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41  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: Mounting a towbar on: October 15, 2017, 09:18:15 PM


On my green FE Sedan that I tow my old ply caravan with (says it's only 230 kg on the rego Cool)
the tow bar is just bolted up to the rear bumper bar bracket bolt locations with longer bolts

At some stage 1 of the internal nuts welded on the inside of the chassis rail has let go and someone has drilled a series of holes to gain access and removed a small piece of the inside edge of the rail in order to fit a new nut

I have never bothered to fit crush tubes to this car, however on the Ambulance Panel van crush tubes have been fitted to it's tow bar, sorry can't get pics of it atm

As your van is heavier, it would probably be a good idea to go with the crush tubes, maybe someone can advise the best way to do this

42  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Jack Myer on: October 13, 2017, 04:37:42 PM
I have a 2 in 1 out muffle on mine and makes the right noise and goes well even though the pipes are long

43  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Jack Myer on: October 12, 2017, 03:02:07 PM
Look at this on eBay

I think these fit
44  General / General Board / Re: One owner FE 60 yrs old on: October 09, 2017, 06:13:59 PM
Good on you Mal
No speeding with that van in tow Cool

I can say that Mal does all of his own upkeep on this fabulous old beauty and has helped a lot of people with their FE's & FC's me included

Keep on keeping on Mal
45  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: BOOT LID on: October 08, 2017, 11:01:16 AM
Ret on here does a boot spring tensioner kit thet reqires drilling 1 hole each side
Not sure if it will work on your 1 good spring
I think the same or slightly wider springs were used on FB EK models these will fit with a little filing you can fit these items without removing the lid
46  General / General Board / Re: interesting old pic on: October 06, 2017, 02:41:11 PM

I can't zoom in that well but could just have had ute doors fitted without filling in the bodywork?
47  General / General Board / Re: Wagon material on: October 05, 2017, 11:13:30 AM

Original cargo area fabric in pic
It appears to be close to 1 cm
Cheers Gary

48  Galleries / Other Images / Re: REPCO on: September 14, 2017, 07:36:17 PM

You have my interest, when you say it was hard to leave was it because you were loaded down with goodies ?
49  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: windlace on: September 08, 2017, 03:37:40 PM

G'day Gary

I believe that type / style of windlace was used in various colours on all FE models

It was also used on FC ute & Panelvan not sure about 215 & 217 sedans, but on FC 225 sedan & 229 wagon it was the black / silver fleck

Attached pic is of FC panelvan windlace in green

Cheers Garrry

50  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: Electrical Gremlin on: September 02, 2017, 02:33:39 PM
I had an issue when using different brighter (LED?)globes apparently some other bit of kit needed to be added to the circuit so I went back to standard globes
51  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / Chop top on: August 07, 2017, 05:59:10 PM
Here is another car that was for sale on the weekend
This beast was 2k ish from memory

52  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / Re: 8k FE on: August 07, 2017, 02:44:06 PM

6 2570 A

FE 225-7943-A
TRIM 157-469
PAINT 256-7471

Couldn't climb up for the engine #
53  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / 8k FE on: August 07, 2017, 10:30:45 AM

Saw this old girl at the NSW all Holden day, it was there Sat & Sun a project for sure, pics of with an 8k downpayment. It did have a lot of accessories.  The numbers
for Ken

54  General / General Board / Re: FC 217 Army sedans. on: July 10, 2017, 08:55:52 PM
Hello Ex Army 217

It's probably not so unusual for it to be sold on by the army so long afterwards

Our FC ambulance was not sold by Queensland
Ambulance until 1969

Welcome aboard


55  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: Nominations for improved cooling head gasket on: July 07, 2017, 05:19:10 PM

My headgaskets arrived today, very well packaged

Thanks for all your effort mate
56  Galleries / Other Images / Re: Weekly picture challenge 9 - Rusty wrecks on: June 10, 2017, 08:57:17 PM
Appologies in advance if these belong to others

Hang em high

c1960 Kindergarten

I spy

Water baby

57  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Sunshade/visor, one piece or two piece on: June 08, 2017, 08:48:15 PM
Hi Helen
Poverty type

Bling type

there is another type like the above with a rolled edge plus quite a few aftermarket 1 piece types
as Ken eluded to
58  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Wheel trim / cover wanted on: June 07, 2017, 01:18:47 PM

Hi All,

Need help locating 1 or more of the Wheel trim / cover below, dead or alive, happy to pay, will consider a set

I only have 3

Reply here or via PM

Thanks in advance
59  Galleries / Other Images / Re: Weekly picture challenge 8 - Police on: June 06, 2017, 10:47:00 PM
Roof lights

I know...it's a Cooper S, but it qualifies cause I recall being pulled over by a few back in the day

c1957 Clive Evatt

Star Theatre Wynnum c1959

60  Galleries / Other Images / Re: Weekly picture challenge 8 - Police on: June 06, 2017, 10:28:45 PM
Cop that

Melbourne 1957

SA Police compound

Traffic Patrol c1960

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