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21  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Inlet manifold refurbishment on: April 16, 2020, 08:06:16 PM
I had mine bead tumbled along with the carby  bodies, came up a treat. You can check them out on my rebuild page in project cars my FC rebuild on page 14. Most carby places wouldíve able todo it for you.
22  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Engine Bay / Firewall on: April 06, 2020, 02:45:18 PM
Hi Rod, there is another way you can check the build date, although it can be a bit hit and miss. If you can read the round standard marks on the glass you will see the word armourplate. If you look closely, you will see a dot over one of the letters which give you the year. If you can find the marks on each glass the dot should be over the same letter, in your case, the dot should be over the ďPĒ which is the seventh letter thus making it a 1957 build. Being an FE, the likelihood of all glasses being the same would be very high. The FCís on the other hand could have them mixed up through the run as older stocks of glass may have been used up before new stock.
Hope this helps,
Jim
23  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: March 25, 2020, 12:34:03 PM
Hi Ben, there has been no word from Rare Spares regarding the change in the rubbers. Old Rubber Co. only do the rear rubber and use Rares for the front, so you are limited for choice at the moment. You could try Betta Auto Rubbers, but Iím not sure if they use their own or Rares. Iíall ring Rares and see if there has been any updates.
Jim
24  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: NEW PROJECT FC UTE on: March 19, 2020, 03:47:33 PM
Fantastic work Mal, the photo of the old ďAĒ pillar section shows what was left of the strengthening block that sits between the outer skin and the inner sill. When I did mine, I was lucky enough to have most of the blocks left so I cleaned them up and fitted a cut down a piece of 50x50mm square tube and welded it inside then put a new piece over the top. By the way, your looks a lot neater finished job that mine!!
25  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: WTB Windscreen trim and side windows on: February 03, 2020, 10:56:23 AM
Glass for Classics does new ones, sells them as a set or individually. They are in Queensland as will.
Jim
26  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FE Demister Vents on: January 26, 2020, 01:49:56 PM
Ed Ho was making fibreglass one a while back, might be worthwhile contacting him.
27  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: fe van rear floor on: January 16, 2020, 07:04:45 PM
Iíd say the the captive nut was either rusted or stripped so the rail cut to gain access?
28  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 31, 2019, 04:53:24 PM
The dot over the T would make the year 0, so this would suggest the theory that they are FB/EK  glasses. Iíve asked for measurements from FE/FC glass so we can compare the two.
29  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 30, 2019, 09:26:24 PM
This to me shows the glass is to small, even though they were in the ute, doesnít mean they are correct. I have fitted a few of these over the last few years and also a few FB/EKís, one of which was Harvís daughters ute. As stated before, each ute used the Rares rubber, and the only problem was the upright rubber having the holes in the wrong place. The middle holes are correct but depending on were the bar was placed, you had to drill out either the top or bottom hole to allow the bar to fit correctly. Iíve only ever had to seal the glass and body with normal mastic sealer.
30  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 30, 2019, 05:48:20 PM
Hi Glenn, Iím trying to get my head around the problem, with this in mind there are a few questions.
1ó did you have a new rubber fitted?
2ó if so was it a tight or loose fit?
3ówas the old rubber sealed or glued in?
finallyó is it possible to measure the glass at the joiner on both the corners and centre glass?
31  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 30, 2019, 11:29:37 AM
I should have mentioned that I have fitted both original glasses to both utes and apart from the divider bar holes being wrong. Both FE/FC and FB/EK were a good tight fit and sealed up well to the body.
32  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 30, 2019, 10:55:09 AM
From past experience, the FE/FC ute rears are different to the FB/EK rears. Rare Spares list different parts for both utes, so this would also suggest there is. From memory, the FE/FC are larger even though they are the same shape. So my question for Glenn is, are the glasses you have from the vehicle, or did you buy them? If the latter, then it could be possible that they are FB/EK, hence the reason they are falling out.
33  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 23, 2019, 11:11:22 PM
Refitted Vernís front and rear screens on his sedan today with another good result with the fit of the rear screen using the Old Rubber Co. rubber. The front on the other hand was a little problematic, the Rareís rubber didnít quite fit as it was a bit tight in the body which wouldnít allow the rubber to pull all the way over the lip on the inside. The screen appeared to fit relatively well form the outside as the moulds sat down flush with the body but the inside sat reasonably well down the pillars and across the bottom, but sat a little proud across the top. I am a bit disappointed with the outcome as no matter how I tried, the rubber wouldnít pull over any further whereas Steveís screen fitted well.
Jim
34  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 19, 2019, 07:26:28 PM
Now that I think about it, the fit was a bit tight!!
35  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 19, 2019, 07:22:00 PM
Thanks mate, as I said, I havenít done one for a while. The last one I did was a van and I used the rubber that was in the car, the owner said it was about 3years old.
36  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Window winder on: December 14, 2019, 09:42:01 PM
If you donít have any luck with Greg, let me know and Iíll see what I have.
Jim
37  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Window winder on: December 14, 2019, 03:37:29 PM
Safest way would be to take the runner off the glass and weld it back in place, then glue it back on with Sikaflex. If you get stuck let me know what side it is. I think I have a few spares.
Jim
38  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 13, 2019, 08:08:24 AM
Hi Errol, I thought they had fixed the front rubbers? Itís all the ute rear rubbers up to EH, the rubbers themselves arenít to bad itís the joiner bar sections that are out. I just drill out either the top or bottom hole to let the bar fit into place.
39  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: my8thholden Build on: December 12, 2019, 09:55:38 PM
Very nice combo, donít see a lot of them, second generation paint scheme same as mine. Will look fantastic when itís finished.
40  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 12, 2019, 12:44:54 PM
Just returned from fitting Steveís rear screen, had no drama at all. The Old Rubber Company rubber fitted beautifully, so much so that the whole job too 1-1/2 hours from start to finish. I started the job at 9.30 by dry fitting the screen first to see how it all looked in the car, then removed it and sealed the body and screen and reinstalled it back into the car. Sealed between the glass and rubber and then cleaned it all up and refitted the Venetian to the interior, all done by 11am.
To say Iím happy with the outcome is an understatement as it took longer than this just trying to fit the moulds into the Rares rubber. Iím glad for Steve, as he can now enjoy driving the car again and that all the hassles are finally over.
As for Rare Spares, I will be waiting for the results and the outcome of rectification of their tooling and then see if we have a winner or back to square one.
WATCH THIS SPACE
Jim

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