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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2018, 05:52:24 PM »
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Greg,

One of the few chassis numbers that's perfectly stamped.

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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2018, 09:05:29 PM »
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I ran the chassis number and body number through my database and the ute comes out as early 59. Rob is right on the money. The gearbox is most likely original and the engine is wrong. A number more like L560000 would be right for your ute.
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2018, 06:50:49 AM »
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Thanks Ken, a shame that it's not the original motor but at least it's a fc motor so I will still rebuild it and install it in the ute. Cheers Greg
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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2018, 01:27:10 PM »
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Hi guys I have just started the engine rebuild and I have noticed that there is no lower cover plate on the gearbox to cover the flywheel, should there be one?  It looks like it should have one. Cheers Greg.
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2018, 03:38:24 PM »
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Greg,

Yes, there should be a clutch cover.  They come in two "flavours" - six-bolt-hole and four-bolt-hole.  You'd need a four-bolt-hole one.

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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2018, 04:00:06 PM »
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Thanks Rob, I will have to look out for one, anyone out there have one for sale? Cheers Greg.
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2019, 03:58:21 PM »
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Hi all, I am just about to paint the engine and I am wondering do you paint the crankcase breather and the oil cap on the rocker cover black or grey as I have seen them painted in both colors. I am trying to make it as original as possible. Cheers Greg

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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2019, 04:42:54 PM »
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Oil filler cap grey, breather tube black is how the overwhelming majority of motors was painted.

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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2019, 05:16:47 PM »
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Thanks for that Rob, I have just popped in to see my dad at his nursing home and he said that his ej holden had a black hockey stick and the oil cap was black on the ej as well! .Cheers Greg
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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2019, 07:22:58 PM »
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Greg,

See, there are always exceptions.

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« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2019, 07:52:08 AM »
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thanks for asking the question Greg ,and thanks for the answer Rob .on the road draught tube ,,mine is not the original ,it had the sump lip bracket missing and was pop rivitted into the side plate ,so I got a good one ,asked Ken if there was originally a clamp to fit in side plate ,he set me straight there,no clamp ,snug fit into side plate ..when I cleaned it I noticed it was black ,no evidence of other paint colour or other coats ,seemed original ,but I don't know what model its off ,so painted it grey same as engine , I will do it black ,same as generator and starter .whilst on the topic of colors ,distributor bases ? what was the original color of the base if painted at all ,mine was black ,the one I am using ( the best I have ) no paint at all just metal finish ,I have another spare looks like it was blue and looks original coverage ,not just slapped on with a brush HuhHuh cheers Vern
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« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2019, 09:17:07 AM »
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My late 59 was original and had a black hockey stick and grey and filler cap.  Distributor base, starter, generator and fan were black

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« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2019, 10:39:00 AM »
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(Apologies for the thread hijack, Greg)

Vern,

Road draft tubes aren't the same for all models.  I think they were longer in the Humpies and got progressively shorter.

Electrical equipment varies in colour.
FX Delco: black
FJ Bosch: orange
FE/FC: black. Wiring harness, generator, regulator cover (Bosch only), starter, distributor body.
FB/EK: Starter, distributor body, Bosch regulator cover blue; wiring harness and generator black.

If you're really keen to find out what model car your distributor came from, read the model number on the oval ID plate.
It'll say something like VJU6 BR 30.  The two-digit suffix changes with year.
30 (I think) is FE, 36 is FC. 41 is FB, 50 is EK (and the grease cup was deleted), and 54 is EJ.

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« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2019, 11:24:24 AM »
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Sorry Vern ;-)
I cut up a very early Sydney FB Rob and the loom was taped in blue. As you say there are always exceptions.


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« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2019, 07:43:52 AM »
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Thanks Rob  .explaining what dissy suffixes are ..the one I have used is 36  .so that's perfect for our 58 FC..Vern
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