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1  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: indicators not flashing on: Yesterday at 08:24:31 PM
It must be one with three legs not two.

Go into REPCO and ask them for a Jake The Peg Flasher. What could possibly go wrong?
2  General / General Board / Re: Interstate Car Transport on: Yesterday at 08:20:15 PM
I might just take you up on that Rob  Smiley

I probably would too. I've seen Rob's handiwork, I reckon the car would arrive at Melbourne in better mechanical shape than when it left Townsville.

Cheesy Cheesy

3  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Door handle scratch plates on: Yesterday at 08:16:16 PM
The tool available from Supercheap (and elsewhere) is exactly the right thing for the job. Whether you buy one or make your own - but why would you? - either way a layer of tape on the tips is highly recommended to avoid damaging the door trim.

Lots of other cars use exactly the same mechanism. My wife had a Mitsubishi Sigma before we got married, and over time nearly all the window crank knobs (or indeed the entire handle) snapped, and were replaced with FE-FC winders.
4  General / General Board / Re: where is eveyone on: February 15, 2019, 01:34:34 PM
I get more requests to join the FE-FC Enthusiasts page on Facebook in a week than I get here in a month. And once I filter out the spammers (here), you could say itís more like a week there equates to a quarter here.

And thereís a concomitant amount of daily traffic as a result.

Price of progress, I guess. Just as EBay sucked the life out of swap meets, so too has Facebook drained community websites (and newspapers for that matter) of engagement. If youíre a commercial or non-profit enterprise you donít have a social media presence, you may as well not exist.
5  For Sale and Wanted / Reproduction Parts / Re: Adjustable Boot Spring Posts on: February 08, 2019, 11:11:26 AM
Sure, Iíll PM you banking details etc.
6  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Paint mixing codes on: January 13, 2019, 11:38:49 PM
John Rap from the NSW Club recently restored a wagon that is Cape Ivory, and provided this photo from the paint tin.
7  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FC boot spring on: September 27, 2018, 08:00:16 PM
thanks john Facebooked Richard yesterday, slack arse hasn't replied yet.

Just prioritising my correspondence, smartarse.
8  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FC boot spring on: September 22, 2018, 07:40:17 PM
I saw a comment on Facebook a while back that a window crank spring from a HQ-HZ was a suitable replacement. Haven't tried it myself, but would be very interested to know if it's true, and if so, you'd have to imagine they'd be reasonably easy to obtain.
9  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: Sound Systems on: September 10, 2018, 08:47:31 PM
The mellifluous tones of the ABC through valve powered amplification to a single speaker should be enough for any man. Let us speak no more of this 60 amp fuse witchcraft.
10  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: What year? on: August 19, 2018, 11:10:57 PM
6267 is a fairly low number, it would definitely be 1958, and fairly early on. All wagons and panel vans were manufactured in Adelaide (no-one else had a big enough press for the roof until very late '59), so there's only one sequence number for all vans Australia-wide. There's a small number of Melbourne-made FC wagons from November 1959 onwards. If there are any Melbourne vans it would be a very tiny number.
11  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: FE SPECIAL on: August 03, 2018, 07:34:14 PM
... whereas if it were mine...

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
12  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: FE SPECIAL on: August 03, 2018, 07:11:30 PM
As a fellow 'Granite Grey' over 'Castle Grey' FE sedan owner, my vote is for a 'Granite Grey' flash👍

I'm looking at your signature block, and am thinking your car should be red over white, with a black flash on one side and a myrtle one on the other Cheesy
13  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: FE SPECIAL on: August 02, 2018, 02:22:06 PM
One of the NSW Club members has an FE the same colours as yours, with a Detroit flash kit done in red (triple-tone). In case you haven't seen it, it looks like this:

14  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: Electric power steering on: July 20, 2018, 08:30:23 PM
I'm pretty sure Geoff's set-up is from a Barina.
15  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..

16  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.
17  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.

18  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.

19  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.

20  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.

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.

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