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Hz - Diff with Drums -to> Diff with discs.

Gidday.
Im trying to change my diff from a drum setup to a disc setup.

Do i need to change anything like the lines or master cylinder to larger ones?
The car in question is a HZ Kingswood wagon, originally with a 6 but now a v8, still with orginal 6 diff.

Any help or advice would be a great help.

John

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253 that needs some help

I don't post here much, but when problems arise, you guys are the ones to turn to!
Anyway, just a problem with my 253 (in a HZ).
What started out as what I thought to be a leaking exhaust
manifold gasket, doesn't appear to be anymore.
It was a slight chirping/whistling sound, so I replaced the
exhaust manifold gaskets. It didn't make any difference.
The next time I took the car out, it got worse and after 10 mins sounded like a Harley. When you turn the car over, you can hear it sucking somewhere. A real strong burst of air being sucked in. I tightened the exhaust manifolds up as tight as I could get them.

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WB shifter/geabox advice

The shifter in my 83 WB ute gave up in December. It's a blue 202 engine, was a column shift, converted to 4 speed floor before I got it. My regular mechanic was unavailable so I took it to a different guy. He put in an Aussie 4 speed shifter and it's given me nothing but trouble since (sticking in two gears, very notchy action). Something's gotta change! I don't really hoon around, I just want a bombproof ute. I'd rather pay more and get good value than pay less and get crap. Does anyone have any wisdom for me ... What would you do? Is there a better shifter available? Should I look at putting in a new gearbox? I've read that people sometimes put in a Supra 5sp gearbox.

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HG Holden Brougham For Sale

For Sale 71 HG Holden Brougham.

Car is in Excellent Condition, Regretful sale as am buying a house!

Mild 350 Chev.
New 2 Speed P/Glide.
3:25 LSD Nine Inch, (Drum Brakes, HG Stud pattern.)
Detailed Engine Bay.
Monaro Bonnet.
GTS Guards.
HG GTS Steering Wheel.
GTS Dash (plus Spare)
Black interior, in very good origional condition.
All original chrome very good,
Electric Windows,
P/Steer
Air Con (not in installed)
Magnum wheels, 14x7 and 14x8, New 245 tyres (also have origional widened ROH rims14x7 and 14x8, plus Brand new still in plastic hubcaps, for deep dish look.)

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whats the worst injury you've had while working on a car?

it seems every time i take a spanner to my engine i cut myself or bruise myself or crush one of my fingers between something or drop something on something, i even kicked a chock out from under the front wheel once and the car started to roll backward so i jammed my foot under the wheel to stop it (thinking it would be ok) - that hurt a bit. I was just interested to hear stories of peoples worst and/or most interesting injuries while working on cars, the one that hurt most for me was cutting my knuckle to the bone on a hose clamp, but i know there are better stories out there than that...and how many people let these injuries stop them from finishing the job?

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HJ tonner

Just need some advice, i'n looking at a HJ tonner with a 350chev, had a little work done, lumpy cam, tuned headers, 850holley etc etc, got a new tray, set of dragways. The guy only wants $4000, it just sound to cheap to be true, i'm worried im gonna get a [Naughty Pottyword]ter...........any comments???

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Radiators

I want to put another Radiator in my 308 Hx Wagon as this 3 core's a verticalflow one and I'm told the crossflow are more efficient.
1 Are there 3 core's out there from older model cars that slip into this car? I am willing to engineer the mounts to suit.
2 do they suit the fan shroud that I have installed for my clutch fan?
3 are they plastic or metal?
4 are they reasonably priced?

I run airco, so I'd like something that can take it, even in 40oC.

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Door Repair-HX/HZ

I was wondering if the HX and the HZ have the same armrests on the doors, as my wagon has these, but I'm thinking they are from a Stateman?
I need an old RHR wagon door for the inside trimming, including the door handles[not flat[flush] type]. Prefer beige, not fussed though.

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Finished!!!!!

Well this is my car after her spayjob she looks pretty sweet ay? yeah she needs a good polish what do u think??

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GRILLE

does anyone have a grille to suit my SL Kingswood? i want something that looks a bit tidier than those black plastic ones? im in adelaide...

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x2 questions

Hi all,
I have a few questions about x2 setups.
1) I recently brought a x2 twin carb manifold. It has had the lugs that surround the bolts that attach the manifold to the block ground off. The entire front face of each of the cylinder intakes have not been touched. Why would someone do this, and can I still use the manifold, or will I have to get some lugs welded back on?
2) A guy has offered me some '186S' exhasut headers. Are these the same as x2 headers?

Cheers for your help

jaws

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motor differances??

guys, does anyone know the differences (if any) between a HJ 308 and a HZ 308?? looking at getting a new block out of a HJ and i was gonna put all the HZ stuff on it (manifold, heads, water pump... etc...) cheers guys

..steve

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Supercharged Motor running NOS as well :-)

This has got to one of the MOST CRAZIEST things known to man (well to me neways) I reckon especially for something so unlikely to have such huge power for what it is. Please tell me what you think cause I make the money to give it a go so I am going to give it a go but what are your thoughts PLEASE PPLE!!

http://members.tripo...

This is my website and it is the lists of parts that I will be using in my motor project!

Matty

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