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1  For Sale and Wanted / Auction and Trade Links / Re: got any "loose change"? on: April 08, 2021, 02:48:15 PM
 And its only 1/4 of the price, Ken. We have been driving it out on Club runs recently, convinced I should be doing this more often, [B4 I fall "off the Perch".]  Kevin.
2  For Sale and Wanted / Auction and Trade Links / got any "loose change"? on: April 02, 2021, 08:58:16 AM
 Have you seen this little gem?
3  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Fuel tank - was it painted? on: March 23, 2021, 05:42:45 PM
 Painted GMH black, as with the underbody.
4  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Clutch an brake cans on: March 08, 2021, 12:29:52 PM

   The 3 m/cylinders on the LHS are originals with the larger threaded opening.  The 2 on the RHS are PBR Replacement m/cylinders with the narrower opening to suit the plastic reservoirs. All have been re-sleeved with s/s liners.    Kevin.
5  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: Restored FC Grille on: February 28, 2021, 06:16:12 PM
 Advising that this Grille has been sold.  Kevin.
6  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: Restored FC Grille on: February 27, 2021, 03:04:32 PM

    Finally "got it right". Kevin
7  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Restored FC Grille on: February 27, 2021, 03:02:41 PM

  Restored FC Grille:  Frame Sand Blasted & Powder Coated.
                               Fully re-chromed.
                               New Bump Rubbers.
                $650 firm. pick-up after Inspection.      Ballina NSW   Kevin.
                         [This is my last one.... re-coupe cost only].
8  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Air conditioning on: February 18, 2021, 06:42:32 PM
 Much easier to keep the Compressor on the Passenger's side above the Generator, [or regulator, should you decide to go that way].  The air/con pipes to the head unit have room on that side without having to go over, [or somehow around], the rocker cover. The head unit fits easily under the glove box, still leaving room for a parcel shelf. I fitted a VS a/c unit in the glove box of my modified ute.
   However, if you decide on an idea, then the challenge will be to make it work. The driver's side of the grey becomes very crowded if you have  a bypass oil filter & a VH44 fitted above the fuel pump. Not suggesting it can't be done.  Should there be an engine swap, then it's another story.... but you were talking a/c on the grey motor.    Good Luck.  Kevin.
9  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: steering wheel removal on: February 18, 2021, 10:51:00 AM

 While I looking through my shelves:   Here are 2 other TOOLS needed for restorations.   Top:  Camber adjusting LHS & RHS.
                                                                                                                                 Bottom:  Harmonic Balancer removal [ stamped Hitchfield E 1103   6A-1 ]

    Also pic from Manual showing removal tool in place.   Kevin.
10  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: steering wheel removal on: February 17, 2021, 11:01:18 AM
 Hi Steve. The removal tool is part No. 1606, COXHEAD STEERING WHEEL PULLER ,[to suit HOLDEN]. The one shown here has FE stamped on one side.

.  I bought this one @ a swap meet back in "the dark ages".  removal is easy. Good luck. Kevin.
11  General / General Board / Re: What is the fair price for this grey engine ? on: February 10, 2021, 07:50:21 PM
 not a big fan of the fuel filter being on the pressure side of the fuel pump. Should that blow, then petrol continues to flow onto the exhaust manifold & then "good luck" from that point on.  Just a suggestion... Kevin.
12  General / General Board / Re: Air Conditioning on: February 10, 2021, 03:41:08 PM
  "Cool as" Ken. I have a correction on the fixing of the idler pulley. It is attached to a plate which has 2 locating holes... top 1 to the thermostat housing & the second to one of the water pump cover bolts.  The head bolts on the Driver's side are covered by the rocker cover  & not available  as an attachment point [for anything!!]. We all knew that didn't we?  Cheesy Kevin.
13  General / General Board / Re: Air Conditioning on: February 10, 2021, 10:37:12 AM

   pulley [fixed]. tensioning is achieved by loosening & re-tightening the compressor /base plate bolts.   Kevin.
14  General / General Board / Re: Air Conditioning on: February 10, 2021, 10:16:26 AM

  The Compressor is still available. The under dash head unit was a period option on Toranas etc.
 It is a Commuter 1V model. Everything was working when I purchased this ute. The Harmonic balancer is a dual pulley. There is a tensioning pulley for the compressor, [which I will show in the next post].  I have also fitted a thermo fan in front of the grey radiator , with an under dash manual switch. I flick this on when using the a/con.  The grey drops a few revs when you switch it on, however, all is fine once you are on the road. One belt drives the original fan, the second drives the compressor. Both the compressor base plate & the tensioning pulley are attached to the head using longer bolts. The base plate has 3 locating holes that match up with those on the compressor.  This is not a "too hard basket" set up. The head unit has temp & fan speed adjusting knobs. It works well & if we decide to enter the Broken Hill Nats... this ute  will be there if anyone wants to have a more detailed inspection.  Kevin.
15  General / General Board / Re: Air Conditioning on: February 10, 2021, 08:26:39 AM

 These pics show the a/con set up as I purchased this ute.    The next post will show the restored version, [with some description of what is required].
16  For Sale and Wanted / Auction and Trade Links / Re: Fc Grille badge ebay on: February 07, 2021, 01:13:21 PM
Apologies Undecided I just had a "women's look" @ the full description for this item. It clearly states that the clamp is missing. As someone much smarter than me once said  " never assume, because if you look @ that word assume.. it makes an ASS of U & ME".
17  For Sale and Wanted / Auction and Trade Links / Re: Fc Grille badge ebay on: February 06, 2021, 06:39:11 PM
 Bit hard to assume that without checking the back view. The clamp does not protrude the edges. If it is there, @ that price it may be "gold-plated". old-blu
18  General / General Board / Re: Anyone know the name of this trim kit please on: December 04, 2020, 09:53:41 AM
 Gary. Dan Power had a couple of NOS Kits that look like this. Maybe run it past him. I thought there was a front section as well.  Kevin.
19  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: NEW PROJECT FC UTE on: November 26, 2020, 08:52:03 AM
 This is an amazing project to witness as it progresses. Worthy of a TV Doco. It more than compares to the  American Custom shows. The standout for me is that it is a "one man band" & not a workshop Team effort.  Will this get to the HILL in 2022? Top stuff Mal.   Cheers Kevin.
20  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / Re: FC HOLDEN MODIFIED UTE on: November 19, 2020, 09:07:11 PM
I took the Modified Ute out for the annual Rego check today. Sunny day, no traffic, Stereo on Chuck Berry. What a blast.  I had forgotten just how much these cars are genuinely admired. Parked in Lismore main Street while we had a coffee.... People around it.." I used to have one of these, this was our first car.".etc,etc.........All the old stories kept coming.    Battery now fully charged, new oil, good "scrub down" & its been put back to bed again.  Kevin.
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