Harv's FED thread

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Re: Harv's FED thread

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There’s no doubt this working away from home deal slows things down… took seven months to sort out the brakes. Diff was set up for VN/P/R/S Commodore rear calipers, but they wanted to sit an inch inside the bodywork. After much reverse engineering, and some neat fabrication by the chassis builder, the Willwood calipers now fit.

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Oh, oh…. now the rear wheels can go on :ebiggrin:


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327 Chev EK wagon, original EK ute for Number 1 Daughter, an FB sedan meth monster project and a BB/MD grey motored FED.
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Re: Harv's FED thread

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There is not much room between your ears and the burnout.
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… or the diff and your vitals.
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(note use of OSHA approved safety-socks).


Got the wiring done, and instrument panel mocked up in ply (6mm offcuts from gasket shipping… to be replaced in 6mm ally).

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Starter momentary switch on the left, steering butterfly, magneto kill switch and red fuel cutoff cable. If things go pear-shaped, your left hand holds onto the butterfly for dear life. Your right hand pulls the chute, pushes fuel off, turns off the magneto and checks undies.

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Re: Harv's FED thread

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Not much room between your trailer and your toolbox either mate :wtf:

Still spins me out that a grey powered anything needs a parachute :lol: :lol:
When you're faced with an unpleasant task that you really don't want to do, sometimes you just have to dig deep down inside and somehow find the patience to wait for someone else to do it for you.


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Re: Harv's FED thread

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Think you need a bigger shed mate. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Harv's FED thread

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I can walk (sideways) down one side of the trailer, and step over the drawbar to get at the bench. Anywhere else in the shed and I need to parkour.

Plan is to rebuild the shed. A little wider, a little longer and tall enough to fit a hoist. FB on the hoist, FED and trailer underneath. Of course, a shed that tall does not meet council guidelines. The existing slab is within 1m of a sewage main, so Sydney Water want a say too. I’m 12 months and $5k into the certification/engineering process of convincing both of them.

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Re: Harv's FED thread

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Those wheels look sick Harv


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Re: Harv's FED thread

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Blacky wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:32 pm Still spins me out that a grey powered anything needs a parachute :lol: :lol:
The only class I can run this thing in is Modified. It has a 10.99 second cut-off. I only know of one grey motor that has ever run that fast, and he only did it once (Dennis Paul in a FED, 10.83s). I effectively need to build and campaign the world's quickest grey.
We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better, than he was. Better, stronger, faster.
Errol62 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:59 am Those wheels look sick Harv ImageImage
American Racing Torque-Thrust Ds, in 15x10. As close as I can get to a Halibrand without selling both kidneys. 10" may be a touch wide... I will have no problem with traction, but may well lift the nose of this thing. At some stage I want to put this thing on the dyno, but cannot run slicks on the rolling road. Will need to find some crappy 15", 16" or 17" wheels in Chev pattern to run radials on temporarily.

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