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 on: Today at 05:08:01 PM 
Started by FE_STD_WAGON - Last post by ekute
Mick if you want my headlining pm your address and you can have it for the postage cost.

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 on: Today at 02:15:28 PM 
Started by CarlFC Ute - Last post by CarlFC Ute
Not sure if this is OK to post. If not just let me know.

I have recently imported a set of 235/60VR13 tyres from the UK for my 13 x 7 mags on the FC ute. The tyre company in the UK is keen to get some of their tyres into Australia. I am going to import these tyres but only if there is enough interest in Australia.
As far as I can tell, these are the ONLY tyre available for 13 inch rims that are wider than 205 and a sensible profile to maintain OD.  The rolling diameter of these tyres is 612mm. They will go on rims from 6.5in to 9in but ideally 7in to 8in.
I am wondering if any Club members are interested as I need to get a minimum of 40 x tyres in a shipment to make it viable. These are a high quality tyre designed for road and track use. They are made by Blockley Tyre Company in the UK.
Just testing if there is any interest before I blow my money bringing them in.Blockley web site is http://www.blockleytyre.com
Any questions please feel free to ask.
Carl Mitchell

 on: Today at 11:40:26 AM 
Started by stillruns - Last post by stillruns
cheers Rob, muchly appreciated. I will indeed do as you have suggested,i wasn't sure of all the oil leaking out the nut as it seems a waste to not send it threw the rocker shaft but i am sure i can find a self tapper,cheers.

 on: Today at 10:15:23 AM 
Started by FE_STD_WAGON - Last post by FE_STD_WAGON

 on: Today at 10:15:05 AM 
Started by stillruns - Last post by ardiesse

The situation you've described is normal.  There's a bleed hole, facing down, in the hexagonal fitting that the oil pipe goes into.
As a first step, start the engine with the rocker cover off, and block the bleed hole off with your index finger.  Run the engine at a fast idle for a few minutes.  With the bleed hole blocked off, you should start to see oil appear at the holes right on top of the rockers.  Oil should come out of all the rockers.
Or, if for some reason (I can't guess why) you don't like shoving your finger into moving machinery, temporarily block the bleed hole with a little self-tapping screw: Undo the oil pipe, rotate the hex fitting until the bleed hole's visible, insert screw, rotate hex fitting back to pick up the oil pipe, tighten oil pipe.

It's more than likely that the rocker shafts are completely sludged up inside.  If there are some rockers that don't flow oil, you'll have to take the rocker gear off, and clean the gunk out of the shafts.  The other problem that affects grey motor rocker gear is wear.  When the shafts and bushes wear, all the oil leaks out between the shafts and the rockers, leaving none to flow out the oil holes at the top of the rockers, and your valve gear runs dry, particularly No.1 exhaust valve.  In this case, it's best to leave the self-tapping screw blocking the oil bleed hole.

If you do remove your rocker gear for cleaning, you'll have to reface your rocker arms before re-installing.  The ends of the valve stems wear an imprint into the rockers, and when you re-install the rocker gear, it's never in exactly the same position, and you chew out the outside edge of the valve stems.  It's usually only a few strokes with a file or an oilstone to get rid of the step on the rocker faces.

And finally, get an oilcan and squirt oil between the coils of the valve springs onto the valve stems, onto the top ends of the pushrods, and onto the tops of the valve stems.


 on: Yesterday at 07:59:55 PM 
Started by ekute - Last post by RET
Well, I was in the members' ballot for two, but since my team got beat, looks like that's the end of that. Sad
Still, probably saved me a fortune in tickets and travel...

 on: Yesterday at 06:54:07 PM 
Started by Tailshaft_Tim - Last post by ACT59FC

Some Gorgeous cars, my poor old girl was...... lets just say she is a survivor and showing her age and rust and ..... was great to see over 250 cars at the event and I just loved the FE and FC's. Great turnout by the club, well done guys and gals. That's my old girl in the last pic (India Ivory / Corsair Tan)

 on: Yesterday at 05:55:13 PM 
Started by stillruns - Last post by stillruns
Hi all,i got the old 138 running on sunday but it was sounding dry and sqeeky ,i removed the rocker cover and ran it too find not much oil on the shaft or rockers but oil was pooring out near the feed pipe ,i assume it shouldn't do that. Does anyone know this fault,is there a seal or o'rings or is the adaptor the oil pipe screws in to faulty.Some advise would be helpful,cheers

 on: Yesterday at 02:54:23 PM 
Started by Tailshaft_Tim - Last post by Errol62
👍👍thanks Helen

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 on: Yesterday at 11:54:51 AM 
Started by DJ - Last post by DJ
Does anyone know the colours used on the background & lettering for the NSW Pagewood plant?
I have only seen 3. Green with GMH in yellow (Woodville?), red with GMH in blue (Melbourne?), and blue with GMH in red (?).

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