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by thebrotherj
Wed Oct 19, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: General sharing advice and experience
Topic: Radiator shop recommendations: Sydney?
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Radiator shop recommendations: Sydney?

how is access? the usual way to repair is just silver solder, clean well with heat (not heaps of heat just enough for melting solder) wire brush and acid (can't remember what type of acid we used to use) then heat flux and silver solder special attention to trying to keep as little heat as possible...
by thebrotherj
Wed Oct 19, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: General sharing advice and experience
Topic: Radiator shop recommendations: Sydney?
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Radiator shop recommendations: Sydney?

Ring Arthur at North Shore Radiators . He's done a great job on both radiators I've had him do, one of which required an intricate, non-pressurised overflow system to be rebuilt. On my EK, he used the old tanks but put in a triple row CT core to keep it cooler. Arthur's not cheap but neither is his...
by thebrotherj
Wed Oct 19, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: General sharing advice and experience
Topic: Radiator shop recommendations: Sydney?
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Radiator shop recommendations: Sydney?

I've used Natrad at Granville: 137-139 Parramatta Rd, Granville NSW 2142 They soldered up a NASCO heater core for me gratis. Took a leaking VL radiator in to them and they gave me options instead of an ultimatum. Cheers, Harv thanks Harv, they sound a but more like what I'm used to. Might go for a ...
by thebrotherj
Tue Oct 18, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: General sharing advice and experience
Topic: Radiator shop recommendations: Sydney?
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Radiator shop recommendations: Sydney?

Hello! I'ts been a while, hope yer all well. A tale for another time, but I'm typing with Leroy the EK Ute still parked right behind me... even though I came within hours of selling him. Very pleased about that too. ** So the radiator repair shop I;ve used for years at 45 Kenyons Rd Merrylands here ...
by thebrotherj
Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Chev EK
Replies: 1141
Views: 132332

Re: Chev EK

Gday Greg - long time since I logged on, but glad I did! Congrats, car looks Fan-Freakin-Tastic!

Happy cruising :glasses:

Joe D
by thebrotherj
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Leroy the EK Ute
Replies: 754
Views: 48148

Re: Leroy the EK Ute

Thought I'd revive this old build thread to bring attention to Leroy, my EK Ute... that I will be putting up for sale soon. Tough decision to be sure, I had lunch with Jodie (widow of Bill, Leroy's owner from 1982 - 2017) and she has given me her blessing. Now, I've seen the prices folks are asking ...
by thebrotherj
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: dash piece
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: dash piece

Hey Steve, I have the aluminium trim peice from LH A pillar to radio. It has the TINNIEST hole drilled in it near radio end, some very careful work could peen it from the rear side so that you'd hardly notice it at all. Otherwise intact and straight. SMS me if you want photos and to discuss - I'm in...
by thebrotherj
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute
Replies: 4373
Views: 190620

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

I think you may have done pretty good to make it home! Yikes. :shock:
by thebrotherj
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: FB EK Nationals
Topic: Clay's Fabulous Big Exciting Kooky adventure
Replies: 247
Views: 11422

Re: Clay's Fabulous Big Exciting Kooky adventure

Hey Clay! Loved every minute of this adventure. Recognised most if not all of your stops, and I'm bummed that lockdown not only prevents me heading out on my own adventures now.. but also foiled our plans for a rendezvous. See you another time I guess? Good luck with yer gearbox maladies and engine-...
by thebrotherj
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: FB EK Nationals
Topic: Clay's Fabulous Big Exciting Kooky adventure
Replies: 247
Views: 11422

Re: Clay's Fabulous Big Exciting Kooky adventure

I think this is the ultimate fulfilment of my ute dreaming. Finally sleeping in the back. Southern cross and pointers are out. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210621/d1302ed679f7f935e563d2187bce8673.jpg FB ute driver, EK van project I've done this a few times now! Once in torrential rain and I s...
by thebrotherj
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: FB EK Nationals
Topic: Clay's Fabulous Big Exciting Kooky adventure
Replies: 247
Views: 11422

Re: Clay's Fabulous Big Exciting Kooky adventure

Dead right Joe, I’m over them. Got to get to super crap and get some Aussie export black gloss enamel (not for automotive use). Coming your way subject to restrictions pending........ FB ute fixer upper, EK van on rotisserie You're aiming for Sydney town on the way back through? You positively MUST...
by thebrotherj
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: FB EK Nationals
Topic: Clay's Fabulous Big Exciting Kooky adventure
Replies: 247
Views: 11422

Re: Clay's Fabulous Big Exciting Kooky adventure

Jeez I log out for five minutes and look where you are Great adventure you're on their Clay, helluva shakedown! Love the way this thing has finished up. You know that I'm a fan of the old NYC cop-car black steelies, white band tyres and no hub caps look (though I trust the novelty of the orange spin...
by thebrotherj
Mon May 10, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Leroy the EK Ute
Replies: 754
Views: 48148

Re: Leroy the EK Ute

EK283 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 6:26 pm Or you could find another window ?

That chev motor up for sale yet Joe ???

Greg
Ha! No it's still part of a greater plan I'm afraid. But I'll let you know if that ever changes 8)
by thebrotherj
Mon May 10, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Leroy the EK Ute
Replies: 754
Views: 48148

Re: Leroy the EK Ute

Yep, I think you're all right: there's no way 'round it. I sent the MIG up to my brother's place a while back, sounds like I found a reason to pay him a visit!

Thanks brains trust :thumbsup:
by thebrotherj
Mon May 10, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Leroy the EK Ute
Replies: 754
Views: 48148

Re: Leroy the EK Ute

Well, the Taxman has caught up with me somewhat this year, which means Leroy (on Historic rego) is gonna get a bit more use over the coming month or three, while I scrape together the beans to register my daily driver. I’m not a bit mad about that to be honest :) The LH window stopped working as per...