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1  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: Grand Final tickets on: Yesterday at 07:59:55 PM
Well, I was in the members' ballot for two, but since my team got beat, looks like that's the end of that. Sad
Still, probably saved me a fortune in tickets and travel...
2  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: Grand Final tickets on: September 24, 2017, 04:05:48 PM
Not that I have any to sell, but which one? AFL or NRL?
3  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Date of manufacture of FC Holden on: July 22, 2017, 09:53:00 PM
Hi John,

Welcome aboard. Looking forward to seeing this FC of yours!

The chassis number by itself will only tell you the year the car was made, but if you post up the details of your vehicle (the chassis and body numbers, and engine number if it's the original), our resident expert Ken will be able to give you the closest possible estimate.

cheers
RET
4  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE brakes on: July 20, 2017, 08:44:34 PM
As always, Rob, I never fail to be impressed with the detail and thought that goes into your Tech topic posts.

And I think I can say with confidence that I can't recall another post in the 20 years this forum has been going where the solution to almost every issue seems to be to set fire to it. Grin
5  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: Vic club auction on: July 07, 2017, 07:48:32 PM
Here's a link to the Final Auction list, on Ken's behalf.
6  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Terraglow Paint Formula on: July 05, 2017, 11:04:11 PM
Wow, that's great news. And yes, we shall hold you to that - we want to see this diorama Cheesy

cheers
RET
7  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Terraglow Paint Formula on: July 04, 2017, 08:41:47 PM
Hi Allan,

Welcome to the forum. We've been speaking on and off on the FE-FC Enthusiasts FaceBook page - I'm Richard, I administer that thing too Smiley

Ken's right, it's a hard colour to find. It doesn't even appear in the BALM Duco Book, which is usually the source of truth for these things. It's also devilishly difficult to accurately capture in a photograph. I also have the Models56 wagon shown here (the 10th car, 2nd on 3rd row) which I've taken a couple of pics of, but the colour in the photos just isn't quite right. It's an orange/pink sort of terracotta colour, but the photos look red or brown.

cheers
RET

8  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: revisions to timing gear cover? on: May 30, 2017, 08:19:56 AM
You always learn something rummaging around in these old books. To answer your question Rob, not only do they have a part-number to group "reverse lookup", they also have a "Parts History" section.

In the 48-HR book, we find:

7401127 was replaced by 7416140
7416140 was replaced by 7418792
7418792 appears as "current" in group 0.206

Unfortunately there's no reverse look-up of replacement parts, so you can't see what a particular part replaced, only if it was replaced. And when a part was replaced is also unknown from this catalogue. However, I had a look at the 48-FB MPC, and it does not show 7401127 in the Parts History, but as a current part, so 7416140 must be after publication of that tome, which accords with previous comments. I could find no trace of 7418791 though. That doesn't come as a surprise - consecutive numbers tend to be "pairs", representing a left-hand and right-hand version of a particular part.

Hope that's some help, from a fellow Holden nerd Smiley
9  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: revisions to timing gear cover? on: May 28, 2017, 08:57:21 PM
"The First Twenty Years" parts book is no help. It doesn't suggest any change at all.

10  For Sale and Wanted / Cars Wanted / Re: FE Wanted on: May 14, 2017, 06:07:26 PM
Hi Dennis, I replied to your other comment here: Re: Latest Family addition
11  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: Latest Family addition on: May 06, 2017, 11:30:27 AM
Hey Deno,

Bad news I'm afraid.

John had two FE Special Sedans, one 2T Blue, the other Tan over Cream, and both have moved on again. I know where the latter one is (it's actually owned by a bloke called Dennis, as it happens), but the whereabouts of the other I don't know exactly. I have an idea it was sold to a collector in WA, but couldn't swear to it.

We haven't seen John on the forum here for years.
12  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Window Winders on: May 06, 2017, 11:07:17 AM
GMH had multiple suppliers for most parts they didn't make themselves, and this account for some subtle variations you see in certain parts.

But these particular handles were in use for a long time. According to the parts book, it's the same window regulator handle from FE all the way through to HR. So little wonder a given collection of them will exhibit differences.

Pick the best four that are most alike.
13  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Windscreen trims for FC Ute on: April 25, 2017, 12:32:54 PM
Originally the utes did not have the stainless trim around the front windscreen. That was a feature of Special Sedans and Special Station Sedans only.

But the trim should go around all four sides.

cheers
RET
14  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / Re: FE Sedan abandoned Project for sale, Bentleigh Vic on: April 25, 2017, 12:29:05 PM
Jeez it has been a while since we've seen you around these parts. Best of luck with the sale, Tony. Let me know if you need a hand posting the pics.
15  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Single Colour FC Specials on: April 25, 2017, 12:25:26 PM
Definitely. Adobe Beige, Shoreline Beige, Skyline Blue, various Greys, Hialeah Green, even Terraglow was available as a single-tone colour. The list of trim codes shows quite a few single colour options for FCs.

cheers
RET
16  Galleries / Other Images / Re: Weekly Picture challenge 1 - on holidays. on: April 15, 2017, 04:06:14 PM
I take it photos from early Nationals don't count? Cheesy
17  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: My new FC on: April 12, 2017, 06:31:08 PM
That is a very nice motor-car. Kevin Fairburn owned it for a long time, and was a member of the NSW Club for a few years, including during 2001 when it participated in the 8th Nationals in Penrith.

I knew he had sold it, glad to see it has turned up again once more. Looks like it has been kept in good hands.

Best of luck with the old girl.

cheers
RET
18  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / Re: Fc Sedan just purchased on: April 10, 2017, 08:10:45 PM
Yep, this would have been a dealership display car for the release of the FC.
Shame it can't be traced back.

Ken

Also, same colours as the vehicle that features on the front cover of Modern Motor.
19  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / Re: Fc Sedan just purchased on: April 09, 2017, 06:10:40 PM
#84. Wow. That would have to be from the first or second day of manufacture, wouldn't you reckon, Ken?
20  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: My FE on: March 25, 2017, 08:34:04 AM
That interior looks in great nick, all things considered. Thankfully it seems no local wildlife found its way into the car.

You've got a great survivor there, thanks for the pics.
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