You are here

Archive - Jan 2020

Date
  • All
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Type

January 22nd

WB Project original or Custom?

Hi Guys
i am looking at starting WB project soon and am trying to work out whether to do it original or custom as I’d love to put a V8 in it. Ute is my Uncles old farm Ute so has sentimental value, he drove it for 10 plus yrs then when it stopped it went into the shed where it’s been sitting for last 30+yrs. It’s manufacture date is April 1980, 202, 3 on the tree so considering it was from the original release date am I better to keep original?..
Cheers

Model: 
Topic: 
Engine: 
Section: 
  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 21st

Rebuilt 179 HP motor spewing water from the radiator & blowing white smoke :(

Hey fellas. I'd recently just rebuilt my old holden 179 motor, and I'm using a brand new commodore copper radiator. I start the motor up dead cold with the water level full and cap off. It'll seem ok for like 2-3 minutes and literally spews out water like a bloody fire hydrant had been hit from the side of the road with a car. It does this and loses about 4-5 litres literally within seconds. There seems to be what looks like white smoke out of the exhaust. There's no water in the oil, however.

Model: 
Topic: 
Engine: 
Section: 
  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

Where on the carburetor of Holden HQ is the throttle stop screw?

Hello,

There is a mention to the throttle stop screw on the page 40 of "the Holden 6 series HQ-HJ". But there is no photo of it in the book. So I can't adjust idling of the HQ engine. Please help me.

Kind regards

Model: 
Topic: 
Engine: 
Section: 
  • Like1
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 20th

HJ Door seals

Hi Crew. I am replacing the RHF door seal and can't for the life of me push the little xmas tree retainers into the inserts. Is there a special tool or technique? or do you not use the inserts? It is all Rare spare parts.

Thanks,
Sore thumbs

Model: 
Topic: 
Engine: 
Section: 
  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 19th

Help to ID this?

I bought a bulk lot of parts and this NOS package was included. I’m guessing it’s a speedo cable but I’m unable to find out what it’s for.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you!

  • Like1
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

NSW 75% discount on rego

Driving yesterday arvo and heard a bit on the news about NSW (I think) is going to offer 75% discount on rego for cars over 30 years of age as long as they car is attached to a club.

Is this old news ?

  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 18th

Plugs

Image: 

Found this thought it may be of some interest to fellow members

  • Like4
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea2
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

GREY MOTOR - FREE

I retrieved a Grey Motor from the local rubbish dump for free. The engine number is B168328 and I believe it was from an FB or EK Ute. In the steel pile was a couple of front guards but they appeared to be totally stuffed. There was also a front bench seat which was bent and in a very sad state. It had metal trim around the base and seat adjuster area which I think is ute and van only?

Model: 
Topic: 
Engine: 
Section: 
  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

One for the man cave

Image: 
  • Like2
  • no like1
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 17th

fnp

Image: 
  • Like3
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

band wagon

Image: 

The things they write

  • Like0
  • no like1
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny1
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

FNP

Image: 
  • Like1
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category1
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 16th

Fuel economy

Whats the best fuel consumption i should get out of my blue 202
auto ute that's completely stock as in highway 80% / town 20% driving...... I'm always soft on the pedal ....it has been tuned recently but from calculations combined town/highway usage im getting 18L per 100 ks.

Model: 
  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 15th

Hump Day

Image: 
Model: 
  • Like3
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

crab 64

Does he still come here ?

  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 14th

Searching for hj holden bonnet for sale

Hey looking for a hj holden bonnet dor sale in sydney area , willing to travel alittlw if needed, regards steven

Model: 
Topic: 
Section: 
  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 13th

Monday madness

Image: 

My wife asked me to share this with fellow members 🤔

  • Like2
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny2
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

What car wash do you use?

I've used Maguairs Soft Wash Gel for years (the pretty pink stuff). I find it cleans well and leaves a good shine.
The last time I went to get some, the Maguairs Ultimate Wash & Wax (the yellow stuff) was on special so I gave it a try. I really don't think it's as good.
I noticed the ingredients list the other day. it contains Sodium Chloride. Salt. The mortal enemy of metal. That's probably why there is nothing on the bottle about being ph neutral. Which probably means it's acidic.
Am I worrying too much? Is salt in all car washes?

David

Topic: 
  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea1
  • Funny1
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 12th

Sunday stories

Ok so here i am today wondering how i am going to pick some stuff up in the next few days that i need to collect, wishing i had paid my box trailer rego instead of letting it expire due to the trailer being a rusty piece of [Naughty Pottyword].
so im thinking i wonder if i can just pay the rego now online a few months late, find all the relevant stuff and off i go to try to pay it online, only to find that i had paid it and it was still registered LOL, so not only can i use it, which is a win, I had forgotten i paid it which is a worry LOL

so thats my sunday story

Topic: 
  • Like2
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny1
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

January 11th

EH visor

Hi, Does anyone know how to remove the chrome strip from the front of an EH (or any) front windscreen visor, with out stuffing it? I have one that i want to get resprayed and want to keep the chrome.

Model: 
Topic: 
Section: 
  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

Pages