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December 31st

v8 conversion on wb ute

i have a few questions im running a 202 and trimatic on columm but want to do a v8 conversion with 308 and th400 gearbox what will i have to change for conversion on my wb ute

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Happy New Year

to all oldholdeners,hope 2018 is a great one for all!...

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Block Temp

Afternoon all, have been thinking about putting a block temp sensor on the 308 just to keep an eye on it during these warmer days. Anyone tried some the aftermarket ones that are available? Not sure I am trusting the faithful temp guage...

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Sheds?

Jut thought I'd drop in and see how the progress on restoring the sheds was coming along.
I notice that even the link to the sheds is now gone?
So does that finally mean that the sheds won't be back, and we have lost everything?

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December 30th

SNP

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Fuel Gauge

Why would my fuel gauge not work in my Holden wb with a white needle gts dash, it reads empty on the gauge but when there is a full tank it goes up to just under a quarter of a tank on the gauge, my float seems to be in good condition and the float arm moves freely there is power to the back of the gauge. There is also power at the fuel sender unit. Any help or info would be great! Cheers

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X2 inlet manifold with some niceeeeeeeee block off's

A big thanks to David aka hq308 for helping this Nuff Nuff with the Big Block 202 build for the Dirty D,
David knocked up these block off plates for the water ports on the inlet.

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December 29th

F.N.P.

Sorry in advance if any body is offended.
Cheers,
Dave

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I have two FJ Holden vans 1959

1959 FJ Holden vans get 2 cars for the price of one.
Perfect restoration project on a rare car, complete van body, all totally original including engine,VIN vin-FJ-2104-5833, make one out of 2 because I also have a 1959 FJ Holden primed body and doors, for pickup only.see Gumtree Australia for more information

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engine number decipher

I have been casting about trying to interpret my 253 engine number - OR820366

I have found QR prefix engine explanations - not very specific, but I think mine is definately OR

Any ideas from you well-informed folks?

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HZ onetonner brake load proportioning valve

Hello.
Does anyone know where to get a rebuild kit for a pbr brake proportioning valve. I know the run the same valve from the HZ to the VZ.
Regards
onetonman

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FNP

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Cool old ad.

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December 28th

Glue on hinges

Merry Xmas to everyone

Finally on to my last door , front passenger

Usual rust on corners ,chop chop , there were three washers packing out bottom hinge ,haha reminds me of my door hanging days as , little pack here , spring here .

Can anyone tell me what the glue is on the hinges an body , reminds me of maxi bong

Cheers Tom

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HR 50th rebuild

My Xmas presents finally arrived. New V6 conversions IFS for my HR & a Supra 5 Speed. Got the brake booster & Rack end kit. Got a rebuilt VS power steering rack. VS stub axles etc. Been a good few months but finally all here. My engine is still being built so got to be patient. At least I can start taking the old girl apart. Lots of fun ahead!

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December 27th

holden 253 water pump bolts size

can someone with a parts book tell me what are the bolt sizes for the water pump on the 253
there are l think three different length size bolts ,
a one off being the longest

thanks greg

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HQ statesman steering/suspension issue

Seasons greetings Old Holdeners.

Hopefully someone here can provide some ideas/solutions/insight to steering issues.
1973 DeVille 308 auto, done 67,500km (whether that makes any difference or not. 15,000km in last 2.5 years in which ive owned it)

I took a hold of my vehicle last week, after it had front upper/lower arm bushes and sway bar bushes replaced (im told the engineering outfit that replaced the arm bushes had a nightmare of a job removing the old bushes. 1/2 day or more and nearly gave up).

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December 26th

Build numbers for the Brougham - Anyone?

I have a HG 308 Brougham and cant find build numbers (quantities) for individual models anywhere. Very curious to find out, as I know they are rare but not sure if there were more of these made than Monaro’s or less.

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Magnum Ute

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I didn't know Holden did these until now.Only 240 made for Australia and 2 sedans ...https://www.wheelsma...

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car seats in the 60s

And in the front seat lol

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