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« Reply #60 on: August 13, 2012, 09:48:01 AM »
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The extra wires in the indicator on FEs and I understands early FCs (they are late model cars) is for red flashing indicators. I replaced the EK the black bits with an FE setup from ebay (the Van had EK an column when purchased) set up.  Yes you have to be careful little ball bearings dont go flying.  If you want the more usual separate orange indicators just use the EK wiring.  I like the original FE indicators and they are still legal.

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« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2012, 09:49:55 AM »
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makes sense to me.
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« Reply #62 on: August 13, 2012, 10:43:27 AM »
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For all those that would like have a T700 operated through an FE/FC/FB/EK column with the original look and steering wheel to satisfy yourself or wife here it is mocked in my vice ready for Kathi's FE
Thanks John,
This all seems to be right round the corner and I will be doing the wiring in a few weeks. So did you use the wires from FC or EK? I think I have to use the Ek as I haven't looked to see if the FC ones I have contain all the wires for reverse and indicators.
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« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2012, 01:50:25 PM »
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The FE/FC indicator has two sets of wires.  One set works the front indicators and idiot lights.  The second set are wired through your brake lights so the brake lights flash as indicators.  Sounds weird but you just have to follow an FE wiring loom or most GM US looms which use the same system.

The FB/EK setup omits the second set of wires and so you can only have separate orange indicators at the rear.

I used a hotrod wiring loom which I could use either system.

The reversing lights have nothing to do with indicator and are controlled by the neutral switch safety switch.  I must admit having reversing lights make it easier when backing the van at night.

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« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2012, 02:05:42 PM »
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thanks for the clarification John. makes sense now.
reburbishing the columns at the moment, so is very timely.
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« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2012, 10:22:50 PM »
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The extra wires in the FE FC indicator are to run the brake lights through them. So the FE FC indicator switch has 2 wires for each front indicator and 2 wires for each rear indicator, whereas the FB EK switch has all the indicators run from just the 2 wires.

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« Reply #66 on: August 19, 2012, 10:52:27 AM »
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Hi nes, can you tell me the size of the vt booster,ill make a cardboard cut out and see if it fits
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« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2012, 11:38:14 AM »
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I'll text ya later mate
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« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2012, 09:47:15 PM »
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So anyway I have been a little slack. I had to try out the molasses thing so went and bought some.  Cant believe ow well it works too.




So here she is all ready for a trial fit, power steer pump and aircon removed


Patty Gardner mounts

You'll see how the VS aircon unit is heaps smaller and will mount drivers side infront of brake booster
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« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2012, 09:58:48 PM »
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I forgot to take a photo of the springs after but ere they are all painted up

Calipers on a shitty old disc

But hey they fit inside my rims really well.


A very big thank you to FChOON for the hr stub axles and his mounting plates. Really is appreciated mate 

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« Reply #70 on: August 22, 2012, 10:03:51 PM »
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Yes I know the bleeder on caliper upside down and mount plate bolts back to front. My haste and excitement for a photo tripped me up. LOTS more care when installing in car.
At least I spent the money on new bearings wile they're out. Oh and new bendix pads all round too
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« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2012, 05:15:52 AM »
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How about i buy you a tin of calliper paint thats not so special (insert a very gay voice)
In the rim it looks red

They look pink on the ground pic tho are these wifey approved ?


And can you try putting a steering arm on and show me that you cannot run callipers on the back side i use to run mine on the back to clear the front crossmember im sure i did ?


looking good tho.
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« Reply #72 on: August 23, 2012, 08:58:33 AM »
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They look pink on the ground pic tho are these wifey approved ?


And can you try putting a steering arm on and show me that you cannot run callipers on the back side i use to run mine on the back to clear the front crossmember im sure i did ?
The sun must have caught them in a weird light. They are definatley Red (in the deepest voice I can muster)

I don't have steering arms yet.....Hint Hint
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« Reply #73 on: August 23, 2012, 10:17:44 AM »
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Their expensive i hear..
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« Reply #74 on: August 23, 2012, 08:26:20 PM »
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Looking good there Nes,keep up the momentum. Wink
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« Reply #75 on: August 24, 2012, 07:59:37 PM »
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Looking good there Nes,keep up the momentum. Wink
Thats it Ive had a gut full of trying to get this bloody V6 up and going, I quit

FOR SALE V6 ENGINE SETUP FOR FC WITH EXTRACTORS AND MOUNTS
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« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2012, 08:22:16 PM »
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   WTF Mark
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« Reply #77 on: August 24, 2012, 09:09:42 PM »
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Mark

Keep it going mate.
 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Cheers

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« Reply #78 on: August 24, 2012, 09:33:52 PM »
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2 ways to approach this... Gee Nes you poor thing... Or HTFU and sort one problem out at a time, quitting doesn't get it done!!!
Use which ever one makes an impact.
Give me a call if you need to.
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« Reply #79 on: August 24, 2012, 09:58:58 PM »
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I have a complete driveline for an fc apparentlly the bloke was putting one of them silly commodore v6,s in his car  Grin
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