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1  General / General Board / Re: uploading pics FORBIDDEN on: May 28, 2018, 11:53:32 PM
Thanks Keith,

The old domain is still valid, and under most circumstances should still bring up the forum OK. However, it's playing up for a few members, and switching across to the new address seems to fix it.

I've thought about setting up a redirect, but that would cause anyone using the old address to have to log in again, which means a lot of people suddenly having to dig up old usernames and passwords..

cheers
RET
2  General / General Board / Re: uploading pics FORBIDDEN on: May 26, 2018, 04:28:25 PM
I haven't heard reports of that particular problem, but I will suggest you try using the address http://forum.fefcholden.club if you're using something else (ie. fefcholden.org.au/forum)

There have been some other weird errors reported that using the forum.fefcholden.club address seem to have resolved.
3  General / General Board / Happy 60th Birthday, FC Holden on: May 06, 2018, 01:45:14 PM
It's her birthday! Make sure you take her out somewhere special.




4  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Looking for a good upholsterer on: May 01, 2018, 07:57:29 PM
Any idea if you can get the plastic trim that surrounds the bench seat? Mine is pretty beat-up and cracked. I wouldn't mind replacing it, if possible?

Rare Spares did a run of them a few years ago, not sure whether there are plans to produce any more. It might be worth checking with a few RS agents to see if they still have any.

RET
5  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Boot Spring - Drivers side on: April 30, 2018, 08:14:17 PM
I read recently on the FE-FC Enthusiast Facebook page that a HQ window regulator spring is a suitable replacement, if you can't find an original one. Haven't tried it, but I daresay they're pretty easy to find. An image search shows a spring that looks similar (although the outer hook looks quite long - perhaps that doesn't matter once it's tensioned?)

Anyway, that's free advice, worth at least what you paid for it Smiley

If you're after an adjustable boot pin kit, PM me, I have some at the moment.

cheers
RET
6  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: C pillar stainless trim on: April 22, 2018, 04:18:52 PM
Even though my sedan does not have a different roof colour the dividers are on my car so I must have had different roof colour to body originally.
Neil

All the later FC Special Sedans have the "C" pillar stainless or diecast divider regardless of whether they were painted two tone or not. Same goes for the divider strip under the tail-lights. It seems the fitting holes were part of the original body stamping process.

cheers
RET
7  General / FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: Nationals on: March 21, 2018, 08:00:42 PM
Good stuff - I will send out a message to all members about the convoy option for Thursday.

Gary's suggestion re Friday @ 10.00 is a good one. Remember that you must present yourself and your car by 3.00pm to collect your goodie bag on Friday. Allowing a stop for lunch etc, you probably don't want to leave it too much later than that.

The full itinerary for the Nats was published in the March edition of Sideplate.

cheers
RET
8  General / FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: Nationals on: March 20, 2018, 10:52:43 PM
Not at this stage, Mark. Quite a few going down Thursday, but if you want to put a stake in the ground, i.e. Pheasants Nest @ 10.00 or something, go right ahead. I'm happy to send it out to all members for you.

cheers
RET
9  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FC Grey motor colour code on: February 27, 2018, 07:16:34 PM
It was good to meet you the other day Rod, hopefully the weather will be better next month and I can have a closer look at your tanned ol girl :-)
10  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: My FE on: February 12, 2018, 07:27:09 PM
Put the brake shoe in the saucepan, cover with water, add the powder, bring to the boil.  Bubble it up for half an hour or so, then rinse well with water and let dry.

I just knew there'd be fire involved somehow...
11  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Engine speed limiter for industrial grey motors on: January 16, 2018, 09:19:53 PM
The grey motor in Dad's blue FC that we drove to the Adelaide Nationals in '99 had a rev-limiter in it. Unlike this one, it was mounted in the front lobe of the crankshaft. When it was triggered, it ejected the harmonic balancer, which reduced the RPM quite dramatically. And permanently.

We all laugh about it now. Wasn't so funny 40 miles out of West Wyalong. At least we were on our way home.
12  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: king pins: worn bushes or pin loose in upright? on: January 03, 2018, 07:28:40 PM
Great story, Rob, thanks for taking the time to document it.

But I have to ask... Is there any vehicle maintenance at your house that doesn't involve messing with the ambient temperature of things? It's like Game of Thrones in your garage: an epic battle between Fire and Ice Grin
13  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Body Identification on: December 08, 2017, 05:11:20 PM
My first FC was a '58 Olinda Green over Adobe Beige Special Sedan. The entire engine bay was beige. (Well, the bits that weren't faded or worn back to primer or permanently sealed in congealed engine fluids!)  Grin
14  General / FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: We're going to Canberra on: December 05, 2017, 08:49:21 AM
Hi SB,

I can't help thinking if you're collecting the car Monday and will be in Canberra Tuesday night, that you might be better off looking at the coast road as the return leg, so you can take a bit more time to enjoy the scenery and whatnot.

Villawood to Canberra via Cowra is 300 miles. https://goo.gl/maps/Q6KA87ELC822

I know you went through Bathurst during the trip to the Orange Nats, but presumably you came through Parkes via Henry Parkes Way, and don't imagine you've been to Cowra or done the Lachlan Valley Way.

cheers
RET
15  General / FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: We're going to Canberra on: December 04, 2017, 09:16:49 AM
Just a vote for Mogo Zoo if you're going to be at Batemans Bay. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy it. Smiley

When we came back via Kings Hwy it was long stretches of roadworks, that was about 18 months ago. Hopefully most of that is resolved now.
16  General / FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: 17th FE FC Nationals Canberra 2018 website on: November 21, 2017, 09:25:47 PM
Hi FireKraka,

The event is run by the FE-FC Holden Car Clubs of Australia, for members of the constituent clubs. At its heart, the Nats are a giant combined club run. It is a full four days of events, only one of which is the Show n Shine, which depending on the host and venue, may be open to non-members to participate in some form. For example, when the NSW Club last held the event in Orange, we had a big area of Sir Jack Brabham Park set aside for anyone with an FE/FC who wanted to park and display to do so.

There are other events (such as the Vic Club's FE-FC State Titles, the various All Holden Days etc) that are open to any FE-FC owner.

But realistically, you look at what it costs to get there with your FE/FC, your accommodation, entry and so on. (Not to mention what it costs to build a car in the first place, of course.) Supporting your local FE-FC Club for $40 or $50 / year is chickenfeed.

cheers
RET
17  General / FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: 17th FE FC Nationals Canberra 2018 website on: November 20, 2017, 05:56:20 PM
Hi Ken,

Unless I'm missing what you're asking, there's a spot on the top right of the form for the entrant's club to be listed.

Once entries close, the organisers send each club a list of their entrants to verify cars are entered in the right class, and to double-check all entrants are members of clubs.

cheers
RET
18  General / General Board / Re: Access denied to site on: November 20, 2017, 04:51:27 PM
Can you confirm the address you're having problems accessing the forum from?

Is it: http://forum.fefcholden.club

or

http://www.fefcholden.org.au/forum

or something else?

If you're using Tapatalk, well that was broken last week, but is fixed now.

For what it's worth, this is the best address: http://forum.fefcholden.club and I'd recommend you update any bookmarks to use that.
19  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FC Coil mounting point on: November 18, 2017, 07:30:20 PM
You can't read too much into the workshop and master parts catalogue images, they used to recycle the same images over and over. The exploded view of the engine is exactly the same in every edition I've got, FE, FC, FB, EK, EJ and the 48-HR MPC.

The FE was the first grey with the coil mounted on the sideplate - 48s and FJs had it located on the firewall. It was mounted between 4 & 5, and on early FEs it was not uncommon for them to break - the original bracket wasn't strong enough. My September 56 FE is like this, and the original owner re-mounted the coil on the firewall like an FJ, and I've left it there. It's the original engine, and the sideplate is also the original one, with the top of the bracket snapped off.

So they were first beefed up a bit, and later the bracket moved to between 3 and 4. This was done in August 1958, at engine number L491233. So all FEs should have the bracket between 4 and 5, and the majority of FCs have it between 3 and 4. All FB, EK, EJ have it between 3 & 4, obviously.

cheers
RET
20  General / General Board / Re: TAPATALK not currently working on: November 18, 2017, 06:38:10 PM
Tapatalk couldn't organise a chook raffle at the Steggles Christmas Party. Anyway, it's been reverted to the older version and is working again.
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