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January 25th

Should I sell it?

Our Rav has been at the panel beaters this week. Again.
In 8 years it's had:
# 3 new windscreens.
# one broken side window.
# A woman backed into the front of it.
# A bloke ran up the back and pushed us into the car in front of us, which then hit the car in front, which then hit the car in front....
# my daughter backed into the side of the house one night.
# my wife hit a low bollard at the shopping centre when parking it.
# my wife backed into our brick letterbox.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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 ?

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January 18th

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?

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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.

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January 15th

crab 64

Does he still come here ?

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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

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January 13th

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

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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

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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.

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January 10th

Charcoal canister

Anyone know where i can buy the filter paper that goes under the canister that keeps the stuff in .

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WB One Tonner Wheels

I'm looking for a set of the plastic wheel centre caps that came standard on the 1981 WB One Tonner. They are 14" wheels.
I've looked on Ebay Gumtree etc without success.

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Helping Holden people

Hi All
i noticed that a requests for LUCAS alternator & starter parts
I can help as for 30 plus years i operated a auto electrical shop
I have many parts available
I can also fix These items
My location is Camden NSW
please email me me if you have a problem
I hope this helps you all
Allan

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January 9th

EH Engine Issue - advice needed :-(

After over 30 years of ownership I have given my EH a treat and reconditioned engine,gearbox, diff, brakes and suspension. All work was done by professionals as my ability is a little limited.
After all that I am left with an issue with the engine.
This is what we did.....
-rebore to 186
-new pistons, bearings etc.
-'stage 1 ' cam whatever that means
-bigger valves with hard seats for unleaded
-original cast headers
-electronic ignition
-Holley 350 on alum manifold

After a little rework the engine was running sweet and strong.

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Launceston to Brisbane

This is a long shot i know, but i need to get a box of stuff from Launceston to Brisbane, Its a box of bits and pieces for Flashing beacons that i like to restore for Ambulances etc.
Trouble is its not worth the postage to get them up here,

I was hoping by some miracle that someone was driving that way at some stage in the near future and if so had room for a box

Fingers Crossed

Cheers

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January 8th

Classics gone. You gotta feel for this guy

The bushfires have taken a toll on individuals and families. A lot of us know people directly affected. Of course people should always come before cars, but I feel for this guy from Willawarin at the back of Kempsey. I also wonder how many other classics won't be alive after this summer:(
(BTW, You have to press play to view the clip)

https://www.nbnnews....

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