Pick this Vehicle

Submitted: Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:36
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For those who have given up on the present pick this place have a go at pick the vehicle.

This is a one off event, and has nothing to do with ExplorOz, no prizes given just a bit of Australia Day Fun.





I will give you one clue. It is not the motor in my Troopie

Wayne
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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:39

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:39
LU Torana

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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:43

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:43
Steve,

Sorry, not a Torana

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:45

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:45
An EK then
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:48

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:48
Steve,

You are closer than the Torana

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:41

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:41
1959 FC Holden

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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:44

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:44
Doug,

Close, but not right.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:48

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:48
FE
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:49

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:49
Roachie,

Close but not right.

Wayne
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Reply By: mike w (WA) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:48

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:48
Wayne,

Judging by the fuel pump and layout of various parts, definately a holden of some sort. As for specifying what type, hmmmm, HX maybe??

What surprises me the most about this, is how you were lucky enough to have colour film all those years ago ;)
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:50

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:50
Mike,

Came across this vehicle a couple of hours ago.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:53

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:53
I'm going by the fuel pump location and spring loaded bonnet, I'll list 3 more .
2 - 1960/61 FB
3 - 1963 EJ
4 - 1964 EH
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:54

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:54
Doug they were my next guesses.LOL

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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy (springsure- Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:56

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:56
Dare I say it is an old chev..too young to know a year.
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Reply By: madfisher - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:57

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:57
My guess is a FB holden. Its a grey motor so pre 63.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:01

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:01
madfisher,

Even though Doug had give a series of vehicle to chose from in his last post, you gave the correct answer with one guess.





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Reply By: Off-track - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:00

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:00
HR
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:03

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:03
Off-Track.

A winner has been found.

1960 FB Holden.

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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:04

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:04
1962 EJ Holden
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:07

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:07
Notso,

Thanks for guessing but the correct answer is a 1960 FB Holden.

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:06

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:06
I,ll guess FB but could be earlier, definitly not later because of the vacuum wiper motor asuming its original

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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:08

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:08
Rats beat me too it
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:11

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:11
pop2jocem,

That was a good bit of observation but Mad fisher beat you to it.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:13

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:13
A Hint

The availability of low-cost solid-state diodes from about 1960 allowed car manufacturers to substitute alternators for DC generators.

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Follow Up By: madfisher - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 13:43

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 13:43
Doug first Holden with an altenator was theHD(hastily designed) lol.
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:16

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:16
Wayne, U sure thats not a EK!!, the bonnet mascot is the same as the ek sedan i had, The FB had the round dome

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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:21

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:21
Axel,

I asked the owner the same thing, the FB and EK were very similar.

EK usually had a white roof and a few other changes.
The young bloke has won a few awards with this vehicle so I went with what he told me.

Funny thing is the vehicle was 18years old before he was born.

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Follow Up By: Dennis in Scotland - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:31

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:31
It's an FB, had an EK and that had electric wipers.
This one appears to have the EK bonnet mascot though.

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Follow Up By: Oldsquizzy (Kununurra) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:37

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:37
FB indicators arent joined to the chrome strip under headlights. EK were.
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Reply By: Member - Kenneth Trevor B (QLD - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:22

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:22
ek
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:27

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:27
Kenneth,

1960 FB was the correct answer by Mad Fisher

Wayne
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Reply By: splits - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:31

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:31
Ahh they were the days. You could actually open the bonnet then and see not only the motor but the ground as well. You could even adjust tappets back then but trying to do these particularly ones with the engine running was good fun until you got used to it.

This engine would look a lot better though if it had McGee fuel injection and was sitting in a speedway midget.

Brian
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:50

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:50
Damn!!!
I was just going on the fact that every part has been replaced or restored so it had to be a late model Nissan.
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:53

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:53
I am so sad I missed you when I was in Alice.

I love your sense of humor.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Louie the fly - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 19:16

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 19:16
For those of you who are interested, here is a link to a site that will show you the difference. Me, I'm a Dodge man so I don't care!! But a pretty nice car still. Early Holdens - 48.215 to HG


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Reply By: TD100 - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 20:59

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 20:59
Wayne,

the responsible restorer of this FB went to great lengths to get it as close to original as possible down to the clips on the radiator hoses,no boots on the end of the leads(but they should be different colours not that im picky!)nope very nice one indeed.have restored a few FCs myself including a panel van.cheers Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 21:08

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 21:08
what about the battery? Only joking
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 21:10

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 21:10
John,

He did say that the battery had to be changed and was only there so he could drive it that day.

Wayne
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 20:59

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 20:59
Ah, that brings back some memories....I had an EK holden in my earlier days, but found the points too hard to change on the grey motor.

Tossed it out and stuck in a 202, ported and polished 149 head with Nissan Patrol stellited valves, a nice cam, modified distributor (weights only), triple 1.75" SUs on Cain manifold, extractors, Vandervell bearings, a larger radiator, HR disc brake front end, HG steering box, 7" widies.

After that the points were easy to check :)

Don't know how much power it made, but soon had to change the gearbox for a 3 speed sunchro with inline floor shift, due to hitting 3000rpm and stripping all the teeth off 2nd gear.

Then it needed a 3.08 diff due to the fairly low 1st ratio, but it was pretty nice after all that....
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 23:03

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 23:03
Great vehicle. My recollection was that they had no oil filter until the EH was released in 1963. I assume that filter is an aftermarket bypass filter?
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Follow Up By: BMKal - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 03:02

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 03:02
Having worked on and owned many FB's in the past - that is the closest to original that I have seen in a very long time. Except for the oil filter and the radiator hose clamps. I even had an FB wagon in the same colour scheme.

Very well restored.
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Follow Up By: BMKal - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 03:03

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 03:03
Having worked on and owned many FB's in the past - that is the closest to original that I have seen in a very long time. Except for the oil filter and the radiator hose clamps. I even had an FB wagon in the same colour scheme.

Unusual to find one still with the vaccuum wiper motor. Most people replaced these with the electric one out of the EK - I know that I always did.

Very well restored.
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Reply By: Member - Happy Gutz (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 11:29

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 11:29
First car and I might add, only Holden I've ever owned. But I couldn't kill it. Then I was drawn to the dark side (Blue Oval) and ther I've stayed with various Toyotas and Nissans on the side.
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Reply By: Voxson - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 13:55

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 13:55
Great attention to detail in your engine bay,,,,, fuel lines all bent special and polished, wiring nice and neat,,, etc etc etc......

Then you put the dirtiest ugliest looking battery in there....

Whats the story???... hahahahahaha....

That and number plates always get overlooked.....
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Reply By: Danny & June - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 00:31

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 00:31
Gday
Oil filter from FX or FJ

Very nice car.

Danny
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