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LPG/economy?

just took the van for its 1st big run ,unfortunatly it only got 408 ks to a tank load ,60L is this ok ,stock 202, 3speed column ,extractors ,2inch system and standard carby

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dirty rats

woke up this morning to find my car gone. as im only a young fella and this was the first car that i've restored (2 year rebuild) im sure some of you guys would understand, it was heartbreaking.
it was found thrashed and trashed a couple of hours after reporting it. at least it wasn't burnt out. just cant understand how people could do this kind of thing to anyone.
if i ever find them or anyone else breaking into cars ill pick their spines out and turn them into jelly sandwiches.

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Put on some Rice Cans.

Does this look OK or is it too Ricey?

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The Mighty Camira is on the way out...

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1.8L OHC head. Notice the colour of the inside of Cylinder chamber #1.
And the top corner of the head itself.
Also notice the same thing is happening to the bottom corner of Chamber #4.
No wonder the whee beast was drinking the water and running mighty rough in the cold.

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Cheviot Performance Hotwires 14" For Sale

Gday Holden Fans
Im selling 4 14" cheviot performance hotwires that came off a Holden Kingswood, 2 of them have bald tires and the other to have full tread on the tires. My asking price is $300 but i will settle for $250.
If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me
nofx_rox_4_life@hotm...
cheers
Clinton

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308, 307, 350 for my HR?

Gday fella's

ive thought and thought about it, and ive decided to go about getting a V8 for my old girl :). Dont get my wrong i love my hot six, but ive only ever owned 6's and id love to drive my HR with a beasty V8 in her...so.....

what would the best option be? i mean i know it comes down to preference, but, what would be the easiest to fit in? Ive heard the chev small blocks are smaller that the 308's (im not wanting to cut through my inner guards, so ive seen). would the 308 be easier to get parts for? what motor will give me the best performance without breaking my wallet from petrol?

im really not sure which way to go here, so id love some advise from you guys. what V8's have you put in your HR or any other old holden?

what manual gearbox could be used with a V8, a supra maybe?

All advise would be bloody great guys, id love a V8 :)

Cheers old holdeners, Matty

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RATS

I'm looking for a rat about 10cm long and 5cm tall.it's for a hood oranment.please send any info,pics to gavnite@hotmail.com. GO QUEENSLAND!!!!

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ute still available in perth...

ute is still available

daindobro@yahoo.com.au for more information

[http://oldholden.com...|Link Thingy]

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camshafts

just a quick question for some of the cam gurus out there would a hydraulic roller cam be more powerful than a flat tappet solid cam of the same specs?

thanks
Adam

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'78 Sunbird Wiring Diagram

Hey, just a new member. Not sure if this is the place to put a question but here goes. I'm looking for a vehicle wiring diagram for my UC Sunbird sedan '78. I will probably totally rewire the car and it's currently holding up my build. Would be super grateful if someone out there has the diagram they could fax or email me, or even if they could point me to where I could find this info. My email is jpbouchet@hotmail.com if there is anyone who can help. Thanks.

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UC Torana Doors

Have just purchased a UC Torana with a fair bit of rust in it.
It is unlicensed at the moment so i need to fix it up
Three of the doors are quite rusted.
Should i fix these up or source new doors.
Are the doors specific to the UC Torana or are they general to the model?
Any help would be appreciated

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Still looking

Hi all I'm still looking for a good HK to WB van.I saw the HG posted on here how much do you want ? Would prefer one a bit closer to home south east QLD.But I think I might have to travel to find a good one.Call me at mankyskunk at yahoo dot com dot au

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Heating manifold on LPG.

Fellas....

I gather LPG is cooler than petrol.
Do you recommend that I should get some heat exchange happening here to increase the inlet charge temp?
Whats the easiest way?

ta,

HKing of Gas-bane.

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Big Thanks for advice

Big thanks to HG, Stepto, merc9112006 and WBJailwagon, Re [http://oldholden.com...|this post] about, What turned out to be uni joints,
Quick visual from the other side turned out to be a busted uni joint, two U bolts and the whole shaft slid out, Hammer, Vice, and two sockets the broken one was removed,
two new ones at $21 each from auto pro, and I was about to re-install, when I thought a controlled application of force would be better that using my four pound American screwdriver. ACT Diff doctor pressed them in for me for forty bucks and four nuts later the shaft was back in, a quick drive and a re-torque and the job was done, The interesting part was the whole car is now a lot smoother with much less vibration on the road, so the worn uni joint problem had been there and evident for years, it was only when they broke that the problem came really apparent.

Any way thanks again Fellahs

MattsEH

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HQ 1 Tonner Power steering

Hi ,

I was just looking a ebay and found a pair of power steering short arms. I have change my ute to have power steering put did not change the steering arms . My turning circle is not very good.

Will this help?

HOLDEN HQ HJ HX HZ POWER STEERING SHORT ARMS TO STUB.

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

Thanks

Jason

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HZ Brake System/Booster

Hi
Need some help please.

I recently had a hissing noise from under the dash and realised it was probably the brake booster. Brakes were very spongy and almost not working. Replaced the brake booster and no more hissing sounds and the brakes are definitely heaps better now and more responsive.

One thing I noticed is that while bleeding the brake system everytime I would press the brake down a bubble of air would shoot out from the master cylinder front section (fluid reservoir for the rear brakes?) spurting brake fluid out. This was happening before and now after I have changed the booster.

I assume this is not normal and everytime you push the brake pedal it should only be sucking brake fluid through. Does this mean I still have a slight leak somewhere possibly the pressure limiting valve.

Cheers

PS- Also noticed that the existing brake pedal return spring seems to be missing. Can this be sourced somewhere.

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HK

Hello Progressed a little bit more from last post,centrelines are 15x7 on rear & 15x5.5 on front, tyres are 265-50-15 rear & 205-60-15 front.Car went over the pits for rego with flying colours,just the pipes/minor body work to go any input on the pipes would be great as i will be running stock 2 barrel & rams horn manifolds
Cheers Mark

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The things you find...

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Whilst organising some stuf yesterday I spotted this in a guys backyard...

Seems it is a '51 Chev Ute... no motor or gearbox, but seems to be fairly rust free. Only rust I spotted was in the rear of the cab floor. (Disclaimer - I only had a quick walkaround with the phone-cam, so there may be some I did not spot)

Looks to have both doors, and I am told that the bench seat in it is the original, though stuffed...

Asking price is $1000

I do not know if the guy is negotiable, but I do know that he wants it gone ASAP so he can renovate.

A couple more pics in my shed: http://gallery.oldho...

If anyone is interested I can pass along the contact details...

Victa

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".

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FJ Holden captures US hearts

Found on:
[http://carsguide.new...|here]

FJ Holden captures US hearts

Holden Efijy
The Holden Efijy has taken the US by storm, being voted US Concept Car of the Year.

Check out more great photos of the car
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26 June 2007

Ashlee Pleffer

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Chrome Rocker Covers for a 253

Does anyone know how much it costs to chrome the original 253 rocker covers and where it can be done? I don't want aftermarkets and would rather have the originals. Any help would be appreciated thanks

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