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December 31st

How do you ID a VU "S" ute?

Hi guys,

How can you tell if a VU ute is an "S" model? What differances to the "S" have over standard.

Cheers, Mark.

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Engine mods and passing pits

Hello all,
I have 2 questions for you. My engine goes into the mechanics on monday to start getting rebuilt. Now the guy who im taking it to said to change my crank and rods and take the 327 out to a 350. What do you people think of the idea. do i stay with the 327 or go the 350.
My other question is for the guys based in perth. Dave might know as he is doing a lot of mods on his car at the moment but if anyone else can answer i would appreciate it. I was just on the website for the dpi (department for planning and infrastructure) and found a pdf file to download. Its 9 pages. It is a "Vehicle Modification Application for production vehicles". Just wondering if this does have to be filled out. Im looking at calling up pits this week but just thought i would ask here first. Last time i called pits was approx 6-8 months ago and they never mentioned any application forms. It goes into so much detail even as far have the original seats been changed raised lowered etc and please explain why these changes occurred. Bloody hell. Any info would be great.

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Rechroming headlights

Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me whether I can get my WB Stato headlight reflectors rechromed? The old chrome has gone due to sitting in water, but the actual body is still OK.

Thanks, Steve.

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December 30th

water jet motor

my car doesnt have a water jet for the windscreen. i decided today to fix it up because of all the bugs on the windscreen. anyone know where to connect the wires? I cant for the life of me get the thing to work and ive tested the motor and it does work. there is one cable behind the brake booster that isnt connected to anything. ive tried to connect it up but still nothing when i press the jet button. could that be it? comments will be appreciated.

thanks

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Gearboxes

I'm just about to order the gear driving my speedo on my WB ute, and i just want to check that i do have a trimatic gearbox and not a turbo 350/400. I assumed it was a trimatic since it came out of a late model WB statesman, but any advice on how to double check before i order the gear would be great

cheers Alex

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50 Series Holden Ute FOR SALE

**** 50 Series Holden Ute ***
Needs new sills and rust repairs. Missing some items. Complete rolling shell. I can include a few other parts such as an extra bonnet and front guards if required. $500 ono . I have only one pic at the moment of the rear cargo area. This pic is located on my website
Click here to see pic

I will add more pics when time permits. I can be contacted by email at jwk87 at bigpond dot com
The car is in Adelaide.

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December 29th

Bedford Fiberglass front end for sale

I have an xtra (As in I had a van to put it on but nolonger have the 2nd van) Fiberglass front spoiler/Air wall for a CF bedford van. Will look Crazy on.
Also inproves the airflow to radiator to help with the bedford overheating prob..

looks a little like a Chev van copy....
A-TEAM looking MEAN front end..
Is it good condition and there are some wheel arches to go with it...

~ $500 for anyone that is interested..
Photo can be arranged..

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Compressor

Hi.
With the mechanical work well on its way on my HZ Panelvan project, the time has come to begin to look at bodywork, I'm interested in learning and doing as much of it myself as possible so I figure I need a compressor, some prelim investigation has left me fairly lost, it seems fairly random how these things are measured, CFM/PSI/HP/Duty Cycle so on and so forth, What I'm looking for is a decent recommendation for a good quality compressor for use spraying, I will be spraying the whole car, and as its windowless, theres large areas that need spraying all in one go. I would assume that a compresser with the capacity to spray properly will also run most decent air tools?

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Stuck in 2nd (3spd man)

Hey everyone. just got back from a quick trip to the coast to find my HJ with a flat rear tyre and a busted gearbox (whoohoo!!). let me mention, i also bent the rear bumper which the old car jack when trying to put the spare on. Quite annoying. Anyway, the problem now is that its stuck in 2nd gear while the stick is in the neurtal position. the clutch works which is nice as i could still drive it if necessary but ive tried to shake it into gear and it wont budge. ive got a red 202 with a trimatic column shift. if anyone knows what the problem is or how to fix it, i would certainly appreciate some comments on the matter. ive got a Max Ellery repair manual and i hope it has somthing in it for me when i give it a bash at fixing it tomorrow...

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brad's hq ute

From what I have seen and read this is a great web site!!!

Recently I got some Hq flutes put in my ute and when it came back the doors and the front quarter panels don't sit right anymore. The company that did the work are no longer in business I have try pulling the doors and quarter panels off and doing it myself and I still can't get it looking right. Any suggestions??

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gts bonnets and flutes

anyone know if you can buy the vents for the ht-hg gts monaro bonnets? ive seen the side quater panel flutes for sale on rare spares but the ones they advertise as being bonnet vents look kinda strange and not right to me, can anyone shed some light?

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December 27th

HQ mini tubs

Any one got a ruff idea what it costs to mini tub a HQ.

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engine bays, the good bad and the ugly

Hi guys and gal's

Just letting you know that I have a new sub album in yogies garage and its for engine bays. Its set up so anyone can add to it, so if you do leave your name and the car its in i.e hr, eh.

yogie

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Brakes

Hi Folks
Just a quick question about brakes... If you know the hyraulics (spel)are o.k. no loss of brake fluid, there's no hole in the hose that goes from the manifold to the booster, how do I check that the booster is either working or is screwed?
Symptoms; when braking, it's exactly like the brake pedal is connected to the rear drums!I have to exert a lot of pressure to get the brakes to engage.So I checked for leaks in the brake fluid and it's all o.k. Just thought it might be the booster.
Any thoughts

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Parts For Sale

Holden 308 Stage 3 Heads, big valves, ported: $200. Holden V8 253 - 308 Starter Motor, good condition: $70. Aussie 4 speed 6Cyl M20, excellent condition: $200. Celica 5Spd cast case, needs new bearings, suit parts or rebuild: $80. Holden Salisbury Diff 3.08 Disc LSD, coil spring, fully rebuilt, never used, suit HQ to WB: $600. Holden Commodore Wagon Diff, drum brake, good condition, suit VB to VK: $50. HQ GTS Dash, all gauges working, excellent condition: $200. HQ 220Km/h Speedo: $50. HQ Centre Console, needs new gear shift boot: $70. HQ Heavy Front & Rear sway bars: $50. 4 Wheels, 14x7, suit HQ to WB, with 1 new retread: $100. HQ - WB Chrome Sill Strips, good condition: $40. Holley Carbie, 650 double pumper spread bore, good condition: $180. Yella Terra Roller Rockers YT5032, suit 253 - 308, excellent condition: $300. Mallory Twin Point Dizzy, suit 253 - 308, excellent condition: $80. Mallory Coil: $80. Holden Commodore VC 12 Port Head, off blue motor, suit recondition: $40.Pics at, www.holdenparts.tk ,Mail-kanga110@yahoo.com , Newcastle

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5000i into WB

Hey Guys, I'm toying with the idea of fitting a 5 lt & Turbo 700 from VR-VS to my '82 WB Statesman. Has anyone done this or have any tips about things to look out for? The car is stock at present without gas & could also do with a new diff. Duncan

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December 26th

old style holden t-shirts?

Hey Guys,
I was just wondering if anyone out there has seen any of those old holden t-shirts you used to be able to get that were iron on transfers and model specific.
They used to have excellent cartoon charicatures of the various models and I'd really like to get a HZ one.

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holden 186 carbie 4 sale

g'day i got a single barrel stromberge carbie here with a new air cleaner and inlet manifold... im located on the central coast nsw, anyone wants it, make me an offer... its all in good working condition...

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Dubbya B

Hi guys.
Theres a 82 WB down the road for sale, column change, with all the rest of the interior being stock, and looking in good nick. the utes lowered, 265 Cragar rims on the back, and 235's on the front and its got a 202 under the bonnet. Body looks to be in good condition, and I couldn't spot any rust. Theres a asking price of 5000 on the window, So I just thought i'd ask you chaps, what you'd be expecting to pay for something like this. Or is the guy askin two much?
Any thoughts would be good.
Cheers Phonepad

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Shed clean out

HT/G GTS MONARO Dash with wiring loom, all gauges working.
13"-7" Cheviot deep dish mags excellent condition, B.F. Goodrich T/A Radials all round heaps of tread.
Open to offers for the above.
Phone Ladder 0262395034.

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