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April 30th

Rattle developed today in the Grey under load

After a nice day out for a short cruise, and plodding around 50mph in the EK, a slight incline in the road and then a rattle, raised its head under load, not sounding like a normal bearing knock. Under any acceleration whatsoever, the rattle appears, at idle you can barely notice it. I certainly noticed that it was also a bit fluttery under any load, doesn't sound good. I'll get it checked out tomorrow, just a little disappointing as I've only had the ute for a week, and it was getting along pretty well, I had it booked to get it in this week for a solid service and tune and check over.

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HT Panno

Came across a nice HT panno this morning but the paint /trim code has me stumped.
A little help would be much appreciated.
I know its a Belmont, 161, glide.
Photo of the tag should be attached - unless I screw it up.

Phil
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Pollution control

My HQ is a 1974 model just wondering if anyone knows where QLD stands on the regulations on pollution for them do l just run a canister as they came out with cheers

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Flat spots and stalling around corners. New weber 38 DGMS

Hi all

Have just installed a new weber 38 DGMS in the premmie. Goes a lot better than the tired old Rochester that was in there previously. Except around corners where it seems to be starved of fuel and occasionally cuts out. Problem partially relieved by closing the choke. Is it the idle mixture? Idle speed sounds about right. Thanks in advance!

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April 29th

Grumpy drivers

Type 1 hooning charges are considered more serious offences and include:dangerous driving or interference with a motor vehicle; reckless or careless driving; drag racing; wilfully driving in a way that creates unnecessary noise or smoke; and failing to stop after being instructed to do so by police (also known as “ ...
Well l had the siht,s after sitting at a third red light in a row for eons as l took off my car did at best a chirpy copper pulled me over an gave me a $390 fine for it 😬 ( excessive noise)

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308 compression ratio

Hey guys chasing some info on compression ratios for a 308 it has standard bore and stroke flat top Pistons it doesn't have heads on it I have a mate selling vn heads wich are 62cc chambers I'm wanting to go a crane 286 cam wich is apparently what these heads are suited to according to the crane website I need 9.5-10:1 compression anyone know the best way to get this? Anyone got reccomendations on bore size too? Cheers guys

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no old holden here but amazing clip

if you've ever wondered what happens inside the drivers seat on a red bull aerobatic plane...now you know...

https://youtu.be/sR7...

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April 28th

fnp

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308 engine numbers

Hey guys hoping someone can work out these engine numbers on a 308 I got to build and throw in my hj tonner I can't really make them out but maybe some on here can work it out
Cheers

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FNP

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F.N.P...

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Fuel Octane Rating for Stock Blue 308?

I've got a stock blue 308 in a WB - 9.2:1 compression ratio iaw published literature - I've been using PULP 98 Octane in it - expensive...do I need to do this ? - I just put around - it's not a performance car...I've had difficulty finding a reliable source of info re what to use - will 91 or 95 Octane be ok for a 9.2 engine - what about E10? What are others using with acceptable results and can anyone point to a good reference source?

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April 27th

1973 HQ GTS

Good evening all,
I am the owner of an original HX LE and also a virtual one owner HZ Sandman. I am however inspecting a HQ GTS Monaro for a close friend and want to assert its's originality.
I have photos of 3 plates;

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2/73 HQ Sedan
DHQ 65353S

2./
8N69RGH759939

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Model 80469QR
Body No. 66031-S
Trim 1816-30X
Paint 568-12692
Trans M20

Also photos of what appear to be Chassis No. DHQ 65353S and Engine No. 65539 S

can anyone assist in verifying these numbers?
Regards Glenn

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New to old cars: should i go all gas

Hi All

I need to seek some advise.
I have just acquired a 1984 WB panelvan, mostly in original condition, 3.3L blue motor, 3 speed Auto on column.
Just picked van up after first road worthy attempt. Van is dual fuel, gas and petrol. Runs rough on petrol, good on gas.
Has almost all the emission fitting missing.
Speaking with mechanic, I asked is it better to go Gas only, no need for emission fittings. Would need to remove all petrol tank, pump, hoses etc.

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Seems everyone is getting on the band wagon

Royal Australian mint $15 each they have others as well.
Some might call em pensioner trinkets but seriously thinking off getting a few off em.

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Australian Army Staff Cars

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I stumbled across these two HD's on active service in Vietnam in 1966.

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Demolition Man on Foxtel...

Anyone watching this show...it's made in Australia.

He has a collection of cars...I've seen an FE sedan.

He has a big collection of steam traction engines.

He has a collection of old diesel tractors.

You can watch some of the episodes here...

http://www.aetv.com....

Lawrie

Meet the Demolition Man! Lawrie’s type is a dying breed in Australia. Big, bad and tough, Lawrie doesn’t mince words or hold back the language. He’s a wheeler, dealer, junk man who does things his way.

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Nice factory V8 HG Wagon

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Nice V8 HG wagon, wasn't for sale, but I bet the owner wouldn't be asking $62,000. Bought from Riverstone Wreckers in the '90's

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