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by ardiesse
Sat May 11, 2024 11:35 am
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: Tow bar for EK sedan please
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Tow bar for EK sedan please

I'm guessing that a towbar for FE-FC will also suit FB-EK. It depends on whether the locations of the rear bumper bracket bolts got revised. Can anyone confirm or deny?

Rob
by ardiesse
Wed May 08, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute
Replies: 4396
Views: 199429

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

. . . wouldn't be anything as simple as headlight high and low beam wires swapped over at the screw terminal blocks?

Rob
by ardiesse
Tue May 07, 2024 6:07 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Neil's FB Station Wagon
Replies: 296
Views: 17862

Re: Neil's FB Station Wagon

Well done, Neil. The doglegs and inner rear wheel arches are about my least favourite repair. You might almost be better off raiding a donor shell for the complete outer section from rear door shutline (where there's a factory seam) to the sill. And we all know that straight, rust-free dogleg sectio...
by ardiesse
Mon May 06, 2024 11:15 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Free to good home - MasterParts Catalogue
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Free to good home - MasterParts Catalogue

(raises hand)

Rob
by ardiesse
Sun Mar 10, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Events, Shows etc
Topic: Local cruise night
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Local cruise night

" Hey Charger! 8) "

'Easy on the eye, easy on the wallet', as the ads went.

Rob
by ardiesse
Thu Mar 07, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: General sharing advice and experience
Topic: Chrome plater recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Chrome plater recommendation

Harv,

You could also try Hamilton Chrome (quite close to Newcastle CBD).

Rob
by ardiesse
Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Project 2.
Replies: 1493
Views: 59246

Re: Project 2.

During the development of the GTS 327s, rumour has it that driveshaft failures were frequent. I think it was Tony Roberts who was quoted as saying, "Quite exciting. Bits flying everywhere."

Rob
by ardiesse
Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: FB Standard Wagon
Replies: 1127
Views: 41891

Re: FB Standard Wagon

Drew,

I admire your courage in opening up, on a forum no less.

Umm, who did your seats? The colour and texture of the vinyl is an exact match for my FCs' (note plural possessive) interiors.
(I'd buy the wagon tomorrow if it came up for sale. Just f.y.i.)

Rob
by ardiesse
Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:33 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Dr Blacky attempts to perform an addagruntome
Replies: 41
Views: 1665

Re: Dr Blacky attempts to perform an addagruntome

I recently installed a Merc rear seal in a fellow club member's FJ motor. Compared with the "gasket kit" replacement, it was easy-peasy. Much, much easier to cut. But I found I had to use the crankshaft to set the seal. My fault though. I cut the seal off nearly flush when using a seal set...
by ardiesse
Sun Feb 18, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute
Replies: 4396
Views: 199429

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

. . . I would almost be inclined to check exhaust valves 1,3,5,6 for poor sealing - on the valve seat . . .

Rob
by ardiesse
Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:46 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: New brakes locked on
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: New brakes locked on

Option 2: Jack up car Place on axle stands Remove rear wheels Heat circumference of drum with MAP gas torch Start engine, engage reverse, let clutch out If no joy, apply more heat until the brakes begin to free up Don leather gloves and remove smoking-hot brake drums Re-adjust brakes (gift for mecha...
by ardiesse
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute
Replies: 4396
Views: 199429

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

On "8" you'll be struggling to reach 4000.

Nope, set the switch to "4" instead.

Rob
by ardiesse
Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:50 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Ammo's Ute
Replies: 535
Views: 33765

Re: Ammo's Ute

Sell the alternator for a small fortune to the HKTG crowd as a genuine Monaro part . . .

Rob
by ardiesse
Mon Jan 29, 2024 5:01 pm
Forum: My FB EK
Topic: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute
Replies: 4396
Views: 199429

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Clay,

I think you'd want the specified 1/8" pedal free travel when adjusting the master cylinder pushrod. Any less, and the compensating port won't be uncovered . . .

Rob
by ardiesse
Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: All Holden Day
Topic: SA All Holden Day 2024
Replies: 16
Views: 1870

Re: SA All Holden Day 2024

I would love to have driven over and participated, but events conspired against me . . .

Rob