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More Horsepower

Hi, I've got an LX torana with Triple SU's, Yella Terra Head, YT Roller Rockers, 3000 Stall, Shift Kit, Extractors, exhaust, 48/68 cam. I'm not too sure what power it has at the moment, but I was wanting to get it to about 200hp at the wheels. Can anyone suggest any mods that could help me get there. I'm thinking of porting and polishing the heads, but as well, I want to do any other little things that can help increase the horsepower.

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
thanks

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This one is for HZpremwagon and two heads

I would like to correct a comment made by HZpremwagon, you are wrong about the coppers having quotas for the amount of people they pull over, the TOG as you wrongly called them (now the TMU), pull people over that violate the road rules, the difference is that some of them use discretion and let you of with warnings and tell you to fix the problem, others have no mercy and fine everyone and anyone, it's a fact of all jobs, there are some good and bad ones. But to make an unsubstantiated comment like yours is making a generalisation against all TMU officers!!, get your facts straight before you slander the police!!

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Overheating

After a recent bad overheating experience,due to 40 degree heat, my car continually overheats now even when driving like miss daisy. My question is could this be caused by a blown head gasket or something as now when ever i start me car black liquidy [Naughty Pottyword] sprays the driveway.

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ammeter gauge

hey guys whats the best + neatest way of wiring up an ammeter gauge, just bought a cheap set of gauges and the way is says to wire the ammemter gauge sounds a bit messy

drew

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A couple of new work guides

I had some fun on the weekend and so added a couple of new workguides.
Adding a Temperature gauge to the car: http://gallery.oldho...
and
Adding a 16" Thermatic Fan to a HR: http://gallery.oldho...
The thermatic fan guide should be good for any car, but there are some things I had to do to get it to fit the HR since they don't have the space of the later models...

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Cheers Rusty

G'Day Rusty thanks for the username and password

Cheers
Ian in England

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For Sale

These items have been sitting around for too long, maybe someone out there can put them to better use.
For Sale: Shortened 3.08 ratio 10 bolt Salisbury diff with commodore housing. VGC $270

Vk Commodore 202 5spd box good condition $250

Vk Wagon 10 bolt salibury diff with rear disc brakes VGC $250

hope someones can put them to use! Moses - Brisbane

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Hypothetical: Using a hire car for a track day

Just a bit of a hypothetical here, have any of you guys ever used a hire car for a track day. A friend of mine (distant) is considering using an "Echo or similar" for a future event at an undisclosed venue. They realise that the hire companies frown apon this. What are your hypothetical thoughts/experiences?

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HZ Prem for sale

G'day everyone, just putting the feelers out to see if anyone would be interested in buying my TOTALLY ORIGINAL 1978 HZ Premier in Newcastle area, NSW. It is a Red 253 on LPG, Trimatic, apparently has Yella Terra heads, dual exhaust, rebuilt carby 2 months ago, near new brakes, good tyres, near new front monroe shockies, rear adj. air shocks, lowered 1 inch, awesome front Premier bucket seats, woodgrain fascia, bonnet mascot, brand new woodgrain steering wheel and Pioneer CD Player/Speakers, power steering. All receipts, serviced regularly, does have a bit of rust, but nothing structural, very good straight body to work with, at the crossroads and deciding to get my true dream car, a monaro.

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Monaro Wanted

G'day all, just seeing if anyone knows of anyone wanting to sell a HQ GTS Coupe or HT/HG GTS Monaro, will spend up to $10000, in Newcastle area, NSW. Thanks, fordie.

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HQ-Z,LX-H parts 4 sale

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1)HQ walk off front...............$300
2)HQ dash v/g condition...........$130
3)HQ grille(one little crack)......$80
4)HQ Statesman L/H grille no cracks$80
5)253 heads.......................$130 eh
6)HQ doors (back n front)rusty but strait..$30 eh
7)V8 Ausie 4 sp reco (4 months in car but been in shed 4 the past 2 years)...............$180
8)HQ SS body (rusty n LH rear damaged).$300
9)HZ bonnet.......................$80
10)Red 173 six cyr with three sp manal box sute rebuild $150
11)genuine HJ-HZ guards with welded GTS flutes.........$240 pr
12)253 block sute rebuild...............$100

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disl break diff

g'day fellas and fellerette's

i was talking to a machnic that i know and was talking about the mods i want to do to my torrie. and was saying that i wanted a good disc break diff and he said that some of the uc (or all of them dunno). is this true? did they come out with lsd? i was also wondering how strong they are cause i wouldnt mind doing the occasoinal burnout and dont want to replace the diff all the time. or would i b better of getting a ford 9 inch shortened with disk's????

cheers gump

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For sale or swap

HJ Wagon, full respray, fully recoed 186 bored out 40thou (192)Done 8000ks, stage 3 head and cam, flat top pistons, high energy sump and oil pump, electronic ignition, 4 barrel redline manifold with spacer, 350 holley, genie extractors with full 2 1/4 system and redback muffler(new). New front pads. Interior in exelent condition (creamy white colour) 14by8" rims rear 235/60 14by7" front 215/65. Lowered king springs rear, lowered pedders front. (spare set of raised kings for rear) Air con, tints.
No rego (finished last week) but NEGOTIABLE
Offers or swap for 4WD or small car. Hunter/Newcastle area Cheers

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253 V 192

hey i was just hoping i could get some opinions i'm 18 and playing around with my HG kingswood. now i'm confussed on waht motor to put in it. i would like a fully worked 192 with SU's,monster cam and the like BUT!! people from work as well as friends suggest i work my 253 i have on my shed floor and put that in it. they think it will be a quicker car with it and last longer. i belive it would last longer than the 192 but i don't know on the performance. i've heard that the 253 could get to the high 14s to low 15's. where they say the 6 has no chance???? any suggestions???????????????

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HQ salisbury's for sale

I've got two 10 bolt salisbury Diff's for sale(need to clean out the garage). One is a 3.08 with drums for a ute(came outa my ute) and is in good working order, the other is a 3.36 LSD with discs to suit a sedan/coupe(outa my mates monaro) which could probably do with a service on the brakes.

Askin about $80 for the 3.08 and $120 for the 3.36 LSD. ONO

Im also in the Sydney region near Holsworthy.

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Extractors any one?

hey guys
just wondering if any one has a set of extractors kickin around of willin to part part with. im willing to pay freight cost etc
thnx alot

Justin

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My HQ Kingswood

This is a pic of my Hq kinsgwood that i recently got on the road after a year, my dad got it 4 me when i was 15 just b4 i turned 16 im 17 now,and only paid $1,300 had a heaps of rust but all been fixed now :) it runs well, a very good car.

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henrob torch

hi,all
back on the henrob torch,
i have looked at the shed forum at the torch but still come out not knowing what makes the difference from a normal oxy set
other than they use less gas! if like streetneat you use it in your job would you buy one if you already had oxy or would you keep the oxy and by a tig welder?

or is the henrob just the best alrounder for the handy man?

i just bought a dvd from usa from ron covell on working with sheet steel the dvd was on restoring an old mogan unreal work
worth the money (the dvd) his first pick is the tig welder
second pick oxy then mig!!

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253 650 holley

just a quick question for you holden gurus would a 650 double pumper be way too big for a 253 with a mild cam the quaddie that is on it has had it and a mate has the holley that is in good nick and willing to give it to me for nothing

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