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August 31st

HR retro-tech!

Hey guys,

Just a quick question. I'm about to embark on a retro-teching of my HR ute and was just wondering if anyone has dealt with or recommends any engineers up here in Brisbane, QLD to talk to before starting the build? Any response would be awesome!

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Orchid Metallic Paint

hi all just wondering where i can get some Orchid Metallic Paint ?? it was used on the ljs and erly lh thanks

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Whats the paint?

Hi all does anyone know what type of silver paint gos around the inside of the LJ Torana
Grill? trying to get the original look for it so it looks good again!
And also did the GTR/GTS/SS steering wheels have gloss black or satin black paint
On the metal part of them, as I'm about to redo one and can't tell.
Any info would be helpful thanks

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fiting a hemi

hi what has to be changed if fiting a hemi 6 to a holden(torana)? would it fit a 5 speed celica box ?

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Greasy Dash

Just an off topic question. We bought a second car with plastic interior (the last car i owned with a plastic dash was a LH torana in '95) that has a sticky/greasy film all over the dash,door panels and every plastic part of the interior. I want to clean this muck off, but what do i use?

Cheers

HkDave

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Back in and ready to be fired up tomorrow

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As promised another pic of the 202 fully rebuilt

202 bored 40 thou , mild cam , gas pistons, gas valves, new chrome covers, runs up front of a 5 speed supra box , 10 bolt salisbury 3.55 lsd, dual fuel

its been a long 4 months but almost on the road.

I took a few pics on a digital SLR today, so hopefully they will look heaps better than all the phone pics ive posted so far..

As soon as i download them ill upload them if anyone is interested,

Feedback always welcome

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Two Questions

Hi Guys
two quick ones

There seems to be two(ribbed)rubber boots which fit over the brake booster to pedal rod. The one on the back of the booster itself is a bit bigger than the one that is mounted to the firewall/booster bracket. Is that correct and where can u buy this smaller boot from? I see the larger one is on rarespares, but not the smaller.

Also, can u buy 'new' neutral safety switches?

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sold

Hz sedan in very good condition. Was a granmpas car. The car is a 186 on gas and petrol. Has power steering tow bar high rise bootlid. Lowered 2 inches all round with new lowering kit. Car is very clean all over' Very minumal rust. Sills r 100%. Im asking $1500 as is. Anyone intersted and want to now more just call gleno cheers 0416113069. Im in easturn suburbs.

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HR ute

Hi guys,
Just bought a hr ute that needs the rear end/subframe? replaced. ie. rails are rusty, around tank etc. So far I understand I can use a wagon as a donor. Any other advice? Anybody wrecking out a wagon in western Sydney?
Thanks, Aaron.

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3 speed gearbox color ?

Can anyone tell me what the color is that the Aussie 3 speeds are painted in?. Its not rocket red. Rocket reds to bright. Cheers.

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sheds down

the sheds are down or are you doing maintanece?

watto

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trimatic

hi all,has anybody in melbourne got a 6 cylinder trimatic converter lying around,im after one for my EH,decided to put a 202 and trimatic i have in the shed and get it going and have a bit of fun now rather than wait another year to save up to build my chev

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VT V8 Sedan.

Front stabilizer bar bushes. For four years no problems. 160kms to 195kms. Then replaced. Lasted two months. Replaced by mechanic for free. (after a friends mechanic said the replacements were cheap imports). Same mechanic replaced by nouletahine ones…supposed to be stronger. Two months later same knocking noise has come back. What should I do?

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Idler arm/ pitman arm thingy

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Hey guys

After reading up on old holdens biting the dust because of there ball joints crapping out, I decided to go have a look at the ute.

Lucky for me, I found all the ball joints to be nice and tight with no movement.

Than I found freeplay in the passenger front wheel, It is able to turn side to side slightly. I narrowed it down to object A having movement where it connects to object B (Idler arm??)

To correct this do I need to replace Object A or B.
Is it difficult to crack them apart? I seem to recall seeing them done with a big fork sort of thing.

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V8 into HT where a 186 lays

Hi,
I have a HT Premier wagon 186, I want to put a V8 in it and have assumed I can put any V8 that could have been optioned and fitted in the factory such as 4.2, 308, 307, 327, 350, I'm in NSW.
Does anyone know of any impediment to this when it comes to getting it registered?
Thanks

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Ideas

Ok folks have a question for you. In my every day HG Ute there is what is best described as a cat flap in the rear wall at the base of the drivers seat. It seems to operate to release pressure build up in the cabin. I have never seen this before and its not on the other 2 utes I currently have either. Any ideas on whether this is just some ones good idea or was it an after market gadget?
I know you will be able to help, thanks.

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Painting HZ ute blue...cambridge? opaline? what do you think?

Hi guys
im bout to paint my hz ute. nearly got the prep done just a bit more sanding (does it ever stop?), anyway i want to paint it a light blue colour and am unsure which way to go as there are so many that are similar, but ive been tossing up between Opaline and Cambridge.
Anyone seen these on cars in the flesh? what are your opinions?
or does anyone have any other suggestions of a light blue to suit an HZ ute?
thanks guys

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Unknown item

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cleaning out the old mans garage the other week and found these, buggered if i know what they are off. any ideas would be great..

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Unkown item

Here is another pic.

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Calais V8, VQ V8 into 78 HZ

Hey again,

After a few months I'm getting close to ready to drop a 5.0 EFI into my HZ. I've got the key prices from some wreckers but a few questions cropped up I need answering.

I know the vast majority of 5.0 EFIs out of older Commodores will drop right in, so is it the same story for essentially the same thing in a Calais? The Calais is an SV91 has done 203000, whilst my other options are two VQs.

Also, when it comes to the headers / extractors, how much modification will be required / if at all if I scored them out of the vehicle as well. I had intended on just getting some of the ones made for the purpose of ebay, but if I can save money for the same result then I can afford more mods.

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