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Restoring my WB - require advice please.

I was hoping to get some advice please - I am currently in the process of restoring a 1984 Holden WB Kingswood Utility and upon inspection my steering and suspension components are up the creek basically. I realise I can and most likely will have to replace the bushes and ball joints etc, however what about suspect items like the Sway Bar and the Upper Control arms for instance - they appear structually sound, however cosmetically they are not appealing at all due to the dirt, grime and rust that has made home on them.

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windscreen fitting

Hi all
Looking to get windscreen put in(new) the HX anyone had dealings with a company in Adelaide that can do this without screwing it up?
Thanks for any input

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WTB Dynamat Extreme 800 X 800 Brisbane area

Guys I've come up one door short! Anyone have any left over????

Cheers
Doug

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Hg v8 brake booster

Hi guys is it necessary, possible to rebuild a hg v8 brake booster. It has been sitting for a long time can you get a kit to put through them and is it a home job or should it go to someone in the know.

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adapting a 1" bore brake master cylinder to FX/FJ Holden using original brake pedal

I have a FX Holden ute which has a HR front end with Torana disc brakes. It was running the original master cylinder and brake pedal with a remote reservoir mounted to the fire wall. It also is running a remote booster. This setup didn't stop that well at all.

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186 to 350 in WA

I sent off a request to our Licensing Dept asking what I will need to do to register my HG ute when I put a 350 into it. currently has 186. I pointed out that this model could come with a 350.
I got a reply back saying I will need engineer certification and refered me to the Vehicle Standards Bulleton 14, National Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Construction and Modification (NCOP).
In the engine section it starts off as per the pic I posted. It appears to say I can put a manufactures optional engine in it without certification.
Has anyone done this in WA in the last few years?
Was the reply simply a standard response from someone who didnt look into my request properly?

Thank you for your enquiry.

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HQ-HZ Washer pipes

Gday guys
Im chasing a good pair of windscreen washer tubes to suit HQ-HZ's, as mine are crap where someone has tried to cut them down and put a new tip on them. Postage isnt a problem as they are small.
Thanks

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308 black motor sump plug size

can any one tell me what size sump plug and tread type the 308 black motor has. thanks

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Question About Locking Nuts

In this link there is a steering wheel nut and a locking nut.

My question is where can I get locking nuts with 5mm- 3/16" and 6mm- 1/4" centre hole.

Must be the same as the one in the ebay link not a general nylock locking nut.

http://www.ebay.com....

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red six to blue six

Trying to get everything sorted to swap the 'new' blue six for the red six in the HZ ute. So far the list I've come up with is
Swap the sump and pickup (VC-HZ)
Lower thermostat housing (for heater hoses)
Spigot bush out, auto guide in
12 port extractors
Wiring for the elec dizzy
Change the oil pressure sender for the oil pressure switch
Flex plate on

Does the red 202 flexplate bolt up to the blue 202- assuming it does

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HQ - WB Windscreen Removal

G'day all. I've got to tackle the oh so exciting job of my scuttle panel AND the inner cowl. What is the smart way to remove the windscreen on a HX. Some sort of wire, guitar string to cut the sikaflex? When replacing it I assume sikaflex glues it in? Any advice appreciated.
Cheers
LMH

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All synchro 3 speed transplant?

Hi All.

I have got my 186 (bored out of a 179 HP Block) ready put into my HK Kingswood sedan,
I am mating it up with an all synchro 3 speed 3 on the tree to replace the non synchro 3 on the tree that was in it.

Can anyone tell me if it should be a straight swap. My father in law is doing most of the work for me. I believe we need a rear cross member out of a HT as the bolt holes for the all synchro box are slightly different.
Also, should the gear linkages from the HK steering column fit onto the slightly more modern box.

Any tips on getting this gear box in without having to change too much.

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Sandman ute shell for sale

Hi all,

I have an original sandman ute body for sale. In pretty good condition. Be perfect project ute. I have a spare 202 motor, 4 speed gear box, and diff for it. If anyone is interested please let me know and i can send pictures etc.

Thanks

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Wanted 3.36 diff one tonner

Looking for a 3.36 diff for my tonner will buy or swap for my 3.08 must be a Salisbury can be from a ute as well must be in good nick in Victoria

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My Shed Link

G'day All,

I'm following the instructions on Holdenpaedia to create a link to MY SHED in my signature when i post something, however it doesn't seem to be working. I cannot find the SUBMIT button as described in Pic12 on the Holdenpaedia instructions, what am I doing wrong? I know I've got the flu but even blind freddie could follow those instructions. Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

Al

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Wanted, 6cyl Aussie 4 Speed

Looking for a useable 6cyl Aussie 4 speed box for my HG. Don't need to have a shifter or bell housing, just after a box the changes well and has no crazy noises.

Preferabley in Brisbane somewhere but happy to arrange some transport from down south.

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Alternator

Were the Lucas alternators fitted to Holden 173 motors (not sure what model car it's from) 50 Amp or 35 Amp?
Also when did Holden start fitting Bosch Alternators that had a higher amperage than 35 Amp.
I want to pick up something with more than 35 amps...say 50-55 amp, so what model car would i expect to find it in?

Cheers, Mick.

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odd master cylinder question

G'day,

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WK Statesman radio

Hi to all,

I have a WK stereo problem. I had a a clarion stero installed about two years ago and have now pulled that one out to put the original one back in. There were no wires cut and adapters were used for whatever they needed them for. Now I have the original one in and it won't power up at all. Just wondering if I missed something or did I just put in back in wrong?

Cheers

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diff shortening

anyone know of someone in sydney who can shorten vn commodore diff to suit EH holden for reasonable price

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