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21  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Chrome plating on: July 09, 2017, 04:05:14 PM
Hi, Can anyone recommend a reliable chrome platers in Melbourne who is ok with diecast? Cheers, Glenn
22  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Whealey FC long roof on: January 05, 2017, 10:24:21 PM
Hi, Re the shudder and delay into reverse with the Trimatic, probably the reverse clutch pack will have the fibre facings of the plate de-laminating. This was a common fault with Trimatic. Usually there will be a pile of clutch facing in the auto sump with a lot in the filter blocking the intake of fluid. If so, will require a dismantle and repair involving a serious clean out and new clutch packs. Glenn
23  General / General Board / Re: Member Poll and comments on: December 26, 2016, 03:15:28 PM
Hi all and compliments of the season. As a very occasional contributor but one who looks at the forum most days, my comment would be that the info available on here is great. I wish I could access a similiar site for Valiants, as I have Chryslers as well as Holden vehicles, but cant find anything as good as here for product info and support! Being "old school" and not very computor savvy, my main gripe is the adding of photos to the page. My inability to do so stops me offering ongoing progress reports or listing items for sale. Cheers, Glenn
24  General / General Board / Re: Nasco Mileage Tester on: September 19, 2015, 11:37:33 AM
Hi, Can confirm that these were used as described. I used one often when working at GMH dealership early 70's. As stated it was mainly used to confirm or disprove customer queries regarding fuel use on Holdens and Toranas mainly. Also used occasionally on petrol powered trucks. Being a country dealership one would set it up on the vehicle in the workshop, then drive to the open highway before starting the testing. Area of highway chosen was usually as flat as could be found, and driven with a very light right foot!!  Amount held in the bottle was one tenth of a gallon if memory serves me, and the trip meter on the speedo was  set to zero, tap opened and driven till fuel in bottle was used. mileage on trip meter then read and multiplied by 10 to give distance per gallon. Ahh, the good old days! Glenn
25  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Bottle Jack decal on: May 29, 2015, 09:23:07 PM
My 2 jack stickers arrived very quickly and also look the goods, thanks for the excellent service. Glenn
26  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Bottle Jack decal on: May 22, 2015, 02:03:33 PM
Looks good, any chance of selling a couple? I have a jack without sticker and it would finish it off very nicely. Glenn
27  General / General Board / Re: Grey Motor Horsepower on: March 24, 2015, 05:44:20 PM
How cool is that!!! Got to love the 50s,60s, & 70s cars. Look and sound SO much better than the modern things. Glenn
28  General / General Board / Re: Adelaide plant last FC production date on: February 11, 2015, 11:51:09 AM
Not sure about the time line around FE/FC models, but the engine in our matching numbers HQ Sandman ute has a casting date Aug 73, compliance build date Oct 73, about 2 months between engine casting till vehicle build. Glenn
29  General / General Board / Re: GMH record on: January 14, 2015, 09:51:55 PM
Record sold at auction for $150. Glenn
30  General / General Board / Re: fc original car sales brochure on: August 01, 2014, 08:33:23 PM
A couple of brochures listed in the club auction for these models.
31  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: early holden identification on: June 01, 2014, 07:24:21 PM
Good thought, I will try that line of investigation.
32  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: early holden identification on: May 31, 2014, 08:59:33 AM
Just the ID tag. Picked it up at a swap meet because of its interesting numbers.
33  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: early holden identification on: May 28, 2014, 10:38:09 PM
thanks, Yeah I thought model would be 215 or 225, but definitely very plainly stamped 48 - 354, also the trim # being 114SPECIAL is a bit strange. Glenn
34  Technical Board / General Technical / early holden identification on: May 28, 2014, 08:49:06 PM
Hi, I know this is a bit away from fe/fc, but hoping someone may be strong on 48 series body numbers. I have a plate with strange numbers as follows - STYLE NO--48-354, BODY NO-617, trim no - 114 special,  PAINT NO - 1,  TOP        ACC 1.   I realize this is off a FX, but body style 354 I don't know, also paint No 1, is strange. Can anyone help??  Thanks Glenn
35  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: taxi handrail on: December 03, 2013, 10:14:02 PM
Hi, I would be interested in a Taxi rail as well, would prefer one that could be chrome plated. What area of the country are these possibly to be made? can they be posted? Would use self tappers to fit, as I dont carry rear seat passengers either. Thanks, Glenn
36  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: Ek electric wiper motor-switch and arms set for sale on: July 22, 2013, 04:18:06 PM
Have to say that my dealing with Spybo has had no problems. Answered emails given time, items sent ok. Happy to trade again. Glenn
37  General / Events, Shows etc / ACT Holden day Sept 7 on: June 01, 2013, 09:36:20 PM
Hi, Where can I obtain info regarding this event? Glenn
38  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: new front windscreen on: April 16, 2013, 09:40:27 PM
I got a new laminated screen with a tint from Novus, no problems. Wasnt a lot of coin, either! Cheers, Glenn
39  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: Booster for standard drum brakes on: February 19, 2012, 09:47:57 PM
Hi,I have a VH24 on drums, works fine. National Brake Co in Shepparton, Vic. overhaul these units.  Price is not cheap, but you get great service at a lower price than quoted by some other repairers. Many repairers dont have kits, either. Housings on VH24 boosters are of alloy and can suffer from corrosions as well, so this can be a problem on repair.  Glenn
40  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Pistons on: January 08, 2012, 05:47:03 PM
HI, I FITTED NEW 3 1/8 +.060" O/S PISTONS TO MY MOTOR WHICH ARE ONLY .OO25" UNDER 3 3/16. I BOUGHT THESE NEW FROM AN ENGINE RECONDITIONER WHO SOURCED THEM FROM A PISTON SUPPLIER IN ADELAIDE, SHOULD BE EASY TO LOCATE THRU MOST ENGINE RECONDITIONERS. CHEERS GLENN
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