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1  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.
fred

Just prioritising my correspondence, smartarse.
2  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.
3  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.
4  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.
5  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
6  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
7  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:



8  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.
9  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
10  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.
11  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.




12  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
13  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
14  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
15  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
16  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
17  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 :-)
18  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...
19  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.
20  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
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