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Floors

All floors replaced with Rare Spares panels (not a bad fit!) then cover all mistakes with plumbers bitumen.

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Subframe

Major repairs to the subframe, then cover all mistakes with stone guard.

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Front bit

Full rebuild on the front end, including welding replacement saddle mounts on the crossmember.

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...and again

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The brother's HT ute: a pic or two.

The mighty 161 Low Compression red, looking a bit spiff.

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Hq Kingswood front bench

I have recently purchased a hq Kingswood with front bench. Only the drivers side of the seat goes backwards and forwards and pivots on the passenger side is that the way it should be?

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Conversion info sought pls

Hi team. Time for me to pick some brains, while looking for intel.

Im working on a project and up until recently been going to do a V6 Conversion. Purchased a VS Sedan as a donor car and the plan was to utilise the Engine, Transmission, Diff, Brakes including Booster, Steering Coloum and even the Floor from the donor car. That way the Handbrake mount, seat locations, Seat belt mounts, and Tranmission mounts were already there.

I've been stewing with the idea of upgrading the conversion to a V8 5.0lt from a VS, VT. Same amount of engineering required either way, and at least with the V8 it will go, sound and look better (IMO).

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Dimboola Swap Meet

Hey folks, the Dimboola Swap Meet is on again, 6th of October. This year will be for the saturday only. Car show on the oval as well. Held under the shade of trees beside the beautiful Wimmera river. Cheers, Bryan

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for sale vz calais

Selling the daily driver if anyones interested email hgking@live.com.au. open to offers http://www.ebay.com....

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Ht Monaro History

Gday Everyone . Im trying to find out the previous owner of my monaro. Does anyone know how to get this information. SA RTA says due to privacy acts they cant release the information.Has anyone done it before and can give me some advice . Maybe the police may have the info? And for those of you in Adelaide , maybe someone on this site may remember the car. I bought it in 2005 From Joes Golden Gasolines.

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New motor that's hard to start - dying starter?

Hi all. I have a brand spanking new 308 in my HG, and the starter motor struggles to turn it over. Like it gets maybe 1/3 of a crank, and then locks up. Dying starter solenoid?

Battery is new. Motor turns over by hand ok. Starter runs via relay set-up to get 12V to solenoid.

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Ls1 in WB issue

Hi there I own a WB ute which has an ls1 auto in it!

Recently I did a head cam swap which I did myself

My question is

After I finished I started it up ran fine rough but good for an untuned
Ecu problem is once it got up to normal temp the idle
Changed from a messy top fueler kind of sound
To an extreme rotary kind of sound

Now my first thought was the ecu is trying to
correct the tune and failing at doing so because I have been told
That the ls1 will start reading sensors like the 02 once
Up to temp

Now I know running open headers can trick the 02 into thinking the
Engine is running lean and therefore dump more fuel into the intake

But I just wanted to get an opinion or 2 before I make the 1200km trek

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Gawler Swapmeet

It's that time of year again, gawler swapmeet is on tomorrow, supposed to be the biggest in SA, buy I haven't been to too many others to judge. I'll be there early looking for bargains.
Anyone else from here going?

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Old grey engine removal

G'day, I've finally started the task of pulling the 138 engine out of my EJ sedan to put it in my wagon, but I'm after a bit of advice.

Is it easier to pull the whole engine and box out as one, or separate and remove the engine on it's own? If it makes a difference, the sedan is an auto and wagon is manual.

Also, would it be difficult to convert the wagon from manual to auto?

Cheers

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Help

Hey guys, yep I'm still here.
Question, Brothers HR, finally going, has 1.6 ratio roller rockers, solid cam, 550 thou lift, can we use a blue motor tappet cover as the crap chinese chrome one spews out oil....
Failing that, is there a way of reducing the amount of oil from the solids going to the top of the engine, as it is just rediculous the amount of oil coming out...
and before you ask, new motor, tripple SU's
:o)

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HK rear axle housing to spring mount bolts.

My HK has factory fitted bolts holding the rear axle housing to the springs. I was told that back in the day GMH did a recall and fitted U bolts in lieu of the original bolts, dunno how though unless they changed the mounting plates as well, if so my car missed the recall and my GMH workshop manual and parts book both show bolts only, but they are early editions.

My question's are...

Can I use bolts with lowering blocks?

Are bolts safe?

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Price Check Isle no more wonky wheels

After an opinion on somethings worth,
I purchased today, from an old holden dealers that closed years ago.
a "Hunter Lite a line" wheel alignment machine.
Brand new never opened or used. partly assembled only, the light projectors for the wheels are still in the packaging.
I googled these and these were made in the late 50's.
would think it has to be worth a few bob, anyone have any idea s to its value?

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Any one here read Robert g Barrett books?

He passed away on the 20Th, I've read all his books, met him in Alice once, top bloke too.
R.I.P

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tail lights and reverse lights not working

Hi,
I know this might be a bit of a rookie question but my reverse lights and tail lights
aren't working on my hq and all the fuses and relays have been changed and still nothing
is starting to frustrate me a little as the car has got to be roadworthied next week would
appreciate some help.
cheers

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vacuum hose transmission

Hi Lads and Ladies
I think ive lost the vacuum seal my gears wont change, Question what saught of connection is it there the vacline tee's into the brass adapt
It looks fragile any idea's. I have put in a fat headed Bosch Distributor and disturbed something. Cheers Jeff

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