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1  For Sale and Wanted / Other Stuff Wanted / Re: Grey motor gearbox tool Iíd :7A2 on: September 19, 2019, 02:27:36 PM
Having to tow you back across the Nullarbor Graham , would really test my gearbox , radio volume up or not 🤪
2  For Sale and Wanted / Other Stuff Wanted / Re: Grey motor gearbox tool Iíd :7A2 on: September 18, 2019, 06:37:10 PM
Hell ,what do I say . Thanks Rob& Harv for all that info , I have to sit back & take it all in , I have a mate who did his box quite some time ago so will be engaging with him with the information you have both given. Plus your tool loan offers Harv . Very much Appreciated itís good to know that like minded people are out there to help us less mechanical minded souls .    I might add Iím having a devil of a time getting on to the forum itís telling me itís    403  Forbidden Iím getting around it but itís not secure, I will copy all this info for when I need it . Cheers John
3  For Sale and Wanted / Other Stuff Wanted / Re: Grey motor gearbox tool Iíd :7A2 on: September 18, 2019, 10:22:21 AM
Thanks Rob , the best way to describe it is , when in first gear going up an incline , so under load , it makes a reoccurring noise like if you say the word NOT quickly & repeatedly. Not not Not not not .  If thatís any help , everything else seems ok once up & going , no jumping out of gear or anything . Cheers John
4  For Sale and Wanted / Other Stuff Wanted / Re: Grey motor gearbox tool Iíd :7A2 on: September 17, 2019, 07:56:36 PM
Thanks very much Rob for your input , Iím thinking more of whatís going to happen down the road , my gearbox is making that familiar noise , youíll know what I mean , a friend of mine who is very knowledgeable in the grey box has suggested it will be something I will have to address down the road so to speak . So I have procured everything he has suggested over the last 12 months . He mentioned the shaft I was looking for , so was hoping to get one . But he also said like you it can be done being careful using grease . I will do Wangaratta ( from Perth ) the way it is and see how it goes. But I believe to at least be prepared with the parts should the need arises.   I think I told you .that the modified head gasket & the necessary drilling of the block & head have worked a treat with only on avg 1to 2 deg difference between the radiator & head , where as on the Canberra nats run it was more like 8 deg difference. Thanks again Rob , any time I need info Iíll get back to you cheers . John
5  For Sale and Wanted / Other Stuff Wanted / Re: Grey motor gearbox tool Iíd :7A2 on: September 17, 2019, 04:09:36 PM
Thanks Ken, if I canít get one that someone else has made up already ill look into you suggestion . Cheers . John.
6  For Sale and Wanted / Other Stuff Wanted / Grey motor gearbox tool Iíd :7A2 on: September 17, 2019, 03:05:51 PM
Just wondering if anyone would have the shaft 7A2 as shown in GMH manual , they would be willing to sell . I will be wanting one when I do the box up in the Not too distant future . or even the precise dimensions of the shaft to get one made , cheers . John .
7  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Engine Noise on: September 09, 2019, 12:19:45 PM
Probably of no use , but i had a clunking noise in my grey , even went from WA to Canberra with it. It turned out to be crankshaft end float . You could put a jemmy bar down at the harmonic balancer and pihisically move it back and forth . Now has a new crankshaft ,
8  Technical Board / General Technical / Engine oil capacity with external filter on: September 09, 2019, 12:11:06 PM
This is probably a no brainer , with a external AC type oil filter fitted to the grey motor it seems to me that extra oil would be required to fill the canister. ?  If the engine has been running & turned off will the oil return to sump so when you check the level after a few minutes it would appear at the full mark , when in actual fact itís running a bit low , being the amount that goes in the canister. Cheers John
9  Technical Board / General Technical / FE original muffler Iíd details on: August 30, 2019, 07:30:01 PM
Q: is there on the market a replacement muffler that suits the original standard FE grey motor ?  Obviously I have a muffler on my car now that does the job , but just wondering what others are using.single tail pipe, oval shaped , full bore , reverse flow type muffler . Is in the workshop manual . Is there a identification number relevant to the said muffler that the industry uses:   Cheers  John .
10  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE (vacuum) fuel pump diaphragm replacement kit on: August 14, 2019, 06:27:49 PM
Thanks Rob; I have a second fuel pump as a spare ( you know me ) the trouble with me is I like to know that the spare will work when needed , but your right , Iíll let sleeping dogs lie and carry the kit with me . Wangaratta next run to come , cheers
11  Technical Board / General Technical / FE (vacuum) fuel pump diaphragm replacement kit on: August 14, 2019, 04:51:58 PM
Iíve noticed in the kit available that the diaphragm is of one thickness(layer) only as opposed to the original AC type which was comprised of multi layers  , any thoughts on this ? Iím having doubts that it will work , or as effectively as the original, made   You know where . Cheers John .
12  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE Cowl Vent Seal Rubber on: July 24, 2019, 07:24:52 PM
Well , good news , got the vent cover out , I was getting a bit frustrated as to why it wasnít cooperating and would you believe it was the rod connected to the handle ,though loose it had to unscrewed from short threaded rod spot welded to the underside of the vent . Happy days. Plus no rust , the old seals adhesive was still tacky from the factory the new seal will see me out . Cheers . John .
13  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE Cowl Vent Seal Rubber on: July 23, 2019, 09:14:55 PM
Thanks Ken , Iíll get it , as you get older you bruise easily, Iíve wrapped my right wrist & up to my elbow in duct tape & rags to help . Trying to get the nuts off the vent bolts . lol .
14  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE Cowl Vent Seal Rubber on: July 23, 2019, 07:57:36 PM
Further to the on going saga , I unscrewed the glove box to gain entry to the two top bolts on the vent . Got that done, removed the nut & small bolt on the handle. The lever that lifts the vent . Still wonít come out , thought maybe itís the water drain tube behind tappet cover thatís the problem . No . Iím wanting to remove it as Ken says and clean it out , paint it whatever to do a good job . Iím tilting it back toward the windscreen to no availe . So shut the shed door . Calming down & having a beer 🍺
15  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE Cowl Vent Seal Rubber on: July 22, 2019, 06:55:38 PM
Thanks Wagoon? , Iíve been trying to four small nuts and philips head screws out so can lift the whole vent out , the two above the glove box are testing me . The other two are out , I may put one back in and try what you have suggested. Itís in good condition rust wise , but if i canít get in to clean it up if needed taking the vent off may be the way to go . Iíll post here as to how I get on . Cheers
16  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE Cowl Vent Seal Rubber on: July 22, 2019, 03:18:28 PM
Ken , re the seal will it fit straight in under the vent cover ? Looks as though it will , a mate of mine said he renewed his and had to undo a couple of nuts under the dash to gain access, of which I cannot see any. He has an FC Wagon , maybe he took off the vent cover itself. But I canít see that would be necessary. Just wondering. Cheers
17  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE Cowl Vent Seal Rubber on: July 21, 2019, 07:32:37 PM
Thanks people , my main concern was the quality of the available replacement. Beggars canít be choosers as they say , I suppose . Cheers
18  Technical Board / General Technical / FE Cowl Vent Seal Rubber on: July 21, 2019, 02:58:10 PM
My seal rubber is original; so looking a little tired and cracked here and there . I am thinking of replacing it And I see Rare Spares advertising them for sale . Before I do something silly , has anyone replaced thereís and what was the fit like ? Mine looks like itís in two pieces , but it maybe just where the sharp front edge of the vent closes down on the seal . So. Hoping someone can help . Cheers
19  General / General Board / Re: Rear window dealership sticker on: April 15, 2019, 12:13:52 PM
Thanks everyone ; I have that sticker Harv ,& Alex thatís one I havenít seen before . Strangely enough the chap in Perth on the NOS site , his name cropped up yesterday at a car show , so yes Iíll try that avenue .he may be able to help . Again thanks for all your replies . Cheers
20  General / General Board / Rear window dealership sticker on: April 14, 2019, 10:15:08 PM
Iím in Perth W.A. So my hopes arenít high on this request .  I have a mid 1957 built FE , and Iím looking for anyone that may have the knowledge of the Holden dearler Sydney Atkinson in Perth . Iím looking for the rear window sticker , that says : Another Holden from Sydney Atkinson , now before you jump the gun , I have the yellow & black version , plus a red lettering on white background one . But not the original same colour type that was on my car when I bought back in 1977 . Unfortunately when I had the rear window resealed they removed what was left of the sticker , I have old photos of the rear window but itís very difficult to make it out . Iíve approached people who make these stickers , but unless I can produce a copy of the original . There not much they can do . I was hoping someone out there might be fanatical enough to collect this type of info . I can only try , please if you can help it would be greatly appreciated. Cheers John BM .
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