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1  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Rear indicator globe holders on: Yesterday at 11:58:31 AM
Thanks Ken , have sent You a PM .    Vern , thanks for your information re the indicators .very much appreciated . I am in contact with my mate who seems to be very confident in doing the work as he , like you has done the same on his car. If there are any problems Iíll direct him down Robs& your advice path . Your right about people behind seemingly oblivious to your indicators going , whenever I pull into my drive , I put my arm out like the old days , that confuses them even more LOL .  Cheers . John .
2  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Rear indicator globe holders on: May 28, 2020, 05:18:01 PM
That was quick , thanks Rob , I have a mate in the club who is very clued, & has done his car,& is going to do the job . He uses Narva orange globes , Iíll check on the legalities of it before doing anything .i have the orange lower pieces. I donít mind doing things if it helps regarding safety , but Iím also mindful of not straying too far from the originality of the car . Iím not sure of blackys contact details, but Iíll get around that .that info ,would be good . Cheers John .
3  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Rear indicator globe holders on: May 28, 2020, 04:13:38 PM
Looking at putting in separate indicator globes in the vacant hole in my FE Special , at the moment itís running as original, stop ,light &indicator on the one double filament globe . I presume they may have been available as for a reversing light fitting ,the lower part of the plastic rear light on mine is white .the fitting would have to be for a single filament globe . I know rare spares sell something that will do the job ,but I would prefer the real thing. Just enquiring if anyone may have two for sale l/h & r/h . Photo shows the area & vacant hole . Cheers John

4  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE front door hinge clips on: May 26, 2020, 09:54:08 AM
Very interesting there Vern , & appreciate your time in letting me know your experience. The driver side is the main culprit. I have a mate in the club who has a FC & has been down this road . So Iíll advise him of what you have said . Thanks very much . Iíll post on here when itís done .(hopefully).                                                And also thanks to you ROB for the reply.  Cheers John.
5  Technical Board / General Technical / FE front door hinge clips on: May 25, 2020, 06:04:35 PM
Iím in the process of re setting my doors , Iíve noticed that kits available show only two clips used on the top hinge only.( the clip stops the door from closing if you want to keep it open for some reason) but on my FE on the passenger side there is two clips top & two on the bottom . On the driver side there is only the two at the top . Anyone know how it came out of the factory. Photo is of left hand side (passenger) bottom hinge showing broken clip

6  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE/FC original radiator details on: April 13, 2020, 03:03:05 PM
Thanks Rob, I must admit to having being told that on one or more occasions . LOL . Cheers .John
7  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE/FC original radiator details on: April 13, 2020, 01:07:49 PM
How about this one ? Looks original , full width core . & the core itself seems to be of the 50s era .this was a spare I would carry with me to the nats etc , being an over cautious type .cheers John

8  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE/FC original radiator details on: April 12, 2020, 03:04:20 PM
Thanks Rob&Ken, for that , it makes you wonder if they came out as Ken says , why would you replace it with a two row . They did a good job for sure .even the support tab holes are perfectly round & the pipes top & btm  are as they were straight off the assembly line . Anyway thanks for your input(s) cheers John .
9  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE/FC original radiator details on: April 12, 2020, 12:57:57 PM
Thanks for the reply , no itís a two row for sure , the one I have in the FE is a three row ,I had that done when I was having the heating issues with the car . If you go onto the fe/ fc Holden enthusiast group site, I have a couple of photos of it. Itís tab fixed on the core says Natracoolahcore . To me it looks as new . Just a slight indent in the core . There is also at the top of the tab , HOL.902l2S thatís the letter EL, between the twos .

10  Technical Board / General Technical / FE/FC original radiator details on: April 11, 2020, 10:18:15 PM
Q: when the car was originally designed, was the radiator produced with normal operating/ driving options in mind a two row core only ? or was there a three row available for , say taxis or vehicles prone to hot weather , or prolonged high speed ? . I have found in my shed , would you believe after nearly sixty years of owning FEs  a new radiator I didnít know I had . Itís a two row . Tab on core says Natracoolercore. A product of national radiators mfg pty Ltd Australia . It looks brand new ,just small indent in the core .so any ideas. Cheers John .
11  General / 2020 - Wangaratta - 18th FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: Are the nationals going ahead? on: March 16, 2020, 08:22:39 PM
Yes , we were on the verge of going (2weeks) & itís a long way from Perth to get stuck over that side of the country . The decision to cancel , by all was the correct one . Cheers
12  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Front wheel bearings on: February 27, 2020, 11:36:28 PM
Thanks very much , Ken & Rob , I do recall way back there was a problem with the bearings . & I had to take them back to get the correct ones . I worry too much & im sure the ones on the car will be ok . I try to pre/empt problems . Ie prevention is better than the cure . Especially with our fourth Nullarbor trip coming up . Cheers . John
13  Technical Board / General Technical / Front wheel bearings on: February 27, 2020, 03:49:49 PM
I have a June (mid year) built FE , are the front wheel bearings the same right & left ? Also would anyone have the the original part no . or an equivalent no from a bearing supplier . I know I can the no off the ones on the car , but would like purchase them before I start taking things apart . Cheers John
14  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: Nominations for improved cooling head gasket - 3rd round on: December 25, 2019, 03:14:38 PM
We will be driving over from Perth (again) for the 2020 nationals at Wangaratta in our FE , it will be a good test for the new head gasket, as with previous trips it can still get quite warm out there.around the end of March . Results so far , since it has been fitted are very encouraging. Temps between the head & the top tank are only maybe 1 to 3 deg difference. Where as before up to 8 deg difference. & a big thank you to Harve for that . Cheers .
15  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 🤪
16  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
17  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
18  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
19  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.
20  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 .
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