Running on empty EK

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Post by Blacky » Wed May 25, 2005 10:25 am

Does anybody know who owns this car ?? I bought the EK from the movie company in 1982 , owned it for about a year and sold it . I would like to know if this is the same car or a copy. Image

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Post by col60fb » Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:10 pm

g'dat blacky,don't where it is or if it's the original
from the movie but the number plate is wrong
for starter's may have been changed who know's.
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Post by Brown Bear » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:48 pm

Have just watched 'running on empty' for the first time, and the plates are correct. Difficult to say if the car is a copy or not, as the one in the film was seemingly given a fairly hard time! be it a repro or resto, I'd say well done either way.

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Post by Blacky » Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:59 am

A bloke who knew the guy who built this car got in touch the other week - it is a repro of the original which presumably is lost .
The original car survived the movie intact - just had a bit of damage on the headlight peaks from running up the bum of a falcon , the one they rolled over was a copy made from a clunker - if you have a look when it rolls over there is a stock wheel on the front left , it has quarter windows in the front doors and no flared guards .

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Post by parisian62 » Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:22 pm

Brown Bear,

Did you notice the car next to it? Looks like Bob K's 'Bluey' EK going by the flash kit. Maybe he knows the owner?

Stewart

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Post by col60fb » Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:30 pm

sorry blacky,
i was wrong i just hired film
and your plate is the same as in film.
when it rolls over it's got a flipper window,
then they get out and it hasn't.but it look's
like the 1/4 window bar is blured out to
look like the same car after it stop's rolling
when ya pause it.now i've refreshed the memory
and looked at the film it's hare to pick if it
the real one or not.but it's a very nice classic
all the same.
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Post by ek61 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:14 pm

would be great to see more pics of the car. dont u just love the old classic aussie movies there getting just as hard to find as the parts for our cars
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Post by yeprat1 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:17 pm

there is a car that lookes the same as this one always parked at a service station at mcgraths hill nsw near windsor on windsor road oppositethe pub on corner. dont know if it is the car your looking for .it doesnt look as good as this one i recognised the writing on boot.

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Post by Blacky » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:53 pm

Any chance of getting a photo of it ?
Does it move or is it just parked up ?
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Post by EK 9893 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:01 pm

Blacky,
The original car was chopped up back in the mid to late 80's, a friend of mine brought it but the original seats had been stolen he recalled. I might have a picture of the car at my Mum's, I'll let you know.

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Post by space ace » Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:53 pm

I know the chap who owns this ek he also owns the 57 chev and the rammer from the same movie
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Post by Blacky » Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:36 am

I often wondered what happened to the rammer , last I recall it had been painted red and was sold to someone over on the north shore of Sydney
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Post by NoMAD » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:47 pm

Hey Blacky seeing as you owned the car, can you give us any info on all the modifications that it had, also what sort of driveline did it run?

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Post by Blacky » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:29 am

Geez NoMAD ,that was in 1982 ! Ive fried a lot of brain cells since then :lol:
Mechanically it was virually a stocker , grey motor with twin carbs , extractors and a whopping big cam that was a pig in traffic, 3 speed crash box with a floor shift , stock brakes and diff.
It had a bonnet bulge from a 6cyl TC/TD Cortina welded onto the bonnet , a little set of flares moulded in , Datsun 200B indicators fitted at the front of the guards ,front quarter windows removed , black vinyl roof and apparently the colour was off a Jag.
Interior had a big home made console made of timber and covered with black crushed velvet and those fake bronze push in studs (this was in 1982 remember) , the front seats were Paddy Hopkirk "easy riders" and were probably the most comfortable seats ive ever had in a car. The back seat was stock with a seatcover and all the door trims and headliner were painted with black vinyl spray.
It had 4 guages mounted on short lengths of exhaust pipe coming out of the speaker grille angled towards the driver and the obligatory tacho mounted on the dash and of course a little sports steering wheel.
Front wheels were 13x7 deep dish torana chromies and the rears were 14x8 widened hK rims although I only got one of the rear wheels because the other one got wrecked in the rollover when they fitted it to the stunt double FB - I think the other rim is still under the oldies house in Sydney come to think of it.
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Post by EK 9893 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:31 pm

Hey Blacky,

That's just now i remembered it. It's a shame it went out in pieces but i recall it had a fair bit of rust in it and that's why my mate decided to scrap it. Still looking for some photo's of it but my mum believes she tossed all the old ones out during her last big clean up.

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