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1  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Smiths Beehive heater on: January 13, 2016, 11:40:59 AM
Will look into it.
Just away right now though.
Rod tried to pm you but not sure if it sent. Only have internet via phone.
Cheers Ed
2  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Smiths Beehive heater on: January 13, 2016, 11:38:11 AM
Hi guys,
Thanks for the message Stewy!
I made a one off set for beehive to duct adaptors from fibreglass. You just mould the body and vent tubes. Quite a simple job. I can probably post a tutorial on here.

Havent made any vents for some time but will check my molds and supplies... been a bit busy on other projects.

3  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: FE sedan on: October 13, 2015, 09:32:03 AM


Impressive work..

Just wondering how the coils are fired.. obviously the crank trigger provides the signal but do you need to run some sort of ECU?

Am thinking of doing this down the track to the 1UZFE with an after market ECU.


4  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: 365 weeks... on: October 08, 2015, 08:36:42 AM
I thought we had already talked about the poly resin impreganted cloth JB?.. it's certainly the best way to make complex shapes.. typically for speaker build outs and consoles etc, however your frame is well built and would be easy to sheet up to the frame.

If you do go with poly, just stretch the material over your frame and stick it down to the steel frame or wrap it around and cable tie it.  Paint on the resin and I normally allow it to set at this point to make a shell.

Lay up some light weight mat over the top, you only need 2 or 3 layers..then smooth up with body filler…

it can end up quite heavy so avoid trying to apply the cloth and matting in one go as it will sag , making your filler job bigger, and the end product even heavier.

PS.. looks great!

5  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Painting floor inside car on: July 29, 2015, 10:22:04 AM
upol raptor
6  General / General Board / Re: fe rebody on: July 06, 2015, 01:57:59 PM

Oh ...the Canadian big block
7  General / General Board / Re: fe rebody on: July 06, 2015, 09:08:45 AM

I'm curious as to what the benefits of rebodying an FE or FC over an existing chassis are?

If you are looking for rigidity, then a 3/4 chassis is very effective.

If you are trying to incorporate new suspension, then I think it would be "easier".. (sorry the same amount of work) and more elegant to fabricate new rails and floor to suit your suspension and drive line.


8  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: FC Ute on: June 26, 2015, 02:23:27 PM

Looks great Pete,

and you also have a pullmax!  cool toys.


9  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: FC Van on: June 26, 2015, 02:21:54 PM

Certainly one of the smoothest engine bays around.

10  General / General Board / Re: fc ute @lone star body shop on: June 26, 2015, 02:06:56 PM

Great job on the FC Waynos

TIG all the way!

11  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / Re: FE Special sedan. Elk Blue/teal blue. Partially restored on: May 26, 2015, 02:30:44 PM

Yep I did the rust and paint on it a few years back now.

I like this car…
12  General / General Board / Re: fc ute @lone star body shop on: May 05, 2015, 12:39:57 PM

This should be good… I've been following the work of you guys on the All thriller, No filler thread on ozrodders. Some amazing stuff going on.

13  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: 365 days... on: April 27, 2015, 04:01:49 PM
Hey JB,

great pics. 

14  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: 365 days... on: January 23, 2015, 08:51:24 AM

Looking good JB.. will chat to you about this mini wiper motor… I need to do the same.

that dash mod is barely noticeable now.. turned out really well.


15  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: on: January 19, 2015, 10:10:24 AM
Perhaps a rack with a different input angle could be the go in future. Or some of these newer flexible couplings might get cheaper. The smidt type is interesting but I prefer the flexible slinky coupling. All very interesting. I like the budget beam. http://www.abssac.co.uk/c/Shaft+Couplings/6/


Maybe even a cool planetary gear system at right angles lol. I've been looking at racks and the Mazda miata, early Subaru and anything with a 1uz conversion have racks that are electric or ones that have input shaft right over or angled. The chev engine isn't as hard in this regard.

as you mentioned 1uz conversion…
I might need to consider one of these as last resort in my project.
I think you can get them here from Lonestar in NSW.


16  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: 365 days... on: January 13, 2015, 03:47:59 PM
Gday JB,

Haven't checked in for a while. The ute is looking spectacular.. the thought put into it and the execution is awesome.

17  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: 365 days... on: June 30, 2014, 10:19:38 AM

It's alive!

very inspiring JB.. Congrats on the milestone.


18  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: FC Ute on: June 24, 2014, 10:12:38 AM
Nice work as usual Pete.

I like how you have the tabs that slot together to help retain the shape as you weld.

what length arm and pedal ratio did you end up with?

19  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Demister Vents Again! on: June 23, 2014, 03:47:48 PM
they look to be FB/EK or something else.

the FE FC vents look like this… metal are original.

fibreglass are reproduction.
20  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Demistervents on: June 19, 2014, 05:07:58 PM
Thanks for the link Pete  Smiley

GUys, I haven't made up a batch this year, normally I do for the winter months as people start thinking about demisters.

Let me check my stocks and moulds etc and see if I can get a small production run up and going.  I've been a bit busy working on projects and other things but will see if I can get it happening once again.

thanks for the continued interest too!


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