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October 31st

HQ Brake Light Switch Replacement

Hey all, anybody got a step by step on how to go about replacing a brake light switch in a HQ, firstly need to know how to test it to make certain that is the problem, i still have tail lights so the fuse and globes are okay, they have been working for years and now on Sunday they have decided to stop working, any help would be great as i almost got rear ended on the highway on the weekend, hence the reason i now know they aren't working, the guy behind me was none to pleased when he pulled me over to tell me, fair enough response from him as it was pretty close, i assumed he just wasn't pa

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Swap Meet Tuesday November 1st at Croydon Victoria.

Swap meet on this Tuesday Melbourne cup day 1/11/2011
at eastfeild park croydon Victoria..

This is great swap meet held on the trotting track at eastfeild park at croydon, the also have a good car and hot rod display..

wombat.

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Hq heads?

Hey, i got given a 253 from a mate as i needed the sump and pickup. Turns out it has HQ heads on it. It's been sitting for about a decade (they were spiderwebs inside the sump haha) so they're rusty and need a rebuild but are they worth anythingto people these days?? or should i stick with Plan-A and just scrap metal the whole engine tomorrow??

Cheers :)

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torana

id tags on a old torana cant find out what they are lx8vb69 the engine is a ld1 trans m15 and axle is gv4

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Wanted to buy- 186 red motor

Im after a stock 186 red motor in reasonable condition to put in my Hk in place of the 202, Im in geelong so something close would be handy, Cheers Dan

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HK Kingswood Seat Re-Trim

Am looking at getting the front and back bench of my HK Kingswood retrimmed. There will probably be a few springs that need to be repaired and the mounts could do with a bit of a clean. Wanting them redone in the original black and matching the original Kingswood pattern.

Recently spoke to Eastern Auto Upholstery in Melbourne who own a lot of ex-holden gear but only really work with Monaro interiors and supply the vinyl kits that then need to be fitted by someone else.

Has anyone in Melbourne had any experience with a re-trimmer that they could recommend?

Thanks

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Cup day Show and swap meet

Just thought I would let everyone know that the usual show and swap meet is on this Tuesday - being Cup Day - at Eastfield Park Bayswater/Croydon.
Usually a big turn out of all sorts of cars.
I will be trying to sell lots of bits and pieces so if you go look for the white HG ute in the sellers area.

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broken celica 5 speed

Hi!

I'm after a w50 celica box if anyone has one for parts?
The end of the main selector shaft in the extension housing has snapped off mine..
I missed out on a few on ebay that went for 20 and 50 bucks.. i didnt bother putting a bid on them as i thought it would be the pin on the other end that had broken and it would just be an easy fix!

cheers
cam

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Bright Hot Rod Run

Hey All

How are you all!

just wanted to see if anyone is going up to the bright hotrod run? I will be going up on the saturday for a look if anyone wanted to drive up from wodonga with me!

probably going in a small fleet of OH's (HG ute, HT wagon, HK prem and my HR premx2)

hope I see some OH's on the day not just american rods!

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1966 HR Special front seat woes

Hi all, looking for ideas for what to do with the front bench seat in need of re-upholstering at least. I don't find the driving position too good (too high and too close)and I'm not overly tall etc., so was wondering what others have done to lower seats and enable them to push further back?

Any suggestions welcome.

Regards

Dave

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Hk Kingswood finally finished

Heres a few Pictures of My Hk, Ive had in on the road for a week today!

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Steering box

Hi everyone, after an oponion on steering boxes. The one in our HQ ute is worn.
Should I have it repaired/reconditioned or replace it with an after market unit?
If repair is better, can anyone recomend a repairer in Central Queensland or Brisbane?
Thanks Bruce65

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October 30th

LOOKING FOR HR WAGON PARTS/PANELS

HI,WE R LOOKING FOR HR WAGON PARTS,DOORS,BONNET,GUARDS,REAL TAILGATE
please contact me via email
qtrmle.racing@yahoo....
Cheers
Natasha

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HQ-Z Sedan doors for sale

If anybody's interested in buying some "decent alright" doors for HQ-Z sedan or WB, i have a few spares plus other bits n pieces...

1 x rear ***Edit***** passenger side sedan (bit of rust at bottom but otherwise straight) $20

1 x front passenger side with intrusion bar to suit HQ-Z WB $50 (undercoated and very straight, minor rust at bottom and a couple of minor dents to be tapped out). Was going to use on project car but now have two original straight HQ doors without the intrusion bar.

Also have some stainless steel door window sill strips 2 x front doors and 1 x rear sedan. $20 for the set of 3.

I also have a cracked passenger guard with rusty inner guard- might be good for donor part? $5. Make good panel for speedway car haha!

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Help with Red motor fan issues

Ok, the story goes like this.

I put a new aftermarket alloy rocker cover on the 186 red motor.

due to the size it came with a thermostat housing spacer from theromstat housing to head.

I installed and lookes great.

BUT here it comes.

The fan is now hitting the thermo housing due to the spacer pushing the house out to close to spinning fan.

whats the solution.

Can I get a longer water pump or pullie

or

can I get a later model fan????

Any one else experienced this issue and found a solution?

thanks

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th350 milky transmission fluid.

can some1 pls tell me why my transmission fluid would be milky. I removed the old fluid and replaced the filter and fluid, took it for a 15 minute drive and the new fluid is now milky too. i put about 6 ltrs of new fluid in.

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speedo cable removal

How do you remove the speedo cable from th 3 speed box?
I can't see any circlips or bolts, what's the secret?

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Baja

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Not Holden related but it was a shyte load of fun till the throttle servo seized on full throttle and took off out of control into a big bolder LOL

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While im posting

Would anyone have a idea on what brand this cowl is? the firewall badge is unreadable. I Know its not dodge, don't think its Chev or Oldsmobile, etc. I was thinking Buick but the firewall patterns are wrong

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daveprem (again)

I brought this remains today, its Gemini supposedly mid 1970s. are you familer with them?

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