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June 30th

Ping Ping Ping

hi all,

i own a 81 VH, the other day i decided to run unleaded, now wheni flattern her she pings alot???? do i need to adjust anything to make it run better, it idles heaps better??? and im running a fuel additive aswell to look after the head???? What do i have to do to stop this??

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EH Wanted

Hi all,Im after a 1964 EH special,it doesnt have to look pretty but i would like it to be licensed and running somewhere in W.A. cheers

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Hx gts

i am looking at buying a hx gts, now the owner says its an orig hx gts, with a non gen engine ... and kingswood interior ...
and it is white, and has a black bonnet ...

whats with something like this ?
its a 308 etc ...
do all gts' come with black bonnets ... or he b/s me ?
anyone have engine firewall numbers, so i can tell when i look at it ?

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automatic choke

hey all, just a quick question
If I have a VL V8 in really good running order should it start first or if anything second try when cold? (early morning)
it's not too good on fuel and I had a look at the choke an it doesn't close properly so I'm guessing that's why but at takes at least 3 kicks to start when cold so opinions would be great
Ross

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VH Commodore for sale

Howdy,

I've got a green VH Commodore (SL) that I want to get rid of. Motor is not working and is currently out of the car, 3 spd auto in good nick. Car is still has WA rego till September 2003, and is based in Canberra. Will be willing to wreck car or sell complete. Interior fine, includes cd player and 4 6x4 speakers. Body and interior is in good nick as well. Looking for $500 ono complete or ask for parts.

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New Project, Code Named, Fix X

Hi All,
well i visited my new pride and joy this weekend, and let me tell you i was suprised (a good suprised) when i finally saw him, i had been under the impression that my humble panelvan was to be a HQ, but low and behold it turns out to actually be a HZ, its gonna need some loving, and a fresh coat of paint, but ill post about that later, its got a dual fuel blue 202, now i was thinking of ripping that out and giving it to one of my cubicly deprived VC friends and dropping in a 253, now what price should i be expecting to pay for a 253 with full running gear and secondly is there anything that i should be looking for in particular (red or blue?? etc) ill hopefully start posting images and ideas on what im doin with it soon,

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June 29th

Paint probs

hey i am juz about to re-paint my VK and i am paint stripping some of the panels.... juz wondering if somone could tell me wat primers i need if i am goin 2 paint the car with 2pac paint...do i need 2pac H primer aswell as the other primer...please help i'm quiet confused

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Is it expensive

Gday
quick question im lookin for a new front seat in fair condition for my commie does $100 bucks seem extremly expensive for one seat??

cheers
brad
VH TUFF

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help with v6

Hey fans,
I have purchased a cheap v6......
it needs some parts ..I need the year and model (and month) if possible..
The engine number is VH1026245..
If anyone can help Ill be gratefull.

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Please Help!

hi,

i own a standard 202, VH Commodore. Im looking for a bit more go out of her, shes auto so that takes a bit out of it.
What can i do, everyone says "350 Holley" but im only 16 and dont wanna get killed with fuel. Will extractors help aswell, PLEASE HELP!!!

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Paint

G'day Knackers

Wonderin if I could get an indicator of how much it'd cost to re-spray the EJ ute. I think it was re-sprayed a couple of years back, but it was a bit of a rush job on straight'n out the panels an now the the color has faded a bit so its startin to show. Theres bugger all rust (just a bit on the front quarters near the drains). The finish I'm after is just a basic white two pac, but before I went out an started gettin quotes I thought I might try an get a ball-park cost of what I should be looking for. (got a lot of good advice over the last 6 months over this site - I appreciate all the help!!!)

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Early Commodore 5 speed

I have a 81 VH commodore with a factory Borg Warner 5 speed box. I have heard that these gearboxes can be quite rare in an early commodore and are a sought after item.
Right now I think the syncronisers are going, it changes hard between 1st and 2nd and back into 2nd from 3rd, and when I stop at lights or whatever and take it out of gear it is hard to get it back into 1st unless I use one of the other gears first.

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Tie rod ends

I'm looking for a supplier of tie rod ends.
What I'm after is the race car type similar to Tuthill or Aurora etc.
Prices quoted here in Tas are exhorbitant, so looking for other suppliers anywhere in Oz.
Can anyone direct me to some websites etc?

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June 28th

Wanted: 308 Turbo Pattern Engine and others

Hi all

Wanted to buy (only if your in WA)

1. 308 engine with turbo pattern, complete or not.
2. HG power steering rack.
3. Extractors to suit 253/308.

Thanks

Regards,
Dave

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Electronic distributor

I have changed my engine from 3.3L EFI to a worked 202. Its got an electronic distributor. Everythings wired up but its not starting. Do i need an EST computer for it to work?

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2 barrel carby

G'day folks,

Ive finally got a set of extractors and a 2in exhaust going on my HZ wagon. this is a great improvement over the standard manifold.... great exhaust note now.

Its still currently running the standard stomberg carby.. on a slightly modified (but now clean ) standard manifold.

My question is this:
What type of 2 barrel carby should i be looking at?

at the moment i see my options as being either:

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Fuel gauge

The fuel gauge in my EH goes straight upto FULL when the ignition is turned on but its not full it just gets to full and stays there any ideas on how to fix that?

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MAKE YOUR CAR A STAR

Hey Old holden people I need your cars, I am looking for pre 1962 cars for a short film, shooting will take place in Newcastle, N.S.W on the 11th of July starting at 9:45pm and going till saturday morning for a film festival were movies are made in less than 24 hours, cars need to look period as it is set in 62, no modern mag wheels.
This is a chace to take part in a event wich is like the cannonball run for film makers as over 150 crews create their movies in the one town over one night and morning.

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June 27th

help..HG 253 alternator bracket

hi,
i have just put a 253 into my HG prem, the only thing is when i adjust the alternator up it hits on the chassis rail.. what can i do, i was told to just cut the end off the bracket and get a smaller belt, but i am wanting to put on a gilmer type drive belt, and they will prolly only come in the standard holden v8 size, so is there another bracket set for my car???
thanks

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Wanted VN-VS Commodore on Gas

Hi im looking at selling my V8 VH and buying a VP-VS even VN for a good price. It must have Gas, as i do a bit of mileage, and would prefer an SS model a V8 or something that looks tidy and good. Ill look at ANY model/condition or age if shes on gas and at the right price.

Cheers
Dave

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