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21  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Rear Window Rubber on: March 24, 2019, 09:22:08 AM
If you want to have the chrome, get the special rubber and use the large FE/FC moulds. I might have a spare set if you want to go that way.
22  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Rear Window Rubber on: March 22, 2019, 07:20:56 PM
They are different, the FJ rubbers are a ďHĒ section, which means they fit over the body and the screen then fits into the rubber. The FE is an ďSĒ section, which needs both the screen and rubber as well as the moulds to be all fitted together then installed as a complete unit. The FJ screens are smaller than the opening in the body and the FE screen is larger.
Hope this helps.
23  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: My fc wagon on: March 06, 2019, 10:52:56 PM
I said the same thing, you jack up most two doors in that fashion and the doors wonít open. His answer was, you are changing your vehicle from standard and modifying the chassis so I need to be sure the vehicle is structurally sound and it is my name going on the report, so I need to be statisfied that it will not fail.
Jim
24  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: My fc wagon on: March 05, 2019, 03:48:09 PM
Hi Steve welcome aboard, looks an interesting project lots of metalwork underneath. With regard to the stress test, if itís the same thing my engineer was talking about a few years ago, they will jack the car up at the rear corner and the go to the opposite side and open the doors and then repeat on the other side. If they can open the doors with no problem, then the frame is strong enough.
Jim
25  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: EJ-EH rear brake junction block on: January 22, 2019, 10:40:14 PM
Iíall have to check Ken, itís been a while since Iíve done anything on the car. I tried to fit the FC one but the brake lines or the hose didnít fit. Is there a difference between the hoses? I think I have tried another block where the lines fit but the hose doesnít.
Jim
26  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / EJ-EH rear brake junction block on: January 22, 2019, 06:33:11 PM
After the brass brake junction block that sits on the diff. Have put the later diff in my FC but donít have the block.
TIA, Jim
27  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: re assembly of front panels on: January 01, 2019, 10:40:49 AM
Happy new year to you as well, look in reproduction parts page 3 top line Gauge Lettering, has all the details.
Jim
28  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: re assembly of front panels on: December 29, 2018, 07:34:42 AM
Mines not painted yet, but most painters I know do the same depending on the type of paint. If itís two pack they will paint everything off the car and acrylic is done the way he said.
Jim
29  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: re assembly of front panels on: December 28, 2018, 07:01:31 AM
Hi Vern, Iím with Ken, itís a lot easier to fit them one by one. The fellas at GMH make it look easy as they do it all day every day. For us weekend warriors who only have to do it when we do a rebuild itís a different story. The amount of time it would take to bolt it all together, then try and fit it up would most likely take twice as long as replacing them one at a time especially if you only have a couple of extra hands. Iíve taken mine on and off a few times now and you find it easier each time, and as Ken said make sure you take the headlight buckets out of the guards itís definitely much easier.
Jim
30  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Upper control arm on: December 01, 2018, 05:21:02 PM
I forgot to mention that while the pin and bush are larger diameter, the outside diameter of the bush is the same. Thus both size bushes will fit the kingpin end.
Jim
31  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Upper control arm on: December 01, 2018, 05:17:45 PM
I found out the hard way as well FB on have a thicker diameter outer pin and bush. Having said that you can interchange the arms, you just need to know which model so you get the right pin and bush as the inners are the same.
Jim
32  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Control arm location spacer on: November 21, 2018, 03:45:45 PM
Hey Fraz, I did my front end a few weeks ago, if you havenít pulled it apart, I measured the distance from the bush face to the inside edge of the control arms. I found that an old brake shoe was close in size so I cut the end off the shoe and cut it down to suit. The thick end of the shoe was wide enough for the bottom arm and the flat section above the end that goes into the wheel cylinder was big enough for the top arm. From memory the top was around 20-24 mm and the bottom was 40-44 mm.
Jim
33  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: my8thholden Build on: November 21, 2018, 03:28:25 PM
Daveís photo is correct, the plate bolts into the spare hole in the mounting plate and then down to the exhaust. It is meant to support the engine pipe and take the strain off the manifold and studs. Just use a piece of  20-25mmx2-3mm plate measure the length from the hole to the top of the pipe, bend the plate and allow 25-30 mm tounge for the clamp and 5-10mm at the top for the bolt hole. And if you really want to get technical, heat the tounge and bend it so it fits around the shape of the pipe.
Jim
34  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: my8thholden Build on: November 20, 2018, 12:07:33 PM
There are three points for the exhaust hangers, first one is at the rear engine and gearbox mount, it bolts through the plate with an angle bracket. The second is the one Dave has pictured which can be purchased from Rare Spares, and the third bolts through the spare wheel well with a cup head bolt then the hanger.
Jim
35  General / General Board / Header pipes on: October 29, 2018, 04:10:17 AM
Can anyone help me with photos of the twin header pipes for a grey motor in an FC. Trying to work out how the pipes fit between the gearbox,the idler arm and the rear engine mount.
Thanks in advance.
Jim
36  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: My FC Rebuild on: October 29, 2018, 04:03:33 AM
Not a happy camper, rolled the car out of the garage onto the patio so I could finish off the fit up. Fitted the motor and gearbox into the front end and started the header pipes. Then jacked up the rear end and changed over the old FC diff with the cleaned and painted EH 3.55 diff only to find out when I put the wheels on there is a real slap and lag in the diff. The while rolling the car back into the garage, my son noticed a distinct noise from the diff as well (so much for the in good order diff from a customer). Luckily I have a 3.36 centre I can swap over and hope itís in better condition. At least the car is mobile and ready for the move tomorrow.
Jim
37  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: WTB grey motor cam followers on: October 24, 2018, 07:40:02 PM
Hi Fraze, I have a spare set of lifters in reasonable condition if youíre interested.
38  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: my8thholden Build on: October 16, 2018, 08:58:16 AM
I think the engine bay was the body colour up to the late 59s which was black.
By the way, your engine is a lot lighter than mine.
Jim
39  General / General Board / Re: Power Plus Engine Enamel on: October 16, 2018, 08:53:58 AM
Yes mate, I was given an untouched EJ motor by a customer of mine. It had broken rings and no.2 bearing had turned, block has been bored plus 60(already had new pistons) and the crank 10. The head has 186 red valves and hardened seats and a mild cam, as I have triple strommies and headers. Just started cleaning the gearbox which was a bit sluggy, so might see about a rebuild kit.
Jim
40  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: My FC Rebuild on: October 15, 2018, 06:00:20 PM
Got the front end all finished yesterday, cross member rebuilt and bolted back onto the subframe. Cleaned up and painted the engine and all the boltons as well as cleaned the gearbox ready for new gaskets and paint. Next step bolt them back together and fit them into the front end and set the header pipes for clearance between the gearbox and the idler arm.
Jim
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