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« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2012, 04:48:52 AM »
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Oh you will be popular.
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« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2012, 09:13:28 AM »
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Hey NES, when I did my brake drums in the oven  I waited till no-one was home....still stunk the house up though  Grin.

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« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2012, 10:59:17 AM »
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Hey NES, when I did my brake drums in the oven  I waited till no-one was home....still stunk the house up though  Grin.
Dean.
My wife was on night shift and I was up drinking cleaning and utilised the oven. I also left it on for four hours after it to get the smell out and still failed. It's ok now though. round two for rear calipers might be different. Wink
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« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2012, 06:47:07 PM »
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BBQ with the lid down
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« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2012, 08:51:07 PM »
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Yep, that's exactly what I did
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« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2012, 09:25:23 PM »
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Wore this at the All Holden Day, just wanted to add it to my thread

Lots of people asked where I got it from
Tell him Marc told you about em
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/180856585980?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_1993wt_952
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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2012, 10:00:28 PM »
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Time to get started ripping into the car itself. Fuel tank first




Hole cut and VS unit sitting in the hole

Gotta turn it round obviously. Plan to keep the original neck and graft it in. Legally the engineer doesn't care about it being unleaded neck as you can't buy unleaded anymore. I'll have to put the breather on the neck though.
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« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2012, 11:49:39 PM »
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Get the ol girls heart out


And a filthy bay ready to clean up and modify
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« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2012, 11:53:00 PM »
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Diff ready to come out


Front end now out


and my car on the driveway.
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« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2012, 09:11:16 PM »
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So here is the HR front end sitting under and ready to trial fit, Have an EJ outrigger ready to attach.


I have since sold it but here is the V6 conversions harness that I had. It came with the extractors that didn't fit. I decided not to use it as I had already removed the complete VT harness and wanted to be able to run cruise control central locking and retain the security from the VATS in the BCM that comes with the VT Commodore

As previously talked about I have decided to run the VT pedals, brake booster and master cylinder. I am amazed at how little I had to mod it to fit. FEVANV6 will attest to that.




Here is the seat I knocked up so I can work in the engine bay


So I searched for a column shift auto and found a bloke around the corner, I asked as he was wrecking a VS ute if he had an auto column shift and he said only if I had a standard column. Sweet swap and installed it. Hell of a lot cheaper than spending a few hundred at the wreckers

It installed with minimal effort and I figured out if I took out the inner shaft and put it on a lathe to make the top roller bearing sit 32mm further down the shaft I could run the original steering wheel.

  Angry WIFE: That looks like shit take it out Embarrassed

So back to the drawing board
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« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2012, 08:15:08 AM »
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I agree with the wife

looks like you put an auto vs colum in there.
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« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2012, 08:48:03 AM »
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Well I agreed too which is why I was asking in the mod section regards columns. An EK auto column is the only one I can find that'll take an FC steering wheel and fit the car (and is auto).
I have acquired one and can't find the bloody photo.
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« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2012, 09:49:34 AM »
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Here you go, EK auto column with FC wheel in FC, by using the EK column you gain about 4 inches of extra gut space



You have to graft the FE-C gear stick to the EK gear stick and drill 3 holes through the blinker stick housing for the quadrant light

Fairly straight forward at the steering wheel end, but I don't know about modding the lower part of the column
as the rest of this column is standard

Cheers, Gary

PS good to meet you and the family at the AHD NES
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« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2012, 02:52:21 PM »
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Just re read this and need to clarify

EK Auto Column
EK Honey Pot
FC blinker bit & blinker arm, best to use this in my case because the wiring is different on the EK blinker unit
FC wheel,
FC gear stick with EK lower grafted on lower end to work on EK tube

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« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2012, 10:21:10 AM »
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Gary

Just I understand, why 3 holes?
Wouldnst the quadrant light be there already on a ek auto column?
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« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2012, 08:30:07 PM »
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For all those that would like have a T700 operated through an FE/FC/FB/EK column with the original look and steering wheel to satisfy yourself or wife here it is mocked in my vice ready for Kathi's FE

http://fefcholden.org.au/forum/index.php/topic,13040.340.html.

Earlier in this thread about page 11 you can see the one for our FE Van.  This is done a bit differently as it was my first try.  The Van has done 30k with this setup, works brilliantly and to most onlookers looks like a stocky three on the tree.   It has:

* a proper gate so it the gears are operated safely
* the PRNDL has been modded for a 4 speed auto
* it has a neutral safely switch with reversing lights

We just drove back from the Riverland this afternoon.  Its so easy to drive and the engine barely ticks over with the overdrive.


Stash three holes need to be drilled in the FE/FE spacer if you dont want to use the EK one.  Two holes for the screws for EK chromey thingy and one hole for globe.  You could make this set up without using any EK parts except the chromey thingy.

The thread shows the gate i filed.  The adapter to the column for the cable and the bracketry down the side of the trans.  The van uses a 57 Chev gear lever and EK auto honey pot.  Kathi's is using her standard gear lever and modded honey pot as we want an even more restored look (heeheehee).

Hope someone reads this.  It has been done, it works  and it looks period.

regards

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« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2012, 10:30:56 PM »
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G'day Stash

Yep, as John says, you could use the EK spacer with the holes already in it, but the little black box with the wiring in it is has a different wiring layout (less wires)

So if you are requiring the original set up for blinkers, it's easier to drill the FE FC spacer than to fiddle around in the little black box Roll Eyes but you need the EK Honeypot as the gear shift locating pin is different.

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« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2012, 10:55:06 PM »
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Thanks guys, that makes sense.
Didnt understand why you wouldnt use the EK, they are identical bar the wiring. Not sure what the extra wires do. Anyone??? You could always swap over the wiring and black ending into the EK frame.

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« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2012, 09:31:46 AM »
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Stash,

if you unscrew the little black box to swap it over (it's only a cover), the guts consist of, would you believe, tiny little springs and ball bearings, a real bugger to put back together, it's a lot easier to drill the FE-FC spacer instead

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« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2012, 09:47:41 AM »
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Gary,

Yeah, know about those babies.  Huh have refurbished 2 now FC and EK column.

Can anyone know what the extra wires are for? reverse lights on the indicators?

Cheers

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