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January 3rd

Poor spark

I have a HQ 1 tonner with a fully worked 308. A few weeks ago I decided to get an electric ignition (fire ball XR700) for it. After getting a whole new ignition system the spark is still very poor. You can hardly see it. Where do yous suggest the problem could be?

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changing the carby

I have a Landcruiser fj40 with holden 253 and i want to get the most out of the old girl off road with the 35inch tyres on it, so i want to replace the old carby with a new one but i'm unsure which would be the best for off road and alot of beach work, any suggestions?

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BIG oil leak

Recently bought a beautiful EH ute. she's started blowing smoke after short periods at idle, like when i take off at the lights. more recently there has been a lot of oil leaking onto the exhaust, does this sound like two seperate problems; valve stem seals and sump gasket?? how hard is it to change the sump gasket, i had a quick look and there seem to be cross members stopping me from dropping the sump off completely. can it be done without dropping it right off. cheers for any help.

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need a carbie

i need a carbie for my hg, ive got a 186 with a 350 holley and the 2 barrel manifold, does anyone have a better carbie lying around they would like to sell, maybe a webber from an xd-xf falcon, or a 465cfm holley (i;d need a quad barrel manifold too) or a ww stromberg?? in good condition......

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speedo miles to kilometres gear/system

g'day my dad was telling me about a little cog or gear system he had years ago on a torana that u pluged into the back of the speedo and it converted yours miles display to kilometres, eg, 120miles would then become 120 kilomeres. anyone know where u can get them, id love to have one for my hg...

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January 2nd

SMOKING HABIT

g'day been havin a small prob with the hg hope someone can help. firstly im running a 186 with a 350 holley, yes i know u dont like these.. anyway wheneva i give it heaps, or im pushing it abit on the freeway the car blows smoke, and not just alittle bit, [Naughty Pottyword]in heaps. it only seems to do this at higher revs 3500-4k... what i wanna know is couild this be cause by the excess fuel the holley is pumping not being used? i can smell the rich mix most of the time, or is it mostly likly my oil/piston seals are on there way out?? PS.

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MAG WHEELS WANTED

WANTED,SET OF TWO CHEVIOT ARMOURLITE 15-10 OR 15-8 TO SUIT 1 TONNER.RIMS MUST BE IN TOP COND.WILL PAY ALL POSTAGE FROM EASTERN STATES.
REGARDS DREW.

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LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY WAGONS

YEEHAAA LONG LIVE THE WAGONS, IF ANYONE CAN CHALLENGE THIS PIC GO ON OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.
(dad had me on me hands and knees cleaning the bricks for hours)

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keeping the shine????

Ok Guys I have just spent 2 days on the buffer, polishing brake callipers, steering rack and anything else ali that I can find.

I'm impressed with the way they have all come up, not bad for my first attempt. (dont really know how the metal polishers can charge the way they do) But any way, now tey are all shiny, how do I keep the that way??

I've been thing along the lines of a coat of clear POR 15, or 2 pac but I dont know if theheat will affect the paint.

Any one with some sugestions????

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brad's hq ute

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things i need

I need the following parts for my HJ if you have any of them you want to sell let me know... CHEERS.

front corner indicator\park lights

a pair of door trims front ( any cond ) for recovering

p\side window winder mechanism

a pair of 215 x 14 tyres or larger with reasonable tread

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Custom One Tonne Tray

Hey i would like to know wether anyone has any design specifications which i will need to create a custom timber tray i have a fair idea how to go about it which is welding up a black frame undercarriage out of 50mm RHS then screwing the timber from the bottom onto it renting out a deck sander and cleaning it up then giving it a nice thick shiny polish but then thats just an idea
Also i would like to fibreglass the edge of the tray so it is capped as in a ===D kinda shape if you catch my drift. If anyone has any ideas reply back
Thanks
Jackson

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Transmissions

Chart to help identify transmisson types

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HZ master cyclinder

Not sure if anyone has had this problem, but my master cyclinder is leaking brake fluid from under the seal in the lid. Runs down the sides and onto the booster and has eaten the paint off already. It appears to be leaking at the back. Not happy. I have tried a new seal and it is doing the same thing. I'm almost tempted to use a WB master cyclinder as this has a different lid setup. Any other options ? I hate brake fluid!

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Flexible Steering Coupling

I bought a power steering kit second hand from a guy, and had installed it almost completely then realised I didnt have the correct steering coupling... Now I can't contact this guy (he's not replying) so I'm wondering if anyone has, or anyone knows where to get a flexible steering coupling for a 6 cylinder HQ to WB with power steering.

Thanks

Please email me cm911@optusnet.com.au

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January 1st

under dash air cond. for a HQ GTS dash

I would like to fit a air cond to my HQ ute, but I wanted to go with a unit which will hide away under my GTS dash I didn't want to go with one of those old bolky units. If anyone has any idears that would be great.

Brad

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windscreen wipers

hey anyone know anything about windscreen wipers...i wanna do some work to mine...they only have the 2 speeds, slow and fast, would like to have an intermitant wipe in there too, could the wiper motor be replaced by a later unit or somthing???

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Brake Question

thanks Rusty - I'm in!!!!
Well happy new year guys and girls.
Now, Have nearly finished overhauling a WB rear disc brake setup for my HZ Kinswood but would like to know if there was ever a big front brake caliper fitted to any of the holdens that would bolt onto the standard caliper mount?
I know there are BIG brake conversions out there but I'd have to go to 15s or 16 inch wheels, which i dont want to do.
I've been told I should get hold of a set of Girlock calipers fitted to HQ, up to HJ as these have a larger pad area and dont flex like the alloy PBRs I have on mine now.
Have also been told that one tonners and 350 Statemans had a big caliper option but not sure if that is true.

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haven't posted for awhile...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
looks like i'm the only one awake by 9am...

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