 12:08:49 PM
Myfc3 https://imgur.com/gallery/oFDXsYs

(https://i.imgur.com/nDCHjqE.jpg)


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 22, 2019, 12:12:05 PM
Myfc https://imgur.com/gallery/aTaw5yO
130rwhp 132ci https://imgur.com/gallery/FLjmCDe

(https://i.imgur.com/N4kQseM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/U4CfrEJ.jpg)


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: JOX515 on April 22, 2019, 12:31:01 PM
Looks good mate :)


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 22, 2019, 12:38:36 PM
Thanks, here's the before pic
https://i.imgur.com/iszRBUr.jpg


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: camxsmith on April 22, 2019, 03:53:51 PM
Looks great well done ..  hope you donít mind a re posted a couple of images.. ;D



(https://i.imgur.com/iszRBUrm.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ywWwyMnm.jpg)


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 23, 2019, 08:54:05 AM
All good, thanks for doing that, took me a bit to get that imgur app worked out ;D


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: Errol62 on April 23, 2019, 09:24:37 AM
Very nice and stock looking. I bet a different impression comes across when you turn the key.


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Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 23, 2019, 09:38:28 AM
Sure does, with a 2-1/2" exhaust and pretty big cam, a crow regrind, marty put a humpy holden speedway gring on it,
Its actually an old repco sports engine +.060 so .185" oversize from standard fc block, still running the repco pistons,
We took .030 of the block to zero deck it then about .080" off the head i ported out to get the comp upto 9.5:1,
186 valves
Double race springs to suit a series 1 v6 commodore


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 23, 2019, 09:42:37 AM
Had to make up custom pushrods to suit using 265 hemi pushrods with the grey pushrod tip machined down and inserted then silver soldered, slant 6 full flow oil fiter setup drilled and tapped into the block, made 130rwhp at about 6000rpm but was starting to pull vaccum so triples should see more power


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: 2brite on April 23, 2019, 08:26:13 PM
a video with the grey on song would be nice to see.

go the mighty grey


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: Errol62 on April 23, 2019, 08:30:59 PM
So effectively a 138 plus 60 thou, for 149cui. Hi comp. Good breathing. Not so powerful to stress bottom end and drive train. Bit of an adventure to drive. Sounds like a good way to go. Youíre not lazy like me and put in a red motor.
Cheers
Clay


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Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on April 23, 2019, 09:23:53 PM
Next time i put it on the dyno at work i'll get a vid, and yeah worked out to 149ci with the 3.185"-3-3/16 bore, took about 7kg out of the flywheel to, would be heaps better with a four speed but i kind of like the column shift nostalgia, my fe van on the other hand should be a weapon with the alloy headed 383, tr6060 6spd and torana front end


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: Errol62 on April 24, 2019, 12:11:23 PM
Yes yhe old nostalgia box should stand up to it if you donít hammer it. You only need syncro in city driving. So I keep telling myself as I donít want to cut the floor in mine.


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Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on May 08, 2019, 08:38:54 PM
https://i.imgur.com/yqbaZdv.gifv
Hi guys, hopefully this works, was the first dyno run of the fc from a couple months ago before we tweeked the timing and carbs a lil further, only revving to 6000rpm should be good to 7000rpm but going to wait till it loosens up a bit to rev it that hard


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: Errol62 on May 09, 2019, 12:20:58 AM
Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!


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Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: 2brite on July 14, 2019, 12:59:19 PM
awesome looking sedan
any engine bay pics


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on July 14, 2019, 07:55:22 PM
Thanks, there is one pic above, i'll try and get onto taking some more pics during the week, have got some of the buildup process pics i'll put up as well, these days im pretty pushed for spare time and need to sit down for a while to juggle the pics to imgur then onto here


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on July 15, 2019, 07:13:25 PM
http://imgur.com/a/kosx2Bc
Heres some more engine bay shots

http://imgur.com/a/oX7DzAL


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on July 15, 2019, 07:20:16 PM
Pushrod mods
http://imgur.com/a/BO929u0

http://imgur.com/a/kYpOlH6

These were made using the tip of a grey pushrod machined down to 'just ' press fit into cut down 265 hemi intake pushrods (i think, the longer of the two pushrods anyway) and then silver soldered, need these to take the 120lbs spring installed pressure


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on July 15, 2019, 07:29:40 PM
Cylinder head

http://imgur.com/a/tNaYQjz

V6 commodore double springs worked out just right

http://imgur.com/a/wXvKlvQ

http://imgur.com/a/KSIO6dp

Above is some of the port work under the valves before a throating tool was used to open up for 186 valves and create a tapered bellmouth under the valves


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on July 15, 2019, 07:43:50 PM
http://imgur.com/a/vsY2L10

http://imgur.com/a/xNIFs0V

http://imgur.com/a/BAyP7u7

http://imgur.com/a/cfKdTO6


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on July 15, 2019, 07:50:21 PM
http://imgur.com/a/ueUHmQX

http://imgur.com/a/9dLkDcH

http://imgur.com/U7lsqMV


Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on July 15, 2019, 08:25:46 PM
http://imgur.com/a/1k7sbP8

http://imgur.com/a/D8iuCwM

http://imgur.com/a/gDYQp9Y



Title: Re: Newbie here my fc
Post by: The holden man on July 15, 2019, 08:29:25 PM
These two pics also show my other baby, no not the commodore  ;D

http://imgur.com/a/gFP1tEb

http://imgur.com/a/4gDr5Oz