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December 8th

HG VAN FRONT SUSPENSION

My Van is a 5/70 HG, Body number 1A Chassis HG00013A and when cleaning the front suspension while dismantled for a rebuild I found an 'X' stenciled on the top surface a little to the Drivers Side of centre as well as 'AM' stenciled on the PS in front of the engine mount. My HG Ute also has 'AM' stenciled on it. Can anyone shed any light on why these stencils are there? Particularly the 'X'? I have only ever seen part numbers on them.

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December 6th

Paint Colour

Hi guys.
Been a long time since I’ve been on here...

I’m after some paint info for an FJ.
My paint code is 253-16321.
When doing a google search on the dulux colour 6321 it comes back as a brown colour. I rang dulux and on their record sl it have 3 options. One is a baby blue colour, and then two brown colours.
Can anyone give me a colour for this.

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Cam change with engine still in car?

Hey guys, Just wondering if it's possible to do a cam, lifters and timing chain swap on a HJ Statesman without pulling the engine?
Thanks for any advice.

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Front Brakes(LHS and RHS) of HZ '78 Sedan Locked On

Hi Everyone, I've got a '78 HZ sedan with a 202 trimatic. When I pressed the brake I found that both the LHS and RHS brakes locked on. The only way they would release was when I released the pressure via the bleed screw. Thought it was the clearance between the booster and the master cylinder. No. Then I thought it was a blockage in the brake master cylinder. No. Then I thought it was the pistons stuck in the front brake calipers. No. I then pulled apart the proportioning value and found it was completed blocked up with gunk, had a torn o-ring and seized up.

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202 Auto stammering in gear and running rough.

So I've got a 202 blue with a trimatic behind it. Running a varajet manifold and using an adaptor plate for the carbie. I'd had this issue where the motor was stammering, like there was some kinda major miss going on there, but in park or neutral it didn't seem as bad "although I'm sure it was still happening". It was running bloody rough as guts! Today I thought I'd really investigate it. Thought of what possible probs could be going on so I:

Installed brand new manifold gasket and tightened the guts out of it! - No difference!

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December 5th

For the Chevy Lovers

some info here in latest retro auto mag
a bit on Cortinas as well

https://www.shannons...

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The Witcher

There's a new Netflix miniseries about a guy who steals holden badges - The car owners try to capture him to get their bling back from around his neck!!

https://geekoutpost....

Donno

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December 3rd

Commodore

My Deputy Tim Ambo and I will judge accordingly😄😄😄

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HJ front end alignment issue

Hello, I have just replaced all front end steering and braking components and the drivers side wheel now sits on an angle when the steering wheel us straight.... at first I thought this was just a simple wheel alignment fix, but the more I look at it, it could be a wrongly adjusted tie rod on the drivers side?

Do you guys think I should remove the tie rod and shorten the length to pull the wheel straight?
Thanks

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December 2nd

Tis the season

Not old Holden but Merry Christmas to all my OH friends.
Spoiler alert - Loser vegans and rampant greens, don't watch. You were warned.
https://www.youtube....

:) Alby

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December 1st

Old holden sheds

Hi guys, been a while since ive been here, cant seem to log into my "shed"

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That was quick

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1st of December already

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