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1  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / wanted "FE" horn ring on: September 05, 2021, 01:04:32 PM
hey guys, chasing a FE horn ring or even a full steering wheel, anyone have one they willing to sell? thanks
2  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Boot Separater Board and Firewall Board on: May 31, 2021, 06:32:52 PM
james at classic automotive products in pakenham melbourne makes all the kick panels, firewall insulation, back boards and seat belt reconditioning, truly a magician and a master at his art
3  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Interchangeability of FE to EJ motor parts on: May 31, 2021, 06:27:43 PM
my low mile sept 58 build FC also the 8" crack running right between the welsch plugs.. just about the generator and visible just under the intake and exhaust manifolds...pity but now a healthy J motor resided in there and the cracked block is in the shed looking sombre..
4  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / wanted wilsonia gauges on: August 20, 2020, 06:59:03 PM
hey all, long shot but anyone got any they are willing to sell? thanks
5  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: NEW PROJECT FC UTE on: August 20, 2020, 05:23:19 PM
beautiful job on pipes... awesome build, the only thing i would change in this build is i would have fitted a 350 alloy headed TPI out of a corvette.. but nevertheless, magnificent
i for one salute you
6  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: FC brake clutch master cylinder tin can type. on: January 20, 2020, 09:04:21 PM
pm'd you
7  General / General Board / Re: Wilsonia gauge cheap on: November 08, 2019, 07:27:31 PM
keen also please, keep me posted brett
8  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Fc ute on: October 27, 2019, 09:09:12 PM
Interesting comment about the rework of the floor pans to make them fit. I recently fitted Taylors floor pans to  the front of my FB and had the same problem with alignment of ribs. The outer edges where the meet the sill were 8 - 10mm short! I fitted Rare Spares rear pans and they dropped right in with no rework apart from trimming the edges. Cheers, Fraze

everything regardless of who makes it needs rework unfortunately.. still better than a flat piece of steel  Tongue
9  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FC "L" prefix motor wanted please on: September 22, 2019, 09:02:34 PM
here is the culprit crack, it is alot longer now

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10  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FC "L" prefix motor wanted please on: September 16, 2019, 07:56:28 PM
Might be a little low on temp. Cast is normally pre-heated to 250-500C, then stick welded out with high-nickel rod. The component is then wrapped (blankets, sand etc) to allow a slow cool.

If you get really stuck, I've got a bare L-block (from Rob, with thanks) that could get you out of trouble. It would be a lot of mucking around to get it to you, and then install all your internals and ancillaries. The engine number on the block is very faint (hard to read past the "L"), though I could try to develop the number with some sulphuric acid.


hey gasket scrapper! (jokes) thanks for the offer, i be in touch shortly mate
11  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FC "L" prefix motor wanted please on: September 16, 2019, 07:55:02 PM
Yes and I recently offloaded an L motor to a farmer on Yorke Peninsula to go in a fork lift.

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yep i know the feels, a guy here last year had one in a forklift.. it went to scrap before i could get it
12  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FC "L" prefix motor wanted please on: September 16, 2019, 07:53:32 PM
Hi mate, Ive got a couple of L blocks that youre welcome to for a smile as well. Couple of hurdles though - Im in WA and Ive got no idea if theyre any good. They were thrown in with my wagon when I got it cos the guy wanted rid of them.

So if youre desperate and can organise transport, Im happy to do whatever it takes at this end.

Cheers, John

thank you so much for the offer,  i have a mate in armadale there thats runs a ford yard i deal with and i will call him tomorrow to see if he happy to ship them both, i will be in touch, really really appreciate as the L4 is nearly my number
13  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FC "L" prefix motor wanted please on: September 15, 2019, 08:40:44 PM
. . . seems to be a weak point.  "Found Object" (original L-block) has a crack in the same place.

If you are really attached to the block (say it's the original motor), you could probably get the crack repaired.  Find an old-school engine shop and talk to them.

The guys in the machine shop at work suggest the process would be something like this:
Strip the block down completely, flush all the mud and scale out of the water jackets, pop the block in the oven until it gets to about 120 degrees C, then braze the crack.

BOC Gas'n'Gear sells a high-nickel content arc welding electrode suitable for electric welding cast iron, but they're bloody expensive, and they only sell them in packs (>$500 when I asked).  This is why it'd be good to find an engine shop who already has these electrodes.


yes i did thing about doing that rob, still undecided... its a real shame because as i said its the original engine that has just clocked over 90k miles and i really dont want to change it, may pull it down and look at options and if i can get another grey to slip in the hole i can still drive the car in the meantime as i get withdrawal symptoms after a while:)
14  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FC "L" prefix motor wanted please on: September 15, 2019, 03:16:48 PM
That's tough luck ,where is the crack and do you know what caused it to happen ?...Vern
side of block, just under freeze plugs, looks like a factory crack!! not sure Vern how it happened to be honest
15  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FC "L" prefix motor wanted please on: September 15, 2019, 03:14:04 PM
The crack wouldn't be on the left hand side of the crankcase, at the bottom of the water jacket, just aft of the generator?

I have a newly reconditioned EJ motor . . .


you nailed it rob.... starts from just behind the generator and travels horizontally under the manifolds... damn looks like perfect a factory crack that was put in when the block was cast. if i knew how to put pics up i'd show pity cos its only a 90k mile car
16  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / FC "L" prefix motor wanted please on: September 14, 2019, 09:19:14 PM
hi all,
my september 1958 build FC(i think from memory thats when ken told me its built)has developed a nasty crack in the block so chasing a grey short or complete engine around that time build if possible, i know its a long shot but can anyone help? located in se melb but happy to organise and pay freight for an engine.
thanks guys
17  General / General Board / Re: PAINT on: March 01, 2019, 02:24:35 PM
Paint Items      @ $80.00
 FULL INSDE & OUT RESPRAY 2 TONE GREY                       125.00
 ENGINE BAY IN DARK GREY                                 6.00
 TOP DASH DARK GREY                                      2.50
                                      PAINT Hours =    133.50
                                        Sub Total  =  10680.00

Last quote I got mate.

x that by 3 and you be closer to the final bill
18  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: Nominations for improved cooling head gasket - 3rd round on: February 21, 2019, 08:38:42 PM
hello harv, i will have 3 please
19  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: fc parts wanted on: January 10, 2019, 04:14:20 PM
thanks but I think he wants a crusty one for his shed
20  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: Nominations for improved cooling head gasket on: January 10, 2019, 02:26:11 PM
hey harv, did anyone do anymore of these? thanks
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