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February 29th

lift kits

just wondering if anyone has had experience with lift kitting the chassis/body on a HJ-WB panel van (not an overlander chassis but just to lift body on original chassis) and what is involved...

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SL/R Gear box

Hey there, the gear box (M20) in the SL/R is on its way out, and i'm looking to get it rebuilt, can anyone shed a little light on what the specs are, as I heard a rumor that these boxes might be built with close ratio gears...??
any help will be much appreciated...
- luke

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Paint codes etc

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering, is there an easy reference site that lists paint codes and general code information (trim etc) for the VK Commodore? I just bought an '85 SL model and was curious to check what the codes denote (eg Model VK8VL19-113, Paint 1F 086D, Trim 3054-64X, Axle GU5). Is there anywhere apart from a Holden dealer that I can find this info?

Thanks in advance!

Best wishes,

Cathy

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working a 202

hey fellas, i recently bought a 173 to replace my 202 while i work on it, i was just wondering is it worth doing up a 202, i dont have alot of $$ and i dont wana go to a v8, if a 202 isnt worth it, what other engine is?
cheers fellas,

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What exhaust do you think?

Just reconditioned my 179. It has been bored to .030" over 186 (which makes what C.I.?), the cam specs are:

225 deg duration @ .050"
Ex open 75 Closes 32
In open 33 Closes 74
Lift @ lobe .287"

I have got a set of headers to put on and will be running twin strombergs. I have an electric dizzy as well. I have yet to pick what exhaust to use. I have heard everything from 1 1/2in to 2 1/2in.
I am after some recommendations and views on what exhaust to pick. I don't want an absurdly load exhaust or a droning noise. Just a nice note.
Any views/recommendations/experiences/opinions?

Cheers,

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hj cable clutch or rod clutch system

Hi,

Just wondering what model Kingswood did they use a cable clutch or rod clutch system? Is cable the better system to use?
Last of all I noticed at the wreckers 2 types of cable:-
1. Cable with a rat trap system.
2. (on a HJ Statesman) clutch cable goes through the bellhousing (might be Commodore).
Which is the better system?

Thanks,
Brad

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here we go fellas

well if i have to apoligise to be accepted then i apoligise for all the stuff i don

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GOOD DEAL?

i just picked up a old set of GTS rims that need sand blasting and painting with no tires and 2 caps for $150. was that a good deal?

does any one have any ideas how much it will cost to sand blast + paint to good condition?

or any other ideas for gettin my HX 253 kingswood looking a bit nicer for sale?

cheers, Ben

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brake questions HQ

Few questions, I am looking to do some work on my brakes as they feel like crap, stop ok..but very soft feel. Now when engine is off pedal feels nice and firm though when engine turned on all goes to mush. Do you think it's booster related?

I picked up some girlock calipers yesterday and another master cyl and am thinking I should replace the booster at the same time??? what are your thoughts.

Cheers

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old mitsabishi

we have a old mitsabishi and when you start it up it smokes to the [Naughty Pottyword]ter. how can i fix this?

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putting seatbelts in a hd holden

i would like to know info about someone who has previosly had seatbelts fitted to their old holden. i have found seatbelt suppliers but having trouble finding someone to put them in as many say they could only fit them to previous anchors which are not fitted as seatbelts have never been in the car

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blue heads on a red 8?

just had a look at the new car and the motor has blue heads on a red block...(not positive, but this is the colour on the outside) is it possible someone put blue heads on this red 308? if so is it better/worse? are there more ports on the blue heads same as the sixes? I guess it would have a quad carby on blue heads...

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gearbox swap question

hi im looking at putting a turbo 350 gearbox behind my 308 in my 1 tonner what will i have to do , like tailshaft, etc.? thanks

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lights dont work

my rear left park light doesnt work but the brake and indicator lights do. a new bulb doesnt fix it. anyone know what the problem could be???

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"Dodgy Bros." backyard Engineering........

Hey guys, wev'e all heard or seen some pretty dangerous and unsafe practices carried out under the banner of Midnite Auto Eng in old cars ( never by Holden owners!)
Lets hear your favorite story and maybe some of the younger streeters can pick up some lessons learned in here.
I'll start of by TELLING OF the car I saw at a car show (streeter FC) where the owner had fitted a SBC engine and to make it fit due to a clearance problem with the chev OEM fuelpump which is down on the front RHS of the block .....HE CUT OUT A 100MM SECTION (3/4 OF THE WAY THROUGH IT)OF THE CHASSIS RAIL TO SHOEHORN THE SUCKER IN AND CLEAR THE FUEL PUMP!! Didnt even bother to fill in the wall sections of his handy work.

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February 28th

Ford 351 cleavland into HQ 1 Tonner

Ok guys I know your all hard core holden fans but my question is
I have a 1978 ford LTD with a 351 Cleavland FMX auto and 9" Disc brake
the body on the LTD is fairly ordinary and I have a HQ 1 tonner with a 202
anyway I was thinking why not combine the two I use the LTD to pull a horse float and the tonner for work and help regarding the conversion would be helpfull

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Ford 351 into holden 1 Tonner

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need wiring from firewall to lights

sedan

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Worth Fuel Injection?

I am thinking about putting a fuel injection system on my 202 and was wondering if you guys (and Gals) thought it was worth doing? I have just had all the body work done on my HT and i have a reco'd 202 and i want a bit more power plus fuel economy. I have heard injection is the only way to go...

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A good place to get starter motors in Brisbane? and expected cost?

Hey guys, I need some help, I'm looking for a place tomorrow to get a new starter motor from, or a reconditioned one, to suit my HR, went to install the new electronic ignition today and the starter motor decided it would be the opportune moment to die. Does anyone have any recommendations? and what does a starter motor go for these days?

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