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Re: Chev EK

Post by Harv » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:00 pm

G'day Greg,

The spec from NCOP (2.4.2 Ground Clearance and Running Clearance) is:
Ground clearance of a vehicle means the minimum distance to the ground from a point on the underside of the vehicle, except a point on a tyre, wheel, wheel-hub, brake backing plate or
flexible mudguard or mudflap of the vehicle. Running clearance of a vehicle means the distance from the surface on which an unladen vehicle is standing to the lowest point on the vehicle excluding unsprung mass.
All other motor vehicles with more than 3 wheels must have a ground clearance of:
at least 100mm at any point within 1 metre of an axle; and

at least one-thirtieth of the distance between the centres of adjacent axles at the midpoint between them; and

at any other point — at least the distance that allows the vehicle to pass over a peak in the road with a gradient on either side of 1:15, if the wheels of one axle of the vehicle are on the slope on
one side of the peak and the wheels of the next axle are on the slope on the other side.

If someone doesn't chime in before then, I can measure the standard FB clearance for you on Tuesday.

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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:51 am

Thanks guys,

The issue i have is there is no weight on my axle yet so i cant anticipate where the front traction rod bracket will end up.
I can however do some mathematical calculations and get a good indication of spring travel and bump stop clearance, i just need a height as a starting point. The spring retaining plate dosent move in relation to the diff so thats ok to work out, the frontspring hanger however moves up down to the road hence my brackets may be to low if the body is to low etc
Thanks in advance for a measurement that will help me out.

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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sun May 22, 2016 6:11 pm

Well another good weekend weatherwise for working in the shed !!

I had to relieve part of my fuel tank to fit the fraud 9 inch, when I first installed the tank it was with the original diff and I just didn't take into account the extra size of the crown wheel :erm: :erm:
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Tank fits and all the rear hardware is in, I have to do it this way so I can wheel it around to the paint shop. This still will be a couple of months away I reckon.


Guys DO NOT CONSIDER CUTTING OR WELDING ANY FUEL TANK UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING! THIS CAN BE FATAL !!!!

Sorry for the warning but it must be said.

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Re: Chev EK

Post by parisian62 » Sun May 22, 2016 7:52 pm

Great stuff Greg! :thumbsup:

I'm putting in an early 'bags going for a ride in it when you are finished'... :oops: :ebiggrin:
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sun May 29, 2016 7:23 pm

Well guys I must admit the weather is finally closing in ! I hope all you southerners are wrapped up and keeping warm !

Stuffed around as usual in the shed most of the weekend and although it doesn't look much I did achieve a fair bit.
I'm running some holley pro-jection so I had to sort out the fuel line sizes, the breathing of the tank and all the necessary returns and splash restrictors. Actually now I'm typing I just remembered I need to earth the filer neck as it has 2 hoses one on the tank and one on the jag filler cap. Because its built this way and stands alone its susceptible to static and sparks !!! Whoops :shock: :shock:

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The fuel neck with 2 splash barbs and a return fuel line barb and also the pollution attachments that I will be using as a breather instead.
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Some rear shots as well as a side shot just to keep the interest going !
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Lastly a shed full of shit and a EK Holden :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Regards Greg
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK JAY » Sun May 29, 2016 7:38 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: 8)
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Re: Chev EK

Post by Trev » Sun May 29, 2016 8:46 pm

Looking good mate, it's good to spend a day getting small things done.

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Re: Chev EK

Post by V8EK4us » Mon May 30, 2016 7:59 pm

looking really good, be interesting to see how the pro-jection goes 8) 8)

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Re: Chev EK

Post by mph » Mon May 30, 2016 10:20 pm

This thing sure is badass
looking good mate
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sun May 14, 2017 3:31 pm

Well guys,

There goes another year bloody hell !!

I am finally done with my house and holidays and have turned 50 as well !!!

I am honestly sick of looking at other peoples cars so I need to finish the EK this year, this is the goal anyway.

Dragged the car out blew some dust off and got stuck into the lead again, took my time this time and I have mastered it to the point of more lead on the car and less on the ground.

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Filled up ok but I have a couple of shallow low spots, I could fill with putty or I might add some more lead, I have got a feel for it now in regards to the melting points and am getting more confident with it.

Any way chop chop I've got to do more so back to the shed I go.

Greg
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Re: Chev EK

Post by Blacky » Mon May 15, 2017 12:10 am

Good stuff mate - keep at it !!
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Re: Chev EK

Post by NoMAD » Mon May 15, 2017 1:06 pm

Looking Good Greg, good to see you back on it.

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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Mon May 15, 2017 8:59 pm

Thanks for the motivation guys, I do like how you have also stuck to your projects over the long time frames !!!

Got to the shed after work today, bought one of these magnetic earth for welding mate tops !!!!
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Ground out about 4mm re welded so the gaps are right, bloody ek is just not consistent with the gaps anywhere !
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Tidy up tomorrow then next !!!!!!

Regards Greg
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Re: Chev EK

Post by In the Shed » Mon May 15, 2017 10:55 pm

Good stuff Greg,
I'll never look at another FB or EK the same after seeing the level of detail you are going to with the panel gaps. It's probably fair to say that GMH had not set up a Quality Team in the early 60's!

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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:41 pm

Finger hurting time, rubbed all the boot back including all the surface rust and old primer,
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Seam sealed
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Primed with DP40 PPG
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Stone guard and then a coat of Clinker grey, you can really tell the difference between the colours black etc.
I know some people hate stone guard but I like it, looks old and industrial just like the EK itself !!!!

Regards Greg
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