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1  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Interchangeability of FE to EJ motor parts on: May 30, 2021, 07:46:26 PM
Thanks men, good (sort of) to know the crack is somewhat common in that area.  E.g. someone may not have shoved in a too large welsh plug or something.  Thanks for the feedback on EJ sump and dipstick.

Rodger
2  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Interchangeability of FE to EJ motor parts on: May 29, 2021, 10:09:26 PM
Thank you Rob and Ken.  Exactly the information I need to read. 
Amongst the J and B motors today was an L block (fc numbers).  Which is good as I have an FC (albeit with frenched in EH tail lights - 70's mod.) 

I overlooked the L motor today as the head and sump were gone and the block was exposed along with the crank, and pistons still in bore etc.  I thought the L block might be too far gone.  It has been long in a dry shed mind you.  I am sure the fellow wouldn't mind me picking up the L if there is the likelihood it might be ok given to good restorative hands. 

My preference would be to match the L motor to the car for posterity.

Question Rob.  The EJ dipstick length was for bringing the opening closer to the customer (via tube length) and not because anything had changed in the sump or the block?  So not about a wrong reading of oil depth?  Could use the short dipstick and FC distributor but the long tube would tangle up being the issue? 

I note the other points on the oil feed at front and improved cooling gasket.

Thank you
Rodger

 

 


3  Technical Board / Modification Help / Interchangeability of FE to EJ motor parts on: May 29, 2021, 06:55:53 PM
Hello, I have a fully rebuilt FE numbered motor (in an FC).  Post rebuild have discovered a crack in the block between 1 and 2 (front) exhaust outlet.  Not yet determined how repairable.  The FE block is bored to 138 with new STD pistons.  Otherwise the motor is stock but refurbished.  If on inspection I require a new block I have access to an EJ and an FB numbered motor.  My question is, 'Are those EJ and FB motor innards (block) able to receive the refurbished parts from my FE motor fully?'  E.g. transferable crank, heads mate etc.

Thank you, Rodger
4  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Interchangeability of FE to EJ motor parts on: May 29, 2021, 06:54:50 PM
Hello, I have a fully rebuilt FE numbered motor (in an FC).  Post rebuild have discovered a crack in the block between 1 and 2 (front) exhaust outlet.  Not yet determined how repairable.  The FE block is bored to 138 with new STD pistons.  Otherwise the motor is stock but refurbished.  If on inspection I require a new block I have access to an EJ and an FB numbered motor.  My question is, 'Are those EJ and FB motor innards (block) able to receive the refurbished parts from my FE motor fully?'  E.g. transferable crank, heads mate etc.

Thank you, Rodger
5  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Interior rear vision mirror on: August 10, 2016, 08:52:51 PM
Hello, seeking an interior rear vision mirror.  I do have the stem and end ball but is that able to be used?  It seems to have a non-original mirror that flops around on the ball.  So the whole unit I expect.  Unless someone has a roadworthy idea for steadying a loose mirror?

Thank you
Rodger
6  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FE FC Holden oil dipstick on: July 13, 2016, 05:26:22 PM
Part sourced, thank you club.  Rodger
7  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Grey motor (shorter) oil dipstick on: July 13, 2016, 05:25:31 PM
Part has been sourced, thank you.
8  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: Grey motor (shorter) oil dipstick on: June 30, 2016, 08:54:47 AM
Hi Ken, yes I would be keen to purchase that dipstick.  I see you have replied to the request for the shorter dipstick, I posted another (listed immediately above or below the other) for an FE/FC Holden one.  Harv replied to that with the measurements of the longer (EJ) and shorter versions.  Trusting that yours is the shorter that goes straight into the block my phone number is 0407 720 809 (also on other post mentioned). 

Thank you, keen to hear back and only taken a while to respond as I am on holidays.  Phone may go to message bank as again I am travelling.  If you were prepared to post your phone number I can check when home from Friday on. Rodger
9  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / FE FC Holden oil dipstick on: June 22, 2016, 02:48:37 PM
Grey motor (shorter) dipstick required.  Phone number left out of previous message.  0407 720 809.  Thank you.  Rodger
10  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Grey motor (shorter) oil dipstick on: June 22, 2016, 02:45:21 PM
Require oil dipstick for FE/FC. Thank you.
11  Technical Board / General Technical / Thermostat housing on: October 06, 2015, 10:16:30 PM
Hello, my fc has a thermostat housing that rises straight upwards.  Someone drew my attention to the fact that most for sale are angled to some degree.  As I cannot find other than an angular upper housing for sale can someone inform me if that is fine to use albeit with a different upper hose.  Or can anyone suggest a provider of the upright version.  thank you.

Rodger
12  Technical Board / Modification Help / Legal rim size in Vic on: August 23, 2015, 08:29:49 PM
Hello, I have a wonderful set of old school drag mags on my FC.  The front is 6 x 13 and the rears 7 x 14 (old holden stud pattern).  The tyres are 185/80/13 and 215/70/14 Maxxi Whitewalls.  Just had it registered in WA and now suddenly in Vic and it seems a thousand dollars wasted on new tyres plus my mags need to go west!

It seems that all rims need to be the same diameter, but what about the width? Supposedly. by my homework. one inch extra is ok but that makes only 5.5" and I see a lot of wider wheels about on the streets.  The track is wider than spec expectation too, not by much on the front but on the back by some. I'd be prepared to to have the rims properly doctored for track but the two different diameters seems to make keeping the set together unlikely.  Any ideas?

I am looking at club rego so I realise that causes me to be even more responsible about standards.

Thank you 
13  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Remote Oil Filter on: November 09, 2014, 01:08:13 AM
Thank you, especially the  link to the techno pages on the unit.  Must push through the 'how to' and post a picture or two.
Rodger
14  Technical Board / General Technical / Remote Oil Filter on: November 07, 2014, 12:38:14 AM
Hello, I have a remote oil filter on my FC.  I am wondering how much extra oil, if any, I need to run.  Does the dipstick still read true.  I am playing cautious and have an extra 300ml in the system.  Thank you.  PS About to start driving it - registered it today after three years chipping away. 
15  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: starter motor bushes and brushes on: May 18, 2014, 04:21:19 PM
Thank you Rob.  Have the brushes now (with tags).  Had been finding the bushes hard to access.  I'll return to look at them again as I was told they needed replacing.  Thank you for the other tips.  Rodger
16  Technical Board / General Technical / starter motor bushes and brushes on: May 07, 2014, 11:58:10 PM
hello, I have a Bosch 08/12 R37 starter.  Can anyone tell me a place of certain purchase of brushes and bushes, or, the specifications of the same that I might order similar, or, if another model is known to have suitable replacement components.  Thank you.
17  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: External oil filter. on: February 04, 2013, 01:42:32 AM
Hi, my first log.  Thankyou for the direction to the external filter document.  I was looking to see if extra oil was required but no it isn't.  I have an unregistered good condition FC that I want to turn into a regualr ride.  Too original to mess with but too changed to to take back to totally original (for me).  By the style it seems it was a project for someone in the 80's. Love it.  No pics up for you yet.  Thanks again.
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