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1  General / General Board / Happy Belated Birthday to the Forum! 20 Years and still going strong on: October 04, 2021, 01:29:43 PM
This forum was launched on 31 August 2001.

Phil Gray (an FE owner and former member of the FE-FC Holden Car Club of NSW), had a bulletin board running on the web space his ISP provided that had a small amount of traffic. He and I agreed it should be migrated to the fefcholden.org.au domain, and converted the existing posts to YaBB, and subsequently moved from YaBB to SMF. I can't even remember what the platform was that Phil was using, but if you look at the oldest pages on the boards, you'll see these ancient threads, and yet still recognise some familiar names.

It has been - and continues to be - an amazing resource for FE-FC Enthusiasts everywhere.

After 20 years, at current count, we have:

27,679 Threads
177,144 Posts
3,290 Members

.. which by anyone's reckoning is a massive collection of knowledge, artefacts, histories of restos and rebuilds, events and much more.

Whilst social media has come along and taken over the role of many bulletin boards, they still have a useful place. You simply do not find the camaraderie, willingness to assist strangers, and making of long-term friends on Facebook like we have here. Maybe part of that is that the forum has grown through the clubs that fund it, but it is also much more a community, and those that have posted - in many cases thousands of times over the years - have given freely of their knowledge to assist their fellow enthusiast.

Long may it continue!
2  General / General Board / FE-FC Holden Car Club of NSW 40th Birthday on: October 04, 2021, 01:02:37 PM

30 September 2021 is our 40th Birthday.

The FE-FC Holden Car Club of NSW was formed on this day in 1981.

Thank you to members past and present for being part of our great organisation. We wouldn't be who we are without you.
3  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: timing gear on: September 14, 2021, 06:42:38 PM

I believe the NSW Club still have couple of steel ones in the merch store. If it's not super-urgent, once things re-open we should be able to check and work something out to get it to you.
4  General / FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: Surferboys (NOT the 2020 (or the 2022) ) Nats diary on: September 02, 2021, 09:44:15 PM
Wow SB, some cracking photos there. Over here in the plague states we are SO JEALOUS.

Look forward to seeing your continuing travels.

5  General / General Board / Re: ACT Club changes its name on: August 01, 2021, 02:10:55 PM
Contacts page updated.
6  General / General Board / Re: FE-FC Club Contact Details on: August 01, 2021, 02:08:39 PM
Tasmanian Club
Classic Holden Car Club Tasmania 1948 - 1980
Postal Address .. PO Box 635 Glenorchy TAS 7010
Phone  0418122615
email - bill@cunic.com.au
Open to all Holden Enthusiasts
Monthly Meeting - Last Tuesday of the month at Shannons Showroom Argyle Street Hobart start 7.30
President Rod Daley
Secretary Barry Grundy
7  General / General Board / Re: FE-FC Club Contact Details on: August 01, 2021, 02:08:19 PM
ACT Club
Canberra Classic Holden Club Incorporated
PO Box 867, Civic Square ACT 2608
Website: http://www.oldgmh.org.au
Email: committee@oldgmh.org.au

Club Meetings - 8pm 2nd Thursday of the Month, Canberra Deakin Football Club, Grose Street Deakin
Our club welcomes all Holden enthusiasts, whether your Holden is an original daily driver, restored show car, modified street machine or modern classic.
8  General / General Board / Re: FE-FC Club Contact Details on: August 01, 2021, 02:07:28 PM
WA Club

The FE-FC Holden Car Club of WA (inc)
Shannons Insurance
152 Burswood Rd
entry through rear door

P.O. Box 619
Victoria Park
WA 6979

Email............... wa@fefcholden.org.au
Website........... http://fefcholden.org.au/wa
Phone.............. 0450 396 939
FaceBook......... https://www.facebook.com/fefc.holden.club.wa
All FE & FC enthusiasts welcome, we also welcome all FB & EK enthusiasts
9  General / General Board / Re: FE-FC Club Contact Details on: August 01, 2021, 02:06:59 PM
QLD Club
President - Ron Cook  0427 137 909
Treasurer - Greg Pritchard 0438 477 083
Meetings - 1st Wednesday of the Month at the Colmslie Services Club in Morningside, Brisbane
Website - http://fefcholden.org.au/qld
10  General / General Board / Re: FE-FC Club Contact Details on: August 01, 2021, 02:06:38 PM
SA Club
Meetings - 4th Tuesday of the Month (no meeting in December), 7.30pm Shannons Insurance 863-865 South Road, Clarence Gardens SA 5039
Call Us - Paul Roberts on 0404 900 849
Web - http://www.fefcholden.org.au/sa/
email - sa.committee@fefcholden.org.au
Postal Address
FE-FC Holden Car Club of S.A.
P.O. Box 74, BLACKFOREST SA 5035
11  General / General Board / Re: FE-FC Club Contact Details on: August 01, 2021, 02:06:17 PM
Vic Club

Email committee@fefcholdenvic.org.au
Website : http://www.fefcholdenvic.org.au
Meeting Venue: the Mulgrave Country Club, Cnr Wellington & Jells Road Mulgrave
     held Second Tuesday of every month (except January) at 8.00 pm.
12  General / General Board / FE-FC Club Contact Details on: August 01, 2021, 01:57:32 PM
Here are all the current contact details for the clubs.
If your club's details have changed, please PM a Mod or Admin and we will fix it up for you.

NSW Club
FE-FC Holden Car Club of NSW
MeetingsTriglav Panthers, 80-84 Brisbane St, St Johns Park
Meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 8pm
Meetings on hold due to COVID-19
MailPO Box 159
Club Contact    0413 00 1957
13  General / General Board / Re: Rocker Cover Racer found on: June 09, 2021, 08:54:07 PM
Seems more like Field of Dreams here, "build it and they will come". It wasn't under active consideration at all.

I'm not averse to the idea, but we'd need to source a track from somewhere around BH. It would be prohibitively expensive to truck one there.
14  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Door lock cylinder retainer issue on: June 05, 2021, 03:47:46 PM
As others have said, it's a gamble getting exactly the right length and profile, sight unseen. But it's not that surprising that the Chevrolet ones are the right size, of any you've looked at. I recall reading somewhere once that Holden were very (and justifiably) proud of the 95%+ Australian manufactured content in their cars of that era, and that the fully imported parts included things like locks, ignition barrels and so on. You certainly see a lot of familiar looking interior parts on a 54 Chev (and not just the locally assembled ones!)

15  General / General Board / Re: Rocker Cover Racer found on: June 05, 2021, 03:36:01 PM
I can't recognise anyone from the first photo beyond those already identified. For what it's worth in the photo with Phil's monster I can recognise Ken McLean, a very young looking Russell Bates, Siggy and Craig Wilson at the far right. The faces of the two blokes either side of Russell I remember from long ago Nats, but not sure of either's name. I'm sure Ken knows who they are.
16  General / General Board / Re: Rocker Cover Racer found on: June 02, 2021, 08:19:55 PM
You're absolutely spot on with your recollection of when we had rocker cover races at the Nats, Ken.

I don't know if any photos exist of Phil's monster-truck rocker-cover, but I do recall there was a fracas over it. It really wasn't very safe, letting it loose down the ramp and away between the line-up of cars. A weight rule was implemented for the next event.

That's a great blast from the past.
17  General / FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: 2022 FE-FC Holden Nationals on: April 26, 2021, 08:41:12 PM
Word is that Broken Hill Tourist Park are not accepting bookings for next year AT ALL, so our advice to entrants and enthusiasts is to not even bother calling them. There are plenty of other options available. <middle finger emoji>

The lovely people at Broken Hill Council have provided this one-stop-shop guide to all the accommodation available in the town. Please download it and get yourself a bed for what will be a fantastic outback weekend.
18  For Sale and Wanted / Reproduction Parts / Re: FE Bonnet Emblems on: April 25, 2021, 01:18:23 PM

I think the NSW Club still has a few of these available to members. I'll make an enquiry of the Merch Officer.
19  General / FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: 2022 FE-FC Holden Nationals on: April 24, 2021, 04:24:32 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen...

Start your engines!

We're a year out from the event, so now's the time to book your accommodation in Broken Hill. All venues are now accepting bookings.

Note that we are not having a particular Nationals HQ location. There is no single accommodation venue big enough to hold all attendees, and there are accommodation options in the town to suit every possible preference and budget. If you received a Nats goodie bag through your club, you'll find a document in there with listing of accommodation options. Otherwise, just google "Broken Hill accommodation", there are caravan parks, AirBnBs, hotels, motels, even farm-stays.

With the recent announcement regarding filming of Mad Max Furiosa in Broken Hill next year, we strongly recommend that you don't delay booking your accommodation.

Note: we have heard that one or two accommodation venues are saying that "they are not taking bookings because of Mad Max". Should you get this response, please PM me, or reply here with the name of the establishment. The Broken Hill Council and Tourist Information Office have already made enquiries about this on our behalf, and would like to know details should anyone get told this.
20  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: 1958 FC Station Sedan Chassis on: March 31, 2021, 08:53:22 PM
You really know your away around that kind of rust.

You don't know the half of it mate. Check out Rob's thread here: http://forum.fefcholden.club/index.php?topic=27433.0
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