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free play adjusment?myth?

hi guys.is it possible or a myth to tightening or adjusting the steering box remove excess play on WB Statesman?what is the hex headed grub screw with no lock nut on the box?is that for adjusment?I thought it might be a good idea to get some advice before I started fiddling.freeplay remains same at both drive/stop.

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Which to go for...

Gday folks,

I will be in the process of rebuilding my bog stock 179 engine very shortly. I have been told some very different stories regarding which head to use. So i come to you, the wise folks of oldholden.

What is the best head to use for a resonably strong street six? A yella terra or one of the original holden heads?

If your answer is the holden, which one and what work is needed to be done to these.

However, i do not wish to go for the efi option.

Thanks very much for your assistance in advance.

EH Premier

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What are these mirrors off?

A friends asked me to list these mirrors for me on Ebay:

[http://cgi.ebay.com....|knil]

He told me they were LE Monaro, but someone has since told me they are not. Could anyone here take a look for me and tell me what they are off so I can edit the listing appropriatley? Cheers.

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Gauges Dead

Question 1:
I currrently have no Fuel and Temp. Gauge on my HZ, the shop said they are stuffed (well, they didn't say about the fuel one), and replaced some stuff to do with the cooling system (thermostat, pump, unblocking radiator, other little stuff that needed doing). But, because the gauge wasn't working, they said just go buy one from super cheap or someplace for $20-ish. I've looking on Holdenpedia and I've looked in the Ellery's Manual and can't find anything to do with this. In the photo, does the green circle look like the right thing to remove and replace? Also, could I connect it, or another one (giving me 2) to the radiator (purple circle). Is there a better book that you can suggest I buy? I have the original EH book workshop book (thick Green lots and lots of pages, 40somthing years old) which is much more in depth, but the HZ one is very light on reading.

Question 2:
The Auto Trans (original 3spd) has 2 pipes going to the base of the radiator. Is this to Cool oil and if so, would there be benifit of removing these from the stock radiator, and buying a transmition cooler (supercheap have em) to stick infront of the stock one, cooling the trans seperate.

thankyou very much,
-Bryan.

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WB tonner for sale

Mate of mine is selling his WB 1 tonner, 253, auto, air conditioning, bench seat, column shift, towbar, mags, near new tyres, wooden deck steel sides, brand new starter motor--fitted today.

$1500.

His contact is:

Peter, 0449 051 218

North Brisbane area.

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OHG X-450 Stockist

I have been doing a lot of searching around for a gas carby. So far everything is pointing towards a OHG X-450. Now the problem is, I can't find one. I have rung GAMECO who were the only people I could find who might have an idea, and they don't deal with them anymore. He explained to me that there is someone in Queensland that stocks them but at an alarming price (1400 for mixer and convertor) This is way too much to pay, but I can't even find that mob in order to find out anymore about it.

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Tonner Grille

Howdy all, Growing up in the seventies, I seem to recall that the HQ-Z 1 tonners all had either white or silver painted grille, bumpers, hubcaps. My HX however has chrome. Do you think it came from the factory like this or has somebody gone to the trouble of plating these? The ute appears original down to the faded paint and rubber floor mats. Thanks in advance!

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Helldesk call of the day

Thought you fellow geeks might find this amusing, i certainly did.

I work on a IT helpdesk, this is a call i just had.

Me: "ok, can you please click on START. then RUN, then type Double Back slash then the server name"
Him: "ummm, holdon, let me get the expert"
me: "oh-no! not the double back slash expert!!!" :o)

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Before Street neat was famous?

Bought a heap of old car magazines at the Sale swap meet last weekend and while i was flicking through them I discovered StreetNeats Old HG ute featured in 1991 copy of street heat. I wonder how many other people on Old Holden have cars in Old magazines?

Lyndon

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Elec Ignition...

G'day all,

I'm thinking of grabbing the Elec Ignition out of a WB for my HZ pano. Is this possible?
The wrecker I'm going to get it from is asking $100 for it all. He's got a WB coming in and he said I can just grab everything I need from it.

Excuse my ignorance, but this sound like 1) A decent deal? 2) A good idea?

Cheers,

Vanman...

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Hole in Thermo- Fact or Fiction

Hole in Thermo- Fact or Fiction

Depending on who one talks to, you receive a different response. If there is a need to have a hole in the thermo, then why is the manufacture not drilling one when it manufactures them.

There must be a reason to having a hole as my original GM brass thermo does have a 1.5mm hole drilled in the thermo value. I believe it is there to allow trapped air to escape the engine water chambers.

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CAUGHT HER !!!!

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LMAO, Ledfoot might have gotten a pic of the "Hit and Run" Mazda before it took off from the scene but I found the driver :-))

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Front Bumper

Hey everyone,
Just wondering if anyone has for sale a chrome front bumper to suit a 1978 HZ. the one im after has the rubber strip running down the middle of the bumper. I currently a front bumper but with no rubber strip but my rear bumper is the original with rubber strip. Its in pretty good nic (couple of scratches). Am willing to swap bumper and pay extra if in good condition. In Perth (for those that didnt know :)).

thanks everyone.

Matty

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What do ya Reakon?

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I put the bumper bar on, to see what it looks like.Im still undecided. What does anyone else think?

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Question about ebay (and shamless plug)

I have a HK GTS boot strip on Ebay and if i go into "My ebay", There's a bit called "# of watchers". Is this counting people who have clicked "watch this item" or just counting anyone who's browsed through and had a quick look?
"[http://cgi.ebay.com....|HKGTS Boot strip]"

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Timing Belt

I was driving home from work yesterday and suddenly out of no where my car stops. After a bit of investigating I've discovered the timing belt needs replacing. A few quotes and I'm looking at over $500. Is this an easy task to replace it. If so whats the best way of going about it?
Cheers
Robyn

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Need a pic

Hi guys,
Has anyone out there got a diagrame (xpolded) view of a VH40 and VH44 booster. I need this ASAP. Post in your shed or put up here will be good

Thanks for your help
Peter

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LHD HR

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These were taken at Brockys Memorial, Holdens Elizabeth.
HEMI

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LHD HR

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LHD HR

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