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June 19th

HQ-HZ Alloy Girlock Caliper Dimensions

Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone can help me with a particular dimension on the front calipers on HQ-HZ when they are the alloy Girlock type. I need to know the measurement from the mounting holes to the top of the caliper body at the highest point to understand how high off the disc the will sit. I currently have cast iron PBR calipers which have clearance issues in my application and I want to know whether the alloy Girlock calipers will be a ‘silver bullet’ for my problem before I run out and buy a pair!
Thanks in advance,
Mark

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202 questions

Hey everyone i posted awhile ago about my blue 202 not running right. I've got another intake gasket coming today, and while I pulled the manifold and extractors off I noticed that the port for the last cylinder (n.6?) In the manifold has fuel in it and none of the others do is this normal? Also can see it in the actual head that it's wet there. (Hope this makes sense haha).

Sorry I haven't got an account as it's not working could be my emails or phone I might be young but not that tech knowledgeable haha.
Also attached pic of me ute for those interested

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June 17th

Block ID.

Hi guys!
Cheers for the add to your group.

My brother has just picked up a VH commodore with a HG 308 block. Nov 11 70. (L110)

There are some other numbers on the side after the 308H30###.
There's a space then possibly L867
Would anybody be able to help us out with them last letter and numbers? Could be 4867.

Thanks heaps!

Mick.

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Monaro Monday

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Plane and simply

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eh holden

after insect screen for eh holden thanks warren

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June 15th

EJ Holden Pinion Angle

I suspect my pinion angle might be a bit out,get a lot of vibration and gear jump out only going uphill. Thinking of trying some wedges at the back. Where can you buy wedges suitable for old Holdens, are they pretty universal?

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Supply and demand.

Suxuki Australia was only allocated 1,100 of the new Jimny for the first year of production.
Eight hundred were pre-sold before any landed in Australia. Which left 300 cars for all the Suzuki dealers in Australia to sell for 12 months.
The have a recommended drive away price of $23,990. Most places wanted $28,990.
I just saw this used one in Sydney for $35,990: https://classicthrot...
I believe that is what my economics meant when he talked about supply and demand.
David

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Hg ballast wire

Hi I’ve read all sorts of stuff on resister wire to coil. I have put electronic dizzy on my hg 253. Have decided to bridge restor wire and crank 12 volt wire. Have removed ignition from dash to get to wiring. Am confused on which wires to bridge? There is a yellow wire then a fat pink which also has a braided covered white wire from same position.can someone help? Also switch is hard to get to do I need to bridge right at switch?

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Silly Saturday

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My wife just sent me this 🤣

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June 14th

FNP

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Think about it 🤔

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Friday Night Fun

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Friday Night Pictures

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GTS & Sandman?

Went to Boonah today and saw these 2 oldies parked in the street, outside panel shop, which had a XB coupe on the hoist, a Valiant 4 door pacer and a 2 door Valiant in side the shed.

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June 12th

Betty the FC

My darling has finally bought herself a car to show off in. Betty is an FC wagon and we'd like to find out when she was born. The mechanic can't find anything apart from the chassis number (so far). Also not sure which engine (grey?)
Chassis number is FC22923615A
Can you help?
Pete

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General specs of holden vl

Body uses more plastic than vb to vk somd parts fit from Other models before and after
they came out executive, vactioner, calais and, brock group a v8, sedans and wagons
They were used as police cars they were yellow in colour
Uses rb30de ,rb30det, v8 304 engines
Mx5, mx7, auto gearboxes
Computer has self diagnostics
3 different body kits group a, walkinshaw, areo
Air con, cruise control, power windows roof racks sunroof opitional
Were used as police vehicles
Made in Adelaide and Victoria holden plants
Years from 86 to 88

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HR Looking for parts then bought a body

Been looking for HR parts for my rebuild. So expensive and most ex East. Suddenly found a complete body with spares. Been in a garage for 20 years. A treasure trove for me! Rust free body and subframe. Picked it up on the weekend.

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June 11th

Preservation

Been finally getting into the HQ is spraying penetrol mixed with enamel to thin it out for spray gun and than thinking off using bedliner. Water based paint for all the bits you cannot get to OK .cheers

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Ferris Push Button Radio

Does anyone have a photo of what the knobs on this Ferris look like? I've cleaned it up but don't know which ones are the right ones for it. Has the number 159 3875 stamped on it, does anyone know which year it was made?

Donno

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Holden Gm torquemaster mc6 gearbox

Hi, I have a Holden GM Toquemaster MC6 Gearbox and I don't know what model car it's from. I had a couple of Toranas, but I had a VC Commodore Wagon too. I'm not sure if it's for a 6cyl or a 4cyl. Codes GM 92005999 COHAB, 9299678 HJ. Was told it was an MC6. Please help me out, really doing my head in. Thanks Damo.

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June 10th

HQ Stato

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This opening reveals the opening for the manual crank for when the electrics fail for the sunroof. Not totally confirmed but lead to believe these were fitted to late HQs to test before the HJ sunroofs,quoted from a site on bookface thought it a interesting bit off info ,l haven't seen one before

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