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November 24th

Oldholden Cuise (Sydney)

Gent's I Just got off the phone to one of my mates who is a Photographer for Fast fours/ Streetmachine and Street Commodores.

He is the proud owner of a HX Sedan 308. He Should be able to make the cruise, i might even get him to bring his camra.

Now Keep an eye on this thread because We are going to post a meeeting place here shortly. It's going to be in Hornsby, It's going to be a cruise/ BBQ.

I hope as many of you as possible can attend....

Please post here if you are coming... we had about 15 or so last time??? is everybody still keen?

Thomo

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HG 253 shuddering clutch

I replaced the 161 three speed with a 253 3 speed. The clutch that came with the box looked good and the guy said it was good. It shuddered like all hell, especially in reverse. I went to a clutch specialist who said it would need to be replaced. He replaced it and machined the flywheel. It still shudders like all hell. He said that model historically had shuddering problems when the mechanical clutch linkages wear and get slack (thanks for telling me after the fact). I filled and welded up all the slack but to no avail, I swapped the linkages with two other cars without improvement, both linkages worked fine in their own cars, one of which is a factory 253 3 speed with 90,000 miles on it, so it's not a case of the 6 cyl linkages being different from the V8.

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black motor head

After some info on me beloved Kingswood, shes a 186 column Traumatic and i was wondering if i could bolt a black injected head off a VK onto it, head has been on a carbied VK, red 186 manifold, 350 holley. Any help would be appriciated

Cheers Humph

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WB Rebuild?

Ive got an old 235 holden WB ute that the body is in great nic (no rust at all) but the engine is getting pretty poor. im not sure if a rebuild is on the cards or not im just not sure if its worth it. could anyone tell me how much i would end up looking at paying for a rebuild? im also thinking of converting it to a v6, has anyone done this and how did it turn out? who would make a conversion kit?

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What will Extractors do?

Hi Yal,

I'm wondering what the effect of having extractors on my car will do? I will sound cool is all I know about em.
What happens to my MPG/Fuel econ, Engine Power and so on.

Thanks,
Boy

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What will Extractors do?

Hi Yal,

I'm wondering what the effect of having extractors on my car will do? I will sound cool is all I know about em.
What happens to my MPG/Fuel econ, Engine Power and so on.

Thanks,
Boy

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Injection conversion

Hi there,

I have a HZ Premier wagon and am interested in fitting a 5L inected motor and 4spd auto from a VT Commodore. The car currently runs a 308 red motor with a TH400 gearbox. I tried searching for this info but could not find on the site!

From what i did read i gathered that a lot of you have made this conversion and would be able to tell me exactly what was involved; how long it took, any problems, cost, engineers cert. etc..

I live in Sydney so if anyone could recommend somewhere that i take the car or enquire that would be great also!

Thanks.

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POWERED BY HOLDEN - Original Vinyl Sticker (eBay Auction)

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Opening Bid $1 Closes 01-Dec-04 18:40:09 AEDST

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Chev V8 Engine Mounts

Hi can anyone recommend a good brand/type of engine mount adaptor when fitting Chev into WB ute.(were aviable mail order)
Are the Holden V8 rubber mounts still used ,if so are any heavy duty ones aviable?

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yo ashwbute

Hey ash , do you have your ute in the all holden day at bassendean this weekend?
if so i will look out for it....
cheers Quent.

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Does this look too low?

Does this look too low to you? Bitch over speed humps but looks good in my opinion... :)

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parts needed

Just bought a HJ Ute wiff a 253 on Gas. Need some parts for it i.e passanger side mirror,bonnet release cable, internal kick panels, drivers door and driver side panel.Also the water bottle motor constantly runs when it is connected to power (how do i fix that?) Also does anyone know what the limit is in vic a car can sit lowered on the road cause i gotta get a RWC.
**Also can anyone tell me where i can get a RWC which someone will trurn a blind eye on a couple things...lol...j/k,,,

For parts i cn be contacted on 0432 493 482
Cheers to all

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Belmont/statesman front end

can anyone tell me if i need to change the gards on a HZ kingswood flat top to fit a Belmont/statesman front end, nose cone, or can i get away with just the bonet being changed,this is also a HZ belmont statesman, is there a diferance.

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Stereo install/wiring, pioneer

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hi, so i JUST installed my stereo (pioneer HU, and pioneer 6x9's). The only this is, i dont really know how to wire it up.

Ok, all i know really..sorta, is that i have a "battery" wire, that must be connected to a constant 12volt sorce (ie: the battery), and ground wire (to be grounded to some metal part). And i have the speakers wired up and ready to go. Thats about all i got right now.

But i am confussed as to what to do with the accsorry/ignition wire and how to connect it. Instead of connecting it to the ignition i will be connecting it to a toggle switch instead.

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Holden V8 Starter Motors

hi all,
there are two types of starter motors holden used in V8 HX's & HZ's, they are Lucas and Bosch. anyone know why they used two and what vehicle type they used each in? one is noisier than the other, which one is the noisiest the Lucas or Bosch? maybe one is used for 253 and the other for 308?
thanks, john

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FJ FX part wanted

Can any one help with a hub cap removal tool, it is a round bar with a hook on one end for removing the hub cap and also slips thru the wheel nut and spark plug tube. In Perth.[only till next Saturday]

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Ht Kingswood for sale

Hi all, have a 1970 ht hold kingswood sedan, from what the engine says it came off the factory floor the day they stopped making them, its white, will need a respray, 161 red in it, 4 original hupcaps with it, 3 speed column shift, red interior, dash/seats are perfect except for a rip along the top of the rear seat nice and straight with only a couple of small dings, 43000 miles on the clock, thats real to btw, now onto the problems, mechanically its fine except the brakes have siezed up, has been sitting in a garage for the last fifteen years, and both left hand doors will need to be replaced.

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ignition/distributor timing

yeh i have a HR 186, out to 235, i bought it a while ago, but havent really driven it, trying to get a roadworthy for it, just that after she get's hot and i shut her down she seems to want to keep cranking over, im lead to believe that this is distributor timing, just wondering how exactly u reset this?, im only a young fella an havent really played with cars much, it's a mallory distributor with bosh leads umm yeh any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Removing Windscreen Wipers

Hi, Just wanting to know how I remove the windscreen wipers off my LX Torana, I've got a small hole underneath where the water drains into, and I want to take that panel off, but I can't get the wipers off.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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HK brake issue

Having a little trouble with my HK's brakes. First off its running a VN V6, fresh rebuilt HQ calipers up front, HQ sedan diff out the back with new cyclinders and shoes. Big hktg V8 booster and standard disc brake master cylinder (i think) from hktg series.
I had a really hard pedal to start with, needed extreme pressure to get the beast to pull up. Internal vacumn leak in the booster. Replaced this with a working second hand one. Now my brake pedal touches the floor pan, really soft feel, but does pull the car up a lot better. Feels like its going to lock up - really sensative. Its as if the pedal is only starting to apply the brakes within its last inch of travel. I have bled the system 3 times and have no air, no leaks, and adjusted the rear shoes. Is there something I'm missing from my system, like a proportioning valve ?

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