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661  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: FC Holden 1959 on: May 06, 2007, 07:53:24 PM
Michael
Centres are HK, front rims reversed to give appropriate offset, standard 5 inch width; back rims 7 inch, 14 inch chrome trim rings (rounded - no flats), hubcaps are el-cheapo reproduction Baby Moons!  I got em from Autobarn - had to order them in; cost all of $65 a set......
You may have seen this car before - it came from Brisbane.  (although its had a "personality change" since then)
Regards
Jack
662  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: scuff plates, plastic front seat side trims on: May 06, 2007, 04:59:20 AM
Ken,
All I needed to know in one hit!
Much appreciated - thanks
jack
663  Technical Board / Restoration Help / scuff plates, plastic front seat side trims on: May 05, 2007, 11:36:46 PM
Gday all
can anyone tell me what the scuff plates on fc special sedan were finished in? if painted, what colour? also, my car has black plastic trims each side of the front bench seat (both base n backrest - in 2 peices). there is also a chrome trim on the base plastic trim. is this standard? if not, what was?
re wiper arms - the (chromed diecast alloy?) bits that hold the arms n attach to the posts need rechroming. are these available anywhere, or do I get them rechromed?
any help greatly appreciated!
regards
jack
664  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: FC Holden 1959 on: May 05, 2007, 07:20:25 AM
Hey tommo
Thanks but I didnt do the collage, didnt even put the photo on here (my son did it - trying to teach me.....) Im a computer illiterate old bastard
jack
665  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / FC Holden 1959 on: May 04, 2007, 11:43:19 PM
This is a collage of photo's taken of my FC at Victorian All Holden Day, 2007.

666  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: lowering front -hr disc front end on: October 13, 2006, 09:51:17 PM
Gday Ken
Really appreciate your help. Have already got spindles (hz) n calipers (HT), can order new rotors (HT) and looks like no problem getting HKTG steering arms locally. Will get calipers reconditioned somewhere, then the fun begins...
Again, THANKS! Without your help I would have been farting around for ages getting the necessary info.
Regards
Jack
PS - I'm not really a club-type bloke, but I'm joining Vic fefc club out of appreciation of this forum - its bloody excellent!
667  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: lowering front -hr disc front end on: October 13, 2006, 02:01:26 AM
Gday,Stinky
Thanks for your reply. Had a look at that site; very interesting, but I'm just not good enough to attempt it!
Regards
Jack
668  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: lowering front -hr disc front end on: October 12, 2006, 10:11:43 PM
Gday Ken
Thanks again for yr latest reply. Do you mean HKTG (disc brake) spindles will give 3/4 inch drop over HR or must I use HQ (disc brake) spindles? Are HQ (disc) spindles the same right thru to WB? If so, I have already located a pair.
Are HKTG steering arms identical on both disc n drum front ends or must I get arms off disc front end?
Will existing HR steering linkages still fit this new setup? If not, any suggestions on what linkages will fit?
Sorry to keep hassling you, but no-one locally (even brake/suspension mobs) can answer these questions satisfactorily!
Regards
Jack
669  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: lowering front -hr disc front end on: October 11, 2006, 11:10:31 PM
Ken
Thanks for your latest info; I'll have a crack at it. Getting new HK/T/G rotors is no problem, it appears that I will have to get calipers from a wrecker n rebuild them- should be no probs, but getting HQ spindles is (so far) a challenge. Any ideas?
Regards
Jack
670  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: lowering front -hr disc front end on: October 11, 2006, 12:35:06 AM
Hello Ken
Thanks very much for your info, but due to my ignorance, it leads to more questions! I like the idea of HQ spindles (3/4 inch drop over HR) but if I do this, do I have to fit either HK/T/G or HQ rotors n calipers, or can I retain the existing HR ones? Are HQ spindles compatible with the existing HR steering linkages etc.? If I have to fit HK/G/T discs n calipers, would they be compatible with existing brake system (EH "ute" or "taxi" rear brakes n PBR VH 44 booster, HR master cylinder)? Do you know of any other parts I may have to change or problems I may encounter if I fit HQ spindles?
Regards
Jack
PS If you are ever visiting Port Fairy, its my shout!
671  Technical Board / Modification Help / lowering front -hr disc front end on: October 10, 2006, 01:33:47 AM
Gday. My fc has hr disc brake front end fitted with King springs-supposedly 1.5 inch lower. It has hr discs, callipers, etc., and hk standard rims on front. I want to lower it a further inch as it still looks too high (top of wheel arch is still approx half inch above top of 185.60X14 tyre. Kings do not appear to offer a lower coil than currently fitted. I do not want to cut the coils. Drop spindles are available but are costly and only apparently 2 inch drop which mean replacing current coils. If I fit hq spindles, would that require hq discs callipers etc? Does anyone know of coils available that would give a further 1 inch drop? (shockers are already shorter than standard - look to be hq?). As I'm fairly new to this old holden caper (and computer- averse!) I would appreciate greatly the advice of anyone who has been down this road before!
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