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1  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: indicators not flashing on: February 19, 2019, 05:02:17 PM
The bolt for the indicator is pretty generic. It's actually all thread with a nut on the end. Same as the tail light bolt just shorter.
The flasher can should be able to be purchased from REPCO and the like. It must be one with three legs not two.
2  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: indicators not flashing on: February 18, 2019, 04:44:24 PM
For a start definately tighten up the indicator body, this could very well be the problem.
But, check your flasher can. If it's an original one then replace it with an electronic one. They are more expensive but will work more reliably.

3  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Front quarter vent frame (Stuffed or fixable)? on: January 29, 2019, 08:40:14 PM
A replacement should not be too hard to find. I would try that avenue first because you have to take the glass out to fix it and you will probably find the frame has rust as well.
4  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Window Removal / Review Mirror Color on: January 28, 2019, 03:45:41 PM
I would say in my opinion it is not. If it was put in by GMH as part of a fleet order it would have a FB EK mirror. More likely a later addition. Possibly a dealership may have fitted the mirror on request though
5  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE/FC Diff Ratios. on: January 28, 2019, 01:40:28 PM
Gearbox can't be put together that wrong that the gear ratios are changed!
I would think it's more likely small diameter tyres. Original crossplys were much larger diameter than modern radials
6  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: FE/FC Diff Ratios. on: January 28, 2019, 10:40:05 AM
Kevin, 3.89 for all up to and including EJ
EH to HR had a 3.55 for manual's and a 3.34 for autos.
Interestingly in the 20 year parts book they list a 3.89 option for EH to HR (section 5.529)
I don't know what this would be for.
7  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Paint mixing codes on: January 25, 2019, 09:18:48 PM
Flatter added, it was designed to be non reflective.
8  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Paint mixing codes on: January 23, 2019, 06:33:44 PM
Cinder grey it is

9  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: EJ-EH rear brake junction block on: January 22, 2019, 09:17:38 PM

Is this the one you want, the one on the left is FC and the one on the right has the same attaching clip, but has smaller diameter pipe threads.

10  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Door hinges on: January 13, 2019, 05:38:31 PM
I've tried that, they just break Roll Eyes


11  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Door hinges on: January 08, 2019, 09:35:20 PM
For anybody who needs them, I'll sell a set of 12, no make it 15 with a couple of spares, for $10 plus postage.

12  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Door hinges on: January 08, 2019, 08:14:49 AM
I have plenty of the original Phillips drive door bolts available in good order

13  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: New project on: January 02, 2019, 09:24:18 AM
Well the VS V8 is pretty straight forward and been done a few times, but the Subaru conversion hasn't been attempted to my knowledge. That would be interesting to see.
You're right, an engineer is important right at the start - which I unfortunately can't help with since I'm in Victoria.
Best of luck with the project anyway
14  General / 2020 - Wangaratta - 18th FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: Entry Forms and Merch Forms on: December 31, 2018, 08:31:57 AM
It's in 2020 Weddo, so entry forms should be available last quarter 2019.
Thank you for your eagerness though

15  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: re assembly of front panels on: December 27, 2018, 08:21:01 PM
Yes you can fit it up as an assembly but you need 3 guys. 2 guys on either side of the assembly and another one to guide things into place.
I've generally found it easiest to put the guards in place with a couple of screws at the top and then fit the three bolts down the door side (not tight). Then remove the screws at the top so that you can spread the guards at the front an inch or so.
Then gently slide the grille into place and tuck the guards in as you go.
Have the headlight buckets out when putting the guards on so you can easily access the bolt holes to hold the grille in.
16  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Manifold heat control valve on: December 25, 2018, 05:51:39 PM
John, I'll send you a pm. Sorry Stewy, don't remember your ad. I got this one at Bendigo swap a couple of weeks ago.

Regards Ken
17  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Manifold heat control valve on: December 22, 2018, 04:48:13 PM
Frozen in the closed position is the best if it is frozen. When the car is cold the valve is open and hot exhaust gas is directed at the base of the inlet manifold to warm the incoming fuel, hence better cold start characteristics. As the motor warms the valve closes and hot exhaust gas is deflected away from the inlet manifold.
So if it's stuck closed you get a slightly slower warm up. If it's stuck open you are more likely to get vaporising on a very hot day.
Why not try to fix it. I'm pretty sure I have a NOS manifold Spring here.
Happy to sell to anyone who needs one.

18  General / General Board / Re: Fe/ fc original brake & clutch master cylinders ( tin type) on: December 17, 2018, 08:28:24 AM
The original finish was tin plated - same finish as soup cans etc. i spoke to a chrome plater a few years ago about getting a finish that was flatter than the normal zinc finish, he said I wanted what was described in the industry as a "bad" zinc finish. That is a non shiny zinc finish.
The thread size changed when the plastic reservoir was introduced. This is a real shame because for years we spoke to Rares about getting the cans remade and it always came down to thread size. They thought that the best alternative was to make a new can that fitted the available cylinder, whereas we thought that the best alternative was to make it with the correct thread for the early cylinder as per original. It never got made unfortunately.

19  General / General Board / Re: How many FE Panelvans are left out there!? on: December 16, 2018, 06:25:21 PM
I have over 50 recorded in my database, 39 of those were on the road or able to get back on the road. I don't particularly record whether a car is modified or not, but the majority were basically original.
Maybe 25 to 30 examples just from my collection.


20  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: grey motor clutch on: December 02, 2018, 01:01:20 PM
Sold Greg, i will message you. Here is a pic comparing the two

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