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1  General / General Board / Re: Wilsonia gauge cheap on: November 08, 2019, 08:23:04 PM
Hi Brett, sounds good, I'll be in it pending cost.
2  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Steering Column seal at firewall on: November 08, 2019, 08:16:03 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone. A butyl mastic it is!
3  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Steering Column seal at firewall on: November 07, 2019, 06:00:26 PM
Hi all,
I'm about to refit my steering column and I'm looking for a new rectangular seal for where the two split plates screw into the firewall.

Does anyone know if these are available as reproduction? I've checked the Rare Spares website and couldn't find it.

Or what has anyone done to overcome this - has body sealant been successful?

Thanks in advance!

4  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Bumper Bar wanted - particularly a good centre section on: July 14, 2019, 03:15:48 PM
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5  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Bumper Bar wanted - particularly a good centre section on: July 14, 2019, 02:17:25 PM
It's not urgent though so sooner is better. I'm currently fitting the bars up before painting.
6  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Bumper Bar wanted - particularly a good centre section on: July 14, 2019, 11:24:56 AM
Hi all,

I'm after a front or rear bumper bar middle section in good condition. I'll buy the whole bar too.
I live in Melbourne eastern suburbs but not looking to pay freight so local-ish prefered.

7  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: front suspension on: July 14, 2019, 11:14:48 AM
Same story here. I bought a front end seal kit a few years ago and fitted them a coupla months ago. When I came out the next morning two had split and one had those little multiple creases in it that looks like perishing.
When I went to Rares I got the story about how I'd left it too long to fit them. I usually get good service at Rares and I was surprised how casually the matter was treated.
I bought and fitted a new set and no problems so far.
8  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Front Bumper Bar - curved or straight? on: July 14, 2019, 11:06:51 AM
Thanks everyone for the replies. Seems my centre section will need some work to get a curve in it. I also compared it to the rear bar and it was similar but a bit flatter. I'll also shop around to see whats available.
9  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Front Bumper Bar - curved or straight? on: July 09, 2019, 02:04:07 PM
Hi all,

Is the middle section of the front bumper bar straight or curved to match the curve of the splash panel under the front grill? When you are looking down from above.

I've just fitted my front bumper bar and it's relatively straight. Is this because after 60 years its been massaged/bumped into being straight or is it supposed to be that way instead of having a curve that matches the curve of the splash panel across its width?


10  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Brake Master Cylinder on: February 14, 2019, 12:36:57 PM
Thanks guys - much appreciated. It means I can use the one I've got.
11  Technical Board / General Technical / Brake Master Cylinder on: February 13, 2019, 09:06:50 PM
Hi all,

I am trying to put period original master cylinders in my FC but the brake master cylinder I have has a part number I can't find in the master parts book.

The number on the cylinder is 7409631.

Anyone had this before?
12  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Glass Restoration - recommendations? on: August 30, 2018, 01:44:42 PM
Hi all,

I'm looking to get my rear windscreen polished to bring it up to as near new as possible. I'll probably get the side glass done as well as I want to keep the original "toughened" watermark.

I've been recommended a company in Queensland but a google search indicated two, and they seem to be within a few hundred metres of each other - GT Glass and Scratchless Glass, both in Maroochydore.

Does anyone have experience with either or have other recommendations?

13  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Notchy rear wheel bearings on: December 16, 2017, 06:30:14 PM
I pulled out both axles this weekend. It's not the wheel bearings as I had thought. They were hard to get out and I needed a slide hammer but that was due to the non hardening gasket sealer I used. Next time I used much less sealer.

To compare I fitted some old axles /bearings and it felt the same - slightly less maybe but too fine to be sure. I refitted the NOS axles / new bearings and they slid into place and out again with little persuasion so I reckon they are OK and not binding in the axle housing.

Turning a fitted wheel by hand you can't detect it. I can only feel it when I turn the axle by hand without the wheel fitted. Also there's no brakes fitted yet so it's not those.

The diff was reconditioned by a reputable firm and it's full of oil so I'm also guessing it's OK.

It's so long since I rotated an FC rear axle by hand that I am thinking this 'notchiness' is a normal feel to the diff - I can't remember what they used to feel like. 

14  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Notchy rear wheel bearings on: December 05, 2017, 09:52:57 AM
I'm very sure it's the bearings but to be sure to be sure I'm going to pull an axle out probably this weekend to check it.
15  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FC Aerial and where to put the hole on: December 02, 2017, 06:27:22 PM
Thanks Ken

Also thanks for the suggestion Rod. That will be my back up plan
16  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Notchy rear wheel bearings on: December 02, 2017, 06:18:10 PM

Thanks for the responses.

Yep, diff is filled with oil and I thought it was the diff at first but got under the car the check. The feel and noise is definitely coming from the wheel bearing end of the axles. Both sides the same.
17  Technical Board / General Technical / Notchy rear wheel bearings on: December 01, 2017, 04:54:53 PM
Hi all,

I recently fitted new rear wheel bearings to my FC. They were Rare Spares kits.

When I fitted the wheels and gave them a spin, both wheels felt lumpy or notchy. The notchy feel is regular and say 6 to 10 times per wheel revolution and was audible as well in a quiet garage.

I'm sure it is the wheel bearings doing it and both sides the same. The car has done zero miles so far but has anyone else encountered this? Will they settle down?

The old ones ran smooth and I only replaced them because I had to fit something to NOS axles.

18  Technical Board / Restoration Help / FC Aerial and where to put the hole on: December 01, 2017, 04:38:07 PM
Hi all,
I'm after a good aerial that suits my FC and that looks period. Probably a repo as I'd say the originals are either worn out or cost a lot. I would add a blue tip if it didn't come with one.

Can anyone recommend where to get one?

Also, does anyone have the template for drilling the aerial mounting hole near the windscreen? I've searched through old posts in the forum but they are no longer active and the links or pictures are gone.

Thanks in advance.
19  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Bolts and screws wanted on: March 10, 2017, 04:15:16 PM
I'm after the screw bolts and washers that hold the guards onto the K-frame and also the grill etc. It's the self tappers that you see along the edge of the guard when you open the hood.

I'm after 10 or 20 or so. More are welcome if you want to do a job lot.

I'm also after a collection of the screws that hold the scuff plates down.

I'm in Melbourne so pick up preferred but happy to pay for postage on top of the cost

I'm also happy to come to you and remove them myself if you have a wreck.


20  General / General Board / Re: Never say never! (2) (Off-White FE/FC roof lining material) on: March 10, 2017, 04:04:42 PM
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