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1  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Rare Spares FC Dash Facia on: February 24, 2019, 12:06:21 AM
I'd be interested in one as well thanks Wink
2  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / FE to EJ Frontend/Crossmember Wanted on: October 07, 2018, 11:24:00 PM
I am after a BARE frontend/crossmember from an FE through to EJ. Hoping someone close to me, (between Horsham to Ballarat) might have a cheap one they don't need.
3  Galleries / Unreal Cars - Members' Artwork / Moon Made Madness on: May 07, 2018, 10:25:05 PM
If only welding, steel "MANIPULATION" and automotive regulations were as easy to do as photoshop, man we'd have some funky looking mobiles cruising around !  Tongue Grin

4  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE-FC Sedans "Real Weight" on: April 22, 2018, 10:30:06 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone & thank you Keith for that last number, I was thinking a real number would be somewhere around that area. So Long as the engineer I spoke to, thinks I can get a 304 5Lt into the FE, I guess I'm just gunna go with "his weights" & advice to accomplish the build. If he's willing & able to sign it off, then so be it.
5  Technical Board / General Technical / FE-FC Sedans "Real Weight" on: April 17, 2018, 10:58:17 AM
Hi all,
I was talking with a couple of VASS approved engineers the other day, about what is actually allowed these days, engine size wise. The first guy pointed me in the direction of, & to check out the "Vehicle Standards Bulletin 14 (VSB14)". Reading through there, I saw the table that is used to calculate engine size allowable, & it says;

All vehicles originally weighing between 800kg and 1100kg / original mass x 4.0 = max.capacity in cc.
All vehicles originally weighing more than 1100kg / original mass x 5.0 = max.capacity in cc.

Now from everything I have come across both online & manuals & such, the FE-FC comes in around the 1080kg mark, which makes it apply to the rule of between 800kg & 1100kg, which if I'm wanting to fit a 5lt, it wouldn't be allowed.

But after speaking to the second engineer, while talking to him, he was looking online at FE's & FC's just so he was clear on which model I was talking about, & also spoke of the same formula as to working out engine capacity, he then said he had done work on a FC before where a 350 chev had been fitted, & looked at his records on it. He then told me that, although that car had fallen into between the 800kg - 1100kg, he said those figures were basicly only "Rough Estimates & Not Exact Figures!" What he did was, he got someone with a complete original driving FC & had them put it over a weighbridge, which gave him a weight of 1140kg. So from that he was able to apply the second rule of weighing more than 1100kg / orig. mass x5, which meant he could approve the 350.

So what I am REALLLLLLY hoping for, is if someone who has a driving stocker out there, could get or has a "REAL" weight from a weighbridge, & to let me know what it exactly is? I'm guessing there would be slight variations in weight from car to car, depending on things like tyres, rims or even spare wheels & jacks in car maybe. But I would love to see or hear from a few people to see how much of a varying weight there really is between stock vehicles & to see if they are closer to the 1140 kg mark. As it stands at the moment, I'm liking what this second engineer is saying to me & will probably go with him  Grin.
Cheers all,

6  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / front end top mounting plates wanted on: February 11, 2018, 11:53:54 PM
I am after a pair of FE-EJ front end top mounting plates, (see pics below) as I want to grapht them onto a torana front end for mounting into my FE. I'm hoping someone might have an old front end they don't need & could get the blighters off for me. (At a reasonable price of course!)  Tongue

Obtained reference pics from brett_f long ago, thanks brett.
7  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Moon's FE barn find (project) on: January 30, 2018, 07:10:49 PM
Ok trying a site called imgur, so lets try again.

As first seen

When I went out to pay him for it he already had it out getting ready to load onto trailer

And landed in it's new home with me  Grin had a hell of a time cleaning out & making room in shed, but I got there lol.

I love the front seat, as stuffed as it is, it's out of a dodge phoenix apparently

8  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Moon's FE barn find (project) on: January 30, 2018, 03:48:20 PM
 Shocked Angry Angry >:(Ok, does anyone know the deal with photobucket? The pics were showing fine last night when I posted 'em up, anyone got any suggestions, new image host provider perhaps? Is this a common problem with photobucket these days?
9  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Moon's FE barn find (project) on: January 30, 2018, 12:10:32 AM
As first seen

When I went out to pay him for it he already had it out getting ready to load onto trailer

And landed in it's new home with me  Grin had a hell of a time cleaning out & making room in shed, but I got there lol.

I love the front seat, as stuffed as it is, it's out of a dodge phoenix apparently

That's all the pics at moment, hope to get her out on weekend & start the clean out/up so will take a few more then.
Anyway, it's good to be back here again & looking forward to spending more time in here again too. I haven't gotten any pics of the vin tag yet but as soon as I do, will post it up here so Ken can get the numbers, hopefuly someone can help me to corretly id it to as to what exact year & number she is.
Anyway, later all.  Grin
10  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Moon's FE barn find (project) on: January 30, 2018, 12:09:27 AM
Hi all,
I have been a member of the forum for years, but have not been active in here since sometime in 2012. This was due to "RELUCTANTLY" selling off my FC Special, and also after a time, forgetting my login details  Huh I've been into Ratrods in these missing years away, But lately have had the bug/craving again for my FC, and after perusing the net looking at all manner of FE-FC pics, it became to much & I just had to give into the "URGE"!  Tongue
So I contacted the guy who bought my old FC (a local & friend of mine) & put it to him, the dilemma I was in, & asked if he would consider selling it back to me? I gave him my offer & he was surprised but understood where I was coming from & said, he would talk it over with his wife & have a good think about it & let me know. So over the past weekend I tried to call him a few times but just couldn't reach him, & as yet still no word. On Sunday evening I decided to go & visit another friend/kind of family member, because I knew he had an FE sedan that he had had for ABSOLUTE YEARS, I just wanted to lay eyes on the old girl to see what condition it was in. Now he has had many people over the years try to buy it from him, but he never let it go, hoping to do something with it at some stage, but of course never getting to it. So I turn up & tell him the reason why I'm out to see him, & ask if I can see the old girl. He takes me out to his shed and as soon as I saw it I thought to myself, "this is my first ever barn find!"
After a good look over it, I couldn't believe how good it was as far as rust goes. I could see it had some in the front floors but not to bad really, & that was about it. All the usual places were great! Now I must admit, I did have an earlier conversation with both this guy & his wife a couple of months ago at a funeral wake about this car, & as I already knew, he didn't really want to let it go but his wife told me she had been at him for a while to sell it. So back to day at hand, having this "insider knowledge"  Tongue after some discussion about it, I told him how I regret selling off mine & was mad to get another & asked if he would consider selling it. He um'ed & er'ed for a few seconds, then told me "look, yeah I would, only because I know you & I know you're gonna do something with it. I loved seeing your old FC getting around & I know you'll get around in this one!" That was it, I had to get this I thought. I asked him how much he was asking for it & he told me the offer he had from the last guy a few years ago. I made an offer which was cheaper, & again he said "only because it's you, yep, no worries!" I don't know who was happier, Me, him or his wife? lol. No, definately his wife was the happiest, because when he told her it was going she threw her hands up in the air & yelled "Woo Hoo!" Lol
So that was it, the deal was done on Sunday evening, it was paid for & delivered to my place today Monday. It has sat in his current place for the last 18 years plus more at his old place. It's got some "rugged" home mods from back in the day when he was young, fitting red motors, but nothing that can't be prettied up. He threw in what ever bits & pieces he could find plus a 186 & 202 that is still at his place but can sit there for as long as I like. It's got HR front end & rear, no motor or gearbox in it but that's fine coz now I got to work out just exactly what I want to put in her. Plan is just to leave the old paint job as it is, clean her up get her in working order again & enjoy her.
Anyway, time for pics I guess.....
11  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / FE sedan on: August 13, 2012, 03:11:12 PM
Found this old girl rusting in peace a while ago on a local farm property. As you can see she's super rusty but got a few remains that might be of use to someone. Floor & sills, both inners an outters are shot, outer subframe legs are crapped out but i think the inner ones are ok. The glass is all there, both front an rear bumpers. She could be brought back if you were willing to put in an ENORMOUS amount of time I guess, anythings possible, so long as ya dedicated enough  Tongue. But it's up to you.
Is located in Stawell, Vic, area.
$200 an she's all yours.

12  Galleries / Unreal Cars - Members' Artwork / more Moon Made creations! on: January 30, 2012, 12:28:04 PM
Howdy all, been ages since I logged in and posted anything, but I'm always checking in to see whats going on in here. Thought this area had been quiet for long enough so thought I'd put in a few ideas i've been playing around with. Hope you like 'em,

How about a pillarless coupe?

Aonther tonner

I have a badly rusted FE body and it got me to thinking, with all of these types of "To Far Gone Bodies" surely something could be done to put them to good use? And so I give you the Rat Rod FE/FC's. LOL  Grin Tongue

13  For Sale and Wanted / Other Stuff For Sale / HZ Panelvan for sale on: April 17, 2011, 09:14:31 PM
Hi all, I've got a HZ Panelvan needing a new home, unit is in great nic for age. Currently on Ebay, so have a look at the link for details,
14  For Sale and Wanted / Other Stuff For Sale / Re: VN V6 & AUTO on: March 11, 2011, 07:46:23 PM
Sorry Ed, I should've said that in my post,
I'm near Stawell, Vic.
15  For Sale and Wanted / Other Stuff For Sale / VN V6 & AUTO on: March 10, 2011, 11:35:31 PM
Howdy all, got a VN 3.8 V6, auto & computer, all got to go to a new home.
Was running when came out, is missing power steering resevoir and has dents in sump of motor.
$150.00 A Bargain! Wink
16  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: 1958 wagon on: March 03, 2011, 11:03:35 PM
Thanks Weddo, cool pic, even if it is a F##rd. Lucky it's got that dependable Toyota underneath to hold her up. LOL. Cheesy Tongue
17  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: 1958 wagon on: March 02, 2011, 01:47:04 PM
Ok, back already. Got some pics on so here ya go.

And here's what i did to the back half of VN  Tongue. My daughter thought it was comfy!  Cheesy Grin

Will take a few more shots of project and post 'em up soon,
18  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: 1958 wagon on: March 02, 2011, 11:15:25 AM
Good on ya customholden for both thinking outside the box and havin a crack at it  Wink.
Doesnt matter what you do, you'll always come across nay sayers in life, and if we all listened to 'em, life wouldn't be worth living!
So what if ya build doesn't come to fruition, it's yours and so long as you have fun playing with it, well in my books that's the main thing  Smiley.
Now I got a similar build on the back burner been happening for a while, ( not even sure it will continue in same direction yet ) but haven't said a thing about it as, although there is so much GREAT WONDEROUS HELPFUL PEOPLE and INFO in here (which is truly a credit), some people are very quick to jump on the negativity bandwagon and seem to enjoy dampening others creative spirits.
Anyway customholden, this is the way I went, got a running VN commodore (drove it for 2 weeks till rego ran out  Cheesy) for $150, then cut the thing to pieces  Grin. Cut it down so I had all the front still with motor in it and floor pan, then put FC sedan shell over top. Wasn't bloody easy by myself that's for sure, but at moment all is sitting as it should, just recently took motor out so I can work out next plan of attack for matching together the firewalls. I have some pics on my phone, but have updated my pc & now have to get phone software working so I can get the pics on here, will put them on soon as I can for you to see.
Here's the only pic I have at moment on my pc of what I did to the VN.

By the way, for those people who think it's a sin for what I've done to the FC, you don't realise just how BADLY RUSTED this body was, so way I see it I'm saving it through organ donation  Grin Tongue.
Cheers all,
19  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: ECOTEC WITH TORANA FRONT END INFO NEEDED on: February 16, 2011, 10:20:28 PM
One thing I have learned through this topic is some technical terms such as "angle pointer thing" and "circle centre finder thingo"  Cheesy Grin.
But seriously, thanks for the input guys, much appreciated.
Hrpremier- I have read the topic on "Injected V8 again" and have been lucky enough to meet with Brett a few years ago, it was this build that gave me the inspiration to do the torana front.
As Ed has also shown, a guy in the FB-EK forum did an AWSOME Shocked EK 350 build using the torana front end.
Between those two topics, I printed out a heap of pics and have been using them as my recipe to follow so to speak. I am already into it, have stepped out crossmember, but at moment am having trouble working out actual location of the FC subframe mount plates to the front end. They seem to sit a fair way forward, and looks like you only use the front holes for mounting. Got to get this right or the wheels aren't going to look in the right spot. Sad
I'll try an get in touch with Brett and V8EK4us, hopefuly the can give me an actual measurement.
Havn't got any pics of it yet, but when I do I will post 'em up.
Thanks again for the input guys, it all helps & is ALWAYS welcome!
20  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / EK auto tunnel wanted on: February 14, 2011, 12:02:21 AM
Hi all, I thought it's a longshot, but was wondering if anyone had an EK auto transmission tunnel they don't need, & would kindly like to sell off?  Huh
Need as much of one as in this link pictured down near bottom of page.

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