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1  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: FC Holden Rear Indicators on: July 19, 2018, 04:32:07 PM
Yes, September 59 onwards had orange rear indicators.
2  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: July 15, 2018, 01:53:51 PM
About 3 pm Graeme, that would be good.

Regards.  Ken
3  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: July 14, 2018, 12:23:26 PM
Paper insert dates this Champion spark plug holder as 1957

4  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: BODY COMPLIANCE / VIN PLATE on: July 10, 2018, 02:43:51 PM
I've got one you can have for the cost of the postage. Send me a pm and we can organise.

5  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Father Son project on: July 09, 2018, 09:30:11 AM
Yes that is the rear chassis you are seeing rusted out. Not for the faint hearted.
Anything is possible, yes, but not for your first restoration. Guys restoring these rusted out wrecks have done many jobs before and can work themselves through the challenges. It's not just the welding, but the fabrication of sections which is difficult. None of these rear sections are available like floor pans and sills.
The station wagon also has the same floor pan as a ute - back when these cars could be bought for $50 or so, I did a repair on an otherwise good utility by buying a wagon and using the entire rear section out of it.
6  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Father Son project on: July 08, 2018, 11:14:23 AM
Graeme, best of luck with your search for a project.
My words of wisdom:
$1000 today for a project won't get you much that doesn't have lots of rust in it.
You ask "why pay the premium for a minimal rust car?" - I would say start with the best car you can find and don't be afraid to pay extra for a better body.
You are certainly right to ask about how a car will line up after the sills have disintegrated, it takes real skill to replace inner and outer sills without losing door gaps.
If this is to be your first restoration you should look for something with at least good inner sills and no rust around the rear chassis.
You will have front subframe repairs, bottom of A pillars, front and rear floors and outer sills to repair on a good car so don't make life difficult where everything needs fixing.
Another idea- does it have to be a ute?  Utes are very hard to get without major rust because of the life they have endured. It's much easier to find a sedan or wagon with a reasonable body.

7  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: July 05, 2018, 05:51:59 PM

More photos of auction stuff. FE FC workshop manual is wrapped in original cellophane with invoice. It has never been opened!!!!!!!


8  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Clutch replacement recomendations on: July 04, 2018, 08:58:34 AM
14 months is not a long time to get from a clutch!
Do you do a lot of city driving in it?
If this was going to be typical going forward then I think I would go down the path of installing a red clutch.
 I agree with everything Rob says about clearance, but if you clean inside the bell housing and do an inspection of the internal surface and grind down anything that looks like a casting excess you will be pretty right.
9  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Unable to disengage Clutch on: July 02, 2018, 08:22:49 PM
It could be a few things but the one I am leaning towards is a cracked throw out fork. If it looks bled correctly and moving all the way forward, then this is probably the problem.
It is a fairly common breakage on FE FC and gives a strange sort of feeling as you describe.
The FX FJ fork was cast steel and bullet proof. It was lightened on FE and FC and gave problems.
10  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: HELP ! h4 headlight bulb replacement on: June 27, 2018, 05:13:17 PM
The FE had the park light in the headlamp bucket. This would be where it is from.
11  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: June 26, 2018, 08:05:10 PM
Swap meet starts at 5 pm, auction starts at 7 pm

12  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: May 27, 2018, 10:12:11 AM
For those new to the auction, it is an annual event run by the Vic club and takes the form of a normal auction. Some items have reserves, others do not.
The emphasis is on NOS parts, new or used accessories and memorabilia of all kinds for Holdens between FX and WB however early Commodore stuff is now becoming very collectible so we have been allowing memorabilia of this kind in limited amounts.
We also run a small swap meet before the auction starts.
Bidding is best done by attending the event, but we do allow absentee bidding through myself if you cannot make it to the event personally. We do not offer a phone bidding service.

Please feel free to ask any other questions if you are still unsure.

Regards.  Ken
13  For Sale and Wanted / Auction and Trade Links / Re: auction 2018 on: May 27, 2018, 10:05:30 AM
If you don't mind I'll answer your question on the forum. I often get a lot of people asking this same question.

Regards.  Ken
14  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: wiper conversion on: May 27, 2018, 10:04:09 AM
I have a secondary crank and clip that I am willing to sell if you can't find one.

15  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: May 27, 2018, 10:00:36 AM
Sorry, most important piece of information...

Date is Saturday 18th of August

Venue is the same as the last few years - Boronia progress hall, Boronia rd, Boronia

16  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: May 26, 2018, 07:35:26 PM

17  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: May 26, 2018, 07:34:19 PM

18  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: May 26, 2018, 07:32:19 PM

19  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: May 26, 2018, 07:31:22 PM

20  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: 2018 auction on: May 26, 2018, 07:28:16 PM
Some photos

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