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173, 3 speed manual to 253, 3 speed. What needs to change ???

Hi Guys,

I want to swap the engine in my HJ ute from a 173 to a 253, but keep the 3 speed coloumn shift manual.
I want to keep it all as original as possible so don't want to move crossmembers etc.
What needs to change (driveline wise) ?
I was told that there is a V8 "version" of the gearbox and then everything else will marry up.

Does that sound right ?

Thanks,
Pete

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custom sway bars

Has anyone any knowledge or experience on getting a sway bar made for custom application ?
Thinking like the v8 HT-HG sway bar . it has a woop in the bar to clear the oil filter ........but instead of the woop around the oil filter, i need a woop to go around the harmonic balancer .
Thinking i can cut'n shut a standard bar to suit it then the maker can use the design as a rough pattern

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Hz Panelvan tags

Hi all i am looking at a hz panelvan it has its 2 larger tags but is missing its longer one will it be ok for registering without it or it will need this tag?
Cheers

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Electric VN Commodores in China

It's an interesting read: http://chinacarhisto...
Something different, and years ahead of it's time.
David

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Just fitted the twins on the Dirty D

On the first start up the single carb was way too small for the new engine combo, my intention was to run in on the single Stromberg but it's way too small for the task.
So the on goes the X2 inlet & twin
Strombergs & all of a sudden it's idling much smoother & just needs some fine tuning now.
https://youtu.be/J0E...

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Retro Autos Magazine

here is a link to the latest edition for those that like to have a look: some nice Lincolns if you like that kind of car..

https://www.shannons...

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