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61  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
62  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.
63  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
64  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.
65  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!)

66  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.
67  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.
68  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.
69  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.
70  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.
71  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
72  General / General Board / Re: GMH - A piece of history saved !!! on: February 20, 2021, 12:18:24 PM

Artlab Australia retrieving the 90-year-old, art deco mosaic from the former GMH factory site at Port Adelaide to save it from further environmental damage.

A bird's eye view of the 90-year-old, art deco mosaic from the former GMH factory site at Port Adelaide while it was being saved from further environmental damage.

73  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: FE progress on: February 03, 2021, 08:10:17 PM
While I'm at it, I have been searching the forum trying to find out which tin master cylinder reservoirs were original to an early FE, I have a few tall ones and the squat short ones; what is the story here. Thanks. Al

Short squat ones Cheesy
74  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: To be or not to be.... Window tint or not.... on: January 07, 2021, 03:43:58 PM
85% ?

What does that actually mean?

I would assume it means that if the ambient temp is 35, and the temperature in the locked car is 50, then the film cuts the 15 difference by 85%, meaning it would only be 37 in the car. But then there's those weasel words "up to"...

Look it's your car, you do what you want, but personally I think the tinting on "Rosie" looks awful, and I have my doubts it makes that much difference, even in Queensland. I have seen tinting on obviously modified cars (which Rosie was not), and it has looked okay. I think it's the tint against the cream roof on Rosie that turns me off.

Bottom line, if you're going to drive your FE in the baking sun, you'd do it with the windows down, cowl vent open, and the quarters turned inside out to give you as much draft as you can get when moving.  Smiley
75  For Sale and Wanted / Reproduction Parts / Re: Adjustable Boot Spring Posts on: January 07, 2021, 10:52:58 AM
Hi guys can some one tell me Sherri can purchase adjustable boot spring posts go my fb
Cheers Rocco

Hi Rocco,

Check your messages here for my banking details and instructions etc.

76  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: To be or not to be.... Window tint or not.... on: January 06, 2021, 04:34:30 PM
Ask and ye shall receive, Laszlo!

Here's exactly what you asked for: a maroon FE with tinted windows.


77  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: Just an update on Linking and Uploading Images on the Forum on: December 19, 2020, 04:07:19 PM
+1 for imgur, I use it all the time. There's an 'embed code for bulletin boards and forums' option that is exactly what you need to copy/paste here to get the image to appear.

You don't have to sign up, but if you do it makes it a lot easier to keep track of all your images, create albums for them etc.

And here's a pro tip which applies to any image links: if you don't want to resize your images (or forget to), you can also force them to appear on the forum at a sane size by editing the code as follows:

[img]your URL here[/img]


[img width=800]your URL here[/img]
78  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: Closure of Heartland Holden in Penrith on: December 12, 2020, 02:05:39 PM

I've sent you some contact details for Steve.

GMH made 191,724 FCs in 20 months. Assuming no ramp-up in production (since all plants already making FEs), roughly 9600/month, or ceteris paribus 3200/month/factory. But all vans and wagons are made in SA until November 1959 which means comparatively more sedans at the other two, and FC-225 most popular body, so with a licked finger in the air and taking away the number you first thought of, I reckon around a month separates them.

Of course, if Ken offers an age difference, I'll defer to him. He's the Guru.

79  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: Closure of Heartland Holden in Penrith on: December 10, 2020, 07:08:21 PM
Comparing the chassis numbers will be more precise, because that tells you the sequence off the line regardless of body-shape.

But their birthdays will be way closer than three months apart. By my back-of-the-envelope calculations, closer to 3 weeks than 3 months separates them.

80  For Sale and Wanted / Cars Wanted / Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor on: November 25, 2020, 07:25:13 PM
Had no idea it was on, was there any cars for sale there.

Well, yes, if you're in the market for a Kia or an MG.  Grin

The club was there to take some photos under the Holden signage before it all disappears.
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