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#381 Posted : Sunday, 8 January 2017 7:23:29 PM(UTC)
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Passenger side blinker housing sorted. Passenger side door hardware fitted and working nicely.









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#382 Posted : Sunday, 8 January 2017 7:27:14 PM(UTC)
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Tail lights mounted. All the bolt holes were tapped 3/16" W to allow me to use some stainless button head bolts I had here. I was missing one of the lens centre retaining T piece. I grabbed some flat washers and the head off a large pop rivet. Perfect..













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#383 Posted : Monday, 9 January 2017 8:01:36 PM(UTC)
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41 degrees in the garage so not a lot of progress today. This little job was all I could manage. Most of it done sitting in the laundry in the air conditioning. It's an electrical thingy that will control some things that will be useful at EH ASR2017..







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#384 Posted : Wednesday, 11 January 2017 6:09:57 AM(UTC)
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Finished modifying the radiator support top panel. I love welding and grinding in the summer heat.















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#385 Posted : Wednesday, 11 January 2017 7:08:16 PM(UTC)
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Radiator support panel finished. Bonnet lock modified to move remove cable connection and replace it with a lever that will be accessed through the grille. Finally I made a start on the WORST job there is when rebuilding an EH. The front quarter windows. They are impossible to pull apart. These were no exception. After 3 days of soaking and several heating and cooling cycles I got them apart. I do however need another pair as both of these are far from perfect.

















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#386 Posted : Wednesday, 11 January 2017 7:09:42 PM(UTC)
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Over 30 years ago I made a grille for my then daily driver EH. It was the car that started my love for the best car ever made. I have kept it in storage until today. Haters are gonna hate but it's going on the ute regardless... Also I dug out the door cards and door glass. This means I'm getting close..





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#387 Posted : Wednesday, 11 January 2017 7:47:21 PM(UTC)
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Nothing to hate about that grille. Lots of imitations in the 30 years since, especially in the "mini truck" scene.
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#388 Posted : Thursday, 12 January 2017 4:51:30 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: commodorenut Go to Quoted Post
Nothing to hate about that grille. Lots of imitations in the 30 years since, especially in the "mini truck" scene.


EH people can be a bit funny. If you change things around they get upset and believe they are entitled to criticise you. I go out of my way to make my cars mine and that's it. I may even change a few things just to annoy them.
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#389 Posted : Friday, 13 January 2017 8:13:26 PM(UTC)
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Parts back from the strippers and refitted ready for some TLC. We can smell the finish line

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#390 Posted : Saturday, 14 January 2017 8:30:53 PM(UTC)
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DONE, let's go driving. Well not quite. Fixed the transmission leak, finished off all the bits and pieces under the front guards. Hopefully we get the hoodlining made this week and installed next weekend with the front and rear glass going in soon after. Then it's just the seats, carpet, door trims etc.







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#391 Posted : Monday, 16 January 2017 6:25:21 AM(UTC)
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Cleaned up the interior today ready for the trim to go in. Finished Dynamat in the roof and tidied up the floor matting. Taped the speaker wires down. I love my green tape. Also added a second battery cutoff to allow us to isolate one battery for shows etc where the doors, radio etc may flatten the battery.











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#392 Posted : Tuesday, 17 January 2017 5:26:01 AM(UTC)
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A quick bit of lead work (50.50 solder in this case) before dinner..

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#393 Posted : Wednesday, 18 January 2017 5:39:26 AM(UTC)
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Tonight's job done and ticked off the list (which I haven't made yet), Windscreen washers are required so I had to fit them. I used an off the shelf Ford Falcon style kit. I fabricated a simple 3mm aluminium bracket that bolts to the guard brace and headlight bucket..A quick rattle can paint job and some cloth wrap on the wiring and washer hose and DONE..





















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#394 Posted : Thursday, 19 January 2017 8:34:38 PM(UTC)
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New door glass arrived from Glass 4 Classics. I fitted this with the old glass runner and in it goes. Perfect fit and it slides in the bailey channel with ease. Looks like I might have to get a complete set for my own car as its windows have always been tight. I tried to fit the outer belt rubber and again it was nowhere near fitting. The lip that is meant to overlap the door edge was at least 2mm below the door edge. No matter how hard I tried to run along under the lip and bring it up and over the door edge it would always just fall back inside the panel... Also repaired the qtr window handle so it now works.













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#395 Posted : Sunday, 22 January 2017 5:50:03 AM(UTC)
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A lot done on the ute but I'm feeling defeated. Not too sure if this car will ever get registered.
Firstly I sandblasted a few parts for paint TICK.
I managed to get the windscreen washer hose plumbed. We're using a stock Premier washer jet so the hose runs across the plenum lip and then through the inner guard and down to the washer bottle. TICK.
I also cut some plastic lined fabric and fixed it to the inside of the doors to keep water off the door cards. I also ran the drain tube for the air conditioning unit under the dash. It exits under the passenger side front guard. TICK.
Next job was to sort the transmission out. It's still an unknown quantity. So I start it up and after a minute or so it dies. My electric fuel pump cut off is not working. I checked all the wiring to it and that's ok. I will need to get another one sorted. So I jump this and get the pump running. Start the motor and select Drive, NOTHING. Select Reverse NOTHING. OK. I did drain about 2.5 litres out of it to fix the dipstick leak. So replace that fluid and we have gears. backward and forward on the driveway TICK.
Look underneath and there's a leak from the thermo fan sender unit on the cooler line. Go to tighten it. SNAP. Need to replace this.
Finally. The engine never shows any great oil pressure on the gauge at idle. Even when I put a master gauge on it. However it always runs well and once it gets to about 2000 rpm it shows 25PSI. I checked with a few people who are in the know and they all said not to worry, all is ok, it's a Holden V8. WELL now the top ends rattling. It's never done that EVER

























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#396 Posted : Sunday, 22 January 2017 6:35:10 PM(UTC)
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More progress. Front bumper aligned. What a pain as all 3 pieces were from different cars as are the brackets. Brute power and a few washers in the joins and it's done. Also cleaned up a few more parts for painting.A bit of panel beating on the rear screen moulds to remove a few major dent or two. Bonnet catch finalised. Finally I helped Emily create a form that we will cover in fibreglass. This will protect the transmission gear shift indicator control mechanism which is behind the seat.


















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#397 Posted : Sunday, 5 February 2017 5:14:03 PM(UTC)
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ngine and gearbox have come out of the ute and been sent off for TLC. I was hoping all would be well with the low oil pressure problem but it wasn't. I'll get the engine and transmission looked at.






Oil pressure problem solved. Bent flange on the oil pickup. Transmission checked over, top gear clutch plates replaced as well as the converter bush. Regasket and reseal and it's done also..


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#398 Posted : Sunday, 5 February 2017 5:21:52 PM(UTC)
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Another problem getting sorted out on my sedan. The alternator is being upgraded from a VN 83amp to a Powermaster 105amp. The main difference being that the VN Bosch unit only puts out abot 15amps at idel whereas the Powermaster puts out almost 80amps.















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#399 Posted : Sunday, 5 February 2017 5:26:10 PM(UTC)
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Having the engine and gearbox out of the ute has given us a chance to sort out a few things that weren't perfect before. A bit of painting, an extra vacuum connection for the A/C and some new transmission cooler hoses and heat shielding to name a few.. Also fitted a Power Blast plate to the Holley. Had it here for a while and it will be interesting to see how much difference it really makes.













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#400 Posted : Saturday, 11 February 2017 9:17:19 AM(UTC)
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Thought I had better check everything one final time before polishing. Happy. I can even go down one or two belt sizes and get the alternator even further from the chassis rail. I should end up with one fat hand's clearance to the rail









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