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« Reply #200 on: February 21, 2016, 10:41:34 PM »

I love this car, mainly because if you go back to the start of this thread and have a look how it began many people would have said "that is too rusty"! I looked at it and said "I hope he persists with it because it can be fixed" and that is exactly what you have done. You're perseverance is admirable. Keep up the great work, can't wait to see it finished and see another old Holden saved... Cheers, Jamie.
 
I remember when Nick picked up the car when we sold it because I thought "that is too rusty"!
He has shown what I should have done !!

Well done Nick

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« Reply #201 on: March 14, 2016, 07:25:03 PM »

Today the FC has left the shed and hit the road. Rego inspection tomorrow hopefully.
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« Reply #202 on: March 14, 2016, 08:15:27 PM »

Looks fantastic.
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« Reply #203 on: March 14, 2016, 08:20:36 PM »

Good luck with the inspection Nick, car looks great, well done.
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« Reply #204 on: March 14, 2016, 09:17:31 PM »

Car looks great. Hope the inspection goes well.

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« Reply #205 on: March 14, 2016, 09:24:17 PM »

Great result Nick, hope you get plenty of time driving around and enjoying the ride. Best of luck with the rego tomorrow.
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« Reply #206 on: March 15, 2016, 08:17:34 AM »

Drives horrible. Front springs too stiff and high, brakes shudder bad, second gear very noisy.
so i have a few things to fix. 
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« Reply #207 on: March 15, 2016, 07:32:28 PM »

It passed.
now i just have to fix stuff.
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« Reply #208 on: March 15, 2016, 09:06:39 PM »

When we first found it as a parts car, so glad Nick took it on as a project

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« Reply #209 on: March 17, 2016, 05:13:11 PM »

Registered  Smiley
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« Reply #210 on: March 17, 2016, 06:41:08 PM »

Registered, parked under a tree again.



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« Reply #211 on: March 17, 2016, 07:00:18 PM »

Now wheres that angle grinder  Cheesy


Chop chop them springs..
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« Reply #212 on: March 18, 2016, 12:14:02 PM »

There's no engine in it Pete it's under the tree again remember

Good looking rig mate. Love the before and after shots!
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« Reply #213 on: March 18, 2016, 12:28:49 PM »

Well done. The car looks great. Congrats on the Rego.
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« Reply #214 on: March 18, 2016, 07:56:28 PM »

Another fine addition to the completed section! Well done, your car looks fantastic, and am sure you will fx the little issues in no time. Happy motoring and congratulations.

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« Reply #215 on: March 18, 2016, 08:05:09 PM »

Well done Nick, Im guessing you did not let the grass grow, as much as last time it was under a tree..   Grin  Enjoy the car looks great
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« Reply #216 on: April 12, 2016, 07:45:33 AM »

Took the car for its first real drive, broke a new speedo cable, think the speedo locked up some how and the gearbox has a hole in the side of it, Just a little hole enough for the oil to leak out when it warms up.
Carby need work as at cruise is surges badly.
Put in one of those ebay electronic ignitions to replace the points, made a big difference.
Also cut 1 1/4 coils off the front springs.

Took the wife with me on the drive, She hates it, to noisy and jerky and said she's not coming with me if i have to take it on a long drive   Cry
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« Reply #217 on: April 12, 2016, 08:14:31 AM »

Took the wife with me on the drive, She hates it, to noisy and jerky and said she's not coming with me if i have to take it on a long drive   Cry

Welcome to my world  oh well at least it quietens down when she stays home. Grin
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« Reply #218 on: April 12, 2016, 10:50:39 AM »

Carby need work as at cruise is surges badly.

Any idea what main metering jet is in it Nick? The 138 originally had a 0.051" main metering jet. Modern fuels (with oxygenates), the 0.030" overbore and the (lower vacuum) cam probably all add up to a higher fuel demand, and a slight lean-out (surge) at cruise. I was in a similar place with my FB, where swapping out to a 0.053 main metering jet solved the issue.

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« Reply #219 on: April 12, 2016, 11:01:04 AM »

Hi Nick,
The Speedo problem is not uncommon. You will need to Lubricate the Speedo Head they tend to Cease up.
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